JANUARY
"Jane the Virgin" star Gina Rodriguez becomes the second Latina ever to win a Golden Globe award, for Best Actress in a TV series.

FEBRUARY
Rocker Juanes makes Grammy Award history, becoming the first Latin Artist to sing in Spanish at the show in nearly 10 years.

Mexican filmmaking duo Alejandro González Iñárritu and Emmanuel Lubezki win big at the Oscars for their film, "Birdman."

A federal judge in Texas blocks the president's use of executive actions to delay the deportation of some 5 million undocumented immigrants. The setback gives a coalition of 26 Republican-led states time to pursue a lawsuit against the president.

MARCH

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas becomes the first major Republican candidate of the 2016 presidential race.

APRIL

Cruz's fellow Cuban-American, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida joins the race. Cruz or Rubio could potentially become the nation's first Hispanic president.

After a five-decade diplomatic freeze, President Barack Obama holds a historic face-to-face meeting with Cuban President Raúl Castro in Panama. Both leaders vow to start up foreign relations and reopen embassies in each others' countries.

JUNE

Billionaire Donald Trump announces his plan to run for president and ignites controversy after suggesting that Mexico sends its worst people to the U.S.

JULY

María says "adios" to "Sesame Street." The Puerto Rican actress, Sonia Manzano, retires from the iconic children's show after 44 years on TV.              

Drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán escapes Mexico's highest maximum-security prison.

Pope Francis embarks on a marathon eight-day, three-country tour of South America.

AUGUST

For the first time in 54 years, the U.S. flag is raised in Havana, Cuba.

SEPTEMBER

A Venezuelan judge sentences opposition leader, Leopoldo López, to nearly 14 years in prison.

After more than half a century on TV, "Sabado Gigante" host Don Francisco says goodbye. The show goes down in history as the longest-running TV variety show in the world.

The Pope travels to Cuba before embarking on a three-city tour of the U.S..

NOVEMBER

President Obama takes the fight for his immigration executive actions to the Supreme Court.

DECEMBER

Puerto Rico is running out of cash, the governor of the U.S. territory telling Congress that the island soon won't be able to pay off its $72 billion dollar debt.

After nearly 17 years of socialist rule, the Democratic Unity coalition wins a two-thirds super-majority in Venezuela's congressional assembly. The change gives congress the power to challenge President Nicolás Maduro's leadership.

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