Mario Luis Kreutzberger Blumenfeld – more widely known as Don Francisco, the host of Univision show “Sábado Gigante,” – commented that the popular variety show will be going off the air after a 53-year run. Yes, a 53-year run. His show is the world’s longest-running TV variety show. For many Hispanic families, this was the go-to on a Saturday night that united many.
Whispers are spreading about Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian Castro’s being groomed to run alongside former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in her bid for the White House.
For those of you who are not aware of who Julian Castro is, let me give you some background and a list of some of his accomplishments:
In my previous article I wrote about the influence of Latin music on the United States. Now I want to talk about some of the Latino artists that have elevated the status of Latin music, who by helping to popularize the genre have become the richest and most famous artists in the world.
It takes more than a map to understand Latin American fashion. It is about geography, culture and even deeply held religious beliefs. And if it’s a commercial success, it’s also about capturing the attention of New York, Milan and Paris fashion insiders who are literally a world away from where the design was born.
The Wave Festival was created in 1976 by Meio & Mensagem Group, Brazil’s top advertising agency, marketing publication, and event organizer. In 2013 the Wave Festival included the U.S. Hispanic market and Puerto Rico for the first time.
Last year, eight U.S. agencies captured 19 awards at the Wave Festival for Latin America. Chicago-based Lapiz was the biggest U.S. winner.