Articles that are Latino-centric



SOPA. PIPA. What's at Stake? MUCHO

What's the big deal, you say? Sopa is delicioso and cute babies have pipas. So how bad can two little Internet laws be? Well, in Washington, D.C., SOPA stands for the Stop Online Piracy Act, a bill that the House of Representatives is voting…

Bizcochitos a lo Nuevo Mexicano

Growing up in New Mexico, I was immersed in a unique mainstream culture that was strongly rooted in Spain and old Mexico. Everyone in the state, regardless of their ancestry, shares in these time-honored and beloved traditions. I have vivid…

Enforcement of Alabama Immigration Law Remains Unclear

After scared undocumented immigrant families pulled thousands of children out of schools in Alabama following the strict immigration enforcement law, a federal appeals court in Atlanta managed to temporarily block two provisions of this law.…

An Ode to Famous Latinos in the US

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Hispanic Heritage Month may be over, but Latin pride is year-round. Hispanic Heritage Month may be over, but Latin pride is year-round. Take a few minutes to sit down and watch this fantastic and enlightening montage with your kids. This…

Family Jamming, Andrea Echeverri Style

Simply because our favorite Florecita Rockera is now a mother of two doesn’t mean she’s lost her edge or her energy. Andrea Echeverri, the tattooed, pierced, and iconic frontwoman of Aterciopelados—the Colombian rock band that rose to…
Latino Pride and Children

Latino Pride & Children

When my daughter was born, I was surprised by the overwhelming—fierce, even!—desire I suddenly felt to raise her in the same manner that I was: immersed in nuestra cultura and filled with Latino pride. As someone who had drifted into a very…

How the Cheating Chilean Miner’s Wife Fell in Love With Herself

Just hours before the 33 Chilean miners were to be rescued from their 69-day ordeal underground, there was one thing that Marta Salinas wanted her philandering husband, Jonni Barrios, and the other miners to know: "Women are fighters." It…

One Year Later: A Chilean Miner's Wife Remembers

Editor’s Note: Elvira Valdivia is a mother of two, and wife of Mario Sepúlveda, one of 33 Chilean miners that began a harrowing 69 day underground ordeal starting on August 5th, 2010. Her husband was the second to emerge from the mine,…