By Sugey Palomares | 05/22/2013 - 12:05
Cuba is now allowing individual imports of appliances, lifting a ban imposed in 2005 after a wave of energy shortages and blackouts, reports the AP. As a result, Cubans are now able to bring up to two appliances per person into the island for noncommercial use. The list of approved items now include air conditioners with a capacity of less than 1 ton, microwaves under 2,000 watts and ovens that consume less than 1,500 watts.
By Sugey Palomares | 05/20/2013 - 12:44
The streets of Havana were home to colorful marches, cultural events, and drag shows during the celebrations for International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia last Friday. The event’s scheduled included a gala bash at the capital's infamous Karl Marx Theater, where drag performers took the stage along with the popular musical group Los Van Van.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 04/26/2013 - 12:07
These pages were supposed to host a virtual quinceañera — a celebration of Dolores Prida’s 15 years as Latina’s advice columnist, with a special piece by the veteran writer herself. It was to be a toast to her witty, on-point, irreverent and unabashedly feminist advice on everything from getting rid of cheating boyfriends to reconnecting with Latin culture.
By Jesus Trivino | 04/15/2013 - 14:34
Mary Miranda stole viewers’ hearts last week on The Voice with her rousing rendition of Selena’s “Como La Flor.” With the The Voice’s battle rounds beginning tonight, Miranda looks forward to gaining more fans on her way to the top of competition. Here, she talks to Latina.com about her music idols, Selena and Michael Jackson, her Voice coach, Shakira, and her Cuba travel tips for Jay-Z and Beyoncé.
By Sugey Palomares | 04/10/2013 - 09:49
Since getting snapped enjoying their 5thwedding anniversary in Cuba, Beyonce and Jay-Z have been in the center of a heated debate about their Caribbean getaway. Travel to Cuba is restricted to U.S. citizens under the embargo, but visas are granted for academic, religious, journalistic or cultural exchange purposes.
By Sugey Palomares | 04/05/2013 - 14:21
As tensions rise concerning North Korean threats to attack the U.S. using nuclear force, Fidel Castro recently shared his concern over the current crisis and urged American politicians to avoid confrontation with the communist country’s leader Kim Jong Un.
By Sugey Palomares | 04/04/2013 - 16:55
Oye, caballero! Beyonce and Jay-Z are taking Havana, Cuba by storm! The famous couple is basking in the Caribbean to celebrate their 5th wedding anniversary. B and the Brooklyn-born rapper are reportedly joined by their mothers and have been stirring up fan frenzy worthy of Fidel Castro being envious of.
By Viviana Hurtado | 03/21/2013 - 10:00
Yoani Sánchez’s visit to the nation’s capital started off with a tweet. While reading my Twitter, I found out that the Cuban dissident blogger who writes Generación Y blog is touring the U.S., visiting New York City, Washington, DC, and Miami, as part of a three month world tour.
Excited to hear Sánchez speak and write about it for my Latina readers, I tweeted:
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."
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!