Sex, Corruption, Drugs and Daddy Yankee

All this and more in this week's Latino Loop, 10.10.08

Published on LatinoLA: October 10, 2008

Sex, Corruption, Drugs and Daddy Yankee

A sex tape featuring Jenni Rivera was stolen and distributed among various musicians in the Regional Mexican world.

Alfonso Portillo, former President of Guatemala, was extradited from Mexico this week to face charges of corruption.

Pablo Montero did not attend his court hearing regarding his drug rehabilitation in Miami this week. The singer's lawyer claimed that Montero did not receive his visa to enter the U.S. in time for Monday's court appearance.

Daddy Yankee will moderate the gubernatorial debate in Puerto Rico tomorrow night.

The Premios MTV Latin America will take place in Guadalajara on October 16th. Metallica, Julieta Venegas, Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich & Fussible, Caf?® Tacvba, Tokio Hotel, Zo?®, and Calle 13 are among those scheduled to perform.

PBS will air Phillip Rodriguez' documentary "Latinos '08" on October 8th. The film takes a look at how Obama and McCain supporters are trying to mobilize Latinos in this year's election!

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Jose Feliciano's famed performance of the National Anthem in the 1968 World Series. The song was the first personalized reinterpretation of the National Anthem and charted in the top 40.

Immigration officials arrested 300 apparently undocumented workers this week at a poultry processing plant in Greenville, South Carolina.

Five police officers were arrested this week in Chiapas after a deadly confrontation left 4 indigenous protesters dead. The protestors had been blocking the entrance to the Chinkultic Mayan ruins for over a month.

LATV will expand its programming to include the series, "Huevos Cartoons" and "L-Flik", a new show featuring national and international films.

MTV Tr3s has announced that it will be expanding its programming to focus on Regional Mexican music on shows like "Cribs", with an upcoming episode featuring Jenni Rivera, and two new original series ÔÇô one a weekly music show and the other a reality series ÔÇô both in development for 2009.

Penguin publishing division Celebra and People en Espa??ol released "Legends en Espa??ol", featuring photos and essays profiling 100 entertainment icons. Celia Cruz, Vicente Fernandez, Jennifer Lopez, Desi Arnaz and Selena are among the entertainers included in the book.

England's Arsenal Football Club has joined forces with Punto Rojo Sports Marketing Group to target the U.S. Hispanic market. Part of the outreach includes a branded vehicle featuring a traveling museum with Arsenal memorabilia set to launch in Los Angeles and hit New York, Chicago, Florida and Texas in 2009.

Toyota has launched an interactive Pixelometro website as part of its campaign to market the Prius to Hispanic consumers. The campaign includes placement on Terra's global-warming section. According to AdAge magazine, Hispanics account for 12% of Toyota's overall sales and 5% of Prius sales.

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