Mirthala Salinas Returns to Work...or Maybe Not

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Published on LatinoLA: September 30, 2007

Mirthala Salinas Returns to Work...or Maybe Not

Telemundo reporter Mirthala Salinas returns to work after being suspended for her affair with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Salinas, however, will not return as the L.A. fill-in anchor and is now a general assignment reporter at Telemundo's Inland Empire bureau. UPDATE: She didn't show up for work on Monday, October 1, 2007.

Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori returned to Peru last week to face charges of corruption and sanctioning death-squad killings during his presidency.

McDonald?»???¢s has launched its Museo de la Musica, a truck filled with Latin music memorabilia that is currently making its way across the country. The tour kicked off September 6th in Los Angeles and will make stops in cities like Alburquerque, Phoenix, Chicago, New York, Dallas and Hialeah, FL.

Soda Stereo has announced an additional U.S. tour date at the American Airlines Arena in Miami on December 5th. The only other U.S. date is in Los Angeles on November 21st.

Hispanic magazine advertising revenues for the first half of this year went up almost 9% over last year to $156.4 million, while ad pages went down about 1% to 7,352. Topping the list of Hispanic mags with the strongest ad page gains is TV Notas and Tu Ciudad Los Angeles.

NaCo will launch a new line of T-shirts based on vintage Mexican movie posters from Alameda Films.

The U.S. Postal Service will honor journalist Ruben Salazar with a commemorative postage stamp in 2008. Salazar was killed in 1970 by a tear gas projectile fired by sheriff?»???¢s deputies while covering a riot in East Los Angeles.

Salma Hayek gave birth to a baby girl, Valentina Paloma Pinault, last week.

Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa has created a personal blog and announced the launch through a video posted on YouTube.

The Billboard Regional Mexican Music Summit will take place October 1-3 in Los Angeles. Among the artists that will appear are Conjunto Primavera, who will participate in a Q&A session, and Jennie Rivera, who will sit in on a panel about women in the genre.

The 5th annual Hispanic Television Summit will take place October 3-4th in New York. Keynote speakers include Telemundo president Don Browne and Isaac Mizrahi, Director of Multicultural Marketing for Sprint.

Petrol Records will release 5 new titles in its ?»???¢The Greatest Songs Ever?»???¢ Series including West Africa, Arabia, Caribbean, China and Latino Modern. Aterciopelados, Plastilina Mosh, Pacha Massive and Nortec Collective are among the artists included on the Latino Modern compilation.

Mun2 has launched an on-air campaign to honor the winners of the Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards for making a difference in their communities. The spots will air all month in celebration of Hispanic Heritage month.

BMI has partnered with Gibson and Billboard for a Latin music panel and networking event in Los Angeles on October 17th. The panel will feature KC Porter, Sebastian Krys, Kiko Cibrian, Rafa Sardina, Mark Portman, Marco Flores, Homero Patron and will be moderated by Billboard?»???¢s Ayala Ben-Yehuda.

As part of The History Channel en espa?»???¢ol's Hispanic Heritage Month programming, Kate del Castillo will be the spokesperson for a series of programs highlighting Latin American history, introducing seven documentary films about subjects like "The Pinochet Case" and "The True Story of Che Guevara".

The New York Times ran a feature on Grupo Gallegos head John Gallegos. The piece provides Gallegos?»???¢ insights on the U.S. Hispanic market and rationale for Grupo Gallegos?»???¢ noteworthy campaigns like ?»???¢Toma Leche?»???¢.

MTV Networks Latin America?»???¢s Jose Tillan will be the featured speaker at the Hispanic Professionals Networking Group?»???¢s (HPNG) inaugural event in Miami on September 25th.

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