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In Case You Need to Reminded: Lopez Tonight Cancelled!

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By Latino Loop
Published on LatinoLA: August 12, 2011


In Case You Need to Reminded: Lopez Tonight Cancelled!


Arts and Entertainment

Thursday's episode was the last for George Lopez' talk show "Lopez Tonight" which was not renewed for a third season at TBS.

Marvel Comics revealed the new Spiderman, taking the place of Peter Parker in the comic book series, as Miles Morales a half-black, half-Latino teenager.

International

The American Bar Association passed a resolution urging Congress to respect the U.S. Constitution and reject any proposed changes to repeal birthright citizenship. The resolution is a response to some Republican lawmakers who are backing a Constitutional amendment to eliminate automatic citizenship for anyone born in the U.S.

Protests in Chile turned violent this week with tens of thousands of students in Santiago and other cities demanding increased spending and changes in the public education system.

Real Madrid signed seven-year-old Argentine Leonel Angel Coira to its youth team. Coira will start training in Madrid on Sept. 6th.

Susana Baca has been named Minister of Culture in Peru and is the first black Peruvian in the country's history to be appointed to a Presidential cabinet.

Spain's Duchess of Alba, 85-year-old Maria del Rosario Cayetana Alfonsa Victoria Eugenia Francisca Fitz-James Stuart y de Silva, announced that she will be giving her $850 million - $5 billion dollar fortune to her children so that she can marry civil servant Alfonso Diez, 24-years her junior.

The Mexican government acknowledged the presence of U.S. intelligence agents operating in Mexico to help combat the war on drugs, but refused to provide more details to their whereabouts and activities.

In a move to improve conditions in Venezuela's overcrowded and violent prisons, new prison minister, Iris Varela, announced plans to release 20,000 of Venezuela's inmates (nearly half of the country's total inmates) saying that they did not deserve to be behind bars and pose no threat to society. So far 2,000 have been released.

61-year-old Diana Nyad abandoned her 103-mile swim from Cuba to Florida halfway through, lasting 29 hours in the water. This was Nyad's second attempt after failing to complete the swim at age 28 in 1978.

Cynthia de la Vega, runner up in Mexico's Nuestra Belleza pageant, claims that her crown was revoked because she gained weight. Nuestra Belleza Mexico denies the charge and claims it was a "lack of dedication and discipline".

Industry

Alex Meruelo became the NBA's first Hispanic team owner after acquiring a majority share of the Atlanta Hawks team. Alex is the founder of the Pizza Loca fast food chain.

Radio host Tony Bruno called San Francisco Giants pitcher Ramon Ramirez an "illegal alien" in a Twitter post this week. Bruno was suspended for one week and has since apologized for his remarks.

American Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe confirmed that Jennifer Lopez is on board to be a judge on the next season of "American Idol".

The Hispanic Television Summit will take place on October 26th in New York. Maria Elena Salinas from Univision's "Noticiero" will be a keynote guest.

Kenny Ortega, who choreographed the original "Dirty Dancing" movie back in 1987, has been tapped to direct the Lionsgate remake.

VerveLife launched RhymbaLatino this week, a customizable promotional music store with a catalog of 170,000 pre-licensed songs. The catalog was curated by producer Thom Russo and spans several Latin music genres.

The U.S. Navy launched a new PSA campaign urging Latino youth to stay in school.

Telemundo announced that it will up its local news and public affairs programming by 25% by January 2012.

Crime

The 17-year-old girl who accused William Levy of sexual assault in a Southern California hotel has dropped charges against the actor.

A Mexican federal court ruled that Sandra Avila Beltran, the "Queen of the Pacific", will not be extradited to the U.S. on charges of drug-trafficking, money-laundering and organized-crime, after she was acquitted on the same charges in Mexico due to lack of evidence.

A girl was killed and a woman wounded on a toll road just outside Acapulco this week after their car got caught in the crossfire during a shootout between soldiers and criminals. Thieves on the toll road had stopped the car and were robbing the two victims when soldiers showed up and a gunfight broke out.

A Guatemalan court has ordered the return of Loyda Rodriguez Morales' daughter from the U.S. declaring the child stolen, in the first international adoption case of its kind. The girl was kidnapped outside Rodriguez Morales' home in Guatemala 5 years ago and was later adopted by a couple from Kansas City.

Luis Enrique's Miami home was broken into last week. No one was in the home at the time, but money and objects of sentimental value were taken.

The entire 20 person police force in the northern Mexican town of Ascension resigned after a series of attacks in the last 3 months killed the police chief and five officers.

Suspects in the murder trial of two French tourists in Salta, Argentina, were questioned under oath this week. Cassandre Bouvier and Moumni Houria went missing in July while hiking in Salta and their bodies were discovered last week.

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