Luis Angulo hugs his daughter at the San Diego border gate
San Diego Border Gate Opens & Mexican Immigrant Hugs Daughter For First Time
By Samantha Leal | 05/01/2013 - 10:39

The San Diego border opened this weekend, briefly, to Mexico, and the scene was an emotional one for many. After officials opened the gate in Friendship Park, a small park along the border, family members got to see and touch their loved ones they hadn't touched in many years. One of these loved ones was Luis Angulo, who lives in the U.S. on a temporary visa. He was able to hug his 5-year-old daughter, Jimena, for the first time ever. 


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Mexican Barbie with Chihuahua and Passport
Sound Off: 15 Reactions To Mexican Barbie
By Latina Staff | 04/12/2013 - 15:50

The internet has been buzzing about the "Dolls of the World" Mexican Barbie, that comes with a chihuahua and passport. While many pointed out that all of the dolls come with a passport, others expressed their disappointment of the stereotypical depiction of a Mexican.


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Rio Grande River
Couple Marries in Rio Grande River Border to Avoid Immigration Issues
By Sugey Palomares | 04/12/2013 - 09:56

Talk about romance! A couple got hitched on their very own love boat, a Zodiac raft, which traveled from the Rio Grande river border to the U.S. in order to avoid immigration issues, reports the AFP. Ruben Alfonso Fierro, 27, a Mexican citizen, left the U.S. temporary, but was not allowed back into the country due to his undocumented status.


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Stereotypical Mexican Barbie Comes With Chihuahua
Stereotypical Mexican Barbie Comes With Chihuahua & Passport
By Samantha Leal | 04/11/2013 - 09:13

Mattel has found itself in some hot water now that a Mexican Barbie doll has hit shelves -- complete with a pink, ruffled dress, chihuahua and passport. Part of the "Dolls of the World" collection that was launched in 1980, the collection is now making a comeback with a new line of dolls. And while all the dolls carry passports and country stickers, it's the Mexican doll that has caused a stir.


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Ana de la Reguera helps with the Mexican Red Cross
Happy Birthday, Ana de la Reguera! 8 Ways She Gives Back to the Latino Community
By Tom Castaneda | 04/08/2013 - 09:12

Since portraying Sister Encarnación in 2006’s Jack Black-starrer Nacho Libre, Ana de la Reguera has been making her mark in Hollywood, as well as maintaining her superstar status in Latin America. But the Mexican actress, who just happens to be turning 36 today (April 8), hasn’t forgotten her roots. When she isn’t acting or modeling, de la Reguera spends her time with charitable projects. Here’s a look at her philanthropic efforts.


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Undocumented Immigrants Feeling the Tougher Border Controls
By Sugey Palomares | 03/20/2013 - 14:36

Over the last few years, the magnitude of border patrol forces has increased dramatically due to new barriers and tougher policing.


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9-Year-Old Girl Gives Birth To Healthy Baby Girl In Mexico
9-Year-Old Girl Gives Birth To Baby Girl In Mexico, 17-Year-Old Dad on the Run
By Kamren Curiel | 02/07/2013 - 11:48

Sad, but supposedly true. A 9-year-old girl named Dafne reportedly gave birth to a healthy 5.7 pound baby girl by cesarean section on Jan. 27 at Zoquipan Hospital in Jalisco, Mexico. The girl was only 8 years old when she became pregnant.

The father of the child is 17 and apparently on the run. Dafne said they were dating and when he asked her to move in with him, she refused. State authorities are searching for the father of the child to get his own account of their relationship. He may be criminally charged for having sex with a minor.


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Latina Readers: What We Loved Most About Jenni Rivera
Jenni Rivera's Mansion Will Go Up for Sale?
By Sugey Palomares | 02/01/2013 - 12:27

Jenni Rivera’s beautiful mansion in Encino, California may go on the market soon, despite the regional Mexican singer’s wishes. According to TV y Novelas, La Diva de la Banda’s sister, Rosie, who was left in charge of her estate and assets, wants to sell the house because it’s too expensive to upkeep.


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Coachella 2013: Tickets Sold Out in Minutes, Mexican Group 3BallMTY to Headline
By Fox News Latino | 01/31/2013 - 10:53

Music is in the air as the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is back!

Tickets for the popular music festival reportedly were wiped out in a matter of 15 minutes as enthusiastic fans purchased their passes for the first weekend, where Mexican Tribal-Guarachero/Latin House group will be headlining.  

Read the full story at Fox News Latino.


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Mexican ‘Corrido’ Music Becomes Anthem for Drug Traffickers, Film Shows
By Fox News Latino | 01/29/2013 - 12:36

If you’ve heard the song "La Cucaracha," you’ve heard a corrido before. Corridos are traditional Mexican folk ballads often played by ‘banda’ groups outfitted with tubas, trumpets, accordions and guitars.  

These days, a new blend of this type of music is being popularized by many norteño groups who sing about and glamorize drug traffickers in Mexico’s bloody drug war. This new genre – known as the ‘Movimiento Alterado’ (or Altered Movement) – is now called narco corridos.


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