NEW YORK, NY – June 21, 2016 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – Top scorer for the Spanish national soccer team, David Villa, who won the World Cup with Spain and the Champions League with Barcelona, is this month’s LatinTRENDS celebrated cover person. Now, the Spaniard has the tough task of rousing the passion of the fans for the recently created New York City FC (NYCFC) as a team captain. The team competes in the MLS (Major League Soccer) and has a long road ahead to win over the hearts of New Yorkers and the respect of the world. Villa spoke to LatinTRENDS about the challenge of joining the U.S. league and about his future plans. David is also a 2016 recipient of the Latino Trendsetter Awards, produced by LatinTRENDS.

Also in this issue, Secretary of State and presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton talks about the biggest problems facing Latinos, substance abuse, HIV and Puerto Rico’s ailing economy.

The voice behind Disney’s first Latina princess “Elena of Avalor,” Aimee Carrero, shares the story behind landing the role, Latino stereotypes and how much she has in common with her character. Also in film, founder and Executive Director of the Dominican Film Festival of New York (DFFNY), Armando Guareño describes how he meshed his love of cinema and his love for the Dominican Republic.

Latin Grammy Award-winning music director Kacho Lopez talks about working with Calle 13 and what it was like directing the music video “Ojos color sol,” starring Gael Garcia Bernal. And Leslie Grace continues to shine bright with a new single “Aire” alongside urban music artist Maluma.

It’s time to travel and this month, LatinTRENDS shares “The Most Romantic Getaways Around the World,” and for help living out travel dreams, see “Experiential Tips for Travel on a Budget.” What is the best beach read this summer? Carmen Rita’s “Never Too Real,” debut novel about jet setting and uber successful Latinas set in dazzling New York. The lively read was inspired by the former CNBC “On the Money” host’s real-life amigas.

To complete this issue’s business section, LatinTRENDS offers “5 Ways To Make Money From Your High-traffic Blog,” and “7 Steps to Creating Meaningful Professional Connections.”

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