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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WATCH: Amazing 'Juan of the Dead' Trailer!
WATCH: Amazing 'Juan of the Dead' Trailer!
By Mariela Rosario | 07/15/2011 - 12:00

OK, so we were pretty excited when we heard a few months ago that there was a Cuban Zombie film being made. But after seeing the trailer for Juan of the Dead from writer and director Alejandro Brugues, we absolutely can not WAIT to see this movie.

Cuban Movie Revolution: Juan of the Dead?


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6 Iconic Beauty Products You Grew up With!
6 Iconic Beauty Products You Grew Up With!
By Johanna Ferreira | 07/08/2011 - 15:30

Many of us grew up admiring everything about mami’s beauty routine. It’s probably because not only was she taking care of herself, but most of the time mami dolled us up too, bathing us in delicious scents or carefully tending to our hair. 

Here is a collection of our favorite iconic beauty products most every Latina will remember!


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Cuba Publishes Che Guevara's Diary of Revolution
Cuba Publishes Che Guevara's Diary of Revolution
By Mariela Rosario | 06/14/2011 - 13:12

The Cuban government has given the green light to the publication of Che Guevara's personal diaries of the revolution that brought Fidel Castro to power in 1959. Entitled Diary of a Combatant, the diaries share Che's experiences first hand—from landing on the Cuban coast in 1956 aboard the now infamous yacht, Granma, through the three years of armed conflict and fighting in the Sierra Madre mountains of central Cuba that followed.


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Raul Castro
Raul Castro Eases International Travel Restrictions for Cubans
By Mariela Rosario | 05/13/2011 - 11:00

Raul Castro announced this week that the Cuban government will allow citizens of the island nation to travel abroad freely, as tourists, for the first time in 50 years. Although there was not a formal law keeping Cubans from traveling, they were forced to endure many bureaucratic obstacles, including a requirement of an invitation letter from a foreign country, in order to leave.


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Fidel Castro
Fidel Castro Steps Down: For Real This Time
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 04/19/2011 - 15:00

For real, for real?
 
Fidel Castro, who first stepped out of the limelight (sort of) after becoming seriously ill in 2006, then handed over power to his brother Raul Castro in 2008, has made it official. He resigned his role as secretary of Cuba’s Communist Party on Tuesday.
 


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Direct Flights from Puerto Rico to Cuba Now Available
Direct Flights from Puerto Rico to Cuba Now Available
By Amaris Castillo | 03/09/2011 - 14:30

U.S. citizens looking to visit Cuba now have more options of departure locations after eight new airports were given permission to schedule flights to and from the island nation.


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POLL: Artist Manipulates Iconic Che Guevara Image
POLL: Che Guevara as a Puppy: Offensive or Just Silly?
By Stacey Rivera | 01/31/2011 - 16:30

It's kind of a long story but the basics are, a British greeting card company that takes iconic photos and replaces the subject with a dog has manipulated that incredibly famous photo of Che seen on T-Shirts, etc. and the original photographer's daughter is so mad about it, she is suing.

Our question is: Do you find this offensive or just kind of silly?


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Travel to Cuba Skyrockets
Travel to Cuba Skyrockets
By Mariela Rosario | 12/08/2010 - 11:15

Travel to Cuba has grown incredibly fast over the last year with over 1,000 American visitors entering the country every day!


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