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Chismes, Cuéntame y Cosas de Buzz

Submitted by on May 13, 2011 – 9:28 am2 Comments

Ed. note: Click the headline link to see the videos.

Happy Viernes, everyone.

May your weekend be filled with love and joy and a few margaritas…if you’re into that.

Speaking of good stuff, let’s start out with a link love, which will lead into some new music and some newsy bits for you.

Pitbull Latin Billboards

Mr. Worldwide, as seen through my camera.

Not-to-Miss Concert

Happy Merry Cosas Buenas, music lovers! Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull and Prince Royce are going on tour together this fall. Que vacilon! Check out Latin Gossip for cities. Looks like the husband and I will fly to Chicago for this one.

(Can I just say I am a little disappointed in a Mami-sort-of-way in Mr. Worldwide since I read this week he has four kids with three women. The children are aged 4, 4, 8 and 8. Guat? Que cosa es eso?! Mr. Worldwide needs to keep his pantalones on, this Mami says.)

Grupo Treo

Straight from Venezuela, el Grupo Treo is climbing the charts in America with this hot song. I hear it is the rave at Zumba classes everywhere!

“Pegate…Olvidalo, aqui estoy yo, para dar lo que el nunca te dio!”

Look for them on Facebook and on their site.

Latin Slacker

If you’re on the hunt for new streaming music, hang out at Slacker, which offers free music streaming and several revamped Latino music stations, including Reggeaton/HipHop, Spanish Pop and Rock Alternativo. If you like what you hear, the music can be purchased through Amazon.

“Thank You”

Speaking of new music, meet cubanito Jorge Moreno, who sings Thank You, a delightful and inspiring song. The video features his family and friends. Look for the man with the “Libertad” sign. Love it. (And, thanks to Tiki Tiki contributor, Maruchy, for telling us about Jorge.)

Immunizing Adolescents

The U.S. Office of Minority Health says Hispanic adolescents have lower rates of immunization than do their white, non-Latino  counterparts against hepatitis B, influenza, pertussis, human papillomavirus (HPV), and measles/mumps/rubella (MMR).

A campaign, “Immunizations: Choice for Life,” launched by the The Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation, aims to increase the number of adolescents with vaccinations.

The immunizations being promoted and encouraged include: the hepatitis B vaccine, the HPV vaccine (for females), the meningococcal vaccine and the catch-up vaccines for childhood immunizations missed, including those protecting against mumps, measles, and rubella (MMR), chicken pox (varicella), pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus, diphtheria, and polio.

For more information about vacunas, check out this informational page in Spanish.

And, as always, consult with your own health care practitioner, OK?

Cuéntame: Immigrants for Sale

Cuéntame, a community that calls itself “online instigators, has released a video alleging that immigrants are “sold” to private corrections (jail) corporations for huge profits. The corporations, it is alleged, help states write strong anti-immigrant laws, like Arizona’s SB 1070 — the very laws that put illegal immigrants in jail. Watch the video for the preliminary information.

To read more visit Cuéntame.

Did you get your free ebook?

And, just in case you missed it last week, download our free ebook Celebrating Abuela, a wonderful collection of essays by talented Latina writers, who capture the spirit of Abuelas everywhere.

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