A new study released by the Pew Hispanic Center shows that 9 out of 10 Latino youth say that college is important for success in life yet only half of say that they themselves plan to get a college degree. The main reason for not pursuing higher education is pressure to help support a family financially. More here: http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2009-10-07-hispanic-college_N.htm
Mercedes Sosa passed away this weekend in Buenos Aires at age 74.
CNN will premiere "Latino in America" on October 21st and 22nd at 9 PM. Host Soledad O'Brien explores the U.S. Latino population and it's impact on American culture and communities.
Puerto Rico announced that it will lay off more than 16,000 public workers on November 6th to save about $386 million. Union leaders will hold an island-wide protest on October 15th.
Fonovisa Records will celebrate its 25th anniversary in Los Angeles on October 8th.
According to proposed immigration detention and deportation reforms, illegal immigrants awaiting detention would be held according to the risk they may pose and former hotels and nursing homes would be used to house non-violent, non-criminal immigrants.
The first single off of Vampire Weekend's new album "Contra" is called "Horchata".
Entravision received word last week from the NYSE that the company is back in compliance with the exchanges' minimum share price requirements.
Former Navy Lt. Julio Alberto Poch and former Navy Capt. Emir Sisul Hess were charged and arrested for participating in "death flights" during Argentina's Dirty War in the 1970's and 1980's. During these flights over 1000 prisoners were thrown out of planes.
According to a recent survey by the Brazilian Association of Digital Agencies, there are 2,275 digital marketing/advertising agencies in Brazil with a total income of $412 million, making it the largest digital market in Latin America.
Ecuador announced that it will consider changes to a draft of mining and water laws that caused violent clashes with Amazonian Indian protestors last week.
The New York Post's Tempo section was discontinued last week and editor Sandra Guzman was also laid off.
Maya Entertainment has entered into an agreement with iN DEMAND Networks, a Video-On-Demand and Pay-Per-View content distributor. The agreement will make Maya Entertainment films available to cable subscribers across the country.
Shakira will make an appearance in Ugly Betty playing herself.
Univision has opened La Tienda Univision, an online store where viewers can purchase branded merchandise based on popular Univision, Galavision and Telefutura shows. www.tiendaunivision.com
Luis Fonsi will perform as part of this year's Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Norway on December 11th.
Telemundo is preparing a new version of the Brazilian telenovela "El Clon" starring Mauricio Ochmann and Sandra Echeverria set to debut in 2010.
Hondura's interim government lifted a decree that prohibited protest marches, allowing new demonstrations related to the political crisis.
MTV Tr3s re-launched its "Soy Mono" campaign in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. The 2009 campaign, PSAs, feature 5 new animated vignettes that humorously portray some of the stereotypes of Latinos in the U.S.
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