Latino Teen Prodigy Composes for Latin Music’s Biggest Stars
By Amaris Castillo | 12/14/2011 - 13:00

At only 18, Jesus Manuel Nieves’ resume is incredibly impressive.

That’s because the Puerto Rican composer/producer first dove into the music industry at age 11, and since then has worked with some of Latin music’s biggest stars.


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Gabe Saporta
EXCLUSIVE: Cobra Starship Singer Gabe Saporta Breaks Down His Latino Roots!
By Lee Hernandez | 12/05/2011 - 15:41

His hit song "You Make Me Feel" is one of our favorite songs of the year, so when we found out Cobra Starship frontman Gabe Saporta was Latino—we asked the dreamy singer to break down his Latin roots exclusively for our Latina readers! 

Tell us about your Latin roots!


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New Redistricting Plan Marks Victory for Latinos in Texas
New Redistricting Plan Marks Victory for Latinos in Texas
By Amaris Castillo | 11/28/2011 - 14:00

After an arduous battle surrounding a controversy over the state’s congressional redistricting, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) released a statement recently about a new court-proposed plan that promises Latinos increased electoral opportunity in Texas. According to MALDEF, a new redistricting plan was released by three federal judges in San Antonio that will improve the representation for Latinos in Texas.


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10 Latinas Give Thanks Today
10 Latinas Give Thanks Today
By Amaris Castillo | 11/24/2011 - 10:00

In the spirit of Thanksgiving today, we asked Latina’s readers on our Facebook page to tell us what they’re most thankful for. We all have something in mind. The outpouring of stories was both overwhelming and touching – thanks to those who responded.

While we couldn’t pick everyone’s comment, here's what ten Latinas had to share:


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Crushing On...Gabe Saporta
Crushing On...Gabe Saporta
By Latina Staff | 11/23/2011 - 13:33

This week, you crushed on Gabe Saporta, the lead singer (and lanky hottie) of alternative rock band Cobra Starship. The Uruguayan singer snagged more than 50 percent of votes, beating out Boricua salsero Marc Anthony and Mexican American chef Aarón Sánchez.


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EXCLUSIVE: Daniel from 'Quiero Mis Quinces' Talks Sports
EXCLUSIVE: Daniel from 'Quiero Mis Quinces' On Sports Theme & His Party's Cheerleader 'Damas'
By Amaris Castillo | 11/07/2011 - 16:04

Tonight on MTV Tr3s’ hit show, Quiero Mis Quinces, we meet Daniel – a Mexican American Houston native teen whose decided he wanted a quinces celebration of his own after seeing how much attention his family members received from theirs.

So what was the 15-year-old’s quinces party centered on? Sports. The theme was a no-brainer for Daniel, who is the starting middle linebacker of his high school’s freshman A-Team.


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Latino College Enrollment Skyrockets
A New High for Latinos in College
By Amaris Castillo | 11/03/2011 - 11:00

Great  and hopeful news for Latinos across the country; the numbers of Latinos enrolling in college have spiked to unparalleled levels across California and the U.S!

Pew Center Report: Record Number of Latino Kids in College


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J.Lo Is Bringing Latina Laughs to MTV
Jennifer Lopez Producing New Latina Comedy for MTV
By Amaris Castillo | 11/02/2011 - 13:00

According to The Hollywood Reporter, MTV has ordered a half-hour comedy developed by Boricua superstar Jennifer Lopez.


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Star Tracker: Selena Gomez, Vicente Fernández, Christina Aguilera, and more!
By Amaris Castillo | 11/02/2011 - 12:00

— Even with her crazy schedule, our October cover girl Selena Gomez always squeezes in time to stay looking gorgeous. Just Jared Jr. reports that the part-Mexican teen star got dolled up recently for the STARS 2011 Benefit Gala, which honored Rich Ross, the chairman of the Walt Disney Studios.


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Sofia and Oscar
Sofia Vergara & Oscar De La Hoya Launching Health Website for Latinos
By Amaris Castillo | 11/02/2011 - 10:30

Would you want to get health tips from Sofia Vergara and Oscar De La Hoya? The Colombian actress and Mexican American former pro-boxer have reportedly teamed up to work on launching a health website for Latinos.


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