Shakira

Colombian superstar <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB003668" title="Shakira" href="/topic/entertainment/music/shakira-PECLB003668.topic">Shakira</a> says Democrat <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007408" title="Barack Obama" href="/topic/politics/government/barack-obama-PEPLT007408.topic">Barack Obama</a> is the best candidate for president, citing his leadership skills.<br>
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In a statement Saturday, the Grammy-winning pop artist said Obama can restore peace and the world's confidence in the United States. Obama faces Republican presidential nominee <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT004278" title="John McCain" href="/topic/politics/government/john-mccain-PEPLT004278.topic">John McCain</a> in the Nov. 4 election.<br>
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Obama said he was honored to receive the singer's endorsement. The <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100500000000" title="Illinois" href="/topic/us/illinois-PLGEO100100500000000.topic">Illinois</a> senator praised Shakira as a role model for young Latinas in the U.S. and beyond.<br>
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Shakira encouraged U.S. Latinos to vote in November.<br>
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The United States "has a profound importance to me, and I think to the whole world as well," she said.
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Colombian superstar Shakira says Democrat Barack Obama is the best candidate for president, citing his leadership skills.

In a statement Saturday, the Grammy-winning pop artist said Obama can restore peace and the world's confidence in the United States. Obama faces Republican presidential nominee John McCain in the Nov. 4 election.

Obama said he was honored to receive the singer's endorsement. The Illinois senator praised Shakira as a role model for young Latinas in the U.S. and beyond.

Shakira encouraged U.S. Latinos to vote in November.

The United States "has a profound importance to me, and I think to the whole world as well," she said.

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