Che's Granddaughter Says: Join the Vegetarian Revolution

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Published on LatinoLA: June 25, 2009

Che's Granddaughter Says: Join the Vegetarian Revolution

Lydia Guevara, granddaughter of Ernesto "Che" Guevara, poses semi-nude wearing camouflage pants, a red beret and bandoliers of baby carrots in a new campaign set to launch in Argentina for PETA encouraging people to "join the vegetarian revolution". This is PETA's first vegetarian campaign in South America.

MySpace announced this week that it will be reducing and restructuring its international presence by downsizing 300 of its international staff and putting offices in Argentina, Brasil, Canada, France, India, Italy, Mexico, Russia, Sweden and Spain under revision.

Reverend Habacuc Hernandez Benitez and two seminary students were killed last week in Guerrero, Mexico; the first time drug cartel hitmen have specifically targeted a clergyman.

According to reports, Joan Sebastian, who is 58, plans to marry 18-year-old Margaret Lanusa.

Two Pennsylvania teens, Brandon Piekarsky and Derrick Donchak, were convicted and sentenced to at least six months in jail for the beating death of Luis Ramirez, an illegal Mexican immigrant.

An Indian leader in Peru called for an end to violent protests that have killed dozens in the Amazon. The protests were a response to Peru's Congress revoking two decrees that Amazon Indian protestors claimed would encourage oil and gas exploitation on their lands.

Billboard recently launched billboardcanciones.com, a music store featuring over 100,000 tracks across several genres aimed at the U.S. Latino market.

Televisa has partnered with hi5 to launch a Spanish-language video channel including content from Televisa's novelas and new programs for internet users in Latin America.

A new study from the United Nations shows that Colombia has the highest likelihood of a person dying in a natural disaster. Guatemala was also listed as a high-risk country for death from natural disasters.

South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford revealed that he did not spend the last five days hiking the Appalachian Trail as was thought, but rather took a trip to Buenos Aires. Sanford went missing for five-days this week without notifying staff, family or friends of his plans or whereabouts.

The finale of "Sin Senos No Hay Paraiso" aired this week on Telemundo with an average audience of 1,166,000 adults.

Casa Pocho, a bar in Cullera, Spain, is encouraging its clients to swear at bartenders calling them bastard or imbecile as a way to release their frustrations during the economic crisis. Free drinks are awarded to the most original verbal abusers.

Padre Alberto Cutie married last week in a civil ceremony shortly after leaving the Catholic church and joining the Episcopalian church.

RBD's Dulce Maria recently inked a deal with Universal Music Latin Entertainment and is set to release her solo album in 2010.

MasterCard launched an initiative focused on promoting the use of its debit and prepaid products to Hispanics with a new 30-second Spanish-language TV spot, radio, out-of-home and online advertising.

Kellogg's new Corn Flakes with a Touch of Honey hits stores this month with a label in both Spanish and English.

Albany New York's WEXT will debut "The Latin Alternative" a new weekly radio show on July 4th. "The Latin Alternative" is the first NPR syndicated program for the genre.

Olga Ta??on has launched her own label Mia Musa Music and recently released two digital singles.

Spain's SGAE has reached an agreement with eMusic to offer SGAE's catalog.

The Mexican Navy in Yucatan discovered almost a ton of cocaine hidden in a shipment of frozen sharks last week.

Heineken USA has commissioned 22 Latino artists from across the country to design murals and art pieces for venues in New York, Miami and Los Angeles. The first pieces were unveiled in New York last night.

Gustavo Cerati just completed mixing his new album "Fuerza Natural".

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