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Mario Vargas Llosa Wins Nobel Prize

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Published on LatinoLA: October 13, 2010


Mario Vargas Llosa Wins Nobel Prize


Mario Vargas Llosa won a Nobel Prize for literature, making him the first South American writer to win the award since Gabriel Garcia Marquez won in 1982.

24-year-old Juan Rodriguez streaked in front of President Obama at a rally in Philadelphia in a bid to win $1 million for battlecam.com

Fonovisa and Disa dominated the latest Monitor Latino chart with the top 15 places in the chart and 34 out of the Top 40 positions between the two labels.

The Jonas Brothers cancelled an October 21st concert in Monterrey Mexico due to security concerns.

According to a new report by Fundacion Telefonica (part of Spain's Grupo Telefonica) Spanish is the third most-used language on the Internet with English and Chinese taking the top two spots.

Eulalia Garcia Maturey is set to become a U.S. citizen at 101-years-old. Garcia Maturey crossed the border into the U.S. as a baby and was able to confirm her citizenship by presenting a Certificate of Lawful Entry card she received in 1941.

The video for Don Omar's "Danza Kuduro" has surpassed the 15 million view mark on Youtube.

Procter & Gamble took home the Best of Show award at the 12th annual Hispanic Creative Advertising Awards for its Bounty paper towel spot, created by Lapiz. LatinWorks also took home a total of 12 awards

Anahi 's twitter profile passed the 1 million followers mark this week.

Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman announced that they have split up and have been separated for a few months.

FBI agents conducted a round up last week of about 130 people, 90 of which were police officers, in Puerto Rico accused of aiding drugtraffickers.

FUJIFILM has created a Spanish-language website, www.retratosdesalud.com, to increase awareness among Latinas about mammograms.

New York City will host "Revealing Mexico Week from October 25th-October 31st. Former President Bill Clinton, Carlos Slim, Salma Hayek Pinault, and NY Jets QB Mark Sanchez are among the host committee and founding members. Events include an opening night gala, a photography exhibit and a live performance by Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich & Fussible in Rockefeller Center.

Penelope Cruz will show off her 6-month pregnant figure on the cover of Vogue's December issue.

Caitlin Sanchez, the 14-year-old that voices Dora the Explorer, is suing Nickolodeon claiming that she has not been paid fees from reruns, DVDs and other products.

VH1 is set to launch "Mario Lopez: Saved by the Baby", a reality show about Lopez' life as a new father.

Goya Foods will celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2011 with the launch of several initiatives including a commemorative logo and special editions of its recipe books.

Julian Posada, founder of Cafe Media, was named the new president of MLS team the Chicago Fire. Alejandro Riera was promoted to interim publisher and editor in chief of Cafe Magazine

Univision unveiled its new all-music site, Musica, targeting Hispanic users of sites like Vevo an Hulu. The site features songs, videos, artist pages as well as the new series "Univision InStudio".

Heineken's MezclaSonic project will make the last stop on its nationwide tour at the Latin Grammys in Las Vegas. The project features Latin mashups by MezclaSonic DJs Mexican Institute of Sound, Nacotheque and D'Marquesina. www.mezclasonic.heineken.com <http://latinoloop.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c89274d365006881cf76f0245&id=ecb200d2be&e=4ed8eeffaf>

MTV has apparently optioned to create an American version of the Argentine teen sitcom "Patito Feo".

Viacom announced that several of its channels, including Tr3s, MTV, mtvU and BET, will air "A Conversation with President Obama" Thursday, October 14th at 4 PM (ET).

Eight police officers were killed in Navolato, Sinaloa this week when gunman attacked four police cars.

Lilia Luciano, former co-host of Escandalo TV, will be NBC News' correspondent in Miami.

mun2 will premiere "Soy Tu Fan", a romantic comedy sitcom produced by Diego Luna and Gael Garcia, on Sunday October 17th.

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