Marijuana Laws in Latin America
8 Marijuana Laws Throughout Latin America
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 10/25/2013 - 14:30

A recent Gallup poll revealed that for the first time, Americans are in suppport of legalizing marijuana in the United States. Over the past several years, countries throughout Latin America have passed laws in favor of the cannabis plant. Take a look:


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7 Terrifying Latin American Legends
7 Terrifying Latin American Legends
By Cristina Arreola | 10/25/2013 - 14:25

As a child we loved listening to our abuela tell us terrifying tales of weeping women, murderous ghosts, and magical witches. These ghastly legends kept us awake half the night as kids...and, en serio, even as adults, we're still petrified everytime we hear the tale of Ll Llorona or La Luz Mala

Check out the 7 most terrifying Latin American myths, and share your own spooky tales in the comments: 

 

El Silbón: 


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Gabriela Mansilla and Cesar Cigliutti
Born a boy, Argentinian "Trans Kid" Legally Recognized As A Girl
By Cristina Arreola | 10/11/2013 - 10:34

Little Luana was physically born a male, but always knew she was a girl. The government of Argentina agreed, and has granted her a new ID card with the word “female” in the gender box.


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Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner
Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez Forced To Take Month Off After Brain Injury
By Cristina Arreola | 10/07/2013 - 09:34

Argentina’s president, Cristina Fernandez, will be forced to take a month off of work because of a subdural hematoma on her brain. The injury will prevent Fernandez from campaigning for congressional midterm elections. 


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Michael Bublé and Luisana Lopilato's Hilarious Baby Must-Have
By Cristina Arreola | 09/19/2013 - 09:44

Can you guess what first-time parents Michael Bublé and Luisana Lopilato put on their “must-have” baby list? A top-of-the-line stroller? Designers duds for their new son?

Nope! A peepee teepee!

Canadian singer Bublé, who’s married to the Argentinian actress, said his new son has literally been showering him with love.


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Argentine President Cristina Fernandez is a Grandmother!
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez is a Grandmother!
By Amaris Castillo | 07/16/2013 - 11:17

Argentina’s president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is now an abuelita

Fernández’s son Máximo Kirchner and Rocio Garcia welcomed a baby boy late Sunday night at Buenos Aires’ Otamendi hospital.

They named the baby Nestor Ivan Kirchner (the name Nestor obviously stemmed from Máximo’s late father Néstor Carlos Kirchner, who served as the President of Argentina from 2003 to 2007 and died in 2010 from a reported heart attack).


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Eduardo Paes
The Worst Politically-Related Fights in Latin America
By Amaris Castillo | 06/01/2013 - 10:00

Who knew the mayor of Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro was so fiesty? Eduardo Paes was all over the news this week after punching a constituent in the face. The cause for his aggressive move? He was called the Portuguese equivalent of “excrement” in a dispute before shocked diners at a restaurant. Though Paes issued a written apology after the episode, the world won’t soon forget.


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Where Latin American Countries Stand on LGBT Rights
Where Latin American Countries Stand on LGBT Rights
By Amaris Castillo | 05/31/2013 - 16:30

Puerto Rico made headlines this week after its governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla signed two bills into law; one which prohibits employment discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation, and the other which adds to the island’s domestic violence law protections with regards to sexual orientation. This decision came after much pushing from LGBT rights advocates, including Puerto Rico’s own beloved superstar Ricky Martin, who took to


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10 Things You Never Knew About Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez
10 Things You Never Knew About Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez
By Sugey Palomares | 05/28/2013 - 17:07

On Sunday, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the government she and her late husband Nestor Kirchner started in 2003. In honor of Argentina's first elected female president, here are some fun facts you may not know about the powerful leader.


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Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner
Argentina's President Not Invited to Margaret Thatcher's Funeral
By Amaris Castillo | 04/11/2013 - 12:01

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has been snubbed from the late Margaret Thatcher’s funeral. Reports have swirled all morning about Argentina’s president not receiving an invitation to the ceremony for Britain’s first female Prime Minister. The funeral is set to take place next week.


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