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Posted by admin on 2007/8/24 18:10:00 (1682 reads)


Latin Thunder parties in Dayton's Club Rain are the HOTTEST Latin parties in Dayton!!!! Every Friday at 10 PM, with free Merengue and Salsa Dance lessons at 10:15 PM.

More pictures from this week are in Dayton section of our Photo Gallery.

In September we'll have "Back to School: Latin College Nights"! All college students with valid student ID will get FREE before 11 PM!!! 

And remember: DRESS TO IMPRESS!!!! Dress code is enforced!

Posted by admin on 2007/8/24 13:00:00 (2583 reads)    

The Jornada Latina and MidwestLatino invited Cincinnati Reds fans to celebrate Hispanic Pride with Cincinnati Reds Hispanic Players on Friday, August 18th.


The Spanish Journal (La Jornada Latina) honored Reds players Juan Castro, Javier Valentin, Edwin Encarnacion, Alex Gonzalez, Victor Santos, Eddie Guardado, and Elizardo Ramirez with the “PRIDE TO THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY PLAQUE” for being an outstanding individual in our community.

The event was a total success, with hundreds of Reds' fans showing up to celebrate with Reds' Hispanic Players.

More pictures are in the Cincinnati section of our Photo Gallery 

Posted by admin on 2007/8/24 9:50:00 (2211 reads)


As the nation's leading organization supporting Hispanic higher education, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is pleased to announce the opening of its National College Scholarship Program.  Beginning August 1, 2007 students may apply for our scholarships online at  Our application period, for the 2007-2008 academic year, is August 1 to October 15.

To learn more about our programs you can visit their website at or call toll free, at 1-877-HSF-INFO. 

Posted by admin on 2007/8/23 3:50:00 (2189 reads)

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 through October 15) the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the National Society of Hispanic MBA’s (NSHMBA) will award a minimum of four scholarships in the amount of $5,000 each to help local Hispanic students complete their undergrad or MBA educations.

Applications are now being accepted. Eligibility requirements and application process are shown at the following link: ... nshmbascholarship2007.doc
Application deadline has been extended till 9/15/07



Posted by admin on 2007/8/18 6:50:00 (3087 reads)

The 2007 Social Street Salsa Competition organized by Cincinnati Dancesport on Friday, August 17th, was a great succes, with competitors coming from as far as Columbus and Lexington. The 2006 champion, Tiffany Wilson, was successful in defending her title, this time supported by Greg Palmer. Her partner from last year, Blas Ortiz, who lives now in Chicago, couldn't make it for the competition.


What not many people know is that Tiffany learned about Blas not being able to come only two days before the competition, on Wednesday. Greg was originally going to compete together with Michelle Alapizco-Beach, Tiffany's friend. When Michelle learned that Blas won't be able to come, she decided that it's more important that Tiffany as  the defending champion has a partner than her own participation in the competition, so she asked Greg to compete with Tiffany and gave up her dream to participate in the competition. 

We can only applaud Michelle for her show of friendship and sportsmanship!!!! 

2nd place went to Sasha and Ed, and 3rd to Maybeliz and Israel! Congratulations to the winners, and to all participants, who had to qualify first for the competition and then worked hard preparing for it.  

Needless to say, we are very proud of Tiffany's success, since it was at our Havana Nights on Wednesdays where she started to dance Salsa by taking our free dance classes. 


To see more pictures from 2007 competition, please visit Cincinnati section of our Photo Gallery (click here)

Posted by admin on 2007/8/17 23:30:00 (1812 reads)

At our weekly Latin Party @ Club Rain, we had this Friday a very nice surprise!!! Lucy is back!!!! She recovered from her surgery and while she won't be able to dance yet for a while, we are very happy to have her back with us!!!!

Lucy, welcome back!!! We've missed you!!!!


Otherwise it was just another great Latin night in Dayton's Club Rain

Latin Thunder parties in Dayton's Club Rain ara the HOTTEST Latin parties in Dayton!!!! Every Friday at 10 PM, with free Merengue and Salsa Dance lessons at 10:15 PM.

More pictures are in Dayton section of our Photo Gallery.

In September we'll have "Back to School: Latin College Nights"! All college students with valid student ID will get FREE before 11 PM!!! 

And remember: DRESS TO IMPRESS!!!! Dress code is enforced!

Posted by admin on 2007/8/17 5:30:00 (1830 reads)


On, Saturday, September 15th is the Air Force marathonSHPE OHIO-Southwest (OHIO-SW) Chapter is going to host a water station for the 3rd Year.  

We’re looking for fresh ideas on a theme.  We’re going to give away a FREE SHPE Membership ($45) to the person with the best idea.  Please send your ideas to Adrian Palomino, our POC for the water station.  .  Send it in no later than THIS Friday, August 17th by 5PM.   (Please be specific, what decorations, what should everyone wear, etc.)                   

