Latin America Makes More Money Exporting Soccer Players Than Livestock
Latin America Makes More Money Exporting Soccer Players Than Livestock
By Amaris Castillo | 08/02/2013 - 12:52

Who needs a cow when you can have a really good soccer player? According to MSN Now, Latin American countries exported about 5,000 soccer players in the first half of 2013. The total worth of the athletes amounted to more than $1.1 billion dollars, a number higher than the total amount of live animals in the whole of 2011.


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Argentine President Cristina Fernandez is a Grandmother!
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez is a Grandmother!
By Amaris Castillo | 07/16/2013 - 11:17

Argentina’s president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is now an abuelita

Fernández’s son Máximo Kirchner and Rocio Garcia welcomed a baby boy late Sunday night at Buenos Aires’ Otamendi hospital.

They named the baby Nestor Ivan Kirchner (the name Nestor obviously stemmed from Máximo’s late father Néstor Carlos Kirchner, who served as the President of Argentina from 2003 to 2007 and died in 2010 from a reported heart attack).


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Beauty Queens Become Drug Cartel Wives
Beauty Queens Become Drug Cartel Trophy Wives
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/01/2013 - 15:21

In Latin America, the idea of a trophy wife is not quite what you might expect it to be. Beauty queens have become the wife of choice for the dons of competing drug cartels.


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Edward Snowden
Snowden and 6 Other Controversial People Who’ve Found Asylum in Latin America
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/26/2013 - 14:41

Edward J. Snowden, the NSA whistleblower that came forward and confessed to leaking information regarding PRISM – a top-secret program that has direct access to Internet sites such as Google and Facebook – is now seeking asylum in Ecuador. Snowden’s decision to seek asylum in this particular Latin American country seems to stem from the fact that WikiLeaks has been assisting the 29-year-old.


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21-Year-Old Chilean Woman Auctions Off Her Virginity To Pay School
21-Year-Old Chilean Woman Auctions Off Her Virginity To Pay School
By Amaris Castillo | 06/26/2013 - 11:26

A 21-year-old woman from San Felipe, Chile is selling her virginity to the highest bidder and intends to use the money to pay for higher education.

The woman who goes simply by the name of “Tamara” posted the offer on Aconcagua VIP, a Chilean escort site, claiming she needed the money to pay off her university debt.


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Best Spots for Gays in Latin America
The Best Gay-Friendly Travel In Spain & Latin America
By Irina Gonzalez | 06/16/2013 - 11:00

If you’re an LGBT couple, family or even ally planning a vacation, it’s not always clear where you can and can’t travel safely.


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Chile Chosen for U.S. Visa Exemption Program
Chile Chosen for U.S. Visa Exemption Program
By Amaris Castillo | 06/05/2013 - 10:40

Big news for Chile. The South American country has been accepted into the U.S. Visa Waiver program, Fox News Latino reports. To date, it is the only Latin American country that is part of the program. 

During a press conference this week, Chilean President Sebastián Piñera spoke about the country being included in a program that includes about 30 countries.


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Where Latin American Countries Stand on LGBT Rights
Where Latin American Countries Stand on LGBT Rights
By Amaris Castillo | 05/31/2013 - 16:30

Puerto Rico made headlines this week after its governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla signed two bills into law; one which prohibits employment discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation, and the other which adds to the island’s domestic violence law protections with regards to sexual orientation. This decision came after much pushing from LGBT rights advocates, including Puerto Rico’s own beloved superstar Ricky Martin, who took to


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Nicolas Maduro
Venezuela's President Says CNN is Out to Get Him
By Sugey Palomares | 05/29/2013 - 12:24

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro, 50, is shouting out CNN and not in a good way. The former vice president, who became the interim president after Hugo Chavez passed away, believes the news network is trying to form a coup against his government.


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10 Things You Never Knew About Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez
10 Things You Never Knew About Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez
By Sugey Palomares | 05/28/2013 - 17:07

On Sunday, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the government she and her late husband Nestor Kirchner started in 2003. In honor of Argentina's first elected female president, here are some fun facts you may not know about the powerful leader.


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