Latino Grammy Nominees Named

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Published on LatinoLA: December 9, 2009

Latino Grammy Nominees Named

GRAMMY nominees were announced last week. Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Aterciopelados, Calle 13, Wisin y Yandel, Bebe, Natalia Lafourcade, La Quinta Estacion, Ricardo Arjona,Vicente Fernandez, Joan Sebastian, Luis Enrique and Los Tigres del Norte are among the nominees in the Latin categories.

National Geographic Explorer aired "Nazi Mystery: Twins from Brazil" an in-depth look at a small town in Brazil home to 80 families with blond, blue-eyed twins. The special links the phenomenon to the experiments of escaped Nazi scientist Joseph Mengele.
Telemundo has created a "Video Bar" allowing viewers to access full-length episode videos of Telemundo novelas on demand at www.telemundo.com

America TeV?® appointed Miguel Ferro as Director of its Entertainment Division. Ferro was formerly executive producer of "Maria Elvira Live".

Mun2 will premiere "Weekend Special: Los Dos Mundos de Alejandro Fernandez" on Sunday December 13th.

Shakira addressed a group of Oxford students this week when she spoke at the Oxford Union talking about her belief in education for all.

Gibson celebrated the launch of its new Dusk Tiger guitar last week in Miami, hosted by Locos Por Juana guitarist Mark Kondrat and a local model who ferociously growled at the audience.

Univision Communications has launched Univision Studios which will produce and co-produced telenovelas, reality shows, series and other programming for Univision, Telefutura, Galavision and Univision.com. Luis Fernandez has been named President of Univision Studios.
President Evo Morales was re-elected in Bolivia over the weekend.

Paraguay named Augusto Noguera to run its consulate in New York, later finding out that Noguera was living illegally in the U.S. Noguera was denied a U.S. visa when he returned to Paraguay to get his diplomatic papers and was later detained by U.S. border officials when he tried to enter the country illegally through Tijuana. Noguera's wife and three children live in New York.

The Venezuelan government seized seven banks last week and arrested several bank executives on charges of using the banks for self-lending.

Puerto Rican activist, Joaquin Rivera, died while waiting to be attended by emergency room staff last week in Philadelphia. Rivera was also robbed in the emergency room after he passed away, still unattended by hospital staff.

A new study by the Pew Hispanic Center shows that most of what people learn about the Hispanic population comes from event-driven news stories such as the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, which made up the largest share of Hispanic-related news. From February to August 2009 only 57 out of the 34,451 news stories studied focused directly on the life experiences of Hispanics in the U.S.

Pio Ferro was name VP of Spanish programming for CBS Radios Spanish-language stations. Ferro was formerly VP of Programming at SBS.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor delivered her first Supreme Court opinion this week in the case of Mohawk Industries vs. Carpenter.

Jorge F. Rodriguez was promoted to Director of Latin Membership at ASCAP in New York. Rodriguez was previously Associate Director of Latin Membership.

Remezcla.com unveiled a new look and enhanced features including listings and coverage of Latin art and music events, e-newsletters, video interviews and more. www.remezcla.com

ESPN Deportes announced that it will provide Portuguese-language telecasts of more than 40 of the World Cup matches this summer, in addition to its Spanish-language broadcasts.

EMI and Televisa ended their label joint ventures with EMI's U.S. Latin imprint, headed by Diana Rodriguez, now being called Capitol Latin.

According to Nielsen Media Research, Telemundo averaged 631,000 viewers among Adults 18-49 during its Monday through Friday prime in November, with "Mas Sabe el Diablo" averaging 847,000 viewers.

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