70 Reasons To Love Being Latina in 2011!
70 Reasons To Love Being Latina in 2011!
By Latina Staff | 11/24/2011 - 13:21

It's Thanksgiving so we figured it was the perfect time to take a look back at the moments and people in 2011 that made us the most proud and thankful to be a part of the beautiful, diverse and brilliant community of Latinos in the United States. Click through our special flip book presentation online and then download it to share with your family & friends!


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10 Latinas Give Thanks Today
10 Latinas Give Thanks Today
By Amaris Castillo | 11/24/2011 - 10:00

In the spirit of Thanksgiving today, we asked Latina’s readers on our Facebook page to tell us what they’re most thankful for. We all have something in mind. The outpouring of stories was both overwhelming and touching – thanks to those who responded.

While we couldn’t pick everyone’s comment, here's what ten Latinas had to share:


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Latino College Enrollment Skyrockets
A New High for Latinos in College
By Amaris Castillo | 11/03/2011 - 11:00

Great  and hopeful news for Latinos across the country; the numbers of Latinos enrolling in college have spiked to unparalleled levels across California and the U.S!

Pew Center Report: Record Number of Latino Kids in College


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J.Lo Is Bringing Latina Laughs to MTV
Jennifer Lopez Producing New Latina Comedy for MTV
By Amaris Castillo | 11/02/2011 - 13:00

According to The Hollywood Reporter, MTV has ordered a half-hour comedy developed by Boricua superstar Jennifer Lopez.


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Star Tracker: Selena Gomez, Vicente Fernández, Christina Aguilera, and more!
By Amaris Castillo | 11/02/2011 - 12:00

— Even with her crazy schedule, our October cover girl Selena Gomez always squeezes in time to stay looking gorgeous. Just Jared Jr. reports that the part-Mexican teen star got dolled up recently for the STARS 2011 Benefit Gala, which honored Rich Ross, the chairman of the Walt Disney Studios.


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Sofia and Oscar
Sofia Vergara & Oscar De La Hoya Launching Health Website for Latinos
By Amaris Castillo | 11/02/2011 - 10:30

Would you want to get health tips from Sofia Vergara and Oscar De La Hoya? The Colombian actress and Mexican American former pro-boxer have reportedly teamed up to work on launching a health website for Latinos.


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EXCLUSIVE: 'The War We Are Living' - An Afro-Colombian Story
EXCLUSIVE: 'The War We Are Living' An Afro-Colombian Story
By Amaris Castillo | 11/01/2011 - 13:30

In Colombia’s Pacific southwest region, gold is abundant. So much so that it has helped sustain the livelihoods of the region’s Afro-Colombians for generations. But now, gold has become the center of friction between local people and militias in the area. The tension has been captured in a new PBS special called The War We Are Living, premiering tonight on PBS at 10 p.m. ET.


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Hayley Orrantia
EXCLUSIVE: Hayley Orrantia: “It Would Be So Great To Be Called The First Latina to Win 'X-Factor'"
By Lee Hernandez | 11/01/2011 - 11:15

There’s only one Latina on Simon Cowell’s new show, The X-Factor—but Hayley Orrantia (AKA Hayley O), says that’s all we need. The part-Mexican singer, who was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and is a member of the girl group Lakoda Rayne—says she wants to win the whole enchilada for Latinos!

We’re so excited to have a Latina on The X-Factor! Tell us about your Latin roots.


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7 Latinas Share Their Halloween Costumes
7 Latinas Share Their Halloween Costumes
By Amaris Castillo | 10/31/2011 - 15:39

Happy Halloween!

Most of us are at work right now, but after work, a few of us will slip out of our work clothes and into a superhero costume, or transform into a “devilish” angel, or dress as a pirate... you get the idea. 


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EXCLUSIVE: 'Quiero Mis Quinces' Alexis
EXCLUSIVE: Alissa from ‘Quiero Mis Quinces’ On Her Party's Sci-fi Theme
By Amaris Castillo | 10/31/2011 - 13:30

Tonight on MTV Tr3s’ hit show, Quiero Mis Quinces, we meet Alissa – a Mexican American teen whose quinces was postponed after she was diagnosed with a lung infection. Fast-forward one year, and the now 16-year-old Alissa was able to have a quinces with a theme that was literally out of this world. The Californian high school junior had a vintage meets sci-fi party, complete with four wardrobe changes. Her biggest challenge was finding the perfect limo – never easy.


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