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An Ode to Vick’s VapoRub: 8 Surprising Uses For The Ointment
An Ode to Vick’s VapoRub: 8 Surprising Uses For The Ointment
By Cristina Arreola | 01/17/2014 - 13:13

Ah, the magic medicine. 


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New York Politicians Push To Grant Driver's Licenses To Undocumented Immigrants
By Cristina Arreola | 12/17/2013 - 14:55

Several New York politicians are pushing to allow undocumented immigrants to legally apply for driver’s licenses. 


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Commentary: How Unpaid Internships Affect the Latino Community
Commentary: How Unpaid Internships Affect the Latino Community
By Cristina Arreola | 11/02/2013 - 12:00

I grew up in an upper-middle class family in Texas, where I attended the best private Catholic schools from preschool until graduation. When it came to my education–and my dreams–my parents spared no expense. If I needed a new blazer for my debate tournament, they bought me three. If I needed a tutor for calculus, they handled it. When it came time to apply for colleges, they expected the best from me, and they did their part: dishing out cash for SAT tests, application fees, and campus tours. I was never asked to stay close to home or attend an in-state institution to save money.


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15 Hilarious (And true!) Latino Problems
16 Hilarious (And True!) Latino Problems
By Cristina Arreola | 10/31/2013 - 14:11

Truthfully, we've all experienced some things that our non-Latino amigos will just never understand. Sometimes, it's necessary to take a step back, and chuckle at the "problems" that make our culture unique.

The Latina staff brainstormed some of these hilarious issues. Check them out, and be sure to share your own: 


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Richer Than Mami? Ay, the Guilt!
Richer Than Mami? Ay, the Guilt!
By Wanda Medina | 10/12/2013 - 10:30

As more U.S.-born Latinas attain the American Dream and the financial freedom that comes along with it, they have to deal with the guilt of having more money than the immigrant parents who sacrificed all to help them thrive.


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Teen Birth Rates Decline Among Latinas
Teen Birth Rates Decline Among Latinas
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 09/10/2013 - 15:51

Great news for everyone!

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has reported that the teen birth rate in the U.S. has reached a historic low, especially among Latinas.


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Illustration Explains Wage Gap & Latina Women Are At the Bottom
Illustration Explains Wage Gap & Latina Women Are At the Bottom
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 08/29/2013 - 12:05

In June, a study found that Latinas were hit the hardest by the gender wage gap. But the wage gap is not only seen among men and women, the gap also includes a break down of women to women by race/ethnicity.


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Mexico's Textbook Blunder Causes Massive Headache
Mexico's Textbook Blunder Causes Massive Headache
By Tanisha Ramirez | 08/19/2013 - 14:33

Oopsie! Let’s hope Mexico’s school children learn from their education department’s mistakes.

As Mexico’s elementary school children prepare to return to school this Monday, the country’s teachers are scrambling to manually correct at least 177 grammatical errors found in the 235 million new elementary school textbooks recently printed by the Department of Education, reports the Associated Press.


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Children of Immigrants Don't Know They're Already U.S. Citzens
Many Children of Immigrants Don’t Know They’re Already U.S. Citizens
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 08/15/2013 - 09:15

We meet them in school, on the job and on the streets -- the young Latino who was born here, but has lived their life undocumented.

According to the Latin American Herald Tribune, this is the case with many Latinos who were born in this country to undocumented immigrant parents.

LAHT reports that this population of people living undocumented find out they are already U.S. citizens once they begin the process of regularizing their immigration situation.


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Census Says 38 Million in the U.S. Speak Español
By Amaris Castillo | 08/08/2013 - 13:13

About 38 million people speak Spanish at home, according to a new report by the U.S. Census Bureau. The U.S. Census has released an interactive, online map that pinpoints the array of languages other than English that were spoken in homes across the country in 2011.


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