Justin Bieber on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Justin Bieber Humbled By Experience in Guatemalan Village
By Cristina Arreola | 10/30/2013 - 09:24

Canadian pop star Justin Bieber learned the power of charity on a recent trip to Latin America. 


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7 Terrifying Latin American Legends
7 Terrifying Latin American Legends
By Cristina Arreola | 10/25/2013 - 14:25

As a child we loved listening to our abuela tell us terrifying tales of weeping women, murderous ghosts, and magical witches. These ghastly legends kept us awake half the night as kids...and, en serio, even as adults, we're still petrified everytime we hear the tale of Ll Llorona or La Luz Mala

Check out the 7 most terrifying Latin American myths, and share your own spooky tales in the comments: 

 

El Silbón: 


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Bus Accident Kills Dozens in Guatemala
Bus Accident Kills Dozens in Guatemala
By Cristina Arreola | 09/10/2013 - 10:55

The government of Guatemala declared three days of national mourning after a bus accident killed at least 44 people and injured dozens of others on Monday.

The Guatemala City-bound bus tumbled over 600 feet into a ravine after plunging off a cliff in a rural area.


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Could This Story Spark the Idea for a Disney Latina Princess?
Could This Story Spark the Idea for a Disney Latina Princess?
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/22/2013 - 13:33

Archeologists made a discovery in the northern department of Peten in Guatemala.

According to Fox News Latino, researchers came across a piece of stone dating back 1,450 years to a period known as the Mayan civilization's "dark age."

The El Peru Stela 44 monument tells the story of the rise of Mayan princess who was involved in a brutal battle between two familial dynasties.


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Reef We Heart Guatemala
WATCH: Reef Brand Partners With Guatemalan Artisans
By Samantha Leal | 10/26/2012 - 14:00

Reef, the brand behind those cool surfer-inspired shoes and sandals, has partnered with Guatemalan artisans and workers in an inititative that brings together fashion and finance. The We Heart Collection is an ongoing collaboration between Reef's design team and workers from developing countries around the world. They incorporate their handmade crafts and items into a special selection of Reef product. The purpose? To provide a platform for the workers to grow their business, build strong communities and share their crafts with the world. 


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Mayan Murals in Guatemalan Kitchen
Mayan Mural Found By Family Starting Home Renovations
By Samantha Leal | 09/18/2012 - 17:00

A family in Chajul, Guatamela, looking to start home renovations, discovered their home held quite the secret. Underneath their walls, they found paintings. Now, five years later, those paintings have been identified as an authentic Mayan mural by National Geographic, centuries old and preserved under layers of plaster. 

Scientists are now racing against time to help preserve the mural, before light disintegrates the artwork itself. 


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UPDATE: Guatemalan First Lady Ruled Ineligible for Presidency
By Amaris Castillo | 09/07/2011 - 15:30

It is looking like former First Lady of Guatemala Sandra Torres will not be able to run for president even though she divorced her husband, Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom, so that she can be considered for the nation’s highest office.


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Star Tracker: Zoe Saldana
Star Tracker: Zoe Saldana, Lourdes Leon, Ricky Martin and More!
By Amaris Castillo | 08/19/2011 - 15:03

— In Zoe Saldana’s appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, the 30-year-old actress spoke about her belated driving skills.  Our September cover girl, who looked very classy in a form-fitting white dress, told Kimmel that after having her mother and sisters drove her around everywhere, she finally obtained her driver’s license three years ago.  “Once I stopped


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After Years of Searching, Guatemalan Mother Fights for Stolen Daughter
After Years of Searching, Guatemalan Mother Fights for Stolen Daughter
By Amaris Castillo | 08/10/2011 - 15:04

In what is considered to be an unparalleled move, a Guatemalan court order is demanding that the U.S. government return a woman’s stolen daughter, who was later adopted by an American couple.  According to the Huffington Post, Loyda Rodriguez Morales has been searching for her daughter for nearly five years after the then 2-year-old was snatched away by another woman and pulled into a waiting taxi. 


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Once-Conjoined Guatemalan Twins Celebrate Tenth Birthday
Once-Conjoined Guatemalan Twins Celebrate Tenth Birthday
By Amaris Castillo | 08/09/2011 - 09:33

In 2002, 1-year-old twins Maria de Jesus and Maria Teresa Quiej-Alvarez were joined at the tops of their heads.  Known as “the two Marias,” the Guatemalan sisters underwent a 23-hour surgery to get separated, which ushered in a swirl of international media attention.  This past Saturday, the sisters celebrated their tenth birthday in


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