Eva Mendes: Most Desirable

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Published on LatinoLA: January 21, 2009

Eva Mendes: Most Desirable

Eva Mendes topped the list of AskMen.com's Top 99 Most Desirable Women.

First Lady Michelle Obama sported a look by Cuban-American designer Isabel Toledo at yesterday's inauguration ceremony.

Playboy Mexico has partnered with Quepasa.com for its Playboy Mexico Playmate of the Year 2009 search. Quepasa members will be able to vote on the site every week for their favorite models. The contest site on Quepasa.com launches in February.

A report on worldwide security threats by the U.S. Joint Forces Command names Mexico and Pakistan as two countries that "bear consideration for a rapid and sudden collapse".

New data released by the Pew Hispanic Center reveals that 3% of Latinos received a foreclosure notice in the last year and 10% of Latinos missed a mortgage payment or were unable to make a complete payment. The study also showed that 70% of Hispanic immigrants sent less money to relatives last year compared to 2007.

Advertising Age Magazine posted its A-list of agencies in 2008 with Dallas-based Dieste being named the Multicultural Agency of the Year.

The New York Times reported this week that Carlos Slim Helu is set to invest $250 million in the The New York Times Company.

Los Angeles' Indie 103.1 went off the air last week, moving online, with Regional Mexican format El Gato taking over its spot on the airwaves.

According to Reuters, vigilante groups are popping up in places like Ciudad Juarez, fed up with drug gang violence.

The Texas Talent Musicians Association will hold the 29th annual Tejano Music Awards on January 22nd in San Antonio.

Hugo Chavez recently opined on President Barack Obama stating "I hope I am wrong, but I believe Obama brings the same stench".

Ricardo Montalban died last week in Los Angeles at age 88. Our thoughts go to his family and friends.

The body of actress Liliana Lozano, from the telenovela "Pasion de Gavilanes", was discovered at a ranch in Colombia, along with the body of a drug kingpin's brother.

Ruben Blades has agreed to donate his personal papers and rare recordings of rehearsals and live performances to Harvard University's Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library.

The BMI Foundation announced the opening of its 6th Annual peermusic Latin Scholarship. The competition is open to students aged 16-24 enrolled in any college of university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico. The deadline for entries is February 20th. www.bmifoundation.org

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