By Amaris Castillo | 07/06/2011 - 15:30
Debora Lyra, also known as Miss Brazil, was held up at gunpoint in front of her condominium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, according to multiple press reports. Lyra was robbed of her purse, cellular phone and her car, which was given to her as the winner of the Miss Brazil pageant last year. The 2010 beauty queen expressed her reaction via Twitter, she wrote: “How much longer will these criminals do this? I was just robbed in front of my house.”
By Fox News Latino | 06/30/2011 - 15:30
First New York, now Brazil.
Just days after New York passed gay marriage, a Brazilian judge has approved what is apparently the South American nation's first gay marriage. Sao Paulo state judge Fernando Henrique Pinto says he has ruled that two men can convert their civil union into a marriage.
By Grace Bastidas | 06/08/2011 - 16:00
You know the consequences—blazing headache, nausea, dry mouth, upset stomach, red eyes, muscle pain—and still, you decide to do one more kamikaze shot. And while you may not end up in Bangkok like the boys from The Hangover Part II, you will most likely end up hovering over your toilet. Thankfully we have the best Latin American cures for even the most persistent of hangovers.
Menudo in Mexico
By Mariela Rosario | 05/20/2011 - 16:30
The Guinness Book of World Records recently declared that 114-year-old Maria Gomes Valentim, a resident of Brazil, is officially the world's oldest living human! Brazilian culture has given so many wonderful things to the world, and people there are clearly happy, or they would not be living to be 114.
From caipirinhas to samba—the stand-out South American country has got it going on! Here's why:
By Angie Romero | 05/09/2011 - 19:04
Brazil has never been a country that is afraid of defiance. Remember when they broke Merck’s patent on the AIDS drug efivarenz in 2007 in favor of a much cheaper, generic kind, in essence giving the middle finger to pharma giants?
Now, in a watershed moment for gay rights activists, the country’s Supreme Court has ruled that the legal rights of same-sex couples must be recognized, just as those of heterosexual couples are when it comes to alimony, retirement benefits, and inheritances, among others —all of which has drawn condemnation from the Roman Catholic Church.
By Amaris Castillo | 04/12/2011 - 14:45
—Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, the Spanish director behind 28 Weeks Later, will direct a reinvention of the film The Crow. Expected to start production this fall, the 1994 film is an adaption of the comic book series by James O’Barr and starred Brandon Lee, the son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/23/2011 - 15:30
President Obama just wrapped up his first trip as President of the United States to Latin America. He had to cut his trip a little short due to the crisis in Libya and the decision to intervene, but he was still able to hit all his planned stops in Brazil, Chile and El Salvador.
With his whole family in tow, President Obama met with President Dilma Rousseff, Sebastian Pinera and Mauricio Funes before hopping back on Air Force One to return to Washington DC.
By Lee Hernandez | 03/21/2011 - 12:30
It's widely known that the new Brazil-set animated movie, Rio (in theaters April 15th) boasts A-list talent like George Lopez, Anne Hathaway, Jamie Foxx and Jesse Eisenberg.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/17/2011 - 16:00
Despite many assumptions that President Barack Obama would cancel his Latin American tour after the terrible earthquake and tsunami that rocked Japan last week, the White House recently announced his intentions to move forward with the trip. “Every day you’re president there’s a world event somewhere. The American people understand and expect their president can walk and chew gum at the same time,” said White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer.