3/9/18

“R.I.P ALEJANDRO AVINO”



MANAGER OF ROCK BAND KAMIKAZE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 56
7/2/1962 – 9/3/2018



Alejandro Avino went on vacations with his family to Viña Del Mar in Chile three weeks ago. Avino had a heart stroke and was immediately hospitalized for treatment in a Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at the Naval Hospital.

Alejandro was in a medical induced coma during two weeks while awaiting cardiac surgery. He was on the surgery table for several hours on March 7th, and although the procedure was successful; an acute renal failure occurred. Doctors and nurses did their best to revert the kidney failure with dialysis but a septic shock finished the battle on Friday, March 9th, 2018. 


Alejandro Avino was an amazing human being, a music fan and singer with a special passion for Rock and Roll and had such a unique talent for music management

KAMIKAZE
He was the manager of well known rock band “Kamikaze” in 1992; and worked very hard for the band’s third album release which was presented in a Buenos Aires Theatre, a sold out gig, amongst some other live shows on TV, press conferences and radio interviews plus touring. Alejandro Avino was also the manager of rock band “La Nave”.

LA NAVE
 On a more personal note, I met Alejandro Avino 28 years ago. We were good friends and shared the same passion for rock music. I witnessed the stressful rock managing work and saw him exhausted many times, but he kept going and going. 

In 1993 my daughter was born and he was the godfather. I have no words to express how we feel…

I want to thank journalist Claudia Pizarro from Valparaiso Chile who helped us in desperate times when blood donors were needed for the open heart surgery. She quickly made the blood donor call public. Thanks so much Claudia, it means a lot.





Horacio Pinasco - Enrique Gómez Yafal
Martin Knye - Daniel Telis  

 
Jorge Cimino Patón
    Alejandro, have a nice trip, rest easy man.


2/14/18

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"FACEBOOK"

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From Adriana Rubio

Hello everyone! I want you to know that after 12 long years, I have deleted my facebook accounts. They've been hacked many times... 

I was tired of changing passwords and deleting - blocking "friends" every day. I'm an independent journalist/writer in the music and film industries and I really do my job the best I can and from above all I do it seriously. Sometimes, the information I deal with is as "horrific as sensitive", it's not for socializing, it's not for sharing publicly.

I was sick of getting friends' requests from people that I don't know who they are or where they come from. Many of them are hackers, scammers, or simple haters - bad people in a boring - shit status trying to get information no matter what.

Some others laugh their asses off creating fake accounts or worse, they steal profiles from the Navy or Army soldiers to scam people with ridiculous sad stories that always end up "requesting money". 

Please be careful who your friends are.
Peace, Love & Respect.


1/27/18

"WARRIOR HEART"

THE AUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY OF
KUNG FU MASTER
WU QIU TING


..."A Captivating look into 
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"Warrior Heart" is currently on Pre-Order:

 
Thank you Shifu Wu Qiu Ting!
 



1/18/18

"MARIO BONINO AWARDS"



WE DON’T FORGET  




The last time journalist and militant Mario Bonino seen alive, was on the afternoon of Thursday, November 11th of 1993. On that day he said goodbye to his son Federico, promised to bring him toy cards on his return from a seminar that the Union Press Workers of Buenos Aires (UTPBA) held in the auditorium of State Workers Association (ATE). He never arrived. On Monday, November 15th of 1993 his lifeless body appeared floating in the Riachuelo River. His murder remains unpunished.

Twenty-four years after the assassination of journalist Mario Bonino, the Union Press Workers of Buenos Aires -UTPBA- continues paying homage to him.


The award given by UTPBA, every year, with the name of Mario Bonino is a permanent tribute to his revolutionary ideas, work and courage denunciating injustice while searching for the truth and fighting for a better world.

The award is given to those journalists who are fully committed to denunciate injustice, cold cases, and crimes against human rights amongst many other important topics that emerge in the everyday living as journalists in a non-stop journalism career.


Hundreds of journalists have already been recognized for their professional work with the Mario Bonino distinction since his disappearance in 1993. I feel honored for receiving the Mario Bonino Award in December of 2017. 


THANK YOU!