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Los Tigres del Norte Go Hollywood

Si TV gets bucks, Jenni Rivera Presents Chiquis and Raq-C, Wilfrido Vargas denies suing Shakira, America Ferrera engages longtim

Published on LatinoLA: June 24, 2010


Los Tigres del Norte Go Hollywood


Los Tigres del Norte have been selected to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Si TV announced that is has raised $24 million to support growth initiatives, including the creation and acquisition of programming.

mun2 will debut a new reality series on July 3rd, "Jenni Rivera Presents Chiquis and Raq-C", about Jenni Rivera's daughter Janney "Chiquis" Rivera.

Flooding in northeast Brazil has left over 115,000 homeless and at least 42 dead.

Pepsi plans to strip the labels off its bottles for a week in Argentina if the country wins the World Cup. The move is inspired by Diego Maradona, who said that he'll celebrate by running around naked in Buenos Aires. Pepsi has been running print ads saying "If the coach goes naked, we will too. Pepsi promises."

Juan Manuel Santos won in Colombia's presidential elections over the weekend. Santos won 69% of the vote compared to rival candidate Antanas Mockus' 28%.

Wilfrido Vargas denied rumors that he is planning to sue Shakira for $11 million, because she used one of his lyrics in her World Cup song, "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)."

SESAC Latina will hold its annual gala on July 21st in Beverly Hills to honor Songwriter of the Year, Publisher of the Year, Song of the Year, Radio Airplay and #1 Hits of the Year and the Decade.

Bill Clinton and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation have named New Jersey's Memorial High School as the healthiest school in America. The school has more than 90% Latino enrollment.

Sixteen people were killed in El Salvador's capital after street gangs opened fired on a passenger bus and set another on fire.

Three Argentine doctors were charged with homocide when a baby they were delivering was stillborn. During the birth, an emergency C-section was required, however, an anesthetist had to be brought from another hospital and arrived too late to save the child.

Joran Van der Sloot has retracted his confession to the murder of Stephany Flores in Peru. Van der Sloot claims that he was intimidated by police and had been promised he would be transferred to the Netherlands if he confessed. He stated that he was "very scared and confused during the interrogations".

Telemundo will air the Sept. 26th NFL game between the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets on its affiliate stations in New York, Miami and Los Angeles as part of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Undocumented Harvard University student Eric Balderas is no longer facing deportation to Mexico, after being detained two weeks ago when he tried to use his school ID card to board a plane from San Antonio to Boston.

America Ferrera is engaged to her longtime boyfriend Ryan Piers Williams.

Sofia Ioannou was named Managing Director of MTV's Latin America, Canada and U.S. Hispanic networks. John Mafoustis will expand his current role as SVP of Brand Solutions for Latin America and Canada into the Tr3s network.

Results of a survey by Forrester Latin American Technographics show that less Mexicans are using broadband Internet compared to Brazilians. The survey says that the lower numbers are due to having less computer access. In addition, Brazilians use social media more. Sixty-six percent of Mexicans and 44 percent of Brazilians who are offline say that they do not use the Internet because they don't know enough about it. One third of that group say they will never go online. Seventy-five percent in each country owns cell phones, but only 8 percent are smartphones.

Mexican cartel Pacifico Sur has said that the killing of Joan Sebastian's son, Juan Sebastian Figueroa, was a result of an unsettled debt with the son of the ex-coordinator of the Policia Minsiterial de Morelos, Guillermo Vargas Rivera. The cartel took credit for the subsequent murder of Vargas Rivera and his father Guillermo Vargas Rodriguez in retaliation for the death of Juan Sebastian Figueroa.

The House of Hennessy is honoring the Los Angeles community and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa for having the highest Census mail-in participation rate out of other big cities. A special event will take place at the Los Angeles Theater Center with invited guests Oscar de la Hoya, Perez Hilton, Wilmer Valderrama, Jenni Rivera, Los Tigres Del Norte, Cypress Hill, Banda El Recodo and many more.

People En Espa??ol's "Festival 2010" will kick off Hispanic Heritage month in New York City on September 18 with performances by Sergio Vargas, Jencarlos Canela and Kat De Luna.

It's been more than month since Gustavo Cerati suffered from an ischemic attack, and doctors at the Buenos Aires clinic where he is hospitalized report that he is not showing signs of recovery.

Camila will perform an"Unplugged" session for Tr3s: MTV Musica y Mas (formally MTV Tr3s), but will not have an accompanying album. The segment will be sponsored by Starburst and be available for on-demand viewing on the Tr3s Web site.

Oliver Stone's documentary "South of the Border," premieres on June 25th, shining a positive light on the reform policies and political leaders of Venezuela, Bolivia, Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador and Paraguay. The film features interviews with each of the country's presidents and explores what he says is political repression in Latin America and U.S. media demonization.

The nominees for the Premios Texas 2010 were announced this week, with Ozomatli, Aleks Syntek, Chino y Nacho, and Cristina rounding out the Album of the Year category. Nominees in other categories include Moderatto, Los Amigos Invisibles, Jaguares, Bomba Estereo and Pee Wee. The show will take place August 12 in Austin and fans can vote online at www.premiostexas.com

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