Edgar Ramírez Reacts to Emmy Nomination!
By Amaris Castillo | 07/15/2011 - 12:30

Yesterday we reported that Edgar Ramírez was nominated for an Emmy for Best Actor in a Mini-Series.  The Venezuelan actor’s received an Emmy nod for his inspirational turn as fellow countryman and revolutionary Ilich Ramírez Sánchez (aka Carlos the Jackal) in the five and a half hour-long mini-series, Carlos.  Ramírez took to Twitter to express his excitement.  “I’m very happy with this Emmy nomination!  Olivier


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Hugo Chavez
Life Without Chávez? Venezuelans Ponder The Thought
By Amaris Castillo | 07/08/2011 - 16:00

Many Venezuelans have begun to ponder life without their leader. Hugo Chávez, who has ruled the Latin American country for the past 12 years, has been seen only sporadically in public lately and revealed that he is battling cancer on June 30.


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Introducing Daniela Brooker
Introducing Daniela Brooker
By Amaris Castillo | 07/04/2011 - 09:00

Daniela Brooker’s soulful voice has helped her land gigs throughout London and has even caught the attention of an acclaimed producer—that’s a quite an accomplishment for a 17-year-old!  A blend of pop, rock, and hip-hop, Brooker’s music has been winning fans across the United Kingdom.  Her upbeat new single ‘Turn It Up’, which was released earlier last month and which Brooker wrote herself, was picked up by the Chris Evans Breakfast Show, the flagship show on BBC Radio 2 in the UK. 


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Hugo Chavez is Battling Cancer
Hugo Chavez is Battling Cancer
By Fox News Latino | 07/01/2011 - 09:30

Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez revealed that he is battling cancer and recently had a tumor removed in Cuba, making his political future uncertain.

The politician appeared on television Thursday evening looking quite thin as he read a prepared speech with a serious and at times sad expression. He said he is resolved to "be victorious in this new battle that life has placed before us."


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Shakira Meets Another Spot On Impersonator, Gives Hugo Chavez Guitar?
By Johanna Ferreira | 05/18/2011 - 09:44

Quite a bit of controversy was stirred up yesterday when Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez took to Twitter to thank Shakira for giving him a signed red guitar.  But according to a statement made by Shakira’s press office, she had “signed 6 guitars at the request of concert organizers” while she was on tour in Caracas, Venezuela.


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Star Tracker: Gisele Bundchen, Shakira & Jenni Rivera
Star Tracker: Gisele Bundchen, Shakira & Jenni Rivera
By Amaris Castillo | 04/06/2011 - 13:30

—Ever wondered what a $20 million home looks like? Well, Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen and husband Tom Brady are currently building a $20 million dollar mega-mansion in Brentwood, California. Check out the photos here.


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This Week in Latino News
By Fox News Latino | 04/01/2011 - 11:34

The Week in Latino News begins with a Venezuelan beauty queen who chronicles her grueling battle with cancer. 

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Los Amigos Invisibles
Q&A: Catching Up with Los Amigos Invisibles
By Grace Bastidas | 02/04/2011 - 11:51

Venezuelan party starters Los Amigos Invisibles are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year. Yes, that’s right, the sextet’s fusion-fueled grooves have been filling dance floors for the last two decades! They’re marking the occasion with a cross-country tour that kicks off on Monday. We had a chance to chat with primary songwriter and guitarist Jose Luis Pardo, and here’s what he had to say:

Congratulations! Twenty years is a long time.


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Introducing Venezuelan Twosome Jóvenes y Sexys
By Grace Bastidas | 06/03/2010 - 17:59

Jóvenes y Sexys is a Caracas-based sweet lo-fi pop band formed by Venezuelan duo Lorena Orlando (“Loocila”) and Ezequiel Bertho (“Cheky) in 2007. The twosome  made it into Latina’s roundup of “The Best Latin Music You Don’t Know,” featured in the June/July 2010 issue of the magazine, because of their lovely tunes and irresistible ways. They’re currently working on a remix of their first EP Bruno. Here’s an introduction:

How would you describe your sound?


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Venezuelan Boxer Admits to Murdering Wife, Commits Suicide in Jail
By Mariela Rosario | 04/19/2010 - 17:00

Edwin Valero, the Venezuelan World championship boxer who was coined the next Manny Pacquiao, was found dead of apparent suicide this weekend after admitting to murdering his wife. Valero was taken into police custody on Saturday after the body of his 24-year-old wife, Jennifer Viera, was found violently stabbed to death in a hotel in the city of Valencia in Venezuela.


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