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Sergio Garcia: LA High School Prom Queen

Anjanette Delgado, Pitbull, Who Wants to be a Millionaire and more from Latino Loop

Published on LatinoLA: June 3, 2009


Sergio Garcia: LA High School Prom Queen


Openly gay teen Sergio Garcia was elected as Prom Queen at Los Angeles High School last week. More here.

Anjanette Delgado's "The Heartbreak Pill" won an International Latino Book Award for Best Romance Novel in English last week in New York during the BookExpo America. More here.

A YouTube video surfaced last week of Pitbull pulling an audience member on stage during a show back in April and punching him in the face after the man started throwing money at him during a performance.

TV Azteca has signed a deal with Disney Media Networks to develop "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" in Mexico.

A 7.1 earthquake shook Honduras last week, killing at least 6 people and injuring several others.

Air France Flight 447 crashed this week just a few hours after departing from Rio de Janeiro headed for Paris and so far no survivors have been found. Another Air France flight headed from Buenos Aires to Paris was grounded temporarily last week after a bomb threat was received and later determined to be false.

A CNN report related to the Supreme Court nomination of Sonia Sotomayor points out that there are more Hispanics in the U.S. than Spaniards in Spain. There are about 45 million Hispanics in the U.S. whereas Spain's population is about 41 million.

Padre Alberto Cutie gave his first sermon as part of the Episcopalian church last Sunday after leaving the Catholic church and becoming engaged to his girlfriend Ruhama Canellis.

A judge in Miami awarded Gustavo Villoldo $1 billion in damages against the Cuban government last week connected to his father's suicide in 1959. Villoldo stated his father chose suicide after Che Guevara asked him to choose either death by a firing squad or the death of his son.

El Salvador's First Lady Vanda Pignato, a former Marxist guerrilla, was appointed by her husband, President-elect Mauricio Funes, to the post of minister of social inclusion.

CNN will premiere the two-part documentary series "Latino in America" in October.

A judge in Chile has charged former soldier Jose Adolfo Paredes Marquez with the death of Victor Jara.

During its upfront presentation, Univision announced that it will broadcast the 2010 FIFA World Cup from South Africa in HD.

Poll data from AOL Latino's Tu Vida y Mas reveals that 33% of Hispanic women believe there will never be a Hispanic President, 55% stated that unemployment is the issue that the Hispanic community suffers the most from, the greatest challenge facing Hispanic women is educating their children and Shakira was voted the female celebrity that best represents Hispanic females.

Freddie Prinze Jr. will reportedly join the cast of 24 during the show's 8th season.

Colorado has updated the way it counts Latinos in schools and will now first ask students if they are of Hispanic or Latino origin and follow that question with a racial category including black or white.

According to a new data released by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, almost 1 million Americans seek medical care in Mexico each year, with about half of those people being Mexican immigrants.

Vicente Trius was named EVP, President and CEO of Wal-Mart Latin America. Trius was previously EVP, President and CEO of Wal-Mart Asia.

"Gabriel Garcia Marquez: A Life", a 642-page biography of the writer by Gerald Martin, was released last week.

Telemundo has partnered with the U.S. Census Bureau to create awareness about the 2010 Census. One of the characters in the new telenovela "Mas Sabe el Diablo" features a character that gets a job as a Census worker.

Cuba has apparently offered to open up talks with the U.S. about direct postal service between the U.S. and cuba as well as talks on counterterrorism, drug interdiction and disaster relief efforts.

Hugo Chavez held a four-hour version of his radio and TV show "Hello President" in honor of the program's 10th anniversary last week.

Argentina's Clar?¡n media group has demanded that YouTube close the accounts of users that do not remove content produced by its companies, including Buenos Aires' Channel 13 and cable news channel TN. The move has caused a backlash among Argentine bloggers.

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