Firefighters outside the Kiss nightclub in Brazil
233 People Killed in Brazil Nightclub Fire
By Kamren Curiel | 01/28/2013 - 14:10

At least 233 people were killed early Sunday morning after a band’s pyrotechnics sparked a rapidly moving fire in an overly packed nightclub with too few exits in southern Brazil.

Major Gerson da Rosa Ferreira, who led rescue efforts for the military police at the Kiss nightclub, told Reuters that the victims died from suffocation or from being trampled on when trying to flee.


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Marias
Our 15 Favorite Marias
By Lee Hernandez | 04/22/2011 - 02:52

You know the song: The most beautiful sound I ever heard; All the beautiful sounds of the world in a single word—Maria; I just met a girl named Maria.

Over the past 15 years at Latina we have met many Marias; some journalists, some fashion designers, some fictional, some icons, some boats. Check out the extraordinary and exceptional Latinas that made the list of our 15 favorite Maria's of all-time! And then feel free to yell at us about who we left off, because boy did we fight about it in the office... 


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