Victor Cruz Salsas in Super Bowl

Juanes unplugged and looking up and mucho m?ís from Latino Loop

By Latino Loop
Published on LatinoLA: February 9, 2012

Victor Cruz Salsas in Super Bowl

Arts & Entertainment

Victor Cruz scored the first touchdown of the Superbowl on Sunday and celebrated the moment with a salsa dance. View here

Juanes filmed his MTV Unplugged Special last week in Miami alongside musical director Juan Luis Guerra. Joaquin Sabina and Paula Fernandes both made guest appearances at the show, which is slated to premiere in May on Tr3s: MTV, Musica y Mas, MTV Latin America, MTV Spain and VH1 Brasil.

Also ... Juanes revealed in a recent interview that he observed extraterrestrial activity in the night sky over Geneva, Switzerland back in 2011.

Leila Cobo will celebrate the launch of her second novel "The Second Time We Met" with a series of book signings in February and March. www.leilacobo.com

John Leguizamo's "Ghetto Klown" will tour Texas and Florida kicking off in Austin, Texas this week.

Ricky Martin debued on "Glee" this week performing a rendition of LMFAO's "Sexy and I Know It" and Madonna's "La Isla Bonita".

Floyd Mayweather will fight junior welterweight champion Miguel Cotto on May 5th in Las Vegas.

Gustavo Cerati's mother revealed that her son moves his head and hands when she speaks to him. Cerati has been in a coma since 2010.

Eva Mendes, Espinoza Paz and Eugenio Derbez are set to star in the film "Girl in Progress". The film is slated for release in April.

Shakira is reportedly in talks to star in a Bollywood film, "Desire", by Oscar-nominated director Enamul Karim Nirjhar.

"Silent House", starring Elizabeth Olsen, will open in theaters on March 9th. The film is based on the Uruguayan horror/thriller "La Casa Muda", Uruguay's official submission to the Oscars for Best Foreign Language film.

Don Omar cancelled his pre-Superbowl performance as part of the Pepsi Musica Fan Jam at the last minute last week.

Media and Marketing

Walt Disney Co. and Univision are in talks to launch an English-language 24-hour cable news channel to target bilingual and English-speaking Latinos.

The AHAA (Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies) will hold its annual conference in Miami on May 2-4th.

Penelope Cruz graces a 70-foot billboard in New York for PETA with the tagline "Give Fur the Cold Shoulder".

Heineken's Tecate beer brand has moved its U.S. advertising account to its longtime Mexican agency Olabuenaga Chemistri. All Tecate and Tecate Light U.S. advertising will be run from Mexico.

The Iranian government has launched HispanTV, a Spanish-language satellite TV network, in Latin America. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stated that the channel would "reduce the grounds used by the arrogant powers in exercising their hegemony".

The NGLC (New Generation Latino Consortium) will hold its Media, Marketing and Entertainment Conference on April 2nd in New York City. YouTube's Juan Jose Duran, AOL Latino & HuffPost Latino Voices' Miguel Ferrer, Pepsi's Hispanic Marketing Director Javier Farfan, Tr3s: MTV, Musica y Mas' Jose Tillan and mun2 GM Diana Mogollon are among this year's speakers.

Discover Familia will mark American Heart Month in February with the "Escucha tu Corazon" initiative to raise awareness and educate Hispanic women about heart disease. The campaign includes several PSAs and a dedicated microsite.

Ford Motor Company is sponsoring the Fashion Week debut of "Project Runway" finalist Emilio Sosa's women's wear collection on Friday, February 10th.


According to data from the University of California, Hispanics are less likely to call an ambulance when they're having a stroke, which contributes to the fact that Hispanics are about half as likely as non-Hispanics to have a favorable outcome after a stroke.

A group of Puerto Rican DEA agents have filed a lawsuit against the DEA claiming that they are paid less and receive more dangerous assignments than agents hired in the U.S. that are sent to Puerto Rico.

Two teachers were arrested and the entire staff is to be replaced at Miramonte Elementary School, in a predominantly Latino area of Los Angeles. Mark Berndt was arrested after photos emerged of the 61-year-old teacher binding and blindfolding students and subjecting them to lewd acts. Fellow Miramonte teacher Martin Springer was also arrested this week on charges of inappropriate behavior with students.

Alejandrina Cabrera is appealing the decision of Yuma County Superior Court Judge John Nelson who ruled that Cabrera's command of English was insufficient for her to hold public office. Cabrera was running for City Council in San Luis, Arizona, a small border town in Arizona with an estimated 99% Latino population.


Argentina has vowed to complain to the UN, accusing Britain of "militarizing the South Atlantic". 2012 marks the 30th anniversary of the Falklands war in 1982.

Missionaries John and Wanda Casias, originally from Texas, were found slain in their home near Monterrey, Mexico last week.

Puerto Rican fisherman Jose Luis Mendez survived nearly three weeks adrift in the Caribbean by eating raw fish and drinking trapped rainwater. Mendez washed ashore on the Colombian island of San Andres after running out of gas on January 15th.

Bolivian coca growers used whips to drive away a government coca eradication team, the second attack on government anti-coca teams in the town of La Asunta.

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