Terra.com Launches World Cup Website

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Published on LatinoLA: June 11, 2006

Terra.com Launches World Cup Website

Terra.com announced the launch of its 2006 World Cup websites with coverage in both Spanish and English. The sites feature recaps of the Elimination Round, photos from previous World Cups and live reporting from Terra.com?s international online correspondents as well as team stats, calendars, team standings, videos, country information, a German travel special and advanced wireless features like mobile ring tones, scores, and alerts.

Alan Garcia was elected for a second time this week as Peru?s President after serving his first term from 1985-1990. Garcia defeated opposition candidate and Hugo Chavez-backed Ollanta Humala in a run-off election on Sunday.

Marc Anthony, Marco Antonio Solis and Laura Pausini will headline LiveNation?s Juntos en Concierto 2006 tour kicking off July 14th in San Jose, CA. In addition to the tour, ING, the tour?s sponsor, will donate $100,000 to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.

According to a study by the Center for Responsible Learning released May 24th, Latinos and African Americans taking out loans to purchase a home were more than 30% more likely to receive a higher-rate loan than non-Latino, white borrowers with similar qualifications.

The ALMA awards aired this past Monday. It was great to see so many Latinos and Latinas being recognized for their hard work in film and television. Gloria Estefan was the saving grace to some spotty musical performances.

Rocio Jurado passed away at age 61 last week after battling pancreatic cancer for the past two years. The Spanish singer rose to fame with her unique blend of traditional Spanish styles of flamenco, folk and romantic ballads. Our thoughts go out to her loved ones.

Juanes? Colombia Sin Minas show, which took place May 24th in Los Angeles to a sold-out crowd, raised $350,000 for children victimized by landmines in Colombia.

Atlanta Spanish-language weekly newspaper MundoHisp?nico unveiled its new look last week. Atlanta?s Hispanic population was more than half a million last year and is expected to grow another 30% this year.

Man? announced the August 22nd release of its new album ?Amar es Combatir?. This is the 9th album in the group?s career and the first single ?Labios Compartidos? premieres July 10th.

ESPN Deportes will be offering a free preview of its programming from June 11th to 14th to Dish Network subscribers. The preview will include ESPN Deportes World Cup news coverage, SportsCenter, NBA Coverage and Beisbol Esta Noche.

People Magazine has reported that Penelope Cruz and Matthew McConaughey have split up. According to the report, the culprit is the ex-couple?s conflicting schedules and lack of time together.

According to an SEC filing Univision President & COO Ray Rodriguez would make $11 million if he loses his job if and when the company is sold. This amount is calculated between shares Rodriguez owns in the company, stock options and a severance payment of three years of salary and three years of his maximum bonus with Univision footing the taxes as well.

New York Health and Hospitals Corporation and the Mayor?s Office of Immigrant Affairs have launched a campaign in the city?s hospitals encouraging undocumented immigrants to seek medical care without fear of deportation. In notes posted in the hospitals immigrants are promised that immigration status will be kept confidential. Hospital employees risk losing their jobs as a result of revealing a patient?s immigration status.

Hearst Corp and Mexican newspaper publisher Grupo Reforma have partnered to launch ?Cancha?, a twice-weekly Spanish-language sports and entertainment publication in San Antonio.

Michelle Bachelet has faced one of her first major crisis as Chile?s President as high school students have staged sit-ins and protests in the last few weeks demanding education reforms including hiring more teachers and completely overhauling the education system. The protests have turned violent with police making arrests and using tear gas and water cannons to control protesters.

Wanda de Jesus and Rick Gonzalez are signed on to star in the film ?Illegal Tender? directed by Franc Reyes (Empire) and produced by John Singleton. Production has begun on the film which will be shot on location in New York and Puerto Rico.

Hilton Ruiz, one of jazz? most versatile pianists and composers excelling in jazz, Afro-cuban rhythms and the blues, passed away yesterday after being in a coma since taking a fall in New Orleans last month. He was 54. Our sympathies go out to his family.
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