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9 Latin Sorority Sisters React to Angry Sorority Girl Letter!
By Amaris Castillo | 04/24/2013 - 10:37

By now you’ve heard of the deranged sorority email. I’m pretty sure we all have.

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Mexican Barbie with Chihuahua and Passport
Mexican Barbie: She Still Looks Nothing Like You
By Laura Elizabeth Hernandez | 04/20/2013 - 11:00

Judging from Latinos’ outrage that Mattel’s latest Hispanic doll, Mexico Barbie, is offensive, I may stand alone when I say that being excluded from the Barbie collection, period, would not have been a bad thing.

Barbie has always been a doll that promotes stereotypes and an unrealistic ideal of beauty (not to mention that they are the dullest people at the party. Growing up, I used to borrow my brother’s Ninja Turtles just to liven up my playtime with Ken and Barbie and their insipid pink convertible).

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Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Standoff with Police, FBI
Living with Terror: Latin America Does It. Post Boston, Are We Next?
By Pauline Campos | 04/19/2013 - 17:20

Growing up, my sisters and I called our grandfather Guelo and he referred to us as his little cabronas. It always made me smile. Though we were very close, when he died two years ago, I had to content myself with attending his wake in Detroit. Only a handful of relatives made the journey for his funeral and burial in Cerralvo, a small municipality near the northeastern city of Monterrey, Mexico.

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Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Standoff with Police, FBI
UPDATE: What We Know About the Boston Bombings - 2 Suspects, 1 Dead, 1 Captured
By Latina Staff | 04/19/2013 - 09:27

UPDATE, 9:00pm ET, April 19: Boston Police report they have captured the second suspect identified in the Boston Marathon bombings, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19. The suspect was taken alive from a private residence at 67 Franklin St. in Watertown, MA, where he was believed to be hiding inside a dry docked boat in the backyard. 


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Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion Kills 5 to 15 People, Injures 180
Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion Kills 5 to 15 People, Injures 180
By Sugey Palomares | 04/18/2013 - 11:08

A devastating chemical explosion at a fertilizer plant rocked a small town north of Waco, Texas yesterday evening, leaving between 5 and 15 people dead and sending 180 to the hospital for minor to severe injuries. The blast reportedly flattened buildings, lifted concrete blocks, and caused massive flames. The community, of about 2,600 people, has been told to evacuate due to poor air quality from the fumes, according to Yahoo.

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Boston Marathon Candlelight Vigil
President Obama to Visit Boston and Honor the Marathon Bombing Victims
By Sugey Palomares | 04/18/2013 - 10:05

As investigators continue to hunt for the Marathon Bombing suspect, President Barack Obama and the First Lady will travel to Boston later today to honor the victims of the tragic incident, which killed three and injured more than 170 people three days ago.

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Boston Marathon Bombing
Boston Marathon Bombing Update: 3 Dead, at Least 145 Injured
By Sugey Palomares | 04/16/2013 - 10:12

As investigations surrounding the Boston Marathon bombing continue, ABC News has confirmed that three people were killed, at least 145 people were injured and 17 of those are in critical condition. One of those killed was an 8-year-old boy. Authorities are now looking to determine who set off two bombs at Boylston Street yesterday afternoon.

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Pope Francis Rigid On Reforming “Radical Feminist” U.S. Nuns
By Amaris Castillo | 04/16/2013 - 10:09

Seems as though Pope Francis isn’t too keen on “radical” feminism. Reports are out that the new Argentine leader of the Roman Catholic Church has reaffirmed the Vatican’s criticism of a group of Catholic nuns known as the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR). The group, which represents more than 80 percent of the 57,000 Catholic nuns in the United States, was decreed by the former Pope Benedict to change its ways.

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Breaking News: Two Huge Explosions at Boston Marathon Finish Line
Update: Explosions at Boston Marathon Leave 2 Dead, 90 Injured
By Samantha Leal | 04/15/2013 - 15:57

Two explosions caused chaos at the Boston Marathon finish line at Copley Square, causing numerous injuries, reports the Boston Herald. The blasts went off just before 3 p.m. today. 

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Nicholas Maduro during the closing rally of his campaign in Caracas
Hugo Chavez's Heir Nicolas Maduro Wins Venezuela Presidency
By Amaris Castillo | 04/15/2013 - 10:02

The election of Hugo Chavez’s successor on Sunday has sparked a demand for a recount by his rival. Nicolas Maduro won Venezuela’s presidential election on Sunday by a very narrow margin (234,935 votes to be exact) and according to electoral officials, he earned just 50.7 percent of the votes compared to 49.1 percent for Henrique Capriles.

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