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Born on July 16, 1948, in Panama City, Panama, Rubén Blades released his debut album From Panama to New York in 1968. Often singing socially aware music, he grew a career as a solo artist and with the band Guarare. With Willie Colón he had the massive salsa hit "Pedro Navaja" and has also acted in film. Having earned a Harvard MA in international law, he ran for the Panamanian presidency in 1994.