Aventura and Artest On Stage

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By Latino Loop
Published on LatinoLA: July 1, 2010

Aventura and Artest On Stage

Los Angeles Lakers player Ron Artest joined Aventura on stage at a recent show in Anaheim, CA to perform the song "Champions".

Univision Radio's tropical station WRTO La Kalle in Miami has turned into a bilingual station called Mix 98.3 FM WURM.

A recent CNN report focuses on "narco-rap" and duo Cano and Blunt who rap about the dangerous and violent drug scene in Reynosa, Mexico and often write songs by special request from drug cartels.

Remezcla released its annual 2010 New York City Summer Events Guide this week.

According to Nielsen data, Univision's coverage of the World Cup match between Argentina and Mexico was the most-watched Spanish-language telecast in U.S. history with an average of 9.36 million viewers.

The trial of former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega began this week in France, where he faces charges of money laundering. He was recently extradited to France after serving 20 years in U.S. custody for drug trafficking. Noriega faces up to 10 years if he is convicted in France.

The FBI arrested 10 people this week who were accused of working as spies for the Russian government. Vicky Pelaez, a reporter for New York's El Diario, and her husband Juan Lazaro, were among those arrested.

Grupero singer Sergio Vega, "El Shaka", was shot and killed over the weekend on his way to a concert in Sinaloa, Mexico. During an interview just hours before his murder, Vega refuted rumors that had been circulating that he was dead.

Republican leaders in Florida are working on an anti-illegal immigration law similar to Arizona, which will allow police to ask suspects for proof of legal residency.

The Mexican government has requested the extradition of Bruce Beresford-Redman, ex-producer of "Survivor", on charges of killing his wife at a Cancun resort.

Rodolfo Torre, a gubernatorial candidate in Tamaulipas, Mexico, was shot and killed by gunmen this week just days before the elections taking place this weekend. President Felipe Calderon attributed the murder to drug gangs trying to sway the elections.

The New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) announced a contest to become the official NYILFF host for it's video web content. More info is available at www.nylatinofilm.com.

Thirteen Latin American immigrants were killed by a train in Spain after attempting to cross the tracks, rather than use an underground tunnel, en route to a beach party.

Verizon Wireless is launching its My Fabulous 15 program. The winner receives an event planner, venue, catering, transportation and live entertainment quincea??era package valued at $45,000. www.myfabulous15.com.

SiTV will premiere the new season of "Model Latina" on August 2nd at 9 PM ET/PT.

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