TIME Influential: Juan Manuel Santos

Juan Manuel Santos

Shakira, who wrote the narrative honoring Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, has worked closely with the politician for the Barefoot and ALAS foundations, which helps provide quality education to countless of kids in their native country. The pop star states in her Time article, “In Colombia, we dream of a future of progress, prosperity and peace. By focusing on education, I believe President Santos is on the right track to make that dream a reality.”

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Miranda Noland,

Miranda Noland is the Senior Photo Editor for Latina.com. She handles all the photo needs for the site and occasionally writes a thing or two. Growing up in a small town in Missouri, she collected (and hoarded) magazines and dreamed of working at one someday. She studied art and design at Drury University and moved to New York City after graduating. She loves being an aunt to her two nephews and has recently moved to be closer to them. She's a pop culture junkie who watches way too much television, and she still hoards magazines.