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Selena Gomez, Salma Hayek, & Shakira Cover 'Latina'

Selena Gomez, Salma Hayek, & Shakira Cover 'Latina'

Check out the star studded cover of Latina magazine’s 15th Anniversary issue!

The pullout cover features Shakira, Selena Gomez, Salma Hayek, Zoe Saldana, Eva Longoria, Gloria Estefan, Michelle Rodriguez, Jessica Alba, Daisy Fuentes, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson, Ana de la Reguera, Natalie Morales, Rosie Perez and La La Anthony.

FYI: The anniversary issue took 9 months of planning, 7 photo shoots, more than 100 red hot designer dresses, and upwards of $10 million in jewelry!

Latina‘s October 2011 issue hits newsstands on Tuesday, September 13. For more from the ladies, visit Latina.com!

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@Trujillo: You’re crazy

@Brasil: Are you kidding me? Brazilians ARE latinos!!! Their languages is latin. And like always these women are or half mexican or half puerto rican or from central america, but what about south american girls???!!!!

@Andorra: I was going to say this before you did that Brazilian people describe themselves first by race and/or color and then by nationality. In 2008 according to their government figures the population was divided this way: 48.43% as white Brazilians, 43.80% as multiracial Brazilians, 6.84% as Black Brazilian, 0.58% as Asian Brazilian and 0.28% as Amerindian.

Curitiba, Americans do the same thing.

@AstoriaCalm down it wasn’t meant as a criticism or a dig it’s just what they do.

well I’m brazilian and this Latino terminology thing doesn’t exist here and probably doesn’t exist in all of these other contries either, this is something you americans invented, as if we are all the same race! All of these countries have lots of different races and have ancestry form all over the world! The language that you speak does not define a race, if not you’d all be called anglo saxons!

I think sport and politics have a bettern idea than all these cultural fights and polemics.
The Comunidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y Caribeños does not exclude Brasil (nor Brasil is excluding itself) because of any reason. also, the caribbean countries are very much present.
The Asociacion Latinoamericana de Libre comercio also includes BRasil, but many smaller countries are not present.
The Grupo de Rio englobes practically every country South of the border, and also in the Caribbean, exception of the Guyanas, I think.

Hispanoamerica is a restrictive term (to spanish language)
Latinamerican is a much wider term.
i would be interested to know what term would be applied to those Mexican descendants who lived in the californias and other border states and kept the spanish language?
I, as Mexican , am not fixated with that beig darker or whiter defines our nationality or culture.
An in-law relative of mine is very much German, in blood, looks and culture, but I would not bother to ask her if she is Mexican. She is, and if she does feel more GErman, then it is a personal choice of hers to say that. ust like in Gisele’s case, I’ve read that she considers herself very BRzilian regardless of her family keeping breeding within the germann lines (there are some cultures like that, I guess, not only the Germans, but the Jews, Lebanese, etc here in Mexico did the same to try to preserve their culture).
And in my country a in most otheres there are big influences, not only of the native or Spanish /Europen countries. Here we had also Blacks coming to certain areas, but also I read that some of the black population came escaping from their Central american/caribbean owners and ended in coastal areas, where you can easily see their influence. The Asian influence/chinese and some Japanese is present.

Hey I bet the Menonite living in MExico have Mexican passports too, even tough they are protected by international treatys and they try to protect their way of life.

sorry about the typos and the rant.

@jazmín:

Jazmín, i totally agree with you..not all argentinian are racists. Most of us are half native and half european, so we’re not calling ourselves european, we’re just plain argentinian, and that’s all…I do not feel represented for any of these women, they may have Latin/Hispanic names but most of them don’t even know how to speak Spanish…just IMO ;)

@anna:

very well said Anna, we don’t use this “latino” to name other south american people…if you’re from Brazil, you’re Brazilian, if you’re from Peru you are just peruvian but “Latino/a?????”

Brazilians are the MOST beautiful people on the planet, barnone. Brazilian women are considered beyond beautiful. Brazilians are a little color struck with all their color groupings but gotta admit, they are STUNNING!

Marina: are you kiding? all the dark Indio looking Mexicans are the illegals trying to escape the border. All the white MExicans are on Telenovelas and Univision. Mexico is deeply color struck and racist. Are you really kidding me?? lol.! Denial much?

that would be your opinion.
I have a BIG bucnh of relatives (probably as 90% of Mexican do) who live in the USA and probably crossed as illegals ever since the 50s, that I know.
6 half brothers and sisters of mine live up there. They were young when they left. You would not know they are 100% Mexican if you saw them. Maybe 2 or 3 do not want American to know they are Mexican either. tall, white skin. all of them American citizens by now. all of them productitve and hardworking and almost all of them assimilated into the white American culture. Good for them, since they do not have to face the racism against darker mexicans or latin americans.
On the other hand, I have cousins that left for the US in the 80′s poorer, already adults, and yes darker in skin (my family has blondes, green/blue eyed and also darker, shorter types) and they went to the factories, to poorer areas. Hardworking as well, and they typical type that sends money to their younger brothers, and their children are studying and trying to make it. I bet they face more racism than did my siblings.