We need more volunteers!  Currently we have 14.  Time needed from 6AM – 3:30PM.  Please contact ADRIAN PALOMINO with the following information: Last Name, First Name, Volunteer Shift (6AM - 3:30 PM)

Posted by admin on 2007/8/16 7:30:00 (2339 reads)


Another great night at Havana Martini Club More pictures are in our Photo Gallery (click here...)

Happy Birthday to our lovely birthday girls, and a farewell dance for Julieta who is going back to Italy to study.

HOTTEST Wednesday nights
with hottest Salsa dancers in town
- the "Havana Nights".  In the most classy Salsa location in town, according to Cincinnati Enquirer (click here to read the article...)!!!

With FREE admission, FREE dance lessons, Cincinnati's BEST Salsa dancers, and the BEST Latino DJ in town, the legendary Rudy Alvarez, spinning the hottest Salsa, Merengue, and Bachata music, this is the undisputed place to be on Wednesday nights... 

The new Havana Martini Club is located on 5th Street, between Race and Vine Streets.

Posted by admin on 2007/8/15 2:30:00 (1676 reads)


Several Cincinnati organizations that signed a request to WLW 700 Radio Station for an immidiate removal of the "Big Juan" ads (to see the press release click here), finding it insensitive and offending to the Latino/Hispanic community, are uniting again. It is caused by recent on-air advertisement which is transcribed below:

{Male announcer}
“Illegal Aliens, they are here and they don’t speak English which makes talking to an illegal alien difficult.” So here are a few useful phrases next time you converse with an illegal alien:
{Woman speaking Spanish}
{Male announcer translating} If anyone asks, tell them you are an exchange student from Sweden.
{Woman speaking Spanish}
{Male announcer translating} Be careful with those hedge clippers around the garden”

You can also read an article in Cincinnati Enquirer (click here...)

According to LULAC’s Jason Riveiro,” WLW General Manager Chuck Fredrick met with Hispanic leaders last May and committed to cleaning up the stations actions in order to prevent future offensive material. Mr. Fredrick also claimed that the station would make a change in policy and that he would have the final say in all advertising/marketing campaigns. Unfortunately, Mr. Fredrick has already failed on his commitment. The local community is outraged that the station is deliberately demeaning them in an effort to increase ratings and profit at the station.” LULAC and several other organizations such as:

Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA, Inc.
American Jewish Committee
Council on Arab and Islamic Relations (CAIR)
NAACP of Hamilton/Fairfield/West Chester/Lebanon
United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1099

are demanding that Mr. Fredrick be removed from his position and that the demeaning advertisements stop. They also want to have a community advisory board appointed in order to work with the station’s management to prevent future misconduct by the station.

LULAC is calling for a picketing protests against the “Speaking to An Illegal Alien” ads on Tuesday, August 21, from 4 - 6PM at  700 WLW Offices (CHASE BUILDING) at 8044 Montgomery Road, Suite 650, Cincinnati, Ohio 45236 (ON THE SIDEWALK ENTRANCE TO THE BUILDING).

Posted by admin on 2007/8/14 22:40:00 (1902 reads)

 After the success of their debut album, which elevated the band to international status, our friends from Grupo Fuego came back with their sophomore effort titled: “The Element”. The album's concept describes Grupo Fuego’s maturity, inspiration, energy, and creative force, also qualities of “Fire” as one of the four elements. This musical production sets new heights for Grupo Fuego due to its musical variety, balance, richer melodies, and energetic material from start to end. “The Element” was again produced by 3 time Grammy winner, Freddy Mendez, who already knows and understands Grupo Fuego’s chemistry, delivering a more powerful sound. It was also an honor for Grupo Fuego to have a special participation from Humberto Ramirez, great musician and music arranger from Puerto Rico, in the salsa version of the song “Sueño”. On this musical production, Grupo Fuego continues the journey of pleasing the dancer as well as the listener by delivering fire transformed into music and movement.

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Posted by admin on 2007/8/13 7:10:00 (3563 reads)

The 2007 Social Street Salsa Competition organized by Cincinnati Dancesport will be held on Friday, August 17th, at Sheraton Cincinnati Airport Hotel (ph: 859-371-5166), located at the Cincinnati Airport on Terminal Road.

Contestants should be at the hotel by 7PM and register with Cincinnati Dancesport to get their competition numbers and pay their fees. The fee is $20 per couple for the competition - the entry to the ballroom will be complimentary for them.

The top 6 couples are announced. The top 3 couples will win cash prizes. (There is a total of $475 awarded.)

To see pictures from 2006 competition, please visit our Photo Gallery (click here)

Posted by admin on 2007/8/12 12:00:00 (1813 reads)

National Society of Hispanic MBA’s (NSHMBA), together with Univ. of Cincinnati, will present on Saturday, September 15 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm 


a free Program for Hispanic High School Students.  

The program is designed to help 13-18 year old Hispanics from Greater Cincinnati Area High Schools prepare for college and learn the importance of education. The Hispanic population is growing quickly.  With this growth come challenges from both the education system and the community. While the Mission of the National Society of Hispanic MBA’s is to increase the number of Hispanics with graduate degrees, we realize that building a pipeline of Hispanic high school students is the key to success in the United States.  

