Cuba Lifts Ban on Appliances that Consume Too Much Energy
Cuba Lifts Ban on Appliances that Consume Too Much Energy
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.


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Senate Panel Approves Immigration Bill - What's Next?
Senate Panel Approves Immigration Bill
By Sugey Palomares | 05/22/2013 - 10:32

By a vote of 13-5, the Senate panel approved the bipartisan immigration bill on Tuesday that would offer 11 million undocumented immigrants a 13-year path to citizenship. The crowd in the room cheered when the final vote count was read, and chanted, “Yes we can!” and “Si se puede!”


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Moore, Oklahoma tornado damage
Oklahoma Tornado: How You Can Help
By Sugey Palomares | 05/21/2013 - 09:50

A massive mile-wide tornado ripped through Oklahoma on Monday and killed nearly 24 people. Homes, businesses, and schools were left in ruins, especially in the hardest hit suburb of Moore.


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Jodi Arias
Jodi Arias Trial – Should She Get the Death Penalty? (POLL)
By Sugey Palomares | 05/20/2013 - 17:32

The Jodi Arias trial hit an expected turn today after the convicted murderer’s defense lawyers asked for a mistrial and permission to withdraw from the case. On May 8th, Arias, 32, was found guilty of first-degree murder for killing her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in his home in Arizona. During the trial, she eventually admitted to shooting him in the face, stabbing him more than 20 times and then slitting his throat ear to ear.


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Cuba Gay Rights March
LGBT Community in Cuba Celebrates Day Against Homophobia And Transphobia
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.


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telenovela hunks
The 20 Telenovela Hunks You DEFINITELY Should Know
By Sugey Palomares | 05/19/2013 - 13:00

Are you a fan of telenovelas? Well, even if you aren’t, we all know that people who cast these Spanish soap operas have an incredible taste for hotness. Here are 20 telenovelas hunks you should know. Enjoy!


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Luis Gutierrez speaks at the Democratic National Convention
Bipartisan House Lawmakers Reach Deal on Immigration Bill
By Sugey Palomares | 05/17/2013 - 12:19

The overhaul of U.S. immigration laws finally seems to be making slow progress. A bipartisan group of House lawmakers, made up of eight Democratic and Republican leaders, reached a deal for an immigration bill on Thursday, which will be introduced in June, reports Reuters.


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Street Named After First NYC Immigrant Juan Rodriguez
Street Named After First NYC Immigrant Juan Rodriguez
By Sugey Palomares | 05/17/2013 - 09:26

This one is going down in the history books! Researchers have discovered that the first immigrant to settle in New York back in 1613 was a Latino. Yesterday marked the 400th anniversary of Juan Rodriguez’s arrival. Hundreds of neighbors gathered the streets as city officials named a stretch of Broadway, between 159th and 218th streets in Upper Manhattan, after the Dominican immigrant.


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6 dead, 7 Missing After Tornado Hits North Texas
6 dead, 7 Missing After Tornadoes Hit North Texas
By Sugey Palomares | 05/16/2013 - 10:44

At least six people were killed and dozens were injured after a string of powerful tornadoes hit two neighborhoods in North Texas on Wednesday evening. Authorities are searching for seven missing adults in the town of Granbury, just outside of Fort Worth.


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Ariel Castro
Ariel Castro to Plead Not Guilty, Lawyers Say He Is Not a Monster
By Sugey Palomares | 05/15/2013 - 12:30

The attorneys for Ariel Castro, the 52-year-old suspect accused of kidnapping and raping three Cleveland women and holding them in captivity for nearly a decade, will plead not guilty, reports the AP. Castro was charged for four counts of kidnapping and three counts of rape, for abducting Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, and Gina DeJesus. He is currently being held on $8 million bail.


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