By Latina Staff | 03/16/2012 - 18:39
By Lee Hernandez | 11/15/2011 - 11:45
With Twentieth Century Home Entertainment releasing the classic musical West Side Story on Blu-ray today, we caught up with legendary Puerto Rican actress Rita Moreno, who remembers what it was like becoming the first Hispanic woman to win an Oscar. Moreno also tells us why people love the character Anita and why she should've won two Oscars for her performance in the film.
By Mariela Rosario | 07/15/2011 - 20:12
We were SHOCKED to find out that J.Lo and Marc were breaking up today. They’ve always seemed destined to be together, but sometimes, love just isn’t enough. Here’s a look back at their romance over the years...
By Adriana Rivera | 06/24/2011 - 11:19
"I like to stay active, move around and run," isn’t necessarily what you would hear from just any 104 year-old.
But then Emilio Navarro, a Puerto Rican native who spent his life working, playing baseball, and working some more, was no ordinary 104 year-old. In fact, he is an honoree of America's Outstanding Oldest Male Worker for 2010.
By Lee Hernandez | 03/11/2011 - 13:34
Last year, Juanes became the first artist ever to sing a song in Spanish at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and this afternoon (at 3 PM PT), the 38-year-old Colombian singer will become the first ever Spanish-language artist to visit the main offices of Twitter for a special event to interact directly with fans.
By Mariela Rosario | 01/04/2011 - 12:31
New Mexico's new governor Susana Martinez was sworn in on Saturday, January 1st, 2011—officially making her the first Latina elected governor of a U.S. state. Hundreds of constituents from all over New Mexico arrived in Santa Fe to witness the historic event and many have high hopes for Martinez's first term in office.
Watch the video of her ceremony below:
By Mariela Rosario | 09/03/2010 - 17:00
Eva Longoria Parker teamed up with the National Museum of the American Latino and joined its commission alongside Emilio Estefan, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar to push for the creation of a museum to memorialize the role of Latinos in the U.S.
By Grace Bastidas | 03/17/2010 - 17:00
Arriba, Arriba! Feliz Dia de San Patricio! What? You didn’t know Ireland and Mexico are practically compadres when it comes to nations? Apparently a group of Irishmen living in the United States dared to fight alongside Mexican troops during the Mexican-American War of 1846–48.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/16/2010 - 15:30
Last Friday, the Texas Board of Education—stacked with socially conservative Republicans by Governor Rick Perry—approved a new social studies curriculum that would essentially rewrite history in favor of a right-leaning political agenda.
After the vote, Mavis B. Knight, a Democrat from Dallas told the NY Times, “The social conservatives have perverted accurate history to fulfill their own agenda.”
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