According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the projected Hispanic population in 2050 will be 102 million. It is currently 44 million as of July 2006, making Hispanics the largest minority group in 22 states. This number has doubled since 1990, when there were 22 million Hispanics in the U.S.
Oil and natural gas pipelines in Veracruz and Tlaxcala Mexico were the target of several explosions on Monday. The attacks came just 2 months after similar explosions in Queretaro and Guanajuato attributed to the EPR (Popular Revolutionary Army).
MTV announced the nominees for its Los Premios MTV Latin America 2007. Belinda, Alejandro Sanz, Division Minuscula, Gustavo Cerati and Julieta Venegas all received multiple nominations. The awards show takes place October 18th in Mexico City.
Colombia drug lord Diego Montoya, on the FBI‘«÷s top 10 most-wanted list, was captured in western Colombia this week.
El Cantante will be available on DVD October 30th.
iTunes will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a series of in-store appearances by artists like Juan Luis Guerra, Pepe Aguilar, Ceci Bastida and more at Apple stores in Chicago, Miami, Santa Monica, San Diego and New York.
XM satellite radio will also celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month kicking off on September 14th with an exclusive concert performance by Pitbull. XM‘«÷s Latin channels will also feature in-studio performances from Aterciopelados, Gloria Estefan and Daddy Yankee, musical tributes to Hector Lavoe and programming blocks dedicated to specific genres.
To match the US‘«÷s strict visa restrictions, Bolivia‘«÷s government will require all Americans visiting the country, which is one in every 5 international visitors, to obtain visas beginning on December 1st 2007.
The soundtrack for EA Games‘«÷ FIFA08 has been announced. Among the artists included on the soundtrack are Aterciopelados, Pacha Massive, Mexican Institute of Sound, Ivy Queen, CeU, and Dover.
A powerful blast killed more than two dozen people in Coahuila, Mexico this week when two trucks crashed.
Diego Maradona is being considered a fugitive by Argentine authorities after he failed to appear in court 5 times. The case involves a hit-and-run incident in which Maradona fled the scene after apparently driving up onto a sidewalk, hitting a phone booth and injuring a couple. Maradona also caused a stir last month when he declared ‘«£I hate everything that comes from the United States‘«ō during an appearance on Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez‘«÷ TV show.
Warner Home Video will release four new DVDs of classic Pedro Infante films ‘«£A Toda Maquina‘«ō, ‘«£Los Tres Huatescos‘«ō, ‘«£Los Tres Garcia‘«ō and ‘«£Vuelvan Los Garcia!‘«ō on September 18th
The season premiere of ‘«£Ugly Betty‘«ō airs on ABC at 8 pm on September 27th.
Beyonce and Shakira took home an MTV Video Music Award this week for their duet ‘«£Beautiful Liar‘«ō.
The Help! Change TV campaign, headed by AIM TV‘«÷s Robert Rose, reacted to Neilsen Media Research‘«÷s announcement that it will produce Hispanic ratings throughout the National People Meter, pointing out that the new system still does not address nativity, to distinguish between U.S. born and foreign born Latinos. According to the campaign nativity is the main factor determining whether U.S. Latinos watch TV in Spanish or English.
Manu Chao‘«÷s La Radiolina topped the charts in its first week on sale hitting #1 on Billboard‘«÷s Latin Albums sales chart, Latin Pop Albums chart and World Album in the U.S. chart.
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