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.

Amazon Is On The Hunt For The Next Big Spanish-Language Author
Amazon Is On The Hunt For The Next Big Spanish-Language Author

Do you have what it takes to be the next Gabriel Garcia MarquezIsabel Allende, Roberto Bolaño, or Octavio Paz?


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Hispanics At Greater Risk For Syndrome Characterized By "Perfect Storm" Of Problems
Hispanics At Greater Risk For Syndrome Characterized By "Perfect Storm" Of Problems

A new study has found that more than one-third of U.S. adults have a combination of health problems identified as metabolic syndrome, and Hispanics suffer at disproportionate rates. 

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, Hispanics had the highest prevalence rate, with 39% suffering from the syndrome; non-Hispanic Whites followed at 37.4% and blacks followed at 35.5 percent. 


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Black Women Try Nude Fashion Video
WATCH: Black Women Try "Nude" Products In Eye-Opening Video

"Nude is not an option for a black woman."

 

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Pablo Neruda Remains Controversy Chile
Debate Over Poet Pablo Neruda's Remains Continues To Heat Up

On Tuesday, Chile's Neruda Foundation demanded that the remains of Pablo Neruda be reburied immediately.

Neruda, the Nobel Prize winner famous for his poetry on love, died in the days following Chile's 1973 military coup, led by Augusto Pinochet. The poet had been suffering from cancer, the believed cause of his death. However, some speculate that his death was accelerated by poisoning.


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Demi Lovato & Sam Smith Planning A Collaboration? Get The Scoop!
Demi Lovato & Sam Smith Planning A Collaboration? Get The Scoop!

Who knew Sam Smith was a Lovatic? 

The four-time GRAMMY winning singer took to Twitter on Wednesday morning to share lyrics from one of Demi Lovato's most beloved songs, "Fix A Heart."

PLUS: The Most Amazing Celebrity Twitter Armies

 


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Aaron Hernandez Prison Gang Related Fight
Aaron Hernandez Can't Seem To Stay Out Of Trouble, Involved In Prison Gang Fight

Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots' tight-end sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Odin Lloyd, just can't keep out of trouble — even in prison.


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Get In The Car! 9 Road Trips To Take This Summer
Get In The Car! 8 Road Trips To Take This Summer

Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer, and summer means just one thing: vacation. This year, skip the beach and forget traveling abroad; some of the greatest gems can be found right here at home — from the comfort of your own car. Hop in! It's time to hit the road, and visit these amazing destinations: 
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School Yearbook Border Patrol Signs Fake Mustaches
Student Blasts Yearbook Pictures Of Kids Flaunting Border Patrol Signs & More

A group of Florida high schoolers somehow thought it was a good idea to dress up as stereotypical Mexicans and Border Patrol agents for a spirit week photo posted in the school's yearbook. Yes, it is 2015, in case you forgot. 

In screenshots taken from the yearbook of Naples High School in Florida, a group of students can be seen dressed in ponchos, sombreros and fake mustaches as they hold green cards. Another student dons a "Border Patrol" sign. 


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Los Angeles Raises Minimum Wage
Los Angeles Raises Minimum Wage to $15 An Hour

Los Angeles has just become the biggest city in the United States to raise its minimum wage to $15. On Tuesday, City Council voted 14 to one to approve a plan to gradually raise the wage to $15 an hour by June 2020. Currently, LL.A. has a $9 per hour minimum wage.

According to the Huffington Post, the pay bump will affect about 567,000 workers in the city. 


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