Thursday, December 27, 2012


By Tony Franco

In behalf of all our staff at EL NOTICOTO MAGAZINE, I would like to take this opportunity to Thank You for your continuous support and for being our loyal readers throughout the year.

We wish each one of you had a great Christmas together with your beloved families and we really  hope and pray that Love and Happiness will come your way next, and every year.

We also pray that we all stay healthy to continue enjoying life and serving our community to make this world a better place to live.


Saturday, November 24, 2012


 Hector "Macho" Camacho, a Puerto Rican boxer known for skill and flamboyance in the ring as well as for a messy personal life and run-ins with the police, was declared dead on Saturday, four days after being shot in the face. He was 50.

Former featherweight champion Juan Laporte, a friend since childhood, described Camacho as "like a little brother who was always getting into trouble,"

"He was a good human being, a good hearted person," Laporte said as he waited with other friends and members of the boxer's family outside the hospital in San Juan after the shooting. "A lot of people think of him as a cocky person but that was his motto ... inside he was just a kid looking for something."

Shot while sitting in a parked car outside a bar Tuesday with a friend in the city of Bayamon, he was declared dead at the Centro Medico trauma center in San Juan. The friend, 49-year-old Adrian Mojica Moreno, died at the scene of the shooting. Police said Mojica had nine small bags of cocaine in his pocket and a 10th bag was found open in the car.

Originally from Bayamon, just outside San Juan, Camacho was long regarded as a flashy if volatile talent, a skilled boxer who was perhaps overshadowed by his longtime foil, Mexican superstar Julio Cesar Chavez, who would beat him in a long-awaited showdown in Las Vegas in 1992.

Camacho fought professionally for three decades, from his humble debut against David Brown at New York's Felt Forum in 1980 to an equally forgettable swansong against Sal Duran in Kissimmee, Florida, in 2010.

In between, he fought some of the biggest stars spanning two eras, including Sugar Ray Leonard, Felix Trinidad, Oscar De La Hoya and Roberto Duran.
"This is something I've done all my life, you know?" Camacho told The Associated Press after a workout in 2010. "A couple years back, when I was doing it, I was still enjoying it. The competition, to see myself perform. I know I'm at the age that some people can't do this no more."

He divided his time between Puerto Rico and Florida in recent years, appearing on Spanish-language television as well as on a reality show called "Es Macho Time!" on YouTube.

Inside the boxing ring, Camacho flourished. He won three Golden Gloves titles as an amateur, and after turning pro, he quickly became a contender with an all-action style reminiscent of other Puerto Rican fighters.

Long promoted by Don King, Camacho won his first world title by beating Rafael Limon in a super-featherweight bout in Puerto Rico on Aug. 7, 1983. He moved up in weight two years later to capture a lightweight title by defeating Jose Luis Ramirez, and successfully defended the belt against fellow countryman Edwin Rosario.

The Rosario fight, in which the victorious Camacho still took a savage beating, persuaded him to scale back his ultra-aggressive style in favor of a more cerebral, defensive approach. The change in style was a big reason that Camacho, at the time 38-0, lost a close split decision to Greg Haugen at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas in 1991.

Camacho won the rematch to set up his signature fight against Chavez, this time at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. Camacho was roundly criticized for his lack of action, and the Mexican champion won a lopsided unanimous decision to retain the lightweight title.
It was at that point that Camacho became the name opponent for other rising contenders, rather than the headliner fighting for his own glory.

He lost a unanimous decision to another young Puerto Rican fighter, Trinidad, and was soundly defeated by De La Hoya. In 1997, Camacho ended Leonard's final comeback with a fifth-round knockout. It was Camacho's last big victory even though he boxed for another decade.

"Hector was a fighter who brought a lot of excitement to boxing," said Ed Brophy, executive director of International the Boxing Hall of Fame. "He was a good champion. Roberto Duran is kind of in a class of his own, but Hector surely was an exciting fighter that gave his all to the sport."

The fighter's last title bout came in 1997 against welterweight champion Oscar De La Hoya, who won by unanimous decision. Camacho's last fight was his defeat by Duran in May 2010. He had a career record of 79-6-3 (Source AP).

