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FridayMay 31, 2013

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Young Mexican-Americans Design the Must-wear Brand for Latinos

Young Mexican-Americans Design the Must-wear Brand for Latinos

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Four young entrepreneurs of Mexican origin have made No Manches the indispensable clothing brand for Latinos in Chicago and are currently moving into other parts of the United States.

In the vernacular of Mexico City, “no manches” has the meaning of “don’t go too far.”

Miguel Angel Cambray, 32, one of the partners of No Manches Clothing Co., told Efe that the idea of patenting the phrase as a brand name in this country emerged five years ago among childhood pals and fellow students at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dedicated to the design and illustration of T-shirts and sweatshirts, “when we gave away our first clothes items we saw that people’s reaction was ‘no manches,’ and it was then we researched to see whether any company already had that name,” his partner Jesus Iñiguez said in an interview.

“Thank God there wasn’t, and that’s how we put the name ‘No Manches’ on our creations,” he said.

Born in Chicago to Mexican immigrant parents, Miguel Angel studied education, and before making a name in the fashion world spent 10 years involved in community activism.

Jesus, 31, grew up in Chicago’s meat-packing district.

Rounding out the group are Hector Antonio, brother of Miguel Angel, and the Cambrays’ cousin Jorge Antonio Perez.

One of the top-selling T-shirts features the face of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, “something you won’t find anywhere else and which makes us different - we belong to our people,” Miguel Angel said.

Other designs show pictures of the comedian Cantinflas and of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata.

“What we want is to put Latino culture on the shirts, no more Mexican than Puerto Rican. I hope we can sell them in every country that speaks Spanish,” Hector said.

No Manches products are very popular in Chicago and among their best known customers is the White Sox baseball team, which ordered the T-shirt that reads “Hecho en Chicago” (Made in Chicago) and is illustrated with the city’s skyline.

No Manches began selling its products online, to be retailed later at a number of shops in Chicago’s Latino neighborhoods, and can currently be purchased at stores in California, New York, Texas and Oklahoma.

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Cristiano Ronaldo to Be Immortalized in Wax in Madrid Museum

Cristiano Ronaldo to Be Immortalized in Wax in Madrid Museum

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Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo signed with the Madrid wax museum, after which two sculptors spent most of an hour taking measurements of his muscular anatomy, the first steps toward immortalizing in wax a body that so closely conforms to the classical canons of beauty.

As if Michaelangelo were preparing to carve a statue, the professionals measured the bodily proportions of the Real Madrid striker, who wore shorts but no shirt.

The work was done using a compass, tape measure, pencil and paper, an approach resembling a scene from the Renaissance. Ronaldo was surprised and then grinned at the sight of the traditional tools.

In what pose do you wish us to immortalize you? “I don’t know, mayby something natural and simple, like I’m usually seen on the soccer pitch: standing, with my legs a little apart and looking straight ahead,” the Portuguese international said, patiently allowing the sculptors to dissect his face into millimeters in the technique of classical drawing, and doing the same with his hands, neck, torso, abdomen and legs.

This is not the first time Ronaldo will be immortalized in wax - his sculptural image already stands in the London museum of Madame Tussauds, though he has never seen it.

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Chicago Launches Bike-Sharing System Divvy Just in Time for Summer

Chicago Launches Bike-Sharing System Divvy Just in Time for Summer

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As of Friday, just 48 hours after registration began, Chicago’s newest transit system has a reported 1,000 “Founding Members.”

Divvy, a program of the Chicago Dept. of Transportation, is a bike-sharing system that will give Chicagoans and visitors access to a bike when they want one, without having to worry about storage or maintenance.  It also leverages Chicago’s public transit system to help commuters complete the first or last few miles of their trip.

The Divvy website began offering the two-tier memberships on Wednesday, stating that the first 4,000, or the “Founding Members,” will receive a distinctive key fob and additional benefits, including the chance to participate in the system launch event on Friday, June 14th.

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Sofia Vergara Immortilized in TWO Wax Likenesses at Madame Tussauds

Sofia Vergara Immortilized in TWO Wax Likenesses at Madame Tussauds

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Sofia Vergara Will Personally Unveil Two New Wax Likeness’ at the Famed Times Square Attraction

Madame Tussauds New York and Madame Tussauds Las Vegas today announced that Colombian Emmy nominated actress and model Sofia Vergara will be the next personality to be immortalized in wax, not once, but twice, at the famed attraction (234 W. 42nd Street between 7th & 8th Avenues) on Tuesday, June 4.  Giving fans a sneak peak at what to expect when the figures debut, Tussauds also unveiled images of Sofia Vergara during her sitting for her measurements used to make her figure.
 

