- Latinos played a crucial role in making the second inauguration of President Barack Obama possible. Know who was at the president's party Monday. Photo: Getty Images
- Eva Longoria, honorary co-chair 2013 Latino Inaugural ceremony at the Kennedy Center, was the emcee of the event, organized with the help of The Future Fund, a group that helped mobilize the Hispanic community support for the reelection of Obama. Photo: Getty Images
Photo: Getty ImagesI'm trying to do my part as a citizen, as a Hispanic myself, and as an American. I believe that everyone should be committed civically to the issues affecting policy,' she said.
- Besides Longoria another of the most anticipated in the event was Marc Anthony. The artist sang 'My People.' Obama's list of 16 favorite songs also included John Legend's 'Ordinary People' and 'Firework' by Katy Perry. Photo: Getty Images
- The San Antonio philanthropist and business leader, Henry Muñoz III, who was involved in coordinating the event, said this is a special moment in the Latino community, which is in a position to assume a larger role in shaping the country's future. Actress Rita Moreno (pictured) was also in attendance. Photo: Getty Images
- Meanwhile, among the Latino public figuresin attendance was Judge Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court. The Puerto Rican judge is in vogue after publishing her memoirs. Photo: Getty Images
- Antonio Banderas was also invited. the stars celebrated the re-election of Obama, who won thanks to getting 70 percent of the Hispanic vote. Photo: Getty Images
- Meanwhile, the mayor of San Antonio, Julian Castro, who was responsible for the opening speech at the Democratic Convention, made a short speech. Photo: Getty Images
- Richard White, a young Cuban poet, was chosen by Obama to participate in the inauguration. White occupied the same podium as authors like Maya Angelou and Robert Frost, who participated in previous presidential oaths. Photo: Getty Images
- Other artists invited were José Feliciano, Frankie Negrón and Mario López. All seemed happy to participate. Photo: Getty Images
- Muñoz said Hispanics identify with Obama because, 'Obama is one of us, he's of mixed race, and his history is the history of the Latin community.' Photo: Getty Images
- Besides the artistic events from the weekend until their closing Monday, Jan. 21, symposia were held in the National Mall in which Latino heritage and immigration reform were topics. Photo: Getty Images
Latinos played a crucial role in making the second inauguration of President Barack Obama possible. Know who was at the president's party Monday.
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