By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 04/14/2010 - 13:35
The real-life story behind The Perfect Game, opening April 16, is one for the ages. In 1957, a group of boys from Monterrey, Mexico with little baseball-playing experience became the first non-U.S. team to win the Little League World Series. They were led by a man who was once a pitching coach and then a janitor for a major league team. They overcame racism, lack of money and visa woes to make it to the championship.
By Mariela Rosario | 04/06/2010 - 16:15
7.2 Earthquake Hits Mexico
Over the weekend, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake ripped through Mexico and Baja California, resulting in injuries to hundreds and three reported deaths. Since the original temblor, there have been 500 aftershocks, causing the governors of both the Mexican state of Baja California and Governor Schwarzenegger to declare states of natural disaster although the damage has been relatively minimal.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/18/2010 - 18:00
Gorgeous Chef Marcela Valladolid is the Food Network's latest cooking star! With a new show entitled Mexican Made Easy, and a fantastic cookbook, Fresh Mexico out in book stores now, the fashion-plate, chef, mother and TV personality is at the top of the world. We chatted with Marcela about how she got into the business of cooking and how she keeps it sexy and sabroso in the kitchen.
How did you get into cooking? What made you decide to become a chef?
By Grace Bastidas | 03/17/2010 - 17:00
Arriba, Arriba! Feliz Dia de San Patricio! What? You didn’t know Ireland and Mexico are practically compadres when it comes to nations? Apparently a group of Irishmen living in the United States dared to fight alongside Mexican troops during the Mexican-American War of 1846–48.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/16/2010 - 16:50
Same-sex marriage was legalized in the capital city of Mexico earlier this month and just last week the country witnessed the historic marriage of five gay couples. "Today is a historic day," Civil Registry Judge Hegel Cortes said at the ceremony, which took place on March 11, 2010 at the old city hall building in Mexico city, "It solidifies the evolution of one of the most important rights."
By Mariela Rosario | 03/11/2010 - 13:43
Mexican businessman Carlos Slim Helu has edged out both Bill Gates and Warren Buffet to claim the title of richest man in the world. Gates held the title of Forbes's Richest Person in the World for 14 of the last 15 years, while Buffet is holding steady in the third place position. Ironically enough, though we've witnessed one of the worst global recessions in history this past year, most of the world's wealthiest people saw their riches sore during the last 12 months.
By Dorkys Ramos | 02/25/2010 - 09:54
Police believe that a former lingerie model is the leader of one the world’s largest drug gangs. An international arrest warrant is reportedly in affect for Angie Sanselmente Valencia, 30, who recruited gorgeous models she described as “unsuspicious, beautiful angels” to traffic drugs from South America through Cancun, Mexico and into Europe. The women were paid around five thousand dollars for each trip they made and reportedly one model boarded a plane every 24 hours.
By Dorkys Ramos | 02/23/2010 - 16:55
Thalía is due to make a comeback to the silver screen within the next few months. The Mexican singer–who’s been away from the acting scene for 11 years–will star in the third season of the hit Mexican criminal drama Mujeres Asesinas. The show was adapted from the Argentinean original. Other confirmed actresses include singer Belinda and Weeds star Kate del Castillo.
By Dorkys Ramos | 02/03/2010 - 11:55
Now in addition to fighting a war against drug cartels, the Mexican government is trying to crack down on los Twitteros…as in members of the social networking site. Turns out some users have been twittering the locations of alcoholimetros—Breathalyzer checkpoints set up to curb its high drunk driving rate. On one such feed, Anti Alcoholimetro, users write in with the time and location of Mexico City checkpoints to help others avoid them.