Latino Interests News

Latino Interests News – including Latino, Mexican-American, Latin-American, and Hispanic news, as issued by the Send2Press Newswire service.

Protector Holdings Acquires BetterWay Insurance Services

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 7, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Protector Holdings, a joint venture of EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants and Dowling Capital Partners, announced today the acquisition of BetterWay Insurance Services.

Arab-Latina Sofia Hanan Runs for Miss California Despite Backlash Towards Arabs

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 24, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Regardless of America’s focus on ‘white nationalism,’ Palestinian-Latina-American Sofia Hanan continues on her quest to become Miss California USA(R) 2016. The USA has become ultra sensitive to the idea of outsiders living amongst them. Fears heightened after recent Paris attacks and the on-going manhunt for its coordinator.

ACG Central Texas signs Memorandum of Understanding with The Mexican Entrepreneurs Association (AEM)

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Oct. 14, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Central Texas Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth(R) (ACG), the global organization focused on driving middle-market growth, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Mexican Entrepreneurs Association, AEM, in an effort to actively expose the two organizations to each other’s membership, foster integration, and promote joint programs. Eduardo Berdegue, president of ACG Central Texas, and Roberto Espinosa, President of AEM San Antonio were the signatories of the MOU.

Controversial Aspects of Hispanic Heritage Explored in ‘Tattoo Nation’ Documentary

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 3, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tattoos adorn the bodies of 45 million Americans and the phenomenon of ink-on-flesh is now global. One area often overlooked when discussing tattoo art is the contribution of the Chicano community. ‘The elevation of the tattoo to the status of art can be directly traced to Chicano culture,’ notes Eric Schwartz, director of the feature-length documentary motion picture, ‘Tattoo Nation.’

New Spanish Music Artist Grace Rodson has ‘Samba in her Bones’

LONDON, England, May 12, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Like a simmering plate of succulent seafood paella, Spain native Grace Rodson is serving a mouth watering concoction of Latin flavors with her debut release ‘Samba in My Bones’ from Global Media Group and JFM Records. Skillfully stirring the flavors of flamenco, Latin, funk, Celtic and yes, samba in her delectable pot seasoned with a pop music base, Rodson sizzles as an engaging new international artist with an enchanting look and sound.

Venta Financial Group Names Lisette Rodriguez COO

LAS VEGAS, Nev., Sept. 27, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Venta Financial Group, Inc. (Venta), a wholesale and retail mortgage banker, announced that Lisette Rodriguez joined the company as Chief Operating Officer.

Venta Financial Group Appoints Mark Ciolfi Executive Vice President

LAS VEGAS, Nev., Sept. 10, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Venta Financial Group, Inc. (Venta), a wholesale and retail mortgage banker, announced that it hired Mark Ciolfi as executive vice president (EVP). As EVP, Ciolfi’s primary focus will be to help Venta increase its production on a national level.

EPIC, Dowling Capital Partners and Premier Insurance Combine Forces to Change Hispanic Insurance Market

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 3, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consultancy, announced today a partnership with Dowling Capital Partners (DCP) and Premier Insurance Services, focusing on the personal insurance needs of the Hispanic market in the West and Southwest regions of the United States.

Josh Valdez, DBA, Joins Board of GROW Elect to Ensure California Latino Republican Voices Are Heard

LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 28, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Josh Valdez, DBA, the former Regional Director for the Federal Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), has accepted an appointment to the Board of GROW Elect, Latino Consultants announced today. GROW Elect is a political organization founded in 2011 for the purpose of electing Latino Republicans to local office in California.

The NAACP and Minority Media Community Collaborative are OUTRAGED at Time Warner Cable in Columbus!

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 18, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A major press conference held November 28, 2012 revealed that the Columbus NAACP and the Minority Media Community Collaborative (MMCC) are outraged at Time Warner Cable’s continuous refusal to provide local minority programming. Evidence of this blatant disregard is Time Warner Cable’s refusal to carry Bounce 23 TV and Azteca Columbus TV, two broadcasters dedicated to serving the African American and Hispanic populations in Columbus, Ohio.

MOCHILLA, of Timeless Fame, Presents the Premiere of Chicano Batman’s Video for Joven Navegante at Strictly Grooves Record Gallery in Highland Park

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 17, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Qvole Collective, an independent artist management and development company, announces today West Coast photographer, filmmaker, hip-hop scholar and Mochilla founder, Brian (B+) Cross shot and directed the new video ‘Joven Navegante’ for L.A.’s psych/tropical/soul act Chicano Batman. The video was premiered two separate times at 8:45 and 10:15 on Friday, October 12 at Highland Park’s newly opened ‘record gallery’ Strictly Grooves.

Mobile Dental Unit Serves 10,000th Patient

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., Sept. 26, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Delta Dental of Oklahoma announces that The Oklahoma Dental Foundation Mobile Dental Unit has provided free dental care to more than 10,000 patients as of Sept. 6. Dafne Soto, 8, of Oklahoma City was the honored 10,000th patient served on the mobile unit as it made a stop at the Latino Community Development Agency. Soto was one of eight children and youth who had an appointment for needed dental care that day.

Romney Campaign Names Josh Valdez, DBA, to Chair Health Care Insurance Industry Group

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 20, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Latino Consultants, LLC would like to share today that Josh Valdez, DBA, the former Regional Director for the Federal Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), has been named the Chair of Health Care Insurance Industry Group by the Romney for President campaign.

New Firm Set to Revolutionize Boxing Industry

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 18, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Josh Valdez Championship Boxing, a business enterprise led by health business executive Josh Valdez and superstar trainer and former IBF Lightweight champion Roberto Garcia, has launched in order to stabilize fighter futures in and out of the ring.

