Raul Castro visits China
Cuban Leader Raul Castro Says He Will Retire in 2018
By Samantha Leal | 02/24/2013 - 18:49

Cuban leader Raul Castro has announced his plans for retirement after his second term ends in 2018, reports Reuters. The announcement came on Sunday, in a nationally broadcast speech shortly after the Cuban National Assembly elected him to a second five-year term in the opening session of the new parliament. The 81-year-old made it clear, stating: "This will be my last term."


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Merry Pecs-Mas! 6 Hot Photos of William Levy's Chest
By Amaris Castillo | 12/24/2012 - 12:33

We got you the best Christmas present ever! Go ahead and open it: Click through photos of William Levy's chiseled chest!

Merry Pecs-Mas, mujeres!


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Adela Hernandez
Transgender Woman Wins Election, Makes History in Cuba
By Samantha Leal | 11/20/2012 - 13:05

Adela Hernandez, a transgender who lives as a woman in a central Cuban village, has won an election in a local office -- claiming the win as the "biggest victory" possible over all the "repudiation" she has encountered for the 48 years of her life, reports Fox News Latino.


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Fidel Castro meets with Pope Benedict XVI on March 29, 2012
Venezuelan Doctor Claims Fidel Castro Suffered a Stroke
By Sugey Palomares | 10/19/2012 - 12:08

Several reports have claimed that Fidel Castro’s health decline is taking a rapid turn for the worst. As Fox News Latino reports, Venezuelan Dr. Jose Marquina, revealed to the Spanish-language publication El Nuevo Dia that the 86-year-old dictator suffered a massive stroke.


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Abortion Protest in Uruguay in September 2012
Uruguay to Legalize Abortion
By Samantha Leal | 09/26/2012 - 18:00

Uruguay's Congress is seemingly ready to legalize abortion, and in doing so will become only the second nation to pass the measure in the region, after Cuba, reports Fox News Latino.


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Diana Nyad at Huffington Post's Game Changers Awards in 2011
Swimmer's Fourth Attempt to Swim from Cuba to Florida Unsuccessful
By Samantha Leal | 08/21/2012 - 18:00

Diana Nyad, 62, thought her fourth swimming attempt from Cuba to Florida would work. Unfortunately, the jellyfish stings, storm and sharks didn't help her reach her goal. 

"Instead of getting hit with one doozy, they got hit with three," Vanessa Linsley, a team member, told the Associated Press. "They got hit with the weather, they got hit with the jellyfish and they got with the sharks all at the same time." 


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Prague Czech Republic
Editors' Picks: Places to Visit
By Samantha Leal | 06/08/2012 - 17:00

Satisfy your wanderlust and let our editors' favorite vacation spots inspire your own travels.


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Star Tracker: George Lopez
Star Tracker: George Lopez, Charisma Carpenter, Rodrigo Santoro, and more!
By Amaris Castillo | 10/05/2011 - 13:30

George Lopez has reportedly sealed a new position with Carnival Cruise Lines, Tr3s reports. As part of the company’s “Fun Ship 2.0” initiative, the 50-year-old Mexican American funny man will manage its Punchliner Comedy Club.


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WATCH: Gloria Estefan’s “WEPA” Music Video
By Amaris Castillo | 09/28/2011 - 08:35

We continue to celebrate our ‘Gloria Estefan Week’ with the brand new music video for Gloria Estefan’s “WEPA”! The song is the first single off her new album Miss Little Havana, out now on iTunes and available in Target. Released yesterday, the “WEPA” music video is filled to the brim with energy, color, and dance numbers. The gorgeous 54-year-old doesn’t let the young dancers leave her behind either – Estefan busts out her own moves as well. We absolutely love the song here at Latina!


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Introducing Mayra Veronica
Introducing Mayra Veronica
By Amaris Castillo | 08/01/2011 - 13:30

Though she graced the cover of last week’s Billboard magazine in leopard lingerie and draped in an American flag, many people still may not know who Mayra Veronica is—but the Cuban-born singer is determined to change that. 


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