Colombian star Shakira says she has teamed with a group of Latin artists to organize a "revolutionary" event to raise consciousness and provide aid. The event will be similar to Live Aid, but will foc

Colombian star Shakira says she has teamed with a group of Latin artists to organize a "revolutionary" event to raise consciousness and provide aid. The event will be similar to Live Aid, but will focus on Latin America, whose ills have largely fallen off the international radar since Sept. 11, 2001.

"We want this to be an event that brings world attention to poverty in Latin America," Shakira says, "which is virtually invisible to the rest of the world."

Formal word of the event, which is tentatively slated for 2007, is not expected for several months. Sources say the artists involved include Juanes, Alejandro Sanz and Miguel Bosé, who all have track records of working for worthy causes.

For example, unrelated to the 2007 event, Juanes will stage a benefit concert called Colombia Sin Minas that will raise money for children who have fallen victim to land mines. As previously reported, the acoustic show will take place May 24 at the Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angeles and will feature a slew of guests, including Sanz and Carlos Vives.