SHPE CEO Pilar Montoya is Honored for Advancing STEM Awareness, Education and Leadership Development

LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 29, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Inc (SHPE) Chief Executive Officer, Pilar Montoya, has been nationally recognized by US STEMconnector(TM), ‘100 Women Leaders in STEM,’ for her efforts to increase STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) awareness, access, support and leadership development among the Hispanic community.

USC Latino Alumni Association Honors Dr. Richard Zapanta with Legacy Award

LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 22, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A sold-out crowd of more than 750 Trojans, USC trustees, faculty and administrators, honored guests, alumni and students gathered at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel to celebrate the 38th Annual USC Latino Alumni Scholarship Gala on March 2. Executive Director Domenika Lynch announced that the dinner raised an estimated $300,000, which through USC’s two-to-one matching program will add a total $900,000 to USC Latino Alumni Association’s scholarship fund.

When Buying Telecommunication Services, US Hispanic Over-Index, Says Insight Research

MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J., Oct. 13, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In 2011, US ethnic communities will spend $77.9 billion on telecommunications services, accounting for nearly one-third of all residential telecom expenditures, according to a new market research study from The Insight Research Corporation. The largest minority group, Hispanics, representing 16.3 percent of the total US population, will spend the most.

Bridging the Digital Divide – Help to Close the Achievement Gap in California Schools

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In a workshop held at the California Latino Superintendent’s Association, Summer Institute, Business Management Consultant, and Publisher of Family Literacy Journal, Cyndi Fischer, addressed school administrators on the impact of the digital divide on California’s Latino students.

First Houston Flamenco Festival

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In keeping with its mission to teach, preserve and promote Flamenco in its most authentic form, Del Espadin Flamenco and Spanish Dance Academy is proud to present Houston’s very first Flamenco Festival. From Thursday, October 28th, to Sunday, October 31st, Houston flamenco lovers and students will have the opportunity to experience first-hand all the passion and excitement of true ‘flamenco puro.’

Author of ‘America Libre’ Tours Southern California, Setting for Controversial Novel of Latino Insurrection

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Author Raul Ramos y Sanchez is touring Southern California, the setting of his controversial debut novel AMERICA LIBRE following its July 29th release by Grand Central Publishing (formerly Warner Books). The apocalyptic story, which envisions an armed Latino insurrection in the U.S. Southwest sparked by a violent anti-immigration backlash, has already gained considerable media attention from print and broadcast sources including USA Today.

Philatron International Winner of 2008 Latin Business Association Annual Sol Award

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Philatron International and CEO, Founder, and Owner, Phillip M. Ramos, Jr. were honored at the 2008 Latino Business Association Annual SOL awards as top business of the year. Top business with over $5 million in sales.

VIVA Telecompras Revamps its Website for the Financial Community

MIAMI, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Home Shopping Latino, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HSPL), a Spanish TV network covering North America, today announced the revamping of the company’s VIVA website. Home Shopping Latino, Inc. will go on air as Viva Telecompras and will share the airwaves with such big names as HBO, National Geographic and Cinemax, and will be delivering their message through real-time broadcasts and interactive website experiences, as well as co-ventures with cell phone companies.

Iglesias Nights – An Evening of Salsa Dancing and Latin Culture in Los Angeles – Giving Back to the Community with a Message of Hope and Success

LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Imagine a night of sensual Latin performers, igniting the dance floor with their passion for life, and their spirit for living. The vibrant strains of the music, combined with the flavors and spicy taste of Tapas and Empanadas – this sounds like the opening of a hot new, Latin dance club in Los Angeles, right? But this time there is a twist. It is not a new club; it is a charity fundraiser, and a book signing hosted by author Rodrigo Iglesias.

Red Canyon Pictures Announce a Sneak Peek of Film ‘Red Canyon’ at HBO Presents: NYLIFF

NEW YORK, N.Y., July 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘Red Canyon,’ a feature film by Puerto Rican director, Giovanni Rodriguez, will screen at the Helen Mills Theatre, 137-139 West 26th Street (Between 6th and 7th Avenue), at 10:30PM on Saturday, July 26th, as part of the HBO Presents: International Latino Film Festival.

PACHECOS – Fear Of A Green Planet: Album Coming from Latin Thug Records

LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Following up on the success of their debut album Beat Hustlers, Barcelona Spain’s production trio – known as Pachecos – return with Fear Of A Green Planet, an album that pays tribute to the classic Public Enemy album (Fear Of A Black Planet), while also promoting the legalization of their favorite herb.

Latino Author the Subject of Controversy

DAYTON, Ohio – May 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Raul Ramos y Sanchez, the author of ‘America Libre’ (ISBN: 0-595-42606-9), a novel that contemplates a Hispanic insurrection fueled by mainstream backlash, is discovering just how volatile the immigration issue has become. Right wing bloggers in particular have taken aim at the author.

Long Term Care Insurance for Spanish Speaking Americans

KIRKLAND, Wash. – Mar. 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today LTC Financial Partners LLC, the nation’s most experienced long term care insurance brokerage, announced a campaign to bring long term care protection to members of America’s second-largest ethnic group, Hispanics. ‘Our Hispanic citizens, like everyone else, need long term care insurance,’ says Cameron Truesdell, CEO.

L.A. County Supervisor Gloria Molina and 19 Other Elite Women to Be Honored at the 2006 Hispanic Business Woman of the Year Awards

SANTA BARBARA, CA – Apr. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Trailblazer Gloria Molina, chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, will be honored as the 2006 Hispanic Business Woman of the Year in a special ceremony along with 19 other Elite Women. The special ceremony will take place Thursday, May 4, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, and some seating is still available. Maria Silva from KVBC News 3 in Las Vegas will preside as this year’s Mistress of Ceremonies.