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Not Just One of the Herd

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When describing the process of making a successful project, Humberto Hinojosa Oscáriz says, “Lo que gana, es la historia." This could not be truer for his terrific film, Oveja Negra (Black Sheep). Set in Mexico, this film is an incredibly realistic portrayal of friendship, dreams, and class relationships.

Hermano Kicks-off Latino Film Festival

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Hollywood’s Grauman Chinese Theater hosted Latino talent and supporters for the opening night of the 14th Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF). While much of this talent is unknown in the United States, this festival features exceptional new stories created by or created about Latinos that would otherwise not be.

Festival Latino 2010

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On April 3 the Latin American Student Association (LASA) held its twelfth annual Festival Latino, which took place on campus at UCLA’s Wilson Plaza. The strong winds did not stop LASA nor student volunteers from putting the festival together early that morning, and it certainly did not stop spectators from attending.

Forbes First Mexican

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Carlos Slim is the first Mexican to top the Forbes list of billionaires, one of the few from outside the United States or Europe. He controls the majority of Mexico’s telecommunication and his telecom business Telmex is described as one of the highest in cost. The 70-year-old son of a Lebanese immigrant attests to being incredibly frugal by living in the same modest home that he has resided for over three decades in Mexico. He uses Mexico City public transportation and can be seen eating at his restaurant chain, Sanborn’s.

2010 Paid Dues Music Festival

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The annual Paid Dues music festival, now in its 5th year, is one of the most prominent hip hop festivals in the United States.This year, the headliners were Ice Cube, Murs & 9th Wonder, Tech N9ne, and Raekwon of the Wu-Tang Clan. Artists performed at two different stages, the Paid Dues stage (indoor) and the Dues Paid stage (outdoor).