Thursday, November 8, 2012


By Tony Franco

President Obama with one of his daughters shortly before giving his re-election acceptance speech.
"Tonight the American people reminded us that  there is hope for a better tomorrow...The best is yet to come...We are one American family,  we fall and rise together ..." 
With these words, President Barack Obama  acknowledged the crowd who cheered  his reelection victory for a second presidential term in Chicago, where he awaited the presidential race results.  
President Obama added that during this campaign,  he was able to hear the voices of the citizens of both parties and their concerns and priorities, which have motivated him to return to work harder for them at the White House. 
"The citizen's role does not end with exercising your vote, but continues with the effort of each one of you to fulfill your dreams in a country that offers the opportunity to reach them ..." With these encouraging words, the president collected the applause of all followers in Chicago , where he, his wife and daughters and the family of Vice President  Joe Biden,  greeted and thanked their supporters,  who mingled with tears of joy cheering the president, after having achieved the victory over Republican opponent Mitt Romney , who congratulated the President and offered his help and cooperation.
Barack Obama  was reelected president of the United States in a close race where the popular vote was split almost in half. Although the electoral vote might not reflect so, it was a close battle to gain the people´s vote. 

WinnerNameMatchesPopular Vote%Percentage of VotesElectoral Votes
ObamaDemocrat60,662,17450 %30326 States
RomneyRepublican GOP57,820,74248 %20624 States
Others Others1,786,4552  %00 United

The current election campaign was one of the most vibrant in history!   Barak Obama and Mitt Romney  fought inch by inch until the last day, last hour every vote of the electorate. The key states of Ohio and Florida, gave victory to Obama by a narrow margin, which added enough electoral votes to overcome the 270 needed to win the presidency. But at the end, I think that even if he would have lost those 2 states, Obama could have won. 
Barack Obama  also won key states like Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Iowa and New Hampshire and undoubtedly the Latino vote was key to securing California, Florida and Colorado, which ultimately guaranteed his victory.

The presidential family came out  in Chicago to greet his fans who cheered them happily  upon learning of the reelection victory.
I remember that in 2008, none of the experts predicted a victory for Obama in the Democratic primaries. In the end, not only he became president, but was able to maintain its leadership, against all odds and now, even with the crisis of unemployment and the poor economy, he obtained his second consecutive victory.

Mitt Romney thanked his supporters for their support during the campaign and accepted the victory of President Obama, adding willing to help and work with him for the benefit of the country.

President Obama and Vice President Biden embrace after the president's acceptance speech in Chicago.
Maybe the American people remembered how the country was  when Obama became president  four years ago, after Republican George W. Bush. Perhaps Romney  with his political changes could not prove to be a reliable candidate to straighten the economy, but the truth is that even though the Republican candidate made ​​an arduous campaign,  he could not win the latino vote that definitely made a difference! He only received 21% ot that vote, the lowest for a Republican candidate in the last 3 elections. 
President Obama  today became with this victory,   the second Democrat since the early 40's, to achieve reelection victory after Bill Clinton (1993-2001). 
Winning this reelection is something admirable in my own opinion, especially managing a triumph when unemployment  is so high, and we still have a bad economy. But Obama did a great convincing his followers and voters that his plan needs a second term to get accomplished. He asked for a second term to deliver the expected results from the people at the end of his time as President of the United States.  
Michelle Obama , First Lady of the United States, once said "When you've worked hard and you've done well, and have managed to reach the door of opportunity, do not close it behind you, help others to get the same opportunities you now have to achieve success in life ... "
No doubt her husband's story reflects those thoughts, the reelected president was born in Hawaii, his father was from Kenya and his mother from Kansas. He grew up in the care of his grandmother and the support of his grandfather. With the help of student loans and scholarships, Obama was able to finish his college career and moved to Chicago where he began his political career serving and helping others in his community.
Our staff congratulates President  Barack Obama  and Vice President  Joe Biden , along with their families, in this important victory. (you can hear Obama´s complete speech in the above vídeo). 
Nuestro personal, a través de,  felicita al presidente Barack Obama y a su compañero de campaña el vicepresidente Joe Biden, junto con sus familias, en este importante triunfo.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Emmy Award Winning Actor, Jordi Vilasuso, joins MALDEF in honoring scholar 

and activist, Dr. Harry Pachón; Executive Director of the Legal Aid Foundation of 

Los Angeles, Silvia Argueta; and bilingual educator, children's author and recording 
artist, José Luis Orozco.  

