Christina Aguilera's Having a Hard Time Selling her House
By Mariela Rosario | 01/21/2010 - 11:42

The recent financial crisis has hit everyone hard, even super celebs like Christina Aguilera. The "Beautiful" pop star has been struggling to sell her house since April 2008. The 6,500-square-foot house, built in 1960, boasts views of downtown Los Angeles and the ocean and was originally put on the market for $7,995,000.

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Protests Rock San Juan, Puerto Rico
By Mariela Rosario | 10/16/2009 - 14:16

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of San Juan, the capital city of Puerto Rico, to demonstrate against massive layoffs demanded by Republican Governor Luis Fortuño.

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Santana Tells Obama to "Legalize It!"
By Mariela Rosario | 04/03/2009 - 16:30

During a recent online town hall meeting President Obama seemed to brush off a question about the legalization of marijuana. When asked whether or not legalizing and taxing pot sales could help pull the country out of economic crisis, Obama chuckled and responded that he didn't think it was "good economic policy." He then joked, "I don't know what this says about the online audience." Zing!

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Global Economic Crisis May Cause Poverty to Rise in Latin America
By Norell Giancana | 02/09/2009 - 16:43

The global economic crisis, caused in large part by the failings of the U.S. economy, has brought on potentially damning effects for Latin American countries both large and small. According to Rebeca Grynspan, regional head of the UN Development Program (UNDP), failure to take immediate action by the U.S. and Latin American governments could result in a rise in poverty as much as 15% this year alone.

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