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J Lo's Latest Project: New Book Series for Latina Teens
J Lo's Latest Project: New Book Series for Latina Teens

South Beach. Jennifer Lopez. Entrepreneurial teens. What do they have in common? They're all themes in the fresh teen book series, Amigas. Written by esteemed Latina author Veronica Chambers, the series was created by Jane Startz and inspired by veritable entertainment giant Lopez. A cross between Jane Startz Productions and J.


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New Study Shows Number of Babies Born to Undocumented Immigrants
New Study Shows Number of Babies Born to Undocumented Immigrants (and Tells Why Latinos Should Care)

The Pew Hispanic Center just released a new analytic report about Census Bureau data regarding immigration. The report includes stats on "unauthorized immigrants" and the significant population of children born to them.


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Designer Esteban Cortazar Makes a Fashionable Comeback

Diseñador colombiano Esteban Cortazar is back on the fashion scene! Previously the lauded creative director of Emanuel Ungaro (he left when the house brought Lindsay Lohan in as "artistic director") Cortazar just showed a fall 2010 collection at the recent Colombia-based Colombiamoda fair. The designer's past work for Emanuel Ungaro was young and fresh, but with a decided sophisticate twist.


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Selena Gomez Launches New Fashion Line

Remember when MK & A were the biggest mini-moguls on the block?


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SB 1070: Where the Law Stands Today

Because you've kept up with our coverage of Arizona's SB 1070, we know you're aware that today is the big day: The controversial immigration law that essentially allows state law enforcement to target potential undocumented immigrants went into effect officially at 12:01am.


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The New "It" Bag Gets Its Style from Colombia and Venezuela

"It" handbags swing in and out of style as fast as you can get them in your hands, and fashion followers have seen the trends oscillate from extra-large carryalls to micro-purses, from graffiti printed to covered in fur. The latest trend tickling the fancy of fashionistas everywhere? The Wayuu Mochila Bag. And it's no wonder, as each bag is 100 percent unique and a product of Latin American artistry.


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Are Maxwell & Selita Ebanks Dating?

37-year-old R&B artist Maxwell and Victoria's Secret model Selita Ebanks have everyone's tongues wagging these days. The two displayed some public affection this weekend by attending Russell Simmons's 11th Annual Art for Life benefit hand-in-hand, alongside a bevy of other celebs like Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz.


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Swizz Beatz Spills Details on Wedding to Alicia Keys

Last week the rumor mill was buzzing about the possibility that Alicia Keys would marry her half-Boricua rapper beau, Swizz Beatz, over the July 24-25 weekend.


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Juanes Performs at Concert Celebrating Colombian Independence

Any Colombianas out there? Colombia celebrated the bicentennial anniversary of their independence with a flurry of activities on July 20th. But the highlight of the day was a concert attended by around 10,000 people in Quibdo, the northwestern capital of Colombia's Choco department. 


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