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Mil M?íscaras a Hall of Famer

Pitbull a superstar, Prince Royce a winner, Gael Garcia Bernal a Zorro, Hugo Chavez a patient y mucho m?ís from Latino Loop

By Latino Loop
Published on LatinoLA: February 22, 2012


Mil M?íscaras a Hall of Famer


Arts and Entertainment

Mexican Luchador Mil M?íscaras is among the wrestlers that will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on March 31st in Miami.

"Q'Viva! The Chosen" will premiere on FOX on Saturday, March 3rd at 8 PM ET/PT.

Pitbull will participate in a Superstar Q&A session as part of the Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, taking place in Miami from April 23-26.

Artist Domingo Zapata recently sold a work comprised of Polaroid photos he took of Lindsay Lohan for $100,000.

Shakira, Prince Royce and Intocable were the big winners at Univision's "Premios Lo Nuestro" last week each taking home several of the night's awards.

Gael Garcia Bernal is slated to star in the upcoming 20th Century Fox production "Zorro Reborn".

Romeo Santos has partnered with Voto Latino to help fans register to vote during his upcoming tour in February and March.

SXSW will feature the first official Latino Lounge and Revolucionario Awards on March 12th in Austin. The awards aim to recognize Latino visionaries using social media to create change. Nominations are being accepted through Feburary 27th at http://www.TheSocialRevolucion.com.

MGM announced the launch of Canal Ella, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network for Hispanic women.

HPRA-L.A. (the Hispanic Public Relations Assocition in Los Angeles), will hold a "State of the PR Industry" panel discussion on February 29th. Panelists include Redphlag's Gerry Corbett, Hal Dash of Cerrell Associates and Hilda Delgado, Communications Director for Coca-Cola's West Region.

Romeo Santos will perform on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno on Wednesday, February 29th.

Dulce Media released "El Gordo y La Flaca XXX, Una Parodia Porno" this week through a distribution deal with LFP Video/Hustler.

Comunidad

A new report from the Pew Research Center reveals that new marriages between spouses of different race or ethnicity increased to 15.1% in 2010 and the share of all current marriages that are either interracial or inter-ethnic has reached 8.4%. The most common type of intermarriage couple in 2010 was white/Hispanic couples.

45-year old ICE agent Ezequiel Garcia shot and killed 51-year-old supervisor Kevin Kozak during a performance review at the Southern California ICE office last week. Garcia was fatally shot and killed by another ICE agent.

Pinal County, AZ Sheriff Paul Babeu resigned from his position as co-chair of Mitt Romney's Arizona campaign in the wake of allegations that he threatened his Mexican ex-boyfriend with deportation. Babeu confirmed that he is gay, but denied the allegations.

International

A commuter train crashed into a train station in Buenos Aires this morning during rush hour, killing at least 49 people and injuring more than 600.

A huge prison riot in a northern Mexico over the weekend resulted in the escape of 30 inmates that were members of the Zetas drug cartel and the massacre of 44 inmates that belonged to a rival gang. Authorities revealed that as many as 18 guards at the Apodaca prison may have assisted the Zetas to escape.

Spain announced that it will send military transport planes to Florida to pick up 17 tons of treasure that was discovered by U.S. undersea explorers. The treasure is valued at about $504 million.

Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez revealed that he will have to undergo surgery once again after a two-centimeter lesion was discovered in his pelvis, where he had a large tumor removed last June.

Presidents Day was marked in Puerto Rico by the unveiling of two life-size statues of President Barack Obama and former President Lyndon B. Johnson as part of the "Avenue of Heros" outside the capitol building.

The majority of the football clubs in Mexico's Football Federation have agreed to deny the sports newspaper "Record" access to their stadiums and other facilities, with Guadalajara's Chivas team accusing the tabloid of "a campaign of hate and abuses".

A 48-year-old woman was hit by a stray bullet fired from across the border in Ciudad Juarez while she was pushing a stroller down a busy street in El Paso, TX. She was treated and later released from the hospital.

Media and Marketing

TIME Magazine will debut its first ever Spanish-language headline. The March 5th edition of the magazine features the title "Yo Decido: Why Latinos will pick the next President".

Azteca America will hold its first upfront presentation since 2008 in New York City on May 14th.

Tony Dieste has returned as chairman at Dieste, the U.S. Hispanic ad agency he founded, after leaving the company over 4 years ago.

Taco Bell has created the new slogan "Live m?ís" replacing "Think outside the bun".

DirecTV will phase out its DirecTV M?ís brand and will pitch its Hispanic-targetd products under the DirecTV brand instead.

Comcast will launch two new Hispanic-focused networks: El Rey, an english-language entertainment network created by director Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMade Ventures, and BabyFirst Americas, targeted to young children and their parents.

Santillana USA announced a 78% increase in its e-book sales from November 2011-January 2012.

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