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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5 Breastfeeding Benefits For Mamis

There's a reason celebrity moms like Gisele BündchenSalma Hayek and Christina Aguilera swear by the physical and mental powers of breastfeeding: it's good for baby and mama!


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More Colleges Are Now Helping Undocumented Immigrants Pay for School
More Colleges Are Now Helping Undocumented Immigrants Pay for School

A growing number of U.S. universities have made it possible for undocumented immigrants to pay for their higher education.


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Louis C.K. Returns To Directing Chair For "I'm A Cop"
Louis C.K. Returns To Directing Chair For "I'm A Cop"

Louis C.K. — director, writer and star of the critically acclaimed FX comedy Louie — has set his sights on conquering the big screen. 

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5 Reasons You Should Be Boxing
5 Reasons You Should Give Boxing a Try

Boxing may not be the first choice for many women seeking an update to their exercise routine; however, for supermodels like Adriana LimaGisele Bündchen and Joan Smalls and professional athletes like Marlen Esparza, boxing is an essential and establishe


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Cuba Is Set To Host A Symbolic Wedding For The Gay & Transgender Community
Cuba is Set to Host a Symbolic Wedding For the Gay & Transgender Community

Gay rights activists in Cuba will hold a symbolic gay wedding this weekend in support of LGBTQ rights in the island nation. Gay marriage has not been legalized in the country.

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WATCH: This Video Perfectly Explains How Racism Still Exists Today
WATCH: This Video Perfectly Explains The Ways Racism Still Exists Today

"Racism is real."

This three minute video, produced by Brave New Films, perfectly explains the ways structural and institutionalized racism affects people of color each and every day of their lives — from applying to jobs to purchasing a car to getting a speeding ticket to going to jail. 

 

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Woman in Wheelchair Wins Treadmill on 'The Price is Right' and Laughs Off the Irony

On Tuesday's episode of The Price Is Right, contestant Danielle Perez got lucky enough to "come on down" to the stage. There, host Drew Carey asked her to guess the price of a treadmill and walk-in sauna. She got it right — and walked away with both prizes.

 

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President Obama Creates Nonprofit To Help Boys And Young Men Of Color

President Barack Obama visited the Bronx on Monday to announce the launch of his newest project — a nonprofit organization that seeks to even the playing field for boys and young men of color.

The corporate-backed nonprofit organization, called My Brother's Keeper Alliance, will focus on preparing young men of color for success in the workforce by improving childhood education and keeping black and Latino youth out of the criminal justice system.


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7 Facts About Cinco De Mayo You Probably Never Knew

CInco De Mayo has earned quite a reputation. Throughout the United States, the holiday has largely become an excuse for Americans to get drunk and misappropriate Mexican culture. Despite the revelry, the origin and meaning of the holiday confounds Latinos and non-Latinos alike. So, what's the deal with May the 5th anyway?

Before you toast to the fifth of May, learn a little bit about the history of the day:  


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