• Hawaii’s Colombians celebrated their traditional Carnaval at Magic Island

    By José Villa, Senior Editor Hawaii Hispanic News HONOLULU, Hawaii – On Saturday, February 18, Hawaii’s Colombian...

  • Soul De Cuba Restaurant — A growing business from Honolulu to Cuba

    By José Villa, Senior Editor Hawaii Hispanic News HONOLULU, Hawaii -- Well-known Hispanic community leader Jesús Puerto...

  • Flowing in the Future: Water in a Changing World

    By Luisa Cristini, PhD. Hawaii Hispanic News HONOULU, Hawaii -- Water is life. The development of both...

  • Spanish Embassy Trade Mission executives visited Honolulu

    By José Villa, Senior Editor Hawaii Hispanic News HONOLULU, Hawaii -- In December 2011, Mr. David Gomez,...

  • APEC Economic Leaders Meeting in Honolulu Hawaii

    By José Villa Hawaii Hispanic News HONOLULU, Hawaii — The APEC Economic Leaders Meeting - which took...

  • It’s time to talk about it in our Latino community: Male Breast Cancer

    By Capt Eduardo Wilson, Hawaii Hispanic News KAPOLEI, Hawaii -- I am a 58-year-old male airline pilot (Alaska Airlines), who recently underwent a left modified radical mastectomy for breast cancer. T2, N1, M0. Are these the codes for the engine stages on the Boeing 737-900? No, they are the codes that describe...

  • Samadhi Hawaii takes dancing to new heights

    By Priscilla Cabral-Pérez Hawaii Hispanic News HONOLULU, Hawaii -- The dancers of Samadhi Hawaii will go to great heights to amaze their audience. Their performance at the Hawaii State Museum, Aug. 5, consisted of a colorful and exhilarating celebration of the Hawaiian culture and the jovial spirit of the circus. The dancers...

  • ‘Iolani School’s Guia Melo is National Spanish Teacher of the Year

    By Priscilla Cabral-Pérez Hawaii Hispanic News HONOLULU, Hawaii - On July 8, the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese named 'Iolani School Spanish teacher Guia Melo the "2011 Secondary School Outstanding Teacher of the Year." Melo traveled to Washington D.C. to receive the award. While in D.C., she met with...

  • Lebanese Latina jazz singer combines passion, sultriness and sabor

    By José Villa, Senior Editor Hawaii Hispanic News HONOLULU, Hawaii - Saying that Sacha Boutros is a "jazz singer" is like saying a Porsche Turbo Carrera is a "car." The maternal grandparents of this multilingual singer/ composer/producer - a frequent visitor to Hawaii - were born in Mazatlán and Guadalajara, Mexico. Her...

  • Chilean Navy Ship visits Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

    By Priscilla Cabral-Pérez Hawaii Hispanic News HONOLULU, Hawaii -- The Chilean Navy training ship Buque Escuela Esmeralda arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Aug. 30. Esmeralda is the second tallest and longest sailing ship in the world and has visited Peru, Ecuador, Mexico, U.S., and Canada on this training cruise. The crew...

  • Latino Navy Chief is “2011 Navy Times Sailor of the Year – Honorable Mention”

    By José Villa, Senior Editor Hawaii Hispanic News WASHINGTON, D.C. - Our Hispanic community can feel a particular sense of pride knowing that the enlisted member the Navy Times chose as its "2011 Sailor of the Year - Honorable Mention" is an active ANSO member. Rafael Barney was born in Queens, New...

  • Hawaii Pacific University hosts 21 different nations

    By José Villa, Senior Editor Hawaii Hispanic News HONOLULU, Hawaii - Once again, Hawaii Pacific University has applied for a U.S. Department of State grant to host a Summer Institute for English Language Educators. And, for the third time in a row, HPU's application was approved at the highest levels in the...

  • Hawaii Salsa instructor leaves his footprint across Europe and Asia

    By José Villa, Senior Editor Hawaii Hispanic News HONOLULU, Hawaii - Who would have guessed that the current "Global Ambassador of Salsa" - who teaches Salsa in such diverse locales as Copenhagen, China, Hong Kong, Prague, Germany, Hawaii, etc. -- would have grown up in the mean streets of the Bronx? But...

  • Legislators Support Mexican Consulate in Hawaii

    By José Villa, Senior Editor Hawaii Hispanic News HONOLULU, Hawaii -- A resolution requesting the establishment of a permanent Mexican Consulate in the state of Hawaii was presented in the 2011 Hawaii State Legislature's session. On April 8, the resolution passed, with amendments, the House Committee on International Affairs and then moved...

  • Commentary: Conscience of a community activist

    By Carlos J. Licea Amigos805.com Recently I shocked a fellow worker and a few others by outing myself as a Latino community activist. An "Activist" he said accusatorially. "You cannot be a Latino community activist and an advocate for other causes." Some people, he added may object to a person who has...

  • Internationally-renowned Afro-Cuban All Stars rock Honolulu

    By José Villa, Senior Editor Hawaii Hispanic News HONOLULU, Hawaii - The Afro-Cuban All Stars (ACAS) is a unique orchestra that has always been devoted to promoting the full range of Cuban music, one that embraces several generations and all musical styles. Over the years many of the band's musicians have become...

  • Latino students contribute to Hawaii Team competing in 2011 Solar Decathlon

    By Marí Roma Villa, Editor Hawaii Hispanic News HONOLULU, Hawaii -- The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost effective, energy-efficient, and attractive, from all over the world. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends affordability,...

  • Honolulu Zoo gets Latino Director

    By Priscilla Cabral-Perez Hawaii Hispanic News HONOLULU, Hawaii -- When Mayor Peter Carlisle recently introduced the new Honolulu Zoo Director Manuel Mollinedo, he described him as someone whose "wealth of zoo and park managerial experience and his clear love for animals is sure to benefit Honolulu." Mollinedo's wealth of experience is traced...

  • George Lopez does Honolulu

    By José Villa, Senior Editor Hawaii Hispanic News HONOLULU, Hawaii - The heading says it all. I could end the story right there and that's all I would have to say. Multitalented entertainer George Lopez, whose career encompasses television, film, stand-up comedy -- and now -- late-night television, is coming to Honolulu....

  • Goya’s art makes us look in the mirror

    (The following is from one of Latina Lista's regional newspaper partners -- Hawaii Hispanic News) By Arantxa Ascunce, Assistant Professor of Spanish, University of Hawaii (Ed. Note: The Honolulu Academy of Arts, for the first time in decades, is exhibiting a selection of Francisco Goya's prints until August 9th) HONOLULU, Hawaii --...