Brazil is one of the world’s fastest growing mobile markets, with 90 million smartphones in circulation among a population of about 200 million, and today a fin-tech company that has focused on catering to that growing group of users has raised a significant round of funding. Nubank, which has developed a platinum Master Card credit …

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After several years of strong returns, concerns are growing over the sustainability of Chilean pension funds’ yields, amid volatility in local and international markets. A fall in the Chilean peso and strong returns in global markets pushed up yields on international investments from the country’s pension funds, or AFPs. “While the international stock markets have …

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When you walk into the main conference room of the Rock Orange headquarters in Miami, the phrase “Dream even bigger” on the wall stares back at you. You could say it’s a good tagline, but actually, it’s more like a guiding principle for the way things are done around here. Led by principals/managing partners Miguel …

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Sprint rehired Prince Royce to help with developing unique music-related initiatives and programs in the company’s new Hispanic Business Unit. According to PR Newswire, the award-winning artist worked as a Sprint employee in New York in the beginning of his music career. He used the money he made at the mobile store to record the …

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As a Bronx native, selling out Yankee Stadium twice has been a dream come true for “The King of Bachata” Romeo Santos — and an admirable feat to his fellow native New Yorkers who know it’s not always easy to make it in the Big Apple, let alone the world. On April 27, Santos fans …

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Jennifer Lopez performed an amazingly emotional tribute to Selena Quintanilla at the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards in Miami on Thursday, April 30 — reducing half the audience to tears. The much anticipated tribute was always going to be emotionally charged and nostalgic (Lopez got her big break portraying the Tejano singer in the 1997 …

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Romeo Santos and Enrique Iglesias sweep with 10 and nine awards each, respectively. The 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards were jam-packed with big wins, A-list performances and heartfelt moments, as legends and rising stars came together for Latin music’s biggest night at the Bank United Center in Miami. The ceremony, which aired live on Telemundo on …

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Also, Daddy Yankee breaks Latin Rhythm Airplay record. A week after Nicky Jam scored his first No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs with “El Perdon” (where it remains this week), he tops Latin Airplay with the track, featuring Enrique Iglesias. It’s his first radio-driven No. 1 (and Iglesias’ 14th). The track rises 4-1 on the …

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A growing hip hop movement throughout Latin America has meant the emergence of successful and game-changing rappers over the years. At the Half Step on Wednesday night, several Latin rappers stepped onto the stage proving that hip hop can be a universal language. I caught two rappers hailing from Mexico, including MC Serko Fu from …

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Billboard knew you couldn’t wait for their Latin Music Awards at the end of April. That’s why they’ve gathered some of the hottest names in the business to bring you a warm-up to the awards show. According to their website, the Billboard En Vivo tour will include live acoustic performances by Colombian reggaeton singer J. …

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Critics slam him for being too commercial, but after growing up in a poor immigrant family, Pitbull is all about the hustle While it’s pretty easy to put most pop stars in a box, Pitbull’s triumph is that he has achieved stellar success all over the world despite being far from easy to classify. Serving …

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Performing in New Orleans for Mardi Gras at the world famous bourbon heat.

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Smiley Miami & 2 Nyce Performing @ the Nicky Jam Concert sold out concert 5k in attendance.

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A court ruling suspending the immigration actions means the administration is trying to tamp down fear that they will go away. Democrats plan to hit Republicans hard, but immigration advocates are split on how much to do so. Hours after President Obama publicly discussed his executive actions on immigration in front of a crowd at …

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Rising star J Balvin scores his first No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs as “Ay Vamos” hops 4-1 in its 25th week on the chart (dated March 7). The track takes Digital Gainer honors, climbing 78 percent (to 5,000 downloads sold in the week ending Feb. 22, according to Nielsen Music), fueled in part by …

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