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Carolina Moreno is an Editor on The Huffington Post Latino
Voices vertical. She's an NYU alumnus with a degree in Journalism, Latin American Studies, and French language. Her interests include Inter-American relations, Latin American politics, and human rights issues on both sides of the canal. In a loving but contradictory relationship with the world, humanity & what connects the two.

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Jennifer Lopez On Why Her New Movie Is ‘Breaking Down' Stereotypes

(3) Comments | Posted December 23, 2014 | 2:53 PM

By partnering with NUVOtv in 2012, Jennifer Lopez made it clear that’d she liked to see more Latinos on the small screen. But with her upcoming thriller, the star says she’s hoping to “break down” stereotypes on the big screen as well.

Lopez, 45, stars in Rob Cohen’s...

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'OITNB' Star Diane Guerrero To Pen Memoir On Family's Immigration Struggles

(0) Comments | Posted December 22, 2014 | 12:45 PM

“Orange Is The New Black” star Diane Guerrero shared her family’s struggles as undocumented immigrants back in November and made an emotional plea for immigration reform in the form of an op-ed in The Los Angeles Times. Now, the actress is reaching for a bigger platform.


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10 Ways Cuba Has Changed Since The Cold War

(22) Comments | Posted December 17, 2014 | 5:50 PM

Travelers who've had the chance to experience Cuba first-hand often describe it as a country where time has stood still. Powdered blue 1956 Fords and canary yellow 1952 Chevrolets may line the streets today, but for Cubans living on the island the passage of time has not gone unnoticed.


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Damning Report Claims Mexican Federal Police Participated In Disappearance Of 43 Students

(82) Comments | Posted December 14, 2014 | 1:44 PM

Mexico's federal police collaborated with local forces in the September attack on 43 students whose disappearance and presumed killings have led to mass protests in the country, according to an investigative report published Sunday in the Mexican magazine Proceso.

Federal authorities also likely tortured key witnesses who offered critical testimony...

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‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine's' Stephanie Beatriz On How A Badass Latina Breaks Stereotypes

(0) Comments | Posted December 12, 2014 | 6:37 PM

Stephanie Beatriz’s voice on the phone is unexpectedly sweet. She greets me with an enthusiastically high-pitched “hi” that suggests she's smiling.

Sweetness and smiles aren't qualities you associate with Rosa Diaz, the tough, intimidating, good-hearted detective the actress plays on Fox’s award-winning series “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” But serious roles are...

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Rosie Perez Fired A Rep Who Told Her To Get Plastic Surgery To ‘Pass For White'

(52) Comments | Posted December 10, 2014 | 5:32 PM

Whether it’s avoiding the sun or changing their last name, there are few Latino stars who haven’t been advised to whitewash their image in order to succeed in the Entertainment business.

Rosie Perez is no exception. In a conversation with HuffPost Live, the 50-year-old actress...

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Edgar Ramirez Will Star As Jennifer Lawrence's On-Screen Husband In ‘Joy'

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2014 | 4:27 PM

It’ll be a “Silver Linings Playbook” reunion next Christmas, as Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro are set to star in David O. Russell’s “Joy.” But some new blood has also been cast in the form of Venezuelan actor Edgar Ramirez.

Lawrence will star in the drama as...

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Remembering Jenni Rivera's Most Memorable Words Two Years After Her Death

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2014 | 1:40 PM

In memory of Jenni Rivera, who passed away two years ago today, we're revisiting a post we originally published in July 2013.

Jenni Rivera made it clear -- "I'm not a victim, I'm a survivor"

Swimming against a current of depression, abuse, and controversy, “La Diva de la...

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'Jane The Virgin' Chapter Eight Will Debut Juanes As A Guest Star

(0) Comments | Posted December 5, 2014 | 3:46 PM

"Jane The Virgin" fans have certainly had a taste of Juanes. The show's theme song is one of the star's latest singles "Una Flor," and now audiences will get to experience the Colombian rocker's acting debut.

For two weeks, many have waited (rather impatiently) to find out

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Chris Rock Writes Scathing Essay On Hollywood Racism And Why It's A Mexican ‘Slave State'

(234) Comments | Posted December 4, 2014 | 5:27 PM

Chris Rock has gone on a race-talking spree that has caught the eyes of many these last few days.

