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.

Brazilian Bodybuilder Almost Loses Arms After Injecting Muscles With Oil Cocktail
Brazilian Bodybuilder Almost Loses Arms After Injecting Muscles With Oil Cocktail

Romario Dos Santos Alves, a Brazilian bodybuilder obsessed with looking like the Incredible Hulk, nearly lost his arms after injecting a combination of oil and painkillers into his muscles. 

Doctors told Alves, 25, they would have to amputate both arms, which had swollen to 25 inches after the muscles began to solidify, SB Nation reports.


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Ninel Conde Fajas Line Informercial
Mexican Actress Ninel Conde Has Her Own Line Of Fajas

Ninel Conde has been a longtime fan of fajas; in fact, she sported the shapewear long before the Kardashians made waist training famous. Now, the Mexican star has turned her love of fajas into a business opportunity.

Yep, Conde, 38, launched her own line of shapewear. Even better, she filmed an amazing infomercial that'll have you clamoring to buy your own pair of the lacy undergarments.


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Puerto Rico Legalize Medical Marijuana
Puerto Rico's Governor Gives Medical Marijuana The Green Light

The governor of Puerto Rico signed an executive order permitting the use of medical marijuana in the territory. The order, signed on Sunday, went into effect immediately. Although the subject of medical marijuana had been under heavy debate, it had not gone to public vote. 


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Latino Authors To Know
18 Latino Authors To Know

Now that you've explored the best of Mexican literature, Cuban literature, and Dominican literature, take a peek at some of the most acclaimed, respected Latino authors of all time.


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Rosa Salgado Colombian Grandmother Graduates Miami Dade College
A 79-Year-Old Colombian Woman Just Graduated From College Despite Language Barrier

This woman proves that anything is possible! Rosa Salgado, a 79-year-old grandmother of two, celebrated her graduation from Miami Dade College's Wolfson campus this weekend. She graduated with honors.

Salgado moved to Miami from Colombia in 1995, and on Saturday, she graduated with a degree in education, a lifelong dream of hers.

"My grandchildren, my family, they've grown up watching my activity and they are going to learn and fight in life and overcome obstacles," she told The Miami Herald.


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California State Senator Kevin De Leon Singled Out Criticism Latino
California Senate Leader Says He's Being Singled Out By Critics Because He's Latino

California State Senate President Kevin De León claims that he has been unfairly criticized by the media because of his ethnicity.

In a recent interview with La Opinión, The Los Angeles' Democrat jabbed at critics of his swearing-in ceremony last October, saying that there is a "double standard in the media." The $50,000 affair at Walt Disney Concert Hall was paid for by special interest contributions from the Legislature's Latino Caucus. However, critics argue that the event cost taxpayers an additional $25,000. 


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LISTEN: Prince Royce Teams Up With Pitbull for "Back It Up"
LISTEN: Prince Royce Teams Up With Pitbull for "Back It Up"

Your boyfriend is back! Prince Royce just dropped another red-hot English single that's bound to make you swoon — and sing along.

 

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Demi Lovato Sends Apology to Tattoo Artist Who Called Her a Disrespectful Drunk
Demi Lovato Sends Apology to Tattoo Artist Who Called Her a Disrespectful Drunk

The "vagina tattoo" drama continues! 

Demi Lovato has fired back (again) at tattoo artist Ashley McMullen, who slammed the "Really Don't Care" singer for being a "drunk ass."

PLAY: Can You Match The Tattoo To The Star? 


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9 Mother's Day Gifts That Give Back
9 Mother's Day Gifts That Give Back

Mark your calendars: Mother's Day is just weeks away on May 10. As you scramble to find your mami the perfect present, take a moment to think about all the children and mothers around the world less fortunate than your own family. These nine Mother's Day gifts will make your mother a little happier and the world a little brighter: 
MORE: Funny Mother's Day Cards For The Latina Mom


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