If you are a high-profile person and you log onto your computer, conduct your work and surf the Internet to freely access an open marketplace of ideas, you may think that you are alone in your search -- think again, especially if you're in Latin America.
Cuban-born American singer Gloria Estefan broke cultural barriers with chart-topping hits, such as "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You" and "Conga." She's hailed as one of the most successful crossover performers in music history yet she never forgets her birthplace, often paying tribute to her Cubita Linda.
The highly anticipated film, "Captain Phillips," starring Tom Hanks as Captain Richard Phillips, who heroically volunteered as a hostage to save the lives of his crew from Somali pirates off the coast of Africa, hits theaters today and continues to highlight ongoing piracy and robbery that plague the sea.
The government is shutdown, and many Americans are fed up with Congress. As a result, talks of a "28th Amendment" have been popping up all over the Internet. The 28th Amendment will remain on the Internet, however, because it is not real.
Rihanna's latest antics in Thailand, posing with an illegal, endangered primate and attending a disturbing sex show in the island of Phuket, may have gained her more attention, but in reality she has spotlighted an issue on a much grander scale -- sex exploitation, child prostitution and human trafficking.
While many recount the tragic events of 2001 with somber thoughts, paying tribute to direct victims of the collapsed towers and the ensuing thousands lost in resultant wars, others reflect on the consequences for immigrants .
Outspoken Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte has never been one to stay silent on immigration issues, even as other lawmakers have opted to push the debate to the backburner in favor of solving the crisis in Syria.
Immigration reform activists are still holding protests and campaigning for change, but the U.S. government is so preoccupied with Syria that Congress is expected to postpone any legal reforms to the end of 2013.