Colombian poet by the name of Rafael Medina Brochero, 52, is planning on selling his testicles for $20,000 in order to pay for a tour in Europe to promote his poetry. This may sounds like a joke, but Brochero is dead serious as he is promoting it on his personal site, rafaelmedinabrochero.com.
I don't know about you, but I'm sure there are less extreme ways for the poet to pay for his trip to Europe.Continue Reading >
Girl sends heartbreaking Facebook update from Brazil nightclub fire that claimed her life (GRAPHIC VIDEOS)
After this weekend's tragic events and the incredible loss of life at Kiss nightclub in Santa Maria, Brazil, heartbreaking information has started to surface regarding the victims. Today we got word that 20-year-old party goer named Michele Cardoso plead for help from her friends, posting a heartbreaking status update on Facebook asking for help: "Fire at KISS help" after finding herself trapped.
Tragically, Michele died along with her sister Clarissa and boyfriend, Joao Paolo, before any assistance could reach her and the other victims. The fire which broke out in the southern Brazil nightclub had been hosting a college party when an invited band's pyrotechnics show reportedly set ablaze sound insulating material on the ceiling.Continue Reading >
Here in the States, we were going crazy over the Powerball jackpot in November, but ours looks like child's play money compared to Spain's! Spain holds the "El Niño" lottery every Feast of the Epiphany--also known as Three Kings Day--and this year the prize was HUGE. HUGE as in: the El Niño went for 840 million Euros--that's $1.1 BILLION dollars! Yep, that's a "B" not an "M"!
The jackpot was created in honor of baby Jesus (El Niño Jesus) who was visited by the three kings and given gifts.Continue Reading >
As if we didn't know this already, but a new report confirmed that 7 of the world's 10 happiest countries are in Latin America. Although a lot of these countries live poorly, it didn't change their positive attitudes and upbeat disposition!
The countries listed as the happiest are Guatemala, Ecuador, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Venezuela, Panama, and Paraguay. Rounding out the last countries were Trinidad and Tobago, Phillipines, and Thailand. But clearly they can't measure up to these red hot Latin American countries!Continue Reading >
Three weeks ago, tickets for Jenni Rivera's concert on Saturday in Monterrey Arena were already sold out. More than 18,000 people had what the Mexican American signer herself called "The Jenni Rivera Experience" that fateful night.
The Diva de la Banda and her team, publicist Arturo Rivera, attorney Mario Macias, her hair stylist Jorge Sanchez, makeup artist Jacob Yevale and two pilots all boarded that doomed Lear Jet at around noon from outside Mexico City. They were all excited, even boasting a little on social media about how cool it was to travel by private jet.Continue Reading >
In sad and scary news, an Amber Alert has recently been issued in Oakland, California, for a Latina teenage mother and her 2-month-old daughter after they were reportedly kidnapped by the baby's father on Wednesday night.
Police say that 17-year-old Angelica Lopez and her daughter, Enalina Hernandez, are believed to have been taken by 19-year-old Marcos Hernandez around 11 pm last night.
I never thought I would ever be quoting anything President George W. Bush said, but thanks to Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) and his newest insane and racist bill, I have no choice--I feel compelled to quote the former Republican president:
"The diversity of America has always been a great strength of this country. Here you can be proud of your cultural heritage, proud of your ancestry, proud of your native language, and still be a proud American."
So let me begin this by saying, Rep. King, the fact that you have no shame in publicly declaring that "diversity has never been America's strong suit" makes me not only doubt your position in office, but also your sanity. Are you sure you're an American? Or is it that Iowa is completely blindfolded to the rest of your great country?
It's Friday the 13th! You know what that means--bad luck abounds, so you better be extra careful today…at least, if you're super superstitious like I am! As a Latina, I grew up listening to my mom and abuela's advice on how to be fortunate in career, love and life and I'll be the first to admit that I STILL follow all of their rules. To this day, I am terrified after having a dream about my teeth falling out and you will never, ever see me open an umbrella under a roof or walk under a ladder (hey, it's worked for me so far!). And since today is an especially ill-fated date, I thought I'd pass on 5 Latin superstitions that l grew up with to help you--and your family--get through the day. Good luck!
Asian immigration has officially overtaken Hispanic immigration to the U.S. Just as I was about to share a strong opinion on the matter since I am -- after all -- Mexican, I realized something for the first time: Asians want to come to this country, too, but the difference is that they overwhelmingly don't come running away from a poor life or lack of work, they come fully prepared with degrees and technical skills that this country desperately needs.
That's a big difference. And it makes me kind of me sad.
I have been dealing with the green card situation for many years now (after 15 years, a college degree and a successful career, I STILL don't have one). I remember my lawyer saying to me that Mexicans and Chinese had the most trouble getting green cards, because so many of us are applying for citizenship.
I have no qualms with unfaithful people serving in office. I do have a problem with my husband (who's not a public figure) being unfaithful to me, but Enrique Peña Nieto can do whatever he wants--except become the next Mexican President.
Not because of his publicized unfaithfulness, but because he's just not smart and capable of running our country.
And today I read that AshleyMadison.com--the social network for people looking to have affairs--has our infamous presidential front-runner, Enrique Pena Nieto, as their poster-boy. The billboard is mounted above a busy avenue in Mexico City and it shows the 45-year-old with bright red lipstick on his collar. Next to him are the words: "Unfaithful to his family. Faithful and committed to his country."