“The U.S. is the second-largest Spanish-speaking country in the world. BOOM!” – Ricky Martin
“It’s our time.” – Jennifer Lopez
“Change your name because Estefan is too difficult to pronounce, and we said ‘NO!'” – Gloria Estefan
“We are everywhere. They have to get used to us.” – Sofia Vergara
“America has a new face.” – Marc Anthony
“You know instead of trying to kick us out, they should be trying to find the ways to keep us here.” – George Lopez
That’s just a snippet of the HBO documentary by Tommy Mottola, The Latin Explosion: A New America premiering on November 16 at 9 p.m. Narrated by John Leguizamo, the documentary aims to capture this moment in time in American history when Latinos are increasingly becoming a dominant force in the United States.
We’re stoked to see the rest of this production!
Others in the documentary include Shakira, Thalia (Tommy’s wife), Rita Moreno, Pitbull, Romeo Santos, Los Lobos, Eva Longoria, Jose Feliciano, Cheech Marin, and Emilio Estefan, Jr. Will you watch?