By Erika Ramirez | 01/13/2011 - 15:45
Brazil’s trailblazing female President, Dilma Rousseff, faced the first real test of her presidency as Brazil was hit with deadly flooding and a mudslide that affected several mountain towns near Rio de Janeiro.
By Mariela Rosario | 12/16/2010 - 16:15
103-year-old Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, known around the world for his modernist aesthetic, is celebrating his long and productive life with a museum dedicated to his work, opening this week in Rio de Janeiro. The Oscar Niemeyer Foundation will house exhibits showing 70 years of his work.
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.
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.
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.