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Borinqueneers

Duty, Honor, Patria – The Borinqueneers

I’ve come to say goodbye to the boys Because I am off to war And even if I fight in faraway lands I am fighting for my rights, my homeland and my honor These are the lyrics to an original song performed by boricua cuatro guitar player Marcos Melendez i...
Cinco-de-Mayo

Cinco de Mayo – The Backstory

While we all know how we celebrate Cinco de Mayo, many of us don't know why we do. For those of us who like to observe the holiday well into the night with a few rounds of Bohemia or Dos Equis, it can appear as nothing more than a Latino's St. Patrick's Day - ...

Mil Mascaras – The Man of 1,000 Masks

Flying through the air with the greatest of ease to drop opponents in a single bound is the hallmark of the original masked luchador, Mil Mascaras. With his debut in the mid-1960s the legendary wrestler blazed a trail for hooded grapplers everywhere. An asp...
Chef-Aarón-Sánchez

Learn to Make a Super Bowl Fiesta “Latino” Style

Super Bowl frenzy is in full effect. With it comes a plethora of prep for Super Bowl parties. Sure, wings and chips will be staple foods at any gathering, but if you want your guests coming back for more -- yeah we’re talking to you primos, tios and other Lati...
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‘LLERO’s Men of the Year 2014

These Latino men come from all walks of life: government, education, law, business, sports and entertainment. In 2014 – by way of their actions, ideas, talent or contributions – they all made a positive impact, influence or simply inspired us. Whether it...
Romeo-Santos

Men of the Year 2014 | Romeo Santos

Not Everyone Can Play in New York… If you look at boy-band history there is always that one member of the group who goes on to forge a career beyond the bubble-gum tunes he initially rose to fame on. Names like Michael Jackson, Ricky Martin and Justin Tim...

Men of the Year 2014 | Sergio C. Garcia

And Justice For All… The American Dream – it inspires both those born in the United States and those from other countries. However, the journey is sometimes riddled with potholes as complex laws and broken systems can impede an individual’s success. Just ...
Borinqueneers

Men of the Year 2014 | The Borinqueneers

Honor Et Fidelitas In 2014 the United States government finally acknowledged the honor and fidelity of the military men whom it segregated, when President Obama, awarded The 65th Infantry Regiment, more commonly known as the Borinqueneers, one of the nati...
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Men of the Year 2014 | Ralph Terrazas

L.A.’s Bravest In 2014 Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti pledged to reform the Los Angeles Fire Department. Promises of greater responsiveness, embracing technology and making the department more reflective of the community were abound. His first step at fu...
Marcelo-Claure

Men of the Year 2014 | Raul Marcelo Claure

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him - David Brinkley In a recent interview, Raul Marcelo Claure, the first Latino CEO of Sprint, stated, "I wanted to make sure that I became the most successful B...
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