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Thursday, July 13th, 2017

These Are the Latinos Nominated for a 2017 Emmy Award

*I hope you weren’t holding your breath for this. Latinos “remain conspicuously absent” from primetime Emmy awards. VL NewsTaco CULTURE THURSDAY By Manuel Betancourt, Remezcla (3.5 minute read)  What does Gina Rodriguez have to do to nab an Emmy nomination? We hoped we wouldn’t need to ask this question again, but here we are. The nominations for the

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

10 Books From Latino & LatAm Authors For Your Summer Reading List

*Here’s a good list of suggestions for your summer reading. It’s ambitious – for some – but doable. VL NewsTaco CULTURE THURSDAY By  Alejandra Oliva, Remezcla (4 minute read)  Along with summer come long days at the beach,...

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

This Man Created the ‘Aztec of the City’ Comic to Give Mexican Americans the Superhero They Deserve

*This comic book artist is trying to raise money to take the characters he created in 1993 to the next level and a larger audience. VL NewsTaco CULTURE THURSDAY By Yara Simón, Remezcla (3 minute read)  ...

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

These Rare Photos of Frida Kahlo Show Her Life Before She Became an Artist

*Why you should read this: Because there are many Fridaphiles among our NewsTaco readers. Because these are photos that some of her most avid fans haven’t seen (we think?) VL NewsTaco CULTURE THURSDAY By Remezcla Estaff, Remezcla (2...

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Native American Students Push San Diego State to Retire Controversial Aztec Mascot

*Why you should read this: Because, as SDSU professor Ozzie Monge says, “the use of indigenous groups as mascot . . . make students and faculty “accidental racists” in “redface.” VL By Yara Simón, Remezcla (3.5 minute...

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Open Letter to Latin@ Leaders Concerning Net Neutrality

Dear Latin@ Leader: From protest songs, to news stories, to campaigns for social change, our community has long understood that the right and power to tell our own stories is critical in our fight for human dignity...

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Who Stole Public Television?

By Jesse Luna, NewsTaco Something curious happened while we were sleeping – public television has been stolen. When broadcast stations moved from analog to digital transmissions and the old bunny ears would no longer be the baseline...

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Guatemalan Mayor Declares Internet Access A Human Right

By Sam Quiñones, A Reporter’s Blog It was only a matter of time. The mayor of an Indian town in Guatemala has declared Internet access to be a human right. Many Indian communities suffer because they are so isolated...

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

Digital Latinos Defined: The Hispanic Persona Project

Latinos currently fall into different levels of technology adaption, but increasingly Latinos will be adopting technology and leading the way as consumers in this space, according to a presentation from José Villa, president of Sensis who presented...

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Sara Inés Calderón Steps Down As NewsTaco Editor

NewsTaco has been a tremendous adventure for me. And as with all adventures, there comes a time when they must end. So with this post I am announcing that I am moving on and away from my...

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Pinterest: When Technology Moves Too Fast For Bloggers

By Melissa Pitts A couple of weeks ago Chow.com published an article on the popularity of Pinterest among food bloggers — and the pitfalls, namely copyright problems. The article mentioned one food blogger in specific who complained...

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

How To Get More Latinos At South By Southwest

The South By Southwest festival in Austin Texas just wrapped up, and as one of the Latino-centric news outlets that covered the conference and its three different components — interactive (my reporting), film, and music — there...

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Bien Hecho: Latina Teacher Helps Immigrants Surpass Digital Divide

Computers and the internet have become such a normal way of life for so many people, most of us can’t imagine our day-to-day lives without going online or using our laptops.  But for many who immigrated to...

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Online Buying For Latinos: A $25 Billion Market

Descuento Libre is a discount website that has been working to break into the Latino market since its launch in 2011. At a panel Monday at South By Southwest in Austin, Group Buying for the Latino Demographic,...

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