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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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Zoe Saldana Questions Why White Actors Have Played Characters Of Color For Decades

(0) Comments | Posted May 26, 2015 | 2:24 PM

Marvel’s newest Human Torch, Michael B. Jordan, rekindled a long-standing debate in Hollywood over race and casting in a candid essay for Entertainment Weekly published Friday. In response, actress Zoe Saldana spoke out in support of the actor in a Facebook post Saturday, and raised a...

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Univision Buys Leading Black News Site The Root

(236) Comments | Posted May 22, 2015 | 4:58 PM

The Root has a new home to grow in.

Hispanic media juggernaut Univision Communications Inc. bought the site from Graham Holdings Co. for an undisclosed amount in a deal announced Thursday. Univision hopes the acquisition of the leading black news site in the country will help...

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These Are The Cities Where You Can Now Request A Spanish-Speaking Uber Driver

(9) Comments | Posted May 21, 2015 | 4:05 PM

“Tu Uber está llegando.”

This is the phrase that will notify users of the new UberESPAÑOL that their ride is arriving, in lieu of the app's emblematic “Your Uber is arriving now” notification. The private car and rideshare company launched the new program on Tuesday, allowing users...

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Sofía Vergara Wants To Have A Baby With Fiance Joe Manganiello ‘Like, Now'

(5) Comments | Posted May 20, 2015 | 11:28 AM

Sofía Vergara says she’s open to having a child with fiance Joe Manganiello, as long as it happens “like, now.”

The “Modern Family” star spoke to Redbook recently about her relationship with Manganiello and the possibility of a child in the couple’s future.

"Joe is...

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Sofia Vergara Celebrates Son's Graduation Day With Fiancé Joe Manganiello, Ex-Husband Joe González

(2) Comments | Posted May 19, 2015 | 12:50 PM

It’s graduation season, which means thousands of proud parents across the country are eagerly snapping pictures with their fresh-faced college grads. And "Modern Family" star Sofía Vergara is no exception.

The Colombian actress attended her 22-year-old son Manolo’s graduation on Monday, posting several pictures on Instagram of the...

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Photographer's Haunting Series Humanizes Los Angeles' Homeless With Close And Personal Portraits

(68) Comments | Posted May 18, 2015 | 11:45 AM

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Even today, Pablo Unzueta vividly recalls the moments he spent as a child helping his grandmother with her photography.

“I just remember being in the dark room and the smell, waking up early because my...

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‘Pitch Perfect 2' Star Chrissie Fit On Getting ‘Pitch-Slapped' And Latino Stereotypes

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2015 | 3:10 PM

The set of a musical comedy isn’t exactly where you expect to get physically slapped, especially by a body of water. “But yeah, I got pitch-slapped real hard by a lake,” actor Chrissie Fit recently told The Huffington Post -- using the kind of wordplay for which the "Pitch Perfect"...

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Sofia Vergara To Star In Her Own Reality Show, Exclusively On Snapchat

(0) Comments | Posted May 12, 2015 | 4:57 PM

Sofia Vergara is jumping on the celebrity reality bandwagon, but she’s doing it on her own terms.

The Colombian-born actress will star in “Vergaraland,” a six-episode series co-produced with Fusion, Variety reports. The series will be exclusively available on Snapchat this summer.

“Vergaraland” is planned as...

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Why Sofia Vergara Says She'd Be ‘OK' With Losing Her Fame

(8) Comments | Posted May 11, 2015 | 6:03 PM

Sofía Vergara is at the pinnacle of her career thanks to a handful of endorsement deals and her role as Gloria in ABC’s Emmy-winning series “Modern Family.” But the Colombian-born actress recently said she never expected to become an actress, much less famous.

Vergara, 42, is set to...

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#ILoveMyMamiBecause Shows Us The Love And Strength Of Latina Moms

(0) Comments | Posted May 11, 2015 | 1:50 PM

Motherhood knows no nationality, race or religion -- it is a universal experience that connects hundreds of thousands of women around the world. But it doesn't mean we can't take a moment to honor Latina moms specifically.

While #ILoveMyMomBecause was trending on Twitter most of Sunday, we decided to...

