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Cristina Arreola Associate Editor

Cristina Mari Arreola is the Associate Editor. Originally from El Paso, Texas, she earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to New York City. 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. See what she's reading now on Goodreads, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

Donald Trump Goes To Mexico Impression Video
Here's What Would (Probably) Happen If Donald Trump Went To Mexico

Kenji Lee impersonates Donald Trump in this hilarious skit "Donald Trump Goes To Mexico!" 


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Napa Valley Wine Train Controversy
A Latina Also Faced Discrimination On Wine Train That Removed Black Passengers

The Napa Valley Wine Train is in serious hot water after employees kicked off a group of 11 mostly African-American women for being too loud. The women, who range in age from 39 to 85, booked a three-hour wine and food tour with the company as part of a book club celebration. Their experience was cut short when the train's maitre d'hotel escorted them off the train for disrupting fellow customers with their laughter.


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The Most Brilliant (And Baffling) Pumpkin Spice Items
The Most Brilliant (And Baffling) Pumpkin Spice Items

Autumn is the season for leather boots, cable-knit sweaters, cozy scarves, pipin' hot apple cider.... and of course, pumpkin spice. Since Starbucks introduced its absurdly popular Pumpkin Spice Latte, brands have been battling each other to the death to concoct the perfect variation of the cold-weather treat. 
Move over, Starbucks. These are the most brilliant (and baffling) ways to get your fall fix: 


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Number Of Latina-Owned Businesses Jumps Almost 90%
The Number Of Latina-Owned Business Has Jumped By Nearly 90 Percent

Amazing news on this year's Women's Equality Day: The number of companies owned by Latinas has soared in the past several years, despite the fact that the overall growth rate of new businesses has stalled. 

 

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Honduran Family Breaks Coffin Hearing Screams
WATCH: Honduran Teen Bangs & Screams in Coffin After Being Buried Alive

File this story under "horrifying real life tales from beyond the grave." 

The family of a presumed dead 16-year-old Honduran teenager desperately tore apart her coffin and the concrete encasing it after they reportedly heard her banging and screaming. The young woman, Neysi Perez, had recently been married and was two-months pregnant. She had been buried in her wedding dress.


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Christina Diaz Gonzalez Moving Target Excerpt
Read Chapter One Of Christina Diaz Gonzalez's YA Adventure "Moving Target"

Christina Diaz Gonzalez's newest YA adventure Moving Target follows teenager Cassie Arroyo, a Latina living in Rome with her father, an art historian with a deadly secret. Suddenly, Arroyo finds herself in the middle of a conspiracy that dates back to Biblical times. Along with her best friend, Simone, and her mysterious new guardian, Asher, Cassie embarks on a quest to recover an ancient relic that can save (or destroy) the world. 


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Inspiring Latina: Christina Diaz Gonzalez Spills On Her YA Adventure "Moving Target"
Inspiring Latina: Christina Diaz Gonzalez Spills On Her YA Adventure "Moving Target"

Christina Diaz Gonzalez is, without a doubt, one of the most beloved, renowned authors in Latino young adult literature. The novelist behind A Thunderous Whisper and Red Umbrella has always repped her Latina roots — on the page and beyond. Her latest novel, Moving Target (Amazon, $10.83) is no exception. 


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Autism Myths Study
Study: Those With Autistic Traits Display Unusual Amounts Of Creativity

According to a new study, those with high autistic traits display greater creativity and divergent thinking.


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Jeb Bush Anchor Babies Asians Not Hispanics
Jeb Bush Drags Asians Into 'Anchor Baby' Debate

The debate over the term "anchor babies" continues...

While visiting the U.S.-Mexico border, GOP candidate Jeb Bush clarified that his use of the offensive phrase wasn't derogatory because a) his family is Mexican-American and b) he was talking about Asian people anyway. 


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University Rhode Island Cuba Oceanography Program
This American University May Expand Its Programs To Cuba

The University of Rhode Island could be expanding to Cuba now that the nation has been open to Americans traveling for educational purposes.


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