Posts tagged ‘#cultura’

October 17, 2011

Lost in Detention

On Tuesday, October 18th, award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa presents the groundbreaking documentary Lost in Detention. It’s an exposĂ© that reveals the devastating consequences of the mass incarceration of immigrants, and the harsh toll it takes on families, women and children.

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October 17, 2011

Why Latin American studies are still important

by Adriana Villavicencio

Born of out the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, Latino studies programs have become a dynamic segment of U.S. college curriculum in a diverse set of institutions from Berkeley to Harvard. Programs differ widely in terms of course offerings, but each provides an interdisciplinary study of the history, culture, religion, and literature of Latin America (a fluid term that often includes Caribbean studies). They fit into the larger body of ethnic studies – including African American studies and Native American studies – tackling issues of injustice and inequality as well as contemporary developments across the region.

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October 12, 2011

I love Ricky

– via Luis Clemens/NPR

Desi Arnaz, seen in 1955, was one of the first characters to speak Spanish on English-language television.

Desi Arnaz, seen in 1955, was one of the first characters to speak Spanish on English-language television.

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October 12, 2011

The subtleties of marketing beer to Latinos

by Elizabeth Blair/NPR

Any industry looking for major growth in the U.S. market can’t ignore Latinos, who make up 16 percent of the U.S. population. As the Latino population grows, beer marketers are trying more nuanced ways of influencing this key segment.

“They love beer,” says Jim Sabia, chief marketing officer for Crown Imports, which distributes Mexican beers including Corona and Modelo. “Hispanics are 19 percent more likely to purchase beer than the rest of U.S. consumers.” On top of that, Hispanics will make up a large portion of the legal drinking-age population in the future.

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