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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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Sofia Vergara Talks Latino Representation On Television

(7) Comments | Posted October 23, 2014 | 5:17 PM

Over the years Sofía Vergara’s “Modern Family” character, Gloria, has been heavily criticized for perpetuating stereotypes of Latinas. But now the Colombian actress is saying she helped the show’s writers become more culturally aware and that television could use more Latin writers.

Recently the actress spoke to...

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Zoe Saldana On Why She Wants The Word ‘Ethnic' To Disappear

(66) Comments | Posted October 22, 2014 | 12:33 PM

Zoe Saldana is all about voicing her thoughts, but there's one word the "Avatar" star says she's ready to retire.

The first time mother-to-be visited The Queen Latifah Show on Tuesday to talk about her role in “The Book Of Life,” and discuss everything from equality to what...

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Why Café Tacuba Says Being Together For 25 Years Is ‘Truly Difficult'

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2014 | 3:10 PM

NEW YORK -- Café Tacuba revisited an old friend at Stage 48 on Sunday night, as the legendary Mexican rock group performed every track from its 1994 breakthrough record, “Re.”

The album’s 20th anniversary is the reason for the band’s current U.S. tour, in which the quartet is also...

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Rosie Perez Says Latin Hollywood Told Her Not To ‘Rock The Boat'

(29) Comments | Posted October 17, 2014 | 3:05 PM

Rosie Perez has always been a vocal advocate for Latino representation in the entertainment industry -- something she says Latin Hollywood wasn’t keen on in the beginning.

On Monday, the Oscar-nominated actress appeared on “Larry King Now” and spoke about the struggle for Latinos in the entertainment...

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The Side Of Shakira Not Everyone Knows About

(29) Comments | Posted October 16, 2014 | 2:38 PM

Shakira has won the hearts of thousands around the world ever since, well, this happened:

But the Colombian artist had a huge career in Latin America before she crossed over and promised fans they'd be together "Whenever, Wherever."

At the beginning of her career, Shak donned her natural jet black hair that curled in the heat of her native Barranquilla. Colombians and Spanish-speakers worldwide knew her as a Latin rock star with an edgy look and powerful lyrics. It's safe to say things have changed.

Shakira may now be a former "The Voice" coach and forever synonymous with honest hips, but in the hearts of thousands of Latin American fans there will always be a nostalgia for the rocker Shak that gave them "Pies Descalzos" and more.

The singer recently announced her next album would be in Spanish, the first of its kind in ten years if no English tracks make it on the record. Inspired by this news, here's a look at a side of Shakira not everyone is aware of.



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Christina Aguilera Is Officially Returning To 'The Voice' For Season 8

(63) Comments | Posted October 15, 2014 | 11:01 AM

Christina Aguilera is going to holla back to “The Voice” for Season 8, replacing current coach Gwen Stefani.

The announcement was made by “Voice” host Carson Daly during NBC’s Today show on Tuesday. Aguilera took a break from the Emmy-winning competition while pregnant with daughter Summer Rain....

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Eva Longoria Takes Supernatural Hispanic Folklore To The Small Screen

(2) Comments | Posted October 14, 2014 | 6:11 PM

Eva Longoria is getting into the Halloween spirit early with a new supernatural project.

The Mexican-American actress’ UnbeliEVAble Entertainment is teaming up with “Chicago Fire” co-executive producer Andrea Newman and Universal TV to create an anthology series based on Hispanic myths and folklore, Deadline reports.

NBC will...

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Enrique Iglesias Says He 'Got A Divorce Three Days Ago'

(5) Comments | Posted October 14, 2014 | 11:46 AM

Enrique Iglesias is newly divorced, or so he says.

Iglesias, 39, is currently touring the country with Pitbull for his Sex and Love album. The Spanish star spoke to reporters after his performance at the Los Angeles’ Staple Center on Friday, Oct. 10 and put on a...

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Shakira Talks Second Pregnancy, Trying For A Baby Girl And Her Next Spanish Album

(0) Comments | Posted October 13, 2014 | 5:52 PM

Big news for long-time fans of Shakira.

After almost five years since the Colombian singer's release of “Sale El Sol,” the star said she will be starting to work on her next Spanish album soon. Shak spoke to Spain’s EuropaPress, while promoting the release of her new fragrance...

