Former reporter at WFTV in Central Florida 9 Gustavo AlmoDOvar has become the subject of a viral video hit featuring a compilation of his sign offs to the studio. The video was uploaded to YouTube four years ago after he left his position at the station, however just this week became a viral hit. http://youtu.be/mk0wDbyKcSg
Univision Radio announced that it will begin using NielsenBDSradio. The agreement makes NielsenBDSradio the leading music monitoring service for Hispanic radios stations.
Paco Olavarrieta was named Chief Creative Officer at Dieste following the departure of Aldo Quevedo after 17 years with the company.
Nespresso has launched a new TV campaign this week featuring Penelope Cruz.
Jimmy Gonzalez was named VP of Spanish Programming for CBS radio and Program Director for KMVK in Dallas.
Four men were arrested in Southern California this week after their plans to join al Qaeda and train in Afghanistan were revealed. The accused include Miguel Alejandro Santana, Ralph Deleon, Sohiel Omar Kabir and Arifeen David Gojali.
A drug bust on I-5 in Fresno County, CA (a popular drug trafficking route), revealed 56 pounds of liquid methamphetamine housed in 15 tequila bottles.
Bay Area family-owned Chavez Supermarkets raised over $40,000 for the Hispanic Scholarship Fund during a three-week campaign in its nine supermarkets.
Boxing legend, Hector "Macho" Camacho was shot twice last night in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. He is currently in critical condition. The other person with Hector died.
Former Brazilian soccer star Bruno Fernandes went on trial this week and is charged with luring his ex-girlfriend to a ranch where she was held hostage, killed and dismembered.
Trade unions held a general strike in Argentina this week affecting public transportation and grain exports, the first in a decade and the first general strike during President Cristina Fernandez' term.
Arts and Entertainment
Red Bull Panamerika will present Escenario, featuring performances from Astro, Natalia Lafourcade, Hello Seahorse, La Santa Cecilia and Que Bajo?! on Wednesday November 28th at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles. redbull.panamerika.fm/escenarioLA
Shakira was named Favorite Latin Artist at the American Music Awards this weekend.
The 13th Annual Latin Grammy Awards took place in Las Vegas garnering 10 million viewers of the Univision live broadcast.
Nat Geo Wild will air "Cesar Millan: The Real Story" on November 25th. In the documentary, Millan reveals that in 2010, after the loss of his 16-year-old pitbull Daddy and his wife filing for divorce, he attempted suicide.
Disney's "Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess", which features a Latina princess, attracted 5.2 million total viewers with its debut on Disney Channel over the weekend. The TV movie will launch as a series in January.
Aventura singer Henry Santos was crowned as winner of this season's "Mira Quien Baila" on Univision.
Benicio del Toro is reportedly in final negotiations to play the role of Pablo Escobar in the upcoming feature "Paradise Lost".
Alexis from Alexis y Fido was hospitalized this week after suffering a head injury while falling from a fainting spell. He is reportedly recovering in a hospital in Puerto Rico.
Intocable inked a deal with Universal Music Latin Entertainment which includes the release of their upcoming album and revenue sharing in non-recording opportunities.
Jazz musician Danilo Perez was named an UNESCO Artist for Peace last week by UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova.