ORIGINALLY FROM BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA, DANIELA FRANCO IS FEATURES EDITOR FOR THE DESERT SUN, A USA TODAY AND GANNETT PUBLICATION, BASED OUT OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA.

SHE HAS PREVIOUSLY WRITTEN FOR NBC NEWSTHE NEW YORK TIMES STUDENT JOURNALISM INSTITUTE AND TAKEPART.COM.

SHE STUDIED JOURNALISM, SOCIOLOGY AND LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY'S GALLATIN SCHOOL OF INDIVIDUALIZED STUDY.

Are You Ready for the Latin Grammys?

Are You Ready for the Latin Grammys?

Whether you are a fan of bachata or reggaeton, it's a sure bet many of your favorite stars will be part of what is called the "biggest night" in Latin Music. The 16th Annual Latin Grammy Awards will take place on Thursday night Nov. 19 and will include 32 performing artists and 22 presenters.

The show will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will be co-hosted by actresses Jacqueline Bracamontes and Roselyn Sanchez. Presenters include Mexican actor Diego Boneta, "EGOT" winner Rita Moreno, actress Zoe Saldaña, radio and TV personality Enrique Santos, and Miss Universe 2014 Paulina Vega.

Some of the nominees for "Record of the Year" are Bomba Estéreo for "Fiesta", Miguel Bosé for "Encanto", Juan Luis Guerra for "Tus Besos", Ricky Martin for "Disparo al Corazón", and Julieta Venegas for "Ese Camino".

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Latin Grammys: Music, Celebrities, And Calls for Latino Voting Power

Latin Grammys: Music, Celebrities, And Calls for Latino Voting Power

Gloria and Emilio Estefan Will Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Gloria and Emilio Estefan Will Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom