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.
This Casanova should know that if you play with fire, you're going to get burned. Things definitely got heated during Romeo Santos' live concert in the Dominican Republic after he brought a super fan on-stage to get their "Amorcito" on. You didn't have to ask this lady twice! She was drinking Romeo's love potion with major thirst. Mi'ja, someone should have hosed this lady down. Wait until you see the photos. ¡Ay Dios mio!
An amber alert has been issued for four boys reported missing in Southern California after the body of a woman was found in the trunk of one the family's car. The woman is believed to be the children's mother, Erica Perez, but their father, Daniel Perez, is now a person of suspect as he's not answering police phone calls about the whereabouts of the family. The children are ages six to 11.
Passengers got the surprise of their life when a mom-to-be went into labor and gave birth on Southwest Airlines Flight 623. I've seen and heard of some weird things happening on flights but a baby being born on a plane mid-flight is a first for me. Can you imagine going into labor on a flight? Those seats are already so cramped.
Southwest Airlines Flight 623 bound for Phoenix was diverted shortly after taking off from San Francisco on Tuesday when a pregnant passenger went into labor. Before the plane could land in LA, the baby was born with the help of a doctor and nurse who were on board. Talk about lucky!
The polarizing Ferguson decision is bound to cause plenty of discussion and controversy. A grand jury decided not to indict officer Darren Wilson for the wrongful murder of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The injustice surrounding this case fills me with anger and disappointment. Often times you hope that a case like this one that has sparked plenty of media attention would get peaceful resolution, unlike many other real life cases that rarely hit the news. Once the "not guilty" verdict was read, riots and protests sprouted across the U.S. in the hopes of inflicting change. Millions have taken to social media to also voice their opinions. Celebs like Jessica Alba and Michelle Rodriguez have also spoken out.
Getting an extra boost of caffeine from an energy drink may seem harmless, but the effects can be deadly for a young child. A new study by the American Heart Association reveals that there have been more than 2,500 cases of young children hospitalized for consuming energy drinks in the past three years. Specifically, children under the age of 6 have experienced serious symptoms including seizures, irregular heart rhythms and really high blood pressure.
In case you need more reason to avoid alcohol while pregnant, it turns out that your kid could sue you for it later. A 7-year-old British girl wants justice for suffering from fetal alcohol disorder because her mother drank heavily while she was pregnant. Children that are born with alcohol related defects suffer from growth, physical and mental issues. The child's guardians are now fighting to sue the mom, who was 17 years old when she was pregnant and drank bottles of vodka and beer on a daily basis. I'm sure this is sobering her up real fast!
The alleged masterminds behind the 43 missing college students in the town of Guerrero, Mexico have finally been captured. María de los Ángeles Pineda Villa and her husband José Luis Abarca Velázquez were detained in Mexico City after fleeing their town. The former mayor and first lady are accused of ordering cartel gang members to bribe police to "teach the protestors a lesson." The innocent college students were preparing to set up a protest, which didn't sit too well with María, who had a gala in honor of herself planned for that evening. Now she and her husband will pay the consequences.
Another day, another person found a random creepy crawly critter hiding somewhere within their body. This time, the host was British pop star Katie Melua. The songstress went to the docs last week complaining of a constant shuffling noise in her ear. Given her profession, she was especially worried. Had the musician done serious damage to her precious ear drums? Well, kinda. Upon further inspection, the doctor Melua had been housing a tiny spider in her ear for about a week, which is disturbing enough as it is. However, the way the spider landed in there is enough to make your skin crawl.
A Virginia woman is facing felony child abuse charges after a disturbing photo of her 14-month-old son hanging by his shirt from a hook, was uploaded to Facebook by the boy's father and eventually got the attention of the sheriff's department. The boy's father, Anthony Welch,18, apparently shared the photo in retaliation for an argument he had with the mother, Alexis Breeden, 18.