Jungle Island Announces Sabor Hispano – Attempts World Record for Largest Salsa Dance

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On October 15, 2011 join Jungle Island for the first ever Sabor Hispano festival in celebration of Hispanic Heritage month. Admission to the park for Sabor Hispano on Jungle Island is just $15! The all day event will feature 25 of Miami's favorite Latin and Latin-fusion food trucks where guests can savor the flavors from each truck. Admission includes all of the many activities taking place throughout the day. If the food wasn't enough, Jungle Island is inviting everyone to  gather together in an attempt to break
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Nissan Launches “Todos <3 Nissan” Latino Social Media Campaign

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In support of  its Nissan en Espanol Facebook fan page, Nissan Americas has launched a new promotional campaign, "Todos <3 Nissan." Now through Oct. 28, the campaign offers Nissan enthusiasts the opportunity to show their "love" for the brand and win prizes that include gas cards. "The Latin community is vitally important to Nissan, and we want our Latino customers to understand how much we value and appreciate them," said Erich Marx, Director Social Media and Interactive Marketing. "The contest gives us the
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Doctor Nancy Alvarez Releases Her New Book “Nancy, Que Hago?”

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Doctor Nancy Alvarez, renowned for her celebrated daily TV show "Quien tiene la razon?" (Who is right?) released a new book titled Nancy, que hago? (Nancy, what should I do?), where she sets out to help new and loyal followers navigate through their various family and couples issues. With her signature warmth and boldness, readers will laugh while they learn how to deal with a wide range of everyday problems. Published by Aguilar, this earnest and spontaneous guide to living is already available nationwide and in Puerto
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Congratulations! Lopez Negrete Communications Wins Top Digital Marketing Honor

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Lopez Negrete Communications has been recognized for its excellence in Website development and honored with a WebAward by the Web Marketing Association in the category of Best Internet Service Provider Website, for its work on EnciendeteFiOS.com, Verizon Telecom's Hispanic Website. "This award is a testament to the evolution of Lopez Negrete into a 'connected agency.' Not only does this showcase best-in-class digital development capabilities, but the awarded work is the result of a system working flawlessly from
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2010 Census Shows White Population Growth Fueled by Hispanics

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The U.S. Census Bureau has released a 2010 Census brief, The White Population: 2010, that shows the white population continued to be the largest race group in the nation, representing 75 percent of the total population, but grew at a slower rate than the total population. The white alone population grew by 6 percent from 211.5 million in 2000 to 223.6 million in 2010.  In comparison, the total U.S. population grew by 9.7 percent over the decade from 281.4 million in 2000 to 308.7 million in 2010. While the white
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Co-Director of Latino Adolescent & Family Health Discusses New Poll Oct.3rd


Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, professor and co-director of the Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health (CLAFH) at New York University’s Silver School of Social Work will be available for interview on Monday, October 3 to discuss the release of findings from a nationally representative poll gauging parents’ comfort level talking to their kids about sex. CLAFH commissioned the new poll with Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The Center also assisted in the analysis and interpretation of the large amount of
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Alejandro Alvarado named to Hispanic Media Futures Program at FIU


The School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC) at Florida International University (FIU) has appointed Alejandro Alvarado, Ph.D., as the Telemundo Director of the school’s Hispanic Media Futures Program, an innovative student development program to train future Hispanic journalists and communicators. The director position is funded through a $300,000 grant from Telemundo Communications Group, Inc., a leading producer of high-quality content for Hispanics in the U.S. and audiences around the world, as part
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Lolita Lopez Joins NBC4 as General Assignment Reporter


Lolita Lopez will join NBC4 Los Angeles as a General Assignment Reporter starting on October 10. She joins the station from WPIX-TV, the CW Television Network’s owned-and-operated station in New York. Lopez worked at WPIX-TV for a decade, starting as a General Assignment Reporter in 2001 and also serving as a Weekend Sports Anchor for six years before returning to her reporting roots at the station earlier this year. Earlier in her career, Lopez was one of only two reporters on Court TV’s issue-oriented legal
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The Beginning Of A Multicultural Marketing Approach

No doubt, Latinos in the U.S. are gradually but surely being integrated and absorbed into mainstream U.S. American society. Considering the steadily growing population of this ethnic group, they have become a target of special study looking closely into their cultures and how they are adapting to the American way of life. Biculturalism or the cross-over between the two cultures is evident. And this phenomenon has incited not only government policy makers, census takers, social scientists and social media but also
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Nestle Launches “Construye El Mejor Nido”


The United States is undergoing the most dramatic demographic shift in over a century.  The 2010 Census numbers show there are approximately 50MM people of Hispanic descent living in the United States, which represents 16% of the total U.S. population. To reach these consumers, Nestle USA has launched Construye el Mejor Nido ("Create the Best Nest"), a new communication platform that uses Nestle's nutrition, health & wellness expertise to help Hispanic consumers nurture a fulfilling family life. The Construye el
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Minority Owned Creative Studio Speaks Out on Diversity


Principals at We Are Pixel8 speak on lack of minority representation in web design field Award winning creative studio We Are Pixel8 works in a field that isn’t known for applauding minority contributions. Its trio of owners wants to change the perception of what a web design creative studio looks like. According to findings from the 2010 A List Apart Survey for People Who Make Websites, of the web designers surveyed 84.8% were White/Caucasian, 5.9% Asian/Pacific Rim, 4.6% Hispanic/Latino, 1.3% Black/African
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Escuchame Compiles List of Over 350 Scholarships for Latino Students


Free Listing Available in English and Spanish at Escuchame.org Escuchame has answered the call for Hispanic and Latino students around the country with their compiled listing of over 350 scholarships. The list includes each scholarship's name, award amount, description, requirements, application deadline, and contact information. The list is available in both English and Spanish, for free, in the resources section of the site. (Access to the scholarship page requires registration to the Community, which is also
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