Eat, Pray and Love Your Way Through Latin America
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 08/10/2010 - 14:00

It seems like every girl in the country is gearing up to watch Julia Roberts find herself while traveling in Italy, India and Indonesia in Eat Pray Love. While the movie’s trailer shows some incredible food and drop-dead gorgeous locations, we couldn’t help but think that when it comes to both (as well as thousand-year-old spiritual traditions) those places have nothing on Latin America.


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Why Brazil Says Spanking is a No-no
By Alice Taranto | 07/19/2010 - 15:53

While child abuse is already on the books as a crime, Brazil just made spanking illegal. Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva sent a bill to Congress last week banning domestic corporal punishment (or spanking). The bill says small-scale, quick punishments for misbehavior are seen as "cruel and degrading." Parents caught breaking the law will receive a warning and possibly psychological treatment.


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Gisele Weighs in on Brazil's World Cup 2014 Logo
By Alice Taranto | 07/17/2010 - 12:00

Spain won the World Cup so we’re done talking fútbol for a bit, right? Wrong!


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Poll: Who Do You Want to See in the World Cup Finals?
By Yuliana Gomez | 06/30/2010 - 13:00

World Cup fever continues in the Latina offices!


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Q&A Meet Proud Paulista Luísa Taubkin Maita
By Grace Bastidas | 05/24/2010 - 11:00

Singer-songwriter Luísa Taubkin Maita was born in São Paulo, a gritty city that inspired many of the songs on her sultry debut album, Lero-Lero (out July 27; Cumbancha), which is influenced by everything from pop and jazz to samba and bossa nova.  Raised in an ethnically mixed home—her dad is of Syrian Muslim roots and her mom is of European Jewish heritage—the 28-year-old singer has a soulful voice that I’m sure we’ll be hearing a lot of in the coming months.  I recently had a chance to get to know her and here’s what she had to say:


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Are Camila Alves and Gisele New BFF's?
By Mariela Rosario | 05/20/2010 - 16:38

Beautiful people Camila Alves and Gisele Bundchen were recently snapped leaving a gym after working out together, which made us wonder: Are they new BFF's?

It's not that crazy of a question to ponder, the two ladies have so much in common. Let's break it down:

1. They're both brasileña.


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Once-in-a-Lifetime Dream Trips
By Grace Bastidas | 03/23/2010 - 16:15

If you're willing to travel off the beaten path, Latin America has some stunning ecological wonders to offer. Get up close and personal with Mother Nature at these eco-friendly hot spots!


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Seven Year Old Samba Queen Stirs Controversy in Brazil
By Mariela Rosario | 02/09/2010 - 13:54

Some people are up in arms about a recent report that the Viradouro samba school has selected seven-year-old Julia Lira to be their Queen for the huge annual Carnival parade in the Sambodromo. Julia's father, Marco Lira, is the owner of the samba school and her mother, Monica Lira, is a police official. Both parents think it is totally acceptable for their daughter to take on the role, even though it is normally reserved for women in their late teens and twenties.


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David Goldman Travels to Brazil to Get His Son
By Mariela Rosario | 12/17/2009 - 15:17

David Goldman and his son are at the center of a very high-profile 5 year long custody battle that may finally be coming to an end. Yesterday, a Brazilian Federal Regional Tribunal court ruled unanimously that a the 16th Federal Court in Rio was correct in ordering Goldman's son, Sean, returned to his father in accordance with the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.


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