Pop star Shakira joined forces with fellow famous Colombian, author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, in Panama City on Tuesday (12DEC06) to launch a child poverty foundation. The HIPS DON'T LIE singer and 100 YEARS OF SOLITUDE writer launched America Latina en Accion Solidaria (Latin America in Solidarity Action), which aims to fight child poverty in South America. Shakira says, "We all have to do our part to fight against inequality." The duo have also enlisted the support of Spanish singer Miguel Bose - who will serve as executive director - Ricky Martin, JUANES and Alejandro Sanz, among others.