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.

Two Teens Convicted In Murder Of Miss Venezuela Monica Spear
Two Teens Convicted in Murder of Miss Venezuela Monica Spear

Two teens have been sentenced to at least four years in prison after being found guilty in connection with the murder of former Miss Venezuela Monica Spear and her ex-husband Thomas Henry Berry, according to Venezuela's El Universal


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Texas is Considering a Horrifying Anti-Abortion Amendment — Here's What You Need to Know
What You Need to Know About Texas' Horrifying Anti-Abortion Amendment

The state of Texas already has some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country. However, this past week, the Texas State House passed a particularly horrifying amendment that threatens the livelihood of women throughout the state. 

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This Texas Teacher Has Been Named National Teacher of the Year
This Texas Teacher Has Been Named National Teacher of the Year

Shanna Peeples, a high school teacher from Amarillo, Texas, has been selected as the 2015 National Teacher Of The Year, due in part to her work with impoverished immigrant students and refugees.

Peeples, 50, teaches at Palo Duro High, a high school where 85% of the students live below the poverty line. The school also has more refugee children enrolled than in any other high school in the district.


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Latinos Baltimore Holding Vigil
Latinos in Baltimore To Hold A Vigil For Peace & Justice

Latinos in Baltimore will gather this week to hold a vigil for peace and justice in their city. 


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Nylon Is Selling Cinco De Mayo Clothing — No, Really!
Nylon Is Selling Cinco De Mayo Clothing — No, Really!

And so it begins...

Nylon recently unveiled their Cinco De Mayo clothing collection, and, predictably, it plays off some of the most tired, overused stereotypes about Mexicans. 

The collection of tees and jewelry display slogans like "More Tequila", "Vatos Locos", "Tequila Helps", and "Free Guac Or Die."


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Paraguayan Prosecutors Seek Imprison Mother Pregnant Girl
Paraguay Prosecutors Are Seeking to Imprison Mother of Pregnant 10-Year-Old

Paraguayan prosecutors want to imprison the mother of a pregnant 10-year-old. The child presumably became pregnant as the result of sexual abuse by her stepfather, a man now on the run from authorities. 

MORE: Mall In Nicaragua Cancels Kids Swimsuit Fashion Show


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Looks Like Gloria Estefan's Daughter Is All Grown Up & Ready To Follow In Mami's Footsteps
Gloria Estefan's Daughter Is All Grown Up & Ready To Follow In Mami's Footsteps

Like mami, like hijaGloria Estefan's daughter, Emily Estefan, appeared on a recent episode of TODAY to chat about her mom's influences — on her wardrobe and her career.

In the candid interview, Emily Estefan, 20, spoke to Natalie Morales about her future in music. 


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Pope Francis Is Urging The World To Help Victims Of The Nepal Earthquake
Pope Francis Is Urging The World To Help Victims Of The Nepal Earthquake

During his weekly Sunday blessing, Pope Francis urged the world to send assistance to the survivors of the massive earthquake and aftershocks in Nepal.

As he led the blessing in St. Peters Square, Pope Francis said he would pray "all those who are suffering from this calamity." He also asked the world to provide the "support and fraternal solidarity" victims need following Saturday's 7.8 magnitude earthquake. 


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Things Happen Body During Pregnancy
9 Weird (But Totally Normal) Things That Happen During Pregnancy

Most moms knows that weird things happen during pregnancy. For those of you on baby number one (or those of you who had an easy first pregnancy!) learn more about the weird, wacky, occasionally gross (but totally normal) things that can happen to your body during pregnancy: 
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Inspiring! California Teen Fernando Rojas Accepted To All 8 Ivy League Schools
Inspiring! California Teen Fernando Rojas Accepted To All 8 Ivy League Schools

Congratulations to this inspiring California teen! Fullerton Union High School senior Fernando Rojas has been accepted to all eight Ivy League schools.


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