Cristina Arreola Associate Editor

Cristina Mari Arreola is the Associate Editor. Originally from El Paso, Texas, she earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to New York City. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or frantically reading a novel from her (extremely lengthy) reading list. See what she's reading now on Goodreads, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

These Celebs Just Penned A Powerful Open Letter To Latino Community About The Republican Party
These Celebs Just Penned A Powerful Letter About The GOP Presidential Candidates

"There’s no coming back from this. We’ve seen clearly that all the leading Republican candidates have sided with the far-right at the expense of the Latino community. They’re capitalizing on negative stereotypes and inaccurate information about our community in order to win votes from the GOP base."


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ICE Agents Are Now Banned From Los Angeles' Public Schools
ICE Agents Are Now Banned From Los Angeles' Public Schools

Immigration agents will no longer be allowed onto campuses of the Los Angeles Unified School District, the school board decided in an unanimous vote on Tuesday.

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El Chapo Would Plead Guilty — With One Condition, Lawyer Says
El Chapo Would Plead Guilty — With One Condition, Lawyer Says

Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, the recaptured drug lord would be willing to plead guilty to drug trafficking charges in the United States, so long as he doesn't do time in a maximum-security prison.

MORE: Was It Unconstitutional For Mexico To Leak El Chapo's Texts?


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The Most Racist, Xenophobic, Transphobic & Islamophobic Things Said During The 2016 Election — So Far
The Most Racist, Xenophobic, Transphobic & Islamophobic Things Said During The 2016 Election — So Far

The 2016 presidential campaign has been a flurry of fear-mongoering, insults and bigotry. Candidates have bashed immigrants, women, the LGBTQ community, Muslims and more — and we're just getting started. Ahead, read the most racist, xenophobic, transphobic and Islamaphobic things said during this campaign season — so far:

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Mexicos 43 Missing Survey Challenges Official Report
43 Missing Students: Forensic Scientists Challenge Official Version Of Events

A group of forensic scientists from Argentina have challenged the government's account about what happened to the 43 Mexican students who disappeared from Iguala, Guerrero in September 2014, BBC reports.

MORE: 6 Things Happening In Mexico More Important Than El Chapo


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#WorkoutWednesdays: Jackie Cruz's Flat Abs Trick Is Easy Enough To Do At Home
#WorkoutWednesdays: Jackie Cruz's Flat Abs Trick Is Easy Enough To Do At Home

This #WorkoutWednesday, learn how to get flat abs using nothing but a mat and a towel.


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Charlie Sheen Slams HIV Doctor
Charlie Sheen Slams Doctor Who Tried To Treat Him With The Milk Of Arthritic Goats

Charlie Sheen revisited Dr. Oz this week to discuss his experience with "alternative" medicine in Mexico. The actor, who revealed his HIV-positive status last year, traveled across the border to be treated by a "professional" named Dr. Sam Chachoua, who does not have license to work in the United States.

MORE: Charlie Sheen Went To Mexico To Seek Alternative HIV Treatment


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Kate del Castillo Proceeds El Chapo Film
Kate del Castillo Will Proceed With Production Of Her El Chapo Film

Kate del Castillo may be wanted for questioning by Mexican authorities, but she still has plans to proceed with the production of a biographical film about the life of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán

MORE: Kate del Castillo Sought In Mexico For Questioning About El Chapo


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New Study Draws Terrifying Link Between Concussions & Suicide
New Study Draws Terrifying Link Between Concussions & Suicide

A new study suggests that people who have suffered concussions could be three times more likely to attempt suicide

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The research, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, shows that even mild concussions sustained in ordinary activities could lead to a three-fold increase in suicide risk.


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Nathalie Huerta First LGBT Gym
Inspiring Latina: Meet Nathalie Huerta, the Founder of the Nation's First LGBTQ Gym

This story originally appeared in the March 2016 issue of Latina magazine

Queer Latina Nathalie Huerta hated the typical gym experience. So she channeled her frustration into action and created The Perfect Sidekickthe nation's first LGBTQ gym. 


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