Exorcisms On The Rise In Mexico
Exorcisms On The Rise In Mexico: Many Say Drug Problems & Violence Due To An "Infestation of Demons"
By Cristina Arreola | 12/03/2013 - 14:28

Warning: Don’t read this if you like to sleep at night.

Mexican priests are reportedly overworked and exhausted thanks to a surge in exorcisms and demon activity in the country. According to BBC News, some priests are unable to take new cases, because they are expelling as many as one demon per day. 

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Kathy and David Amaya Reunited
Mother & Son Reunited After 30 Years
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 11/25/2013 - 09:43

After three decades of separation, Kathy Amaya and her son David Amaya have reunited!

David, now 37, was abducted by his father and taken to live in Mexico when he was a toddler, reports NBC Latino. His mother, who lives in Wisconsin, spent years searching for him.

So touching! Watch their reunion in San Diego below

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Immigrants Held in Freezing Cold Cells: "Your Lips Split"
Immigrants Held in Freezing Cold Cells: "Your Lips Split"
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 11/20/2013 - 09:37

They call them las hieleras ("the freezers") -- unbearably cold cells at stations along the United States-Mexico border used to hold immigrants who have been caught border crossing.

For a countless amount of days, immigrants are held in rooms where the temperatures are kept so low, that many men, women and children have wound up developing illnesses and suffering from a lack of sleep.

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Disneyland's Viva Navidad
Disneyland Embraces Latino Culture For the Holidays With 'Viva Navidad'!
By Cristina Arreola | 11/19/2013 - 09:48

Disneyland is adding some Latino flair to their Christmas celebrations this year. 

According to Fox News Latino, Disney ¡Viva Navidad! will be taking over Paradise Gardens in Disney California Adventure with a daily celebration inspired by Latino culture. 

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Man With Legs Taken by Mexican Drug Cartel Cycles for Asylum
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 11/04/2013 - 10:12

In 2011, a businessman by the name of Carlos Gutiérrez fell victim to a vicious attack by drug cartels in the Mexican state of Chihuahua.

For months Gutiérrez, who lived in the northern state with his wife and two children, was being extorted by the Juárez cartel for up to $10,000 a month. He made the payments continuously, but eventually could not keep up with the high demands of the cartel members.

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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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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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Mexico Bans Slot Machines
Mexico Bans Slot Machines
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 10/25/2013 - 11:11

If you're hoping to try your luck on a slot machine, don't look to Mexico for your chance.

According to the Associated Press, Mexico has decided to ban slot machines and place a limit on casino licenses.

The ban, which went into effect on Thursday, was decided upon after Mexico found itself facing a number of scandals in connection with casinos and casino permits.

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Mexico City Plans To Legalize Marijuana
Mexico City Plans To Legalize Marijuana
By Cristina Arreola | 10/16/2013 - 11:30

You know that smoky haze that hangs over Mexico City? Soon, the pollution from traffic won’t be the only cause!

According to the Huffington Post, legislators in Mexico City are planning to draft a bill that would decriminalize marijuana use in the city. Lawmakers are pushing to make it legal to carry up to 30 grams, or just over an ounce, of the drug.

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Watch: Heart Wrenching Video Documents Immigrant Experience
WATCH: Heart Wrenching Video Documents Immigrant Experience
By Cristina Arreola | 10/15/2013 - 13:11

Amidst the buzz of tourists, airline traffic, and announcements for final boarding call at a busy airport, two immigrants quietly depicts their heartbreaking journey away from their family and home country.

In a viral video called “The Surprise: Dedicated to Everyone Who Is Far Away,” two Spaniards who have lived in Mexico for two and a half years capture their journey to visit their parents in Spain.

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