Eva Mendes Poses for PETA

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Published on LatinoLA: December 13, 2007

Eva Mendes Poses for PETA

Eva Mendes posed nude for the PETA campaign ‘«£I‘«÷d rather go naked than wear fur‘«ō.

Colombia‘«÷s Ministry of Culture recently recognized the top 10 outstanding figures in Colombian culture from the last decade. Juanes, Aterciopelados, Shakira and Fernando Botero were among those honored.

Venezuela adjusted its clocks back half an hour on Sunday as an apparent
public health measure.

Cristina Kirchner was sworn in this week becoming Argentina‘«÷s first elected female president, taking over the role from her husband Nestor Kirchner.

VH1 plans to launch a new reality show next spring called ‘«£Viva Hollywood‘«ō, which will feature aspiring telenovela actors vying for a Telemundo contract.

Jose Behar, President of Univision Music, is suing Univision Communications claiming that the company deliberately lowered revenues to reduce the value of Behar‘«÷s equity stake in the label.

According to a recent survey by the Pew Hispanic Center, Hispanics are going back to the Democratic Party after several years of leaning to the right. 57% of registered Hispanic voters favored Democrats, with 23% favoring Republicans. In July 2006, 49% favored Democrats and 28% favored Republicans.

A 17-year old from Cordoba was the first minor in Argentina to have gender reassignment surgery. The youth underwent surgery to become a girl.

People en Espa??ol has partnered with Ford Motor Co. to launch a digital magazine on www.peopleenespanol.com .

Manu Chao‘«÷s ‘«£Me Llaman Calle‘«ō is TIME Magazine's #8 song of the year. Chao is the only Latin artist on the list which also included Amy Winehouse, 50 Cent and Rihanna.

A new law was passed this week in Guatemala tightening restrictions on adoptions. The new law will go into effect in 2008 and will not affect pending adoptions. Guatemala is second behind China in adoptions to the U.S.

Jose Luis Aquino, trumpet player for Regional Mexican band Los Conde, was found dead in Oaxaca, Mexico this week. He was discovered with a nylon bag over his head and his hands and feet bound.

Mexico‘«÷s Teleton, celebrated its 10th anniversary over the weekend, raising more than $38 million for children with disabilities as well as victims of the recent flooding in Tabasco and Chiapas. Juanes, Enrique Iglesias and Juan Luis Guerra were among the artists that participated in the event.

Will Smith and America‘«÷s Next Top Model Jaslene Gonzalez will appear at this Saturday‘«÷s first ‘«£MiTRL Awards‘«ō. Wisin y Yandel and RBD are confirmed to perform.

Nelly Furtado will perform at next year‘«÷s Vi??a del Mar Festival in February. Also confirmed to perform are Miguel Bose, Vicentico, Earth Wind & Fire, Peter Frampton, Journey, Wisin y Yandel, Chayanne and Marco Antonio Solis.

Skin guru Ole Henriksen may have unintentionally outed client Ricky Martin during an interview with E! this week. When asked what celebrity he‘«÷d like to date, Henriksen replied ‘«£I would love to go on a date with Stig Tofting, but since he is hetero, I would have to pick my client and friend Ricky

Mun2 will pay homage to Sergio Gomez, the recently murdered lead singer of K-Paz de la Sierra, by playing the group‘«÷s videos throughout this week.

Gilberto Santa Rosa inked a touring deal with Sony BMG‘«÷s talent development division, Day 1, in which the company will represent all of his public performances.

Pedro Almodovar announced that he will cast Penelope Cruz in his next film, ‘«£Los Abrazos Rotos‘«ō.

Budweiser has signed on to sponsor Azteca America‘«÷s boxing reality show ‘«£Retador‘«ō. ‘«£Retador‘«ō, which begins airing on January 27th, features 8 Mexican and 8 American boxers competing for a grand prize of $50,000.

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