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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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This Video Perfectly Captures Every Single Latinas' Holiday Nightmare

(0) Comments | Posted November 23, 2015 | 4:08 PM

It's the holiday season -- a time to relax and unwind with family and friends back home. But if you're Latina and single, you're already dreading a seemingly inevitable question: "Y tu novio?" 

That's right. Your mother, aunt and even grandmother don't want to hear about your new puppy, whether...

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Latin Grammys Red Carpet Shines With Jada Pinkett Smith, Zoe Saldana

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2015 | 10:37 AM

The 16th annual Latin Grammys was a star-studded affair on Thursday night, with big names like Will Smith, Zoe Saldana, Ricky Martin and Rita Moreno stopping by the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas for the event. 

Jada Pinkett Smith stole the spotlight on the red carpet,...

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Gina Rodriguez Shows Skin And Body Confidence On Instagram

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2015 | 9:41 PM

Gina Rodriguez isn't just baring some serious skin in a recent Instagram post, she's also baring her soul.

The "Jane The Virgin" star has opened up about how being diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease and thyroid disease, both of which affect her metabolism, has meant dealing with weight...

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'Broad City' Star Asks Actors To Act Whiter To Make An Important Point

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2015 | 9:11 AM

"Broad City" star Arturo Castro has experienced plenty of typecasting at auditions, and now he's turning the tables to prove how absurd it is for casting directors to ask Latino actors to perpetuate stereotypes. 

"One guy asked, like, 'pretend like you jumped over [the fence] like yesterday!' and I was like 'What the...!'" Castro said in a Mic video called, "Flip the Script with Liz Plank" which was posted on Tuesday. 

"You know, you spend a long time getting rid of your accent, but the first thing they ask you for, usually, especially when I first started, was an accent," Castro added.

And to highlight the absurdity Latino actors face by being told to act more stereotypical during auditions -- be it by using thicker accents or acting a certain way -- Castro and Plank put together a fake audition where they asked white actors to act "whiter." 

But as the video mentions, Hollywood's Latino problem goes beyond auditioning. Latino actors had only 4.9 percent of the roles in the 100 top-grossing films of 2013, according to the University of Southern California -- despite buying 25 percent of movie tickets sold that year and making up 17 percent of the population.

Take a look at how several white actors reacted to being told to do things like, say the word "peruse" as if they were in a country club.

By the end of the video, one actor seemed to get an idea of what was happening and said:

"I know auditions in general are kind of like, you're not acting like a real person, but I don't think that's an excuse to be shitty to somebody -- [to say] like 'oh yeah, lean into a stereotype.'" 

Check out the video above and stick around for the big reveal at the end. 

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23 Books By Latinos That Might Just Change Your Life

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2015 | 12:51 AM

Whether you're looking to find yourself in a book or lose yourself in a story, there's a colorful and magical literary world to explore through the lens of Latino authors. 

You can discover the magic in reality with Gabriel García Márquez, the wonders of love with Pablo...

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Tommy Mottola: HBO’s ‘The Latin Explosion’ Is For Americans Who ‘Still Don’t Get' The Power Of Latinos

(0) Comments | Posted November 16, 2015 | 9:15 AM

NEW YORK -- Tommy Mottola remembers a childhood filled with the lively rhythms of Latin music, hearing it trickle out of houses and shops in his neighborhood in the Bronx. Such is the memory the former Sony Music executive, who’s responsible for some of the biggest names in...

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Watch Students Realize Arabic And Spanish Aren't Very Different

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2015 | 10:43 AM

"I basically speak Arabic." 

That's how one Spanish speaker reacted after Barbara Estrada and Taylor Villanueva, two journalism students from the University of Southern California, produced a video to show the similarities between Spanish and Arabic. In the viral video, a Spanish-speaking student and an Arabic-speaking student simultaneously...

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After The Sexual Harassment Of A 12-Year-Old Girl, Women Speak Out With #PrimeiroAssedio

(0) Comments | Posted November 10, 2015 | 3:02 PM

Valentina Shulz is one of the many young chefs hoping to show off her culinary chops on Brazil’s "MasterChef Junior," but when the series made its debut on Oct. 20, the 12-year-old girl instead became the target of online sexual harassment.


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#LatinasAreNot Going To Stand For Stereotypes, This Hashtag Proves It

(1) Comments | Posted November 6, 2015 | 11:35 AM

"Spicy, exotic, fetish or sassy" are all words often used when Latinas are described in film, television and mainstream media.

