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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 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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10 Eduardo Galeano Quotes That Will Change The Way You View Human History

(17) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 2:04 PM

Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano will be best remembered for his 1971 cri de coeur “Open Veins Of Latin America,” in which he analyzed the effects of colonialism and imperialism in the region during the last 500 years.

The award-winning journalist and author died on Monday in Montevideo, El...

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'Jane The Virgin' Narrator Anthony Mendez Opens Up About Being The Voice Without A Face On The Series

(1) Comments | Posted April 8, 2015 | 3:00 PM

Anthony Mendez’s deep, sultry voice has become synonymous with the CW’s new hit series “Jane The Virgin.” But fans will likely never see his face on screen.

As the show’s narrator, Mendez guides the viewer through plot twists and the chaos that surrounds Jane. The bilingual voice actor recently...

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20 Reasons Selena Quintanilla Will Never Be Forgotten

(11) Comments | Posted March 31, 2015 | 11:25 AM

An earlier version of this article was published in April 2014 for Selena's 43rd birthday. We're revisiting it in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Tejano star's death.

Twenty years after the death of rising Tejano star Selena Quintanilla, her legacy continues to grow despite her...

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Gina Rodriguez's Poignant Childhood Story Illustrates The Need For Diversity In Film, TV

(2) Comments | Posted March 30, 2015 | 4:00 PM

New York -- Gina Rodriguez has never been shy about pointing out the need for more diversity on television, and the “Jane The Virgin” star opened up last week with a story that illustrates how important it is for young people to see characters on screen that they...

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Adrienne Bailon Performs Emotional 'I Could Fall In Love' Tribute To Selena Quintanilla On 'The Real'

(17) Comments | Posted March 30, 2015 | 3:13 PM

With an emotional tribute to Selena Quintanilla, "The Real" host and singer Adrienne Bailon ended a six year hiatus from the stage.

In honor of her idol, the former “Cheetah Girl” sang the hit “I Could Fall In Love” at the close of an episode set to air on...

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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

(198) 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

(10) 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

(26) 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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