Friday, September 29, 2006
The Puerto Rican pop star and UNICEFF Goodwill Ambassador, Ricky Martin paid a visit to Capitol Hill on Tuesday, September 26, 2006 to speak to lawmakers about human trafficking. Martin said, “Child trafficking is a global nightmare, it is the modern day form of slavery.” Human Trafficking is a serious issue which includes sexual exploitation, forced marriage. sweat shop and forced labor as well as prostitution. It affects mostly children and women. Human trafficking is said to affect over 2 million people a year.
Ricky Martin has launched his own foundation called, People for Children after his encounter with three Indian girls who were living in the street and were about to be forced into prostitution. Martin hopes to help bring an end to human trafficking especially trafficking of children.
The Latin Recording Academy will be honoring Ricky Martin at a tribute dinner on November 1st as the 2006 Person of the Year for all of his humanitarian efforts.
For more information on Ricky Martin's Foundation, People for Children, check out: http://www.rickymartinfoundation.org.
Monday, September 25, 2006
The Latin Grammy Street Parties comes to NY....
This Sunday, October 1st, 2006, the Latin Grammy Street Parties comes to Flushing Meadow Park in Queens, N.Y from 12pm-7pm and LATWEENO will be there! Come enjoy the gran fiesta with performances by:
- Ivy Queen
- Baby Rasta
- Dynasty & Padrino
- Voz a Voz
Do not miss this HUGE fieston to celebrate la musica latina! This event is completely FREE so you have no excuse! Look out for the LATWEENO street team and find out how YOU can be featured on our website!
Look out for the Latin Grammy Street Parties in your ciudad:
Los Angeles 10/22
Sunday, September 24, 2006
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, channel THIRTEEN (PBS) will be showing TODAY:
La Cocina Cubana: Secretos De Mi Abuela (4-5pm)
A film that explores Cuban culinary traditions and pays tribute to Cuba's best chefs: it's abuelas.
Mi Mambo! (7-8pm)
Documentary film that profiles the Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts, a vibrant cultural insitution that is changing lives in East Harlem.
NATURE: Cuba: Wild Island of the Caribbean (8-9pm)
A program that explores the intriguing wildlife of the preserves of Cuba, unrestricted for the first time in nearly half a century.
Check out these films and let us know what you thought about them!