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One on One: Roberto Sanchez’s long journey from the streets of Little Havana to Hollywood

One on One: Roberto Sanchez’s long journey from the streets of Little Havana to Hollywood

By Eliana Alcaraz Esparza LatinaLista (LL Editor’s Note: Article originally appeared on Herald de Paris) HOLLYWOOD (Herald de Paris) – In the fall of 2002, while working as an armed officer for the Miami Metro System, Roberto Sanchez received a serendipitous phone call that would forever change his life. Only moments earlier, he had encountered

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Viernes Video: Latina trailblazing comic shares her life story in new bilingual docu-comedy

LatinaLista — Like arroz y frijoles, Kiki Melendez and show business go hand-in-hand. Whether she’s hosting her own variety show, headlining a Latina comic showcase, producing or starring in film or appearing on stage, New York City-born Melendez is the definition of not just someone who “made it” but a “Latina who made it” in

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Video: Actor Esai Morales takes Hollywood and Latinos to task

LatinaLista — It’s easy to blame Hollywood for the lack of Latino representation in film and television. And while “Hollywood” does bear the blame for not showcasing Latino talent that is more in line with the rising demographic, so too must Latinos be accountable, according to popular La Bamba actor Esai Morales. In the featured

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Too few Latinos in the running for Golden Globe honors — otra vez!

By Angela María Ortíz S. Se Fija! Oscar Isaac Receives Multiple Nominations for the Golden Globes; the Rest is (almost) Silence Sofía Vergara is the only other Latina mentioned by name this year, though a few TV shows with Latinos in them get a nod. Basically: same ol’ same ol’ this season. Oscar Isaac’s wonderful

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Viernes Video: New film puts twist on assassinations by showing the dark side of ‘La Guapa’

LatinaLista — Stories about hit-”men” are all too common and do little to create any buzz for a new film banking on violence and trite storylines to bring in viewers. But add even just a small twist to a standard plot and it not only generates buzz but has the potential to go viral! Not

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Video: 2010 documentary tracing Hollywood’s treatment of Native Americans available online

LatinaLista — Hollywood movies are known for romanticizing, distorting, embellishing, and even inventing, when it comes to portraying communities of color. There’s no greater example than how Hollywood has portrayed the Native American. From the admirable to the pathetic – think Johnny Depp as Tonto — the Native American has been at the mercy of

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