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 | 05/22/2013 - 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!”
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.
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 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.