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Of Plantains and Platanos - A Documentary Film - Summer 2016

Of Plantains and Platanos is a documentary film currently in production and set to be release in late Summer 2016.   This is just some test footage we were playing with and decided to put it up.

Get Your Trump Piñata Before it's Too Late

No Latin American celebration should be without the HUUUUUUGGGGGGGE presence of the Donald Trump Piñata.  Maybe you have some candy you want to stuff up it's ass, or maybe, you and your Latino friends just need something to beat with a stick repeatedly.  Go get yourself a Donald Trump Piñata.

Actually maybe check out the full selection of Trump related novelties for that Trump supporter/hater in your life.

Then beat the piñata with a stick.

Kanhaiya Kumar Speech - Azadi = Freedom = Libertad

Kanhaiya Kumar's speech is currently gaining attention across the world as mostly Indian expatriates working and living in all parts of the world witness the birth of a new voice for truth and justice in India. Kumar's speech is the most direct challenge for India's government, challenging it to uphold it own constitution and protect freedom of expression and democracy in the country.

His release from prison, the cause of the event celebrated in the video, came following protests begun last month against the government for imprisoning Kumar under sedition charges.

Kumar, who last year was elected president of the Student Union at JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru University) is also a member of theIndian Communist Party whose values for "socialism, secularism, and equality" are intoned in the speech.

"Azadi in India," freedom in India is what he wants. "Freedom from hunger, poverty, the caste system." - LISTEN.

If India's Ministers sought to silen…

Can Bernie Sanders Win the Latino Vote in Florida?

Yes.., but not before March 15.
When Floridians head to the polls on March 15, the Democratic base is expected to continue the gradual confirmation of Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee for the Presidency of the United States of America.  The rightful nominee, based on issue preference should be Bernie Sanders, but that will not matter on March 15 as the line of loyal party members march into the polling centers to elect Hillary Clinton.

The problem is not Bernie Sanders himself.  I and many other Latino I know will vote for Bernie over Hillary. but we are not the majority of either the Latino vote or the Democratic vote.  Rather, Hillary's momentum, though slowed in recent months, is carried by a long-term covenant between the Clinton and minority organizations across the United States.  Bill and Hillary both, but mostly Hillary, have accumulated two decades of goodwill with community organizers and their organizations.

When someone asks, "What has Hillary done for t…

You Don't Have Enough Mariachi in Your Life

This is just a fact: You need more Mariachi in your life. Stop doubting this.  Check out the Mariachi Entertainment System on Youtube if you need some Mariachi today.

Suddenly Puerto Rico Matters to Republican Primary - Delegate Counts 2016

Nothing must feel so odd to a rank-and-file member of the U.S. Republican Party than to hear that the fate of Republican presidential candidates may be decided by Puerto Ricans in Puerto Rico this Sunday.  Sort of.

See Puerto Rico holds 23 delegates in the 2016 Republican Primary, and 20 of those will be decided by the primary vote on Sunday March 6.   According to the rules, the votes are apportioned directly by the results in the ballot-box. That is, unless any one candidate gets 50% of the vote, at which point that candidate is granted all of the 20 primary delegate votes.  The remaining 3 delegates are technically "unprojected" or "unassigned" until the Republican National Convention is held (though in reality these have been promised to Marco Rubio).

These twenty-three delegates should not matter in a political race where the winner needs 1237 out of a possible 1777 delegates.  But for Marco Rubio a win in Puerto Rico could be used to argue that he has the abi…