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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Notes From Abroad: Coming Home
By Ivana Cepeda | 07/10/2009 - 14:55

I am back home, and aside from being exhausted from re-adjusting to the time difference, I’d say I had quite the experience living, working and commuting in London for a month. I can’t believe a month went by so quickly! As I re-cap my trip, let me share with you all the things I loved about London. I loved that it doesn’t get dark in the evening until almost 10pm, which made summer evenings very enjoyable. And while I heard it was very rainy here in New York City, it barely rained in London at all. I loved shopping at Topshop at Oxford Circus and Selfridges department store.

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Saborea Puerto Rico: A Culinary Extravaganza
By Verky Arcos | 04/07/2009 - 16:10

This past weekend I attended the 2nd annual Puerto Rican food festival, Saborea Puerto Rico: A Culinary Extravaganza, at Escabrón Beach in San Juan. As I headed down to La Isla del Encanto I began to think about the food that reminded me of my family, childhood and roots. I came to the conclusion that I've been bombarded with so many different dishes, fusions and cooking techniques, that I’ve sort of ignored and neglected the food that I grew up loving.

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Table Talk: Royal Hideaway
By Verky Arcos | 02/24/2009 - 18:15

Occidental Royal Hideaway Playacar Resort & Spa
Playacar Playa del Carmen
Quintana Roo C.P. 77710, Mexico
Tel: 1.800.999.9182

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