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May
03
2009

Yo Quiero Links!

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 Photo by timsamoff

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It was all about the H1N1 flu (a.k.a. swine flu) this week. Everywhere I turned, that’s all everyone was talking about. So, today’s Yo Quiero Links! is kind of lean…

1) Immigration foes use swine flu to renew arguments that Mexican border should be sealedThe volatile immigration issue had cooled off on talk shows and in the blogosphere as the presidential election and economic crisis unfolded. Now, some are using the spread of the virus to renew arguments that immigration from Mexico is a threat to America. I knew it was just a matter of time before this happened.

2) Changing the Face of Educational Children Television: Carmen OsbahrShe may have been recently recognized as the first Latina television puppeteer in the United States by the National Association of Latina Leaders, but Osbahr has been bringing smiles to the faces of children with her cuddly Muppet friends for well over a decade. Appearing on leading educational television shows like Sesame Street, Between the Lions, Bear in the Big Blue House, and Disney Channel’s newest playhouse series, Johnny and the Sprites, Osbahr wouldn’t trade her puppets for any profession in the world. At age 45, this veteran puppeteer has accomplished more than she could have imagined and has yet to grow tired of her Muppet counterparts. Vanessa loves Sesame Street’s Rosita! Now I know why…

3) Latinas Are Technically Savvy, Brand-Loyal ‘Chief Household Officers’ – Two Hispanic media companies have partnered to tell marketers what Latinas want in an in-depth survey and video ethnographies that explore everything from Latinas’ financial worries to their brand-bursting refrigerators and bathroom vanities. Some surprising results, some just interesting.

4) Notes from the Dream Day – We are so happy to announce that fellow blogger, Violeta Garcia-Mendoza (we introduced you to her during our recent Week of Mamás Blogueras), is one of the writers of the just-published book “Call Me Okaasan: Adventures in Multicultural Mothering,” an amazing collection about raising multicultural kids whether because of intercultural marriage, international adoption or nomadic lifestyles. Can’t wait to read this!! Felicidades, Violeta!

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