By Latina Staff | 02/25/2014 - 12:30
Sigh. Will they ever learn?
Even after a Penn State sorority was shut down because of a photo they posted in which they dressed up in sombreros and mustaches to resemble Mexicans, a sorority at Columbia still doesn't seem to realize just how offensive these types of photos can be.
By Samantha Leal | 02/20/2014 - 09:31
Well, that escalated quickly. The Mexican state of Sonora has put a ban on 61 names for children, reports the Associated Press. Two of the names? Facebook and Circumcision. But here's the crazy part: since state officials can only ban names that have been found in official registries, it means that somewhere out there there's at least one child named Facebook, and one child named Circumcision.
By Cristina Arreola | 02/05/2014 - 11:49
A shipwrecked sailor washed ashore on the Marshall Islands after spending over a year adrift in the Pacific Ocean.
By Cristina Arreola | 12/10/2013 - 09:30
Puerto Rican reggaeton sensation Yandel, of Wisin y Yandel, was hospitalized after a freak accident in Mexico last week.
The Boricua, who serves as a judge on La Voz Mexico, was involved in a four-wheeler accident in Valle de Bravo, Mexico while shooting scenes for the reality singing competition.
By Cristina Arreola | 12/03/2013 - 14:28
Warning: Don’t read this if you like to sleep at night.
Mexican priests are reportedly overworked and exhausted thanks to a surge in exorcisms and demon activity in the country. According to BBC News, some priests are unable to take new cases, because they are expelling as many as one demon per day.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 11/25/2013 - 09:43
After three decades of separation, Kathy Amaya and her son David Amaya have reunited!
David, now 37, was abducted by his father and taken to live in Mexico when he was a toddler, reports NBC Latino. His mother, who lives in Wisconsin, spent years searching for him.
So touching! Watch their reunion in San Diego below
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 11/20/2013 - 09:37
They call them las hieleras ("the freezers") -- unbearably cold cells at stations along the United States-Mexico border used to hold immigrants who have been caught border crossing.
For a countless amount of days, immigrants are held in rooms where the temperatures are kept so low, that many men, women and children have wound up developing illnesses and suffering from a lack of sleep.
By Cristina Arreola | 11/19/2013 - 09:48
Disneyland is adding some Latino flair to their Christmas celebrations this year.
According to Fox News Latino, Disney ¡Viva Navidad! will be taking over Paradise Gardens in Disney California Adventure with a daily celebration inspired by Latino culture.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 11/04/2013 - 10:12
In 2011, a businessman by the name of Carlos Gutiérrez fell victim to a vicious attack by drug cartels in the Mexican state of Chihuahua.
For months Gutiérrez, who lived in the northern state with his wife and two children, was being extorted by the Juárez cartel for up to $10,000 a month. He made the payments continuously, but eventually could not keep up with the high demands of the cartel members.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 10/25/2013 - 14:30
A recent Gallup poll revealed that for the first time, Americans are in suppport of legalizing marijuana in the United States. Over the past several years, countries throughout Latin America have passed laws in favor of the cannabis plant. Take a look: