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Ozo Day in L.A. on April 23

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Published on LatinoLA: April 22, 2010


Ozo Day in L.A. on April 23


The City of Los Angeles will officially declare April 23rd as "Ozomatli Day" at a ceremony taking place on Friday at Los Angeles City Hall.

Nelly Furtado, Ricardo Montaner, Luis Fonsi, Wisin y Yandel, Marco Antonio Solis, Banda Los Recoditos and Gilberto Santa Rosa will all perform at the Billboard Latin Music Awards airing Thursday, April 29th at 7 PM ET/6 PM CT on Telemundo.

PeeWee will perform several dates as part of McDonald's 2010 FiestaTour, which kicked off yesterday in Miami, and will hit high schools in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles and New York to promote the importance of education.

Luis Miguel was released from the hospital this weekend after being treated in intensive care for several days for a bacterial infection caused by a liposuction procedure.

Televisa and the China International Television Corporation are working together to produce a telenovela to be distributed and broadcasted in China and Televisa's main Latin American markets.

Several Hispanic television networks are foregoing upfront presentations in favor of "infront" presentations, touring the country with smaller, mobile approaches. Univision will hold one, big upfront on May 20th, however Telemundo held private client-development meetings throughout March, Fox Sports en Espa??ol is taking a mobile showroom on tour starting this week in Los Angeles and V-me will hold a series of meetings with agencies and marketers in May and June.

According to Univision.com, former Catholic priest Alberto Cutie and his wife Ruhama Canellis are expecting their first child.

Reynaldo Bignone, Argentina's last dictator, was convicted and sentenced to 25 years in prison for kidnappings and other crimes during the 1976-1983 military regime.

Venezuelan boxing champion Edwin Valero committed suicide in jail this week, hanging himself with his own clothes, after being arrested on charges of murdering his wife.

According to the American Society of News Editors, 175 Latino journalists lost their jobs at daily newspapers in 2009.

Jay-Z is reportedly suing Red Sox player David Ortiz over a nightclub Ortiz owns in the Dominican Republic. Ortiz' club is called "Forty-Forty" and Jay-Z already owns a club in Manhattan called "40/40" and claims that Ortiz is trying to make money off the popularity of his Manhattan club.

mun2 debuted the one-hour documentary series "The New America" this week. The series is produced by Latina magazine Editor-in-Chief Mimi Valdes and Anjelah Johnson and features profiles of Latinos in the U.S.

Monsignor Luiz Marques Barbosa has been detained in Brazil while prosecutors decide whether to file child abuse charges against the 83-year-old priest, who is accused of allegedly abusing boys as young as 12. A Brazilian TV network broadcast a video of Barbosa in bed with a 19-year-old former altar boy.

A Chilean businessman, Roberto Baudrand, was found dead in his apartment in Havana last week. A mix of pharmaceutical drugs and alcohol was found in his blood and the cause of death was named as "acute respiratory failure". Baudrand was under investigation for corruption in Cuba for his role as general manager of the Rio Zaza Food Company.

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