Mexico's President Promises to Punish Iguala Victims

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Published on LatinoLA: October 10, 2014

Mexico's President Promises to Punish Iguala Victims

Mexico's president Enrique Pe??a Nieto has promised to find and punish those responsible for the disappearance of 43 students in Guerrero last week after police forces attacked a group of students that had gathered to protest government policies in the town of Iguala. Six people were killed in the clash with police. A mass grave with 28 unidentified bodies was uncovered, but could take weeks to identify the bodies.

The cast and crew of English TV show Top Gear were attacked in Argentina due to a license plate reading "H982 FKL", what various people took as a hint at the 1982 Falklands War between England and Argentina.

According to data from Kantar Media, Hispanic ad spending was up 25% to $4.312 billion in the first half of the year, compared to only 3.1% for the general market. World Cup spending contributed greatly to the jump.

A newly-found fossil in Venezuela reveals a puma-sized dinosaur named Tachiraptor admirabilis, which is the first predatory dinosaur found in Venezuela.

Romeo Santos has joined the cast of the upcoming movie "Angry Birds", slated for release in July, 2016.

Sharyn and Joshua Hakken face 10 years or more in jail after pleading guilty to kdinapping their two sons and attempting to sail from Florida to Cuba last year. The couple had lost custody of their boys after a drug arrest.

Catherine Zeta-Jones has been cast to play legendary Colombian cocaine drug lord Griselda Blanco in a new biopic about Blanco's life and influences.

ESPN and ESPN Deportes will air the 60-minute special One Naci??n tonight at 7 PM EST in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Charo will be honored with the Ricardo Montalb?ín Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 2014 NCLR ALMA Awards. The awards will be hosted by Eva Longoria and Mario Lopez and will air live on MSNBC at 7 PM PST/10 PM EST on Friday, October, 10th.

Juanes will perform at the Latin Grammys acoustic sessions in Dallas tonight.

iHeartMedia and Live Nation announced a partnership to present the iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina, the broadcaster's first Latin festival, taking place at the Forum in Los Angeles on Saturday, November 22nd. The festival includes performances by Ricky Martin, Daddy Yankee, Roberto Tapia, Alejandra Guzman, Jesse & Joy and La Original Banda el Limon.

Hector Beltran Leyva, "El H", one of Mexico's top drug traffickers and chief of the Beltran Leyva cartel, was arrested in San Miguel de Allende last week.

An assistant nurse in Madrid contracted Ebola as part of a team working with the priest flown in from Sierra Leone who died from the virus. So far at least four people have been quarantined and there are plans to euthanize the infected nurse's pet dog.

Nati Cano, known as leader of Mariachi los Camperos de Nati Cano, died of colon cancer at age 81 this past Friday at his home in California.

Insurance provider Aflac launched a new Spanish-language commercial this week called "Alturas", the company's first original Spanish-language commercial (not an adaptation of an English-language campaign).

The first campaign created by Toyota's multicultural marketing team, Toyota Total, premieres this weekend during NBC's "Sunday Night Football." The campaign is aimed at the "transcultural mainstream".

ESPN and the NBA signed a nine-year agreement. The new agreement includes additional regular-season and playoff games for ESPN Deportes and ESPN Deportes+, ESPN Deportes Radio will become the exclusive Spanish-language national rights holder and ESPN Deportes will also continue to be the exclusive Spanish-language broadcast home of The Finals.

Jos?® Manuel Rodr?¡guez was named Senior Correspondent in Miami for CNN en Espa??ol. Rodriguez was previously head of news production for the network in the southern cone and was based in Buenos Aires.

Gloriana Lopez-Lay, former VP, global account director for Grey Advertising, has been appointed president of Del Campo Saatchi & Saatchi in Buenos Aires.

Cine Sony Television, Sony's Spanish-language film channel for U.S. Latinos, is featuring Resident Evil: Retribution, Zombieland, Insiduous, and The Green Hornet in this month's programming.

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