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Tag Results for "Hispanic Culture"

University of Texas Mariachi Aztlán to Perform at President’s Inauguration

The University of Texas-Pan America’s (UTPA) Mariachi Aztlán will be doing a repeat performance for President Obama’s inauguration on January 21, 2013. continue reading »

Mexico Preserves Cultural History With New Museum Collections

The year now drawing to a close witnessed the renovation of a number of historic structures that now house museums, making room for new collections, Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History said. continue reading »

Archaeologists Uncover Mayan Objects Over 2,000 Years Old

Mexican archaeologists have found handicrafts from the Mayan culture in the southeastern states of Yucatan and Campeche, notable among which are ceramics some 2,300 years old. continue reading »

Michelle Obama Recognizes Art Education Programs in Hispanic Schools

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama honored the work of a dozen projects promoting the development of art and the humanities in education, notably the Paso Nuevo/New Step bilingual school of theater, and a program for preserving mariachi music. continue reading »

“Devious Maids” Writer Believes Show With Promote Positive Image of Latinos

Acclaimed Hispanic playwright Tanya Saracho, part of the team behind the forthcoming television comedy series "Devious Maids," is heralding a positive change in the way Latinos are portrayed on the stage and screen. continue reading »

Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographer Showcases Latinos in North Carolina

Jose Galvez's black-and-white photography has captured the experience of Latinos in the United States for more than 40 years and he was one of the first Chicanos to receive a Pulitzer Prize. continue reading »

Celebrate National Taco Day With Us

Celebrate with Hispanically Speaking News 'National Taco Day' and enjoy a crispy, meat stuffed taco somewhere. This Mexican dish is traditionally filled with chicken, beef, veggie or seafood. But now a days you can find alligator tacos, air tacos, cheese tacos - you name it just put it in a taco shell. continue reading »

Mexico Joins Group to Promote Linguistic Diversity, Communications

Mexico will join the World Network for Linguistic Diversity in order to promote intercultural education and communications, as well as to strengthen individual languages, The National Institute of Indigenous Languages, or Inali, said. continue reading »

Mexican Archeologists Discover 500 Year Old Corpse and “Sacred Tree”  Burial Site

Mexican archaeologists discovered a pre-Columbian grave containing human skeletal remains along with relics of a "sacred tree" near the archaeological site of the Great Temple of Tenochtitlan in the historical downtown area of Mexico City, the Mexican National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said. continue reading »

Mixtec Indians Give Concert Blending Ancient Melodies with Beatles Tunes

More than 50 young Mixtec Indians gave a concert in the western Mexican city of Guadalajara, in which they fused their ancestral musical tradition with melodies made famous by the legendary British rock group The Beatles. continue reading »

National Design Contest for American Latino Musuem Launched

The Friends of the American Latino Museum (FRIENDS) is engaging its supporters for its first ever Campaign Design Contest! continue reading »


Hispandering, a newly coined term, combining pandering, to please, and Hispanic, etymological synonym for Spanish—from the Latinhispanus, relating to Hispania continue reading »

Hottest Pepper on the Planet – Trinidad Moruga Scorpion

Experts at the New Mexico State University Chile Pepper Institute have named the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion pepper the world’s hottest. This golf ball sized, sweat inducing, mouth on fire pepper continue reading »

Dying Man Ignored by People in Mexican Bank- Business Goes on as Usual

A 65-year-old man died from an apparent heart attack while standing in line in a Mexico City bank as other customers and most of the employees ignored what was happening, officials said. Julian Vives Leon, who was identified by his brother, died on Tuesday, the Federal District Attorney's Office said. continue reading »

Mexico raises Minimum Wage by 4 percent- Mexico City Goes to $4.58 a Day

Mexico's National Commission on Minimum Wages, or CNSM, has approved an average minimum wage hike of 4.2 percent, or about 2.51 pesos ($0.18) per day, a measure that will go into effect starting Jan. 1. continue reading »

Mexicans Vital to N. Carolina Christmas Tree Industry

The Christmas tree industry in North Carolina continues to depend on Mexican labor to keep alive the tradition of placing natural pine trees in homes for the holiday season. continue reading »

Clinton Urged to Press Mexico on Migrants’ Safety Traveling Through Country

A group of 33 Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives urged Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to pressure Mexico over the plight of Central American migrants and make respect for their human rights a key element of U.S. bilateral assistance. continue reading »

Does Mexico Need the International Criminal Court? MX Officials Furious

As Mexicans struggle with relentless massacres, mass graves and assassinations, a group of activists have turned to an outside power for help — the International Criminal Court. continue reading »

American Latino Museum Needs You

The Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino is reaching out to its supports to help secure the location for the museum. This initiative is being done before the continue reading »

Pair of Diego Rivera sell for $709,000 in Mexico

Two paintings by Mexican painter and muralist Diego Rivera sold here at auction Friday for 9.6 million pesos ($709,000). The pieces were part of a sale at the Morton auction house of 194 works by Latin American artists. The Rivera painting knocked down for the highest price was the "Tehuana" portrait that the famed muralist created in 1929. It went for $406,000. continue reading »