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Thursday, November 29, 2007



Taking care of some charitable duteis, Shakira was spotted attending a press conference for Pies Descalzos in Coral Gables, Florida yesterday (August 1).Joined by her handsome soccer-playing beau Gerard Pique, the “Hips Don’t Lie” songstress and FC Barcelona team announced a grant to YMCA of Greater Miami.Addressing the press, Shakira announced, “Hispanics in the United States have everything to gain.”"We have the talent, we have the will. I truly think that with more education and more sports, we can achieve the unthinkable. We can have the ball on our side of the court and play the best of moves.”

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