Author Archives: Steve Randel



Steve Randel

Former amateur baseball scout in Latin America and current high school coach. International sports and current events journalist for 42 years.

AMONG LATINO SKATERS, PAUL RODRIGUEZ JR. LEADS A NEW GENERATION
in Music, Sports

AMONG LATINO SKATERS, PAUL RODRIGUEZ JR. LEADS A NEW GENERATION

Just like punk and alternative rock peaked in the 1980’s, so did the golden era of skateboarding. The culture and lifestyle just seemed naturally compatible. Super stars emerged like good guy Tony Hawk and bad guy Mark “Gator” Rogowski, who is still serving a 25 years to life sentence for murder. But for the most part, the sport has been dominated by creative, dare-devil Latinos....

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18 May 2017
SAN DIEGO’S CHICANO PARK SHARES ITS LEGACY WITH THE NATION
in Politics

SAN DIEGO’S CHICANO PARK SHARES ITS LEGACY WITH THE NATION

It was a typical busy weekend at Chicano Park, a symbol of civic pride in San Diego’s Barrio Logan community beneath the Coronado Bay bridge. It’s a grassy, intimate plot of land in an urban setting where neighbors can gather with their families to enjoy a picnic or check out events of cultural interest. On this particular day it was Palm Sunday, which seemed like...

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15 Apr 2017
MLB 2017: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR HISPANIC DIAMOND HEROES
in Sports

MLB 2017: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR HISPANIC DIAMOND HEROES

You can always tell when spring is in the air, and I’m not just talking about blooming flowers and plenty of pollen. It’s the irresistible smell of hot dogs, burgers and carne asada after firing up the grill. It’s time a crack open a cold beer and tailgate at your favorite ball yard. Opening day festivities sort of took some of us by surprise this...

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08 Apr 2017
SURPRISE YOUR DINNER GUESTS WITH A SPECIAL DISH FROM PANAMA
in Hispanic Kitchen

SURPRISE YOUR DINNER GUESTS WITH A SPECIAL DISH FROM PANAMA

With all the political issues that have troubled us lately, it’s easy to get sidetracked and forget about the simple pleasures in life. There’s nothing like relaxing with family and friends, especially when it comes to enjoying a great meal. So to celebrate the upcoming baseball season, I wanted to share a favorite entree from Panama, TAMAL DE OLLA, in honor of future Hall of Fame...

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12 Mar 2017
trump-nieto
in Politics

TRUMP AND PEÑA NIETO TRADE JABS OVER IMMIGRATION, TARIFFS

Donald J. Trump has made a mess of things in relations with Mexico, both on the campaign trail and in the White House. His insistence that our neighbor pay for a big beautiful wall prompted Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to cancel a scheduled trip to Washington. The bullying has since continued, with President Trump threatening to impose a 20% tariff on cars and all...

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01 Mar 2017
HISPANIC KITCHEN’S RECIPE OF THE WEEK…Cuban Picadillo… by Jessica Merideth Urda
in Hispanic Kitchen

HISPANIC KITCHEN’S RECIPE OF THE WEEK…Cuban Picadillo… by Jessica Merideth Urda

No Latino website would be complete without covering the amazing variety of Hispanic cuisines. As we all know, the culinary delights of Mexico are a bit different from those of Guatemala, Panama, Colombia or Peru. And many dishes are very economical to prepare. That’s why every week or so, we will feature a classic recipe from different parts of Latin America. Want to share? Send us your...

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05 Sep 2016
BIG PAPI, LIKE BABE RUTH, IS A TRUE BASEBALL LEGEND
in Sports

BIG PAPI, LIKE BABE RUTH, IS A TRUE BASEBALL LEGEND

When David Ortiz announced last winter that 2016 would be his final major league season, he didn’t do it for the publicity or extra fanfare. He was just giving Red Sox Nation advance notice. If you want to see that violent, left-handed home run swing one more time, hurry up and buy your tickets. Big Papi has entertained fans across the country for 19 seasons,...

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05 Sep 2016
Photo by Matt Roth

Conservative Latina CNN pundit Ana Navarro, from Miami, is photographed in the network's Washington D.C. bureau Tuesday, January 22, 2013.

https://cnncommentary.com/tag/ana-navarro/
in Politics

FEISTY ANA NAVARRO IS KEEPING A CLOSE EYE ON TRUMP (UPDATED VERSION)

Veteran political commentator Ana Navarro is stanchly conservative and one of those rare Hispanics who has been loyal to the GOP seemingly forever. Her reasons are justified. A native of Nicaragua, Navarro fled to Miami in 1980 when she was only eight years old, her family fearful of the instability created by the Sandinista takeover. They were lucky because the majority of people from that impoverished Central...

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05 Sep 2016
ANA CABRERA AND JESSICA MENDOZA ARE HONORED, AND NOW ANA IS COVERING THE TRUMP PROTESTERS IN DENVER
in Trending Personalities

ANA CABRERA AND JESSICA MENDOZA ARE HONORED, AND NOW ANA IS COVERING THE TRUMP PROTESTERS IN DENVER

There are simply too many Latinas making a difference in our society to name them all in a single story. It just wouldn’t be fair to countless movers and shakers who would fall through the cracks. All we can do is get the ball rolling by recognizing our first pair of all-stars on the team, and usher in a monthly group of prominent ladies according to a...

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03 Sep 2016
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 19:  Members of the music groups Mana and Los Tigres Del Norte hold up a sign onstage during the 16th Latin GRAMMY Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 19, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/WireImage)
in Music

MANÁ CONCLUDES POWER TOUR IN ANAHEIM WITH DEFIANCE OVER TRUMP VICTORY

Iconic Mexican rock-pop band Maná, honored last February with a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, concludes its Latino Power Tour tonight November 19th, at the Honda Center in Anaheim. The timing of the tour was appropriate, just prior to the November elections, and the theme was important. More than ever before, Hispanics were urged to flex their muscles at the polls. The motivation, of...

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31 Aug 2016
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