"Hecho en Mexico" Hits U.S. Theaters

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By Latino Loop
Published on LatinoLA: November 14, 2012

"Hecho en Mexico" Hits U.S. Theaters

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Arts and Entertainment

Duncan Bridgeman's documentary "Hecho en Mexico" hits U.S. theaters on November 30th. The film showcases musicians from across Mexico and across all genres of Mexican music including interviews with DIego Luna, Lila Downs, Cafe Tacuba, Kinky, Mexican Institute of Sound and more. http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/hechoenmexico/

Calle 13's new video for "La Bala" will be supported by UNICEF, who will post the video on its social networks. The video is a global call to awareness about the ills of violence and firearms. http://youtu.be/RuVBjhEQkLo

Juanes and Juan Luis Guerra will perform at a benefit concert for victims of Hurricane Sandy. 100% of the proceeds from the November 24th concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn will be donated to the American Red Cross.

VIcky and Marisol Terrazas, lead singers of Los Horoscopos de Durango, were arrested during a show in Florida this week. A fight had broken out in the audience and when security and local sheriff's deputies moved in to break it up, the women stopped singing and began cursing at the officers.

Javier Bardem received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last week.

Alejandro Sanz' Miami concert on December 6th will be streamed live on Terra.com.

The Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame was announced this week. The newly formed non-profit organization, founded by Desmond Child and Rudy Perez, will honor the world's greatest Latin songwriters and their music.

New performers at this Thursday's Latin GRAMMY Awards were announced and include David Bisbal, Shaila Durcal with Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea, Kany Garcia, Juanes, Prince Royce and Joan Sebastian.

Amaury Gutierrez, Jotdog, Gian Marco and Cuartetango String Quartet will perform at the Latin GRAMMY Pre Telecast that will stream live on LatinGRAMMY.com this Thursday, November 15th at 1:30 PM PST.

Nadine Velasquez ("The League", "Hart of Dixie") stars alongside Denzel Washington in "Flight", which is currently in theaters.

Espinoza Paz announced that he no longer plans to retire from music.

nuvotv has picked up eight additional episodes of "Mario Lopez: One-On-One", featuring interviews with George Lopez and Gloria and Emilio Estefan, among others.

Tr3s: MTV, Musica y Mas and the Pan American Health and Education Foundation premiered the new docu-series "Empuje" last week, airing Sunday Mornings at 11 AM. The series follows three young Latinos on their struggle to improve their health and wellness together with Latino athlete mentors including FC Barcelona player Gerard Pique, Olympic Gold Medalist Henry Cejudo and celebrity personal trainer Ary Nu??ez.

Jose Cuervo Tradicional unveiled 10 murals for its "Tradicional Mural Project 2012". The murals will be showcased on Facebook starting in January for public voting. The winning muralist will received a $15,000 grant and $15,000 donation to their local community. www.facebook.com/losamigosdejose.


Ten new Latinos were elected to US Congress last week with nine joining the House and 1 in the Senate. The total number of Latinos in the next Congress will be 31, plus Puerto Rico (Resident Commissioner).

According to census data, the number of Latinos in Iowa grew 82% between 2000 and 2010 and now represents 5% of the state's population. The Hispanic population also grew 82% in Indiana, 77% in Nebraska and 74.5% in Minnesota during the last decade.

According to new data analysis by the Pew Hispanic Center, Latinos voted for President Barack Obama over his opponent Mitt Romney 71% to 27%.

Hispanics made up 17% of the electorate in Florida, up from 14% in 2008. In Colorado, Hispanics made up 14% of voters, up from 13% in 2008 and in Nevada, Hispanics made up 18% of voters, up from 15% in 2008.

This week Democratic Senator Charles Schumer and Republican Lindsey Graham announced their agreement to restart talks on a proposal that includes a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.


Mexican prosecutors charged 14 federal police officers with the attempted murder of two CIA agents and a Mexican navy captain during an ambush in August. The incident in which officers opened fire on a U.S. Embassy vehicle took place just south of Mexico City.

H&M opened its first store in Mexico at the Centro Santa Fe.

Media and Marketing

Inspire and Develop Artists takes place in Miami from November 25th-December 1st. The week-long boot camp course for artists is led by Jon Secada alongside producers Rudy Perez, Mark Hudson and David Frangioni.

Telemundo's primetime election coverage last week was up over 30% among total viewers and 24% among adults 18-49 over 2008, making it the only Spanish-language broadcast network to increase its election coverage performance from 2008.

The fourth annual Latino Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Gala took place in Long Beach, CA last week with Eva Longoria giving the keynote speech. This year's honoree was Monica Gonzales, co-owner for Aldabella Scarpa, a children's fashion and footwear company.

Chivas Regal has partnered with actor Adam Rodriguez ("CSI:Miami", "Magic Mike") in an online and events campaign kicking off with an appearance at Chivas Regal's 1801 Club in New York City on November 19th and in Miami on December 12th.

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