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.

Former President of Dominican Republic Under Fire For Anti-Gay Comment
Former President of Dominican Republic Under Fire For Anti-Gay Comment

Hipólito Mejía, the President of the Dominican Republican from 2000 to 2004, has come under fire after a video emerged of him making anti-gay statements at an event earlier this month.

 

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Texas Couple Attempts Resurrect Toddler
Texas Couple Flees To Mexico After Attempting To Resurrect Their Dead Toddler

A Texas couple escaped to Mexico after they attempted to resurrect their toddler from the dead.

Authorities performed a welfare check on the child after receiving an anonymous tip about the death. The parents — who lived in a Balch Springs, TX church with a number of young children and other church members — attempted to perform a resurrection ceremony on a two-year-old boy on March 23.


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Inspiring Latina: Journalist & Author Carolina Sarassa Dishes On Her First Book!
Inspiring Latina: Journalist & Author Carolina Sarassa Dishes On Her First Book!

Carolina Sarassa, a journalist, blogger, and three-time EMMY Award winning anchor for MundoFOX, can now add another line to already impressive resumé: published author.

On April 7, the Colombian-American debuted her first book, a non-fiction account of the murder of Debbie Flores-Narvaeza Puerto Rico-native who gave up a career in law to pursue her dancing dreams in Sin City. 


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WATCH: Trevor Noah Trevor Noah Gets Mistaken For Mexican In The United States
WATCH: Trevor Noah Gets Mistaken For Mexican In The United States

By now, most people have heard that Trevor Noah will be taking over as host of The Daily Show when Jon Stewart exits later this year. The South African comic, who grew up during apartheid with a black, South African mother and a white, Swiss father, frequently discusses race relations in his native country and the United States — adding his signature brand of humor to discuss serious issues.


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Miguel To Star In John Legend Produced Film
Miguel To Star In John Legend Produced Film

John Legend already has an Academy Award; does he want his friend, Miguel, to have one, too? 


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Que?! Mindy Kaling's Brother Posed As Black To Get Into Med School
Que?! Mindy Kaling's Brother Posed As Black To Get Into Med School

Mindy Kaling's brother, Vijay Chokalingam, a graduate of the University of Chicago, knew that his mediocre grades and test scores would be a tough sell on medical school applications. The son of Indian immigrants, Chokalingam decided to take an unusual course of action: he posed as African-American, because he believed he would have a higher chance of getting into school as a black man.


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Rand Paul Announces His Bid For The Presidency — Watch The Campaign Video!
Rand Paul Announces His Bid For The Presidency

Rand Paul will officially join the 2016 presidential race on Tuesday. The Republican Senator from Kentucky will announce his candidacy at a rally in Louisville, Kentucky. 


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Oops? Jeb Bush Identified As Hispanic On 2009 Form
Oops? Jeb Bush Identified As Hispanic On A 2009 Form

Oops? Jeb Bush, a potential presidential candidate for the Republican party, identified himself as Hispanic on a 2009 voter registration form, The New York Times reports


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