By Latina Promotions | 03/07/2012 - 09:27

When I bought my first car this month, I found out that I had a lot of preconceived notions about certain cars and models that were completely out of date. Like Hybrids are ugly, bigger cars are safer and small cars have no room. Here’s the first thing I learned:

Hybrids are Hot

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Lima, Peru
Lima, Peru Named a Top Travel Destination for 2012 by Frommers
By Adriana Rivera | 11/03/2011 - 15:20

While some people travel to Peru to experience classic tourist sites like Machu Picchu, many are traveling all the way to South America for some of the most exotic fusion cuisine on the planet., a website that prides itself in providing unique travel destination information, has named Lima, Peru a top food and drink destination of 2012.

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Our Modern Latina Bride Needs Your Help in Deciding her Honeymoon Destination
Help Our Modern Latina Bride Pick a Honeymoon Destination
By Verky Arcos | 06/29/2011 - 14:00

While there is still some time for wedding preparations I think it’s smart to start thinking about our honeymoon. I know some of you may think that a honeymoon is not important or something I shouldn’t make a priority, but traveling is something both Hector and I love to do, so this trip will really represent us as a married couple. Honeymoons can get pretty expensive and will take some time to plan, so I’d like to get this out of the way before I get crazed with last-minute wedding stuff.

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Raul Castro
Raul Castro Eases International Travel Restrictions for Cubans
By Mariela Rosario | 05/13/2011 - 11:00

Raul Castro announced this week that the Cuban government will allow citizens of the island nation to travel abroad freely, as tourists, for the first time in 50 years. Although there was not a formal law keeping Cubans from traveling, they were forced to endure many bureaucratic obstacles, including a requirement of an invitation letter from a foreign country, in order to leave.

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Elizabeth Taylor's Love Affair with Mexico
Elizabeth Taylor's History with Mexico
By Miranda Noland | 03/23/2011 - 12:45

Elizabeth Taylor loved many things in her full life (1932-2011), including men, diamonds and Mexico. She fell in love with Mexico as much for its tropical climate as for the escape it provided her from Hollywood. She got married in Acapulco, filmed in Cuernavaca and had a home with Richard Burton in Puerto Vallarta.

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Get Your Dancing Shoes! Carnival is Here!
Get Your Dancing Shoes! Carnival is Here!
By Grace Bastidas | 03/07/2011 - 14:00

Carnival kicked off this weekend, which means it’s time to let loose before Lent rolls around. Not that you have to be Catholic to indulge in a little church-sanctioned debauchery. Hedonists of all stripes can party at celebrations all across Latin America. Just pick your destination.

Barranquilla, Colombia

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Where in the World are the Chilean Miners?
Where in the World are the Chilean Miners?
By Latina Staff | 03/02/2011 - 12:45

Looks like the Chilean miners who tugged at the world’s heartstrings last fall will continue to tell (and sell) their story. The 33 miners, who were rescued last October after being stuck in a copper and gold mine for over three months, signed their official life rights to the talent and literary agency William Morris. All areas of the miners’ life rights will be represented, including film, commercials, books, and television.

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Puerto Rico Murder Rate
Murder Spike in Puerto Rico Could Hurt Tourism
By Fox News Latino | 02/02/2011 - 12:08

The tourism sector in Puerto Rico fears that the image of the Caribbean island as a vacation spot may deteriorate after 110 murders were registered in January.

The violence has hurt the worldwide perception of the U.S. commonwealth, which each year welcomes some 4 million visitors, most of them from the continental United States, the president of the Hotels and Tourism Association of Puerto Rico, Clarisa Jiménez, told Efe on Tuesday.

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Obama Admin Considers Further Lift on Travel Bans to Cuba
Obama Admin Discusses Further Lift on Travel Bans to Cuba
By Elayne Fluker | 08/19/2010 - 16:00

The Obama administration is planning to further ease restrictions on travel to Cuba, which has been subjected to US sanctions since John F. Kennedy's presidency. According to recent reports, the announcement could come as early as next week, but no final decision has been made yet.

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Once-in-a-Lifetime Dream Trips
By Grace Bastidas | 03/23/2010 - 16:15

If you're willing to travel off the beaten path, Latin America has some stunning ecological wonders to offer. Get up close and personal with Mother Nature at these eco-friendly hot spots!

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