Latinos and Digital Technology, 2010 Report Released

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Published on LatinoLA: February 10, 2011

Latinos and Digital Technology, 2010 Report Released

The Pew Hispanic Center released a new report, "Latinos and Digital Technology, 2010". The report reveals 65% of Latinos and 66% of black adults went online in 2010, compared to 77% of white adults. 45% of Latinos have broadband at home and 76% of Latinos owned a cell phone in 2010 compared to 79% of blacks and 85% of whites. Read more here: http://pewhispanic.org/reports/report.php?ReportID=134

"Black in Latin America" premieres on PBS on April 19th at 8 PM. The four-part series will feature Haiti, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Brazil, Mexico and Peru.

A fire destroyed warehouses where about 8400 carnival outfits and floats were being stored in Rio de Janeiro this week.

Los Tigres del Norte taped their MTV Tr3s "Unplugged" special in Los Angeles. The special features performances with Juanes, Andres Calamaro, Calle 13 and Zach de la Rocha among others.

Venezuelan authorities have charged two retired generals, Freddy Maya Cardona and Luis Fuentes Serra, for their roles in the killings of protesters during the 1989 Caracas riots, sparked by a hike in gasoline prices and public transportation fares.

A Picasso painting, "La Lecture", was purchased by an anonymous buyer for $40.7 million at a London auction this week.

Ricky Martin's "Musica + Alma + Sexo" debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart and #3 on the Billboard 200, the highest chart debut for a principally Spanish-language album since Selena's "Dreaming of You" in 1995.

A 17-year old girl sold her story about being pursued by NY Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, who's 24, to sports website Deadspin. The two met at a club on New Year's Eve and apparently went on a date in early January.

Christina Aguilera flubbed the lyrics of the National Anthem during her SuperBowl performance last weekend.

Joan Sebastian has signed an exclusive recording contract with Universal Music Latin Entertainment. His new album "Huevos Rancheros" will be released on Universal in April.

Bravo will premiere "The Real Housewives of Miami" on February 22nd at 10 PM ET. Among the show's cast are Alexia Echeverria, executive editor of Venue magazine, Cristy Rice Fernandez, Adriana DeMoura-Sidi and Marysol Patton.

Jesse Valadez died of colon cancer last week in Los Angeles at age 64. Valadez' "Gypsy Rose" lowrider, which was featured on the 70's sitcom "Chico and the Man", was considered a pioneer of lowrider car culture.

"Superman" producer Ilya Salkind has been released from a hospital in Mexico this week after being reported missing. According to some reports, Salkind was apparently brutally attacked

Juana Rodriguez celebrated her 126th birthday with her family in Cuba last week. Rodriguez, however, is not recognized by the Guinness Book of Records.

Tomas Custer, founder/owner of HispanicTips, has put the media property up for sale. More information her.

An American tourist died at a hospital in Cancun from internal bleeding after ingesting a safety pin that punctured her organs. The 24-year-old was on a Royal Carribben cruise that docked in Cozumel.

Univision will make its upfront presentation on May 19th in New York.

The Chipotle Mexican Grill chain has fired hundreds of allegedly undocumented workers in Minnesota as part of a federal crackdown on its immigrant labor force. The immigration inspections are expected to extend into other Chipotle markets.

Got Milk? and Seventeen magazine have launched the "El Poder de 9" campaign to find 9 empowered girls to be the new faces of the Hispanic milk moustache campaign. For more information visit www.eligeleche.com

Telemundo will announce finalists for the Billboard Latin Music Awards on its morning show "Levantate", airing on Thursday, February 10th from 7-10 AM ET.

peermusic has appointed Mary Megan Peer as Managing Director of its Buenos Aires office.

Hispanicize 2011, the Hispanic PR and Social Media Conference, will take place April 6-8th in Hollywood. Hispanic PR best practice case studies is among the conference highlights.

Toyota has signed on as the presenting sponsor of ESPN Deportes' "Nacion ESPN", which is set to premiere on Monday, February 14th at 10 PM ET. Other sponsors include Burger King, AT&T, Miller Lite and Farmers Insurance.

Miami-based DJ/Producer Mr. Pauer, aka Toto Gonzalez, will debut his album "Soundtrack" on February 15th. www.mrpauer.com.

Nike Basketball will debut Robert Rodriguez' short film "Black Mamba" starring Kobe Bryant, Danny Trejo, Bruce Willis and Kanye West at NBA All-Star Weekend February 18-20th. Watch the trailer here.

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