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Argentina's President Not Invited to Margaret Thatcher's Funeral
By Amaris Castillo | 04/11/2013 - 12:01

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has been snubbed from the late Margaret Thatcher’s funeral. Reports have swirled all morning about Argentina’s president not receiving an invitation to the ceremony for Britain’s first female Prime Minister. The funeral is set to take place next week.

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Stereotypical Mexican Barbie Comes With Chihuahua
Stereotypical Mexican Barbie Comes With Chihuahua & Passport
By Samantha Leal | 04/11/2013 - 09:13

Mattel has found itself in some hot water now that a Mexican Barbie doll has hit shelves -- complete with a pink, ruffled dress, chihuahua and passport. Part of the "Dolls of the World" collection that was launched in 1980, the collection is now making a comeback with a new line of dolls. And while all the dolls carry passports and country stickers, it's the Mexican doll that has caused a stir.

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Ladies, Men Want You To Have More Pubic Hair
Ladies, Men Want You To Have More Pubic Hair
By Amaris Castillo | 04/10/2013 - 10:37

Ladies, sorry to break the news, but it turns out men prefer us with hair down there. Yes, down there.

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Beyonce and Jay-Z in Cuba for their wedding anniversary
Beyonce and Jay-Z's Trip to Cuba Deemed Legal by U.S. Treasury Department
By Sugey Palomares | 04/10/2013 - 09:49

Since getting snapped enjoying their 5thwedding anniversary in Cuba, Beyonce and Jay-Z have been in the center of a heated debate about their Caribbean getaway. Travel to Cuba is restricted to U.S. citizens under the embargo, but visas are granted for academic, religious, journalistic or cultural exchange purposes.

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Britain's First Female PM Margaret Thatcher Dies
Britain's First Female Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Dies
By Sugey Palomares | 04/08/2013 - 10:15

The first female British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, died this morning following a stroke, reports CNN. The legendary politician with a career that spanned nearly two decades was 87-years-old. She was known for her tough rhetoric and outspoken personality, which garnered her the nickname “Iron Lady” during her post as leader between 1975 and 1990.

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Pablo Neruda's Remains To Be Exumed
Pablo Neruda's Remains To Be Exhumed
By Amaris Castillo | 04/08/2013 - 10:05

Pablo Neruda’s story isn’t over. The body of the late Chilean poet is scheduled to be exhumed today from his grave, NPR reports.

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Connecticut's Tough New Gun Law: Why Latinos Should Care
Connecticut's Tough New Gun Law: Why Latinos Should Care
By Amaris Castillo | 04/04/2013 - 11:08

Connecticut governor Dannel P. Malloy is expected to sign off on a tight gun control law this afternoon. After more than 10 hours debating the wide-ranging bill (which totals up to 139 pages), both the state’s House of Representatives and the Senate voted in favor of it.

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Racially Integrated Prom
Georgia High School To Have Its First Racially Integrated Prom - Ever
By Samantha Leal | 04/04/2013 - 09:42

It is 2013, right? Sorry, we're just a little confused as news broke that students at Wilcox County High in Rochelle, Georgia, are trying to plan the first racially integrated prom in the school's history. Yes, you read that right. The high school, located about two hours outside of Atlanta, has white and black students learning in the same classroom, but have segregated proms and homecoming dances. Since the dances are privately organized, and not run by the school, this is totally legal (albeit, most people would agree, totally inappropriate and terrible).

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Google Doodle Celebrating César Chávez Somehow Sparks Outrage
By Latina Staff | 03/31/2013 - 14:42

Google hasn’t dedicated one of its doodles to Easter in 13 years and on past Easters, it’s featured people like German chemist Robert Bunsen instead of marking Christ’s resurrection. No one has ever complained.

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HRC Red Equal Sign
Gay Marriage: HRC Red Equal Sign Goes Viral on Facebook
By Samantha Leal | 03/27/2013 - 10:32

As the Supreme Court hears arguments to decide the fate of marriage equality, including the fate of Proposition 8, which outlawed same-sex marriages in California, a number of Facebook users have changed their profile pictures to a red image featuring an equal sign. But what's this all about?

Turns out, it's the red version of the Human Rights Campaign logo, an advocacy group for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. The group posted the red logo on its Facebook page Tuesday morning and called for others to adopt the image in support of marriage equality.

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