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Frida Kahlo for Sale

Landslides, cell phones, shootings, soccer and George Lopez, all from Latino Loop

Published on LatinoLA: April 21, 2010


Frida Kahlo for Sale


Frida Kahlo's "Survivor" will appear in public for the first time in 72 years at the Christie's Latin American art sale on May 26th.

A landslide hit metropolitan Rio de Janeiro last week, killing at least 200 people and destroying 60 homes in the Morro Bumba slum. The heavy rains also caused the indefinite closure of Rio's Christ the Redeemer statue due to damage to access roads.

The Mexican government plans to disconnect around 25 million cellphone lines that did not register in time to make last weekend's deadline. In a move to combat organized crime, cell phone users had to submit their identities to a national registry by midnight on Saturday night.

Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon has been charged with abuse of judicial power for improperly investigating human rights abuses under former Spanish dictator Francisco Franco. Garzon has also brought cases against Augusto Pinochet and Osama bin Laden.

Puerto Rican rapper TNT was shot this week while visiting a relative in Rio Piedras. He is in stable condition.

Brazilian rancher Vitalmauro Moura was found guilty for the 2005 murder of 73-year-old American missionary Dorothy Stang. Stang blocked Moura and another rancher from taking over land the government granted to farmers.

ESPN Deportes' broadcast of "El Clasico: Real Madrid vs. Barcelona", was the most watched telecast in Spanish-language cable so far this year. It was viewed by an average of 466,000 Hispanic homes and 783,000 Hispanic viewers.

The George Lopez show will move to midnight on TBS to make room for Conan O'Brien.

Toyota Yaris will host the Yaris3 Lounge, featuring an acoustic performance by Natalia Lafourcade in a coffee shop setting. The lounge hits Los Angeles on April 18th, Chicago on April 22nd and New York on May 2nd.

GoTV Networks has partnered with AEG Network Live's 2010 music festivals to produce and deliver its mobile content.

Jimmy Smits will executive produce and star on a new NBC pilot also starring Pedro Armendariz.

Media executive Oswald Mendez will be leaving his post as managing director at the Vidal Partnership in May to start his own business under the name Collective Transformation.

The 53rd annual GRAMMY Awards will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 13, 2011.

Havas Worldwide has hired Mauricio Galvan and Leo Olper to create a new Hispanic entity for Havas agencies. Galvan was previously Executive Creative Director at the Vidal Partnership and Olper was Senior VP-COO at Lapiz.

The third annual Pachanga Festival will take place at Fiesta Gardens in Austin on May 21-22. Bobby Pulido, Bomba Estereo, Pacha Massive, Grupo Fantasma, Girl in a Coma and Mariachi las Alte??as are among this year's performers.

According to new intelligence reports, three Mexican cartels have joined forces against the Zetas gang of hit men. The Zetas recent rise to power in drug trafficking is said to be the cause for the alliance between the Gulf Cartel, La Familia and the Sinaloa cartel.

Bruce Beresford-Redman, "Pimp My Ride" and "Survivor" producer, was held as a suspect in the murder of his wife, who's body was found in a sewer at a resort in Cancun where the couple had been vacationing.

Byron Brizuela recently inked a deal with Warner/Chappell Music for the rights to Brizuela's Revolucion Latin Music Library, which also includes the Groove Addicts music library.

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