By Mariela Rosario | 01/26/2011 - 12:34 | 6 Comments
At Tucson High Magnet School, almost all of teacher Curtis Acosta's students are Mexican-American. But Tom Horne, Arizona's newly elected attorney general (and former superintendent) says Acosta's Latino Literature class is "propagandizing and brainwashing." So, Horne declared the program in violation of a new state law that went into...
By Mariela Rosario | 01/18/2011 - 12:30 | 0 Comments
Mexican womens rights activist Susana Chavez tirelessly fought to bring attention to the decade's long murder of women occurring in Ciudad Juarez. She was an active member of May Our Daughters Return Home, a local group...
By Grace Bastidas | 01/10/2011 - 08:00 | 0 Comments
When Mexican singer-songwriter Ximena Sariñana made her Spanish-language debut in 2008 with the album Mediocre, critics went mad over the 25-year-old, gushing about her gorgeous vocals and thoughtful lyrics in one jazzy song after another. To top it all off, she received both Grammy and Latin Grammy nominations—no small feat for a first album....
By Mariela Rosario | 12/08/2010 - 17:45 | 0 Comments
A 14-year-old boy was recently arrested and charged with murder while trying to cross the border from Mexico to San Diego. Authorities are claiming the young teen, named Edgar Jimenez, aka "El Ponchis," has been working as a hitman for the Pacifico Sur drug cartel based out of Cuernavaca, Mexico.
He reportedly worked alongside his 16-year-old sister...
By Lee Hernandez | 12/07/2010 - 14:15 | 0 Comments
Over the weekend, Ricky Martin performed his new hit single, Lo Mejor de mi Vida Eres Tu, at a charity event at Mexico's National Auditorium, to raise money for children with disabilities, but the singer had an unexpected run-in with someone from his past.
Ricky's dressing room was right next to his ex-girlfriend Rebecca de...
By Mariela Rosario | 11/18/2010 - 14:00 | 3 Comments
The women who gathered in front of the White House and went on a hunger strike to protest the lack of funding and resources provided to border towns in the U.S. have decided to bring their effort to an end after 10 days of deprivation.
The strike, which began on November 8, ended yesterday with a press conference held at noon, right before the women took their first...
By Mariela Rosario | 11/15/2010 - 09:49 | 8 Comments
Kahlua recently released their latest commercial in their Kahlua Delicioso campaign and it stars Ana de la Reguera hamming it up for the camera.
The commercial begins with de la Reguera saying, "In Mexico we speak Spanish mostly because it is the language that we speak, but also because it makes everything sound more...intriguing."...
By Mariela Rosario | 11/10/2010 - 16:00 | 0 Comments
A group of ten Mexican American women have begun a hunger strike in front of the White House to protest the poverty and violence that has plagued the U.S./Mexico border for years.
Their goal is to increase federal funding for border towns. Cindy Arnolds, the organizer of the hunger strike, told...
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