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.

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Providencia Paredes, a Dominican immigrant who become a trusted confidante of President John F. Kennedy and a special assistant to his wife, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, has died at the age of 90.


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What's the craziest thing you abuelita ever taught you? 


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Senator Ted Cruz of Texas has officially announced his candidacy for president, becoming the first major candidate to declare a 2016 presidential campaign. He took to Twitter to share the news in an inspiration video that takes potential voters from the Golden Gate bridge to Independence Hall and everywhere in between. 

 


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When it premiered in 2012, Scandal broke barriers — for many reasons. Creator Shonda Rhimes dared to cast Kerry Washington as the lead character, Olivia Pope, and Cubano Guillermo Diaz as one of her trusted friends and employees, Huck.
Do you consider yourself a loyal Gladiator? We bet you still didn't know these 10 things about Scandal


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Hero Dog In Chile Saves Pups From Blazing Fire

Don't mess with mami bear — erm, dog. 

A fire tore through a forest in Chile over the weekend, and one incredible mommy dog went to incredible lengths to keep her litter of newborn puppies safe from the flames. According to 9News, the hero, since dubbed Negrita, created a shelter for her pooches by digging a hole with her paws under a metal container. 

PLUS: See the cutest celebrity dogs of all time!


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Despite gains, Latinos and African Americans still fall short when it comes to education, income and involvement in the criminal justice system, according to a report issued by the National Urban League on Thursday. 


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Say hello to spring with a little help from Thalia and Becky G! We just can't stop dancing to their amazing pop collab "Como Tú No Hay Dos." 


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#TBT: Guess The Celebrity Bebé!

How many can you guess correctly? We've compiled 17 adorable baby pictures of our favorite Latino stars. Click through — and try to guess the famous face! 
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