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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Beyonce performs at Rock in Rio 2013
Beyoncé Pulled Off Stage By Fan in Brazil
By Cristina Arreola | 09/17/2013 - 12:13

Oh no! Beyoncé was tugged off the stage during a Sao Paolo concert this weekend by an overzealous fan!

While performing “Irreplaceable” at the Morumbi Stadium in Brazil on Sunday, Queen Bey stopped to shake hands with fans at her feet at the end of the walkaway.


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Ricky Martin at Premios Juventud
Ricky Martin Asks Fans to Compose Brazil's World Cup Anthem
By Cristina Arreola | 09/13/2013 - 09:55

Ever dreamed of hearing a superstar belt out your lyrics? Well, now’s your chance! 

Puerto Rican superstar Ricky Martin has teamed up with Sony to ask fans from across the world to compose the official song of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The winning submission will be sung by Martin at the sporting event. 


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Rio de Janeiro Time Lapse Video Will Get You Excited for Olympics
Rio de Janeiro Time Lapse Video Will Get You Excited for Olympics
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 09/09/2013 - 16:05

Who's excited for the 2016 Olympics?! If you aren't yet, you will be!

A videographer by the name of Joe Capra was sent to Rio de Janeiro to snag footage of the city for an electronics manufacturer, but the time-lapse video has managed to get people excited for the upcoming olympic games.

Watch the video below and tell us if makes you feel the same: 


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Brazil's "Boyfriend Tracker" App Dumped by Google
Brazil's "Boyfriend Tracker" App Dumped by Google
By Tanisha Ramirez | 08/22/2013 - 13:11

It’s 10 p.m. do you know where your novio is?

Up until last week, tens of thousands of Brazilians were able to track their significant others thanks to a smartphone app called the “Boyfriend Tracker.”


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Brazil Has The Best Reputation of All Latin American Countries
Brazil Has The Best Reputation of All Latin American Countries
By Amaris Castillo | 07/11/2013 - 15:47

Sorry, rest of Latin America; Brazil’s reputation outshines yours.

According to Fox News Latino, the South American country has the best reputation of all Latin American countries. This comes from a study titled the “2013 Country RepTrak™ Topline Report,” conducted by the Reputation Institute. Brazil comes in at #21, even passing the United States (sorry, guys) at the 22nd spot.


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Protest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
9 Things You Need to Know About the Brazilian Protests
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/20/2013 - 17:00

If you haven't heard about the protests that have been taking place over in Brazil, then we're about to bring you up to speed. Here are 6 things you need to know about the demonstrations going on in Brazil:

1. The protests have been occurring over the past two weeks and these have been some of the biggest protests since the end of Brazil's 1964-1985 dictatorship. The protests were organized mostly by snowballing social media campaigns.


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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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