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Raúl de Molina is the multiple Emmy award winning co-host of Univision networks #1 rated entertainment news show, El Gordo y La Flaca, with more viewers on its time slot than ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX combined. Raul is also the author of the bestselling La Dieta del Gordo and an accomplished photojournalist, whose work has been featured in Time Magazine, Newsweek, Life and Paris Match among others.
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Raúl de Molina nació en Cuba y abandonó su país a la edad de 10 años. Parte de su adolescencia fue en Madrid, España hasta que llegó a Estados Unidos a los 16 años de edad. Trabajó como fotógrafo para Associated Press durante la década de los 80. Sus trabajos fueron publicados en Time, Life, Newsweek, Paris Match y otros. En los últimos 20 años ha sido presentador de televisión, primero en Telemundo y posteriormente en Univision, donde conduce junto a Lili Estefan el popular programa de entretenimiento 'El Gordo y la Flaca'. En el 2008, fue reconocido como uno de los hispanos más influyentes en Estados Unidos por la revista People en Español. En octubre del 2008, Random House publicó su libro 'La Dieta del Gordo'. Raúl de Molina sirve además como embajador de la marca Louis Vuitton en eventos caritativos para ayudar a niños y familias de bajos recursos.

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World Cup Photo Diary: The Night Before the Big Game

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 12:00 AM

Last night I attended a party given by Hublot watches and Romero Britto at what he called the most beautiful mansion in Rio, located in the Santa Teresa neighborhood. Former Brazilian fútbol star Pele was there. Wyclef Jean played host in the VIP area and later wowed the crowd with...

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World Cup Photo Dairy: Ready for the Big Day

(0) Comments | Posted July 12, 2014 | 10:55 PM

All is set for the final game here in Rio with close to 100,000 thousands Argentinian fans invading this city and especially the beach at Copacabana, the majority of them will not be able to be at the stadium since the tickets are going on resale for anywhere between $10,000...

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Is Brazil Safe for the Final World Cup Game?

(0) Comments | Posted July 12, 2014 | 5:34 PM

Is Brazil safe for the final game of the World Cup? I think so, and I am sure that if you have been watching Globo and Record, the two main networks in Brazil, you feel the same way.

No matter what network you have been watching, I am sure...

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World Cup Photo Diary: My Final Days in Brazil

(0) Comments | Posted July 10, 2014 | 11:29 AM

To add insult to injury, the biggest Brazilian rivals, Argentina, will be in final of this World Cup after defeating the Netherlands on penalty kicks. All was back to normal in Brazil and thousands of Argentinian fans left the game in Sao Paulo and arrived in Rio in the early...

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World Cup Photo Diary: Home Team Loss

(0) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 10:01 AM

My last week in Brazil will not be a happy one after Germany destroyed the home team and eliminated them from the final of the World Cup. After my live show I watched the game on TV in the neighborhood of Lagoa in Rio in the second floor of a...

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World Cup Photo Diary: Beach Day in Barra

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 2:51 PM

With the World Cup coming to an end next weekend it felt strange not to have a game to watch. This Sunday morning we headed for Barra, the beach town about one hour from Rio, which many people here call Miami Beach. From there we headed south along the coast...

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World Cup Photo Diary: Porcao and the Carnival King

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 12:54 PM

I loved going to the Confeitaria Colombo with the King of the Carnival and for this trip El Rey took me to Porcao for some fresh pork. The food was delicious and the view of Sugarloaf Mountain in the background was fantastic. Great evening in Rio!

Firing up the...

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World Cup Photo Diary: Live From Maracana Stadium

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 7:29 AM

On Friday afternoon I did El Gordo y La Flaca live from Maracana Stadium right after Germany beat France in what turned out to be an uneventful match. On Saturday we climbed to one of the seven wonders of the world: El Cristo. The views of Rio were incredible. Later...

