Thursday, November 09, 2017

Insurgent Blog: Whole Foods Guacamole for $10 ?!?

Today I went to Whole Foods looking for a rare cooking ingredient called black salt.  Whole Foods was my last hope in a quest that took my wife and I all over the city of Orlando.  But they did not have it either. So we walked around the store just to see if we could pick up anything else to make the trip worthwhile. 

2,500 Nicaraguans Told to Leave U.S.

DHS - TPS decision

The Department of Homeland Security has ordered the 2,500 Nicaraguans currently residing in the US under Temporary Protected Status (TPS) that they must leave by January 5, 2019.

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Camila Cabello - Latina Rising

If you do not yet know Camila Cabello, you will.   Over the last year since leaving Fifth Harmony, the Cuban-Mexican American singer has risen from relative obscurity to land today at the top of the charts with her hit song "Havana."

Official Cover for the Single "Havana"

Camila Cabello's Background

Her musical career started in 2012 when she left Miami Palmetto High School and headed straight to the audition stage of The X Factor.  Her rendition of Aretha Franklin's "Respect" did not convince the judges, but her talent showed and was selected by Simon Cowell to join another four women in the female singing group as Fifth Harmony.  After four years with the singing group, Camila left on December 2016 to launch her solo career, still under Simon Cowell's Syco Music and SONY Music (Epic Records).  As the daughter of a Mexican mother and Cuban father, Camila's new single, "Havana," seems to reference that heritage when she sings the line "Half my heart is in Havana."

The Hamilton Mixtape: Immigrants (We Get The Job Done)

Official music video for Immigrants (We Get The Job Done) by K'naan featuring Residente, Riz MC & Snow Tha Product 

Donate $10 to Lin-Manuel’s Immigrants: We Get The Job Done Coalition at: and win a chance to attend the Los Angeles opening of Hamilton 

Buy/Stream The Hamilton Mixtape Here: 

Directed By Tomás Whitmore 
Produced by Kimberly Stuckwisch, Melora Donoghue 

Executive Produced by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Robert Rodriguez, Kimberly Stuckwisch, Ian Blair

Friday, November 03, 2017

Racist Tweets from Trump Continue

Yet again (soon to be ex-) President Trump, otherwise known to us as La Gran Naranja, has used the Tweeter social platform to demean and insult Senator Elizabeth Warren, calling her "Pocahontas."

November 2 - Latina Equal Pay Day

Eva Longoria addresses Gender Gap in Pay

Yesterday, November 2, marked Latina Equal Pay Day - or the day in 2017 when on average Hispanic women in the U.S. earned enough to equal the pay of American non-hispanic white men in 2016.  Eva Longoria explains it below:

Latina Equal Pay Day, the day when the amount the average Latina is paid catches up to what the average white man made the previous year. In other words: In order to earn what a white man earned in 2016, a Latina must work that entire year—plus 10 extra months in 2017. - Eva Longoria -
This ten month gap makes Latinas the lowest paid demographic in the United States at only $0.54 to the dollar earned by white men.  

Given the importance of Latinas to the well being of our communities, the present state of our families, the upbringing of our children, and the very economic stability of our communities, Latino men must recognize the need for a change.

To be clear,  this is not primarily a White vs Latino issue, many Latinas are employed by Latinos who could care very little to do right by their communities.  Latino men must take equal responsibility for this gender gap, for its existence and for finding a solution out of it.

Eva Longoria, the Mexican-American actress from Texas has been speaking on issues of Latina rights for years, and its time more people paid attention. 

Her letter, published by, was intended to raise awareness among business leaders, but everyone needs a little more awareness on this issue.

Eva Longoria speaks on equal pay for all women in April of 2017:


Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Hurricane Irma Videos From Caribbean - Barbuda, St. Marteen, Anguilla, Dominica, Antigua

To all of our brother and sisters in the affected islands, stay safe and please take care of each other.

From St. Marteen
From Dominica

From Antigua

Friday, September 01, 2017

Latino Fraternities Take Stand For DACA

hash tag defend daca

On September 1, 2017 the fraternal leadership of the country's largest Latino serving collegiate fraternities penned a letter to their national memberships calling on them to get involved in the protection of undocumented minors in our communities in the wake of rumors that the Trump Administration might move to remove the DACA protections in the coming days.

Friday, August 25, 2017

The Mayweather vs McGregor Fight: An Idiots Guide



Managua 2017: Nicaragua and The XI Central American Games

Logo of the 2017 Central American Games
 The XI Central American Games will be held over 15 days between December 3 and December 17 of 2017.

When any nation, big or small, sets out to host an international event the pressure can expose the flaws and fractures of that host society.  For Nicaragua, often cited as the poorest of the Central American nations, the opportunity to host the 2017 games comes during a period of mixed successes and failures, but with great hope.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Salma Hayek and Mexican Slang

Salma Hayek's press tour for "How to be a Latin Lover" brought her and Euguenio Derbez before a number of press outlets this week. Below she translates Maxican slav for Vanity Fair.

Mensaje al Pueblo - The Governor of Puerto Rico Signs Project 938

Machine Transcript Available Below (non-human transcription) :