J Balvin
EXCLUSIVE: J Balvin Talks New Album, Drake Comparisons, & Twitter
By Jesus Trivino Alarcon | 11/14/2013 - 15:05

Reggaeton meet your new prince…thy name is J Balvin. The Colombian reggaetonero has updated his genre’s sound with dance-inspired beats and seductive, Drake-esque lyrics. But don’t take our word for it, let the handsome Balvin tell you himself. We caught up with him to talk about his new album, La Familia, his favorite rapper, Drake (no surprise there), and the responsibility of pushing reggaeton into the future.

Tell us about your new album, La Familia.


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Moises Arias on Despierta America
10 Things You Didn't Know About Moises Arias
By Cristina Arreola | 11/04/2013 - 13:57

The hottest sci-fi flick of the year, Ender's Game, boasts one incredible Latino actor, colombiano Moises Arias!


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Marijuana Laws in Latin America
8 Marijuana Laws Throughout Latin America
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 10/25/2013 - 14:30

A recent Gallup poll revealed that for the first time, Americans are in suppport of legalizing marijuana in the United States. Over the past several years, countries throughout Latin America have passed laws in favor of the cannabis plant. Take a look:


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BOG Hotel Rooftop Pool, Bogota Colombia
Colombia's Transformation Means Luxurious Experiences In Cartagena & Bogota
By Andrew Villagomez | 10/16/2013 - 12:28

In the past decade, Colombia’s greatly improved image has largely increased its tourisnm, which is up 300% since 2006. With friendly and welcoming residents, multiple lands for all types of travelers (from beach bums and adventure seekers to city jet setters), the offerings of this beautiful country have also diversified.


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Anti-Drug Plane Crashes in Colombia, Kills Four People
Anti-Drug Plane Crashes in Colombia, Kills Four People
By Cristina Arreola | 10/07/2013 - 10:02

A small plane on a U.S. counter-drug mission crashed in Colombia on Saturday, killing three American contractors and one Panamanian National Guardsman. Two other Americans were seriously injured. 


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Women in Colombian Prison Are Put in Beauty Pageant
Women in Colombian Prison Are Put in Beauty Pageant
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 09/30/2013 - 14:52

When it comes to prison beauty pageants, one particular holding site in Bogota, Colombia goes all out -- and each and every single inmate is given the opportunity to participate.

Bogota's Buen Pastor prison, which houses 2,222 female inmates, has been hosting beauty pageants for about 18 years, and they allow women of any age to participate.


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Colombian's Penis Amputated After Viagra Overdose
Colombian's Penis Amputated After Viagra Overdose
By Cristina Arreola | 09/24/2013 - 15:11

A Colombian man was forced to have his penis amputated after intentionally overdosing on Viagra in order to impress his younger girlfriend.

The 66-year-old farmer who lives in Gigante, Colombia popped several of the pills to impress his new lover with his sexual prowess, the Huffington Post is reporting. 


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Juanes performs at Hard Rock Live!
EXCLUSIVE: Juanes Dishes on Finding New Latin Talent & His Upcoming Album
By Rosy Cordero | 08/28/2013 - 10:43

Move over Shakira and Christina Aguilera! Multiple Grammy and Latin Grammy award winner Juanes has teamed up with Dewars to search for the next breakthrough talent in Latin Music as part of the live band competition—Dewaristas. A panel of judges, including the Colombian rock star, selected winners from San Antonio, Miami, and New York City and now it’s up to YOU to decide who will win the coveted opportunity to open for Juanes at a private concert this September.


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Dr. Juliana Rangel-Posada
Inspiring Latina of the Week: Entomology Professor & Bee Researcher Dr. Juliana Rangel-Posada
By Valerie Tejeda | 08/20/2013 - 11:47

Dr. Juliana Rangel-Posada, Ph.D., is the associate professor for Texas A&M's Entomology Department. Only in her early thirties, this native Colombian has quite the impressive resume! 


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New (Adorable!) Mammal Species Found in Ecuador & Colombia
New (Adorable!) Mammal Species Found in Ecuador & Colombia
By Fox News Latino | 08/16/2013 - 11:51

Researchers announced Thursday a rare discovery of a new mammal species called the olinguito. And its teddy bear face makes it instantly adorable.

The raccoon-sized critter leaps through the trees of mountainous forests of Ecuador and Colombia, but it shouldn't have been too hard to find — one of them lived in the Smithsonian-run National Zoo in the Washington for a year.

"It's been kind of hiding in plain sight for a long time" despite its extraordinary beauty, said Kristofer Helgen, the Smithsonian's curator of mammals.


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