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Yara Simón is a freelance writer who grew up in Miami and was raised by her Nicaraguan mother. She graduated from the University of Florida before moving to New York. She loves the city, though she suffers from fritanga withdrawals. Fashion labels Proenza Schouler and Wes Gordon make her heart flutter, and she won't miss an episode of Game of Thrones. 

10 Early Film Actresses You Need to Know
10 Early Film Actresses You Need to Know

Rita Moreno and Rita Hayworth became movie stars, but they proved that Hollywood was not exactly the most welcoming place for Latinas or those with Latino roots. Some women had to hide any trace of their ethnicity to make it on the silver screen; while others worked outside of the United States and shaped the movie industry in Latin American countries. Regardless of how they made it to the top, these 10 women with Latin roots played an important part in the history of early cinema:


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25 Signs You Grew Up Latino in Florida
25 Signs You Grew Up Latino in Florida

Florida is a wonderful place. Yes, the Sunshine State is also the capital of strange news, but there’s more to Florida than that. Between the beaches and food, it’s truly a great place to grow up Latino. Or at the very least, it makes for some interesting experiences.
Here are 25 signs you grew up Latino in Florida:


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8 Reasons Thalia Is Worthy of an Instagram Follow
8 Reasons Thalia Is Worthy of an Instagram Follow

One of the problems with following celebrities on social media is that they can disappoint you by proving to be too boring or too self promotional. But not Thalia. She knows exactly what she’s doing on Instagram. Here are eight reasons you’ll actually want to follow her: 


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Jenni Rivera arrives at the Billboard Latin Music Awards 2012
Don’t Believe Everything You Hear: Audio Experts Say Jenni Rivera Was Not Warned of Death at Last Concert

Since Jenni Rivera’s tragic death in 2012, there has been speculation about whether or not it was truly an accident.

Last week, this theory was supported after a video made the rounds that featured a voice allegedly saying “today they kill her” during Rivera’s last concert. This week it’s a whole different story with audio experts saying that the voice heard at the 2:20 mark has been manipulated.


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Dos Mujeres, Un Camino
10 Telenovelas With the Cheesiest Openers

With overdramatic acting and improbable story lines, every telenovela is its own unique spectacle. So the opening credits, which try to quickly give a taste of the story, have to match it in style. In short: the result can be hilarious. Just know we won’t judge you if you catch yourself singing along to any of the 10 cheesiest telenovela openers: 


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Wonder Woman
9 Ways to Be a Kick-Ass Latina at Work

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor described it best when she said that as a Latina “you have to work harder.” But just like her, you can persevere and disprove naysayers. From using your unique upbringing to learning new skills, here are nine ways you can be a kick-ass Latina at work:


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Gloria Campos and Marce Gutierrez
10 Inspiring Latinas Working Toward a Cause

As much as we love that celebrities fight for important causes, we can’t forget the everyday heroes who are working to make their communities a better place. These Latinas are dedicated to their missions, and though they don’t look for recognition, they certainly deserve it. Here are 10 inspiring women working toward a cause:
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10 Latinas in Hollywood Inspiring Change!
10 Latinas in Hollywood Inspiring Change!

Hollywood stars have the platform to inspire change and no one knows that more than these 10 Latinas. Through charities and their own foundations, Eva Longoria and these other celebrities have worked to make a difference:
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Sofia Vergara and Adamari Lopez
12 Inspiring Latinas Who Conquered Cancer

"I'm a survivor" is what these women are all singing! In 2012, cancer was named the #1 killer of Hispanics in the United States. From Adamari Lopez to Sofia Vergara, these 12 inspiring Latinas have all battled and beat cancer, and now they're helping others in the fight:
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Dolores Huerta and Rosie Perez
The 10 Most Inspiring Latina Activists

These women have all taken action in different ways, but they have one thing in common: They believe in what they’re fighting for. Here are the 10 most inspiring Latina activists:

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