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.

Pope Francis Blessed Rodrigo Santoro
Pope Francis Gives Rodrigo Santoro the Stamp of Approval By Blessing Him

Rodrigo Santoro will play Jesus in the forthcoming Ben-Hur remake, and now he'll do so with the blessing of the leader of the Catholic Church.

Pope Francis blessed Santoro, 39, on Wednesday as the cast of Ben Hur visited the Vatican. His co-star, Nazanin Boniadi, posted a picture of the special moment to her Instagram account.


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Sofia Vergara Reese Witherspoon Academy Country Music Awards
Sofia Vergara & Reese Witherspoon Are Set to Present at the ACM Awards

She's gone country! Sofia Vergara will present at the Academy Of Country Music Awards on Sunday night with Southern gal Reese Witherspoon

Vergara, 42, and Witherspoon, 39, appear together in the upcoming comedy, Hot Pursuit.

MORE: Reese Witherspoon Thinks Sofia Is The Next Lucille Ball


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Aaron Hernandez Verdict
Aaron Hernandez Found Guilty of First Degree Murder

Aaron Hernandez has been found guilty of first degree murder for killing Odin Lloyd in June 2013. 

A jury also found Hernandez, 25, guilty of firearm and ammunition charges. The former New England Patriots player faces life in prison without parole. 

PLUS: Hernandez's Girlfriend Wants Perjury Charges Dropped


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Inspiring Latina: Entrepreneur, Producer & Professional Body Builder Dany Garcia!
Inspiring Latina: Entrepreneur, Producer & Professional Body Builder Dany Garcia!

What exactly does Dany Garcia do? It's a difficult question to answer — even for her.

"I run a holding company that's heavily invested in media," she told us. "I manage talent. I produce movies [and] television shows. I invest in individual entities, such as restaurants. I'll be moving into properties, as well."

"Oh, I'm also a professional body builder," she added. 


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Hillary Clinton Appoints San Antonio Native Jose H. Villreal as Campaign Treasurer
Hillary Clinton Appoints San Antonio Native Jose H. Villarreal as Campaign Treasurer

Hillary Clinton's staff has begun to take shape, and the former Secretary of State has selected a Latino to run her campaign finances.

MORE: Hillary Clinton Confirms She's Running For President


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Coffee Table Books
12 Coffee Table Books Your Guests Will Love

The perfect living room just isn't complete without some fascinating, beautiful coffee table literature. These 12 hardcover books will inspire you (and your guests!) to think and converse about art, travel, cuisine, fashion, drinks and more: 
MORE: Eight Surprising Celebrities Who Are New York Times Best Selling Authors


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Here's Why One Utah School Board Member Decided To Wear A Sombrero To Meetings
Here's Why One Utah School Board Member Decided to Wear a Sombrero to Meetings

Michael Clára, a school board member in Salt Lake City, believes his fellow elected school board officials have unfairly discriminated against him because he is the only Hispanic member of the board. In protest, he has decided to come to each and every meeting dressed in a sombrero and poncho. Yes, Clára has been coming to meetings dressed as Frito Bandito


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Self-Described Redneck Calls Out White People: "We've Got An Evil White Supremacy In This Culture"
Self-Described Redneck Calls Out White People: "We've Got An Evil White Supremacy In This Culture"

A self-described "redneck" who goes by the pseudonym Dixon D. White posted a YouTube video that has taken the Internet by storm. In the video titled "I'm a redneck and I love America," he frankly and honestly discusses institutionalized racism and the culture of white privilege.

 

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Gloria & Emilio Estefan's Broadway Show Finally Unveils Its Cast
Gloria & Emilio Estefan's Broadway Show Finally Unveils Its Cast

On Your Feet!, the Broadway musical based on the life and music of Gloria Estefan, now has its all-star cast.  


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Mark Consuelos Joins Nine Lives Cast
Mark Consuelos Joins the Cast of 'Nine Lives'

Mark Consuelos is hitting the big screen! Kelly Ripa's hunky husband has signed on to Nine Lives, a comedy which co-stars Kevin SpaceyJennifer GarnerChristopher Walken and Robbie Amell


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