By Cristina Arreola | 03/03/2014 - 15:59
Carnival (Carnaval!) is in full swing in Brazil, drawing hundreds of thousands of people out onto the streets for nights of debauchery and festivity.
The celebrations reached their height on Monday when the samba schools of Rio de Janeiro hit the streets in massive, extravagant, glitzy parades.
By Cristina Arreola | 02/25/2014 - 09:32
The head of the Brazilian tourism board blasted Adidas for marketing a pair of t-shirts that promote stereotypes about the Latin American country.
By Cristina Arreola | 12/18/2013 - 13:57
Beyoncé shocked fans worldwide last week when she dropped her new video album BEYONCÉ without a moments warning. We quickly downloaded the entire album, listening to it four, five, six times before we started to notice a trend. Is it just us, or is there definitely some Latino flavor in Queen Bey's newest endeavor?
By Cristina Arreola | 12/16/2013 - 11:52
Wisin, of Wisin y Yandel, released a catchy, bilingual version of the Coca-Cola 2014 World Cup anthem.
In “La Cope De Todos”, Puerto Rican rapper Wisin is joined by Brazilian-born David Correy, a former The X Factor contestant, and Mexican singer Paty Cantú in the most high-profile version of the song to date.
By Jesus Trivino Alarcon | 11/15/2013 - 11:54
Dear Justin Bieber,
We were so excited when we heard the news! We couldn’t wait for you to bring the Believe Tour to us! Our hotels were vying for your stay, our clubs were waiting for you to drop dollars, and our beaches were waiting for you tan your baby skin. It’s not every day that we get to host one of the biggest global pop stars, and we were ready and willing. And then things just took a sad, sad turn...
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 10/25/2013 - 14:30
A recent Gallup poll revealed that for the first time, Americans are in suppport of legalizing marijuana in the United States. Over the past several years, countries throughout Latin America have passed laws in favor of the cannabis plant. Take a look:
By Cristina Arreola | 10/17/2013 - 12:14
Thinking about heading to Brazil for the World Cup? You may want to reconsider.
Just eight months before the Latin American country will host the largest soccer tournament in the world, Brazilian police have intercepted phone calls that indicate that the First Capital Command (PCC) drug cartel is threatening to unleash a “World Cup of Terror” during the 2014 games.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 10/08/2013 - 11:36
Amarildo de Souza went missing in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 14, 2013 after being stopped by police for questioning. His disappearance has gained an unprecedented amount of attention -- and police have become the target of blame.
“We’re not going to get my father back alive. All I want now is justice, that’s it,” Anderson de Souza said. “Things have only gotten worse since the police came here. At least when the drug gangs had control, we knew the rules. Now, there is only fear. Police are snatching people up randomly, just like my dad.”
By Cristina Arreola | 09/17/2013 - 12:13
Oh no! Beyoncé was tugged off the stage during a Sao Paolo concert this weekend by an overzealous fan!
While performing “Irreplaceable” at the Morumbi Stadium in Brazil on Sunday, Queen Bey stopped to shake hands with fans at her feet at the end of the walkaway.
By Cristina Arreola | 09/13/2013 - 09:55
Ever dreamed of hearing a superstar belt out your lyrics? Well, now’s your chance!
Puerto Rican superstar Ricky Martin has teamed up with Sony to ask fans from across the world to compose the official song of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The winning submission will be sung by Martin at the sporting event.