By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/17/2013 - 14:33
Cuban ballerinas -- the latest flock of immigrants to cross the border and enter the U.S. through Texas. In April, while on tour in Mexico, these six dancers fled from the Cuban National Ballet.
These Cuban ballerinas are talented dancers who would be perfect for any ballet company, but at the moment they are busy trying to learn English and navigate cultural differences in a very unfamiliar place. Fortunately for them, Pedro Pablo Pena, a Cuban exiled dancer, has taken them under his wing.
By Sugey Palomares | 05/29/2013 - 11:33
We may take the Internet for granted, but Web access has been a luxury in Cuba. Although home Web services will remain largely restricted, Cubans will soon be able to use the Internet at more than 100 public computer labs across the island. On Tuesday, Cuban authorities confirmed that the new measure would begin on June 4th.
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: