Politics 2015 Latin Grammys Get Political As Artists Urge Latinos: 'Don't Vote For Racists'

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    Mexican rock band Maná, which has never shied away from controversial topics, took the stage Thursday night in Las Vegas to denounce the harsh tone some presidential candidates have taken when speaking about undocumented immigrants.



    “Latinos united. Don’t vote for racists,” the band said in a Spanish-language poster after singing “Somos más Americanos” ("We are more American") with the norteño band Los Tigres del Norte.

    When they received the award for best pop/rock album for “Cama incendiada" ("Burning Bed"), Maná’s lead singer Fher Olvera urged Hispanics to exert their voting power and go out and vote.

    “This is how we can use our power,” he said. “We have to exercise our right to vote, and vote for those who will give more quality to Latinos, to the candidates. Use your strength, Latinos!”

    Speaking to reporters backstage, the band said they are not pushing for any specific candidate in the upcoming presidential elections. Instead, they wanted to implore Hispanics, one of the fastest-growing segments of the electorate, to flex their voting muscle to elect a president in favor of immigration reform



    “We think it’s important (to use) any platform be it the Grammys, be it a concert, be it with the press, it’s important to speak out,” said drummer Alex González. “We think it’s a perfect moment. At the end of the day we are musicians, but we are human, beings also. We are worried and concerned about many things going on in the world.”

    While the show’s political tilt lit up Twitter, it was the legendary Rita Moreno that turned up the heat when she got a little frisky onstage.

    Presenting the award for best urban album to fellow Puerto Rican Tego Calderón, the 83-year-old showed that age is just a number.

    “I listen to reggaeton all the time – when I wake up, when I am doing yoga – there is nothing like meditating and when you have the “perreando” inside,” she said before taking off her shawl and whipping it around.

    The singer and actress, who just released her very first Spanish-language album, gushed about the awards show.

    “If people need reminding, it reminds this country what a rich culture we bring to this country,” she told FNL. “We bring a lot to this country because of our culture … We really spread like a really ink block.”

    The night’s biggest winner was Mexican singer Natalia Lafourcade, who took the first award – record of the year – along with song of the year with collaborator Leonel García, best alternative music album and best alternative song.

    “I’m very emotional,” she said as she received her award. “This has taught me that whatever hurts us can be transformed into beautiful moments, shared with friends.”

    Dominican singer Juan Luis Guerra took home Album of the Year and dedicated it to his country. He also won best tropical song for “Tus besos” (“Your Kisses”).

    The party kept going with performances by Guerra, Yandel, Prince Royce, Ricky Martin, Pablo Alborán, Nicky Jam, and Maná with Los Tigeres del Norte. Rapper Wisin, Lafourcade, and Alejandro Sanz also took the stage.

    Probably one of the most anticipated performances was that of Colombian band Bomba Estéreo and Will Smith, his first time back on a musical stage since 2005.

    Brazilian crooner Roberto Carlos, who was named the 2015 Latin Academy Person of the Year, performed a medley of some of his greatest hits that had the audience on their feet.

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    dude the lean on intro with Major LAzer, J Balvin and Farruko was awesome
     
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    Apparently if you are anti-illegal immigration, you are a racist.

    Why don't liberals, who equate free speech and anti-criminality with racism, sexism, ismismismismism, just come out and be honest. They hate anyone that is a straight, white, christian, male and will hold anyone else, LITERALLY ANYONE ELSE, in higher regard and excuse their behavior at the expense of the money and freedom of the group they hate.

    Fuck illegals, support legal immigrants.
     
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    This is what has happened in CA since the Republicans pissed off the Latinos

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    You say Latin American, I instantly think Sofia Vergara...

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    But i dont get the love for Carson? Can you explain it?

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    That and the exodus of Republicans out of California.
     
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    This isnt helping us, they've never heard of anyone. Why are they so uninformed?
     
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    Latins love Hillary
     
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    Only "Republican" who got elected statewide after prop 187 was Schwarzenegger, and he had to govern like a democrat to survive.
     
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    Bush thought he had it locked down since he married a Mexican, he thought wrong :jj:
     
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    Evangelicals only care about a narrow band of issues, Carson is their ideal candidate because he favors theocracy over a republic and religion over science.
     
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    None of the presidential candidates seem like racists to me.

    Mexicans really want to hop on that "white oppressor" bandwagon, acting like they were slaves in the US or something.
     
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    Calling them rapist and murderers doesn't seem odd to you? ok
     
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    so Trump then? he was talking about illegal Mexicans -- obviously if they ignore border laws, they're going to have a higher chance of breaking further laws. They're criminals lol

    so they're just talking specifically about Trump? Why don't they have the balls to just say it then? Pussies.
     
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    I cant believe you're making me defend that idiot, but it's not like he married her yesterday.
     
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    I'd give zero shits about 7% of the electorate(Hispanics)? Romney got 27% of that 7% and even if he'd reached the 44% that Bush got in '04 he would have still lost. The Hispanics aren't going to get a Republican elected anyway.
     
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    CA has been a Blue state forever. get your facts straight.
     
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