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By Sugey Palomares | 05/20/2013 - 12:44
The streets of Havana were home to colorful marches, cultural events, and drag shows during the celebrations for International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia last Friday. The event’s scheduled included a gala bash at the capital's infamous Karl Marx Theater, where drag performers took the stage along with the popular musical group Los Van Van.
By Amaris Castillo | 05/20/2013 - 12:33
A Mexican man became the first climber to double summit on Mount Everest in the same climbing season. According to Fox News Latino, 33-year-old David Liaño Gonzalez reached the top of the world on Sunday via both the north and south sides of Everest, which is recognized as the world’s tallest mountain.
By Amaris Castillo | 05/17/2013 - 15:19
Ain’t this some s---. Venezuela is suffering from a toilet paper shortage, NY Daily News reports. According to some economists, the South American country’s shortage stem from price controls meant to make basic goods available to the poorest parts of society, as well as the government’s controls on foreign currency.
By Sugey Palomares | 05/17/2013 - 12:19
The overhaul of U.S. immigration laws finally seems to be making slow progress. A bipartisan group of House lawmakers, made up of eight Democratic and Republican leaders, reached a deal for an immigration bill on Thursday, which will be introduced in June, reports Reuters.
By Sugey Palomares | 05/17/2013 - 09:26
This one is going down in the history books! Researchers have discovered that the first immigrant to settle in New York back in 1613 was a Latino. Yesterday marked the 400th anniversary of Juan Rodriguez’s arrival. Hundreds of neighbors gathered the streets as city officials named a stretch of Broadway, between 159th and 218th streets in Upper Manhattan, after the Dominican immigrant.
By Amaris Castillo | 05/16/2013 - 13:14
Pat Robertson needs to just shut up. Someone please zip up that mouth of his permanently. The televangelist received a call on his show The 700 Club from a woman struggling to forgive her husband for cheating on her.
Robertson’s response? “Well, he’s a man.”
He also wants you to not talk about the cheating. Just stop it.
The octogenarian went on to share his wonderful advice on how to fight through to forgiveness, saying that the woman should begin to focus on why she married her husband in the first place.
By Amaris Castillo | 05/16/2013 - 11:39
A woman plans on entering her daughter into a beauty pageant this fall. One small thing: the girl hasn’t been born yet. According to MSN, mom-to-be Jenny Oliver is due to give birth in July and has already signed up her kid in a “Bonnie Baby” pageant in September.
By Samantha Leal | 05/16/2013 - 11:01
Talia Joy Castellano has been creating beauty videos for the past six years, and has risen to become one of the ultimate YouTube beauty stars. The 13-year-old has also been battling terminal cancer for six years. Seen as a beacon of hope and inspiration for many, the young star has had many dreams come true -- including meeting Ellen DeGeneres last year and becoming an honorary Cover Girl. But now, she gets to add one more dream to her accomplished list: fashion designer.
By Sugey Palomares | 05/16/2013 - 10:44
At least six people were killed and dozens were injured after a string of powerful tornadoes hit two neighborhoods in North Texas on Wednesday evening. Authorities are searching for seven missing adults in the town of Granbury, just outside of Fort Worth.
By Samantha Leal | 05/16/2013 - 10:35
In a state where almost 40 percent of the population is Latino, you'd think an all-white city government would be a thing of the past. But Ana Reyes just made history in Farmers Branch, Texas, where she became the first Latino ever to be elected to a City Council seat, reports Fox News Latino.