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LatinaLista — Time magazine dubbed Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez, author of the groundbreaking book Dirty Girls Social Club, — as the “Godmother” of chica lit — that genre of literature featuring modern stories with sassy, professional and educated women who just happen to be Latinas or chicas. Valdes-Rodriguez is a multi-creative chica herself having already published four chica […]

LatinaLista — Die-hard fans of Ugly Betty know that America Ferrera isn’t the first actress to portray the ugly-duckling-who-eventually-transforms-into-a-beauty character. In fact, the show has had many versions spanning South America and Europe. Yet, for many Latinos in the U.S., the epitome of the franchised series is Mexico’s version which starred Angelica Vale and Jaime […]

LatinaLista — Earlier in the week, Latina Lista reported that Mexico was opening a debate regarding legalizing drugs to combat the growing drug violence in the country due to cartels competing for the U.S. market. Now, comes official word from the U.S. government acknowledging the role American drug users play in today’s violence in Mexico. […]

LatinaLista — During Hillary Clinton’s campaign swing through Nevada last month, she spent part of one afternoon in a Mexican restaurant munching chips. According to Dr. Alan Hirsch, director of the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation, it’s natural that Clinton would be eating chips because they match her personality traits. Dr. Hirsch, in […]

LatinaLista — The U.S. Census reports that there are 59.8 million single mujeres in the United States. That’s a lot of women without a “significant other.” The problem is compounded for Latinas who are looking to spend their days with someone like papi or maybe Enrique Iglesias. Yet these days, it’s hard to meet Señor […]

Kathy Cano Murillo, otherwise known as the Crafty Chica, creates a one-woman enterprise through creative talent and persistence. LatinaLista — Her legions of fans know her as the “Crafty Chica,” and today craft entrepreneur, syndicated columnist, artist, book author and tv/web personality Kathy Cano Murillo lives up to her alter ego. In fact, if it […]

LatinaLista — For the last couple of weeks, one topic that has perpetuated the media and the blogosphere is the notion that there exists a Black-Brown divide on the national political front. It’s pretty much accepted among the inteligente that it’s just a bunch of verbage to fill in the downtime during this campaign season, […]

Christianne Meneses Jacobs creates a Spanish-language children’s magazine as a tool to help bicultural families keep the Spanish language alive for their children. LatinaLista — Nicaragua-born Christianne Meneses Jacobs had a problem: How could she ensure that her U.S.-born toddler would grow up speaking and retaining her Spanish as she got older?   Founder and […]

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A Psychic Looks Ahead to 2008

LatinaLista — No new year can start without wondering what exactly will happen in the coming months. Psychic Barbara Garcia has released her predictions for 2008. As she touches on a wide spectrum of events, Latina Lista is republishing her syndicated column below. (Source: inmagine.com) Time will tell … The basic energy of 2008 is […]

LatinaLista — The Republican presidential candidates are probably breathing a sigh of relief now that the Univision forum in Miami-Dade County is done. Republican presidential candidates gather before the start of the Univision Forum. (Source: Univision) Yet, unlike the Democratic forum, this one underscored the “elephant in the living room” issue that exists within the […]

LatinaLista — The “Coming of Age” of young Latina girls has always been a big deal in Latino families. Now, it’s also big business. Known as a Quinceañera, the celebration marking the transition of a young girl into womanhood ranges from the simple backyard barbecue to the ultra lavish, catered dinner at an upscale ballroom. […]

LatinaLista — According to the U.S. Census, Texas is home to the second largest Hispanic population in the country. Not surprising since Texas roots can be traced back to when the state was part of Mexico. Texas has historically nourished many writers, especially Mexican Americans who have lived their entire lives straddling two borders, two […]

LatinaLista — It is said that the first printing press in the United States was a Spanish-language press that arrived almost 80 years before the first recorded arrival of the English-language press. Yet, because the press was in Spanish, its presence is overlooked in the annals of the English-written U.S. history. It’s the same story […]

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