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World Cup Photo Diary: My Day in Lapa

(0) Comments | Posted July 4, 2014 | 3:16 PM

Yesterday morning I spent the majority of the day in the Lapa neighborhood of Rio with George Otero, a well-known plastic surgeon from Brazil who practices 20 days of the month in Mexico City and returns for 10 days to his private island here. George took me on a tour...

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World Cup Photo Diary: Visit to El Cristo

(2) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 10:51 PM

I had the most amazing experience over the weekend -- we took a helicopter tour of El Cristo. The views were fantastic and it's a part of the trip I will remember forever. The crew and I had so much fun with this experience. Tune into Univision for more from...

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World Cup Photo Diary: Fútbol y La Playa

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2014 | 3:24 PM

Today I played fútbol with two retired World Cup greats from Colombia con dos grandes #PibeValderrama y #TinoAsprilla for the #ForeverFoundation in El Salvador and Univision Sports.

Many of the world's top retired players that are now covering the World Cup as commentators participated in the game which was...

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World Cup Photo Diary: Confeitaria Colombo

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2014 | 6:30 PM

Confeitaria Colombo was one of my first stops when I got to Rio... the Queen of England ate here, so I figured if it was good enough for her, it had to be great for me! I thought it would be best to go to Confeitaria Colombo with a different...

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World Cup Photo Diary: Fan Fest!

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 9:56 AM

We celebrated Fan Fest in Copacabana on Monday. Fan Fest are official FIFA spaces where the public can watch games. The crowds were massive and while there was expected to be a large demonstration against the World Cup, it never materialized. Don't forget to watch me on Univision every day...

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World Cup Photo Diary: Fishing in Rio

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2014 | 10:12 AM

I love the seafood in Rio and wanted to go straight to the source for my next meal - the ocean! I woke up at 4:30am on Saturday to go out with the fishermen and find out how they get such delicious catches every day. We went out to sea...

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World Cup Photo Diary: Sugarloaf Mountain

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2014 | 12:10 AM

Sugarloaf Mountain is well known for having some of the most amazing views of Rio. I had to check it out for myself, so I took my Univision crew up to the top and I couldn't believe the views! It's a beautiful trip up the mountain in a cable car...

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World Cup Photo Diary: Fútbol and Art

(0) Comments | Posted June 21, 2014 | 5:08 PM

Another fantastic day in Rio! Got a workout in yesterday showing off my fútbol skills with Jayzinho, the ultimate freestyle and professional street fútbol player. Before learning some tricks from the master fútbolista I enjoyed the magnifica cuisine of Rio... fresh seafood! I was honored to attend the Univision Noticias...

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World Cup Photo Diary: Me & The Presleys

(0) Comments | Posted June 20, 2014 | 2:02 PM

Watched the Chile v. Spain game with the Elvis Presleys Wednesday! I first met this group of fútbol fans eight years ago at the World Cup in Munich and have been watching games with them at the World Cup ever since! They're a group of 35 Americans from Kansas City...

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Hola From Rio! World Cup Photo Diary

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2014 | 12:36 PM

Hola from Copacabana, Rio! I'm here in Brazil covering the World Cup for Univision and loving every second of my time at the games! I've been meeting amazing people, eating FANTASTIC food and watching the greatest sport in the world...fútbol. Check out my photos every day to see what I'm...

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America's Voices in Israel

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2013 | 2:53 PM

Last week I had the unique opportunity to share my experiences from my recent trip to Israel with "America's Voices in Israel" in front of over 1,200 people at the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations 50th Anniversary Tribute Gala. I wanted to take this opportunity to share...

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Sí Se Puede!

(7) Comments | Posted September 4, 2012 | 2:44 PM

"Cheers on the left, cheers on the right. What do we say? Obama, Obama, Rah, Rah, Rah! Higher, you guys! Haven't you had any coffee today?" And they will all cheer even higher: "Obama, Obama, Obama!"

This was Saturday afternoon in one of the largest Latino neighborhoods of Charlotte, NC,...

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