Issues and Answers

Issue

Too many corporations think about marketing to the 55 million strong Latino Market during Hispanic Heritage month or try on Cinco de Mayo.

However, these companies have put their money where their mouth is for Latino market. We'd like to call them our top "Three Amigos" aka The Three Caballeros 1944
AT&T “Between Two Worlds”
AT&T’s #BetweenTwoWorlds is the Hispanic movement in their expansive social media campaign #TheMobileMovement, which launched earlier this year. The company began the Hispanic operation in July 2014 as an opportunity to connect and engage bicultural Latinos, particularly digital-savvy millennials.
#BetweenTwoWorlds focuses on the lives of young acculturated Hispanics between their teens and mid-30s, who easily identify with both mainstream U.S. culture and their Latino background. Accompanying the #TheMobileMovement is a Tumblr page similarly featuring Spanglish posts. The two hashtags can also be found on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
http://www.att.com/global-search/search.jsp?App_ID=HOME&autoSuggest=FALSE&tabPressed=FALSE&q=spanish#!/All/

Dunkin Donuts “Dunkin' Latino”
As of June 2014, Dunkin’ Donuts launched its Latino Twitter page, looking to cater to the company’s Spanish speakers. Last year, Dunkin’ Donuts also claimed to be the first national coffee retailer to make its website, mobile, and Facebook platforms available in Spanish and English.
With the social media campaign launch, there was a brief sweepstakes. Fans could follow @DunkinLatino and use the hashtag #MiDunkinEsTuDunkin to enter a chance to win a $100 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card for themselves and a friend. The brand is now supporting their digital Hispanic movement with hashtags such as #MiDunkin and #DunkinLatino.
https://www.dunkindonuts.com/content/dunkindonuts/es.html

McDonald’s “Me Encanta”
Back in 2011, McDonald’s introduced its Spanish-language Twitter campaign. @MeEncanta is a Spanglish-based account used to interact with fans about promotional deals through music, sports and education.
McDonald’s Latino movement is currently engaging its online audience with its hashtag #MiMomento. The hashtag, however, has not seemed to catch on yet with many of the posts coming from unrelated tweets.
http://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en/promotions.html

http://youtu.be/8ZRuAWoYCzo

Encounters of The Fake Kind

Problem

My first encounter with what is now called "Fake News" occurred many years ago when I was working for the Associated Press in Texas, and we published a story about a bogus Boris Badenov.

For those of you too young to remember, Boris Badenov was the nemesis and foil on the hit cartoon Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, which ran on ABC and NBC from 1959 to 1965 (and remains in syndication today).

Boris Badenov was a spy for the fictional nation of Pottsylvania who took orders from that nation's fearless leader, Mr. Big.

VIRGEN DE GUADALUPE

Issue

Today is the day Hispanics celebrate La Virgen de Guadalupe. It is the day of Virgin Mary's sighting, which is associated with December 12.

This day is celebrated throughout The Americas: The amazing, miraculous image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Our Shining Stars

Issue

For everyone whose parents have passed away like mine have, may your good memories always stay with you every Father's Day, as well as Mothers Day because every day is Parents Day!!!

When our parents die... We lose our umbrella against bad weather.

When our parents die... They take our childhood with them.

When our parents die... We become orphans forever.

Mayor Minor?

Issue

A new Wall Street Journal/NBC 4 New York/Marist Poll says Bill de Blasio’s approval rating continues to erode.

Two years until New York City’s next mayoralty election, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s job approval rating has declined. To compound problems for de Blasio, support among his base has dropped, 9 points among African American voters and 12 points among Latino voters. Of note, the racial divide which has underscored views about, both,

Jose Marti * NYT

Issue

THE MOST SLANDEROUS EDITORIAL IN THE HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK TIMES.

This is another time. That happened in another era. You can say what you want. But it's useful to know, especially if you have Cuban roots, what The New York Times wrote after the death in combat of José Martí. History has probably buried the name of the man or woman whose poison pen defamed Martí. But it's a historical necessity to remember and reject what was written. Here it is:
IMPRESSION OF MARTI'S DEATH.
Published in The New-York Times, June 5, 1895

HAPPY REAL NEWS YEAR

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"圣诞快乐"
"GOD JUL"
"عيد ميلاد مجيد"
"BUON ANNO"
"کریسمس مبارک"
"JOYEUX NOEL"
"VESELE VANOCE"
"メリークリスマス"
"MELE KALIKIMAKA"
"NODLAG SONA DHUIT"
"BLWYDDYN NEWYDD DDA"
"С Рождеством Христовым"
"FELIZ NATAL"
"BOAS FESTAS"
"메리 크리스마스"
"FELIZ NAVIDAD"
"MERRY CHRISTMAS"
"KALA CHRISTOUGENA"
"VROLIJK KERSTFEEST"
"Χαρούμενα Χριστούγεννα"
"FROHLICHE WEIHNACHTEN"
"BUON NATALE-GODT NYTAR"
"HUAN YING SHENG TAN CHIEH"
"WESOLYCH SWIAT-SRETAN BOZIC"
"MOADIM LESIMHA-LINKSMU KALEDU"
"HAUSKAA JOULUA-AID SAID MOUBARK"
"'N PRETTIG KERSTMIS"
"ONNZLLISTA UUTTA VUOTTA"

STUPOR TUESDAY?

Idea

Tuesday changes everything in this seemingly never ending camp pain. While some of the candidates keep rolling on with their hot air, Stupor Tuesday may be make-or-break is day for some political rivals.

Most states have awarded delegates on a proportional basis so far. But that changes in an effort to help a front-runner and hinder those falling behind.

Stupor is defined as a state of near-unconsciousness or insensibility. A daze, or state of unconsciousness, insensibility, oblivion?

NEPAL NEEDS HELP

Solution

Victims need shelter, fuel, food, medicine, power, volunteer workers. Nepal's earthquake-hit capital is short on everything as friends and family members search for lost loved ones, and sort through rubble for their belongings, but the international community must provide basic needs.

The United Nations is rushing critical supplies to Nepal in the wake of the devastating earthquake that has reportedly killed more than 3,000 people and injured thousands more on Saturday, and pledged that it ready to provide any assistance needed to help survivors through these difficult times.

Goodbye and good riddance, July 2016

Idea

It’s summertime in many parts of the world, and July happens to be one of the most event-filled months.
it is said that July is unlucky for weddings, but this one was unlucky for more than couples. And this long hot summer is not over yet, folks!

While many businesses begin attracting end of the year sales, this past month brought the world death, destruction, and disasters. July 2016 will be remembered as a month that continuously stunned the people of the world with multiple shocking events.

Political Chickens?

Issue

Thick as a brick and dumb as they come. TRUMPENANIETO. https://youtu.be/u9bk2MrMGaA https://youtu.be/5IpYOF4Hi6Q Shame on both of you. Qué Verguenza!

Trump announces surprise meeting with Mexican President @CNNPolitics http://cnn.it/2bYWFz7

Vicente Fox: 'I really apologize' for Trump's Mexico visit http://www.politico.com/story/2016/08/trump-mexico-visit-vicente-fox-227582

In political gamble, Trump to make surprising trip to Mexico http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/3d281c11a96b4ad082fe88aa0db04305/Article...