By Laura Elizabeth Hernandez | 05/02/2013 - 17:54
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.
By Sugey Palomares | 05/02/2013 - 15:42
President Barack Obama is currently in Mexico for a highly publicized meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. According to NPR, talks about immigration, drug violence, and economic trade are on Obama’s agenda. This is the President’s first trip to Latin America since winning his re-election and his fourth trip to Mexico since his Presidency.
By Samantha Leal | 05/01/2013 - 10:39
The San Diego border opened this weekend, briefly, to Mexico, and the scene was an emotional one for many. After officials opened the gate in Friendship Park, a small park along the border, family members got to see and touch their loved ones they hadn't touched in many years. One of these loved ones was Luis Angulo, who lives in the U.S. on a temporary visa. He was able to hug his 5-year-old daughter, Jimena, for the first time ever.
By Latina Staff | 04/12/2013 - 15:50
The internet has been buzzing about the "Dolls of the World" Mexican Barbie, that comes with a chihuahua and passport. While many pointed out that all of the dolls come with a passport, others expressed their disappointment of the stereotypical depiction of a Mexican.
By Sugey Palomares | 04/12/2013 - 09:56
Talk about romance! A couple got hitched on their very own love boat, a Zodiac raft, which traveled from the Rio Grande river border to the U.S. in order to avoid immigration issues, reports the AFP. Ruben Alfonso Fierro, 27, a Mexican citizen, left the U.S. temporary, but was not allowed back into the country due to his undocumented status.
By Samantha Leal | 04/11/2013 - 09:13
Mattel has found itself in some hot water now that a Mexican Barbie doll has hit shelves -- complete with a pink, ruffled dress, chihuahua and passport. Part of the "Dolls of the World" collection that was launched in 1980, the collection is now making a comeback with a new line of dolls. And while all the dolls carry passports and country stickers, it's the Mexican doll that has caused a stir.
By Tom Castaneda | 04/08/2013 - 09:12
Since portraying Sister Encarnación in 2006’s Jack Black-starrer Nacho Libre, Ana de la Reguera has been making her mark in Hollywood, as well as maintaining her superstar status in Latin America. But the Mexican actress, who just happens to be turning 36 today (April 8), hasn’t forgotten her roots. When she isn’t acting or modeling, de la Reguera spends her time with charitable projects. Here’s a look at her philanthropic efforts.
By Sugey Palomares | 03/20/2013 - 14:36
Over the last few years, the magnitude of border patrol forces has increased dramatically due to new barriers and tougher policing.
By Kamren Curiel | 02/07/2013 - 11:48
Sad, but supposedly true. A 9-year-old girl named Dafne reportedly gave birth to a healthy 5.7 pound baby girl by cesarean section on Jan. 27 at Zoquipan Hospital in Jalisco, Mexico. The girl was only 8 years old when she became pregnant.
The father of the child is 17 and apparently on the run. Dafne said they were dating and when he asked her to move in with him, she refused. State authorities are searching for the father of the child to get his own account of their relationship. He may be criminally charged for having sex with a minor.
By Sugey Palomares | 02/01/2013 - 12:27
Jenni Rivera’s beautiful mansion in Encino, California may go on the market soon, despite the regional Mexican singer’s wishes. According to TV y Novelas, La Diva de la Banda’s sister, Rosie, who was left in charge of her estate and assets, wants to sell the house because it’s too expensive to upkeep.