Emilio and Gloria Estefan plan to adapt and re-record "We Are the World" in Spanish to aid relief efforts in Haiti. Ricky Martin, Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, Mark Anthony, Enrique Iglesias and Jon Secada are among those that will participate in the recording of "Somos el Mundo".
Nominees were announced for the Premios Billboard with Tito "El Bambino" topping the list with 18 nominations. Other nominees include Aventura, Wisin y Yandel, Banda el Recodo, Shakira and Jenni Rivera.
MTV Tr3s has partnered with Voto Latino to encourage participation in the 2010 Census. Spots featuring Rosario Dawson, Wilmer Valderrama and others have already begun airing on the channel.
Univision's "Premio Lo Nuestro a La Musica Latina" will air tonight (Thursday, 2.18) at 8 pm EST/PST. Gloria Estefan, Aventura, Wisin y Yandel and Aleks Syntek are among those scheduled to appear.
SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens will launch their "Viva La Musica" concert series beginning March 6th with Victor Manuelle at SeaWorld. Oscar D'Leon, Luis Enrique, India, Zion & Lennox are also among this year's performers.
The drummer from Argentine rock band Callejeros, Eduardo "Cabezon" Vazquez, was arrested for attempted homicide last week after setting his wife on fire after a heated argument. A fire in 2004 at a Callejeros show in Buenos Aires killed 194 people, including Vazquez' mother.
Former Uruguayan dictator Juan Maria Bordaberry was sentenced to 30 years in prison this week for leading a coup in 1973 to takeover leadership of the country.
A new report from the National Council of La Raza reveals that approximately 1.3 million Latino homeowners are expected to lose their homes to foreclosure between 2009 and 2012.
According to data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Diabetes Education Program, Mexican-Americans are twice as likely to have diabetes as non-Hispanic whites. By 2050, about 40% of Hispanic men and 50% of Hispanic women born in the year 2000 are projected to develop diabetes.
Engraver Pedro Urzua Lizana was fired from Chile's mint after an error on 1.5 million coins that were released into the market misspelling "CHILE' as "CHIIE".
A recent LA Times article focused on the growing number of Hispanics attending college far from home. According to the article, the number of Latino freshmen at four-year colleges who chose schools more than 50 miles from home has gone up to 59% from about 46% in 1975. The number of freshmen who attend four-year colleges within 10 miles of home has dropped to 15% from 30%.
The Ricky Martin Foundation has partnered with the University of Puerto Rico, R?¡o Piedras Campus, and the Protection Project at the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University to release research results about human trafficking in Puerto Rico.
The New York Supreme Court has ordered a temporary restraining order requiring SBS to resume encoding its signals for Arbitron's Portable People Meter. SBS is a part of the PPM Coalition urging the FCC to investigate the PPM methodology and how it affects minority radio.
The Latin American Observatory on Authors Rights and Madrid's Fundacion Autor released the report "Spanish Cultural Action Abroad" showing that France spent 3 times more than Spanish public institutions on promoting its culture abroad.
New research by scholars at the University of Chicago and Arizona State University shows that Mexican-Americans are the most active group in America in terms of meeting national health goals for physical activity. 27% of Mexican-Americans get at least 30 minutes of moderate activity five days a week or 20 minutes of vigorous activity at least 3 days a week, compared to 20% of whites and 15% of African Americans.
Miami U.S. Representative Lincoln Diaz-Balart announced that he will not seek re-election and plans to return to practicing law. Diaz Balart has represented his district in the Miami area since 1993.