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, December 15, 2012

Gunman Massacres 20 Children at School in Connecticut; 28 Dead, Including Killer who also shot his own mother!

Shannon Hicks/Newtown Bee, via Associated Press
A 20-year-old man wearing combat gear and armed with semiautomatic pistols and a semiautomatic rifle killed 26 people — 20 of them children — in an attack in an elementary school in central Connecticut on Friday. Witnesses and officials described a horrific scene as the gunman, with brutal efficiency, chose his victims in two classrooms while other students dove under desks and hid in closets.
(Photo Jessica Hill AP)

Hundreds of terrified parents arrived as their sobbing children were led out of the Sandy Hook Elementary School in a wooded corner of Newtown, Conn. By then, all of the victims had been shot and most were dead, and the gunman, identified as Adam Lanza, had committed suicide. The children killed were said to be 5 to 10 years old.
A 28th person, found dead in a house in the town, was also believed to have been shot by Mr. Lanza. That victim, one law enforcement official said, was Mr. Lanza’s mother, Nancy Lanza, who worked at the school. She apparently owned the guns he used.
The principal had buzzed Mr. Lanza in because she recognized him as the son of a colleague. Moments later, she was shot dead when she went to investigate the sound of gunshots. The school psychologist was also among those who died.
The rampage, coming less than two weeks before Christmas, was the nation’s second-deadliest school shooting, exceeded only by the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre, in which a gunman killed 32 people and then himself.
Families gather after hearing the news

Law enforcement officials said Mr. Lanza had grown up in Newtown, and he was remembered by high school classmates as smart, introverted and nervous. They said he had gone out of his way not to attract attention when he was younger.
The gunman was chillingly accurate. A spokesman for the State Police said he left only one wounded survivor at the school. All the others hit by the barrage of bullets from the guns Mr. Lanza carried — the rifle was similar to a weapon used widely by troops in Afghanistan and Iraq — died, suggesting that they were shot at point-blank range. One law enforcement official said the shootings occurred in two classrooms in a section of the single-story Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Families were shocked when picking up their children

Some who were there said the shooting occurred during morning announcements, and the initial shots could be heard over the school’s public address system. The bodies of those killed were still in the school as of 10 p.m. Friday.
The New York City medical examiner’s office sent a “portable morgue” to Newtown to help with the aftermath of the shootings, a spokeswoman, Ellen Borakove, confirmed late Friday.
Law enforcement officials offered no hint of what had motivated Mr. Lanza. It was also unclear, one investigator said, why Mr. Lanza — after shooting his mother to death inside her home — drove her car to the school and slaughtered the children. “I don’t think anyone knows the answers to those questions at this point,” the official said. As for a possible motive, he added, “we don’t know much for sure.”
F.B.I. agents interviewed his brother, Ryan Lanza, in Hoboken, N.J. His father, Peter Lanza, who was divorced from Nancy Lanza, was also questioned, one official said.

“The majority of those who died today were children, beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old,” a visibly distraught President Obama said in remarks televised nationally.

Reporting on the Connecticut shootings was contributed by Al Baker, Charles V. Bagli, Susan Beachy, Jack Begg, David W. Chen, Alison Leigh Cowan, Robert Davey, Matt Flegenheimer, Joseph Goldstein, Emmarie Huetteman, Kristin Hussey, Thomas Kaplan,  Elizabeth Maker, Patrick McGeehan, Sheelagh McNeill, Michael Moss, Richard Pérez-Peña, Jennifer Preston, William K. Rashbaum, Motoko Rich, Ray Rivera, Liz Robbins, Emily S. Rueb, Eric Schmitt, Michael Schwirtz, Kirk Semple, Wendy Ruderman, Jonathan Weisman, Vivian Yee and Kate Zernike.


This afternoon, I spoke with Governor Malloy and FBI Director Mueller. I offered Governor Malloy my condolences on behalf of the nation, and made it clear he will have every single resource that he needs to investigate this heinous crime, care for the victims, counsel their families.

We've endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years. And each time I learn the news I react not as a President, but as anybody else would -- as a parent. And that was especially true today. I know there's not a parent in America who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that I do.