Jordi Vilasuso will MC the Maldef Gala
LOS ANGELES, CA – On Thursday, November 8, 2012, MALDEF will host its Los Angeles Awards Gala at The Westin Bonaventure, located at 404 South Figueroa Street in Los Angeles, California. Emmy Award winning actor, 
Jordi Vilasuso will serve as this year’s Master of Ceremonies.
The gala will pay tribute to the extensive work and achievements of three honorees: Scholar and activist,Dr. Harry P. Pachón with the Lifetime Achievement, Excellence in Community Service Award; Executive Director of the Los Angeles Legal Aid Foundation, Silvia R. Argueta with the Excellence in Legal Service Award; and bilingual educator, children’s author and recording artist, José-Luis Orozco with theLifetime Achievement, Leadership in the Arts Award.
This yearly gala attracts notable community leaders in a celebration of the contributions made by this year’s honorees in advancing Latino causes across the United States.

Founded in 1968, MALDEF is the nation’s leading Latino legal civil rights organization. Often described as the 
“law firm of the Latino community,” MALDEF promotes social change through advocacy, communications, 
community education, and litigation in the areas of education, employment, immigrant rights, and political access.
For more information on MALDEF, please visit:


Tuesday, October 30, 2012


This November, we face a critical election, in which high levels of participation by Latino voters everywhere can send a powerful message about the importance of the Latino community and its policy views. While the hard-fought presidential election has received most of the media and public attention, the importance of the 2012 General Election also lies in critical congressional and legislative races, as well as in important policy measures on the ballot in many states. Today, MALDEF releases its recommended positions on the statewide ballot propositions in the California general election. With eleven measures on the ballot, significant issues of policy in many different areas will be determined by California voters in a few weeks. MALDEF makes recommendations with respect to nine of those measures. I hope that the position endorsements and brief explanations set forth below help you in deciding how to vote on these measures. But, however you decide, what is most important is that every eligible voter take the time to decide and VOTE. Thank you.

Sincerely Yours,

Thomas A. Saenz
President and General Counsel

California Proposition 30: YES
This initiative would temporarily increase income taxes on the highest earners and would temporarily increase the sales tax.

Proposition 30 provides necessary revenues to support California’s public schools, universities, and other vital public services. Without these revenues, California’s public schools and universities would have to make further dramatic and significant cuts, imperiling the right to equal educational opportunity.

California Proposition 31: NO
This initiative would establish a two-year budget cycle for the State of California, permit the Governor to cut the budget unilaterally during declared fiscal emergencies, grant greater authority to local governments, and prohibit the legislature from creating expenditures of more than $25 million without offsetting revenues or cuts.

While there are some wise changes in Proposition 31, it would also contribute to legislative gridlock by giving even greater power to the small minority of legislators who refuse under any circumstances to increase revenues, even when vital state services are at stake.

California Proposition 32: NO
This initiative would prohibit unions from using payroll-deducted funds to influence the political process in favor of workers' rights.

The incredibly misleading Proposition 32 would dramatically increase the ability of corporations to influence elections by continuing to permit them to spend money, without shareholder approval, for political purposes, while barring unions from spending money for political purposes without obtaining individual members' approval. 
California Proposition 33: NO
This initiative would allow insurance companies to adjust auto insurance prices based on a driver’s history of continuous insurance coverage.

Proposition 33 would lead to increased insurance rates for those least able to afford it, including a disproportionate percentage of immigrants, low-wage workers, and Latinos. This could in turn result in increased numbers of uninsured drivers in California.

California Proposition 34: YES
This initiative would repeal the death penalty, and replace it with life imprisonment without possibility of parole.

The death penalty, used unevenly as punishment for murder, has proven costly, discriminatory, and rife with potential for error. Proposition 34 would save hundreds of millions of dollars per year that could be used for other important pubic services, while imposing life imprisonment without possibility of parole, a suitable replacement for the death sentence.

California Proposition 36: YES
This initiative would modify the “three strikes law” to impose a life sentence only if the third-strike crime is serious or violent.

Proposition 36 would save money currently expended on imprisoning those whose most recent crime is not serious or violent, and would fix one of the main flaws in the well-intended “three strikes” mandatory sentencing law. Money saved by this initiative could be used for other critical public services.

California Proposition 38: YES
This initiative would temporarily increase income taxes, in a graduated manner imposing greater increases on those with the highest income, to fund education and early childhood programs, and to repay the state debt.

Proposition 38 would increase revenues to provide relief to public schools that have already been the subject of unprecedented cuts, with a significant impact on equal educational opportunity in California. These revenues are needed to ensure that California schools can provide the greatest opportunity to succeed to every child.

California Proposition 39: YES
This initiative would impose one formula for multi-state businesses to determine their California income tax.