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Gina Rodriguez On Why Stars Are ‘Afraid' To Speak Up About Diversity On TV

(1) Comments | Posted October 13, 2014 | 12:15 PM

Gina Rodriguez may be on the brink of stardom thanks to the CW’s new series "Jane The Virgin," but the actress is more preoccupied with changing the face of television.

The Chicago-born Puerto Rican actress, who starred in the 2012 film "Filly Brown," has already garnered plenty of praise for...

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Why Maria Hinojosa Is 'Less Afraid' Of How The U.S. Will Deal With Demographic Change

(293) Comments | Posted October 9, 2014 | 4:48 PM

The days of a majority-white United States are coming to an end. But it's not something the country should fear, according to award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa.

In her new TV series "America by the Numbers," Hinojosa, a Mexican-born anchor and executive producer of "Latino USA" on NPR, delves...

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Ricky Martin's 'Erection' Tweet Is A Lesson For Fans

(10) Comments | Posted October 9, 2014 | 10:32 AM

Ricky Martin made twitter blush over education.

The Puerto Rican singer tweeted an unexpected statement with a powerful message last Wednesday, which has just recently caught the media’s attention.

In the early hours of October 1, Martin gave his Twitter followers the following gem:

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Benicio Del Toro Talks The Two Sides Of Pablo Escobar

(1) Comments | Posted October 6, 2014 | 1:54 PM

There’s two sides to every story and it’s no different when it comes to the world’s most infamous drug kingpin: Pablo Escobar.

Benicio del Toro brings the Medellín Cartel boss to life in the upcoming film “Escobar: Paradise Lost.” He recently spoke to Variety Latino about how...

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'El Libertador' Star On Why Every American Should Know Simón Bolívar's Story

(160) Comments | Posted October 3, 2014 | 5:18 PM

General Simón Bolívar is one of the Americas' greatest revolutionary heroes, but you won't find elaborate accounts of his feats and ideologies in U.S. history books.

The Venezuelan-born aristocrat, who lived from 1783 to 1830, is perhaps the single most important military strategist in the history of Latin America....

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Variety's 'Power Of Latinos' List Crowns Sofía Vergara And Eugenio Derbez

(6) Comments | Posted October 2, 2014 | 12:18 PM

If Hollywood has learned anything over the last year it’s that appealing to Hispanic audiences is the sweet spot of success.

Last December, a Motion Picture Association of America study found that Hispanics bought 25 percent of the tickets sold in 2013 despite making up...

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Jessica Alba Talks Latina Identity, Complexities Of Race In New Generation

(24) Comments | Posted September 29, 2014 | 6:25 PM

Jessica Alba feels Latina thanks to her father’s Mexican roots, but she knows that topics of race and identity won’t be so clear cut for her children.

The “Sin City” star is the face of Glam Belleza Latina’s Fall issue and spoke to the magazine about...

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J Balvín Talks Latin Grammy Nominations And His Next Big Dream

(1) Comments | Posted September 29, 2014 | 11:55 AM

NEW YORK -- J Balvín has officially gone from up-and-coming artist to Latin Grammy gold nominee.

The Colombian reggaeton star has won over fans and the Latin Recording Academy with his morning-after anthem "6 AM," and he's not stopping there. Balvín, 29, who is currently opening...

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Enrique Iglesias Is Not Saying No To Duet With Legendary Father

(3) Comments | Posted September 26, 2014 | 2:38 PM

NEW YORK -- The darkened inside of Madison Square Garden lit up like a star-filled night sky on Thursday with the white glow of thousands of cell phones slowly swaying to the soft vocals of Enrique Iglesias' pop ballad "Hero."

It was an evening to remember for the Spanish superstar's...

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Shakira Teaches Milan To Read In Adorable Video

(8) Comments | Posted September 25, 2014 | 3:48 PM

Shakira proves, once again, that parents are a child’s best teacher.

In June the Colombian superstar gave son Milan an impressive U.S. history lesson -- in English -- during a visit to Washington D.C. and this week Shak showed us just how sharp her little boy...

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What Ricky Martin Told His Son When Asked, 'Dad, Was I In Your Belly?'

(78) Comments | Posted September 25, 2014 | 12:02 PM

Ricky Martin is the proud father of twins born via a surrogate, and it’s no surprise that the Puerto Rican star has some heartwarming answers for when his curious 6-year-old boys ask him about their birth.

During a radio interview with Luisa Fernanda on the...

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