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Spanish Artist Takes Sophisticated Portraits of Animals

Madrid-based advertising and industrial photographer Miguel Vallinas has taken a sophisticated approach to the "animals dressed as humans" trend. continue reading »

Brazilians Wins Salsa Championship for 3rd Straight Year

Brazilian dance couple Rafael Barros and his wife, Carine Morais, won - for third consecutive year - the World Salsa Open, which is part of the Puerto Rico Salsa Congress, organizers said here. continue reading »

Singer-songwriter Ramon “Chunky” Sanchez Wins NEA Fellowship Award

Ramon "Chunky" Sanchez, one of Southern California's most renowned Hispanic singer-songwriters, has been named one of the winners of this year's National Endowment for the Arts' National Heritage Fellowship award. continue reading »

Latin America at Venice’s 55th Biennale

The 55th edition of the Biennale of Venice is ready to open an international audience this week and Latin America will be well represented as National participants. continue reading »

Joaquin Sorolla’s “Ninos en la Play” Earns $4.1M at Auction

The oil painting "Niños en la playa" (Children on the Beach) by Spanish painter Joaquin Sorolla (1863-1923), considered by experts to be one of his greatest works, brought 2.77 million pounds ($4.1 million) at auction here on Thursday. continue reading »

10th Annual MACO Art Fair Taking Place in Mexico City

The 10th MACO contemporary art fair is underway in Mexico City, showcasing the work of hundreds of both established and emerging artists from around the world. The fair, which runs until Sunday, is expected to draw about 35,000 visitors. continue reading »

Argentine Illustrator Wins Prestigious Astrid Lindgren Award for Children’s Literature

The Argentine children’s author and illustrator, Isol, has won the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial award for her body of work. continue reading »

“Revolution” Actress Danilla Alonso Joins PETA Campaign to Stop Animal Cruelty

Latina actress and star of "Revolution", Daniella Alonso has joined the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animal's campaign to stop the use of animal products in fashion. She joins other Latina actress like Eva Mendes and Penelope Cruz in trying to stop the senseless killing of animals for their skins. continue reading »

Rio Chooses Vila Isabel Samba School as Carnival Winner

The Unidos de Vila Isabel samba school was named the winner of the Rio de Janeiro Carnival for its attractive and colorful parade highlighting rural life and the customs of the Brazilian interior. continue reading »

Archaeologists Discover Pre-Hispanic Sculptures at Sun Pyramid in Mexico

Mexican archaeologists found several sculptures in a ditch at the Sun Pyramid in Teotihuacan that were used to decorate the temple about 1,500 years ago, the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said. continue reading »

New York Latin Culture Honors Local Leaders

New York Latin Culture, the guide to Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American New York, announced the New York Latin Culture Award honorees in a ceremony at Tous, the Spanish jewelry boutique in SoHo. continue reading »

Archaeologists Find Dozen Mayan Burial Sites Near Chichen Itza

Mexican archaeologists have found a dozen Mayan burial sites dating back more than 1,200 years at the Xtojil site, located some 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Chichen Itza in the Yucatan Peninsula, the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said. continue reading »

Archaelogists Find 4,000 Year-Old Spearheads in Sinaloa, Mexico

Researchers discovered 4,000-year-old spearheads and other artifacts at a site in the northwestern state of Sinaloa, Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History said. continue reading »

Researchers Recreate Daily Life in Mayan City of Palenque

Mexican researchers have reconstructed the political, economic, religious and cultural life of the ancient Mayan capital of Palenque on the basis of inscriptions left behind by its governing caste, the National Institute of Anthropology and History, or INAH, said Wednesday. continue reading »

“Heavenly Jade of the Maya” Exhibits Opens in Washington D.C. Next Week

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Cultural Center will host the exhibit entitled “Heavenly Jade of the Maya,” comprising rare jade jewelry and objects from recent archaeological discoveries, starting December 19, 2012. continue reading »

Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain Artifacts Sold at Auction

The collection of objects and memorabilia belonging to Queen Victoria Eugenia, grandmother of Spain's King Juan Carlos, was sold at auction here Monday for 157,000 Swiss francs ($168,000). 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 »

Cristal Muñoz Crowned Miss California Latina 2012

The contestants in the Miss California Latina proudly represent the beauty of the Hispanic woman as well as the heritage of their families, as is the case with this year's winner, Cristal Muñoz. continue reading »

1.4-Ton “Bread of the Dead” Made for Day of the Dead Celebration

A team of about 20 bakers prepared a 1.4-ton loaf of "Pan de Muerto" (Bread of the Dead) in Puebla, a state in central Mexico, making it the largest such delicacy in the country. Mexicans traditionally use the bread in the observation of the Day of the Dead rites on Nov. 1 and Nov. 2. continue reading »

¡Feliz Cumpleaños! Bruno Mars Turns 27

On this day in 1985, Peter Gene Hernandez was born into a musical family in Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii. In Just a few short years, Hernandez would move to Los Angeles, California and become the musician we’ve all come to know as Bruno Mars. continue reading »