Ozo Salute Neil Young

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Published on LatinoLA: November 14, 2009

Ozo Salute Neil Young

MusiCares will honor Neil Young as its Person of the Year on January 29th. Ozomatli, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Sheryl Crow, k.d. lang and the Red Hot Chili Peppers are among those scheduled to perform.

Shakira performed on the "Late Show with David Letterman" last night.

Landslides in El Salvador killed at least 130 people last week.

According to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate rose to 10.2% in October, with the jobless rate for Hispanics at 13.1%.

"Lopez Tonight" debuted this week with an average of 1.7 million viewers and more than a million in the 18-49 demographic.

The Latin Grammy awards took place last week in Las Vegas. Calle 13 was the big winner of the night taking home five awards. Mercedes Sosa, Los Amigos Invisibles, Luis Fonsi, Reik, Wisin y Yandel, Draco Rosa and Jaguares were also among this year's winners.

Millions of Brazilians were without power after a major blackout affected Sao Paolo, Rio de Janeiro and several other major cities this week. Paraguay also lost power after a hydroelectric dam went offline.

Iberia Airlines canceled 368 flights this week due to a two-day strike by flight attendants.

Sammy Sosa received a lot of attention at the Latin Grammy awards when his skin appeared significantly lighter in photos. According to a Sosa rep, both the lighting and the fact that Sosa had recently undergone a skin rejuvenation process were factors in the skin tone difference.

During a televised address on Sunday, Hugo Chavez ordered his military to prepare for war with Colombia as a method to ensure peace in the region. Colombia will appeal to the U.N. Security Council and the OAS.

The 2010 Census is expected to show the U.S. Hispanic population growing at a rate four times than that of the general population, reaching nearly 50 million, up from 38 million back in 2000.

Ikea is evaluating its creative roster of U.S. agencies seeking to integrate its general market and Hispanic creative.

Disney/Pixar's "Up" came out on DVD this week. The animated film was inspired by South American countries like Brazil and Venezuela where the director and animators spent significant time painting and sketching.

Mexico's UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico) opened a Los Angeles satellite campus last week.

City of Hope has partnered with Universal Music Group to create the track "La Gota de la Vida" to promote the organization's Hispanic outreach campaign for bone marrow donations. Enrique Iglesias, Gloria Estefan, Wisin & Yandel, David Bisbal, Luis Fonsi and Placido Domingo are among the artists involved.

The new season of MTV Tr3s' "Quiero Mis Quinces" debuts on Monday, November 16th at 9 PM ET/PT. The finale of the series on January 18th will be followed by the premiere of "Quiero Mi Boda".

Pablo Escobar's son came out of hiding in Argentina this week asking for forgiveness for his father's reign of terror in a new documentary "Sins of My Father". The film debuts in an Argentine film festival this week and in Amsterdam next week.

Jennifer Lopez is suing her ex-husband Ojani Noa, in connection with Noa's plans to produce a video entitled "How I Married Jennifer Lopez: The J.Lo and Ojani Noa Story" featuring scenes from the couple's honeymoon back in 1997.

Entravision Communications net revenues were down 17% in the third quarter of 2009.

Panama's government will build four air and sea monitoring stations on the country's Pacific coast to control drug, weapon and migrant trafficking.

Shakira and Juanes are lobbying for the 2015 Panamerican Games to be held in Bogota.

Clear Channel has launched its Total Traffic Network in Mexico City with Grupo Acir, offering traffic data and navigational services to Mexico-enabled devices.

Aracely Arambula, Luis Fonsi, Lucero, Jennifer Lopez and Edith Gonzalez were among the recipients of the "Premios PEOPLE en Espa??ol 2009".

Former New York Post editor Sandra Guzman has filed a complaint against her former employer and editor-in-chief Col Allan with claims of racism and sexism.

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