Hector El Father's "Con los terroristas"

Sofia Vergara, Rita Moreno, Romeo Santos, George Lopez y muchos m?ís from Latino Loop

By Latino Loop
Published on LatinoLA: March 18, 2013

Hector El Father's "Con los terroristas"

Arts and Entertainment

Reggaeton artist Hector El Father (pictured) and Machete are seeking compensation from Mad Decent Records for a vocal sample of Delgado saying "con los terroristas" on the viral hit, "Harlem Shake".

Initial images of Sofia Vergara in her role as Desdemona in "Machete Kills" were released last week. The film is in theaters September 13th.

"Rita Moreno: A Memoir" hit bookstores this week.

Romeo Santos became the first Latin artist since Enrique Iglesias in 1995 to have five #1 singles from a single album.

Juanes' memoir "Chasing the Sun" ("Persiguiendo el Sol") will be released on May 2nd.

Former MLB manager Manny Acta has joined ESPN and ESPN Deportes as an MLB analyst.

George Lopez will emcee the Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl on June 15-16th.

Draco Rosa, Natalie Cole, Ruben Blades, Cristian Castro, Los Temerarios, Buika, Jon Secada and others will all take part in the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame first induction gala taking place April 23rd in Miami.


Hugo Chavez' remains will be embalmed and displayed in a glass casket at the Museum of the Bolivarian Revolution in Caracas. Voters in Venezuela will go to the polls on April 14th to elect Hugo Chavez' successor. Nicolas Maduro was sworn in as interim president.

Billionaire John Paulson announced that he is looking into a permanent move from New York to Puerto Rico due to a new law in Puerto Rico that allows new residents to pay no local or U.S. federal taxes on capital gains.

Forbes named the 11 richest soccer club owners in the world with Carlos Slim, owner of Club Pachuca, Club Leon (Mexico) and Real Oviedo (Spain), topping the list followed by Amancio Ortega, owner of Deportivo La Coru??a (Spain).

A proposed bill in Mexico seeks to create the Federal Telecommunications Institute which would regulate competition in the phone and broadcasting industries in a market where Carlos Slim's America Movil dominates the telecommunications industry.

Marketing and Media

According to new data from the Pew Hispanic Center, Latinos own smartphones, go online from a mobile device and use social networking sites at similar, and sometimes higher, rates as other groups of Americans.

Gloria Estefan will participate in a Superstar Q&A session at the Billboard Latin Music Conference taking place April 22nd - 25th in Miami.

Dallas-based agency iNSPIRE! was selected as the agency of record to develop English-only marketing creative for Tecate, Tecate Light and Indio.

SBS reacted to Lehman Bros Holding lawsuit stating that SBS failed to pay more than $29 million in preferred stock dividends, calling the suit "frivolous and wholly without merit".

mun2 will hold its 2013/14 upfront presentation in New York City on April 16th.

Circulo Creativo USA launched its annual "Young Creatives" and "Not So Young Creatives" competitions to select pairs that will represent the U.S. Hispanic market at the upcoming Young Lions at the 2013 Cannes Lions Festival.

Edgar Mu??oz joined the Telemundo 52-KVEA team as co-anchor for the Los Angeles affiliate's 6 PM and 10 PM weeknight newscasts.

Executives from Target, Kellogg's and the Sherwin-Williams company will be official judges for the Hispanicize 2013 competition "El Buen Pitch", a "The Apprentice"-style competition that will recognize one Hispanic marketing agency for creating the best marketing campaign for a national non-profit organization serving Latino communities

Recipients of the Multiethnic TV Leadership Awards were announced this week and include Chiqui Cartagena from Univision Communications, Alfredo Rodriguez from Dish Network, Emilio Romano of Telemundo Media and Ruben Mendiola of Comcast Cable, among others. The awards luncheon takes place April 17th in New York City.

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