Mexican Teen Fakes Kidnapping, Planned to Use Money for Vaca
Weird News of the Day: Mexican Teen Fakes Kidnapping, Planned to Use Money for Vaca
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/22/2013 - 16:40

It's crazy to think a teenager would actually fake their own kidnapping in order to nab a lot of cash from their parents, but it's true.

According to ABC News, 19-year-old Mexican Arely Soto faked her own kidnapping so that she could get money to go on vacations with her ex-boyfriend and four other friends.

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Zetas Leader Moved to Maximum Security Prison
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/22/2013 - 15:17

The leader of the Mexican drug cartel Los Zetas, Miguel Angel Treviño Morales, has been transported to a maximum-security prison in central Mexico.

According to Fox News Latino, Morales was captured in northern Mexico on Monday and was transferred by navy helicopter at around 1:00 p.m. on Friday.

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Vicente Fox
Former Mexican President Launches Global Partnership with Pot Advocates
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/10/2013 - 16:51

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox has found a way to fight back against the global war on drugs and the Obama administration's war on marijuana.

According to The Huffington Post, Fox met with cannabis advocates in San Francisco on Monday to announce the formation of an international partnership dedicated to decriminalizing and regulating pot. He has become one of the most prominent voices behind marijuana legalization.

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Meet Alonso Mateo, Instagram’s Most Stylish Kid!
By Samantha Leal | 06/27/2013 - 11:18

Alonso Mateo may be only 5-years-old, but he’s got the style of a fully grown man (an impeccably dressed one, we might add). Opting for tailor-made suits, pocket squares, untucked and rolled sleeve shirts, camo and more, this niño has become a viral Instagram star – with five fan accounts to boot.

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Luis Roberto Ramirez Alvarez
Mexican Child Prodigy to Study at Harvard? Harvard Says "No Record" Exists
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/20/2013 - 15:45

An 11-year-old Mexican child prodigy named Luis Roberto Ramirez Alvarez made headlines after he said he publicly announced he would be attending Harvard University in the fall.

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California Classmates of Mexican Boy Launch Campaign For His Return to U.S.
California Classmates of Mexican Boy Launch Campaign For His Return to U.S.
By Fox News Latino | 06/13/2013 - 11:05

The classmates of a 9-year-old Mexican boy who, along with his family, was denied re-entry to the United States earlier this year have launched a campaign urging the U.S. government to let him come back.

The students of Rodrigo Guzman’s fourth grade class at Jefferson Elementary School in Berkeley, Calif. say that their friend belongs in the United States, not in a country that he left when he was younger than 2 years old.

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Emilia McCarthy Hemlock Grove
Up-and-Coming Latina Actress Emilia McCarthy Talks New Netflix Series ‘Hemlock Grove’
By Samantha Leal | 04/18/2013 - 11:05

Netflix is banking on its success of House of Cards with the new release of the thriller show Hemlock Grove. The series debuts Friday April 19 and, in true Netflix fashion, releases season one all at once.  Centering on a town searching for a killer (or a killer beast) after a brutal murder of a young girl, Mexican beauty Emilia McCarthy plays Alyssa Sworn, one of the daughters of the sheriff. Check out what she had to say about the series, Gael Garcia Bernal, and what happens when she tells others she’s Latina.

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Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson Choose Mexican While in London
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson Choose Mexican While in London
By Kamren Curiel | 01/08/2013 - 13:24

First of all, we're so happy Mexican food made by actual Mexicans has found its way into London. Second, how cute that newly reunited couple Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson chose Mestizo Restaurant & Tequila Bar to spend quality time with friends while in London?

The Breaking Dawn duo, who stopped by the Mexican restaurant on Friday dressed down, were even nice enough to snap some photos with restaurant employees, which of couse ended up on Facebook.

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A Growing Number of Mexicans in the U.S. Don't Speak Spanish... Or English
Say What?! Growing Number of U.S. Mexicans Don’t Speak Spanish
By Samantha Leal | 11/29/2012 - 12:58

Many Mexican immigrants migrating to the United States are assumed to speak Spanish, but that assumption is wrong, reports NBC Latino. Many immigrants come to the U.S. speaking indigenous languages, and a workshop by The City University of New York's Institute of Mexican Studies is hoping to shed light on the diversity of languages spoken by Mexican communities in the United States.

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