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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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'Home' Director Tim Johnson On The Film's Immigrant Theme And Animating 'Realistic' Bodies

(7) Comments | Posted March 27, 2015 | 11:43 AM

Finding a sense of belonging in a new city -- or a new planet -- is a theme that runs deep in “Home.”

As the candy-colored aliens known as Boov move to Earth, attempting to escape their feared enemies the Gorgs, they forcefully relocate humans to Australia. But they...

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Univision Anchor Writes Moving Letter On Preparing Her Daughter To Face Discrimination

(196) Comments | Posted March 24, 2015 | 3:49 PM

When Univision host Rodner Figueroa was fired earlier this month over comments that compared Michelle Obama's appearance to that of someone from the cast of the "Planet of the Apes," the network's nightly news anchor Ilia Calderón reacted with a moving letter on discrimination.

One day after...

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Maná On How To Fight Corruption, ‘The Cancer Of Latin America'

(1) Comments | Posted March 23, 2015 | 6:48 PM

NEW YORK -- Maná may be one of the biggest rock bands you’ve never heard of -- or maybe the one responsible for the soundtrack of your youth.

Despite a nearly 30-year career, the Mexican group made its first appearance at the historic Apollo Theater on Friday with a...

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Shakira Shares Adorable Baby Photos Of Gerard Piqué And Sasha, Proving 'Like Father... Like Son!'

(2) Comments | Posted March 20, 2015 | 3:49 PM

What happens when Father's Day falls on a Thursday? Shakira shares an adorable throwback photo of beau Gerard Piqué.

And that's not all -- the Colombian singer placed the soccer star's picture next to a recent shot of the couple's new son, Sasha, and proved that the apple does...

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Gina Rodriguez: Hollywood Beauty Standards Are ‘Definitely Not Mine'

(0) Comments | Posted March 19, 2015 | 2:06 PM

Recently leaked photos of unretouched celebrities have stirred up trouble with Queen Bey fans and more -- but mostly they’ve shed a light on how Hollywood beauty standards (and photoshop) affect the way many women see themselves.

As Gina Rodriguez reaches new heights of stardom thanks to her...

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America Ferrera Will Return To Television In NBC's 'Superstore'

(0) Comments | Posted March 18, 2015 | 3:14 PM

America Ferrera is coming to a store near you, sort of.

The actress will not only produce but star in NBC’s upcoming comedy pilot “Superstore,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. The character would be Ferrera’s first series regular role since her Golden Globe-winning performance in ABC’s “Ugly Betty.”...

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Eva Longoria Says Latinos Focus More On Their Differences Than Their Commonalities

(48) Comments | Posted March 17, 2015 | 5:28 PM

Eva Longoria has focused on helping Latinas reach their potential through her eponymous foundation, but the actress and philanthropist thinks the Latino community as a whole could do more for each other.

Longoria, who celebrated her 40th birthday this past weekend, is the cover star for Glam...

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'I Love Lucy & Bekka' Creator Talks Female Friendships, Diversity And Gang-Bang Porn

(4) Comments | Posted March 16, 2015 | 6:28 PM

Standing in her bathroom, Bekka passionately belts out an out-of-tune rendition of Katy Perry’s “Firework,” while her best friend Lucy sits on the toilet trying to decide whether her roommate has what it takes to audition for “The Voice.”

And that’s just the first episode of

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NBC Series 'California' Will Trace Latino Family's Roots In The Area Over 200 Years

(12) Comments | Posted March 13, 2015 | 10:30 AM

A new NBC series will delve into the history of a Latino family in California, following their roots to before the area was even part of the United States.

Jennifer Lopez will reunite with director Gregory Nava, who gave the star her breakthrough role in “Selena” almost 20 years...

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Sean Penn On Green Card Joke Critics: 'If It Gives People Something To Do, I Suppose It's Not Worse Than Religion'

(80) Comments | Posted March 11, 2015 | 7:02 PM

Sean Penn stands behind his “no apologies” stance regarding the reaction his Oscar’s green card remark received, adding he felt the backlash did little more than allow bloggers to appease their vanity.

