Latest Latino Stories

2008-08-01 00:13:28

By Vianna Davila "It the information gets out there on television, but who really hears it and how much do they hear, and how do they understand it?" Statistically, incidents of cancer are higher among whites and blacks compared with Latinos. But Latinos' survival rates are lower, because their cancers are often diagnosed at an advanced stage, said Dr. Elmer Huerta, president of the American Cancer Society, and the first Latino to hold that position. About 40 percent of the U.S....

2008-07-29 09:00:51

NEW YORK, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- American Latino TV (ALTV) and LatiNation, the award-winning, nationally syndicated TV programs, announced today that both shows have garnered key affiliate renewals and will continue into their historic seventh and fifth seasons respectively, beginning the week of September 29, 2008. "Our syndicated shows are coming off a record year of ad sales revenue in what is an otherwise bleak story for other media outlets, providing further evidence that advertisers...

2008-06-16 12:00:39

HOUSTON, June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continental Airlines and the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP) announced that Carlos Blanco, 18, of Houston, Texas, has won the "Destino: Latinoamerica" ("Destination: Latin America") essay contest for Hispanic high school students. Blanco, a May 2008 graduate of YES Prep School -- Southeast in Houston, highlighted the influence of Latin America on his own life in his winning essay, "The Manifestation of Culture." "I love our...

2006-02-15 16:12:59

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - America's reputation as an English-only nation is fading, and not just because cartoon character Bart Simpson says "Ay, Caramba!" and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger recycles his old movie line "Hasta la vista, baby." Across the United States more people are mixing Spanish into conversation, and American parents are fighting to place their kids in bilingual schools. In Washington, parents used to camp out on the sidewalk for days to...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.