Opposition Congresswoman Maria Corina Machado speaks to protesters during a rally in Caracas, Venezuela
5 Things You Need to Know About Venezuela Right Now
By Latina Staff | 02/24/2014 - 12:13

Sick and tired of the economic crisis, food shortage, infringement on free speech and increased insecurity; hundreds of thousands of anti-government demonstrators came together last week in Venezuela

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Genesis Carmona
Venezuelan Beauty Queen Becomes Latest Casualty Of Violent Demonstrations
By Cristina Arreola | 02/20/2014 - 10:27

A student demonstrator and beauty queen died Wednesday from a bullet wound to the head, becoming the most high-profile casualty in Venezuela’s violent political demonstrations.

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Unrest Builds In Venezuela As Supporters #PrayForVenezuela
Unrest Builds In Venezuela As Supporters #PrayForVenezuela
By Cristina Arreola | 02/13/2014 - 11:23

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro faces criticism from human rights groups for launching a campaign to squash demonstrations against his government.

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Wilmer Valderrama at the Environmental Media Awards
EXCLUSIVE: Wilmer Valderrama Talks Holiday Traditions, Chicha & What Gift Your Guy Will Love
By Samantha Leal | 12/05/2013 - 11:08

Wilmer Valderrama is not only a talented actor, but did you know he’s also a great gift giver? It’s true! As part of P&G’s Secrets of the Season campaign, the Latino has made it his mission this season to give tips to all of those out there struggling with what to buy the men in your life. And while we were at skeptical at first, we were absolutely convinced by the end of our conversation­–walking away with quite a few ideas. (Papi, stop reading this now!).

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Gabriela Isler becomes Miss Universe
10 Things You Didn't Know About Miss Universe
By Cristina Arreola | 11/11/2013 - 13:27

On Saturday night, Miss Venezuela was crowned the 62nd Miss Universe! Gorgeous Gabriela Isler, 25, was awarded the crown after competing with 85 beautiful contestants at Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia. Originally from Maracay, Venezuela, Isler will serve as Miss Universe for the next year, representing her country–and Latinas–across the globe! 

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Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro
Venezuela Expels 3 U.S. Embassy Officials
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 10/01/2013 - 15:40

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has made a move that could put a further strain on the relationship between Venezuela and the United States.

According to The New York Times, Maduro expelled the top U.S. diplomat and two other embassy officials from the country on Monday.

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Venezuelan President Bizarrely Blames Spiderman For Violence
Venezuelan President Bizarrely Blames Spiderman For Violence
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 09/19/2013 - 12:29

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro doesn't appear to be a fan of web slinging superhero Spiderman.

According to The Huffington Post, Maduro is placing the blame on Spiderman for all the violence in Venezuela. The Venezuelan President feels children's idolization of Spiderman is the root of the problem.

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Caracas, Venezuela
Venezuela Leaves Human Rights Group
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 09/12/2013 - 10:50

Venezuela decided to withdraw from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights a year ago.

According to Fox News Latino, the government's decision to pull out from the Organization of American States went into effect on Tuesday and has left many United Nations' leaders concerned.

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Nicolas Maduro
Venezuelan President Makes Huge Slip-Up, Says 'Christ Multiplied the Penises'
By Samantha Leal | 08/29/2013 - 10:24

Well, this is embarrassing. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro made a huge slip-up when he spoke at the Miranda Stadium, reports the Huffington Post. Speaking on a notable biblical anecdote, the president said: "Multiply ourselves, like Christ multiplied the penises." 

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Weird News of the Day: Hair Robbery is Venezuela's Latest Trend
Weird News of the Day: Hair Robbery is Venezuela's Latest Trend
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 08/06/2013 - 11:19

Well chicas, if you're planning a trip to Venezuela, this is something you really need to know!

According to The Huffington Post, women in the Venezuelan city of Maracaibo need to worry about a new hair robbery trend.

A group known as “piranhas” are going around stealing womens' hair! And FYI, they prefer when the hair is straight.

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