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Latinos take bigger role in Obama inauguration

/ 05:04 AM January 21, 2013

EVA Longoria photo from her official Twitter account.

WASHINGTON— Latinos are taking a more prominent role in President Barack Obama’s second inauguration, from the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice swearing in the vice president to a star-studded celebration of Latino culture.

Eva Longoria, a co-chairwoman for Obama’s campaign, is hosting a salute to the president Sunday evening. Antonio Banderas, Rosario Dawson, Marc Anthony and other entertainers are scheduled to appear at the event, called the “Latino Inaugural 2013: In Performance at the Kennedy Center.”

Meanwhile, Justice Sonia Sotomayor administered the oath of office Sunday morning to Vice President Joe Biden.

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Longoria says this is her first time attending an inauguration.

TAGS: Antonio Banderas, Barack Obama, Latino Culture, Latinos in the US, Longoria, Obama Inauguration
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