By Mariela Rosario | 09/28/2010 - 15:30
Camilla Belle makes a hysterical cameo in this Funny or Die spoof of the Dirty Dancing movies that dares to ask the question: What would happen if Baby was learning the potentially deadly dancing art of capoeira instead of the foxtrot and cha-cha? Check out the silliness below:
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.
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.
By Yuliana Gomez | 06/30/2010 - 13:00
World Cup fever continues in the Latina offices!
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:
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.
By Mariela Rosario | 04/07/2010 - 16:45
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.