Del D.F. hasta Pittsburgh y Bici-101: La bicicleta no tiene fronteras!

Lucia M. Aguirre is an artist, writer, music & bike aficionado who is the Board President for 412 Flock, a local bike group who's is trying to make Pittsburgh better one ride at the time. Besides bikes, Lucia is a Project Manager and LEED AP, BD+C at LGA Partners, a multi-service Architectural Design Firm located in the Uptown neighborhood, Pittsburgh, PA.

At the end of the article, learn more about how to be entered to win a FREE Standard Annual Membership to Healthy Ride.

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Flores para Mother's Day

Mom's are the best. For this year's Mother Day I wrote about three things that my mother gave me. Learn how to save 15% on flowers or gifts for Mother's Day.  

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FUERZA Nominations Are Open!

Do you know a Latino/Latina/Latinx making a difference in Pittsburgh? Nominate them for the 2016 FUERZA Awards!

Latinos are well represented in the Pittsburgh service industry, nonprofit, business, banking, education, medical, real estate industries and beyond. Cafe Con Leche is looking for 10 of the brightest + best Latinos who are making a unique and positive impact in the Pittsburgh region.

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Barrios: Downtown Miami

In our new series, "Barrios", Cafe Con Leche will be exploring neighborhoods around the country, discovering all things Latino with special attention to the people, food, beer, wine, buildings, public transportation and sidewalks. 

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Si Se Puede - Pittsburgh's First Latino Day at City Council

Tuesday, April 19th was Pittsburgh's first Latino day at city council. By all accounts it was a total success. Latinos from all across the region came together to share their lived experiences, educate city leaders on the needs of the Pittsburgh Latino community and assert our value to the growth in the Pittsburgh region. The catalyst for this action were the multiple attacks on Las Palmas grocery store in Brookline, however that was by no means the only topic discussed. 

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Take me out to the béisbol game!

Baseball arrived in Latin America through Cuba, who was introduced to baseball in 1868 by Nemesio and Ernesto Guilló. The men learned about baseball from studying abroad in the United States, they fell in love with the game and brought it back to their home country. From Cuba, baseball spread to Mexico, Nicaragua, and Venezuela in 1895. Click here to read on.

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Mix n’ Match: la nueva instalación artística en la plaza de Market Square

El 18 de marzo es el primer día de la nueva instalación artística en la plaza de Market Square por el artista Allard van Hoorn. Cada año la plaza se convierte en una obra de arte público. Este año, van Hoorn la transformará a un tocadiscos que tocará música original que fue inspirado por la ciudad de Pittsburgh y su gente. Él compuso la música después de trabajar con siete organizaciones comunitarias donde grabó los sonidos que produjeron y los convirtió en ocho pistas musicales. Las organizaciones comunitarias produjeron varios sonidos a través de leer poesía, bailar, tocar los tambores, limpiar las calles, y hacer dibujos con la cinta. Van Hoorn comentó sobre la experiencia: “…trabajando con tantos grupos diversos que tienen una conexión con la plaza de Market Square creó una oportunidad de demostrar la diversidad cultural, la creatividad, y la vitalidad de Pittsburgh.”

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Enjoy a cup of Cafe Con Leche

Cafe Con Leche believes in the power of relationships. We take our name from the Puerto Rican tradition of serving coffee with steamed milk to household guests - a gesture of friendship, hospitality and community. It is this simple gesture that strengthens the communal bonds that secure us. The secret to great Puerto Rican coffee is to using a sock. Yes, with a sock. A piece of white cloth fastened to a round wire. The older the sock is, the better the coffee. 

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Latino Resident Artists Announced!

From March to August 2016 Cafe Con Leche and Most Wanted Fine Art will be hosting ten Latino resident artists, a mix of Latino artists from Pittsburgh and beyond. The goal is to support a Pittsburgh Latino arts community that will be intentional in showcasing and highlighting the experiences of Latinos who live in the United States as well as Latin America. These diverse artist will be creating art based on their experiences in Pittsburgh.  

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Pittsburgh, The Latin America of Appalachia?

This week, Cafe Con Leche explores an alternate universe. One in which Latinos settled in the Pittsburgh region generations ago and contributed to the cultural fabric as Pittsburgh grew from a small trading post to an industrial city. Where Spanglish and Pittsburghese contribute to making the most bizarre language ever known to the universe, kielbasa is salchicha, perogies are stuffed with yucca and people of color are the majority demographic.

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10 Reasons why Sobremesa is the Best Puerto Rican Dinner in Pittsburgh

Sobremesa is a roughly translated into English as "the time after the meal, enjoying the company of friends".  Cafe Con Leche will be hosting SOBREMESA, a Puerto Rican supper club series at Most Wanted Fine Art gallery in Garfield between March to August

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