By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 10/22/2010 - 14:00
Mexico's bloody drug wars have come to this: The new police chief in Pradexis Guadalupe Guerrero, Mexico, in the border state of Chihuahua, is Marisol Valles Garcia, a petite 20-year-old college student who stepped up when no one else would. Here’s what you need to know about this brave chica:
Who She Is: Born and grew up in Ciudad Juarez, which has the highest murder rate in Mexico, so she’s no stranger to violence. She is a fighter: a single mom to a toddler boy and a college student studying criminology.
By Mariela Rosario | 10/22/2010 - 10:40
Marisol Valles Garcia is one brave Latina. The 20-year-old criminology student and mother was hired just this week as the newest police chief of Guadalupe, Mexico—a farming town located just miles away from the border in a region that has been riddled by cartel violence and drug trafficking.
By Mariela Rosario | 10/20/2010 - 10:30
A recent study by the National Center for Health Statistics revealed some interesting data regarding the ethnic breakdown of wireless data users.
Do you still have a landlines or do you rely on your cell phone and other wireless technology for most of your communication and information needs? Take a guess at our poll question below. We'll be back at the end of the day to update with the actual data, but for now, we want to know what you think!
By Stacey Rivera | 10/18/2010 - 09:40
Justice Sonia M. Sotomayor revealed to the The Fordham Law Film Festival Sunday night that the movie 12 Angry Men was key to her pursuing law. “It sold me that I was on the right path,” she told the audience.
The justice answered questions following the movie for an hour and revealed that she was “probably the most disappointed person in the room” because the movie’s director, Sidney Lumet, was unable to attend the screening as planned due to illness.
By Stacey Rivera | 10/13/2010 - 10:28
Last week we reported that Google Instant, that neat thingy that makes suggestions to you while you type in the Google search box, had a list of words that were banned, or that didn’t give you suggested terms, due to fear of giving users links to pornography. The only ethnic group on this banned list was Latina. You were mad and took to facebook to tell us.
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.
By Mariela Rosario | 09/09/2010 - 15:30
Ever since we ran our story about Jersey Shore's self-proclaimed guidettes, Jenny "JWoww" Farley and Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi actually having Hispanic heritage, we've wondered if their ethnicity would ever be discussed on the show.
By Lee Hernandez | 08/20/2010 - 18:00
Today Show anchor, Natalie Morales couldn’t be more excited about hosting the 2010 Miss Universe Pageant at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas on Monday night. The bubbly and sweet host spoke to Latina.com about how she got the gig, why she’s not the least bit nervous about hosting the event, and what makes a woman sexy.
Are you excited to host the Miss Universe contest?
By Lee Hernandez | 08/20/2010 - 11:00
It’s only August, but Wizards of Waverly Place star Selena Gomez already knows what she wants for Christmas.