The Oscar-winning actor sat down with HuffPost Live on Wednesday to promote his latest film,...

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Salma Hayek Changed Her Mind About Being A Feminist

(9) Comments | Posted March 9, 2015 | 6:02 PM

Minutes away from being honored for her work as a women’s rights advocate at an Equality Now event last November, Salma Hayek told reporters she was not a feminist. But now it seems the actress has changed her mind.

Ahead of presenting her

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20 Years After Selena's Murder, Book Revives Debates Surrounding Her Death

(17) Comments | Posted March 5, 2015 | 5:22 PM

Seventeen days shy of her 23rd birthday, rising Tejano star Selena Quintanilla was shot and killed inside a Days Inn motel room in Corpus Christi, Texas. The former president of the Grammy winner's fan club, Yolanda Saldívar, was imprisoned for the murder. But the events that led to...

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America Ferrera Takes Hollywood's Lack Of Diversity ‘Extremely Personally'

(20) Comments | Posted March 3, 2015 | 4:22 PM

Gina Rodriguez became only the second Latina to take home the Golden Globe in the best actress category earlier this year. But while many celebrated the victory, it was a bittersweet moment for the first Latina to receive the award.

America Ferrera, 30, won her Golden Globe in...

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Hollywood's Diversity Problem Starts At The Top, UCLA Report Finds

(55) Comments | Posted March 2, 2015 | 12:10 PM

Hollywood’s diversity problem is far from shocking. Over the past few years, studies have highlighted the profitability of diverse casting and the lack of minority representation both in film and television. But a new study, released by UCLA’s Ralph J. Bunche Center for African...

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‘McFarland, USA' Director On Why It Was Important To Not Make A ‘White Savior Movie'

(2) Comments | Posted February 26, 2015 | 4:58 PM

‘McFarland, USA’ follows the true-story of coach John White and his all-Latino track team, who despite being newcomers to the sport overcome obstacles to become champions. But director Niki Caro said she was very “conscious” of avoiding a white savior plot.

During an interview with the Motion...

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This Is What It Means To Be Afro-Latino

(18) Comments | Posted February 25, 2015 | 12:24 PM

In a Q&A for his 2011 PBS documentary "Black In Latin America," Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. said:

There were 11.2 million Africans that we can count who survived the Middle Passage and landed in the New World, and of that 11.2 million, only 450,000 came to...
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Alejandro González Iñárritu Responds To Sean Penn's 'Green Card' Comment

(150) Comments | Posted February 23, 2015 | 10:23 AM

While Sean Penn's "green card" comment during the final moments of the Oscars was widely viewed as insensitive and "xenophobic," Alejandro González Iñárritu thought it was merely a funny joke between long-time friends.

Right before announcing "Birdman" as the Best Picture winner on Sunday night,...

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Latino Actors Weren't Snubbed At The Oscars -- But That's Not A Good Thing

(120) Comments | Posted February 20, 2015 | 7:46 PM

It's been 14 years since a U.S. Latino actor last took home an Academy Award. No one knows when that will happen again, but it certainly won't be this Sunday.

After the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced its all-white slate of nominees for...

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Gina Rodriguez's Reaction To ‘Jane The Virgin' Co-Star's Baby News Is Priceless

(3) Comments | Posted February 17, 2015 | 11:28 AM

Gina Rodriguez received some exciting baby news, and it has nothing to do with her character’s pregnancy on CW’s “Jane the Virgin.”

The star was just surprised recently by co-star Justin Baldoni, who plays Rafael in the series, with a special video announcing that he and his...

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Sofia Vergara On Why No One Has Asked Her To Do Porn, If She'll Pose For An Adult Magazine

(14) Comments | Posted February 13, 2015 | 4:01 PM

When Sofía Vergara sits down for an online Q&A with her fans, she doesn’t hold much back.

The “Modern Family” star did just that via People En Español’s Facebook page on Tuesday afternoon. During the hour-long chat, mainly in Spanish, the Colombian actress fielded questions that included bizarre...

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