The majority of those who died today were children -- beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. They had their entire lives ahead of them -- birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own. Among the fallen were also teachers -- men and women who devoted their lives to helping our children fulfill their dreams.

So our hearts are broken today -- for the parents and grandparents, sisters and brothers of these little children, and for the families of the adults who were lost. Our hearts are broken for the parents of the survivors as well, for as blessed as they are to have their children home tonight, they know that their children's innocence has been torn away from them too early, and there are no words that will ease their pain.

As a country, we have been through this too many times. Whether it's an elementary school in Newtown, or a shopping mall in Oregon, or a temple in Wisconsin, or a movie theater in Aurora, or a street corner in Chicago -- these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods, and these children are our children. And we're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics.

This evening, Michelle and I will do what I know every parent in America will do, which is hug our children a little tighter and we'll tell them that we love them, and we'll remind each other how deeply we love one another. But there are families in Connecticut who cannot do that tonight. And they need all of us right now. In the hard days to come, that community needs us to be at our best as Americans. And I will do everything in my power as President to help.

Because while nothing can fill the space of a lost child or loved one, all of us can extend a hand to those in need -- to remind them that we are there for them, that we are praying for them, that the love they felt for those they lost endures not just in their memories but also in ours.

May God bless the memory of the victims and, in the words of Scripture, heal the brokenhearted and bind up their wounds.

The President also issued a proclamation honoring the victims of the tragedy, ordering U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff until sunset on December 18.

Friday, December 7, 2012


By Tony Franco

Tonight at the Vault Night Club in Los Angeles, ANJEZA, a Vibrant, Captivating, Entertaining, Passionate, Innovative,Electrifying performer will have her Single Release Party "STANDING O" that promises to be an enchanted evening with her powerful performance. 

 This singer/songwriter with a background in dance and acting. was born in Albania and raised in a “planet” she calls it “A whole different world” . This last one is definitely an outcome influenced by her continues artistic trips at a very early age. 

With a knowledge of seven foreign languages and a performance list that includes countries such as Albania, Italy, Germany, Greece and cities such as Las Vegas, Los Angeles, NY, she creates a multi-colorful character in the music industry.

Born in a third world country where family was worried to make ends meet, her invisible friend became dancing and singing. She is often heard saying, “I didnʼt pick music. Music picked and saved me” Music was not just a choice for Anjeza. 

It was a desire for a little girl to be seen, heard, and understood. It would be this deep and meaningful background connection with music that has inspired her today to speak truth through her lyrics and express an outmost passion through her work . “Music is not a route to fame”- she says. “ Itʼs a route to live and love”.

She is in love with the world and determined to make an emotional, cultural, and financial difference through her music. connecting, changing, uniting, mending, inspiring, motivating, and transforming are several of her desires sheʼs determined to see as a result of a successful music career.

Few of the charity performances include: Pratham, (raising awareness and funds to support uneducated children--where she sang in English and Hindi) Relay 4 Life, (American Cancer Society- to honor the cancer survivors) , Pixel Project (Recording a cover to raise awareness of the battered women issue), and so much more.

As part of the pop/dance music genre, she aspires to entertain, and speak truth at the same time. “Let Music Tell The Truth” is one of her motto that truly echoes in her music.

Her released singles are "FUEGO", "STILL BELIEVE" and now "STANDING O"

-"FUEGO" official music video does not only showcase her talent as a singer/songwriter, but also that of a dancer/actress/producer and creative director. 


Recent performing venues include: Mandalay Bay -Las Vegas, where she sang in English, Spanish and Hindi.; El Portal Theater, Los Angeles Theater, Conga Room, The Joint, La Fonda, Las Palmas, Geisha House, etc

Her music has been played in many radio stations including international ones. An Italian radio show "Mondo Matto" and a Spanish Tv show "El Show del Jarocho" compared her multiple talents and performance skills to a young Madonna.

Friday, November 30, 2012


By Mary Alize Velazquez 

Hello friends, I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving Day, and now after all that delicious food and great time together with family, it´s time to sit back, relax, and catch a new movie. 

