Founding of Latin America in Solidarity Action

Two of South America’s greatest talents, singer Shakira and writer and Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1927-2014), launched the foundation for Latin America in Solidarity Action on December 12, 2006. The foundation’s mission is to nurture at-risk children from pregnancy through age 6. One of the foundation’s programs provides health and nutritional assistance to pregnant women and children under age 2. A second program enrolls exploited and homeless children in school. A number of other luminous Latinx stars supported the cause; including Ruben Blades, Juanes, Ricky Martin, Mana, and Alejandro Sanz. Please visit

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