Firs time I went to the states people asked me if I was Italian or Spanish, haha Mexican, I said. I could very well see the kind of dissapointment. being Mexican is not “glamorous” I guess. It made me see how superficial some people are. And I did not learn that in my country, Mexico.
Good thing I learned that there are wonderful people that are not fixated in races, looks and tones of skin.
Yes, you can see lighter skined people in TV, but not all of them are, and I do not watch that much tv to help your case.
Yes, the poorest, not the “darkest” are the ones that have to travel to look for jobs, and they do it within Mexico too, like I guess happens in every country.
The poorest people here live in the Southern states, in the states with more difficult orographic conditions. MAny of them risk their lives and the few money they have to go up there like many Salvadorians, Guatemalans, etc, do. MExicans who cross are not only poor, but also they have had little oppportunity to go to school.
So after living here, they go to a country where even their fellow “latins” consider them badly. For what I know, cubans and others consider those with Mexican ancestry “less” than them. So the racist cycle would not end.
I work in public schools and I do not see racism as bad as you do here in my own country. There was a Veracruzana girl that looked very much in they type of Jada pinkett in one of my classes last year and she was not bullied at all. Maybe you had a bad experience.

Marina, sounds like you are desperately trying to prove to us something that statistics refutes. I ive in LA. You go to Van Nuys, East LA, the barrio, ANYWHERE and ALL the Mexicans are Native American looking – very short and stocky, dark, sraight hair and very Indio. The white Mexicans you talk of are not here in numbers honey sorry. But the White Mexican minority refuses to care for these folks thus why so many are here suffering. Despite their own suffering and profiling (See arizona immigrations laws) Mexicans still discriminate against others. Marina you need a wake up call. I think you are delusional.

@Marina’s INS officer: so what, you don;t think there are white mexicans too? I know some blond ones as well, it’s a mixed country as all others in the americas. they’re not all in the US for your information

@Lyla Says:
Funny, I don’t remember ANY of my friends or acquaintances looking anything like Zoe Saldana in Colombia. The Colombiana movie is a joke. Its not that we are desperate, its that she doesn’t look like shes from medellin, bogota or cali.(where the movie takes place) She does though like shes from el choco or la costa. There are alot more talented Colombian women who could’ve easily played this character but they decided to go with fake and hollywood….like always…. que pesar.

@RachelSun:
COLOMBIANS no ColUMbians…. jesus!

Jane: yes there are white mexicans but they are not the car valets, cleaning ladies, car wash people or undocumented poor immigrants in Los Angeles or Arizona. All the white mexican minority is in Mexico putting themselves on Telenovelas. Come to Los Angeles and see what we mean.

Valeria – there are black Columbians silly woman. Those blondes at Miss Universe are only there because Columbians think white people are better than they are! lol! But Hollywood only sees you as drug dealers. lol! Get over yourself.

@blue letters @ 09/09/2011 at 4:02 pm

You are clearly in need of a therapyst. And in need of a good education too. Livin in what? LA? doesn’t give you knowledge nor authority about a country’s real culture. YOu know what you see there, or what people tell you, but… it is never the same to go an live for a while in a place.

Before, I would criticize all Americans, making generalizations because I did not know better.
Now I know that besides people like you, all nasty, prejudiced, uneducated, I know that there are americans from all colors and races that are very nice to foreigners, nor racist, etc. You may get my point, but I see you only agreeing with yourself, so, keep on hating.

#146: I have been to Mexico many many times. I have Mexican friends of all walks of life. My point is this: THE MAJORITY (like 99%) of Mexicans here in the US illegally are poor INDIOS and vey Native American-looking dark short stocky Mexicans who escaped hardship. European features is closely aligned to one’s class in MExico. MOST rich and upper middle class Mexcians are NOT part of that ethnic group. There are historical reasons why that is – whites inherited white european wealth etc. The valets, carwashers, factory workers, fruit pickers, farmers in LA, Arizona, Texas etc are all non white Mexicans. I dare say if they were indeed white, they wouldn’t be treated so awfully by Whites in this country and Mexicans (rich ones) in Mexico.

Many people don’t consider Zoe Saldana, La La Vasquez, Rosie Perez, or even Rosario Dawson as authentic Latinas. They just consider as black women. Seriously this is just Latina trying to sell more magazines to the black community and having them eat it up. Also these woman are just playing both sides of the fences so they can make more money which is very sad and manipulative. Eventually people will get tired of it and a backlash will occur so bad it may cost them serious money in the long run.

Wow so many bad choices in the Latina Magazine it is crazy. Jessica Alba should not be consider Latina when she said she wasn’t Mexican. Latina Magazine really sucks as a publication. It seems like they want to claim everyone on the planet as Latino/Latina to sell more magazines. It is sad and people should realize their agenda. I would just boycott the magazine from now on if it isn’t really gonna represent true Latinos/Latinas

To many fakes are starting to show up and really are true representatives of the Latin culture. Many can’t even speak a romance language among other things some can even pronounce their names correctly. It is sad.

brianna bermudez @ 01/16/2012 at 10:54 pm

Valeria – C’mon, I find it VERY hard to believe that you were in Cali and you didn’t see any black colombians there. And while Medellin and Bogota don’t have large black colombian populations, doesn’t mean it’s totally unrealistic. Just b/c YOU didn’t see them doesn’t mean they don’t exist.

brianna bermudez @ 01/16/2012 at 11:08 pm

Also, Sofia Vergara and Penelope Cruz or JLo could’ve easily replaced Selena Gomez and Jessica Alba. The only thing ‘Latina’ about those two are their surnames. Selena was raised by her white mother and doesn’t know anything about her culture and Jessica constantly tries to distance herself from her Latin roots. Idk why Latinos are so pressed on claiming a woman who has made it clear she wants nothing to do with us. -.-

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