Shakira unites Latin American artists to help poor children
Not so long ago, Latin American artists who spoke up for social causes often risked prison, exile or far worse, writes Reed Johnson in Mexico City.
What a difference a generation makes. On Thursday, a phalanx of Spanish-speaking pop artists headed by Colombian superstar Shakira and Spanish-Italian singer Miguel Bosé gathered here to promote a new initiative to aid Latin America's millions of poor, malnourished and undereducated children. They were joined by the world's second-richest man, a top U.S. philanthropist and an international mob of reporters drawn by a potent cocktail of celebrity, money and power, laced with an emerging social conscience.
Watch the video of the event below, and read the report here.
-- Deborah Bonello in Mexico City