Cristina Arreola Associate Editor

Cristina Mari Arreola is the Associate Editor. Originally from El Paso, Texas, she earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to New York City. 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. See what she's reading now on Goodreads, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

Mariachi Singer Alondra Santos Americas Got Talent
WATCH: 13-Year-Old Mariachi Singer Wows Judges On 'America's Got Talent'

Alondra Santos wows the judges on America's Got Talent, but faces criticism from racist detractors. See the video!

 

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Senate GOP Blocks Funding for Lawyers Representing Undocumented Children
Senate GOP Blocks Funding for Lawyers Representing Undocumented Children

Undocumented migrant children just faced a major setback. A GOP-controlled Senate panel blocked President Barack Obama's request for $50 million to pay for legal help for undocumented, unaccompanied migrant children who traveled to the United States to flee violence in Central America, AP reports.


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Juan Felipe Herrera Latino Poet Laureate
Juan Felipe Herrera Becomes First Latino to Be Named U.S. Poet Laureate

On Wednesday, the Library of Congress announced that Juan Felipe Herrera will be the first Latino to be named U.S. Poet Laureate. He will take up his duties in the fall, beginning at the National Book Festival on September 5. 

"This is a mega-honor for me, for my family and my parents who came up north before and after the Mexican Revolution of 1910," Herrera said in the press release. "The honor is bigger than me."


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Fathers Day Gift Guide 2015
16 Father's Day Gifts Your Dad Will Love

Stumped on the perfect Father's Day gift for your dad? We've got you covered with a collection of watches, sunnies, gadgets, and more that any dad will be overjoyed to receive: 
MORE: The Crafty Chica Chooses Her Favorite Father's Day Gifts For 2015


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Amy Rodriguez American World Cup Team Hopes Inspire Others
How Soccer Star Amy Rodriguez is Hoping to Inspire Others

Amy Rodriguez, the only Latina on the United States' Women's World Cup team, is a woman on a mission: she hopes to inspire other Latinas to follow their soccer dreams. 


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Poet Richardo Blanco Launches Writing Project Cuba
Poet Richard Blanco Wants to Lift Cuba's "Emotional Embargo" — Here's What He Means

In the months since President Barack Obama reopened diplomatic relations with Cuba, Americans have been bombarded with stories and information about the long-forbidden country. Now, two poets want to open the conversation to more Cuban voices by lifting the "emotional embargo" surrounding the country. 


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Inspiring Latina: Art Historian & Professor Adriana Zavala Dishes On Her New York City Frida Kahlo Exhibit
Inspiring Latina: Art Historian Adriana Zavala Dishes On Her New York City Frida Kahlo Exhibit

Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life, the first solo presentation of Frida Kahlo's work in New York City in more than 10 years, focuses on an unusual and oft-overlooked passion of the Mexican artist: nature. On display at The New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, the plant and art exhibit celebrates Kahlo's communion with nature and admiration of the botanical world, a passion that often spread to her work.


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Birth Control Blood Clot Risks Facts
4 Things To Know About Birth Control & Blood Clots

Last month, researchers dropped a study that revealed some startling news: newer birth control pills can slightly raise the risk of a blood clot. 


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Astronaut Makes Taco In Space Video
An Astronaut Making Tacos in Outer Space is the Best Thing You'll See All Day

ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti demonstrates how to make a taco in zero gravity.


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Brazilian Human Ken Doll Dies at 21 After Battle With Cancer
Brazilian Human Ken Doll Dies at 20 After Battle With Cancer

Celso Santebañes, the Brazilian man who earned the nickname "Human Ken Doll", passed away on Thursday after a five-month battle with leukemia.

The 20-year-old died at the Federal University of Uberlandia Clinical Hospital in Brazil, where he had been undergoing chemotherapy. Yahoo! reports he died from bacterial pneumonia. 


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