Demian Bichir is Mendez on "Machete Kills"

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By Latino Loop
Published on LatinoLA: July 18, 2013

Demian Bichir is Mendez on "Machete Kills"

Arts and Entertainment

"Machete Kills" debuted a new poster this week featured Demian Bichir in character as Mendez.

Telemundo will produce "Top Chef: Estrellas", the first Spanish-language version of Bravo's "Top Chef". The series will be hosted by Aylin Mujica and feature eight Latino celebrities competing for the title including Fernando Arau, Dra. Nancy Alvarez and Christian Chavez, among others.


13-year-old YouTube star Talia Joy Castellano passed away this week after a battle with cancer. Castellano had made appearances on the Ellen DeGeneres show and was also named an honorary CoverGirl.

Ariel Castro, the Cleveland man accused of holding three women captive in his home for over a decade, entered a not-guilty plea in court this week as he faces charges of kidnapping and rape.


Mexican authorities arrested Zetas cartel leader Miguel Angel Trevino Morales this week in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.

According to data from the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development), Mexico and Chile come in at number one and two on the list of the hardest working countries in the world with workers in Mexico averaging 45 hours a week and 16% of all workers in Chile averaging more than 50 hours a week.

Military equipment was discovered hidden under sacks of sugar on a ship en route from Cuba to North Korea as it tried to cross the Panama Canal this week. The Cuban government released a statement saying that the equipment was being shipped out to be repaired and returned to Cuba.

Elvis Crespo admitted that he has a problem with alcohol after an incident this week in which he was beaten after trying to kiss a restaurant manager in Puerto Rico, refusing to pay the bill and defecating in his pants.

Marketing and Media

Anhelo Reyes has joined Fusion as VP of Marketing. She was previously VP of Strategic Property Planning and Marketing at Nickelodeon.

Time Warner Cable will receive the 2013 Award for Leadership in Hispanic Television from Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News at the 11th Annual Hispanic Television Summit in New York City on October 2nd.


Mariano Rivera received a standing ovation last night at the MLB All-Star game and was named the All-Star MVP after the game. Rivera plans to retire at the end of the season.

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