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Cudahy, Cuba, "Rudo y Cursi", Subcomandante Marcos, Pinochet...all on LatinoLoop 1.8.09

Published on LatinoLA: January 8, 2009


WWE on Mun2


Mun2 announced that it will air World Wrestling Entertainment's ECW series on Friday nights starting this week.

A recent Forbes magazine article revealed that the heavily Latino-populated city of Cudahy, California is the least-educated small town in the country. ?áCudahy's unemployment rate is 6% with 20.7% of residents living below the poverty line.

Gunmen attacked a Televisa studio in Monterrey, Mexico yesterday, opening fire and throwing a grenade outside the studio during the evening news broadcast. ?áA message written on a car bumper said "stop reporting just on us. ?áReport on the narco's political leaders".

The film "Rudo y Cursi", from director Carlos Cuaron and starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna, opened in Mexico last week earning $1.4 million dollars, making it the 5th biggest box office opening in Mexican cinema and the biggest first-day opening in Mexican history.

Universal Music Latin Entertainment was the top Latin music label and distributor in the US last year with a share of almost 50% of all Latin album sales and almost 51% of all Latin music distribution.

Subcomandante Marcos gave a speech in Chiapas this week after more than a year out of the public eye. ?áMexico's ongoing war on drugs, the situation in the Gaza Strip and President-elect Obama were among the topics Marcos touched on during his address.

Cuba celebrated the 50th anniversary of the 1959 revolution that put Fidel Castro in power and created a communist state.

According to Univision.com, Sony Pictures and Warner Bros. are looking to produce films based on Ingrid Betancourt's rescue from her FARC captors.

An ETA car bomb exploded outside of a TV station in northern Spain last week causing significant damage to the building and one minor injury.

The former home of General Augusto Pinochet has been opened as a visitor attraction in Santiago. The controversial museum includes Pinochet's collection of model soldiers, statues of Napoleon, a uniform he wore during the 1973 coup and his fully restored office.

According to reports, Alejandra Guzman and Gloria Trevi are recording a duet.

The Puerto Rico International Music Business Conference will take place March 6-9th at the Hotel Condado Plaza. ?áA 30% discount on registration is available through Friday at www.musicbusinesspr.com.

The trial between Televisa and Univision began this week in Los Angeles with Univision CFO Andy Hobson and General Council Doug Kranwinkle taking the stand as the first witnesses. The trial is scheduled to resume on January 14th.

SiboneyUSA celebrates its 55th anniversary this year making it the oldest Hispanic-owned agency dedicated to the U.S. Hispanic market.

Marc Anthony, Alejandro Sanz, Lila Downs and Cucu Diamantes & Yerba Buena are among the artists that will perform at the Latino Inaugural Gala taking place January 18th in Washington D.C. Proceeds from the event will support the creation of the National Museum of the American Latino. ?á

Edelman Multicultural is celebrating its 10th anniversary. ?áThe agency currently operates in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and Washington D.C.

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