The comedian is known for his hilarious rants in his stand-ups, but to call Rock’s recent words a “race rant” would be a disservice to the thoughtful deconstruction and criticism that...

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Why ‘Jane The Virgin' Star Gina Rodriguez Says ‘Latinos Are Not Limited By Their Culture'

(2) Comments | Posted December 4, 2014 | 11:07 AM

Gina Rodriguez has won the hearts of critics and fans on CW’s “Jane The Virgin,” and the actress now wants to “give her blessings away.”

The Chicago-born star with Puerto Rican roots will be hosting a "NUVO Point of View: The Emerging Latino Filmmakers" on Thursday at...

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43 Cities Stage Symbolic Protest Demanding U.S. Stop Funding Mexican Drug War

(4) Comments | Posted December 3, 2014 | 5:19 PM

A symbolic 43 cities across the United States planned a nationwide campaign in solidarity with the 43 missing students in Mexico on Wednesday. The vigils not only asked for justice but demanded an end to the Mérida Initiative, a billion dollar U.S.-Mexico security cooperation agreement also known as...

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What ‘Rico Suave' Singer Gerardo Mejía Has Been Up To Since The '90s May Surprise You

(5) Comments | Posted December 3, 2014 | 5:02 PM

It’s been over two decades since Gerardo Mejía’s single “Rico Suave” dominated the airwaves, but the Ecuadorian rapper is back to show he’s more than just a one-hit wonder.

Mejía created the "Latin lover" persona Rico Suave in 1991, donning little more than skintight jeans, a bandana...

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These Touching Images Reflect How Much The World Loved Chespirito

(13) Comments | Posted December 1, 2014 | 2:27 PM

A chorus of children dressed as Roberto Gómez Bolaños' most beloved characters paid homage to the Mexican comedian on Sunday as fans gathered in Mexico City to say a final goodbye to the man who brought joy and laughter to thousands of Latin American children and adults over his lifetime....

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The World Mourns 'Chespirito' With Heartwarming Illustrations

(7) Comments | Posted November 28, 2014 | 8:56 PM

In an outpouring of love and respect for a comedic legend and Latin American icon, fans mourned the death of Roberto Gómez Bolaños on twitter.

Bolaños died of unspecified causes in Cancún on Friday. He was 85. In a matter of minutes, #Chespirito, as the comedian was known,...

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Twitter Racism Strikes Again Against Pitbull At The AMAs

(44) Comments | Posted November 24, 2014 | 4:13 PM

Twitter racism has struck again against Pitbull.

The Miami-born star hosted the American Music Awards for the second year in a row on Sunday night, but many twitter users weren’t happy about his intermittent use of Spanish.

Throughout his career Pitbull, 33, has embraced his Latino...

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'Jane The Virgin' Chapter 7 Will Have Rogelio And Rafael Showdown

(2) Comments | Posted November 21, 2014 | 6:01 PM

Rogelio's dad instincts are kicking in.

In a matter of six episodes, "Jane The Virgin" has taken its charismatic protagonist and audience for a spin. Jane has gone from engaged and one week from her wedding to heart-broken, single and possibly falling for a guy that could spell trouble....

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2014 Latin Grammys Shared The Spotlight With Obama But Still Shone Brightly

(0) Comments | Posted November 21, 2014 | 11:53 AM

The 2014 Latin Grammys may have shared the spotlight with President Barack Obama on Thursday night, but it didn't mean the awards show shone any less brightly as it celebrated its quinceañera.

At Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena, Latin music's biggest names gathered to celebrate...

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Latin Grammys 2014 Red Carpet Boasts Glamour, Skin And Fashion Don'ts

(1) Comments | Posted November 21, 2014 | 9:33 AM

Rain may have put a damper on last year’s Latin Grammy’s red carpet,
but this year not even President Obama’s historic immigration announcement could stop the parade of stars preparing for Latin music’s biggest night.

Alessandra Ambrosio, Juanes, Flavor Flav and more were at Las Vegas’...

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Prince Royce Is 'Stuck On A Feeling' With Snoop Dogg

(1) Comments | Posted November 19, 2014 | 12:00 PM

Prince Royce is broadening his horizons.

The Bronx-born singer released his first English single “Stuck On A Feeling” Ft. Snoop Dogg as a lyric video via VEVO on Monday.

Royce first enamoured fans in 2010 with a bilingual Bachata rendition of Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me.” Since...

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