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West Side Story, La Guzman's daughter, Premios Juventud y mas on Latino Loop 7.24.08

Published on LatinoLA: July 24, 2008

Latinos Love L.A. Radio

According to new data released by Arbitron's Portable People Meter in Los Angeles, Spanish-dominant Hispanics 12 and older listened to radio 14 hours and 45 minutes a week in June while English-dominant Hispanics listened to radio only 11 hours and 45 minutes a week.

"West Side Story" will return to Broadway in February of next year, more than 50 years after its original premiere. Producers for the new show revealed that the new production will have a darker and grittier feel, feature Hispanic actors and a bilingual script.

Hugo Chavez visited Moscow this week and called for an alliance with Russia to protect Venezuela from the U.S.' threat to Venezuela's sovereignty.

Hundreds of thousands of Colombians took to the streets in Bogota on Sunday demanding and end to the kidnappings by guerilla forces and the the release of hostages. Similar demonstrations took place in Paris and across Colombia.

Alejandra Guzman's 15 year old daughter, Frida, was recently admitted to a hospital in Mexico City for allegedly overdosing on pills and alcohol after partying with friends.

A bacterial strain found on Mexican-grown fresh jalape??os from a distribution plant in Texas has been named as the culprit in a string of over 1251 cases of salmonella poisoning in the last three months.

Venezuelan race car driver Milka Duno and Danica Patrick made headlines this week after a video was leaked of the two drivers in a heated argument at a practice run. http://www.hispanictips.com

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Peruvian leader Alan Garcia and Colombian President Uribe signed a pact to increase river patrols along the countries' shared borders to tighten the noose around the FARC and its main source of income, cocaine.

Urban Outfitters and Nylon have collaborated on an exclusive edition T-shirt, featuring a Jealousy graphic which was designed by Mexican artist Federico Gutierrez Schott.

A bill passed in Mexico this week, making undocumented immigration a minor offense punishable by a fine. Previously, undocumented immigrants faced up to 10 years in prison or deportation.

Singer-songwriter Ximena Sari??ana is MTV Tr3s' featured Descubre & Download artist this month. Her debut album, Mediocre was recently released in the US and has already gone gold in Mexico. Sari??ana recently played her first show in New York City as part of the LAMC (Latin Alternative Music Conference).

The Premios Juventud aired last week on Univision with Wisin y Yandel taking home four awards and Aventura, Ricky Martin and Jennifer Lopez each winning three awards.

Boxer Oscar Diaz collapsed after the 10th round of a fight against Delvin Rodriguez last week. Diaz underwent brain surgery to relieve swelling.

This week, nine national Latino organizations announced a $5 million joint effort to register as many as 2 million new voters.

Devandra Banhart released his latest video starring Natalie Portman for his new single, Spanish-language track "Carmensita" - www.youtube.com

Jessica Alba and her newborn daughter, Honor Marie Warren, were featured recently on the cover of OK! Magazine.

ESPN Deportes was awarded the Edward R. Murrow Award for "Outstanding News Series" by the RadioÔÇôTelevision News Directors Association (RTNDA) for its series "Sobrevivientes" about the Uruguayan rugby team whose plane crashed in the Andes mountains in 1972.

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