Marina Lopes

Marina Lopes is a freelance writer and chronic expat. She currently divides her time between Miami and Brazil. She loves to travel, is obsessed with remote cultures and believes Keeping Up with the Kardashians has redeeming social value.
Recent Articles

The JonBenet Ramsey 911 Call Transcript Reveals Her Mother's Desperation

Twenty years after her murder shocked the nation, JonBenét Ramsey is the subject of a new docu-series on CBS. The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey will premiere on Sept. 18 and will focus on her mother Patsy Ramsey's frantic call to 911, prior to the discove…
By Marina Lopes

No, Lesbians Aren't Becoming Farmers To Attack The Country's Rural States

A government conspiracy is sending flannel-wearing lesbians to take over rural America and threaten its values — at least that's what popular conservative host Rush Limbaugh wants you to believe. Last week, Limbaugh profiled the 15th annual LGBT Rura…
By Marina Lopes

How To Donate Money To The Italy Earthquake Victims From Any Location

On Tuesday evening, a powerful earthquake struck central Italy, flattening villages and killing at least 70 people. Hundreds were left completely homeless, and 1,000 people are expected to spend the night in government built camps. "Three quarters of…
By Marina Lopes

The Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony Proved Brazil Was The Right Choice

Days before the Olympics, the air in Rio de Janeiro was thick with anxiety. The city's highways were cleared, office buildings stood dark and police scoured its crevices for signs of trouble. As 500,000 visitors flooded Rio this week, Brazilians we…
By Marina Lopes

Martin O'Malley Responds To DNC Email Hack & He's Not Pleased

It hasn't been an easy month for Hillary Clinton's opponents. Last week, Russian hackers cracked into the Democratic National Committee's emails. Those documents, published on Wikileaks, reveal staffers' alleged attempts at sabotaging Bernie Sanders'…
By Marina Lopes

Transcript Of Lena Dunham & America Ferrera's DNC Speech Shows Millennials Support Clinton

It was about time millennials' voices were heard at the Democratic National Convention stage. After a turbulent start to the most important event for the Democratic Party this election season, actresses Lena Dunham and America Ferrera took the microp…
By Marina Lopes

Who Is Jerry Emmett? The 102-Year-Old Arizona Delegate Just Made History

When Jerry Emmett was born, women did not yet have the right to vote. But the centenarian made history on Tuesday when she took the microphone at the Democratic National Convention and cast Arizona's 51 votes for Hillary Clinton. For Emmett, voting f…
By Marina Lopes

Why Didn't Ted Cruz Endorse Donald Trump? He Has A Long Term Strategy

A year and a half into the 2016 campaign, Ted Cruz took the stage at the Republican Convention. But the Texas senator was not there to celebrate his victory. Instead, he was called to unify the fractured party under his rival, Donald Trump. Cruz, who…
By Marina Lopes

Protestors Arrested For Burning Flag Outside Republican National Convention

Tensions rose between protesters and law enforcement on the third day of the Republican National Convention. Officers in riot gear were seen roaming the streets of Cleveland on Wednesday night, as a violent demonstration resulted in dozens of arrests…
By Marina Lopes

Will Audrey Pence Campaign With Mike Pence? It's Likely, Despite Their Differing Opinions

It's common for parents and children to disagree on politics. But when it comes to America's leading Republican candidates, it is rare to find a young liberal in the mix. Differing opinions didn't stop Republican Vice President nominee Mike Pence fro…
By Marina Lopes

What Is Eric Trump's Net Worth? The 32-Year-Old Has Millions To His Name

It's no secret that the Trump kids ride in style. Now that their millionaire father is the Republican nominee for president, their glamorous life is under the microscope like never before. While they've pursued different individual projects, Donald T…
By Marina Lopes

How Did Donald Trump Jr. and Vanessa Trump Meet? Hint: His Father Was Involved

Donald Trump wears many hats: Millionaire real estate mogul, reality television star and, most recently, Republican nominee. But did you know that Trump has also played cupid? How did Donald Trump Jr. and Vanessa Trump meet? Hint: his father was inv…
By Marina Lopes

Funniest Donald Day Trump Tweets Prove Twitter Isn't Ready To Let The Gaffe Go

It's been a campaign so full of gaffes, critics kept losing bets on which one would bring "The Donald" tumbling down. Donald Trump has never been a candidate to apologize. Not when he called John McCain a loser or when he accused Megyn Kelly of havin…
By Marina Lopes

Who Is Donald Trump, Jr.? Trump's Eldest Son Takes The Stage Tonight At The RNC

The Republican convention kicked off on Monday with a slew of speeches, but the most highly-anticipated talks came from the people who know "The Donald" best: his family. If Melania Trump's controversial speech yesterday did not satisfy your craving …
By Marina Lopes

Leslie Jones Is Leaving Twitter Because Racist Bullies Have No Chill

It took no time at all. Moments after the first trailer for Ghostbusters, the remake of the 1981 classic, was released, the cast was dealt a barrage of racist and sexist tweets. Many of these comments came from diehard fans of the original, who claim…
By Marina Lopes

Why Does My "Pokemon Go" Freeze? Here's How to Fix It

"Pokemon Go," the gaming app responsible for getting people outdoors again, is taking over the world. In the week since its release, the app has attracted more users than Tinder. But as millions around the globe sign on to the game's servers, players…
By Marina Lopes

Who Is Carla Hayden? The New Librarian Of Congress Is A Total Boss

It seems even librarians aren't immune to Congress' bickering. The nomination for the head the Library of Congress, stalled since April, was finally approved this week. On Tuesday, after five weeks of delay, Congress confirmed Carla Hayden to the pos…
By Marina Lopes

The Surprising Fact About Gun Deaths That Will Change How You Think About Shootings?

From Baton Rouge to Orlando, tales of gun violence pop up on our phones and televisions with frighting regularity these days. While a debate on gun control rages in Washington, it seems mass shootings are more frequent and deadly than ever. But shoul…
By Marina Lopes

Why Newt Gingrich As Donald Trump's Vice President Would Actually Be A Smart Choice

With the Republican convention just around the corner, voters are eagerly waiting to find out who Donald Trump, the party's presumptive nominee, will name as his running mate. Speculation has run the gamut from political outsiders, to Sarah Palin, to…
By Marina Lopes

Holocaust Museum Asks Pokemon Go Players To Chill

Pokemon Go, the latest gaming fad sweeping the nation, has people everywhere "catching" animated animals around them. The Japanese cartoons popular in the '90s, have popped out of playing cards and TV shows, into real life. Pokemon "appear" everywher…
By Marina Lopes