Proposition 39 would increase needed revenues by ending the current policy that allows businesses to choose the formula that would be most advantageous to them in calculating what they owe to California. The added revenue would improve California services to residents.

California Proposition 40: YES
This referendum would approve the State Senate district map adopted by the Citizens Redistricting Commission (CRC) in 2011.

Proposition 40 would approve the existing map, rather than requiring yet another process of redrawing the State Senate map. While the State Senate map adopted by the CRC has certain flaws, the better forum to resolve such flaws is the federal court, which has jurisdiction to enforce the Voting Rights Act.

Founded in 1968, MALDEF is the nation's leading Latino legal civil rights organization. Often described as the "law firm of the Latino community," MALDEF promotes social change through advocacy, communications, community education, and litigation in the areas of education, employment, immigrant rights, and political access. For more information on MALDEF, please visit:

Friday, October 26, 2012


By Adolfo Flores, Los Angeles Times

Dia de los Muertos is anything but dead, and it's increasingly coming to life in Southern California in old and new ways.

With Mexico's traditional Day of the Dead approaching, the number and kinds of events are growing in the Southland. Concert promoters, art galleries featuring Mexican folk art and merchants — big and small — are taking advantage of these celebrations and in some cases extending the merchandising of Halloween.

Once observed quietly in Latino communities, U.S. festivities are becoming more mainstream and, typically, louder and more visible than in years past. Corporations are getting more involved as sponsors and participants. Theme parks are adding Latino touches to their Halloween attractions. Party stores have amped up their offerings. And bakeries are already cooking up special treats.

Dia de los Muertos Events

There's no better place to see this growing U.S. interest than at Hollywood Forever Cemetery's 13th annual Dia de los Muertos festival on Saturday October 27th, 2012. It includes a traditional procession, musical performances and more than 100 homemade altars

Another major celebration takes place Friday Nov. 2nd in Boyle Heights, sponsored by the Boyle Heights art center Self Help Graphics & Art with co-sponsors such as Walt Disney Co. and Sony Pictures Entertainment. It's one of the longest-running Day of the Dead celebrations in the nation, and for years it has also featured an elaborate procession, this year starting in Mariachi Plaza. The art center also has displays with life-size papier-mache skeletons.

Before the Los Angeles event started in the early 1970s it was mostly celebrated at local homes, but Mexican American artists saw the holiday as an opportunity to explore their identity, Self Help Graphics Executive Director Evonne Gallardo said.


Thursday, October 25, 2012


By Mary Alize Entertainment Reporter
Hello friends hope all your great plans for this weekend come through. For all my movie lovers I want to share this upcoming weeks movie releases. 

If your looking for something in the dramatic category "Cloud Atlas" is your pick for this week.

This film, with actors Tom Hanks, Halle Barry, Hugo Weaving and Susan Sarandon is a movie that gives you a piece of drama ,Romanticism , action as well as mystery . This movie entails the live of an individual who once was a killer and became a hero.  The movie revolves on how his actions and a sign of kindness, will define the life of others in a positive way as well as negative way.
It is somehow a movie to analyze your own personal aspects in life, as well as your actions.
This movie was Directed by Lana Wachowski and brothers Andy and Tom Tykwer  

This movie will be released on October 26, 2012. (rated R)

"Silent Hill": Revelation (Rated R) Starring Adelaide Clemens, Kit Harrington, Radha Mitchell among others is a horror / thriller movie that will have you glued to your seat. Heather who is played by actress Adelaide Clemens, has been on the run from city to city due to some horrific events in her life . When Heather turns 18, she begins living a series of nightmares as well as her father disappearing without a logical explanation. In a short matter of time she realizes that she is a complete different person than who she believed to be and thinking that she is possessed by some demonic creature. This movie is under the direction of Michael J. Bassett and in theatres this Friday, October 26 , 2012 .

"The Loneliest Planet" is another movie that I found to be very catchy specially because it has one of my favorites actors Gael Garcia Bernal, along with Hani Furstenberg, and Bidzina Gujabidze.

Set against the breathtaking backdrop of Georgia's Caucasus Mountains, the multi award-winning new drama from rising talent Julia Loktev (Day Night Day Night) tells the story of a young couple on the journey of a lifetime, and an incident that irrevocably transforms their relationship.

Alex (Gael García Bernal, The Motorcycle Diaries) and Nica (Hani Furstenberg), a few months away from their wedding, are backpacking through Eastern Europe. Habitual and adventurous travellers, they get by with friendly smiles and a smattering of the local languages. Upon arriving in Georgia, the pair hires a guide to lead them on a camping trek, and the three set off into the lush wilderness. Walking for hours, they trade anecdotes and play word games to pass the time, or simply allow the vast surroundings to envelop them, until a split-second decision triggers a series of events that threatens everything the couple believes about themselves, and each other...

