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Latinos in the hot seat, in hot spot and spotlight

Submitted by on June 29, 2009 – 5:00 amNo Comment

Happy Monday morning, Tiki Tiki-ers. Here’s what we’ve got for you este dia.

Interestingness: Click over to 600Words.com, a site by Chicagoan Esther J. Cepeda, to read a series of profiles of ten interesting Latinos Cepeda has identified. They are everyday people with fascinating histories and lives worthy of highlighting. They’re exactly the kind of people who get missed, but shouldn’t, on those popular mover and shaker lists magazines and newspapers like to compile. Cepeda is doing her part to spotlight the worthy.

The world is talking about the coup in Honduras — right or wrong? In the meantime, you can see some photos of Tegucigalpa and the event uploaded to Flickr here and here.

maria belen chapurLatina in the hot seat. Maria Belen Chapur, an Argentinian former reporter, is the alleged lover of South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford. She released a statement last night via Cn5 in Buenos Aires and mostly complained about the hacking of her Hotmail account. Ay, nena!

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