Get to Know Luz Rios
EXCLUSIVE: Get to Know Luz Rios
By Amaris Castillo | 11/03/2011 - 16:30

As one of ten children, Luz Rios grew up immersed in music – mariachi in particular. The sounds familiar to the Mexican-born singer would influence her music career tremendously – landing her a hit single titled Aire with legendary singer/songwriter Joan Sebastian and Latin Grammy nods. 


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EXCLUSIVE: Marcela Chef
EXCLUSIVE: Food Network's Marcela Valladolid On Growing Up On the Border
By Amaris Castillo | 10/03/2011 - 08:00

Marcela Valladolid grew up with her feet firmly planted in two worlds—she was raised in Tijuana, Mexico but attended school in San Diego, California. This melding of two cultures would later serve as the seed for the Mexican American chef’s culinary career. At 18, Valladolid was an architecture student but after working as an assistant at her aunt’s culinary school in Mexico, she dropped out to pursue her dream.


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Latina Selected as One of CNN’s Top 10 Heroes
By Amaris Castillo | 09/23/2011 - 09:00

One of CNN’s Top 10 Heroes for 2011 is Latina. Mexican psychologist Elena Durón Miranda was recently selected for her work with poverty-stricken children in Argentina. The CNN Hero initiative spotlights those striving to spur change in the world. A decade ago, Durón Miranda traveled to Argentina to research communities wrought with poverty. What she found were children collecting food and various items from a trash dump.


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