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Golden Boy Retires

Oscar de la Hoya, Fiesta Broadway, Latinas in Charge, Evo Morales and more on Latino Loop, 4.16.09

Published on LatinoLA: April 16, 2009


Golden Boy Retires


Oscar de la Hoya announced his retirement from boxing yesterday at a press conference in Los Angeles. De la Hoya will continue to work with Golden Boy Promotions putting together boxing events around the world.

AT&T Fiesta Broadway will take place in downtown Los Angeles on April 26th. El Chapo de Sinaloa will serve as Grand Marshall for the fiesta and will perform along with Flex, Paquita la del Barrio, Graciela Beltran and others.

Accentmarketing released the first of three findings on Latinas called "Latinas in Charge". According to the study, Latinas don't want marketers telling them what to do with their money, but prefer someone who listens, informs them and helps them with respect, dignity and understanding.

Bolivia's congress passed a law allowing President Evo Morales to run for re-election on December 6th. Morales ended his 5-day hunger strike after the law was passed.

At least 20 people died in central Peru this week when a passenger bus rear-ended a loaded fuel truck.

Burger King has pulled an ad for its "Texican" burger after a Mexican diplomat called the ad offensive to Mexicans and the country's image. The ad depicts a tiny Mexican wrestler wearing a Mexican flag cape and a Texan cowboy as roommates.

The IRS placed a lien on Myrka Dellanos' home, claiming that she owes over a million dollars in back taxes from 2002 to 2005.

The U.S. lifted sanctions on Cuba this week allowing Cuban-Americans unlimited money transfers and visits to relatives. Fidel Castro commented that the U.S. did not go far enough in lifting the sanctions.

Raelene Deloris Aguilar, Miss New Mexico 2008, was arrested for drunk driving last week in El Paso.

A court ruled to halt construction on the dubbed "Wall of Discord" in Buenos Aires' San Isidro district that was built to separate an impoverished neighborhood from the adjacent wealthy area.

A ruling this week by the World Intellectual Property Organization awarded the domain name celiacruz.com to Celia Cruz' estate.

FCC commissioner Jonathan Adelstein requested an inquiry into Arbitron's Portable People Meter (PPM) last week. The request is in response to complaints from minority-owned and targeted stations experiencing a drop in audience numbers since the PPM technology was introduced 2 years ago.

Granda Entertainment will promote Miami's first city-supported gay pride celebration on April 18th. The Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade will feature La India, Fanny Lu and Grand Marshall Patti LaBelle.

According to Mexico's National Council of Public Safety, the number of homicides related to organized crime dropped 26% to 1,960 in the first quarter of 2009 from 2,644 in the last quarter of 2008.

Los Angeles KMVN, home to Rick Dees, flipped to a Latin pop format this week through a deal between Emmis Communications Corp. and Mexico's Grupo Radio Centro.

Cristian Castro and Valeria Liberman finalized their divorce this week.

New data from the Pew Hispanic Center reveals that the percentage of unauthorized immigrants living in 28 high-growth states in the Midwest, mid-Atlantic, Mountain and Southeast has doubled since 1990 to 32%.

Spain's Prime Minister announced drastic cuts in advertising on Spanish pubcaster RTVE. Last year RTVE ad revenue totaled over $742 million.

U.S. immigration officials deported Jose Manuel Garza Rendon, a former drug cartel leader, back to Mexican authorities this week.

Jose Braule Ramirez stabbed his friend in a motel room because his friend experienced a flatulence problem after a meal. Ramirez was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and was held in a Texas jail on an immigration hold.

A bridge collapse in Peru this week killed seven children and two teachers, leaving 55 others injured.

Fox Sports en Espa??ol announced its lineup of Spanish-language broadcasts of the 2009 Major League Baseball season. Coverage began last weekend.

The Billboard Latin Music Conference takes place next week in Miami. The President's Panel: View from the Top features Giora Breil, Don Browne, Walter Kolm, Gustavo Lopez and Camilo Lara. Music & Media: How TV is Launching Latin Music Stars features Disneymedia's Rita Ferro, SBS' Cynthia Hudson, MTV/VH1 Latin America's Jose Tillan and Telemundo's Margaret Guerra Rogers.

Voto Latino's Maria Teresa Petersen appeared on CNN's American Morning recently to discuss immigration policies. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2LNsp1A4zU

Angel Cabrera, "El Pato", won the Masters golf tournament this week in Augusta, GA.

Gloria Trevi has brought a defamation lawsuit against TV Azteca and reporter Paty Chapoy claiming that the network campaigned against her during the scandal involving Sergio Andrade in retaliation for Trevi signing a contract with Televisa instead of with TV Azteca.

Labor groups the A.F.L-C.I.O. and Change to Win agreed this week to unite in supporting an overhaul of the immigration system.

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