Dominicanos conquistan Broadway

El musical “In The Heights” fue nominada en trece categorías para los precios Tony Awards

SANTO DOMINGO.-La comunidad dominicana de Washington Heights, Nueva York, Estados Unidos espera ansiosamente la premiación de los Tony Awards, los “Oscar” del teatro, este domingo, en el que la obra musical “In The Heights,” que trata sobre la dominicanidad, fue la más nominada a trece categorías incluyendo Mejor Musical, Mejor Música y Letras, Mejor Actor en un Musical y Mejor Escenario.

Más aquí.

Foto courtesía de Joan Marcus


NYC Latino Republicans Weigh In

Contrary to popular belief New York City does have a few Latino Republicans (and at least one influential “independent” voter). Surprisingly, unlike previous political campaigns, they have laid low during these elections.

One of the most notable Latino Republicans, former Congressman Herman Badillo, became a Republican in 1998 after about twenty-five years as a Democrat. Even though he originally supported Guiliani, he became frustrated with Guiliani’s stance on immigration. For the Super Tuesday elections Badillo backs McCain.

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Worried about Economy, NY Latino Barber for Obama

Not every New Yorker supports their hometown politician. Mr. Luis Cordova, an immigrant from the Dominican Republic, would like to see Barack Obama win the presidency.

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Politics Move to the Left in Miami

Vacations to Southern Florida usually involve visits to the beach, bike or boat rides through alligator territory, or day cruises to the Bahamas. Seldom do sun seekers engage in local politics. But if they did, the experience would not compare to a day at the spa.

Miami-Dade County includes the cities of Miami, Miami Beach, Hialeah, and Homestead, among many others. In these areas, political discussions make and break friendships along party lines. Everyone understood that politics ruled theirs lives, but most pretended it didn’t. And for good reason.

Map of Miami

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The national Latino television channel, Telemundo, rolled out a new marketing campaign to promote their novelas or soap operas. Appears to be a take off the “McDreamy” and “McSteamy” theme from Grey’s Anatomy. No complaints from me.

(Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.)

Commentary: Race Ain’t Nothing but a Number

In the past couple of decades, a gradual increase can be seen not only in the purchasing power of Latinos, but in the efforts of marketers to reach their wallets.

The Wall Street Journal’s article yesterday entitled “Pitches to Hispanics Get More Nuanced” highlighted that though at one point marketers for companies like General Motors created advertisements in Spanish for the Latino community, now their marketing has begun to include English. This change has occurred because GM and other American companies have finally realized (and believe in) the heterogeneity of the Latino community.

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NH Presidential Campaign Coverage

This weekend, reporters from all over the country descended on New Hampshire to cover the first presidential primary of the campaign season. Today the candidates and their legions of volunteers scoured the state to convince undecided voters to choose them.

Several people, including Soledad Guzman Salazar, already knew that she wanted to vote for Barack Obama. Others, like Frank Hotchkiss of the United SteelWorkers, came to the City of Manchester to encourage voters to choose John Edwards.

Soledad Guzman Salazar

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