Thursday, November 22, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: Boxer Hector "Macho" Camacho Murdered

Puerto Rican boxing icon, Hector "Macho" Camacho died from gunshot wounds suffered earlier this week. He was 50 years old. 

Camacho was shot several times in the face and neck Tuesday while sitting in the passenger seat of a car outside a bar in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. The man accompanying Camacho was killed in the attack. San Juan Metropolitan police said the assailants are unknown at this time. 

Our deepest condolences and prayers go out to his family from all of us here at The Latino Edge. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Latino Alliance for Latino Inspiration and Progress!


"In the US, the biggest & most important change in more than 100 years is coming...QUICKLY!"
  • “It's important for Latinos to band together and team up a bit now because we're on the verge of inheriting to a very large extent this great country of ours.  We need to be both worthy and ready. To make our mark, we will need to make a lot of progress and achieve a lot of success, both individually and collectively, in a short amount of time.”  -Latino Alliance Web Site

Latino Alliance was formed to be a catalyst for this progress.  Its main objective is to promote and recognize Latino achievement, leadership, and success!

Because most communication and engagement these days takes place online and in social media, Latino Alliance uses these forums to get its message across:

They provide useful information and resources on personal achievement and making progress, opportunities to connect and network, inspirational Latino success stories and advice, and best practices on leadership.

Latino Alliance believes that Latinos can be a great source of encouragement and support for each other, and can learn from one another as well.  There's a lot of excitement involved in achieving success and taking on leadership roles, but there's a lot of preparation and responsibility involved, too.  Latino Alliance says, “Let's learn and get ready together!”

Monday, November 19, 2012

Critically Acclaimed "Pancho Land" Released on Kindle

The Amazon Kindle release of PANCHO LAND, third novel in the Class H Trilogy by award-winning author Raul Ramos y Sanchez was officially released November 12, 2002. Written as a cautionary tale, the Class H Trilogy depicts a harrowing future where extremism on both sides of the immigration issue spark an ethnic conflict on U.S. soil. Seen through the lens of a family struggling to remain together in a nation being torn apart by civil war, the Class H Trilogy has garnered praise from a number of media and literary sources. In PANCHO LAND, the family saga reaches a third generation as the ethnic conflict brings the entire world to the brink of war.

Acclaim for the Class H Series:

  • Provocative USA Today 
  • Thrilling and vibrant New York Times Best-selling author James Rollins
  • Sweeping, intensePublishers Weekly
  • Inventive and highly original — Library Journal

Additional PANCHO LAND editions for other eBook platforms and a print edition are slated for 2013 through Beck & Branch Publishers.

Author Highlights:
  • Best Novel Award Winner - International Latino Book Awards 
  • Violet Crown Awards Fiction Finalist, Writers League of Texas
  • Books Into Movies Award Winner - presented by Edward James Olmos
  • USA Today 2009 Summer Reads Author
  • LATINA Magazine "10 Hottest Summer Reads" for 2009 Author
  • Named #1 among "2011 Top Ten Latino Authors" by 
  • Listed among "Best Hispanic Writers of the 21st century" by

About the Author
Cuban-born Raul Ramos y Sanchez grew up in Miami's cultural kaleidoscope before becoming a long-time resident of the U.S. Midwest. Ramos began the first novel of the Class H Trilogy, AMERICA LIBRE, in 2004 with the input of scholars from Latin America, Spain, and the United States. A multiple award winner, the author and his work have been featured on television, radio and print media across the U.S. and abroad. 
[Represented by van Haitsma Literary Agency]

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

¿Que pasó? Romney's Demise from a Latino Perspective

Political analysts and Republicans alike are beside themselves about President Obama's re-election. Carl Rove certainly blamed everyone but himself for an Obama win. Let's look at this by the numbers. 

White male Americans certainly voted. However, they were divided. How many White female American voted for Romney? Only 44%. This confirms what we already knew: White American women felt Romney was out of touch with female issues in America. 

On the other hand 93% of  African-Americans and 71% of Asian Americans voted for Obama. However, it would not have been enough to beat Romney. Census statistics tells us that there are approximately 52 million Hispanic Americans of voting age. The exit polls also tells us that 73% of Hispanic Americans voted for Obama. The GOP ignored this and that is what cost Romney the election. Rommey was paying attention the wrong crowd. 

Never mind that low level conservatives like Sarah Palin, Christine O'Donnell, Jan Brewer, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio indirectly destroyed any hope the GOP had for winning the election. They, the media and racist Americans were making a fuss over 12 million illegal immigrants. While I don't advocate breaking the law of the land, this group were the focus of extreme abuse by supposedly civilized government officials. The rest of us - the 52 million strong Hispanic American voting block - quietly watched, taking notes, working in the background. We studied history. We knew it wasn't a great stretch of the imagination that the same could happen to us. We worked relentlessly to put an end to this travesty. 

Funny thing is that the GOP totally ignored us! Latino bloggers have been writing about this very thing for years. The Republican camp had the intel! 

The elections are over and Obama won. Is our work done? No. Not at all. 

The GOP will be fighting Latinos tooth and nail now that they know we gave Obama the win. Conservative politicians know that they can't get rid of 52 million US citizens. They also realize  that if left to us, the GOP will never see the inside the Oval Office again. 

Here's another piece of raw data. White Americans are no longer interested in large families or even marriage for that matter. On the other hand, Hispanic Americans LOVE large families and respect the sanctity of marriage. A small portion of us use abortion as a means of contraception. Our segment of the American population will grow exponentially over the next couple of generations. 

We, the old guard, will teach our young ones never to vote for the GOP, showing them proof that to do so will have terrible consequences. 

What do we do now? Teach our children that they need pursue college education - they will get it if they work hard at it. They need to become business men and women, doctors, lawyers and especially, politicians. We need solid representation in the White House and in Congress. 

Latino, we've been handed the key to Fort Knox. Let's make the most this golden opportunity.

Let's get to work, Latino!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Latino Edge is BACK!

Dear faithful readers,  we are back!

We have a new format, new look and using the latest in social media technology. Why? Because YOU demanded it! We heard and we obey.

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Thank you for supporting us all these years. Stay tuned for the cutting edge in news and information on Latino issue from around the world. In just 24 hours we'll will be posting new articles for your edification. Now there's much work to do.

Con todo nuestro cariño,

Johnny Rivera
Editor and Chief Baby Bottle Washer
The Latino Edge