Hot Headlines: 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Mexico, Elián Gonzalez 10 Years Later and more
By Mariela Rosario | 04/06/2010 - 16:15

7.2 Earthquake Hits Mexico
Over the weekend, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake ripped through Mexico and Baja California, resulting in injuries to hundreds and three reported deaths. Since the original temblor, there have been 500 aftershocks, causing the governors of both the Mexican state of Baja California and Governor Schwarzenegger to declare states of natural disaster although the damage has been relatively minimal.


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Once-in-a-Lifetime Dream Trips
By Grace Bastidas | 03/23/2010 - 16:15

If you're willing to travel off the beaten path, Latin America has some stunning ecological wonders to offer. Get up close and personal with Mother Nature at these eco-friendly hot spots!


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Argentina's Breakthrough Artists
By Latina Author | 03/15/2010 - 14:07

In Argentina's male-dominated music scene, a strong, talented group of women are determined to do their own thing. Here, and in the April 2010 issue of Latina, these musical women are featured in their elements, doing what they love.

Click through the slideshow to see video of some of the artists featured here.


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Juan Jose Campanella Wins the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar for Argentina
By Mariela Rosario | 03/09/2010 - 08:00

Argentina was victorious at the Oscars as Juan Jose Campanella took home the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film for his crime thriller El Secreto de Sus Ojos (The Secret of Their Eyes). The film starred one of the country's most illustrious stars, Ricardo Darín, as a federal police agent obsessed with a the rape and murder of a young woman that he investigated 30 years prior.


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International Manhunt For Colombian Lingerie Model Turned Drug Gang Leader
By Dorkys Ramos | 02/25/2010 - 09:54

Police believe that a former lingerie model is the leader of one the world’s largest drug gangs. An international arrest warrant is reportedly in affect for Angie Sanselmente Valencia, 30, who recruited gorgeous models she described as “unsuspicious, beautiful angels” to traffic drugs from South America through Cancun, Mexico and into Europe. The women were paid around five thousand dollars for each trip they made and reportedly one model boarded a plane every 24 hours.


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Over 200,000 Fish Found Dead in Argentine Lake
By Dorkys Ramos | 02/18/2010 - 09:00

How’s this for bizarre news: more than 200,000 fish were found dead last week in a lake in Northern Argentina. Environmental officials are still figuring out what caused the mass deaths in Lake Ipizca located 621 miles northeast of Buenos Aires.


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Over 14,000 of Eva & Juan Perón's Items up for Auction
By Mariela Rosario | 02/16/2010 - 17:00

Former President Juan Perón and his wife Evita are Argentina's most enduring and beloved political figures. Now, they have found a way to give back to the people closest to their hearts from beyond the grave through the sale of over 14,000 artifacts collected from the Perón family estate.


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Argentinean President Cristina Fernández Says Pork Better than Viagra for Sex
By Mariela Rosario | 01/29/2010 - 14:10

We all know that Argentina is famous for its meat, and we're not just talking beefcakes like Nacho Figueras (though thank you Argentina, for Nacho, too). The South American country is the world's third largest producer of red meat, but in recent years the government has been promoting pork as an alternative to beef since it costs less to produce and they want to diversify the country's meat production.


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Argentina Halts South America’s First Gay Marriage
By Dorkys Ramos | 12/01/2009 - 17:00

Well so much for progress. What would’ve been South America’s first gay marriage was halted last night after an Argentine judge issued an order blocking today’s ceremony, The NY Times reports. Jose Maria Di Bello and Alex Freyre still planned to go to the civil registry in the hopes that they’ll be able to tie the knot anyway.


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Argentine Singer Mercedes Sosa, "Voice of Latin America," Dies at 74
By Mariela Rosario | 10/05/2009 - 10:37

Argentine singer Mercedes Sosa—known as the Voice of Latin America because of her proclivity to sing about social justice—died on Sunday at the age of 74. An official announcement posted to her website said, "On this day, in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, we must inform you that Mrs. Mercedes Sosa, one of the greatest artists of Latin American popular music, has left us."


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