For years, Mexico has been the major path for Latin pop success in the United States. During the heyday of Latin pop in the 1990s, it was routine for acts like ­Chayanne and Ricky Martin to spend months on end in Mexico in order to break stateside. That requirement has loosened ­somewhat as an increasing number of Latin acts -- including Romeo Santos, Daddy Yankee, Don Omar and Prince Royce -- break from the States.

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