Cristina Arreola Associate Editor

Cristina Mari Arreola is the Associate Editor at Latina.com, where she manages the site's social media, writes articles, and creates content, with a focus on entertainment, cultural, and lifestyle news. Originally from El Paso, Texas, she earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to New YorkNew York. 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. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @c_arreola.

9 Things To Know About Ted Cruz
8 Things To Know About Ted Cruz

On Monday morning, Ted Cruz announced his candidacy for President of the United States — becoming the first major politician to formally declare their intention of running for the office in 2016. Cruz, a Cuban-American, has served as a Republican Senator from Texas since 2012, and has become a key political player in Washington since his election. 
However, despite his brash speeches, many know little about the 44-year-old politician. Below, learn eight things about the Latino presidential contender: 


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Mexican Mayor Told Women to Watch "Soap Operas, Not the News"
Mexican Mayor Told Women to Watch "Soap Operas, Not the News"

Javier Garfio Pacheco, the mayor of Chihuahua, Mexico, urged a crowd of women to watch soap operas instead of the news during a speech delivered on Sunday — a statement which (obviously) did not go over well with the women of Mexico.

During an event to mark the Day Of The Domestic Worker, Pacheco led a raffle for a plasma-screen TV. He told the women the TV would be perfect for watching telenovelas during breaks from work. 


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University Texas Students Not On My Campus Campaign
University of Texas Launches "Not On My Campus" Campaign Against Sexual Assault

Students at The University Of Texas At Austin have taken to social media to combat sexual assault and violence on campus. In collaboration with the school's sexual assault counseling resources, they've created a student-led organization called Not On My Campus, which hopes to promote a no-nonsense, zero-tolerance approach to sexual assault at UT.


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EXCLUSIVE: Chiquis Rivera Talks Weird Mexican Habits!
WATCH: In The Kitchen With Chiquis Rivera!

One of our favorite MexicanasChiquis Rivera, invited us to her cocina to chat about some of her quirkiest Mexican habits. 

 

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WATCH: Mariah Carey Sings Her Best Hits In Carpool Karaoke
WATCH: Mariah Carey Sings Her Best Hits In Carpool Karaoke

James Corden just debuted The Late Late Show on CBS earlier this week, but he already scored huge guests like Chris Pine, Will FerrellPatricia Arquette and, most recently, the queen diva, Mariah Carey


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Christina Milian Lil Wayne Go Public Romance
Aww! Christina Milian & Lil Wayne Go Public With Their Romance

Finally! Christina Milian and Lil Wayne went public with their romance on Tuesday, confirming rumors that have circulated for months, TMZ reports


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Biracial Miss Japan Criticized For Not Being "Japanese Enough"
Biracial Miss Japan Criticized For Not Being "Japanese Enough"

Ariana Miyamoto may have been born and raised in Japan, but the Miss Universe Japan has been blasted by fellow countrymen for not being or looking "Japanese enough."

Miyamoto, 20, who is half Japanese and half African-American, was born and raised in Nagasaki, although she attended high school in America. She insists that although she may not "look Japanese" on the outside, on the inside, she feels very Japanese. 


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WATCH: Funny Or Die Releases "Ted Cruz Honest Presidential Campaign Ad"
WATCH: Funny Or Die Releases "Ted Cruz Honest Presidential Campaign Ad"

"I believe this is very different from Barack Obama's whole Kenya thing. Because, I have a birth certificate. A birth certificate that very clearly state I was born in Alberta, Canada."


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American Apparel Leaked Casting Call Controversy
American Apparel Leaked Casting Call Controversy

Shocking: American Apparel has found itself embroiled in a new controversy. 

A leaked email from a modeling agency casting for American Apparel calls for "real models" not "Instagram hoes."

"Company is going through a rebranding image so will be shooting models moving forward," said the letter from PhotoGenics casting agency. "Real models. Not Instagram hoes or thots." THOT stands for "that ho over there."


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