Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died at the age of 87. He was best known for his short stories and novels such as 100 Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera and for creating the popular genre of LAtin American literature known as Magical Realism. His influence has been noted by most modern writers and he was well regarded as one of the best writers of the 20th century.
He recently was hospitalized for infections in his lungs and urinary tract in Mexico City where he lived, and though there were reports that he was fighting cancer, his family denied it. Sources close to Marquez's family broke the sad news to the Associated Press. Now, Latinos and literature lovers all around the world are preparing to bid farewell to the legendary Nobel prize winner.Continue Reading >
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos had an embarrassing moment recently during a campaign speech and I totally feel for him! To bring you up to speed, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2012 and since then has undergone surgery for the disease.
Although he seems to be in good health at the moment, there is one unsightly side effect that was made clear during his public appearance.Continue Reading >
In her first interview since her stint in rehab this past fall, Latina newsanchor Elizabeth Vargas told fellow anchor George Stephanopoulos that for years, she couldn't admit that she was an alcoholic. It never occurred to her that her nightly glass of wine could be a problem, even when her young son began calling it "mommy's juice." Vargas further explained that she would set limits for herself and make justifications, such as only drinking on weekends or never drinking on nights when she had to work on Good Morning America the next morning, but that those stipulations never really worked out.Continue Reading >
ABC's 20/20 co-anchor Elizabeth Vargas hasn't been on air for weeks and now the real reason why has finally been revealed. The Puerto Rican newswoman is currently seeking treatment for alcohol abuse, the network confirmed yesterday in an announcement that took much of the public by surprise.Continue Reading >
The family of Jenni Rivera is outraged that a gruesome video showing what appears to be her remains has been circulating the web, and they've been trying to do everything possible to take all the versions down. The video was apparently shot and leaked by one of the first responders to the horrific plane crash that took la Diva de la Banda's life last Sunday morning. According to TMZ, the graphic video shows mangled body parts including a severed foot with painted toenails. Jenni was the only woman on board.
Government officials have revealed that two Mexican cops have already been arrested for allegedly stealing things from the crash site and one of them was apparently responsible for leaking the photographs.Continue Reading >
Just two weeks ago, we lost one of our great legends, boxer Hector Macho Camacho. But this past weekend, our hearts broke as we heard the news that Jenni Rivera, La Diva de La Banda, died tragically as the small plane she was on crashed in the mountains of Mexico. Here was another Latino legend that was taken from us in a tragic way.Continue Reading >
Most women wouldn't want to be associated with an extra-marital affairs dating site. So you can imagine the fury Spanish Queen, Sofia, experienced when she saw her picture was being used by the cheating dating site Ashley Madison without her permission. Queen Sofia is suing the website for damaging her name by posting a picture of herself hugging a half naked man alongside the slogan: "Now you no longer have to spend the night alone."
The worst part is that the image was also published in a local newspaper which made the Queen even more furious--and convinced her to proceed with the lawsuit.Continue Reading >
Just when the Secret Service thought we had all forgotten about their little indiscretion, the Colombian woman behind the now infamous sex scandal is writing a memoir revealing her past and what happened the night she met the members of the U.S. military and Secret Service agents. If you recall correctly, Dania Suarez got a number of U.S. personnel in trouble after they received services from her when visiting Colombia in April and an agent tried swindling her by paying less than he originally promised.
Now Suarez is penning the memoir, tentatively titled Room Service, in which she will speak about her troubled childhood, being sexually assaulted by a former boss, how she became a prostitute, and of course that infamous night.
The most buzzed about speech of tonight's Democratic National Convention opener has GOT to be San Antonio, Texas Mayor Julian Castro's. As the first EVER Latino keynote speaker, Castro has a lot riding on this speech and I have to say--I don't think they could've picked a better man for the job.
Mayor Julian Castro is about as close to a Latino Obama as we can get, and I'm not exaggerating here. He is the Democratic party's rising star and they have made an incredibly wise decision in bestowing upon him the honor that so many other notable men and women have held before (President Barack Obama himself, as well as incredibly influential TX Rep. Barbara Jordan come to mind). Most importantly, his story is one that many Latinos can identify with and believe in. You see, it all started with Castro's mom...
CNN host Soledad O'Brien is one Latina you definitely don't want to mess with! Former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty learned that the hard way when O'Brien put him in his place after he rudely implied that the anchorwoman doesn't understand English. Ugh!