WATCH: Social Experiment with Mexican Kids Shows Institutionalized Racism
WATCH: Social Experiment with Mexican Kids Shows Institutionalized Racism
By Amaris Castillo | 12/22/2011 - 13:30

Remember the famous experiment involving children and baby dolls?

Conducted by Kenneth and Mamie Clark during the 1940s, the social experiment asked a sampling of black and white children about two identical dolls, one with white skin and blonde hair and the other with brown skin and black hair. The children were asked which doll was good, and which was bad. Which was pretty, and which was ugly? You get the deal. The experiment studied children’s ideas about race at the time.


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Get to Know Luz Rios
EXCLUSIVE: Get to Know Luz Rios
By Amaris Castillo | 11/03/2011 - 16:30

As one of ten children, Luz Rios grew up immersed in music – mariachi in particular. The sounds familiar to the Mexican-born singer would influence her music career tremendously – landing her a hit single titled Aire with legendary singer/songwriter Joan Sebastian and Latin Grammy nods. 


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Go Behind the Scenes of Chicharito's GQ Photo Shoot
Go Behind the Scenes of Chicharito's GQ Photo Shoot
By Mariela Rosario | 10/06/2011 - 15:30

Super cute soccer star Javier Hernandez, aka Chicharito is fast becoming a legend in Mexico. The speedy forward for Manchester United and the Mexican National soccer team has been making a name for himself both on the field (for his nasty ball skills) and off the field (for his dashing good looks).We got our hands on the behind the scenes footage and had a feeling some of you out there might want a peek. So, here it is. Enjoy!


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Guess Which Country Made the World’s Largest Shrimp Cocktail
By Amaris Castillo | 10/05/2011 - 14:30

We’re suddenly hungry. The World Records Academy reports that a coastal city in Mexico has set the world record for the largest shrimp cocktail. It was huge.


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Mexico Marriage
Can Marriage Be "Renewable"? It Could Be In Mexico City
By Amaris Castillo | 09/30/2011 - 09:56

Marriage is essentially a contract, right? Well soon, those who want to wed in Mexico City will have the option of a “renewable” one. According to BBC, plans to alter the city’s civil code could give newlyweds a minimum of two years before deciding whether to cement their union or separate. The website reports that the contract, which would be optional, aims to reduce the workload on family judges, as well as the number of divorces in the city.


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Thalía is Feeling Stronger Than Ever
By Amaris Castillo | 09/29/2011 - 13:25

Thalía is better than ever—or so she says on the cover of November’s People en Español. Considering the turbulent year she has had after the death of her mother earlier this year, we're happy to hear that the Mexican singer/actress is feeling good!

Meet Thalía’s Son, Matthew Alejandro!


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Latina Selected as One of CNN’s Top 10 Heroes
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.


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Meet Thalía's Son, Matthew Alejandro!
By Amaris Castillo | 09/21/2011 - 10:30

Mexican singer/actress Thalía presents her baby boy to the world on the latest Hola! magazine cover. The 40-year-old superstar gave birth to Matthew Alejandro Mottola on June 25. “I have never been so crazy in love with a man,” Thalía confessed.

Thalía Back to Work In Spite of Baby Blues


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Star Tracker: Antonio Banderas, Kat Von D, Pedro Almodóvar and more!
By Amaris Castillo | 09/15/2011 - 14:00

— At this year’s 2011 National Council of La Raza (NCLR) ALMA Awards, Spanish actor Antonio Banderas dedicated his Best Movie Actor award to his nephew, Javier. “Whatever you do in your life – and this goes to you and for every Latino your age in this country – do it with love,” the 51-year-old actor said. The ALMA Awards air tomorrow at 9/8 PM central on NBC.


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LISTEN: Paulina Rubio Releases New Single, "Me Gustas Tanto"
By Amaris Castillo | 09/06/2011 - 10:00

Paulina Rubio’s new single “Me Gustas Tanto” is out and boy is it catchy! The latest pop song from the 40-year-old Mexican singer has us ready to exchange our office cubicles for the dance floor. Several days ago, the singer took to Twitter to express her joy over the song’s release to her more than two million followers. “Deeply moved with your comments about #MeGustasTanto and happy to finally be able to share it with you!!” she wrote.


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