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CULTURE & POLITICS

El Cucuy vs. La Chupacabra

Who doesn't like a good mashup? Freddie vs. Jason, Alien vs. Predator, Batman v. Superman and the list goes on. With Halloween front and center we thought it a good time to compare some of the scarier myths and legends that have become a part of this beautiful...

El Matador – Chi-Chi Rodriguez

The putting green was his stage, a golf club his prop and the 18-hole course his partner; it may be an unlikely medium for a poor, Puerto Rican boy in the 1940s to find his calling, but Chi-Chi Rodriguez did that and more thanks to his quick hands and natura...

Piri Thomas | The Flow Master

Living in a dichotomous world where color was chosen over culture, Piri Thomas an Afro-Cuban-Puerto Rican man busted open a literary door for future Latino writers to successfully walk through. For so many U.S. Latinos who grow up “in-between” instead of “...

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Nicaragua

If you only know Nicaragua, the land of “lakes and volcanoes,” because of its dictators and political strife you’ve got a few things to learn about Central America’s largest country. From its postcard perfect natural beauty to its badass native sons, there...

5 Things Every Man Can Love About Uruguay

August 25th marks the independence day of Uruguay. Now, when folks think of Latin America, it’s the beaches of Rio, cultural riches of Mexico or Colombia that often come to mind. But don't sleep; Uruguay is a hidden gem in Latin America. Don't believe us? We...

The Original King of Comedy…Cantinflas

At the dawn of Mexico’s golden age of cinema, a single man helped start the party and remained an indelible star and symbol of his country’s humility, humor and people. Fortino Mario Alfonso Moreno Reyes, professionally known as Cantinflas, was this man. Mario...

Manos De Piedra: Roberto Duran

Roberto Duran gets a bum rap. Here’s a world champion several times over, winner of 103 fights, Boxing Hall of Fame inductee, and yet casual sports fans think of him as that guy who quit. Two words, “No mas,” originally spit out like gargled water between roun...