By Latina Staff | 05/13/2013 - 12:30
Sunday was an important day in Colombia's history, as the first Colombian was canonized as a saint by Pope Francis. Mother Laura Montoya was named a saint by the Catholic Church, with livestreams broadcasting the moment to her hometown of Jerico, in the western state of Antioquia.
The nun, who was known as Mother Laura, founded the Missionaries of Mary Immaculate and Saint Catherine of Sienna when she left urban society in 1914 with four other young women to live in the dense jungle.
By Kamren Curiel | 04/30/2013 - 11:08
Latin Night on Dancing With the Stars wasn’t without its cheesy clichés (sombreros, fruit stands, and piñatas) but one thing more genuine than Jacoby Jones’ salsa was Juanes. The Colombian sensation made history last night as the first Latin artist to perform two songs entirely in Spanish—“La Camisa Negra” and a new number called “Cumbia Sexy”—on the insanely popular show.
By Sugey Palomares | 04/24/2013 - 11:56
Yes, the world has come to this. Bulletproof school uniforms are being designed for students in the U.S. Colombian tailor, Miguel Caballero, who specializes in designing protective wear in Bogota, recently developed protective kid-sized vests for our schoolchildren.
By Amaris Castillo | 01/28/2013 - 16:22
Juanes fans will soon have an additional reason to adore him.
The beloved Colombian rocker has penned his first book, which will hit stores on April 2. The memoir, entitled Chasing the Sun and Persiguiendo el Sol respectively, is an intimate book about the 40-year-old’s personal life.
By Sugey Palomares | 01/15/2013 - 13:00
He's finally here! Shakira and Gerard Pique have just welcomed a son into the world, a baby boy named Milan Piqué Mebarak!
Now that baby Shaki has finally arrived, we thought we'd take a look at 5 reasons Shaki is going to be a kick-ass mom!
By Karina Martinez-Carter | 01/02/2013 - 13:31
Colombians are known for their friendly and hospitable natures, which is one of the reasons why the country has become one of the most buzzed-about tourist destinations in the past year. In addition to how welcoming Colombians are to tourists, the country’s diverse landscape attracts all types of travelers. Whether you're looking to relax, indulge or dance the night away, Colombia has something to offer.
By Sugey Palomares | 09/11/2012 - 12:00
Searching for your chisme fix? Bueno, look no further. We have your gossip roundup below:
- After months of speculation, everyone is still patiently waiting for Shakira and boyfriend, Gerard Pique, to confirm the baby news. According to a report last month by HuffPost Voces, the "Hips Don't Lie" star is about 4 months pregnant and expects to deliver in January 2013.
By Latina Staff | 07/20/2012 - 15:28
Wave your flags in the air! We are celebrating Colombia's Independence Day by taking a look at the beautiful Latinas that represent their country and culture to the fullest!
By Latina Staff | 04/09/2012 - 16:50
By: Araceli Cruz
They say kids are growing up way too fast these days, and today’s news about a 10-year-old Colombian girl giving birth just verifies that statement is a fact.
The young girl, whose name is being withheld due to privacy concerns, is one of the youngest in history to deliver a baby. The child was 5-pound, 5-ounce baby and was born via caesarean section.
The most astonishing part is that the girl didn’t even realize she was pregnant when she arrived at the hospital bleeding and experiencing contractions.
By Amaris Castillo | 12/13/2011 - 16:42
The news surrounding Juanes’ highly anticipated MTV Unplugged album recording has just gotten sweeter!
Tr3s announced yesterday that the award-winning Colombian rocker will not only perform on stage – but he will also open it up to his most talented fans. How so? Through a competition, of course! Did you think it would be that easy to share the stage with one of Latin music’s most beloved artists!? We didn’t think so.