To fight back against these one-dimensional stereotypes, HuffPost Latino Voices asked Latinas to raise their voice using the hashtag #LatinasAreNot. The response was massively

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Dozens Of High-Profile Hispanics Write Blistering Open Letter To Donald Trump

(6) Comments | Posted November 6, 2015 | 8:44 AM

Dozens of prominent Hispanic figures from across the political divide have come together to formally "condemn" Donald Trump and the comments the GOP candidate has made against Latinos since the beginning of his presidential campaign. 

In a blistering statement published Tuesday in Spanish on...

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Zoe Saldana's Response To Anti-Immigrant Hate: ‘You Can’t Kill Us. You Can’t Send Us Back’

(2) Comments | Posted November 4, 2015 | 12:42 PM

Zoe Saldana is taking a bold stance against the anti-immigrant and anti-Latino comments that have been making headlines in recent months. 

In an in-depth interview with Latina magazine, the 37-year-old actress candidly spoke about her views on the...

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How To Make Grasshopper Trail Mix With Oaxacan 'Chapulines'

(0) Comments | Posted November 2, 2015 | 5:49 PM

If you consider yourself a foodie and you want to take a trip, look no further than Oaxaca, one of Mexico's most important gastronomical hubs, for a unique culinary experience. 

The southwest state's cuisine is rooted in indigenous traditions that attract food tourists from across the world, including...

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Singer Jasmine V Announces Pregnancy With Advice For Young Moms

(0) Comments | Posted November 2, 2015 | 2:56 PM

Jasmine V is pregnant!

The 21-year-old singer made the announcement during an exclusive interview with Cosmopolitan for Latinas published Monday. The star revealed she's nearly six months pregnant, and described how her family and longtime boyfriend took the news, as well as her fears about going...

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35 Hauntingly Beautiful Photos To Capture Day Of The Dead Worldwide

(0) Comments | Posted November 2, 2015 | 1:31 PM

The Day of the Dead is more than just sugar skull make-up and colorful getups; it's a day of remembrance. 

The Mexican holiday, celebrated on the first and second day of November, is a time when families commemorate the loved ones they've lost with beautiful altars and lively...

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17 Treats From Latin America That'll Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

(0) Comments | Posted October 30, 2015 | 1:42 PM

Whether it's Halloween, someone's birthday or just a random Tuesday night, these Latin American goodies never cease to satisfy our sweet tooth. 

Join us as we take a trip down memory lane and revisit 17 of our favorite childhood sweets, candies and treats.  


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El esposo de Selena comparte una rara y adorable foto de la fallecida cantante

(3) Comments | Posted October 29, 2015 | 6:03 PM

Los fans de Selena Quintanilla recibieron una gran dosis de nostalgia a principios de esta semana, y nosotros estamos reviviendo el momento para el #TBT de esta semana.

El viudo de la cantante mexicano-estadounidense, Chris Perez, compartió este lunes una adorable foto de la fallecida cantante en su...

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Taylor Swift, Ricky Martin Dance To 'Livin' La Vida Loca' In Miami

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2015 | 2:55 PM

Good times with Taylor Swift tonight #happybirthday1989

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Selena's Husband Shares Rare And Adorable Photo Of The Late Singer

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2015 | 12:49 PM

Selena Quintanilla fans got a big dose of nostalgia earlier this week, and we're revisiting the moment for this week's #TBT. 

The Mexican-American singer's widower, Chris Perez, shared an adorable photo of the late singer on his Facebook account on Monday. The image shows Quintanilla embracing her husband,...

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The Most Terrifying Latino Urban Legends, Illustrated

(0) Comments | Posted October 26, 2015 | 4:47 PM

To many people, Halloween is all about black and orange themed decorations, pumpkin carvings and sure, a few favorite horror flicks.

But for those who want to be truly terrified, Latin American folklore has a much more sinister take on horror. There are some absolutely grotesque and...

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Sofia Vergara Slams Radio Show Claiming 'Rumors' She Might Be One Of Bill Cosby's Victims

(0) Comments | Posted October 26, 2015 | 1:20 PM

Sofia Vergara fired back at a radio show that suggested it was "rumored" the actress might have been one of Bill Cosby's victims. The claim was made via Twitter in connection to a video of the comedian interviewing the "Modern Family" star more than a decade ago....

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