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Jenni Rivera at the Latin Billboard Awards
Plane Carrying Jenni Rivera & Passengers Had Previous Malfunction
By Samantha Leal | 12/10/2012 - 13:41

The plane carrying Jenni Rivera that crashed had a previous malfunction a few years back, reports confirm. The plane, which crashed in the mountains 60 miles south of Monterrey, Mexico on Sunday, had failed during a 2005 takeoff attempt from an Amarillo, Texas airport, reports the New York Daily News.


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Alejandra Guzman at the Latin Recording Artist of the Year
Alejandra Guzman Was Supposed to Be on the Plane With Jenni Rivera
By Sugey Palomares | 12/10/2012 - 12:29

Mexican pop-rock star Alejandra Guzman was invited to fly to Mexico City on the same private jet carrying Jenni Rivera, which tragically crashed, reports El Diario. Several journalists confirmed that La Diva de la Banda offered Alejandra to fly on her private jet in order for the two to perform together in Toluca.


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Jenni Rivera and Francia Raisa
10 Latino Celebs React to Jenni Rivera's Death
By Latina Staff | 12/10/2012 - 08:55

On Sunday, December 9, a plane carrying Jenni Rivera and several others went missing as it flew from Monterey to Toluca, Mexico. As news started to spread, Latino stars who respected her and were close to her started to pray and react to her disappearance on social media. Sadly, Mexican authorities confirmed a few hours later that the plane wreckage was discovered but there were no survivors found.


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Jenni RIvera and Raq-C at The Cable Show in 2010
Former Jenni Rivera Co-Star Raq-C Laments Loss of Singer
By Samantha Leal | 12/09/2012 - 20:01

Raq-C, or Raquel Cordova, who starred with Jenni Rivera’s daughter Chiquis on “Jenni Rivera Presents Chiquis & Raq-C” took to Twitter to express her feelings on the Jenni Rivera crash.

“I am speechless to the loss of @jennirivera, I will FOREVER be grateful for the opportunity I had to know her & work with her!#CRUSHED


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Jenni Rivera last photo on plane before crash
Jenni Rivera's Makeup Artist Posts Picture on Board Plane Before Crash
By Samantha Leal | 12/09/2012 - 18:57

So tragic. Mexican authorities have confirmed that Jenni Rivera’s plane, which also carried her makeup artist, crashed with no survivors. Jacob Yebale (@jacobyebale), Jenni’s makeup artist who has also worked on Jessica Alba, Roselyn Sanchez, and Eva Longoria, used Instagram to post a photo of the singer’s last moments on the plane. Those on the plane seemed to be joking and smiling, with one person sticking out his tongue.


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Rio de Janeiro Brazil Floating Christmas Tree
World's Largest Floating Christmas Tree Lights Up Brazil's Capital!
By Sugey Palomares | 12/07/2012 - 15:33

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Brazil. The country’s capital Rio de Janeiro officially hit the lights on the world’s largest floating Christmas tree over the weekend.


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George Zimmerman in court
George Zimmerman Sues NBC Over Edited 911 Call
By Latina Staff | 12/07/2012 - 09:46

George Zimmerman is suing NBC for what he claims was defamation when the network edited his 911 call to police after the shooting of Trayvon Martin to make it sound like he was racist.

The former neighborhood watch volunteer filed the lawsuit seeking an undisclosed amount of money in Seminole County, outside Orlando. Also named in the complaint were three reporters covering the story for NBC or an NBC-owned television station.


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Parking sign
“Parquear” & “Sandwich” Make It Into New AP Spanish Stylebook…Yes, "Sandwich"
By Amaris Castillo | 12/07/2012 - 09:29

Have you ever had to “parquear” your car?

This word, used as a replacement for “parking” by many Spanish speakers here in the U.S., is just one of several words that are included in the new Spanish stylebook by The Associated Press – known as the Manual de Estilo Online de la AP (a mouthful, yes).


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Hollywood's Real Star: Walk of Fame Guru Ana Martinez
Hollywood's Real Star: Walk of Fame Guru Ana Martinez
By Latina Staff | 12/06/2012 - 14:04

She’s not God, but she does wield the power of the stars.

As un-Hollywood as it gets, the very down-to-earth Latina who worked her way up from receptionist to VP, with everyone telling her she was too shy and too nice for the job, now controls the second largest tourist attraction in the U.S.

Ana Martinez, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s VP of Media Relations, has laid over 600 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame – she chooses the spot where Hollywood’s elite will live on the ground forever.


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Penn State Chi Omega sorority Mexican-themed party
Penn State Sorority in Hot Water Over Mexican-Themed Party
By Amaris Castillo | 12/05/2012 - 21:28

You never know when a party has gone too far until it’s too late.

Such is the case for members of a Penn State University sorority, who are under fire over images of their Mexican-themed party. But it wasn’t just any Mexican-themed party. The photo that surfaced Monday features over 20 members of the Chi Omega’s Nu Gamma Chapter dressed in sombreros, fake mustaches, and two signs that read: “Will mow lawn for weed & beer” and “I don’t cut grass. I smoke it.”


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