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Published on LatinoLA: November 29, 2009


Free 21-song Sampler from Nacional Records


Nacional Records is offering a free 21-song sampler on Amazon.com through December 16th. Click here to download

Calle 13's Residente makes a cameo in the film "Old Dogs" starring Robin Williams and John Travolta out in theaters.

Puerto Rico's Ana Isabelle was crowned the winner of Univision's music competition "Viva el Sue??o".

Aventura took home the American Music Award for "Favorite Latin Music Artist". Shakira performed her new single "Give it Up to Me" as well as Jennifer Lopez who took a tumble during her performance of her new single "Louboutains".

Argentina's Congress has passed a new law forcing DNA tests on people who may have been born to political prisoners slain during the country's "dirty war" in the 70's and early 80's.

According to a new report by the U.N. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, the number of poor people in Latin America will rise by 9 million to 189 million this year due to the current global crisis.

25-year-old boxer Francisco Rodriguez died after collapsing during a fight in Philadelphia.

Jose Garces was named the Food Network's Next Iron Chef.

Sen. Russ Feingold has launched a "Spotlight on Spending". Radio and TV Marti are among the Senator's list of wasteful government spending, citing that the Cuban government jams the signals and the audience is small. The radio and TV networks were created in 1983 and 1990, respectively, to broadcast programming designed to undermine the Castro regime in Cuba.

Several arrests were made in a case involving a gang in Peru charged with killing scores of peasants to extract their fat and sell it for cosmetic purposes.

17-year-old Christian Daniel Castro-Alvarez pled guilty to fatally shooting U.S. Border Patrol Agent Robert W. Rosas, Jr.

Amaury Nolasco stars in the film "Armored" out in theaters on December 4th.

Seven bulls escaped from the set of Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz' new film "Knight and Day" on location in Cadiz, Spain last week slightly injuring two women.

ESPN Deportes launched a new TV and radio campaign for its coverage of the Dominican Baseball League titled "Durante el invierno el beisbol viaja al Caribe".

According to reports, Avril Lavigne and Wilmer Valderrama are apparently an item.

Guatemalan singer Diego Lopez of the band Santa Cecilia was arrested after firing a gun during a concert in Quetzalnango. Lopez was apparently angry that the promoters asked the band to leave the stage before playing.

Austin's Triple A station KSGR will move to 93.3 with a Regional Mexican format taking over its current home at 107.1 on November 30th.

The Recording Academy announced the 2010 additions to the GRAMMY Hall of Fame, which includes Jose Feliciano's "Feliz Navidad".

Raul Humberto Yzaguirre was named U.S. ambassador in the Dominican Republic.

Univision Communications honored former President and COO Ray Rodriguez by dedicating the building which houses the network's operations headquarters in Miami as the "Ray Rodriguez Broadcasting Center".

The BMI Foundation announced the opening of its peermusic Latin Scholarship Competition. For more information visit: www.bmifoundation.org

Universal Music Latin Entertainment held 8 of the Top 10 albums on Amazon's Best Latin Music chart last week including Wisin y Yandel, German Montero, Don Omar and Los Tigres del Norte.

The Bravo Group, La Comunidad, Conill, La Agencia de Orci & Asociados and The Vidal Partnership are among the agencies nominated for AdWeek's "Multicultural Agency of the Decade" award. Click here to vote.

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