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Puerto Rican Beauty Queen Joining Cast of ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’

Puerto Rican Beauty Queen Joining Cast of ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’

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According to RadarOnline, Puerto Rican beauty queen and actress Joyce Giraud has joined the ladies of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”

Puerto Rican beauty has reportedly already begun filming with cast, with an insider telling the online gossip site, “Joyce is going to make an excellent addition to the cast…She has it all: looks, brains … and Joyce is feisty. Joyce is married to successful movie producer, Michael Ohoven, and they have two young children together.

“Joyce is a straight shooter, so it will be very interesting to see how the rest of the cast reacts to her.”
The 38-year-old mother won Miss Mundo de Puerto Rico in 1994, Miss Puerto Rico Universe in 1998, and was the runner-up in 1998’s Miss Universe pageant.

She has appeared on “House of Payne,” “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody,” and various other shows and movies.

She remains one of the few Puerto Rican supermodels.

“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” airs on Bravo. The fourth season of “Beverly Hills” will premiere this fall.

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May 31: It’s Friday! Let’s Head to the Movies

May 31: It’s Friday! Let’s Head to the Movies

Photo: In theaters today: After Earth, Now You See Me -- Coming soon: The Internship

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Now that the weekend is finally upon us, let’s take a look at what’s opening in theaters.

 

 

 


ImageAfter Earth
-Stars: Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Sophie Okonedo, Zoë Kravitz
-Rating: PG-13
-Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
-The gist: One thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind’s new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige (Will Smith) returns from an extended tour of duty to his estranged family, ready to be a father to his 13-year-old son, Kitai (Jaden Smith). When an asteroid storm damages Cypher and Kitai’s craft, they crash-land on a now unfamiliar and dangerous Earth. As his father lies dying in the cockpit, Kitai must trek across the hostile terrain to recover their rescue beacon. His whole life, Kitai has wanted nothing more than to be a soldier like his father. Today, he gets his chance.

 

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LATINO BLOTTER: Texas Teacher Accused of Having Sex with Student

LATINO BLOTTER: Texas Teacher Accused of Having Sex with Student

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A former Texas teacher is out on bond after being arrested for allegedly have a sexual relationship with a female student.

Kelly Ann Garcia, 29, has been charged with indecency with a child and sexual assault of a child for an alleged relationship with a female student at Hastings High School in Houston, TX.

The student, whose name has not been released, reportedly started staying after school with Garcia even though she was not her teacher.

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Latin America at Venice’s 55th Biennale

Latin America at Venice’s 55th Biennale

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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.

The Venice Biennale is considered one of the most prestigious 
cultural institutions in the world.  Since its creation in 1895 it has 
been promoting national cultures, emerging artists, 
and identifying global artistic trends.

The exhibition will be open from June 1 to November 24 and take 
place at various venues in Venice.

The following Latin American countries are represented this year, 
amongst 88 country participants, with each country choosing artists 
to represent the cultural and artistic image of the country abroad:  

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Argentina:  “Eva – Argentina. A Contemporary Metaphor”
The first Latin American country to take part in the Biennale starting in 1901, this time with an exhibit honoring its former first lady.

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Brazil – “Inside/Outside”
Anchoring the Brazil Pavilioin exhibition are the artists Hélio Fervenza and Odires Mlászho, who were invited to produce work especially for the show.

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Chile – “Venezia, Venezia”
An installation by Alfredo Jaar, the exhibition is a call to examine how today’s culture, composed of increasingly complex global networks, can be adequately represented on a world stage.

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Costa Rica – “Democracy & Dreams”
Priscilla Monge, Esteban Piedra, Rafael Ottón Solís and Cinthya Soto will display their exhibition Democracy & Dreams in the national pavilion
for the Central American country.

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Cuba – “La Perversion de lo Clasico”
Featuring 13 artists and collaborations, the Cuban Pavilion for the 55th Biennale, “La Perversión de lo clásico: Anarquía de los relatos/The Perversion of Classics: 
The Anarchy of Narrations,” will be curated by Jorge Fernández Torres and Giacomo Zaza.

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Mexico – “Cordiox”
The exhibition is a complex machine by Ariel Guzik that describes its environment through sound, spreading a tonal, subtle and expansive crystalline cadence,
thus creating a unique listening experience.

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Paraguay – “The Encyclopedic Palace of Paraguay” – (first time participants)
Paraguay will participating for the time at this year’s Biennale, Osvaldo González Real, an art critic and professor at the Institute of Fine Arts of Paraguay,
will curate the collection.

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Uruguay – “Time” by Wifredo Diaz Valdez
The National Commission of Visual Arts has selected Wifredo Díaz Valdéz as the artist who will represent Uruguay.  He is known for his creations of
unusual wooden sculptures out of imaginatively deconstructed everyday objects.

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Venezuela – “El Arte Urbano” by Artist Collective
“El Arte Urbano. Una estetica de la Subversion” (Urban Art. The Aesthetics of Subversion) is the main theme of this year Venezuela participation
that aims to imbue the 55th biennial with rebellious spirit.

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Early Morning Release for Mormon Mom Cleared of Drug Charges in Mexico

Early Morning Release for Mormon Mom Cleared of Drug Charges in Mexico

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Yanira Maldonado walked out of a Nogales, Mexico prison late Thursday night after Mexican authorities cleared her of drug smuggling charges.

The 42-year-old mother of seven had been in a Mexican jail for a week after being accused of carrying drugs onto a bus she was traveling on en route back to the U.S.  Maldonado and her husband, Gary Maldonado, had traveled by bus to Sonoroa, Mexico to attend a family funeral when all her problems began. 

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Enrique Iglesias Jokes Real Madrid’s “Cristino Ronaldo is Copying My Style”

Enrique Iglesias Jokes Real Madrid’s “Cristino Ronaldo is Copying My Style”

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Singer and Real Madrid fan Enrique Iglesias said here Thursday that he admires the Blancos’ star striker Cristiano Ronaldo, who he claimed in a joking tone is copying his style.

The singer, who will give a concert in Rabat on Friday as part of the international Mawazine festival, held a press conference on Thursday at which he joked around continuously and declared his satisfaction at being in Morocco.

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Latin Superstars Daddy Yankee, Prince Royce to Perform in Madrid

Latin Superstars Daddy Yankee, Prince Royce to Perform in Madrid

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Puerto Rican reggaeton star Daddy Yankee and Dominican singer Prince Royce will infuse with Latino energy a concert on June 17 at Vistalegre Palace in Madrid, the organizers said.

Daddy Yankee and Prince Royce will then take the show to Barcelona on June 30.

The repertoire expected of Daddy Yankee includes some of his greatest hits like “Gasolina,” “Rompe,” “Lo que Paso, Paso,” along with “Lovumba,” “Llegamos a la Disco” and “Limbo,” from his latest disc “Prestige.”

It’s also likely that the self-described “Chief” of reggaeton and Prince Royce will do “Ven Conmigo” as a duo.

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‘Machete Kills’ Trailer Released, Danny Trejo Joined by All-Star Cast (VIDEO)

‘Machete Kills’ Trailer Released, Danny Trejo Joined by All-Star Cast (VIDEO)

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The latest trailer for Robert Rodriguez’s “Machete Kills,” starring Danny Trejo.

This time around, Trejo will be joined by Sofia Vergara, Michelle Rodriguez, Alexa Vega, Carlos Estevez (Charlie Sheen), Edward James Olmos, Demian Bichir, Zoe Saldana, Mel Gibson, and even Lady Gaga.

Check out the trailer below for “Machete Kills,” and be sure to catch it when it hits theaters September 13.

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U.S. Extends Temporary Protected Status for 208,000 Salvadorans

U.S. Extends Temporary Protected Status for 208,000 Salvadorans

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The United States on Thursday extended Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, for the ninth time, a move that will allow more than 208,000 Salvadorans to live and work in this country for another 18 months, the Department of Homeland Security announced.

In this way, if Salvadoran citizens complete the enrollment procedures properly, they will be able to remain in the United States until March 9, 2015, rather than have their TPS expire next Sept. 9.

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Real Madrid Signs 5-Year Shirt Sponsor Deal With Emirates

Real Madrid Signs 5-Year Shirt Sponsor Deal With Emirates

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Real Madrid signed a five-year jersey sponsorship deal Thursday with Dubai-based Emirates airline that is reportedly worth up to 30 million euros ($39 million) per season.

Emirates replaces online gambling company Bwin, whose name had appeared on the jerseys worn by Real Madrid’s players the past six seasons.

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Honduran Authorities Discover Bodies of Kidnapped Teens

Honduran Authorities Discover Bodies of Kidnapped Teens

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Three young kidnap victims were found murdered Thursday in northern Honduras, authorities said.

The bodies of Elias Canales and Osmar Murcia, both 17, and Jairo Rivera, 18, were dumped on a highway in San Pedro Sula, a police spokesman told journalists.

Canales’ mother, who declined to give her name, said her son and his two friends were abducted Wednesday night in the Brisas de Occidente neighborhood of San Pedro Sula, Honduras’ largest city.

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Puerto Rico Signs Law Protecting LGBT Community From Employment Discrimination

Puerto Rico Signs Law Protecting LGBT Community From Employment Discrimination

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Approved earlier this week, Governor of Puerto Rico Alejandro García Padilla signed into law civil rights legislation that finally provides employment nondiscrimination protections for LGBTT people and protects same-sex couples under Puerto Rico’s domestic violence law.

The Puerto Rican Legislature yesterday finished its legislative process by approving these two bills.

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