Jasmine V at Latina Magazine "Hollywoods Hot List" Party
7 Strong Latinas Who Overcame Domestic Violence
By Latina Staff | 10/13/2013 - 13:00

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time to bring awareness to the issue in hopes of ending the cycle of abuse. One in four women are victims of domestic violence at some point in their lives, with 20 percent of women in Hispanic households suffering partner violence. It's up to us to stop the abuse! If you or someone you know is being abused, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).

Take a look at some amazing Latinas who overcame abuse and are bringing awareness to the issue:


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Manuel Diaz Hernandez
Mexican Cop Fired For Humiliating 10-Year Old Boy Selling Candy
By Fox News Latino | 07/31/2013 - 13:08

A Mexican cop gave a whole new meaning to taking candy – and cigarettes – from a child.

Spectators in the Mexican town of Villahermosa filmed inspector Juan Diego López making an example of a young boy selling candy on the street. The officer forced a sobbing Manuel Diaz Hernandez to throw all his candy on the street and then swiped the cigarettes the boy was selling for himself.


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Christina Aguilera at The Voice press event
6 Strong Latinas Who Overcame Domestic Violence
By Samantha Leal | 10/02/2012 - 17:16

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time to bring awareness to the issue in hopes of ending the cycle of abuse. One in four women are victims of domestic violence at some point in their lives, with 20 percent of women in Hispanic households suffering partner violence. It's up to us to stop the abuse! If you or someone you know is being abused, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).


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Shakira's Former Boyfriend Claims He Did Not Abuse Her
By Amaris Castillo | 06/20/2011 - 12:06

Osvaldo Ríos, who has a history of domestic violence, spoke out to defend of himself recently against accusations that he was abusive towards former girlfriend Shakira, whom he dated in the mid 1990's.  The 49-year-old Triunfo del Amor actor is fielding yet another accusation after girlfriend Kassiana Rosso claimed that she endured psychological abuse while they were dating.


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