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El Corrido de Barack Obama Hits YouTube

Penelope, Gloria, Jessica and mucho m?ís on LatinoLoop, 1.29.09

Published on LatinoLA: January 29, 2009


El Corrido de Barack Obama Hits YouTube


El Sinaloa 21's "El Corrido de Barack Obama" has become a You Tube sensation following the inauguration of President Obama with more than a million You Tube hits.

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Image: "Viva Obama" by Lalo Alcaraz (detail)
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