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.
By Amaris Castillo | 09/21/2011 - 10:30
Mexican singer/actress Thalía presents her baby boy to the world on the latest Hola! magazine cover. The 40-year-old superstar gave birth to Matthew Alejandro Mottola on June 25. “I have never been so crazy in love with a man,” Thalía confessed.
By Amaris Castillo | 09/15/2011 - 14:00
— At this year’s 2011 National Council of La Raza (NCLR) ALMA Awards, Spanish actor Antonio Banderas dedicated his Best Movie Actor award to his nephew, Javier. “Whatever you do in your life – and this goes to you and for every Latino your age in this country – do it with love,” the 51-year-old actor said. The ALMA Awards air tomorrow at 9/8 PM central on NBC.
By Amaris Castillo | 09/06/2011 - 10:00
Paulina Rubio’s new single “Me Gustas Tanto” is out and boy is it catchy! The latest pop song from the 40-year-old Mexican singer has us ready to exchange our office cubicles for the dance floor. Several days ago, the singer took to Twitter to express her joy over the song’s release to her more than two million followers. “Deeply moved with your comments about #MeGustasTanto and happy to finally be able to share it with you!!” she wrote.
By Amaris Castillo | 08/31/2011 - 11:30
To answer the question at hand: yes! Not everyone was as happy about Thalía’s second pregnancy as the Mexicana starlet. A drug company is suing the singer/actress for getting pregnant. The 40-year-old, who gave birth to baby Matthew Alejandro Mottola in June, had apparently signed a contract with the Mexican drug company Genomma Lab International to promote one of their products, but then got pregnant and was unable to fulfill her obligations.
By Amaris Castillo | 08/29/2011 - 13:50
Former president of Mexico Vicente Fox has suggested that perhaps a truce should be formed between the country’s government and drug traffickers to end the ongoing drug war. According to the Associated Press, the 69-year-old announced this during an anti-crime event. “I want to start a public debate on the following ideas,” Fox said, “… call on the violent groups for a truce.”
By Fox News Latino | 08/23/2011 - 15:00
In a series of PBS programs set to broadcast starting in September, Mexico’s balding, 49-year-old president, Felipe Calderón, will go down a sinkhole, up a river (with a paddle) and over the top of a few pyramids in an attempt to boost Mexico's flagging tourism industry.
Calderón is personally trying to change his country's violent reputation by appearing as a sort of adventure tour guide in the programs, which will be broadcast in the United States.
By Amaris Castillo | 08/22/2011 - 16:31
— The wedding between Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries this weekend was nothing short of a star-studded affair. Among the invited guests were Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopez, Demi Lovato, and La La Anthony. Anthony spoke to us last week about her best friend’s
By Amaris Castillo | 08/17/2011 - 11:00
As a child, Susie Jimenez helped her Mexican parents pick fruit. Working alongside her family in the fields helped plant the seed for Jimenez’s long relationship with food, which culminated in a successful culinary career and most recently in her second place finish on The Next Food Network Star. The 31-year-old California native lost to self-appointed “Sandwich King” Jeff Mauro on the show’s finale this past Sunday, but gained a ton of fans along the way.