WATCH: Fast Five Trailer Premiere
By Mariela Rosario | 12/15/2010 - 14:20

Alright fine, so Fast Five may not win any Oscars, but who cares? The series is so much fun, and with a boat load of Latino talent we can't help but support!


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Celebs Who Love Brazilian Designer Issa
By Verky Arcos | 11/20/2010 - 10:00

There’s buzz everywhere about Brazilian designer Daniella Issa Helayel and her clothing line, Issa London. But the future Queen of England, Kate Middleton, isn’t the only one who has taken notice of the chic and feminine dresses. Issa's most popular style is her signature knot dress with a plunging neckline. Take a look at the many other celebs (including a few Latinas!) who are fans of the popular London-based, Brazilian-born designer.


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Military Officials Who Tortured Brazilian President-Elect Rousseff Face Civil Su
Military Officials Who Tortured Brazilian President-Elect Rousseff Face Civil Suit
By Mariela Rosario | 11/08/2010 - 17:00

Brazil’s first female President Dilma Rousseff had a history of fighting for her country long before she ever dreamed of holding the highest political office in the land.


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Brazil Elects First Female President
Brazil Elects First Female President
By Mariela Rosario | 11/01/2010 - 08:21

Dilma Rousseff became the first female president elect of Brazil on Sunday, beating out her opponent, José Serra, the former governor of São Paulo, with 56 percent of the vote.


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WATCH: Camilla Belle in 'Dirty Dancing: Capoeira Nights' Spoof
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:


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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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