Jessica Alba's a Mam?Ū

More entertainment, community and Latin American news from Latino Loop, 6.11.08

Published on LatinoLA: June 11, 2008

Jessica Alba's a Mam?Ū

Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez urged Colombian FARC rebels to end their struggle against the Colombian government. The announcement followed a raid by Colombian officials which uncovered two Venezuelans, one of them a national guard officer, with 40,000 AK-47 rifle cartridges purportedly destined for the FARC forces.

Terra announced plans to launch the English-language social-video bookmarking site Kazivu.

Scandalous photos leaked last year of Oscar de La Hoya in drag were confirmed as digitally doctored in court this week.

A resolution passed in Cuba authorizes free sex-change operations to qualifying citizens.

John McCain debuted Spanish-language radio spots for his presidential campaign in New Mexico and Nevada this week.

A new health plan proposed by Buenos Aires mayor Mauricio Macri calls for the closure of the city's mental institutions, which will be replaced by what the local government deems as more modern treatment centers, like halfway houses. The plan also puts the Jose Borda Hospital‘«÷s radio show, La Colifata, into jeopardy. The radio show has garnered international attention, thanks in part to Manu Chao, who is producing an album with the patients from la Borda.

Mexican archaeologists uncovered the remains of one of Montezuma‘«÷s palaces during a renovation project on a historic building in downtown Mexico City.

Yahoo! launched new sites in Chile, Peru, Colombia and Venezuela featuring locally targeted home pages and search engines.

A tourism print ad campaign for Mexico‘«÷s Hidalgo state caused a stir among officials from the National Institute of Anthropology and History because they featured images of historical landmarks imposed onto an image of actress Iran Castillo‘«÷s naked form. The images have since been toned down.

Tens of thousands of truckers in Spain, France and Portugal protested rising fuel costs this week by blocking highways and border crossings, causing major traffic jams in several large cities.

Puerto Rican Governor Anibal Acevedo Vila called upon a UN committee this week to back a motion granting the U.S. territory the right to determine its own status.

Lynda Carter (Linda Jean C??rdova Carter), the actress who played Wonder Woman, discovered a corpse this week while on a boat on the Potomac River in Washington.

Telemundo will debut its new telenovela, ‘«£Sin Senos No Hay Paraiso‘«ō, on June 16th. The series is based on the best-selling novel ‘«£Sin Tetas No Hay Paraiso‘«ō.

A husband and wife were shot to death last week in Ciudad Juarez as they left their home. The couple were both state police officers, and their murders are thought to be related to drug gangs in the area.

Hispanic Enterprise Magazine will hold the Hispana Leadership Summit September 11-13th in New Mexico.

An article in this week‘«÷s AdAge focuses on the group Los Felinos de la Noche, a group that met during a casting for a State Farm commercial. The group is being backed by Fire Advertainment and Alma DDB, who are orchestrating the group‘«÷s career.

Univision launched its ‘«£Escuadron Digital‘«ō campaign to raise awareness about the transition to digital television in February 2009. Local events, street teams and on-air spots will all form part of the outreach to consumers.

Joseph A. Garcia was appointed to SBS‘«÷ Board of Directors last week.

America Ferrera stars in the new TV spots for the Metallic Rose Nintendo DS.

Nancy Tellet has joined MTV Tr3s as VP of Research and Consumer Insights. She was formerly VP, Director of Media Services and Strategic Planning at Siboney USA.

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