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Community : Jason Riveiro appointed to LULAC Civil Rights Commission
Posted by admin on 2006/10/16 12:30:00 (2407 reads)

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Congratulations to Jason Riveiro, President of Cincinnati LULAC Council, who has been appointed to LULAC National Civil Right Commission.

More info about LULAC: www.lulac.org

To become member of the Ohio chapter, please visit www.lulacohio.org

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Events : Conjunto Criollo in Dayton, OH (Sunday, Oct. 15)
Posted by admin on 2006/10/15 23:00:00 (1659 reads)

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The Puerto Rican Cultural Society of Dayton in association with Victoria Theatre Association presented an evening with Conjunto Criollo on Sunday, Oct 15th. The event was a part of Hispanic Heritage Month. Conjunto Criollo is one of Puerto Rico’s most traditional music groups whose origin emerged in the mountains of Puerto Rico. The group is a musical ensemble of 12-15 members who began performing in 2004 at the University of Puerto Rico. The group’s originator is Professor Orlando Laureano.

It was an evening of beautiful ballads such as "Mi Patria Querida", classics such as "Viejo San Juan", and their signature songs from the mountains of Puerto Rico. Professor Orlando Laureano also shared with us the background of many of the songs, and explained the instruments used, e.g. Tiple.

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Education : Build-It Trust-It Use-It Workshops @ Centro de Amistad
Posted by admin on 2006/10/15 18:10:00 (2364 reads)

Centro de Amistad is hosting its first out of three "Build-It Trust-It Use-It Workshops" that will give Hispanic immigrant families hands-on experience with technology. In parent-child teams they will:

o learn about computer hardware by building a computer themselves;
o learn how to manage a computer by installing and configuring Windows, and setting up accounts for each family member;
o learn basic usage of common computer software;
o learn how to protect a computer and its users from dangers on the Internet;
o learn about education and careers in Information Technology.

There will be three 8-week workshops: Fall 2006, Winter 2007, and Summer 2007. All workshops will be held at Centro Amistad in Florence. Child care for young children, as well as lunch for all participants, will be provided.

Ten families will participate in each workshop. The families are selected by Centro Amistad. If you are a Hispanic resident of Northern Kentucky and have children in school up to Grade 12, then you can apply to Centro de Amistad (click here...):

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Events : Centro de Amistad Banquet (Oct. 14)
Posted by admin on 2006/10/15 13:00:00 (1690 reads)

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Centro de Amistad hosted on Saturday, Oct. 14th, its Annual Gala Dinner Fundraiser, with all the proceedings benefiting its community services!

The keynote speaker was Paula Crisostomo, and after the dinner Son del Caribe ensured a great dancing atmosphere.

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Events : TANGO, a Magical Evening with Movie, Music, and Dancing
Posted by admin on 2006/10/13 10:30:00 (1572 reads)

"A Magical Evening Of Tango" was presented by Dos Minas Crazy and Cincinnati World Cinema on Thursday, October 12th, @ Madison Theater

The viewers enjoyed the dazzling, sensual movie "Tango" by Carlos Saura, live performances by Patricia Paz, and tango demonstration by Pablo Repun and Carina Losano, who will be conducting Tango workshops this weekend.

More info about the workshops at: www.salsatangoson.com

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Community : Engagements & Weddings! :-)
Posted by admin on 2006/10/13 10:10:00 (1490 reads)

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Congratulations to our friend Felisa Insignares who just got engaged to Dr. Martyn Whittingham.

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Also, our best wishes to Jason Riveiro, President of Cincinnati's LULAC chapter, who is getting married today to his lovely bride, Hannah!

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MidwestLatino : Adan De Gracia joins MidwestLatino as a new columnist
Posted by admin on 2006/10/12 15:40:00 (3300 reads)

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We would like to welcome to MidwestLatino our new columnist: Adan De Gracia. He is a sports journalist of "Mi Diario", a Panamanian newspaper, and we are very fortunate to have him as our new columnist.

To read his first article, click here...

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Business : Fronteras celebrating One Year Anniversary
Posted by admin on 2006/10/8 12:10:00 (1613 reads)

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"Fronteras", the Hispanic newspaper in Columbus celebrated on Saturday, Oct. 7th, in Columbus' hottest Latino club - The Coliseum, its 1 Year Anniversary. Over 500 people attended, getting free T-Shirts and CDs, and enjoying hot Latin music by Son del Caribe, Ohio's best Salsa band. The party was organized by Rtimo Productions.

