Laura Elizabeth Hernandez

Paula Garces baby shower
Exclusive: 'Devious Maids' Star Paula Garces Shares Her Top 5 Baby Shower Tips!

Paula Garces is one excited mami-to-be. As the Devious Maids star gets ready to welcome her second child to the world, she celebrated with friends and family at the Harbor Club at Prime in Huntington, New York. The beautiful shower was arranged by party planner Michael Russo, who handled all the details. Read below to find out how to throw the very best baby shower, Latina style!

Tip 1: It's all about comfort!


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Commentary: My Date From GOP Hell
Commentary: My Date From GOP Hell

I don’t usually date conservative men—I can’t say that I have come across that many of them as the daughter of a theater actress. But when I got a message from a cute guy on a dating site complimenting my personality and my witty status updates—I decided to take a chance, despite the words “right wing,” “strong opinions” and “Lou Dobbs” being in his bio. Though he seemed a little square from my usual (tucked-in button down shirt in pictures, stiffly worded messages), he seemed different from anyone I had dated, and hey, sometimes opposites attract.


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Eva Longoria
30 Latino Stars You Never Knew Went To College!

With so many celebrity magazines in the world and so many entertainment shows, there’s not much we don’t know about our favorite celebrities. But one thing most people don’t know is where their favorite celebs went to la universidad! Find out where your favorite Latino celebs went to college.


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Commentary: A Life Without Panties - Why I'm With Eva Longoria
Commentary: A Life Without Panties - Why I'm With Eva Longoria

I need a lot of things in my life. I need my cell phone, internet connection, several cups of coffee a day, love, friendship, laughter, money and a job. But one thing I definitely don’t need? Panties.

I came to this realization about two years ago after spending thousands of dollars on a lifetime of panties. I had pink ones, blue ones, black ones, naughty ones, mommy ones, long ones, and even once, a candy shaped as one.  (Hey, it was a Valentine’s Day gift!)


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Rita Ferro
Inspiring Latina of the Week: Rita Ferro, Executive VP of Disney Media Sales & Marketing

Disney is a magical place where dreams come true. So it comes as no surprise that Rita Ferro was able to make all her dreams come true, by working for Disney. By age 44, she has already earned the title of Executive Vice President of Disney Media Sales and Marketing. The Cuban-American native of Coral Gables, Florida has also worked for ESPN international, MTV Networks in Latin America and Blue Pearl Entertainment before making magic happen at Disney.


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America Ferrera
30 Latino Stars You Never Knew Went To College!

With so many celebrity magazines in the world and so many entertainment shows, there’s not much we don’t know about our favorite celebrities. But one thing most people don’t know is where their favorite celebs went to la universidad! Find out where your favorite Latino celebs went to college.


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Mexico Women Forced to Have Sex with 25 Men a Day
Mexican Women Forced to Have Sex with 25 Men a Day

A criminal complaint revealed that Mexican women were forced to have sex with 25 farm workers a day in rural New Jersey at a rate of $30 for fifteen minutes. The report also states that 13 people have been charged with smuggling women into the US and forcing them to have sex.


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New Report Shows Recession
New Report Shows Recession Amplified Wealth Gap Between Whites and Hispanics, Blacks

Think all Americans have been equally affected by the Recession? Think again...

A new report by the Urban Institute reveals that Americans are not all equally affected by the recession and that Blacks and Hispanics have been hit harder than whites.


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Family Picnic in the Park
Earth Day 2013: For Latinos, It’s Our Nature To Care About El Planeta!

Every day is Earth Day for Latinos. Caring and tending to the earth and our community is the only way of life for us. It goes deeper than any talk of CFC’s, holes in the Ozone Layer and climate change (even though we can agree that all of those things are important).


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Mexican Barbie with Chihuahua and Passport
Mexican Barbie: She Still Looks Nothing Like You

Judging from Latinos’ outrage that Mattel’s latest Hispanic doll, Mexico Barbie, is offensive, I may stand alone when I say that being excluded from the Barbie collection, period, would not have been a bad thing.

Barbie has always been a doll that promotes stereotypes and an unrealistic ideal of beauty (not to mention that they are the dullest people at the party. Growing up, I used to borrow my brother’s Ninja Turtles just to liven up my playtime with Ken and Barbie and their insipid pink convertible).


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