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October 29, 2010

Billboard top ten Latin songs for week of Nov. 6

Via Billboard.com, here are the top 10 Latin songs for the week of November 6, 2010…

#10 Dime Que Me Quieres– Banda el Recodo

#9 Cuando Me Enamoro- Enrique Iglesias featuring Juan Luis Guerra

#8 Millonario de Amor– Sergio Vega “El Shaka”

#7   La Despedida- Daddy Yankee


#6     El Malo– Aventura


#5    Al Diablo lo Nuestro– Espinoza Paz

#4    Corazon Sin Cara- Prince Royce


#3 Danza Kuduro– Don Omar & Lucenzo

#2 Niña de mi Corazon– La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho

#1 Loca- Shakira featuring El Cata


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October 29, 2010

Latinos in HD: A view of health disparities

by Jeanelle Roman

Latinos are among the highest of ethnic groups affected by an array of diseases, and access to high quality food and health care.  The difference in specific populations is the presence of disease, poor health outcomes, or access to health care is known is collectively known as a health disparity.

Health disparities are visible in areas where there is limited socioeconomic growth and areas affected by poverty.  They creep up in supermarkets/bodegas, the primary oasis for nourishment, with the sale of nutritionally deficient commercial foods, a major symptom of food deserts. (You can refer to my BL blog, Are you living in a Food Desert? for more on food deserts).

Health inequalities also show themselves in the presence of diseases such as HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), cancer, infant mortality, chronic diseases: asthma, the flu, heart disease, diabetes, poverty, and obesity.

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October 29, 2010

The sexual revolution

by Libby Juliá Vázquez

A young lady in her 20s recently told me about a situation she encountered with a young man who was trying to ‘talk’ to her.  He had offered to take her out and as part of that offer he included a night in a hotel room. She was perplexed; a hotel room on a first date?  “It’s not that kind of party,” she told him.

She was laughing while she recounted the story, but she was sincerely disheartened.  She wanted to know: “Is that all there is? Is that all I can expect when it comes to men and dating?”

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October 29, 2010

Congressman Grijalva: Suffering the consequences for taking a stand

by Adriana Maestas

When Arizona’s controversial immigration law, SB 1070, was signed, Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) went out on a limb and stated, “Refrain from using Arizona as a convention sight spending their dollars in Arizona until Arizona turns the clock forward instead of backwards.”

Well, the Congressman’s call for boycotting the state in light of the law’s passage has created a headache in his re-election prospects and may have brought political extremists out of the woodwork who have taken it upon themselves to send his Tucson office white powder in an envelope with swastikas. On Friday, the FBI reported that the powder was non-toxic.

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