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

(0) Comments | Posted March 3, 2015 | 5:22 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

(53) Comments | Posted March 2, 2015 | 1:10 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 | 5:58 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

(16) Comments | Posted February 25, 2015 | 1:24 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 | 11:23 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 | 8:46 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 | 12:28 PM

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 | 5:01 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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‘Fifty Shades Of Grey' Star Victor Rasuk On How Hollywood Has Opened Up To Latinos

(3) Comments | Posted February 13, 2015 | 11:36 AM

Somewhere amid the incessant lip-biting and erotic scenes that push the limits of its R rating, the highly anticipated “Fifty Shades of Grey,” Sam Taylor-Johnson's adaptation of the best-selling E.L. James novel, introduces Victor Rasuk as José Rodriguez, a loyal friend of main character Anastasia Steele who secretly pines for...

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'Every Witch Way' Star Talks Season Finale, Following In Gina Rodriguez's Footsteps

(1) Comments | Posted February 11, 2015 | 11:56 AM

Paola Andino may play a powerful witch on Nickelodeon’s “Every Witch Way,” but off-screen the actress says she simply hopes to be a good role model for teen girls.

The Puerto Rico-born, Texas-bred actress stars as Emma, a teen whose life takes a turn when she discovers she has magical...

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Shakira's Duet With Maná Will Make You Fall In Love With Her All Over Again

(1) Comments | Posted February 10, 2015 | 11:52 AM

With a vocal tone reminiscent of her breakthrough 1995 album "Pies Descalzos," Shakira returned in a duet with Mexican rock band Maná.

The Colombian singer and the group released the single "Mi Verdad" ("My Truth"), the first off Maná's forthcoming album, on Monday night. Shak

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Ricky Martin Explains Why He's Raising His Children On The Road

(9) Comments | Posted February 9, 2015 | 12:22 PM

Ricky Martin may be raising his 6-year-old twin sons Matteo and Valentino as “road babies,” but the single father says that doesn’t mean their life is unstable.

Martin, 43, is preparing the debut of his first studio album since 2011, “A Quien Quiera Escuchar,” on Feb. 10. The...

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Meet Sasha, The Newest Member Of The Piqué Mebarak Family

(4) Comments | Posted February 5, 2015 | 6:02 PM

Shakira teased fans with a photo of her newborn’s foot on Wednesday, but now it’s time to truly meet Sasha Piqué Mebarak.

The Colombian singer went about releasing the first official photo of her son via her UNICEF World Baby Shower website on Thursday. Shak...

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Shakira Shares First Picture Of Son Sasha

(1) Comments | Posted February 4, 2015 | 1:33 PM

Shakira recently welcomed son Sasha to the world, and the star is now ready to give fans a peek at her baby boy.

The Colombian singer gave birth to son Sasha on January 29 in Barcelona, Spain. And, much like her and boyfriend Gerard Piqué did with...

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Gina Rodriguez On How Dating A Virgin Prepared Her For Her Breakthrough Role

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2015 | 1:20 PM

Gina Rodriguez has been praised for her grounded portrayal of a 23-year-old pregnant virgin on the CW’s newest hit series, “Jane The Virgin.” But telenovela-like plot twists aside, the actress does have some real life inspiration for her celibate character.

Rodriguez, 30, and “Jane The Virgin” returned to the...

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How The Newly Crowned Miss Universe Would Like To Help Colombia

(1) Comments | Posted February 2, 2015 | 6:03 PM

Paulina Vega is the first Colombian beauty queen to don the Miss Universe crown in 56 years, and she said she hopes to help her home country during her reign.

The Barranquilla-born business student stopped by HuffPost Live on Friday to chat about her win and more....

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Sinto muito, mas a nova princesa Elena, da Disney, provavelmente não conta como latina

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

Quando as notícias sobre a “primeira princesa latina” da Disney apareceram na internet, na quinta-feira, os latinos comemoraram. Mas quem defende um grupo mais diverso de princesas não deve se empolgar demais por enquanto: Elena de Avalor pode não ser realmente latina, no final das contas.

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Oscar Isaac On His 'Powerful, Flawed' Latino Character In 'A Most Violent Year'

(2) Comments | Posted January 30, 2015 | 7:49 PM

At the height of his struggle to survive in the lucrative but cutthroat heating oil industry during the most violent year in New York City history, Abel Morales exclaims: “I've spent my whole life trying not to become a gangster."

Morales, the lead character in J.C. Chandor's "A Most...

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Sorry, Disney's New Princess Elena Probably Doesn't Count As Latina

(200) Comments | Posted January 29, 2015 | 5:11 PM

When news of Disney’s “first Latina princess” hit the Internet on Thursday, Latinos rejoiced. But advocates of a more diverse set of princesses shouldn't get too excited yet: Elena of Avalor may not really be Latina after all.

Disney announced the latest addition to its princess...

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‘A Most Violent Year' Explores Dark Reality Of The American Dream

(5) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 6:37 PM

"A Most Violent Year" has all the glamour of a classic gangster film. But its plot sidesteps the violence motif to explore the American dream through the eyes of its Latino hero.

The slow-burn drama has its moments of action, most notably with a climactic chase scene...

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