•    Date: Saturday, September 15 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
•    Location: University of Cincinnati, Main Campus Richard E. Lindner Center (Faculty Club). 8th Floor
•    Eligibility:  Latino/Hispanic Freshman through Senior     High School Students
•    Cost:  Free (includes free Continental Breakfast and Lunch)
•    Registration Required. Available at or call 513-602-6100, we’ll send you one.

NSHMBA wants YOU to go to the best COLLEGE for you!! And we’ll help you get there!! 

The program will help participants to:

•    Choose the best way to prepare for the SAT and ACT tests.
•    Choose the BEST College for YOU.
•    Work with College Admissions.
•    Fill out College Applications.
•    Prepare for college interviews.
•    Apply for Financial Aid.

“Going to College Fashion Show”
Enjoy a college fashion show while eating your lunch! Flip flops or no flip-flops? We’ll answer your hardest dress code questions.

Don’t Miss This Opportunity!! To meet with members of the National Board of Directors of NSHMBA, meet local successful Hispanic professionals & Meet the UC Chapter of ΑΨΛ - Alpha Psi Lambda Fraternity Inc.

If you know a Hispanic High School student, please tell them about this event.

To Register:  Contact Alma Bartos, Vice-President of Education of the Greater Cincinnati NSHMBA Chapter, (Cell): (513) 602-6100 or email to:

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Posted by admin on 2007/8/11 22:20:00 (1864 reads)

Columbus, OH - Lilleana Calderon Cavanaugh has been named Community Liaison of the Ohio Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs, effective August 6th, announced Ezra Escudero, Director of the Commision.

A native of Costa Rica and long term Ohio resident, Lilleana is responsible for developing liaison roles with state and federal agencies, national organizations, private business, labor, religious institutions and community organizations whose goal is to implement programs and improve policies that focus on the Latino community.

Specifically, Cavanaugh will put into operation programs of public awareness regarding Ohioans of Hispanic/Latino heritage. In this role, she will provide technical assistance to local organizations serving Latino throughout the State, while assisting them to identify resources available to Hispanic/Latino communities and organizations. With an explicit focus on the challenges and opportunities faced by Latinos in Ohio, Lilleana will coduct and implement investigations, public forums, hearings, education programs and conferences conducive to building cooperation and understanding. "By having a Community Relations Liaison, OCHLA seeks to connect and network at many levels. We want to work with the diverse Latino communities and organizations across the State, as well as the private and public sectors. Our objective is to build capacity, share information and knowledge so that Hispanics can integrate better in their communities and become responsible active citizens in the State of Ohio," expressed Ezra Escudero, OCHLA's Director.

Lilleana holds a Master of Business Administration degreee from Capella University and a Bachelor of Science in Management from the University of Phoenix. She is an experienced cross cultural and diversity trainer/consultant. Cavanaugh has actively participated in Hispanic community organizations and provided advisory services to public and private sectors regarding Latinos and other ethnic minorities.

The purpose of the Ohio Commision on Hispanic/Latino Affairs is to advise state goverment on issues affecting Hispanic Ohians, to connect the diverse Latino communities across the state, and to build the capacity of community organizations so they may better serve the fast growing Latino population of Ohio. Persons or groups interested in knowing more about Ohio Latino Affairs can contact at (614) 466-8333 or

Posted by admin on 2007/8/10 23:30:00 (1572 reads)


Another hot Latin night in Dayton's Club Rain, this Friday, August 10th!! More pictures are in Dayton section of our Photo Gallery. 

Latin Thunder parties in Dayton's Club Rain ara the HOTTEST Latin parties in Dayton!!!! Every Friday at 10 PM, with free Merengue and Salsa Dance lessons at 10:15 PM.

Also, we wish Lucy Vasques, our most loyal supporter, a speedy recovery! Lucy, we miss you and hope to have you back with us soon!!!! 

Posted by admin on 2007/8/10 7:00:00 (2008 reads)

Antonio Muñiz-Olán 

Antonio Muñiz-Olán, President and Principal Agent of Muñiz & Associates LLC, and Jason Riveiro, Ohio Deputy Director and president of Cincinnati chapter, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), were named to the Business Courier`s Forty Under 40 Class of 2007. Established in 1995, this prestigious program honors 40 young business, community and economic leaders in the Greater Cincinnati area for excellence-in and out of the office.

Competition for this year´s program was intense with nearly 300 applications. A sixteen-member panel consisting of Fourty Under 40 alumni made the selections.
Antonio and Jason, along with his fellow 2007 classmates, will be honored at a prestigious awards luncheon and celebration at Paul Brown Stadium-Club East. This event will take place on Tuesday, September 26, 2007.  For additional details regarding this event please call Joy Lytle 513-337-9467 or visit

Sponsors for the 2007 program include, gold level: Northern Kentucky University, Fidelity Investments and Thompson Hine; silver level: Time Warner Cable Business Class, Jaguar of Cincinnati and KPMG; Web partner: Libertas Technologies.

We congratulate both of the winners!!!!

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