We have a lot of great new movie releases since the holidays, so be sure to catch your favorite one and enjoy!

A movie that is sure going to cause a lot of mixed emotions to its viewers due to its content and the strong message it will develop through out the story. 

Five teens get convicted of a horrendous rape crime to white women while jogging in Central Park in New York in 1989, this night will change their lives forever. These teens are wrongfully accused due to their black and Latino ethnicity.

These young guys are in the wrong place at the wrong time and they are the perfect target to get blamed for such a horrible crime. Authorities and the media fail to comply with giving these teens a fair chance to express their rights and their innocence. 

You will be shocked to find out the real truth, and how justice in many cases, comes way short affecting and changing the lives of innocent people  drastically and unjustified! 

Directed by Ken Burns, David McMahon, Sarah Burns with actors Angela Black, Calvin O. Butts III, Natalie Byfield and David Dinkins this is a limited time release movie. So for those that like documentaries this is your movie to go catch at your nearest theatre.

 Another limited release movie but with a very interesting story is “Hitchcock” directed by Sasha Gervasi and actors Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlet Johansson, and Jessica Biel.

This movie entails the love story of the famous filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock,. who was very influential in the last century,   and his wife Alma. The movie relives the good moments and the adversities that both faced together during the time of the filming of his most important movie, "Psycho". 

Viewers will have a chance to know the real story of what went on in their relationship and the real roles they each played, once the cameras and scripts were put away.

The story of a single father who has sole custody of his five year old son moves from Belgium to Antibes to live with his sister and husband as a family. He gets a job at a nightclub as a bouncer  and  meets Stephanie, a beautiful killer whale trainer who he gives his number to. Her high end social life makes it difficult for the pair to grow their romance. 

After a tragic accident on the Marine land which robs her of her ability to walk, Stephanie is confined to a wheelchair desperate and devastated not wanting to continue or find her purpose in life.  Their relationship grows deeper and Ali helps her lift her spirits and gain her self-esteem back.

Directed by Jacques Audiard and with the participation of actors Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts, Armand Verdure, Celine Salette and Corinne Masiero this movie is one for all the love birds out there. Teaching you that all the obstacles in life can be overcome when there is love and high spirits, a lesson of what two people in love can accomplish together.

For all the thriller lovers who like to scream and jump in their seats this movie is perfect for you. A group of friends gather in the Pyrenees. They are way over due to catch up on their lives since the have been friends for a long time so they arrange such reunion. After a nice dinner they all begin to reflect and tell what has been of their lives and what they have accomplished as adults. But, their friend nicknamed “The Prophet” starts to stir the fire and the air smells like tension.

All of a sudden the power goes out none of the vehicles start, everyone starts to panic. Now wondering that maybe their friend “The Prophet” is seeking revenge for all the pranks that they used to play on him. No communication or transportation is available to any of them in fear and panicking  with all contact from the outside world, they make disturbing discoveries that lead them to believe that the world in which they lives and knew has come to an end. 

Directed by Jorge Torregrossa and actors Maribel Verdu, Daniel Grao, Clara Lago among others this movie will make your hair stand up.


A British pop star whose career rose him to the top of the music charts, must confront his past and the demons which he has been fighting in order to live his normal life. In the 1990’s he had reached stardom, all the radios had his music playing and he was an icon in the Pop Industry. After a night of drinks at a local bar with some friends he gets arrested and charged with a DUI and to add up to those charges a drug conviction from his past adds on to his detainment.

He had been keeping himself low key by working at a local farm, but when he gets in trouble he faces the possibility of deportation. He must now convince the judge and the DA that his presence in the US is crucial for his family’s survival and wellbeing. Desperately he will seek help and advice to his past music comrades and try to bring up his finished music career and to prosper once again.

Directed by Marshall Lewy with actors Robert Carlyle, Alexia Rasmussen, Kathleen Wilhoite.


