Proyecto de Amor: Pro-immigrant Benefit Album Released

Gael Garcia Bernal, Anya Corazon, Carlos Slim, Mark Sanchez, missing Picassos, tattoo removal y mucho m?ís from Latino Loop

Published on LatinoLA: December 5, 2010

Proyecto de Amor: Pro-immigrant Benefit Album Released

The Hermes Music Foundation is releasing "Proyecto de Amor", a pro-immigration benefit album featuring Ramon Ayala, Carlos Santana, Willie Nelson, Jumbo and others.

Gael Garcia Bernal is slated to star in the upcoming film "Hands of Stone" about boxer Roberto Duran.

According to a new study by YouthBeat, 75% of Hispanic boys age 11-13 say they like the way they look, plummeting to just 54% among 14-17 year old boys.

Marvel Comics debuted a new comic series "Spider-Girl", a 16-year-old Latina living in New York named Anya Corazon.

At least 21 people have died this week in Venezuela from flooding and landslides caused by torrential rains.

Batanga Network and Guanabee.com announced their partnership this week.

A Mexican Air-Force cargo plane crashed at Monterrey International Airport last week killing 5 military personnel.

Carlos Slim's holding company, Grupo Carso, plans to bring Mexican retail chain Sanborns to the U.S. with plans to open a location in Manhattan.

Guatemalan soccer player Carlos Mercedes Vasquez' body was found chopped up in five plastic bags this week with a note saying he was killed for "messing with other women".

An Argentine man was arrested in the Santa Fe province last week accused of fathering 10 children with his daughter.

Pepsi Max launched its campaign as the official soft drink of the NFL starring New York Jets' Mark Sanchez.

Pierre Le Guennec, a retired electrician who installed burglar alarms for Pablo Picasso, has revealed 271 of the artist's works that were sitting in his garage for decades and estimated to be worth over $40 million euros. Le Guennec claims that the works were gifted to him by the artist.

Iberia and British airways shareholders approved an $8.9 billion merger between the two airlines this week.

Target is offering an exclusive album of original holiday tracks available for free download on its website at target.com/holidayalbum, including tracks from Ceci Bastida and The Pinker Tones. Both are featured in Target's holiday advertising.

Eva Longoria is seeking to remove two tattoos related to her soon-to-be ex-husband, Tony Parker. Among them is the basketball player's number "NINE" as well as her wedding date written in Roman Numerals on her wrist.

WWE wrestler John Cena, who was recently fired, is rumored to be returning to WWE Raw under the moniker "Juan Cena", which many speculate means he'll be wearing a luchador mask.

Ricky Martin graces the cover of "Out" magazine's 100th issue.

Yale University plans to return thousands of pieces taken from Machu Picchu back to the Peruvian government. The artefacts were lent to the university in 1911.

Tijuana's "top cop", Julian Leyzaola, has been fired due to his questionable interrogation methods and human rights violations. Leyzaola had been praised by President Felipe Calderon, U.S. Ambassador Carlos Pascual and others for his get tough approach to combatting corruption and the drug cartels.

mun2 will create a new format for its 2011 programming called the "dramela", a drama done in a novela style. The creation of the dramela format is based on the results of The Latino Identity Study, a demographic study created in partnership with Starcom Mediavest Group that looks at 12 unique segments of Hispanics in the U.S.

V-me has signed a contract with Nielsen to become a nationally rated network as of January 2011.

Utilisima released its first Nielsen rating results since its launch in October, revealing that among its core demographic of Women 25+, it is the third highest-rated Spanish-language cable network overall and attracting the highest concentration of adult women among Spanish-language networks.

Toyota's "Somos Muchos Toyotas" campaign drummed up orders for about 259,000 stickers, mostly via Facebook, as of October. The campaign features a series of stickers including the most popular "Somos muchos mexicanos. Somos muchos Toyotas".

Lollapalooza announced that it will expand into South America with a branch of the festival slated to take place in Santiago, Chile on April 2nd and 3rd.

UNESCO added Mexican cuisine to its list of intangible cultural heritage.

New data from comScore shows that 31% of Hispanics in the U.S. enjoy watching ad messages online, compared to just 19% of non-Hispanics.

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, a museum dedicated to the Mexican American experience in Los Angeles, will open in April 2011 in downtown Los Angeles. www.lapca.org

Heineken is offering free downloads of exclusive mashups done by its Mezclasonic DJs, Mexican Institute of Sound, D'Marquesina and Nacotheque. The tracks are available at http://mezclasonic.heineken.com and feature mashups of artists like Aterciopelados, Banda de Turistas, Tom Tom Club and Pacha Massive.

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