LATINA VIEW: We Sent an Election Day Message, but Will Politicians Hear Us?
LATINA VIEW: We Sent an Election Day Message, but Will Politicians Hear Us?
By Galina Espinoza | 11/09/2010 - 12:00

It has been a week since the polls closed on this year’s mid-term elections, and during that time pundits have talked about everything from the amount of money spent collectively on federal campaigns (nearly $4 billion, a record), to the number of political ads that aired on TV (more than 1.4 million in October, an all-time high), to, oh right, what the results might mean for America (in a nutshell: we voted for “change,” whatever that means).


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EXCLUSIVE: Behind the Scenes with Eva Mendes at her LATINA Cover Shoot
By Mariela Rosario | 11/08/2010 - 13:34

Eva Mendes is about as cool and down to earth as celebrities come. From walking her huge Belgian Malinois, Hugo, to keeping an At-a-Glance calendar (yes, the kind that you actually use a pen and paper for) it's clear that the actress keeps her head out the clouds.

Check out how effortlessly gorgeous Eva is in our behind-the-scenes video of the actress as she preps and poses for our December/January cover shoot:


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Latina Suicide Watch
The Alarming Rise of Suicide Among Latina Teens
By Mariela Rosario | 11/08/2010 - 12:28

Demi Lovato should be comforted by the fact that she is not the only teenage Latina to struggle with emotional issues. Unfortunately, as we reported in Sound the Alarm, written by Christina Hernandez for the March 2010 issue, suicide is an increasingly alarming trend among young Latinas.

One in seven Latina teenagers will attempt suicide. More Latina high school students will attempt suicide than black non-Hispanic (9.9 percent) and white non-Hispanic (7.7 percent) teen girls, reports the CDC.


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Dec/Jan Cover
LATINA's Cover Girl Eva Mendes on Having Kids and Being a Rebel
By Mariela Rosario | 11/08/2010 - 08:00

Eva Mendes graces the December/January cover of Latina magazine and the Cuban actress let us in on the childhood inspiration behind the home decor collection she launched with longtime boyfriend George Augusto, (called Vida and sold exclusively at Macy's), and why she has no desire to build an empire.

"I don't have an attraction to world domination," Mendes concedes. "No Martha Stewart aspirations for me."


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WATCH: LATINA's November Cover Girl Eva Longoria Parker on 'Lopez Tonight'
WATCH: LATINA's November Cover Girl Eva Longoria Parker on 'Lopez Tonight'
By Mariela Rosario | 10/20/2010 - 12:04

LATINA's November cover girl Eva Longoria Parker will be visiting her longtime friend George Lopez's late night talk show this evening.


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Latina Book Club: Q & A with Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
LATINA Book Club: Q & A with Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
By Janel Martinez | 10/20/2010 - 10:30

Bestselling author Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez is back and bearing an extra special gift for readers just in time for the holiday season. Her seventh novel, The Three Kings (on sale Nov. 9th), is a romantic comedy following successful interior designer, Christy de la Cruz, as she reenters the dating scene after a divorce. She becomes involved with not one, not two, but three guys. Get a sneak-peak of the novel in the November issue of Latina!


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Latina View: UPDATE Maybe Politicians Can Count on Your Vote?
Latina View: UPDATE Maybe Politicians Can Count on Your Vote?
By Galina Espinoza | 10/19/2010 - 14:27

When I wrote last week about registered Latino voters feeling apathetic about politics—so much so that many are saying they will not vote in the midterm elections next month—I received so


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$60 Million Awarded to Schools with Large Hispanic Populations
$60 Million Awarded to Schools with Large Hispanic Populations
By Mariela Rosario | 10/04/2010 - 10:30

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently announced 99 new grants totaling $60.1 million awarded to colleges that enroll a high percentage of Latino students. "We can meet President Obama's goal of having the highest college graduation rate in the world by 2020 only if we dramatically boost college completion rates among students of all races, ethnicities and income levels," Duncan said.


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Obama Fails the Education Test... By Ignoring Latinos
Latina View: Obama Fails the Education Test... By Ignoring Latinos
By Galina Espinoza | 10/01/2010 - 10:04

All I kept thinking this week every time I heard the phrase “Education Nation” bandied about was: What nation are they talking about?


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When Having Curves Gets Complicated
Latina View: When Having Curves Gets Complicated
By Galina Espinoza | 09/29/2010 - 18:36

Is there a problem with the way Latinas dress? That’s certainly the impression one gets after a slew of recent stories about men literally driven to distraction by the outfit choices of Hispanic women.


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