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Missing: Jenni Rivera

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Sunday morning, at 3:15 AM, Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera, was  reported missing along with other four passengers on a flight out of Monterrey, Mexico. The flight was headed for Toluca before the plane lost contact with radar sixty-one miles into the flight. Rivera had just finished a concert before boarding the plane; a testament to her hard-working spirit.

Rivera is popular for utilizing regional Mexican music, norteno and banda. Also, her reality show on the Telemundo cable channel, mun2, “I Love Jenni”, makes her one of NBCUniversal’s biggest bilingual television stars. We have only had a glimpse of all that Rivera still has to share with the world.  Our hearts go out to her friends and family.

At 2:50 PM PT, a local television stated that the plane’s wreckage was discovered, but no word on whether or not there are survivors. Later at 3:25 PM PT, Mexican officials stated that the plane was found and that there are no survivors.

May her family find comfort in the outpouring of love that Jenni has always inspired.


About Adriana Villavicencio

Dr. Adriana Villavicencio is the youngest child of Ecuadorian immigrants. She has moved 29 times in her life, taking her on a journey from California to Bangalore, India, and New York City, where she recently earned a Ph.D. in Education Leadership and works as a Research Associate at New York University. An avid traveler, Adriana has collected experiences in four different continents and 16 different countries. But as a former high school English teacher, some of her fondest memories are those of her brilliant and brilliantly funny students in Brooklyn and Oakland. Adriana has contributed to several publications including the Daily News and, and is a managing editor for the Journal of Equity in Education. She earned a B.A. in English and an M.A. in English Education at Columbia University, and currently serves on the board of Columbia’s Latino Alumni Association (LAACU). She enjoys scary movies with red vines, Sauvignon Blanc, and her Maltese dog, Napoleon.

To learn more about Adriana’s education consulting company, please visit

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be understood to be shared by Being Latino, Inc.


  1. Carmen says:

    Soo sad and such a great loss…may her family find peace and comfort.

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