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Voices Of the Latin American Resistance: Watch the Top Moments You May Have Missed

Victoria La Mala, Nacho, Hanna Pérez Mosa, Ashley Pérez Mosa, Erick Brian Colón and Christopher Velez
Mary Beth Koeth

(Left to right) Victoria La Mala, Nacho, Hanna Pérez Mosa, Ashley Pérez Mosa, Erick Brian Colón and Christopher Velez photographed on July 18, 2018 at the Gibson Showroom in Miami.

The issue of immigration in the United States is a very important topic for many Latino artists, especially when it comes to being a voice of support for those who are forced to leave everything in their country for a better future.

For this reason, Billboard brought together Latin artists -- including Ha*Ash, Nacho, Victoria La Mala and members of CNCO -- who are very connected to current migratory issues and have a personal story to share.

The aforementioned artists discuss immigration issues inside and outside of the United States territory in Voices of the Latin American Resistancea 42-minute video released on Friday (Aug. 3). 

CNCO’s Erick Colón and Christopher Velez open up about their personal stories.  At the age of four, Erick remembers his dad leaving Cuba, while Christopher had to leave Ecuador at the age of eighteen to find a job and help his family.

Meanwhile, Nacho explains why he can’t go to Venezuela -- even though he was born in the South American country, he doesn't have a passport anymore. 

Ha*Ash talks about families being separated at the bordee, while as Mexican-Americans, Hanna and Ashley discuss why people need more education about Latin countries.

Finally, Victoria La Mala shares her process of discovering that the U.S has more opportunities to grow.

In case you missed it, you can see the top moments from the candid discussion below.


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