Viva the Grammys at Las Vegas

All this and more on Latino Loop, 6.8.07

Published on LatinoLA: June 8, 2007

Viva the Grammys at Las Vegas

Las Vegas will be host to this year‘«÷s Latin Grammy Awards. The awards will take place on November 8th at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.

New data released by the Pew Hispanic Center reveals that the number of foreign born residents who became naturalized citizens in the U.S. has increased with Latinos being the largest percentage, making up over one third of that group.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez‘«÷ novel ‘«£Cien A??os de Soledad‘«ō celebrates the 40th anniversary of its publication this week.

After being pulled off the air to make way for a government run TV station, Venezuela‘«÷s Radio Caracas Television has taken its programming to YouTube.

MTV Tr3s launched its upfront roadshow this week and will present 12 new shows to potential advertisers. Among the new shows are ‘«£Rock Dinner‘«ō, ‘«£Hachetetepe‘«ō, ‘«£Tour-ismo‘«ō, ‘«£Bust a Ritmo‘«ō and ‘«£Tres.docs‘«ō as well as returning shows ‘«£MiTRL‘«ō, ‘«£Quiero Mis Quinces‘«ō and ‘«£Indie 101‘«ō.

Fidel Castro made his first TV appearance in months over the weekend.

Mexico City will start offering metro riders an anthology featuring Mexican writers to promote reading and provide reading material to those who cannot afford it. 250,000 editions of the anthology were printed.

RBD is set to record a track with the Black Eyed Peas, which will be released in Asia and Europe on the English-language edition of the RBD album ‘«£Rebels‘«ō. In other RBD news, the girls of Rebelde are now available as limited edition Barbie dolls.

A political website, AmigosdeObama.com, has posted a reggaeton song in support of the presidential candidate.

Timbiriche will audition new members via a reality show slated to air on Televisa.

Eva Mendes will star in the remake of the 1939 film ‘«£The Women‘«ō. The film is also set to star Annette Benning, Jada Pinkett Smith and Debra Messing.

Unilever is launching ViveMejor, a retail platform incorporating a free consumer magazine, website and TV segments. The magazine will be available at major grocery stores.

Venezuela‘«÷s El Universal is reporting that the rumors of Soda Stereo reuniting are true and the band will be making an announcement shortly.

Brazil‘«÷s government will introduce a plan to subsidize birth control pills. This decision comes in the wake of Pope Benedict‘«÷s statement to Brazilians asking them not to use birth control.

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