Juanes Wins Peace Prize

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Published on LatinoLA: December 4, 2009

Juanes Wins Peace Prize

Juanes was awarded Colombia's National Peace Prize for his efforts to aid landmine victims through the Mi Sangre Foundation and his role in organizing the Paz Sin Fronteras concerts.

According to new data from the Pew Hispanic Center a majority of Americans using cell phones or other hand-held devices to go online are young Latinos and African Americans.

Former Miss Argentina Solange Magnano died at age 38 this week from a pulmonary embolism due to complications from a cosmetic surgery on her buttocks in Buenos Aires.

According to the Bank of Mexico, remittances to Mexico were down 36% in October compared to October of last year.

Ex-guerrilla Jose Mujica was elected as the new president of Uruguay.

Univision announced the nominees for the Premio Lo Nuestro awards. Aventura leads the pack with 7 nominations with Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Shakira, Vicente Fernandez, Marco Antonio Solis, Enrique Iglesias, Juanes, Calle 13, Banda el Recodo, Wisin y Yandel also nominated. Fans can vote online at www.premiolonuestro.com. The Premios will air on February 18th.

St. Louis Cardinals player Albert Pujols won the National League MVP award this week.

According to a new report released by Arizona State University and Arizona Latino Research Enterprise, 75% of Arizona's Latino children under age 6 live in poverty.

A new report from the U.N. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean shows that up to 40% of women in Latin America have been victims of physical violence, with the rate of emotional violence even higher.

The Peruvian government published a public apology, the first of its kind, to its Afro-Peruvian population for abuses, exclusion and discrimination over the last centuries. The resolution was published over the weekend in the El Peruano newspaper.

Los Premios Fox Sports will take place on December 10th at the Hard Rock Live in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Pitbull and Kany Garcia are scheduled to perform.

Marcela Romero, a transsexual who recently won a 10-year court battle to get a new identity document recognizing her as a female, was named Argentina's "Woman of the Year" by the Argentine lower house's committee on women and the family.

Jose Feliciano will perform "Feliz Navidad" today as part of NBC's "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" telecast. Michael Buble, Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys, Barry Manilow, The Roots and Shakira are also scheduled to perform.

Monica Gadsby has been tapped to run Starcom MediaVest Group's Latin American network in addition to running its multicultural operations in the U.S.

Results from the autopsy of Victor Jara's body were released this week revealing that the folksinger sustained multiple fractures throughout his body, including a fracture in his skull and both hands crushed. Jara's body also had 44 gunshot wounds in his chest, stomach, arms, legs and two bullets in his skull.

Carolina Lightcap has been named as President of Disney Channels Worldwide. Lightcap was most recently SVP of Programming and Creative Affairs for Disney Channels Latin America and Chief Marketing Officer of The Walt Disney Company Latin America.

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is holding a congressional hearing today examining Arbitron's Portable People Meter to find out if the PPM has a negative impact on minority-owned radio stations or stations targeting minority audiences.

Univision Interactive Media launched Univision Partner Group, an online and mobile advertising and publishing network.

A recent article in USA Today highlights the growing number of U.S. citizens that are looking for day labor work on street corners and home improvement store parking lots. Most of the workers are unemployed construction workers having trouble finding permanent or stable work.

ESPN Deportes' broadcast of the Barcelona vs. Real Madrid soccer match was the highest-rated and most-watched European soccer telecast in Spanish-language cable television history with an average of 512,000 Hispanic homes.

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