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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Ladron Que Roba A Ladron

My mother used to say, "Ladron que roba a ladron, hasta Dios lo perdona." While that might be true, to actually watch it being done, is a lot of fun.

I was joined last night by Para Mi magazine's Sara Alvarez at the AMC Times Square to view the screening of Ladron Que Roba A Ladron.

Terra.com presented the Ocean's 11-like movie (but a Latino version) and it was a lot of fun. Predictable yet different....funny, sweet, cute and with a message behind it all.

Running into Mindy Figueroa and Laura Martinez after the movie and heading out for cocktails to discuss the movie, was definitely was worth the trip.

I highly recommend it. Opens Labor Day Weekend.

Here's the Trailer

Monday, August 20, 2007

The Machine is Using Us

I've seen this video several times on different occasions and have found it both fascinating and slightly foreboding, in a "rise of the machines" kinda way.

Either way, enjoy.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Tamales & Tequila Tasting

Esperanza del Barrio would like to invite you to celebrate an evening of delicious Mexican food and drink at our first ever Tamales y Tequilas Tasting.

Enjoy a variety of homemade, authentic tamales, various Tequilas, and the beautiful setting of an outdoor patio in early Fall. The event will be held at the outdoor patio of La Hacienda Restaurant in East Harlem. Tickets cost $25 in advance/$30 at the door.

Purchase tickets and RSVP early as space is limited. All proceeds will support Esperanza del Barrio's programs and services for immigrant street vendors in New York City. To learn more about our programs, please visit our website at www.esperanzadelbarrio.org.

Outdoor Patio at Restaurante La Hacienda
219 East 116th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
East Harlem, NY

$25.00 per person


Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Los Republicanos

HPNG congratulates Leslie Sanchez for the debut of her book, Los Republicanos!

A past HPNG NY speaker and Martha Stewart Apprentice reality TV star, Leslie's book informs us why Hispanics and Republicans need each other.


Hispanics comprise one of America's largest business-minded, faith-based, culturally-conservative entities-and their numbers continue to grow. Long assumed to be aligned with the Democrats, Hispanics have been ignored by many Republicans. Noted Hispanic marketing expert and political commentator Leslie Sanchez passionately argues that Hispanics, after years of watching Democrats fail them, need to shift their bets to Los Republicanos or risk gambling away their political future. Beyond being the likely deciding factor in the 2008 elections, Hispanics are poised to be the next great political force in America.

In her book, Leslie debunks the cultural and political myths about Hispanics and Republicans alike. She documents the history of Republican appeals to Hispanics starting with Nixon's Hispanic Strategy in the 1970s to George W. Bush's campaigns for president. She also offers a look at today's changing Hispanic mindset and the new dynamic forces on the rise.

Leslie reveals:

* That Hispanics are the next big swing vote-and why the Democrats don't believe it.

* Why Republicans' intolerance on immigration could wreck the party's governing majority.

* How Hispanics are "wired differently": corporate America gets it and political campaigns need to follow.

* Why Spanish media in the U.S. promotes American liberals, not Hispanic values.

* From Cesar Chavez to Carlos Mencia-the impact on business and politics of young, upwardly mobile Hispanics.

* How the evangelism of Hispanics, both Catholic and Protestant, will shift the Latino political center of gravity.

check it out at: www.losrepublicanos.com

Saturday, August 04, 2007

HPNG NY July Networking Event - Pics

HPNG's July event was a smashing success! Special thanks to our lovely guest host Laura Martinez and our phenomenal speaker, Jackie Hernandez.

See you in September!!