Mr. President: Try Substantive Instead of “Equal” Partnership with Latin America

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“¡Pobre México! ¡Tan lejos de Dios y tan cerca de los Estados Unidos!” “Poor Mexico! So far from God and so close to the United States!” -Porfirio Díaz Mexican strong man Porfirio Díaz is credited with these words that describe the 20th Century U.S.-Mexico and U.S.-Latin America relationships as the Roosevelt Corollary (Monroe Doctrine on […]

The High Heeled Kitchen: Pan con Tomate Tapa Video: Updated with Recipe

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“Even the High Heeled Kitchen needs a day off” is how this webisode of the High Heeled Kitchen begins. So we took the HHK to Washington DC’s Vinoteca Bar and Bistro where Executive Chef Lonnie Zoeller shared his once secret: Pan con Tomate Tapa: The Recipe: Ingredients: 1 loaf bread divided into ¾ inch slices. […]

La Maverick: My More Magazine Interview with New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez

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Check out my first article for More Magazine.  I interviewed New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez (R) soon after she was elected in November 2010, making historia as this state’s first woman–and the nation’s primera Latina guv.  She is a tough nut to crack: she is charming and was evasive, although I drilled her on her […]

Bebé Plus Me: Breast in Show

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¿En serio?, I thought, as I vaguely heard the din coming from the Tube. The latest  episode of the Big Boob Debate pits Michelle (with two L’s) against Michele (with one “L”)–the Democratic first lady and Republican Minnesota Congresswoman. Seriously? Is breast feeding as black and white as these latest faces fronting the breast feeding […]

The High Heeled Kitchen: Cheater’s Delicioso Flan: UPDATED with Recipe

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Show up with this flan to a dinner party or as the dessert course for an intimate din you prepared for your amor, and you will be worshiped and gloried. In this first webisode of the High Heeled Kitchen, I share the basic recipe for my delicioso flan: My Basic Cheater’s Delicioso Flan Recipe: 1 […]

¿Oscar de la Renta: One of the Few Latinos at the Oscars?

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Earlier in February, the title of an article in the New York Times seduced me: “Hollywood’s White Out” declared that the 2011 Academy Awards were so white, they were “blinding” (a similar article in the UK.’s The Independent “The Oscars Are All White” appeared one week before, and cleverly played off of the movie title […]

La Cucaracha is Forever

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Me quito el sombrero–hats off–to the Bronx Zoo, for the clever and hysterical Valentine’s Day gift of naming a Madagascar hissing roach after your amor. And in this age of recession, it will only set him or her back $10 dólares as a donation to the zoo. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. […]