Camila Cabello to Make Film Acting Debut in Modern “Cinderella” Retelling from Sony

Camila Cabello’s world will never be the same. The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter is set to make her feature acting debut, teaming with Kay Cannon, the director of Blockers, for a new telling of the classic fairy tale Cinderella. Cabello will not only star in the project, set up at Sony's Columbia label, but also will be integrally involved … Continue reading Camila Cabello to Make Film Acting Debut in Modern “Cinderella” Retelling from Sony

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Take a Trip to Martinique and See How This Importer is Bringing Back Some of the Caribbean’s Best Rum

PHOTO CREDIT: Mary Beth Koeth Rum production on Martinique traditionally wraps up by the first week of June, just before the arrival of the rainy season, but Habitation La Favorite was still running at full steam when I arrived on the 12th of the month this past year. The distillery, a ramshackle cinder block and corrugated … Continue reading Take a Trip to Martinique and See How This Importer is Bringing Back Some of the Caribbean’s Best Rum

Homicides Reached Record High Levels in Uruguay in 2018

Homicides in Uruguay increased by 45.8 percent in 2018 compared to the previous year, soaring to record levels. The Interior Ministry revealed Monday that there were 414 homicides in Argentina's neighbouring country in 2018, a sharp rise from 2017's tally of 284. The figure confirms the worst fears of the authorities, which had seen private … Continue reading Homicides Reached Record High Levels in Uruguay in 2018

Guadeloupe Prepares to Establish Its First Internet Exchange Point

Developments in the Caribbean digital space are fuelling initiatives to strengthen the internet infrastructure in the region. In Guadeloupe, a recent agreement among three internet service providers has cleared the way for the island to establish its first internet exchange point. Commonly called an IXP or an IX, an internet exchange point is a critical … Continue reading Guadeloupe Prepares to Establish Its First Internet Exchange Point

Rita Moreno to Receive 2019 Peabody Career Achievement Award

The Peabody Awards board of jurors announced on Thursday that Rita Moreno will receive the 2019 Peabody career achievement award. The honor is annually given to individuals whose work and commitment to electronic media has left a positive mark on the field. "Rita Moreno is a unique talent who has not only broken barriers, but … Continue reading Rita Moreno to Receive 2019 Peabody Career Achievement Award

Mexico’s President Demands an Apology from Spain and the Vatican for Its Conquests Nearly 500 Years Ago

PICTURED: Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. (Marco Ugarte/AP) Five hundred years after the Spanish conquest of modern-day Mexico, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has a demand for the Spanish government: Apologize. López Obrador, who was elected last year, released a video Monday, describing a letter he wrote to Spain’s King Felipe VI. In the … Continue reading Mexico’s President Demands an Apology from Spain and the Vatican for Its Conquests Nearly 500 Years Ago

Venezuelan Government Bars Opposition Leader Juan Guaido from Holding Public Office for 15 Years

The Venezuelan government on Thursday said it has barred opposition leader Juan Guaido from holding public office for 15 years, though the National Assembly leader brushed off the measure and said it would not derail his campaign to oust President Nicolas Maduro. The announcement by state comptroller Elvis Amoroso, a close Maduro ally, cited alleged … Continue reading Venezuelan Government Bars Opposition Leader Juan Guaido from Holding Public Office for 15 Years

Six Students and Two Teachers Killed in Mass Shooting at School in São Paulo; Two Shooters Kill Themselves

Two young men wearing hoods and carrying guns, knives and crossbows opened fire at a school in southern Brazil on Wednesday, killing eight people before taking their own lives, authorities said. The dead included six students and two teachers, and several other people were hospitalized with injuries, according to Gov. Joao Doria, speaking a few … Continue reading Six Students and Two Teachers Killed in Mass Shooting at School in São Paulo; Two Shooters Kill Themselves

Emma Stone Congratulates Fellow Nominee Marina de Tavira in Sweet Note

Emma Stone and Marina de Tavira are technically competitors at the Oscars tonight, but there appears to be nothing but good feelings between the two. The “Roma” actress, who’s up for Best Supporting Actress, took to Instagram to share a brief note she received from her peer in “The Favourite”: “Marina, Congratulations! It’s a huge … Continue reading Emma Stone Congratulates Fellow Nominee Marina de Tavira in Sweet Note

The Story Behind Yalitza Aparicio’s Oscar Night Dress

A few months ago, the name Yalitza Aparicio would not have meant much to many, but tonight, at the Academy Awards, she stands proudly nominated for Best Actress for her role in Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma. Before being catapulted into the spotlight by Cuarón’s latest film, the 25-year-old primary school teacher from Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca, had no … Continue reading The Story Behind Yalitza Aparicio’s Oscar Night Dress

WATCH: Alfonso Cuarón Makes History With Best Cinematography Win for ‘Roma’

In the first win of the night for Roma, Alfonso Cuarón took the Oscar for Best Cinematography, becoming the first DP to score an Academy Award for a movie he also directed. Cuarón shot his own film when frequent collaborator Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki wasn’t available and tonight noted, “It’s very well known that Billy Wilder … Continue reading WATCH: Alfonso Cuarón Makes History With Best Cinematography Win for ‘Roma’

WATCH: Alfonso Cuarón Wins Oscar for Best Director, Thanks Academy for Recognizing Film About Indigenous Woman

“I want to thank the Academy for recognizing a film centered around an indigenous woman, one of the 70 million domestic workers in the world without work rights, a character that historically has been relegated in the background in cinema,” said Alfonso Cuarón, who won Best Director and Best Cinematography for his semi-autobiographical film Roma, … Continue reading WATCH: Alfonso Cuarón Wins Oscar for Best Director, Thanks Academy for Recognizing Film About Indigenous Woman

Foreign Film Directors Are Having a Historic Decade at the Oscars and the Three Amigos Are Leading the Way

“Roma” may have earned Mexico its first Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, but the country has been dominating the Best Director race at the Academy Awards for much of the last decade. Alfonso Cuarón’s victory continued an unprecedented run of wins for Mexican filmmakers. In the last six years, the Oscar for Best Director has … Continue reading Foreign Film Directors Are Having a Historic Decade at the Oscars and the Three Amigos Are Leading the Way

Eva Longoria Honors Domestic Workers at Oscars’ Watch Party as She Supports ‘Roma’

Eva Longoria honored domestic workers at a glitzy Oscar's Watch Party in partnership with the National Domestic Workers Alliance and Participant Media on Sunday night in Los Angeles. The mother-of-one kicked-off Hollywood's biggest night alongside friends and supporters including activists Dolores Huerta, Tarana Burke and Monica Ramirez, as well as actors Karla Souza, Mishel Prada, … Continue reading Eva Longoria Honors Domestic Workers at Oscars’ Watch Party as She Supports ‘Roma’

2019 Academy Awards Winners: The Full List

“Green Book” won best picture, Rami Malek won best actor for “Bohemian Rhapsody” and Olivia Colman won best actress for “The Favourite.” Alfonso Cuarón won best director and best cinematography for “Roma,” which also won best foreign language film. Spike Lee won his first competitive Oscar for best adapted screenplay. His speech was a doozy. … Continue reading 2019 Academy Awards Winners: The Full List