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.

A Florida Family Found $1 Million In Spanish Gold From 300-Year-Old Shipwreck
A Florida Family Found $1 Million In Spanish Gold From 300-Year-Old Shipwreck

The Goonies come to life: A Florida family got the surprise of their lives when they discovered $1 million worth of Spanish gold off the Atlantic coast last month.


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Marco Rubio Cecil The Lion Planned Parenthood Tweet
Marco Rubio: Forget Cecil The Lion, What About All The Dead Babies?

Sen. Marco Rubio, a GOP presidential candidate, took to Twitter to weigh in on the outrage over the death of Cecil the Lion. Cecil, a beloved Zimbabwean lion, met an untimely demise at the hands of an American dentist, causing mass internet outrage. 

PLUS: Marco Rubio Compares Trump To Obama


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7 Things No One Tells You About Moving Out
7 Things No One Tells You About Moving Out

Moving out for the first time can be exciting. You finally have your own space: no curfews, no embarrassing childhood memorabilia, no siblings in your space all the time. But, it can also be scary. You'll be independent, and that means more than just covering your rent every month. 

Before you book your U-Haul, check out these 7 things no one ever told you about moving out:

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Teen Dies After 911 Dispatcher Hangs Up On Call
Teen Dies After 911 Dispatcher Hangs Up On Call

An investigation has opened after a 911 dispatcher in Albuquerque, New Mexico, hung up on a distressed woman who called to report her friend had been shot. The victim, a teen boy, later died from his gunshot wounds.

PLUS: Charleston Shooter Indicted On Hate Crime Charges


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Rainbow Mural Mexico Neighborhood
Street Art Group Unified 200 Homes in Mexico To Create An Incredible Mural

Somewhere over the rainbow in Mexico...

German Crew, a street art collective, teamed up with the Mexican government to rehabilitate the Palmitas district in Pachuca, Mexico — and the results are simply stunning. Together, they collaborated on a breathtaking rainbow mural that extends over 200,000 square feet and connects more than 200 houses. 

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Argentine Politician Breastfed Parliament Session
Argentine Politician Spotted Breastfeeding During Parliamentary Session

Let's get a round of applause for all the working moms of the world!

Argentine politician Victoria Donda Perez went viral after a local news outlet tweeted a photo of her breastfeeding her daughter, Trilce, during a parliamentary session.

PLUS: 11 Stars Who Breastfeed Their Children

 


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Inspiring Latina UFC Strawweight Jessica Aguilar
Inspiring Latina: Meet UFC Fighter Jessica Aguilar!

Jessica Aguilar didn't grow up dreaming of a career in mixed martial arts.

In fact, she didn't even begin training until 10 years ago. But when she hit an MMA gym in Florida for the first time, something clicked. Fast forward a decade, and now she's the reigning WSOF Women's Strawweight Champion, a FILA 2010 Grappling World Championship Women's Senior No-Gi Gold Medalist, and a newly minted UFC fighter. 


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Jeb Bush Hurt Donald Trump Mexican Remarks
Jeb Bush Says He Was Hurt By Donald Trump's Statements About Mexico

Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush admits he was "herido"(hurt in Spanish) by Donald Trump's derogatory comments about undocumented Mexican immigrants

Bush, the former governor of Florida, is married to a Mexican immigrant, Columba Bush


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Boy Scouts America Lifts Ban Gay Leaders
Boy Scouts Of America Takes Step in the Right Direction, Lifts Ban On Gay Leaders

Better late than never: The Boy Scouts of America ended its decades-long ban on openly gay adult leaders on Monday.

Under the policy, discrimination based on sexual orientation will be barred in all Boy Scouts offices and for all paid jobs. However, the new policy allows church-sponsored units to choose local leaders who align with their beliefs, even if that means rejecting homosexual men from such positions. 


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Mexico Cilantro Contamination
The Frightening Reason the U.S. is Banning Some Cilantro From Mexico

Those of you who taste cilantro as soap, this is your moment. The Food and Drug Administration has banned imports of some fresh cilantro from Puebla, Mexico, after a government investigation found traces of human feces and toilet paper in growing fields. 


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