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Calle 13 on Jimmy Kimmel: Get Tix!

Latino buying power: $1 trillion! Jailed undocumented immigrants: $1.5 billion annually! Average Mexican workday: 10 hours!

By Latino Loop
Published on LatinoLA: May 4, 2011


Calle 13 on Jimmy Kimmel: Get Tix!


Calle 13 will perform on an outdoor stage on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles on Jimmy Kimmel Live on May 10th. Fans can get tickets to be part of the audience here.

According to Packaged Facts new report "Latino Shoppers: Demographic Patterns and Spending Trends Among Hispanic Americans", the buying power of Hispanics exceeded $1 trillion in 2010. Latinos of Mexican heritage represent the single most influential segment of the Hispanic market with an estimated $616 billion.

Mario Testino's photo of Prince William and Kate Middleton was featured in the program at last week's royal wedding. The photo was the last official photo of the couple before the wedding.

According to a report issued last month by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Mexicans devote an average of 10 hours per day working, the highest number in the world. Belgians work the least at about seven hours.

Benjamin Arellano Felix, alleged leader of the Tijuana drug cartel, was extradited to the U.S. by Mexico this week.

Sesac Latina will hold its annual awards gala on June 29th in Beverly Hills, CA.

Ruben Mejia, the son of Mexican immigrants from Guanajuato, was among the elite unit of CIA-led Navy SEALs that tracked and killed Osama Bin Laden.

11 miners were trapped, 3 killed and one injured in a coal mine explosion in Northern Mexico this week.

AOL HuffPo will launch new Patch Latino hyperlocal sites aimed at Latino readers in Southern California.

According to a new report by the Government Accountability Office, the federal government is spending over $1.5 billion each year to jail undocumented immigrants.

The Billboard Latin Music Awards took place last week in Miami. Enrique Iglesias received 9 awards and Shakira followed with six. Prince Royce, Aventura, Daddy Yankee, Camila and Juan Luis Guerra were also among the winners.

Jennifer Lopez and Simon Fuller announced the creation of "Q'Viva! The Chosen" a new show described as a Latin edition of "American Idol". The show will be carried by a partnership of networks throughout North, Central and South America.

Amtrak and the National Museum of American History will feature an exhibit honoring the contributions of Mexican braceros to the nation's railways at Chicago Union Station on May 7th as part of National Train Day.

Entravision Communications Corporation has launched "El Show de Alex 'El Genio' Lucas" on its Jose radio stations in LA, Denver, Phoenix and Sacramento.

SBS announced the launch of 106.3 FM CIMA, directed at South Florida's Colombian community featuring a cumbia and vallenato format.

F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi's Nike campaign for Sao Paolo's Corinthians soccer team and BBDO Argentina's "Promise" campaign for Pepsi Cola took home the Blue Wave awards at Latin America's Wave Festival in Rio de Janeiro last week.

Five decapitated bodies were discovered by authorities in the state of Mexico, just outside Mexico City.

mun2 has partnered with Valvoline to create the viewer contest "Valvoline NextGen King of the Street" as part of the launch of the new series "RPM Miami". The contest encourages viewers to upload photos of their tuner cards for judging at mun2.tv and on Facebook.

"Rhythm & Soul for Relief: Concert for Japan, Haiti & the World" is May 22nd, at the Echoplex in Los Angeles, with net ticket proceeds going to benefit Operation USA and their relief efforts worldwide. Performers include Dilated Peoples, Breakestra, Very Be Careful, Boogaloo Assassins and more.

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