People en Espa??ol published its "50 M?ís Bellos" issue this week. Eva Longoria Parker, Edith Gonzalez, Ana de la Reguera, Dayana Mendoza and others grace the issue's cover. The issue also includes some of the "bellos" photographed as classic Hollywood stars, like Ricky Martin as Marlon Brando in "A Streetcar Named Desire" and Maite Perroni as Judy Garland in "The Wizard of Oz". More here
LARAS announced that the Latin GRAMMYs will take place in Las Vegas on November 5th.
Sofia Vergara debuted on Broadway recently playing the role of Mama Morton in "Chicago".
The already troubled Mexican tourism industry is suffering amidst the swine flu outbreak with a 20% drop in national tourism to Mexico City last weekend and most tourist destinations currently shut down.
Rafael Correa became the first Ecuadorean president since 1972 to win re-election.
According to Boston school district figures, Latinos account for the largest percentage of students in that city, 38.1%.
Peru granted political asylum to Venezuelan opposition leader Manuel Rosales after Rosales fled Venezuela, where he faces corruption charges. Hugo Chavez withdrew Venezuela's ambassador to Peru in protest.
The World Bank will provide more than $200 million in aid to Mexico to help deal with the swine flu outbreak, which has caused more than 150 deaths in Mexico. The World Health Organization raised the alert to phase 4 and cases of swine flu have now been reported in Spain, Germany and the U.S.
Kaiser Permanente has launched a new bilingual TV campaign. The two new spots were created by Accentmarketing and will air in California, Oregon, Washington and Colorado.
Telemundo aired the Billboard Latin Music Awards last week reaching 5.8 million unique viewers. Flex, Enrique Iglesias, Vicente Fernandez, Jenni Rivera and Mana were among the night's big winners.
Alberto Fujimori filed an appeal last week to overturn his conviction on human rights crimes.
Batanga announced a new round of financing last week. The financing will be focused on HispanoClick.
Telemundo and Meredith Hispanic Ventures announced the results of a new study "What Latinas Want". The study reveals Latinas' priorities as Higher Education (80%), Careers (72%) and Getting Married (50%). According to the study, Latinas also place more importance on the relationship with their parents over non-Latinas, are primary decision makers of their family's finances, and are more image-conscious than their non-Latina counterparts and believe in doing "whatever it takes to look younger."
ESPN Films acquired the rights to "The Lost Son of Havana", a documentary about Cuban pitcher Luis Tiant's return to Cuba after 46 years in exile.
Warner/Chappell Music Latin America has partnered with Warner Music Latin America to provide unsigned Hispanic artists the opportunity to sign with Warner/Chappell Music Latin America and have their content distributed via Warner Music's online and mobile platforms.
The Hispanic Public Relations Association announced it's 2009 scholarship program with one $2500 and nine $1000 scholarships for Hispanic undergrad students pursuing a public relations or communications degree.
Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault celebrated their wedding over the weekend in Venice. Penelope Cruz, Luis Miguel, Edward Norton, Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna, Woody Harrelson, Ashley Judd, Charlize Theron and Bono were among the guests.
Mun2 will premiere "LA to Hong Kong" tomorrow night. The program follows a Los Angeles dance troupe as they travel to Hong Kong to perform in the Chinese New Year parade.
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