Maria Celeste's Milk Mustache

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Published on LatinoLA: February 9, 2007

Maria Celeste's Milk Mustache

Maria Celeste Arraras is the latest Latina to sport a milk mustache for the Milk Processors Education Program. Arraras and her three children are featured in the campaign which ran in Hispanic print ads starting in January.

Pedro Knight, widower of Celia Cruz and a trumpeter for Cuban group La Sonora Matancera, has died at age 85. Knight suffered from diabetes and had several strokes last year.

Andrew M. Crespo has been elected as the Harvard Law Review's first Hispanic President.

Former Miss Brazil, Taiza Thomsen, who was reported as missing in last week's Loop, has been found in London. She called to announce that she is well and is not interested in having any contact with her family.

Speculation about a possible merger between New York newspapers Hoy and El Diario is swirling among staffers this week.

Bud Light‘«÷s Super Bowl ad featuring Carlos Mencia was the most viewed spot this year according to data provided by TiVo. The spot was created by Hispanic agency LatinWorks.

The House agreed to spend $3.1 million on a commission to study a proposal that would create a national Latino museum in Washington D.C.

Juanes just inked a deal with Universal Music Publishing Group. His deal with Peermusic comes to an end with the release of his next album later this year.

Vi??a del Mar is fast approaching and the Feb. 26th show featuring Don Omar and Ricky Martin is already sold-out. Other artists slated to perform at this year's festival are La Oreja de Van Gogh, Bacilos, Tom Jones, Los Bunkers, Gustavo Cerati, Los Tres, Kudai, and Bryan Adams.

Former McDonald‘«÷s USA marketing director Rick Marroquin has been tapped by Batanga to hold the newly created post of Chief Marketing Officer.

Charlize Theron's latest film "East of Havana" premiered in New York last week. The film tells the story of three rappers in Cuba.

John Pantle has joined United Talent Agency as a senior agent in the company's music division. Pantle was formerly a senior agent with The Agency Group and his roster includes clients like Caf?ģ Tacuba, Plastilina Mosh, Bebe and Aterciopelados.

Beyonce and Alejandro Fernandez teamed up to record "Amor Gitana" which will be the theme song to the new Telemundo telenovela "Zorro: La Espada y la Rosa".

Miller Brewing Co. will launch Miller Chill next month, a beer flavored with lime and salt modeled after the popular Mexican-style chelada. The beer will be test marketed in Florida, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and San Diego with plans to release the brew nationwide.

A new report by the Oregon Department of Education reveals that one in six students in Oregon public schools is Latino.

Media specialty agency Mindshare will enter the Hispanic media market, opening a multicultural branch of its operation. Halim Trujillo, former media director at Dallas-based Cultura, will head up the new multicultural unit.

Adweek‘«÷s Marketing y Medios will host Voz Latino, a Hispanic marketing conference, on April 26th in Miami. Keynote speakers include Greg Cunningham, Group Marketing Manager for Target, and Jacqueline Hernandez-Fallous, Publisher at People en Espa??ol.

Dylan Verecchia‘«÷s ‘«£Tijuana Makes Me Happy‘«ō took home the Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature at last week‘«÷s Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, UT.

Dallas residents will soon have a new 12-screen theater showing first run movies in Spanish. Cinema Latino Theaters, which already has theaters in Fort Worth, Phoenix, Pasadena and Aurora, CO, plans to open the theater in Dallas‘«÷ Oak Cliff area in late 2007.

A controversy brewing within the Congressional Hispanic Caucus has female members accusing male leaders of unfair treatment. Rep. Loretta Sanchez of Santa Ana says that Rep. Jose Baca of Rialto called her a whore; a statement Baca denies. The accusation, nonetheless, has further increased the divide between the Caucus‘«÷ male and female members.

A new gold rush in Eldorado do Juma, Brazil has thousands of hopeful miners descending upon the area, wreaking havoc on the once-pristine rain forest.

Venezuelans took to the street over the weekend to celebrate the 15 year anniversary of the failed coup that brought Hugo Chavez to fame and later into power.

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