By Amaris Castillo | 09/23/2011 - 09:00
One of CNN’s Top 10 Heroes for 2011 is Latina. Mexican psychologist Elena Durón Miranda was recently selected for her work with poverty-stricken children in Argentina. The CNN Hero initiative spotlights those striving to spur change in the world. A decade ago, Durón Miranda traveled to Argentina to research communities wrought with poverty. What she found were children collecting food and various items from a trash dump.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 09/21/2011 - 09:00
We just may be! America is getting browner and browner—not only population-wise, but also culturally and politically. But with great power comes great responsibility, as the saying goes, and Latinos have taken that on as well. Take a look at the evidence below of how Latinos are taking on bigger and more influential roles on the American stage.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 09/01/2011 - 15:00
California is one step closer to making the DREAM Act a reality. The State Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would allow undocumented students to apply for financial aid and scholarships from the state.
By Amaris Castillo | 08/25/2011 - 14:30
There’s a new youth movement going on in Chile—and 23-year-old Camila Vallejo is at the head of it all! Vallejo, the current leader of the University of Chile’s student union, is behind protests that started in early June by young people upset about the quality of education in the South American country.
By Amaris Castillo | 08/18/2011 - 08:30
The desire to be bilingual has motivated some Latino college students to move to Puerto Rico. La Universidad del Sagrado Corazón (Sacred Heart University) in Puerto Rico has seen an increase in its enrollment mainland U.S. Hispanics seeking to brush up on their language skills.
By Amaris Castillo | 08/02/2011 - 11:15
In a press conference yesterday in Miami, Colombian singer, songwriter and philanthropist Shakira announced that her Fundación Pies Descalzos and FC Barcelona (her boyfriend Gerard Pique’s soccer team) have signed on agreement to build two sports complexes—one in Miami and one in Cartagena, Colombia—for local youth.
By Adriana Rivera | 07/15/2011 - 11:30
When Shakira and Gerard Pique arrive in Miami, you know the party has only begun!
This week, the Colombian singer and Spanish soccer player went out on the town, starting at Zuma Miami at midnight for a (super) late dinner with some friends and followed by some steamy dancing at Mokai. Pique even reportedly let loose and sprayed Moet Rose on the dancing crowd.
By Amaris Castillo | 06/08/2011 - 17:15
The Supreme Court rejected an appeal earlier this week that challenged California’s policy of granting reduced, in-state college tuition to graduates of its high school who are illegal immigrants, The Los Angeles Times reports. According to the newspaper, lawyers for the conservative anti-immigration group that pushed the appeal argued that “preferential treatment” for illegal immigrants violated federal law. They pointed
By Latina Staff | 06/03/2011 - 15:05
Most celebrities are known for their beauty, sense of fashion, taste in men or sometimes even (gasp!) their raw talent. But rarely are they ever admired for their brains.
So, in the spirit of all the recent inspirational commencement speeches we’ve heard, we decided to tip a hat to the Latina celebs who have stuck to their guns and pursued degrees in higher education. Here’s to setting an example with your actions chicas!
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 05/12/2011 - 12:09
Chicago Rep. Luis Gutierrez may be happy to see the DREAM Act back before Congress but he says President Obama is still not doing enough to help undocumented students stay in the country—though he has the power to do so.