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Business : Salsa Caliente @ Havana Martini Club (October 7th)
Posted by admin on 2006/10/8 12:10:00 (1514 reads)

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Salsa Caliente had another great show this Saturday at Havana Martini Club

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Business : Toledo Hispanic Business and Consumer Expo (Oct. 6)
Posted by admin on 2006/10/6 20:40:00 (2110 reads)

NW Ohio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Toledo, OH presented its first Hispanic Business and Consumer Expo on Friday, Oct. 6th, and invited MidwestLatino's Michael Beck to be one of the panelists.

It was an excellent event, helping local Latinos to find business and career information from local companies and organizations, as well as to provide local businesses exposure in the Hispanic community or just simply an opportunity for networking.

The Guest Speaker was Harry Garewal, CEO and President of the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Also present was Mr. Carty Finkbeiner – Mayor of Toledo.

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Events : Ex-President of Honduras in Cincinnati (Oct. 5)
Posted by admin on 2006/10/5 15:30:00 (1414 reads)

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MidwestLatino was co-sponsoring a lunch with former President of Honduras, Ricardo Maduro, that took place on Thursday, October 5th, 2006, at Bankers Club.

Mr. Maduro is a 1969 economics graduate of Stanford University and served as President of Honduras from November 2001 until January 2006. He has an extensive private and public sector career which includes: General Manager of Xerox in Honduras, Executive Director of Inversiones La Paz, an investment holding company, President of the Central Bank of Honduras and Coordinator of the Economic Cabinet, and is currently founder and former President of a non-profitable organization created in memory of his son, for the improvement, equality, and efficiency of education in Honduras.

During lunch he talked about his experiences in building a modern democracy and economy in Central America.

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Community : OCRC & OCHLA Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
Posted by admin on 2006/10/5 10:00:00 (1685 reads)

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The Ohio Civil Rights Commission and the Ohio Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs, celebrated together on Wed. Oct. 4th, Hispanic Heritage Month. At this event, they gathered the State’s leadership, members of Hispanic/Latino organizations, and supportive community members to share in celebrating the many achievements of our Hispanic community.

The keynote speaker was Police Chief of Loraine, Cel Rivera, who delivered a very passionate speech about growing up as American of Puerto Rican descent, and discovering his cultural roots: "I was not born in Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico was born in me".

Both commission also honored four individuals who are making difference in promoting cultural awareness in Ohio: Pastor Dan Vazquez, Juan Jose ("John") Perez, Julieta Maria Simms, and Manuel Rodriguez.

Closing remarks were delivered by OCRC Executive Director, Michael Payton.

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Events : Havana Nights @ Havana Martini Club (Oct. 04, 2006)
Posted by admin on 2006/10/5 9:40:00 (1364 reads)

Hot Havana Nights @ HAVANA MARTINI CLUB!!!!

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MidwestLatino had another hot night with its weekly "Havana Night" @ Havana Martini Club!

The Havana Martini Club, in its new location at the Carew Tower on Fifth Street, is AWESOME!!!! With its huge dance floor, more space, friendly staff, and its classy interior - it sets the new standard for all other clubs in Cincinnati!

More and more Salseros and Merengueros are discovering Havana Nights as the best place to dance in Cincinnati!

With FREE admission, FREE dance lessons at 8 PM, hottest Salsa, Merengue, and Bachata music in town by DJ Rudy Alvarez this is the hottest place to be on Wednesday nights...

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Business : 10 Year Anniversary of Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA
Posted by admin on 2006/10/4 11:10:00 (1770 reads)

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Congratulations to Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA which celebrated on Tuesday, Oct. 3rd, its 10th year anniversary with a Latin party & reception! Present were Founding Members and Past Presidents: Anthony Simms-Howell, Onnie Martin, Alfonso Cornejo, Roberto Peraza, Leo Calderon.

The chamber used also this opportunity to award two $1,000 scholarships to Bianca Funez and Ricardo Tostado.

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Community : Voting in Elections 2006
Posted by admin on 2006/10/4 10:50:00 (1649 reads)

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MidwestLatino is supporting a drive to register and vote!. Across Midwest there are several important election races.

Who will get you vote? You might take part in our unscientific polls for Ohio:

1) Ohio Governor: Strickland vs. Blackwell

2) Ohio's US Senator: Brown vs. DeWine

3) Ohio's US Congressman: Cranley vs. Chabot

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