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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.

Entries by Carolina Moreno

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

(0) 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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Why John Leguizamo Says He Didn't ‘Want To Be A Drug Dealer Or A Murderer' The Rest Of His Life

(2) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 11:44 AM

John Leguizamo made his television debut in the mid-1980s on “Miami Vice.” He was first cast as the son of an important drug lord and later as one-third of drug dealing trio the Alvarez brothers. Roles like this, the actors now says, are ones he’s made...

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John Leguizamo Lands Lead In CBS Comedy Pilot ‘Taxi-22'

(1) Comments | Posted January 23, 2015 | 12:48 PM

John Leguizamo has been cast as the lead in “Taxi-22,” a TV project actor James Gandolfini had been developing for over three years before his death in 2013.

Deadline first reported the casting news on Wednesday, adding that Gandolfini’s “passion project” had been looking...

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'Jane The Virgin' Pauses Mid-Episode To Drive Home The Need For Immigration Reform

(9) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 2:11 PM

Much like its Golden Globe-winning star, “Jane The Virgin” isn't afraid to speak out on controversial issues.

The CW dramedy returned from its midseason break this week. In Monday's episode, the show took a stand on a hot-button topic: immigration reform.

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Shakira's Son Milan Turns Two, Take A Look At His Adorable Two Years On Earth

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 2:09 PM

It's been two years since Shakira welcomed her first son into the world, and thanks to social media fans have been able to witness how fast Milan has grown.

Like many mothers, the Colombian singer has been avidly sharing photos and clips of her baby boy since his...

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Jennifer Lopez Questions If Past Criticism Towards Her Was Due To Her Being ‘A Minority'

(26) Comments | Posted January 21, 2015 | 10:28 AM

Jennifer Lopez is widely known today as ‘Jenny from the Block,’ but the nuyorican singer says she knows the nickname didn’t come without some major backlash.

In a recent interview with Complex magazine, J.Lo said she still questions if past criticism towards her had to do with...

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Cosmo Editor Says Hollywood Makes ‘Deliberate Decision' To Leave Out Actors Of Color

(13) Comments | Posted January 16, 2015 | 12:56 PM

For Michelle Mulligan, editor-in-chief of Cosmo For Latinas, this year’s all-white Academy Award nominees are proof that Hollywood makes a “deliberate decision” to leave out actors of color.

In a conversation with HuffPost Live host Carolina Modarressy-Tehrani, Mulligan argued that Latinos overall are “absurdly underrepresented”...

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George Lopez Says Blacks, Latinos On Late Night Aren't 'Able To Fail Like White People Fail'

(52) Comments | Posted January 15, 2015 | 7:26 PM

George Lopez may be known for his comedy, but the actor gets serious in the upcoming inspirational drama “Spare Parts.”

The comedian stopped by HuffPost Live on Wednesday to promote his new film and spoke with host Marc Lamont about Latinos in late night, immigration and more.

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Sofía Vergara's Life Before 'Modern Family' Was Very Different

(31) Comments | Posted January 15, 2015 | 12:27 PM

Before becoming Gloria Pritchett in ABC's hit comedy "Modern Family" and TV's highest paid actress three years in a row, Sofía Vergara had a very different life.

Vergara made her debut in the entertainment industry in her native Colombia with a sexy Pepsi commercial at the age of...

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A ‘Hurting' Zoe Saldana Turns To Twitter Moms For Breastfeeding Advice

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 1:16 PM

Breastfeeding is a beautiful part of motherhood but, as new mom Zoe Saldana has come to realize, it doesn’t come without some pain.

The “Guardians of the Galaxy” actress announced the birth of her twin boys earlier this month, and on Saturday she took to...

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Shakira, Iggy Azalea To Collaborate In New Album: Report

(1) Comments | Posted January 8, 2015 | 5:08 PM

Almost a year after the release of a predominantly English album, Shakira is already prepping the release of a new bilingual record.

The currently untitled album will include collaborations with Mexican rock group Maná, Spanish singer Alejandro Sanz and rapper Iggy Azalea, according to Spanish newspaper El Mundo....

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'Jane The Virgin' Wins Favorite New TV Comedy At People's Choice Awards

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

New comedies overwhelmed fall's TV lineup in 2014 but the new year began with the people’s decision: “Jane The Virgin” will have TV's last laugh.

The critically-acclaimed CW series started awards season strong on Wednesday night, when the cast took home the People’s Choice Award for

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Three Kings' Day Celebration: History And Traditions Behind 'El Día De Los Reyes'

(49) Comments | Posted January 6, 2015 | 11:04 AM

Santa Claus may have gone back to the North Pole to rest, but it doesn’t mean the gift-giving (and receiving) is over -- at least not for the thousands of children in Latin America and Spain anxiously awaiting“El Día de los Reyes” Celebration on Jan. 6th.

For many...

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22 New Year's Eve Traditions The World Can Learn From Latin America

(2) Comments | Posted December 31, 2014 | 10:43 AM

Editor's Note: In light of the upcoming new year, we're revisiting a post first published in December 2012.

It's time say good-bye to the old!

But oh, if only it were that simple. With almost two dozen New Year's Eve traditions, Latin Americans not...

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Remembering The Latinos We Lost In 2014

(2) Comments | Posted December 30, 2014 | 3:55 PM

Every year the world loses many greats: literary figures, comedians, actors, musicians. While this year was no different, it was unfortunately marked by the loss of Latinos who were victims of violence and other tragedies.

Some died at the peak of their careers, but others had long and legendary...

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Jencarlos Canela será el primer latino en conducir la cuenta regresiva para el Año Nuevo en Times Square

(2) Comments | Posted December 29, 2014 | 12:41 PM

La sexagésima segunda cuenta regresiva para el Año Nuevo en Times Square se repite alrededor de todo el mundo, y este año Jencarlos Canela hará historia siendo el primer latino en conducirla.

El actor cubano-americano es uno de los cinco representantes del International Rescue Committee (IRC) –una organización...

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Jencarlos Canela Will Be First Latino To Lead New Year's Eve Countdown In Times Square

(0) Comments | Posted December 29, 2014 | 11:51 AM

The sixty-second countdown into the new year from Times Square is echoed annually around the world, and this year Jencarlos Canela will make history as the first Latino to lead it.

The Cuban-American actor and singer is one of five representatives from the International Rescue Committee (IRC), an...

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Jennifer Lopez On Why Her New Movie Is ‘Breaking Down' Stereotypes

(3) Comments | Posted December 23, 2014 | 2:53 PM

By partnering with NUVOtv in 2012, Jennifer Lopez made it clear that’d she liked to see more Latinos on the small screen. But with her upcoming thriller, the star says she’s hoping to “break down” stereotypes on the big screen as well.

Lopez, 45, stars in Rob Cohen’s...

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'OITNB' Star Diane Guerrero To Pen Memoir On Family's Immigration Struggles

(0) Comments | Posted December 22, 2014 | 12:45 PM

“Orange Is The New Black” star Diane Guerrero shared her family’s struggles as undocumented immigrants back in November and made an emotional plea for immigration reform in the form of an op-ed in The Los Angeles Times. Now, the actress is reaching for a bigger platform.


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10 Ways Cuba Has Changed Since The Cold War

(22) Comments | Posted December 17, 2014 | 5:50 PM

Travelers who've had the chance to experience Cuba first-hand often describe it as a country where time has stood still. Powdered blue 1956 Fords and canary yellow 1952 Chevrolets may line the streets today, but for Cubans living on the island the passage of time has not gone unnoticed.


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