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The Indigenous History of Avocados in Latin America Plus Avocado-Based Recipes

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
National Avocado Day comes every July 31 and it makes total sense that there’s an entire day dedicated to one of the most beloved fruits that’s a regular part of our diets. Avocados are grown primarily in Latin America with...
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10 Latin American Dishes You Can Learn to Make on TikTok

We’ve all seen those viral TikTok recipes at some point, and while some may roll their eyes at the thought of making a recipe that’s been condensed down to three social media minutes, there are actually some really awesome recipes...
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Rebeca Andrade is the First Brazilian Woman to Medal in Gymnastics at the Olympics

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Brazilian gymnast Rebeca Andrade just became the first woman from her country to win a medal in women’s artistic gymnastics in the history of the Olympic games. The 22-year-old competed in the individual all-around competition  on July 29 at the...
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Latina Nutritionist Dalina Soto Wants to Help the Latinx Community Ditch Diet Culture

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Dalina Soto is a dietitian and nutritionist that doesn’t put her clients on diets. Yes, you read that right. She’s a dietitian that doesn’t believe in diets, and for good reason too. While studying to be a pediatrician at Penn...
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Costa Rican Gymnast Luciana Alvarado Pays Tribute to Black Lives Matter at the Tokyo Olympics

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Costa Rican gymnast Luciana Alvarado,18, took her shot at the Tokyo Olympics as an opportunity to show her support for the Black Lives Matter movement. At the end of her floor routine during the event semi-finals on July 25, 2021,...
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5 Ways to Make Your Cocktails More Sustainable + 3 Amazing Tequila Recipes

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Two really cool things happen in July of every year: Latino Conservation Week and National Tequila Day (July 24). With that in mind, we were inspired to not only get our drink on, but to learn if there’s anything we...
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Leslie Grace to Star as Batgirl in Upcoming DC Film on HBO Max

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Afro-Latina In the Heights star Leslie Grace, 26, has just been named DC Comics new Batgirl! The actress will star as Barbara Gordon in the new Warner Bros. and DC film that will be exclusively on streaming service HBO Max...
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10 Latinx Chefs You Need to Follow for Food Inspo on Instagram

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Many chefs, food bloggers and food enthusiasts take to social media to share tantalizing photos of the food they’re making and/or eating and we just can’t scroll away. Which of course means we see even more mouth-watering food photos in...
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10 Latinx-Owned Ice Cream Shops Throughout the U.S. to Get Your Sugar Fix

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
We are in the thick of summer now, and with the unrelenting heat waves seeming to come back-to-back, and all we can think of is finding the best ways to keep cool. Of course, our favorite way to cool off...
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Cristela Alonzo Set to Host ‘Legends of the Hidden Temple’ Reboot

Though the game show only aired for two years, CW has announced that they are producing a reboot of Nickelodeon’s 1990s-era Legends of the Hidden Temple and they’ve nabbed Mexican-American comedian Cristela Alonzo to take the helm as the show’s host....
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New La Borinqueña Exhibit in San Juan, Puerto Rico Aims to Educate & Unite the Diaspora

As soon as I stepped through the door of Chocobar Cortés late in June 2021, I was met by a wall plastered with an image of the indy superhero La Borinqueña, created by Nuyorican graphic novelist Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, it was...