Claudia Leitte, Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez film the video for We Are One
LISTEN: Pitbull & Jennifer Lopez Debut "We Are One (Ole Ola)" For Brazil World Cup!
By Cristina Arreola | 04/08/2014 - 14:40

Pitbull released the 2014 FIFA World Cup official song... and it's hot, hot, hot!


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Brazil Is The Happiest Place On Earth According To Instagram
Brazil is Happiest Place on Earth, According to Instagram
By Cristina Arreola | 03/25/2014 - 12:22

Move over, Disneyland!


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Members of the Dragoes da Real samba school perform during the first night of the Sao Paulo's Carnival parade at the Sambodromo on February 28, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Celebrating Carnival 2014: Revelers Take Over The Streets Of Brazil!
By Cristina Arreola | 03/03/2014 - 15:59

Carnival (Carnaval!) is in full swing in Brazil, drawing hundreds of thousands of people out onto the streets for nights of debauchery and festivity. 


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Adidas Sexualized World Cup T-Shirts Promote Brazilian Stereotypes
Adidas World Cup T-Shirts Promote Brazilian Stereotypes
By Cristina Arreola | 02/25/2014 - 09:32

The head of the Brazilian tourism board blasted Adidas for marketing a


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5 Latino Influences From Beyonce's New Album
By Cristina Arreola | 12/18/2013 - 13:57

Beyoncé shocked fans worldwide last week when she dropped her new video album BEYONCÉ without a moments warning. We quickly downloaded the entire album, listening to it four, five, six times before we started to notice a trend.


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Wisin Releases World Cup 2014 Anthem "La Copa De Todos"
By Cristina Arreola | 12/16/2013 - 11:52

Wisin, of Wisin y Yandel, released a catchy, bilingual version of the Coca-Cola 2014 World Cup anthem. 


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Justin Bieber monkey graffiti in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Latin America to Justin Bieber: GET OUT!
By Jesus Trivino Alarcon | 11/15/2013 - 11:54

Dear Justin Bieber,

We were so excited when we heard the news! We couldn’t wait for you to bring the Believe Tour to us! Our hotels were vying for your stay, our clubs were waiting for you to drop dollars, and our beaches were waiting for you tan your baby skin. It’s not every day that we get to host one of the biggest global pop stars, and we were ready and willing. And then things just took a sad, sad turn...


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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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Brazil's Largest Gang Threatens 2014 World Cup
Brazil's Largest Gang Plans to Attack World Cup
By Cristina Arreola | 10/17/2013 - 12:14

Thinking about heading to Brazil for the World Cup? You may want to reconsider.

Just eight months before the Latin American country will host the largest soccer tournament in the world, Brazilian police have intercepted phone calls that indicate that the First Capital Command (PCC) drug cartel is threatening to unleash a “World Cup of Terror” during the 2014 games.


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Rio de Janeiro police
Missing Persons on the Rise in Rio – Some Blame Police
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 10/08/2013 - 11:36

Amarildo de Souza went missing in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 14, 2013 after being stopped by police for questioning. His disappearance has gained an unprecedented amount of attention -- and police have become the target of blame.

“We’re not going to get my father back alive. All I want now is justice, that’s it,” Anderson de Souza said. “Things have only gotten worse since the police came here. At least when the drug gangs had control, we knew the rules. Now, there is only fear. Police are snatching people up randomly, just like my dad.”


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