Exploring the relationship between travelers and the landscapes they navigate, between the guide and guided, THE LONELIEST PLANET is a powerfully evocative and thought-provoking allegory of love, betrayal and the ambiguities of forgiveness

Hope you guys enjoy the article and catch one of these movies . Don't forget to visit our page and enjoy your favorite music, sports, and of course all your celebrity news the place is  in both our Spanish or English version.

Love and Happiness Always,
Mary Alize

Saturday, October 6, 2012


Couldn't be happier: Costa Ricans swing to PSY's horse-riding shuffle.
Denmark is no longer the happiest country in the world.
Actually, the Danes are far from being happy, according to a new global happiness measurement, The Happy Planet Index. 

Instead, Costa Ricans are now the merriest in a list of 151 countries.
In addition to life expectancy and happiness, the HPI takes environmental sustainability into consideration.
“The Happy Planet Index measures what really matters -- long and happy lives now and the potential for good lives in the future,” said Nic Marks, creator of the index, in a press release.
“For too long we have relied on incomplete measures of progress that focus only on economic activity, such as GDP.”

Central America and Caribbean rule the chart

Costa Ricans are the happiest, live the longest and produce only one-third the ecological footprint of their U.S. counterparts.
Seven of the top 10 countries are in Central America or the Caribbean. The exceptions are Vietnam, which came in second, and Colombia and Venezuela, which ranked third and ninth respectively. 
Surprisingly, typical happy frontrunner Denmark ranked 110th.
Despite scoring high in life expectancy and overall well-being, the Scandinavian country is also home to some of the biggest ecological footprint producers on the planet.
The U.K. settled at 41st, ahead of all other G8 nations. The U.S. came in 105th.
With poor performance in all three criteria, Botswana was named the saddest country in the world.

Happiest countries on the planet (score):

1. Costa Rica (64.0)
2. Vietnam (60.4)
3. Colombia (59.8)
4. Belize (59.3)
5. El Salvador (58.9)
6. Jamaica (58.5)
7. Panama (57.8)
8. Nicaragua (57.1)
9. Venezuela (56.9)
9. Guatemala (56.9)
11. Bangladesh (56.3)
12. Cuba (56.2)
13. Honduras (56.0)
14. Indonesia (55.5)
15. Israel (55.2)
16. Pakistan (54.1)
16. Argentina (54.1)
16. Albania (54.1)
19. Chile (53.9)
20. Thailand (53.5)

Saddest countries on the planet:

132. Benin (31.1)
133. Tanzania (30.7)
134. Democratic Republic of the Congo (30.5)
134. Burundi (30.5)
136. Trinidad and Tobago (30.3)
137. Guinea (30.0)
138. Luxembourg (29.0)
139. Sierra Leone (28.8)
140. Macedonia (28.3)
141. Togo (28.2)
141. South Africa (28.2)
143. Kuwait (27.1)
144. Niger (26.8)
144. Mongolia (26.8)
146. Bahrain (26.6)
147. Mali (26.0)
148. Central African Republic (25.3)
149. Qatar (25.2)
150. Chad (24.7)
151. Botswana (22.6)
Source: Happy Planet Index, New Economics Foundation

Monday, October 1, 2012


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Saturday, September 29, 2012


By Tony Franco

What is the College Prep Fair?

The College Prep Fair is the place to find everything you need to get into college and pay for it. With a live TV broadcast by Telemundo, dynamic and inspiring guest speakers, and a variety of interactive activities, there is fun for the whole family.
We’ll have hundreds of bilingual representatives from universities, colleges, and community organizations as well as dozens of small educational sessions with college and career experts--all there to answer your questions and help you get into college and beyond. Dream big in our Hall of Heroes with inspiration from Latino professionals then head on over to the Take Action Expo to interact with hundreds of exhibitors and get useful tips on education, finance and health. As our guest, you’ll receive a free 10 step New Futuro College Plan. This easy-to-follow plan will help you prepare, apply and pay for college.
Admission is FREE and we’ll be giving away an iPad along with other prizes so invite your parents, siblings, cousins and friends. And the best part? You’ll have a chance to win thousands of dollars in SCHOLARSHIPS!
The fair is presented by ALL STATE INSURANCE.

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