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Enrique Wins Again

Unique, Radiohead, Jose Feliciano, Calle 13 y mucho m?ís on LatinoLoop

Published on LatinoLA: November 27, 2008


Enrique Wins Again


Enrique Iglesias won the Favorite Latin Music Artist award for the fifth time at the American Music Awards this week.

MTV Tr3s will feature bachata group Unique as its "Descubre & Download" artist in December. The group's single "No Tengo Amor" is available as a free download on the MTV Tr3s website.

Radiohead announced plans to tour Latin America in 2009, playing Mexico City's Foro Sol on March 16th with other dates planned for Chile, Argentina and Brazil.

ASCAP revealed its 25 most-performed Christmas songs in the last 5 years. Jose Feliciano's "Feliz Navidad" was number 15 on the list, while Gloria Estefan's "This Christmas" came in at number 25.

Mun2 will air a special performance by Calle 13 on its "Vivo" show on December 4th.

Former Mexican drug czar Noe Ramirez was arrested last week on charges of accepting $450,000 from the Pacific drug cartel.

Russian warships arrived in Venezuela this week in anticipation of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's visit.

Colombian President Alvaro Uribe shut down DMG Group Holdings last week claiming that the company, which earned $435 million this year, was a pyramid scheme. The collapse of a similar company earlier this month caused deadly riots.

Professional soccer player Chase Hilgenbrinck, who played in Chile and recently signed to the MLS, has left the soccer world to become a priest.

Miami Mayor Manny Diaz forms part of this year's U.S. News & World Report list of America's Best Leaders.

Telemundo's broadcast of the Rumbo al Mundial: Mexico vs. Honduras match last week delivered over 3.2 million total viewers and 2.1 million adults 18-49. Telemundo was the top broadcast network, regardless of language, among Men 18-34 and was third among Men 18-49.

Hiroshi Nohara has been living in Terminal 1 of the Mexico City airport for the past 3 months. Nohara has been surviving on donations from the food court restaurants and passengers and sleeps in a chair. Nohara had a return ticket to Toyko, but never got on the plane. He has no reason for his stay at the airport and does not have plans to leave anytime soon. His tourist visa expires in March.

SI Latino, the Spanish-language version of Sports Illustrated, was closed by publisher Time Inc. this week.

According to a new study by the National Statistics and Geography Institute, Mexican emigration has dropped 42% in the last 2 years. The drop is attributed to economic troubles and tighter border
security.

Constancio Vigil has joined Hoodiny Entertainment Group as an investor and new member of the Board of managers. Vigil headed up multimedia group Atlantida Comunicaciones which owned Editorial Atlantida, Radio Continental, Telefe and a network of TV stations across Argentina, selling the company to Telefonica Media de Espa??a in 2000 for $1.3 billion.

Former California Supreme Court justice Cruz Reynoso became a part of Barack Obama's transition team last week, heading up the Justice and Civil Rights Agency Review. UCSD professor Mario Mollina was also tapped to head up the team examining science and technology policies.

State and local elections took place in Venezuela over the weekend with the opposition party winning 5 of 22 states and mayoral races in the two largest cities.

Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean, two former border patrol agents convicted of assault and currently facing over 10 years each in prison, are seeking a pardon from President Bush. Back in 2005, the agents shot drug smuggler Osvaldo Aldrete Davila in the buttocks as he tried to flee from them.

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