Less than 24 hours before he appeared at a July 14 press conference at the Mayan, a nightclub in downtown Los Angeles, to announce the nominees for the 2004 Latin Grammy Awards, Gabriel Abaroa, president of the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, talked about his organization's signature event at its Santa Monica office. Over the years, the Latin Grammys have attracted controversy, from staunch resistance among Miami exiles for attempting to honor musicians who live in Cuba to accusations that the event overlooks... More >>>