AOL Latino Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Special Programming

New York, NY September 13, 2007 – In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, AOL Latino  has launched a hub highlighting the success of Latinos in the U.S.  As part of the effort, AOL Latino has integrated various community and social networking elements – videos, audio, blogs and message boards – to let users express their Hispanic pride and learn more about the meaning of Hispanic Heritage Month.

The site is also featuring Hispanic actors, musicians, athletes and executives to discuss what being Hispanic means to them.  Throughout the four weeks, AOL Latino will air exclusive video interviews with Reggeaton superstar Daddy Yankee, NY Mets Infielder Jose Reyes, former LA Dodger pitching star Fernando Valenzuela, Actor/Comedian George Lopez, Reggeaton group Calle 13 and legendary award-wining actress Rita Moreno, among others.

AOL Latino’s complete Hispanic Heritage Month programming package also will include:

Bilingual blogs where users will be able to share their own colloquialisms and immigration stories through posts and videos. 

A community area where people can upload videos of themselves singing their country’s national anthem.

A Latin American map that provides users with country facts and a travel guide featuring Latin American hot spots.  

A culinary guide complete with easyto-do recipes from various Latin American countries including Cuba, Peru, Dominican Republic and more.

A recap of the best Hispanic films in Hollywood.  

A series of quizzes on Hispanic influence in news, film, television, sports and more.

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