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'Bravetown' Director Tells Why Latin Americans Can Relate To Theme Of Losing Family To War

(1) Comments | Posted May 8, 2015 | 5:44 PM

Daniel Duran has made a name for himself directing music videos for some the world’s biggest Latin stars. Now, the 35-year-old Venezuelan-born director has combined his passion for music with a dramatic script for his first feature film, “Bravetown.”

Duran’s directorial debut focuses on 17-year-old New...

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‘OITNB' Star Dascha Polanco Opens Up About Battling Depression As A Latina

(3) Comments | Posted May 5, 2015 | 6:24 PM

The hit Netflix show "Orange Is The New Black” has tackled a lot of issues during its two seasons, but one of its stars opened up recently about a personal struggle she has faced in her own life.

Dascha Polanco, who plays Dayanara (Daya) Diaz on the show,

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María Elena Velasco Dead: 'La India Maria' Actress Dies At 74

(16) Comments | Posted May 1, 2015 | 11:01 AM

Comedian and actress María Elena Velasco, better known as La India María, died Friday in Mexico City, according to El Universal. She was 74.

Velasco was born in Puebla and began her career as a nurse in the 1962 film, "Ruletero In Full Swing."

The actress' most successful...

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Jennifer Lopez Moves Selena Quintanilla Fans With Touching Tribute

(29) Comments | Posted May 1, 2015 | 12:57 AM

Jennifer Lopez gave a touching tribute to the slain Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla at Thursday night’s Billboard Latin Music Awards, taking the stage in a soft rose bustier that was an homage to Selena's iconic look.

J.Lo honored Selena, who was killed in 1995, with an extensive medley of hits....

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Carlos Santana Says Latinos Must Unite, Defy ‘B.S.' Hollywood Stereotypes 'Like Scarface'

(3) Comments | Posted April 30, 2015 | 3:43 PM

Carlos Santana is not a fan of “Scarface,” or at least not of how the film portrays Latinos.

The 67-year-old guitarist and icon sat down with Billboard on Wednesday as part of the “Legends Q&A” at the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Conference. In his conversation...

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Ryan Guzman Describes How ‘Too Much Oomph' Hurt J.Lo During ‘Boy Next Door' Sex Scene

(5) Comments | Posted April 29, 2015 | 5:26 PM

Jennifer Lopez got a little more “oomph” than she bargained for while filming her “The Boy Next Door” sex scene, co-star Ryan Guzman recently revealed.

While promoting the thriller’s release on DVD and Blu-Ray, the 27-year-old actor told People magazine that he accidentally caused J.Lo...

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‘Jane The Virgin' Star Jaime Camil Explains Hollywood's Latino Problem With The Perfect Analogy

(21) Comments | Posted April 28, 2015 | 5:09 PM

It would strike many as odd for a film director to consider Johnny Depp and Carrot Top for the same role -- which is exactly why "Jane The Virgin" star Jaime Camil recently used the two actors in an analogy that perfectly illustrates Hollywood's Latino problem.

“Jane” fans know...

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Penelope Cruz Stuns In Red Leather Jumpsuit On The Set Of 'Zoolander 2'

(13) Comments | Posted April 27, 2015 | 4:44 PM

Earth to "Zoolander" fans, Penélope Cruz is red hot right now.

The Spanish actress made her debut on the set of the much anticipated sequel over the weekend in a skintight red leather jumpsuit:

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Deadline.com first announced that Cruz would...

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Jennifer Lopez To Honor Selena Quintanilla At Billboard Latin Music Awards

(10) Comments | Posted April 16, 2015 | 6:14 PM

Nearly 18 years after portraying Selena Quintanilla on the silver screen, Jennifer Lopez will pay tribute to the Queen of Tejano music at the Billboard Latin Music Awards.

Lopez’s role as the slain singer in the acclaimed 1997 biopic is seen by many as her breakthrough performance, which...

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Why ‘OITNB' Star Diane Guerrero Is ‘Really Glad' She Shared Her Emotional Immigration Story

(7) Comments | Posted April 14, 2015 | 3:01 PM

Diana Guerrero currently stars in two highly acclaimed award-winning series, but back in November it was her family’s harrowing immigration story that took the spotlight.

In a Los Angeles Times op-ed, the actress made an emotional plea for immigration reform by describing how she lost her parents...

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