By Amaris Castillo | 08/31/2011 - 14:30
—Mexican American singer Jenni Rivera is switching things up a bit with her new album. Instead of the banda music we have long associated the 42-year-old with, Rivera’s new single, Basta Ya, is a pop tune off her new album, Joyas Prestadas (Borrowed Jewels).
By Amaris Castillo | 08/10/2011 - 11:00
After suspected cocaine smugglers from Peru raided a jungle area in western Brazil, a lost Indian tribe that claimed the area as its home vanished according to Brazilian officials. Indian affairs experts in the largest South American country believe that the tribe might have run away in fear after the suspected smugglers raided a Brazilian guard post that was protecting them. Almost 50 pounds of cocaine were found in the area by police officials and, according to a statement, a man who had been deported for drug trafficking this past March was arrested.
By Grace Bastidas | 06/08/2011 - 16:00
You know the consequences—blazing headache, nausea, dry mouth, upset stomach, red eyes, muscle pain—and still, you decide to do one more kamikaze shot. And while you may not end up in Bangkok like the boys from The Hangover Part II, you will most likely end up hovering over your toilet. Thankfully we have the best Latin American cures for even the most persistent of hangovers.
Menudo in Mexico
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 08/10/2010 - 14:00
It seems like every girl in the country is gearing up to watch Julia Roberts find herself while traveling in Italy, India and Indonesia in Eat Pray Love. While the movie’s trailer shows some incredible food and drop-dead gorgeous locations, we couldn’t help but think that when it comes to both (as well as thousand-year-old spiritual traditions) those places have nothing on Latin America.
By Verky Arcos | 06/03/2010 - 13:00
Actress Q’orianka Kilcher—best known for playing Pocahontas in the 2005 film New World opposite Colin Farrell—was arrested on Tuesday for tying herself to the fence of the White House while her mother, Saskia Kilcher, poured a black substance over her.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 10/01/2009 - 16:25
Ex-Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, who is already serving three concurrent prison sentences for crimes including ordering killings by security forces, was back in court for his fourth and final trial, BBC News reports. He was sentenced to an additional six years in jail for corruption. The controversial leader was the President of Peru for ten years, from 1990-2000. He returned from exile in late 2007 to face a number of charges.
By Christine Estevez | 07/21/2009 - 16:00
Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison Monday after he admitted to illegally paying his spy chief, Vladimiro Montesinos, $15 million in government funds. Fujimori told the court he paid off Montesinos to prevent a coup he feared was being plotted against him. Peru’s Supreme Court wasn’t buying it.
By Mariela Rosario | 07/10/2009 - 10:36
A new Amnesty International report titled "Fatal Flaws: Barriers to Maternal Health in Peru" found that many poor, indigenous pregnant women are dying because they lack access to the basic medical care afforded other women in the country.
By Mariela Rosario | 11/10/2008 - 15:22
Nearly two years after it first demanded that Yale University return thousands of artifacts from Machu Picchu excavated by Hiram Bingham in 1911, the Justice Ministry of Peru has approved plans to press ahead with the government's charges against the Ivy-league school. Bingham's discovery helped to drum up international interest in Peru and incited a steady stream of tourism to the site that has yet to let up.