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7 Strong Latinas Who Overcame Domestic Violence
By Latina Staff | 10/13/2013 - 13:00

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time to bring awareness to the issue in hopes of ending the cycle of abuse. One in four women are victims of domestic violence at some point in their lives, with 20 percent of women in Hispanic households suffering partner violence. It's up to us to stop the abuse! If you or someone you know is being abused, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).

Take a look at some amazing Latinas who overcame abuse and are bringing awareness to the issue:


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Christina Aguilera at The Voice press event
6 Strong Latinas Who Overcame Domestic Violence
By Samantha Leal | 10/02/2012 - 17:16

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time to bring awareness to the issue in hopes of ending the cycle of abuse. One in four women are victims of domestic violence at some point in their lives, with 20 percent of women in Hispanic households suffering partner violence. It's up to us to stop the abuse! If you or someone you know is being abused, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).


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Chad Ochocinco and Evelyn Lozada at the PepsiCo Super Bowl Weekend Kickoff Party
Caribbean Nation Demanding Money From Ochocinco & Evelyn Lozada for Wedding
By Samantha Leal | 08/23/2012 - 16:00

More troubles for Chad Ochocinco? You can say that again. The football star, who allegedly head-butted his wife Evelyn Lozada, is being hit with a bill to the tune of $90,000. The government of Saint Martin agreed to foot part of the bill for their wedding, expecting publicity it would generate once the duo's TV series Ev & Ocho was on air.

But now, due to the serious incident, the show has been canceled, and Saint Martin is demanding its money back. 


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GOP Bill to Deport Victims of Domestic Abuse
Fear of Deportation Stops Many Women from Reporting Domestic Abuse
By Samantha Leal | 08/10/2012 - 10:05

Fear of deportation or having their children taken away from them ranks high on the list of reasons why women won't report domestic abuse or sexual assault, according to the El Paso Police Department.

Although city-specific, this speaks to a larger issue at hand: How can women seek help if they feel they themselves will be punished?


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Shakira's Former Boyfriend Claims He Did Not Abuse Her
By Amaris Castillo | 06/20/2011 - 12:06

Osvaldo Ríos, who has a history of domestic violence, spoke out to defend of himself recently against accusations that he was abusive towards former girlfriend Shakira, whom he dated in the mid 1990's.  The 49-year-old Triunfo del Amor actor is fielding yet another accusation after girlfriend Kassiana Rosso claimed that she endured psychological abuse while they were dating.


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Mariah Recalls Abusive Relationship
By Mariela Rosario | 11/04/2009 - 09:49

If you feel like you can't blink without seeing Mariah Carey everywhere it's not your imagination! The pop diva has been on a whirlwind media tour promoting Precious, her indie flick that's garnering Oscar buzz.

The songbird recently sat down with Larry King for the first time since her now infamous 2002 interview in which she assured fans, after reports that she'd had a break down surfaced, that she was not "wacko" and addressed rumored suicide attempts.


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Obama Supports Asylum for Guatemalan Woman Fleeing Abusive Husband
By Mariela Rosario | 11/03/2009 - 10:25

After fighting in court since 1995, Rody Alvarado Peña's path to political asylum was finally cleared by the Department of Homeland security, which declared she is "eligible for asylum and merits a grant of asylum as a matter of discretion."


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He Said, She Said: Chris Brown and Natalie Mejia
By Norell Giancana | 04/14/2009 - 17:00

It’s been a little over a week now since Chris Brown pleaded not guilty to felony assault and criminal threat charges brought against him for the alleged violent beating of platinum-pop artist Rihanna.

But it seems that Brown is not allowing all the stress to keep him down, being that he’s already moved on to the next chick. Enter, Natalie Mejia. Mejia, 20, of The Pussycat Dolls Presents: Girlicious fame was spotted leaving a Hollywood tattoo parlor with Brown on Sunday.


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