By Mariela Rosario | 03/17/2011 - 16:00
Despite many assumptions that President Barack Obama would cancel his Latin American tour after the terrible earthquake and tsunami that rocked Japan last week, the White House recently announced his intentions to move forward with the trip. “Every day you’re president there’s a world event somewhere. The American people understand and expect their president can walk and chew gum at the same time,” said White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer.
By Grace Bastidas | 03/07/2011 - 14:00
Carnival kicked off this weekend, which means it’s time to let loose before Lent rolls around. Not that you have to be Catholic to indulge in a little church-sanctioned debauchery. Hedonists of all stripes can party at celebrations all across Latin America. Just pick your destination.
By Irasema Romero | 02/11/2011 - 13:45
Brazilian soccer player Daniel Alves says he deals with racism at almost every one of the matches he plays with La Liga franchise FC Barcelona. The Associated Press reports that futbol fans regularly subject the 27-year-old defender to racial insults, including “monkey.”
By Johanna Ferreira | 02/01/2011 - 14:02
- Things got a little out of hand when Christina arrived in Brazil this weekend. Hundreds of fans waited for her at the airport and lined the streets just to see her arrive. The pop star tried plowing through the crowd but was mobbed in the process! Scary stuff!
By Erika Ramirez | 01/13/2011 - 15:45
Brazil’s trailblazing female President, Dilma Rousseff, faced the first real test of her presidency as Brazil was hit with deadly flooding and a mudslide that affected several mountain towns near Rio de Janeiro.
By Mariela Rosario | 12/16/2010 - 16:15
103-year-old Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, known around the world for his modernist aesthetic, is celebrating his long and productive life with a museum dedicated to his work, opening this week in Rio de Janeiro. The Oscar Niemeyer Foundation will house exhibits showing 70 years of his work.
By Verky Arcos | 11/20/2010 - 10:00
There’s buzz everywhere about Brazilian designer Daniella Issa Helayel and her clothing line, Issa London. But the future Queen of England, Kate Middleton, isn’t the only one who has taken notice of the chic and feminine dresses. Issa's most popular style is her signature knot dress with a plunging neckline. Take a look at the many other celebs (including a few Latinas!) who are fans of the popular London-based, Brazilian-born designer.
By Mariela Rosario | 11/08/2010 - 17:00
Brazil’s first female President Dilma Rousseff had a history of fighting for her country long before she ever dreamed of holding the highest political office in the land.