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More Than 90% of Latino Children in the U.S. Were Born in U.S

And other things we didn't know about, from Latino Loop

By Latino Loop
Published on LatinoLA: October 4, 2014


More Than 90% of Latino Children in the U.S. Were Born in U.S


According to recent data released by ChildTrends, more than 90% of Latino children in the U.S. were born in the U.S. 58% live with two married parents, 62% are considered low income and one out of every three Hispanic children meets the federal definition of poor.

Argentine president Cristina Fernandez responded this week to a U.S. judge's decision holding the country in contempt for attempting illegal moves in regards to its debt to U.S. creditors. Fernandez said the decision was pure "silliness" and that the decision comes from a "senile judge".

Bell Gardens, CA mayor Daniel Crespo was shot and killed by his wife, Levette, in a domestic dispute yesterday that escalated when the couple's 19-year-old son got involved.

Eva Longoria's UnbeliEVable Entertainment has sold two pilots to ABC and NBC. "Telenovela" is set behind the scenes at a telenovela production and NBC has given the show a13-episode order. ABC has also ordered 13-episodes of a yet-to-be-titled half-hour comedy.

Telefonica reached a deal with Vivendi to purchase Brazilian mobile and broadband network operator GVT for $6 billion in cash and 12% in shares of Telefonica Brasil.

Walter Mercado launched www.passionlatinos.com, a matchmaking website, and a new line of creams, soaps and aromatic candles called Cautivadora.

Former managing partners at Vidal Partnership, Gustavo Lauria and Marco Vega, have started the new Hispanic agency We Believers, based in New York City.

Mario Lopez released his memoir this week, "Just Between Us", where he "shares my most intimate stories and pivotal moments, some of the best and most important times of my life and the heartbreaking mistakes that still haunt me."

California became the first state to ban single-use plastic bags at grocery and convenience stores this week. The bill was signed off on by Governor Brown and was written by State Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Los Angeles, with the support of Los Angeles Democratic Sens. Kevin De Leon and Ricardo Lara.

Sabrina Allen, who was abducted 12 years ago by her mother in Austin, TX, was found this week in a town south of Mexico City with her mother.

New York will host the first annual Viva Latino Film Festival NYC. The four-day festival opens on February, 19th, 2015 and submissions are now being accepted at www.VLFFI.com

Syndicated radio show, "The Latin Alternative", hosted by Josh Norek and Ernesto Lechner, celebrates its 5th anniversary this month. The show will celebrate with one hour special episodes dedicated to Latin Alternative scenes in Mexico and Spain as well as a tribute to Gustavo Cerati and artist takeover episodes with Calle 13, Ana Tijoux, Los Lobos and Babasonicos.

Renato de Paula was named regional CEO for Latin America at MEC, De Paula was previously CEO of Mexico and Colombia for Havas Worldwide and regional director of Havas Worldwide Digital across Latin America.

Salvador Perez, head costume designer for The Mindy Project, has partnered with BaubleBar to create a collection of accessories debuting on October. 7th.

Christopher Campos, Marco Castro and Hugo Castillo have all joined Arnold Worldwide as managing director, growth strategies and development, VP, director of operations and VP, creative director, respectively as part of the agency's addition of cross-cultural marketing services. All three were most recently at Y&R/Bravo.

Nestle USA's "El Mejor Nido" has partnered with Superior Grocers to launch a campaign to help families in Los Angeles prepare and enjoy healthy, balanced meals at home. The campaign will also make a $50,000 donation to local Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

NUVOtv and Levity Entertainment Group have partnered to organize "Stand Up & Deliver: Cabo Relief" tonight in Irvine, CA. The benefit show, featuring comedy by Rob Schneider, Billy Gardell and Aisha Tyler, among others, will aid the city of Cabo San Lucas, in the aftermath of Hurricane Odile.

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