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Aventura's Romeo Dishes On New Album, His Fans and Fatherhood

Aventura front man Romeo recently talked to the NY Daily News about the group, its latest album and fatherhood.

When talking about The Last, which drops in April, Romeo explains one song titled "Gracias" is dedicated to the group’s fans. "I tell them that I’m indebted to them for their infinite love," he says. And with the success of the album’s first chart-topping single, "Por Un Segundo," Aventura is clearly feeling the affection.

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Brazil to Hand Out 65 Million Condoms During Carnaval

Rio Carnaval kicks off this Friday and the Brazilian government is boosting its efforts to keep party-goers safe—by handing out 65 million free condoms. This will be a 20 million increase over what it usually distributes every other month. The prophylactics are given to state agencies, which will then give them out at parties and events nationwide.

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Hilda Solis's Confirmation Vote Finally Moves to Senate

Rep. Hilda Solis (D-Calif.) is one step closer to joining President Obama’s Cabinet as Secretary of Labor. After being stalled for weeks, the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Senate committee voted to send Solis’s nomination to the full Senate yesterday.

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Staff Health Challenge

We might be in the middle of winter, but the ladies of Latina are already starting to gear up for summer (because we all know it’s never too early to start)! From getting toned to gaining weight, four staffers will do what it takes to be healthier and happier in 90 days. And it will all be documented on Somebody’s got to do it right?!

Be sure to check in on their progress online when the Latina Staff Health Challenge kicks off in April. They’re going to need your support!

When do you start getting bikini ready?

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HIV Positive Chilean Women Suing Country for Forced Sterilization

A HIV-infected woman has filed an international case against Chile and petitioned the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights after being sterilized against her will. The 27-year-old Chilena—identified only as F.S.—said doctors at the state hospital where she gave birth carried out the procedure without her consent after learning that she was HIV positive.

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Does Being Raised Bilingual Increase Your Child's Chance of Stuttering?

Are you all for teaching your child both English and Español? While there are many obvious benefits to speaking more than one language, parents should take note: recent findings show that children who are bilingual before the age of five are more likely to stutter than those who only speak one language before this age. Not only that, but bilingual tots also have a harder time correcting their speech down the line.

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Volunteer Vacations

We’d all love to take time off to help the poor and feed the hungry à la Shakira, but wouldn’t that mean parting with valuable vacation days? Not necessarily! It is possible to combine a fun trip—downtime and sightseeing included—with helping out a cause you feel passionate about. Read on to sample the best of both worlds.

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The Truth About Septicemia, the Disease that Killed Model Mariana Bridi da Costa

When 20-year-old Brazilian model Mariana Bridi da Costa died last Saturday from septicemia, we were scared. Can anyone get this disease? What are the symptoms? Better yet, what is it?

Septicemia is another name for blood poisoning and occurs when bacteria spreads into the bloodstream due to an infection. In da Costa’s case, her urinary tract infection progressed into the disease and prevented sufficient blood flow to her organs. Doctors had to amputate both arms and legs because her limbs weren’t receiving enough oxygen.

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Cervical Cancer and Latinas: How to Protect Yourself

According to the American Cancer Society, Latinas in the U.S. are twice as likely to be diagnosed with cervical cancer in comparison to non-Hispanic white women. We are also less likely to get regular checkups, making the death rate among us 50% higher than white women’s. And a new survey from the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation showed that while 89% of women don’t feel they’re at risk, 80% will get HPV in their lifetime. These are scary stats for the second most common cancer among women worldwide.

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How To Get a Great Night's Sleep

Sick of feeling like a zombie at work? Finding the right mattress is essential to getting a good night’s sleep, but with all the varieties out there the hunt can be daunting. We’re here to help! First off, learn about your sleep profile, “This is the culmination of the physical and physiological characteristics of the sleeper,” says Joel Moore, an IKEA U.S. Sales Leader for bedroom furniture and mattresses.

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