The daughter of a wealthy entrepreneur is kidnapped by a known serial killer who is known as The Collector who has never been defeated. The father is in desperate need to rescue his daughter from this psychopath who tortures his victims in his own house, his home is an abandoned hotel that he converted into a painful and deadly environment.

The father hires a team of the most heavily armed team of dangerous men trained in cases of abduction. However this seems not to be enough to fight this monster they must turn and seek help from a man by the name of Arkin. The only man who has ever confronted The Collector and is alive to tell his story, even with his help there is a risk of losing the lives of the young woman and the team of men.

Directed by Marcus Dunstan and actors Emma Fitzpatrick, Josh Stewart, and Christopher McDonald who bring action with this movie.


Directed by Andrew Dominik and actors Brad Pitt, Richard Jenkins, James Gandolfini and Ray Liotta.

 This movie  tells the life of a professional investigator who is trying to get to the bottom of a poker crime unsolved. Livid that three unknown and low class level thieves have killed his poker business and dirty negotiations,  the mob’s big boss hires Jackie Cohan a hit man who will need to ensure that the thieves pay for their crime.

R Violence, sexual references, pervasive language and some drug use.


A film in a documentary format that brings the Mexican culture greatest personalities, customs, talents and beliefs all in one movie to teach us that the beauty of this culture is still alive. Some of the most iconic and popular artists and performers of the Mexican roots will teach us why they are at the top of the industry. We will learn about the art, the people the beauty of what this culture has still to offer and why they are so proud of who they have become and what they contribute to our society.

This is like a diary of music, trips, and scenery of what Mexico wants you to know about them despite the violence and corruptive government, Mexico beauty as a culture is still present and beautiful as always. With actors and participations  from Carla Morrison, Chavela Vargas, Julieta Venegas, Don Cheto, Oscar D Leon, Diego Luna, Alejandro Fernandez and many more.

I Hope you all enjoy the weekend and some of these movie releases during this month of November.

 Thank you for all the support and love you give us.  

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Hugs and kisses, 

Mary Alize

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).

Monday, November 12, 2012


Por Mary Alize

Hello all my movie lovers it’s that time again to bring you guys the newest releases in the world of Hollywood . Hope you all enjoy these new movies scheduled for November 16, 2012 in your nearest theatre.

To all you vampire movie lovers I am sure you guys have been anxiously waiting to enjoy one of your favorite series “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn”. This movie is sure going to be a sold out, I’m also sure that team Edward and Jacob are prepared to be delighted with this new movie.  Actually as I was writing this note, people were camping outside some theaters to be the first ones to watch this movie release. 

The conclusion to these vampire series will leave you breathless and tied to your seat. With actors Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattison, Ashley Greene and many more, you will be sure to find this movie to meet your expectations. 

Directed by Bill Condon who guarantees you that this epic romantic series will captivate your hearts forever. So make sure you vampire lovers get ready for this grand release Friday November 16, 2012.

A family movie for all ages that will be released November 21, 2012. This is an epic and magical, adventurous movie perfect for the holidays. A movie that tells the most famous of tales all in one which will make you relive your very own childhood. 

This adventure will tell the story of Santa Claus, The Easter Bunny, The tooth Fairy, The Sand Man and Jack frost all of them in one movie! With extraordinary characters who will play the roles of your most favorite personalities of all times.  They will fight against an evil spirit who wants to take over the world. With actors Chris Pine, Hugh Jack man, Jude Law and directed by Peter A. Ramsey and co director William Joyce this movie will give us a taste of all our all time favorites.

  • Jab Tak Hai Jaan
  • Opens  November 13, 2012 (Limited) | Runtime:2 hr 56 min

  • NR
  • Yash Chopra's last labour of love was his dream ever since his last outing as a director with Veer-Zaara. His untimely demise three weeks before the release of his last film makes this film even more special for fans of Yash Chopra.

  • Cast: Shah Rukh KhanKatrina KaifAnushka Sharma
  • Director: Yash Chopra
  • Genres: Art House/Foreign, Drama, Romance

Other movies being released and playing now in Theaters

Wednesday, Nov. 21Poster art for Life of Pi 3D

Life of Pi 3D (PG)

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.

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