On April 4th, a group of Latin American pop stars gathered in Miami, Florida (called "the Capital of Latin America"
) to promote an Interamerican Development Bank development program called "Yo Amo Am?©rica
". [Ellos Aman a Am?©rica, el Siglo de Torreon,
April 5th, 2008]
As I've explained before
there is a difference between what Americans call "America" and what Spanish-speakers call Am?©rica
. They use the latter to refer to the entire Western Hemisphere.
As for the "Yo Amo Am?©rica
". event, an article
in the Mexican media pointed out that, among the assembled pop stars, none was Mexican.
Nevertheless, Colombian rock star Juanes was in Miami. In an earlier blog entry
I reported on Juanes' promotion of the Hispanic vote in the U.S.A.