Sorry Guys: Salma Marries

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Published on LatinoLA: February 19, 2009

Sorry Guys: Salma Marries

Salma Hayek wed Francois-Henri Pinault on Valentine's Day at a small, civil service in Paris.

Venezuelan voters passed a referendum this weekend removing term limits on President Hugo Chavez' re-election.

According to a new report by the Pew Hispanic Center, Latinos account for 40% of all offenders sentenced in federal courts. Increased enforcement of immigration law and growth in illegal immigration contributed to this number.

According to a recent article on AdAge.com, Univision is the most-pirated U.S. broadcast network on YouTube. Clips of the network's 10 most-pirated programs had 586 million views (compared to 289 million for the 10 most-pirated Fox programs).

The Brazilian government will hand out 65 million free condoms during this month's Carnival celebrations.

Latin boogaloo legend Joe Cuba died in New York City on Sunday. He was 78. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.

Finalists for the Billboard Latin Music Awards were announced this week. Flex, with 13 nominations, Enrique Iglesias, with 10 nominations, Mana, Vicente Fernandez and Jenni Rivera, each with seven nominations, topped this year's list.

Following up on last week's news that Muzak has filed for Chapter 11, a PR rep for the company assures that the filing is a move to reorganize the company's debts and assures that Muzak will be in business for years to come.

Marc Anthony sold out Madison Square Garden over the weekend for his Valentine's Day "Concierto del Amor".

Mexico passed a new law this week requiring mobile phone companies to build a database of their clients, which will include fingerprints, in order to catch criminals that use phones to extort money and negotiate kidnapping ransoms.

MySpace Latino and Remezcla will kick off the En Tu Ciudad tour on February 25th in Austin with performances by Girl in a Coma, Pi??ata Protest, Este Vato and Peligrosa All Stars DJs.

Arenas Entertainment CEO Santiago Pozo will be honored with an impact award for Outstanding Marketing in Film and Television on February 20th at the National Hispanic Media Coalition Impact Awards Gala in Beverly Hills.

Steven Seagal met with Costa Rican President Oscar Arias last week, stating that he wants to use his Hollywood connections to develop Costa Rica's filmmaking industry.

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