Salgueiro Samba School Rules

Ruben Blades, Adriana Lima, Jorge Ramos y su Band ... all this and more on LatinoLoop 2.26.09

Published on LatinoLA: February 26, 2009

Salgueiro Samba School Rules

Salgueiro samba school was crowned champion of Rio's Carnival celebration this week.

Ruben Blades and Calle 13 recently teamed up in Puerto Rico to shoot a video for "La Perla", the next single from Calle 13's album "Los de Atras Vienen Conmigo".

Adriana Lima secretly married basketball player Marko Jaric on Valentine's Day at a small civil ceremony in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Wrigley launched its "Vive tu Musica with 5(TM)" this week. Bands can upload video auditions on http://www.vivetumusica5.com and 5 finalists will perform at the grand finale with Camila. The grand prize winner receives a recording session with a top producer.

ESPN Deportes announced that it will take its shows "Futbol Picante" and "Jorge Ramos y su Banda" on the road this spring. The three-month initiative will take the shows to Los Angeles, Dallas and Chicago in March through May.

Heineken's new "Demuestra Quien Eres" campaign kicked off this week. The campaign features TV spots with actor Nestor Carbonell.

The SEC accused Antigua-based Stanford International Bank, owned by Texas financier Robert Allen Stanford, of fraud this week, supposedly bilking investors to the tune of $8 billion. The offshore institution was a haven for wealthy Latin Americans.

According to new data from Nielsen, ad spending in Spanish-language media went up 2.7% in the first three quarters of 2008 to $4.3 billion over the same period in 2007. Proctor& Gamble topped the list of advertisers, spending $133 million.

Maryam Banikarim has joined NBC Universal as senior VP-integrated sales marketing. Banikarim was formerly Chief Marketing Officer at Univision.

Argentina has ordered Bishop Richard Williamson to leave the country after making controversial statements denying the Holocaust.

Peruvian authorities used DNA tests to identify 23 victims discovered at a mass grave. The victims were killed by the military in a 1984 massacre.

According to TNS Media Intelligence, advertisers spent $212 million on Hispanic online display advertising in the first 10 months of 2008, compared to $165 million for the full year of 2007.

A new study released by Auburn University shows that Hispanic-targeted branding has the biggest impact on bicultural consumers who both strongly identify with their country of origin, but also adopt values, traits and behaviors of the mainstream.

Puerto Rico is sending a dozen patas monkeys to the Baghdad Zoo. The population of 2000 wild monkeys on the island has taken a toll on local wildlife and agriculture.

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