Like so many Latinas who have grown up in the U.S. during their formative years, I feel fortunate to be able to draw the best from my two distinct cultures to create a set of values that represents the best of both! This week my best friend's mom passed away after a long battle with a debilitating disease. Her experience got me thinking about how I am going to deal with my parents' aging process as well as my own. Here are some of my conclusions.Continue Reading >
A Florida man has been arrested after allegedly suffocating his young, crying son—all because he wanted to play video games! There's never any acceptable reason to hurt innocent kids, but this is truly awful beyond words.
According to local police, 24-year-old Cody Wygant's wanted to play his Xbox games but couldn't get his 16-month-old son, Daymeon, to stop crying uncontrollably. That's when he did the unthinkable.Continue Reading >
Our hearts go out to Puerto Rican singer Elmer Figuero, known to his adoring public as Chayanne. On Thursday, his beloved 75-year-old mother, Irma Luz Arce de Figueroa took her last breath at 6 p.m. local time while hospitalized at
Menonita de Caguas Hospital in Puerto Rico. She had been battling cancer for over a decade.
Chayanne released a very touching statement following his mother's death.
Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died at the age of 87. He was best known for his short stories and novels such as 100 Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera and for creating the popular genre of LAtin American literature known as Magical Realism. His influence has been noted by most modern writers and he was well regarded as one of the best writers of the 20th century.
He recently was hospitalized for infections in his lungs and urinary tract in Mexico City where he lived, and though there were reports that he was fighting cancer, his family denied it. Sources close to Marquez's family broke the sad news to the Associated Press. Now, Latinos and literature lovers all around the world are preparing to bid farewell to the legendary Nobel prize winner.Continue Reading >
At least four people are dead and around 300 others are still missing after a ferry carrying hundreds of students sank while traveling from South Korea to a nearby resort island.
The ship was carrying a total of 459 people at the time—the vast majority of whom were high schoolers--on the organized field trip. According to reports, 164 passengers were rescued after many of them jumped into the freezing cold sea to avoid sinking on the ship. 55 reportedly sustained injuries. This is just too awful for words…
When 45-year-old Eduardo Hernandez pulled over to help teens Caroline Agreda and Anapaula Saldana after the 17-year-olds got into a car accident in Florida yesterday, he had no way of knowing his good deed would cost him his life.
According to reports, the tragedy occurred when Hernandez pulled over to help the teens after seeing their Toyota Corolla collide with a Chevy Equinox at around 3 a.m. The trio was standing on the side of the road, when a fourth vehicle slammed into them and the SUV, killing all three of them on impact. What an unbelievably heartbreaking story.
A Utah woman was arrested on Sunday after police discovered the bodies of SEVEN dead babies in her former home.
Investigators believe that 39-year-old Meagan Huntsman, who moved out of the home in 2011, gave birth to the babies before killing them over a period of time from 1996 and 2006. The disturbing case came to light after Huntsman's ex-husband discovered the body of a newborn, which appeared to be full-term, at the home this past weekend. This is horrifying beyond words...Continue Reading >
A Michigan father of sextuplets tragically died of a heart attack on Wednesday while setting up a trampoline for his children, a relative said.
According to reports, Ber Van Houten, who welcomed his now 10-year-old sextuplets back in 2004, had set up the toy in his yard and was playing with the kids when the heart attack occurred. He was only 39 years old. So unbelievably sad…Continue Reading >
A fiery crash that took place between a FedEx Truck and a bus full of Los Angeles-Area high school students on Friday left 10 people dead and dozens of people injured, officials confirmed this morning.
According to local highway patrol, the victims included five students, three adult chaperones, and the drivers of both the truck and the bus. Such a horrible, devastating tragedy.Continue Reading >
By all accounts 30-year-old Koustantinos Yiambillis and his 59-year-old mother Karen Yiambilis were close. Super close. Sharing an apartment in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, they were often spotted together. For some reason on Monday night, Koustantinos allegedly set up a portable gas generator inside their home in order to fill the air with toxic carbon monoxide. By the time police responded to neighbors' complaints about fumes, Koustantinos was able to come to the door, but his mother was passed out. What prompted this whole bizarre scenario will leave you speechless.