Forbes’ Top 30 under 30 lists represent the stand-out young innovators that initiate change in their fields. The magazine’s editors and reporters team up with panels of experts to determine the most dynamic individuals in the fields of art, science, sports, finance and more. A diverse group of Latinos and Latinas made the cut, from the charming crooner Bruno Mars to biotech ground-breaker Pedro Valencia. Take a look at some of the brightest Latino and Latina stars under 30 coming up in the world right now.
Bruno Mars, 27
Bruno Mars was a music producer and songwriter before hitting it big solo with songs like “The Lazy Song” and “Grenade.” The 27-year-old has been nominated for 7 Grammy awards and won one for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for “Just the Way You Are.” Coming off a successful hosting gig on Saturday Night Live, Mars has just released a new album called “Unorthodox Jukebox.”
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Just like Bing Crosby, I’m dreaming of a white Christmas. As a kid growing up in Yorkshire in the 1960s, my chums and I were treated to some wonderful snowfalls; drifts so high you could jump in them and cover yourself completely. Packed snow in the fields and icy pathways were perfect for sledging or sliding. In winter we always had a rope over our shoulders and a sledge trailing behind. When not racing down a hill we would have monumental snowball fights or roll up the snow into giant wheels which we would then climb on. We always had a snowman in the back yard and the Christmas tree in the living room was real and smelt of the forest. In the evenings we would wait for the glorious sunset when the orange light spread across the snow and made us all quiet and reflective – just happy to be…
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Водопадите Игуазу – честно казано до преди няколко месеца и аз не бях чувал за тях, но докато планирахме пътешествието, започнах да ги срещам доста често като място, което не е за пропускане – те отскоро са и едно от седемте природни чудеса на света. Не беше никак лесно да ги наместя в маршрута, тъй като не можеше да се включат в околосветският самолетен билет, но от друга страна много ми се искаше да се махнем от големите градове и да видим малко природа. Най-накрая след много планиране и проучване намерих оптималния вариант – след Сао Пауло летим до Фоз де Игуазу, което е най-близкият град до водопадите в Бразилия, разглеждаме чудото на природата за ден-два, пресичаме сухопътно границата с Аржентина и си хващаме самолета за Буенос Айрес от Пуерто Игуазу, което е градчето в Аржентина разположено най-близко до водопадите.
Пристигнахме на летището към 15:00 и след кратко мотане си…
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Ever tried to explain the definition of Bohemian? A quick short cut is to show a picture of Valparaiso. This place is Bohemianism in action and just loves to be against the grain in nearly every respect.
A trip to Valpo made me feel like a kid in a playground; every corner I turned to I wanted to go and explore where these steps would lead to or where this little hill will take me. And for those who like art, especially street art – this place will certainly fill your eyes with some exquisite drawings all over the city.
After a long stint in Santiago, Agatte (French room mate) and I boarded the bus for Valparaiso ($2300 approximately). The journey isn’t long at all (about 1hr30) and its on a nice smooth motorway. As we arrived to the station we got off and took a taxi to the hotel…
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The guidebook for our trip to northern Chile turned out to be a bit hit-and-miss. I don’t blame the authors or the publishers, guidebooks are supposed to be just that: guides. They aren’t definitive, they don’t know your personal tastes and, despite their best efforts, by the time they’re published they’re already a year or more out of date.
That disclaimer aside, in the vast wastes of the Atacama Desert to completely ignore one of the few points of civilisation entirely is pretty shoddy. To overlook a really nice coastal town with a lovely central plaza, decent restaurants, bars and very welcoming people is…well…unforgivable.
Taltal isn’t going to win any prizes as the most exciting place you can wash up in but I’m glad we did. In truth, we only stopped there because the prospect of driving another 300km to the next pinprick of life on the map was just too…
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