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June 2010 Archives

Herman Cornejo:  American Ballet’s Superstar

Herman Cornejo:  American Ballet’s Superstar

It is said when you see Argentinean born ballet super-star Herman Cornejo dance you see the nimbleness of Rudolf Nureyev and the greatest of Mikhail Baryshnikov, whom he is often compared to. Cornejo is a principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre (ABT); one of the United States most venerated cultural institutions. The ABT is enjoying a Latino invasion and is seeing awed audiences and increased attendance thanks in great part to Cornejo and the other 5 Latino principal dancers. continue reading »

The Dog Secret: Cesar Millan.

The Dog Secret: Cesar Millan.

A very unlikely American Cesar Millan, grew up in the farms of the Mexican landscape. His affinity with dogs began from an early age so much so, that his family nicknamed him el Perrero. continue reading »

Yucatán Rainforest Gift to the World: CHICLE LATEX

Yucatán Rainforest Gift to the World: CHICLE LATEX

Of all the materials explored in this exhibition, chicle may be the most unorthodox as a design material. This substance commands a long history of sustainable stewardship. Chicle latex flows from the Manilkara zapota,a tree that grows in the rainforest of Belize, Guatemala, Mexico, and Nicaragua. continue reading »

Jose Hernandez: Una Inspiración Espacial

Jose Hernandez: Una Inspiración Espacial

It was one of those full-circle life moments that brought Jose Hernandez, 47, before his inspiration to be evaluated at Nasa's review board for admittance to its astronaut program . Hernandez, remembers "It was a strange place to find myself, being evaluated by the person who gave me the motivation to get there in the first place." Referring to Franklin Chang-Diaz, the first Latino astronaut who inspired his career path. continue reading »

José Urteaga: Named Emerging Explorer by National Geographic

José Urteaga: Named Emerging Explorer by National Geographic

Fauna & Flora International’s (FFI) José Urteaga, Nicaragua’s Program Manager, has been named a 2010 National Geographic Emerging Explorer for his conservation work on threatened marine turtles in Nicaragua. “FFI is proud and delighted that the National Geographic Society has given José this global recognition,” said Rob Bensted-Smith, Americas and Caribbean Regional Director, FFI. continue reading »