As Trump Tightens Control of U.S. Border, Asylum Seekers Ditch ‘Costly’ American Dream and Seek Refuge in Mexico and Other Countries

The idea was to reach the United States. But when the young Honduran mother arrived in Mexico this summer, with only a handful of pesos and a 4-year-old in tow, she realized how difficult that had become. And so she came up with a new plan. “The American Dream is costly, very costly,” lamented Iris, 32, sitting on a … Continue reading As Trump Tightens Control of U.S. Border, Asylum Seekers Ditch ‘Costly’ American Dream and Seek Refuge in Mexico and Other Countries

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U.S. Border Chief Says Mexico ‘Needs to Do More’ to Stop Illegal Migrant Crossings

President Donald Trump’s border chief argued Monday that Mexico hasn’t done enough to restrict the flow of migrants to the United States. Speaking at a White House briefing, acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan said a dramatic drop in border arrests following a June counter-migration deal between both countries did not represent sufficient progress. Border … Continue reading U.S. Border Chief Says Mexico ‘Needs to Do More’ to Stop Illegal Migrant Crossings

7 Inventions from Mexico That Changed the World

If you were going to go on a talk about Latin America’s startup ecosystem, one of the first countries that you bring up would be Mexico. Why? As the second-largest country in Latin America, Mexico has consistently led Latin America in innovation. It’s rich elongated history and constantly evolving culture has not only had an … Continue reading 7 Inventions from Mexico That Changed the World

U.S. Defeats Brazil to Reach World Cup Quarterfinals, Clinches Spot in 2020 Tokyo Olympics Along With Argentina

The first mission for the U.S. is complete: The Americans are going to the Tokyo Olympics. The World Cup quarterfinals are the next task. Kemba Walker and Myles Turner each scored 16 points, and the Americans earned a top seed for the quarterfinals by beating Brazil 89-73 on Monday in the final second-round game of the tournament. "A … Continue reading U.S. Defeats Brazil to Reach World Cup Quarterfinals, Clinches Spot in 2020 Tokyo Olympics Along With Argentina

Camila Mendes Reveals She Was Drugged and Sexually Assaulted During Freshman Year in College

Camila Mendes is opening up about a dark experience. The 25-year-old "Riverdale" star revealed to Women's Health magazine she was sexually assaulted during her freshman year at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. "I had a very, very bad experience," she said in her October cover story, published online Monday. "I was roofied by someone who sexually assaulted me." Mendes … Continue reading Camila Mendes Reveals She Was Drugged and Sexually Assaulted During Freshman Year in College

Camilo Sesto, Spanish Singer-Songwriter and Towering Icon of Latin Pop, Dies at 72

Spanish singer Camilo Sesto, one of the towering voices of Latin pop and a superstar of the 1970s and 1980s, has died, according to a post on his official twitter account. The singer was 72 years old. Although the cause of his death hasn’t been made public, Sesto had a liver transplant in 2001 and has … Continue reading Camilo Sesto, Spanish Singer-Songwriter and Towering Icon of Latin Pop, Dies at 72

Michelle Rodriguez Signs On to “Fast and Furious 9” After Getting Franchise to Hire Female Screenwriter

The long-running “Fast and Furious” franchise has never lacked powerful female characters onscreen, from Michelle Rodriguez’s Letty to Gal Gadot’s Gisele, but it has struggled to be as representative behind the camera. No woman has ever directed a “Fast and Furious” movie, nor has a female screenwriter ever worked on a “Fast and Furious” script. Fortunately … Continue reading Michelle Rodriguez Signs On to “Fast and Furious 9” After Getting Franchise to Hire Female Screenwriter

Daddy Yankee Breaks Record for Most Weeks at No. 1 on Billboard Argentina Hot 100 With “Con Calma (Remix)”

Daddy Yankee has become the king of the Billboard Argentina Hot 100. His latest single -- "Con Calma (Remix)" featuring Snow and Katy Perry -- has reached its ninth week at No. 1 on the chart, breaking the eight-week record it shared with Pedro Capó and Farruko's single "Calma (Remix)." Meanwhile, "Calma (Remix)" remains at No. 2, and now has 23 weeks under … Continue reading Daddy Yankee Breaks Record for Most Weeks at No. 1 on Billboard Argentina Hot 100 With “Con Calma (Remix)”

Nicky Jam Cancels Concert in Orlando Due to Health Issues

Puerto Rican urban singer Nicky Jam has canceled his concert at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., due to health issues.  The show was scheduled for Friday night (May 17). “Nicky Jam was feeling sick for a few days and his doctor recommended him to take absolute rest today,” said a press statement from his management office, … Continue reading Nicky Jam Cancels Concert in Orlando Due to Health Issues

“Viva La Parranda” Celebrates Venezuelan Culture in Miami Through Passion, Color, and Traditional Song and Dance

Venezuelans who live in Miami will be able to feel everything they had at home through the play Viva La Parranda, which will be celebrating its season finale Sunday (May 19) at the Colony Theatre. Betsayda Machado and Parranda El Clavo bring passion and color through traditional rhythms and dances in a play that will lead … Continue reading “Viva La Parranda” Celebrates Venezuelan Culture in Miami Through Passion, Color, and Traditional Song and Dance

Selena Gomez Reveals There Are Secret Messages on Some of the Products of Her PUMA Collection

Selena Gomez is letting her fans in on a little secret – or two, with her new PUMA collection. The 26-year-old released her second collection for the brand on Wednesday, revealing that some of the products in the line feature secret messages for her fans to discover. The SG x PUMA SS19 line, which is inspired by Gomez’s … Continue reading Selena Gomez Reveals There Are Secret Messages on Some of the Products of Her PUMA Collection

Carlos Vives, Sebastian Yatra, and Others to Perform at 2019 UEFA Champions Festival

Colombian singer Carlos Vives will perform at the 2019 UEFA Champions Festival in Madrid, Spain, as it was announced Thursday (May 16) morning by UEFA and Pepsi. This is also the first time in history that the festival will feature performances by Latin artists, including Vives. The free annual festival takes place in the final … Continue reading Carlos Vives, Sebastian Yatra, and Others to Perform at 2019 UEFA Champions Festival

Shakira and Carlos Vives Cleared of Plagiarism by Spanish Court for “La Bicicleta”

A Spanish court has cleared Colombian singers Shakira and Carlos Vives of a plagiarism claim after rejecting a lawsuit brought against them by a Cuban-born singer and producer. The court in Madrid issued its ruling in favor of Shakira and Vives on Thursday (May 16). Livan Rafael Castellanos had accused Shakira and Vives of plagiarizing … Continue reading Shakira and Carlos Vives Cleared of Plagiarism by Spanish Court for “La Bicicleta”

Demi Lovato Hires Scooter Braun as Her New Manager

Demi Lovato has announced that Scooter Braun will be her manager moving forward. "GUYS!!!!!!! Dreams came true today for me," Lovato wrote on Instagram Saturday evening (May 11). "I officially have a NEW MANAGER!!! And not just any new manager but the one and only @scooterbraun!!!! Couldn’t be happier, inspired and excited to begin this … Continue reading Demi Lovato Hires Scooter Braun as Her New Manager

Selena Gomez on Why She Thinks Social Media Has Been ‘Really Terrible’ for Her Generation

She’s one of the most-followed people on Instagram with more than 150 million followers, but Selena Gomez has a tricky relationship with social media. While promoting her new film The Dead Don’t Die at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, the singer and actress, 26, opened up about her fears about the impact social media has … Continue reading Selena Gomez on Why She Thinks Social Media Has Been ‘Really Terrible’ for Her Generation