Cristina Arreola Associate Editor

Cristina Mari Arreola is the Associate Editor at Latina.com, where she manages the site's social media, writes articles, and creates content, with a focus on entertainment, cultural, and lifestyle news. Originally from El Paso, Texas, she earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to New YorkNew York. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking...), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or frantically reading a novel from her (extremely lengthy) reading list. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @c_arreola.

TK Things Latinos Need To Know About Alzheimer's
5 Things Latinos Need To Know About Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's Disease — a form of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior — is the sixth leading killer in the United States. The terrifying, oft-misunderstood disease poses an especially grim threat to the Latino community, as Hispanics have higher rates of Alzheimer's than whites and African-Americans.
Get the five fast facts on Alzheimer's Disease and the Latino community: 
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Macys Drops Donald Trump
Macy's Cuts Ties With Donald Trump

Following the lead of Univision, NBCUniversal and Televisa, Macy's has severed business ties with Donald Trump in light of his xenophobic comments about Mexican immigrants. In a speech announcing his presidential campaign, the Republican businessman blasted immigrants from Mexico as criminals, drug dealers and rapists. 

MORE: Donald Trump Sues Univision For Dropping Pageant Coverage


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Same Sex Marriage Blocked Certain Places
These Places Don't Want To Implement SCOTUS' Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Last week, the Supreme Court of the United States officially made it legal for same-sex couples to wed in all 50 states. Many longtime partners rushed to their local courthouses, eager to make their love and partnerships official. However, some couples met with resistance — or flat-out denial — when they approached the courthouse for their licenses. 

Get the details on the places where same-sex couples have met with resistance while trying to get married: 


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Cuba Eliminate Mother To Child HIV Transmission
Cuba Becomes First Country To Eliminate Mother-To-Baby HIV Transmissions

Cuba has become the first country in the world to stop the mother-to-child transmission of HIV, the World Health Organization announced on Tuesday

The country also stopped the transmission of syphilis from mothers to newborns. 


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California Lawmakers Pass Strict Vaccination Bill
California Governor Signs Strict, Controversial Vaccine Bill Into Law

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill on Tuesday requiring that all children in California be fully vaccinated in order to attend public or private schools, regardless of their parents' personal or religious beliefs. The bill directly impacts a movement of anti-vaxxers who have refused to vaccinate their children based on beliefs that they cause autism and other developmental delays. 


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United States Second Largest Spanish Speaking Population World
Say What? The United States Has More Spanish Speakers Than Spain

The United States now boasts the world's second largest Spanish-speaking population. That's right: more people speak Spanish in America then they do in Spain. 


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Miss Mexico Pulls Out Miss Universe Pageant
Mexico Pulls Miss Universe Contestant Amidst Donald Trump Controversy

Mexico will not be sending a representative to the Miss Universe pageant in the wake of Donald Trump's controversial comments about Mexican immigrants, Reuters reports


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Six Southern Black Churches Burn Arson Suspected
Six Fires At Southern Black Churches Follow Charleston Shooting

The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosive (ATF) are cooperating with local authorities to investigate a string of fires at historic black churches in the South. The first of the fires occurred less than a week after Dylann Roof allegedly shot and killed nine people while on a racially-motivated shooting spree at a church in Charleston, S.C. 


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NBCUniversal Cuts Ties With Donald Trump
You're Fired: NBCUniversal Cuts Ties With Donald Trump

Have you learned your lesson yet, Donald Trump? On Monday, NBC announced that it will not air the Miss USA nor the Miss Universe pageant and reiterated that Trump will not be on The Apprentice, USA Today reports. 


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