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Pocho.com Relaunched

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By Latino Loop
Published on LatinoLA: January 4, 2012


Pocho.com Relaunched


Media & Marketing

Pocho.com, a site for Latino satire and comedy, relaunched this week under the direction of founder and cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz.

Felix Perez has been appointed to run Univision's New York radio stations, WXNY-FM, WADO-FM and WQBU-FM. Perez was previously CEO and President of Davidson Media Group.

Pitbull will star in the new national ad campaign for Sheets brand energy strips.

SBS has named Andrew Polsky VP of Digital Sales at SBS Interactive. Polsky was formerly Digital Sales Manager for CBS Corporation.

Arts & Entertainment

A spokesperson for Ricky Martin has denied the rumor reported in Puerto Rico's "El Nuevo Dia" that Martin plans to wed his boyfriend Carlos Gonzalez in New York on January 28th.

The trailer for Will Farrell's forthcoming Spanish-language comedy "Casa de Mi Padre" is now viewable. The film stars Ferrell, Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal. http://youtu.be/i6X4RQ3zAqw.

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony's "?íQ'Viva! The Chosen" will make its Spanish-language U.S. debut on January 28th on Univision and air Saturdays at 7 PM ET/PT.

"Juanito's Lab", a documentary film about 22-year-old blind Texan musician Juanito Castillo, is looking to raise funds to complete the first rough cut of the film via an online campaign. http://www.usaprojects.org/project/juanitos_lab

William Levy will make his English-language TV series debut as a guest star on VH1's "Single Ladies".

Pedro Armendariz Jr. passed away last week in New York at age 71.

Comunidad

According to a new report by the Pew Hispanic Center, 59% of Latinos disapprove of the way the Obama adminstration is handling deportations of immigrants. However in a hypothetical election against Mitt Romney, Obama wins 68% to 23% among registered Latino voters.

Gabino Zavala, an assistant bishop of the Roman Catholic archdiocese in Los Angeles, has resigned after the revelation that he fathered two teenage children who live with their mother in another state.

Countrywide Financial Corp. reached a settlement just before the holidays of $335 million in a suit claiming that the company discriminated against Black and Hispanic borrowers looking to buy homes.

International

The International Chamber of Commerce awarded Exxon Mobil Corp. $908 million in a dispute over Venezuela's nationalization of the Cerro Negro oil project. PDVSA (Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A.) responded saying that it would only pay $256 million in compensation.

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez is recovering after an operation to remove a cancerous thyroid gland.

Salma Hayek will be honored as a Knight of the Legion d'Honneur this year at a ceremony in Paris.

Carlos Soria, newly-elected Governor of Argentina's Rio Negro province, was shot and killed at his home on New Year's Day.

Mexico's Grand Warlock Antonio Vazquez made several New Year's predictions this week. Among them are that President Barack Obama will not win re-election and two more Latin American leaders will be diagnosed with cancer.

Almost 1,000 relatives of inmates at a Venezuelan prison have occupied the prison demanding faster trials for inmates.

According to data from the Consejo para la Ley y los Derechos Humanos (CLDH), Mexico suffered 49 kidnappings a day in 2011, up 32% over 2010.

According to a U.S. attorney's office spokesperson, Benjamin Arrellano Felix will plead guilty to unspecified charges this afternoon. Arellano Felix was extradited to the U.S. last April to face charges of drug, money-laundering and racketeering

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