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5 Ways Cuba is changing right now

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Imagining a new Cuba may seem virtually impossible to some, but change is coming. President Barack Obama held a press conference today announcing new policies between the U.S. and Cuba. He described the new movement as "cutting loose the shackles of the past." I come from a family of hardcore Cuban exiles and grew up with stories of an "old Cuba," where food, opportunities and wealth was attainable for "casi todos" or "almost everyone" until Fidel Castro's revolution came along. 

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Woman battling breast cancer gives birth to miracle baby!

This is what miracle stories are made of. Adele Rivas was diagnosed with stage-two breast cancer when she was 34 years old. The news was especially heartbreaking for her since she and her husband Luis Rivas were trying to get pregnant. Several doctors had declared that she was infertile and had a very small chance of getting pregnant naturally. Luckily, they were wrong.

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He changed his name from José to Joe to land a new job

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Meet José Zamora. José is just another regular Joe looking for a job. Over the course of the last few months, José has applied to hundreds of jobs a month, without receiving so much as a single response. Frustrated, José decided to remove the "s" from his name and go by "Joe" on his resume. And wouldn't you know it, within a week "Joe" had received countless emails from potential employers asking him to come in for an interview.

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Jenni Rivera's niece run over by a car & family asks for prayers

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The Rivera family is facing a really tough time right now. Divine Rivera, one of Juan Rivera's daughters (and niece of Jenni Rivera), was run over by a car while on her way to work and rushed to the emergency room. Her family, including her parents, siblings, grandparents and cousins, including Chiquis Marín Rivera, took to their social media pages to ask fans for their thoughts and prayers.  

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Super racist code used for anti-gang efforts in California

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department is under fire for using a super offensive name to identify a recent anti-gang sweep. While hard to believe, the name they chosen is "Operation Guacamole," but the department claims there's a perfectly reasonable explanation for their blatant racism...

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Can telenovelas be blamed for violent crime?!

Less than two weeks after the brutally shocking assassinations of former Miss Venezuela Monica Spear and her ex-husband in front of their 5-year-old daughter, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro is blaming his country's out-of-control crime rate on one of its citizens most beloved pastimes: telenovelas. If that's not one of the most ridiculous things you've ever heard, I don't know what is. 

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Mexican teen injects flesh-eating drug into genitals & it's worse than you can imagine

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Just when you thought the flesh-eating drug krokodil was bad enough, someone goes and makes it WORSE. The dangerous drug is a fatal mixture of codeine and hydrocarbons like oil, gas, or alcohol, and rots your skin from the inside out. Now an even more horrifying case has come out of Mexico.

This time a 17-year-old girl is its latest victim and it's not pretty. In fact, you WON'T believe what part of her body the drug rotted. It left us completely SHOCKED and disgusted! 

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Abigail Hernandez: Missing Latina girl's family pleads for her return (VIDEO)

A mother and daughter took to the media to plead for the return of a 15-year-old girl who went missing on October 9. Abigail Hernandez was last seen walking home from Kennett High School in North Conway, New Hampshire, around 2:30 p.m. that Wednesday. It's believed that she did make it home, but when her mother Zenya Hernandez arrived home from work that day, Abigail was not there, and has not been seen since. "Abi," as her mother affectionately calls her turned 15 on Monday -- just a few days after her disappearance.

 

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Vicente Fernandez hospitalized with serious condition

Vicente Fernández is no spring chicken, that's why any news about his heath worry me. You don't know how the latest news from Televisa and his family made me panic. They informed his fans that the legendary singer has been hospitalized since Tuesday in Guadalajara with a very serious condition. Even though he assured us all from his hospital bed that he's "been through worse," his oldest son made clear that it was nothing to take lightly. He himself spoke to Mexico's main news show and told exactly what had happened.

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WATCH horrific Spain train derailment that killed 78 commuters (VIDEO)

A train derailment in Santiago de Compostela, Spain killed about 78 people and injured 178 others Wednesday evening. It is being called one of the worst train crashes that Spain has ever witnessed and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoj is declaring three days of mourning. Reports say the train was heading from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela when it derailed as it was speeding at more than twice the speed limit as it came around a curve.

Currently there are two investigations taking place within the crash. One is looking into whether it was intentional and the other checking if the train malfunctioned. So far, only one of the train drivers has been investigated in the tragic case. The video of this horrific accident, though, will leave you speechless.

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