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Luis Miguel

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...The Puerto Rican singer Luis Miguel became the best-selling Latin American artist in the late twentieth century despite not having been able to break into the American market during the form’s vogue in the 1990s. Born in San Juan in 1970...

Acapulco and Guerrero

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume III : Locations: Caribbean and Latin America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: Acapulco - 1,300,000 (2004); Guerrero - 3,000,000 (2004) Acapulco is situated on the southwest Pacific coast of Mexico in the state of Guerrero, some 185 miles (300 km) south...

Bolero

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Bolero is the quintessential Latin American romantic song of the twentieth century. From its starting point in Santiago de Cuba, bolero evolved into a cosmopolitan and international style taking full advantage of the new technologies...

Mexico

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume III : Locations: Caribbean and Latin America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 104,907,991 (2003) According to legend, when Spanish authorities asked Hernán Cortés to describe Mexico, the conquistador crumpled up a piece of paper and placed it on the table. Mexico is defined by its mountains....