From Mexico to Haiti with Love

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Mexico City may be located over 1,500 miles away from Port-au-Prince, but that hasn’t stopped many of our favorite Mexican musicians from wanting to do something for Haiti’s earthquake victims. Aleks Syntek, Alejandro Fernández, Vicente Fernández, Julieta Venegas, Natalia Lafourcade, Alejandra Guzmán, Zoe and Panteón Rococo are just some of the artists and groups lending their voices to a special album titled Voces por Haití.

“It’s a compilation of familiar songs, which gives us the opportunity to act fast,” wrote Aleks Syntek on his Twitter page. All of the money raised will go directly to Haiti. But as good a deed as this album may be, it has stirred up a bit of controversy in Mexico, which some say has enough problems of its own. Yet despite the negativity, the double-disc will hit stores this week thanks to the angels that helped put it together. Keep a lookout to do your part.

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Grace Bastidas, Deputy Editor

Born and raised in Queens, New York, where more languages are spoken than anywhere in the world, Grace Bastidas is Latina’s Deputy Editor. She oversees lifestyle content, including topics as diverse as career, health and relationships, and occasionally writes about her own experiences in The Good Life section. As a writer, Grace’s work has appeared in The New York TimesNew York magazine, The Wall Street Journal and Travel + Leisure. She is fluent in Spanish.

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