Young Adult Latinos: Who They Are

Shakira, Enrique, Little Joe, Taboo, Ronaldo, Esperanza and Jan Brewer y mucho m?ís on Latino Loop

Published on LatinoLA: February 17, 2011

Young Adult Latinos: Who They Are

Telemundo released the results of its national "GenYLA" study this week, looking at young Latino Americans ages 18-34. Among the findings are: YLAS are highly maintaining their culture and heritage while still embracing their American Lifestyle, For YLAS it is easy to toggle in and out of both the Hispanic and American cultures, YLAS have no language boundaries or barriers and YLAS are the always-connected generation. More here

The GRAMMY Awards took place over the weekend. Alejandro Sanz, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Little Joe & La Familia and Intocable were winners in some of the Latin categories. Esperanza Spalding took home the award for Best New Artist. ChocQuibTown performed as part of the GRAMMY Pre Telecast which aired online. Watch their performance here.

17-year-old Miss San Antonio, Domonique Ramirez is suing the Miss Bexar County Organization claiming she was unfairly stripped of her title for gaining weight. The organization claims that Ramirez was unreliable and failed to fulfill her duties.

Billboard announced finalists for the Billboard Latin Music Awards. Enrique Iglesias has the most nominations with a total of 14, followed by Shakira, who has 13.

Governor Jan Brewer announced that Arizona will countersue the U.S. Department of Justice over SB1070. The countersuit claims: failure to achieve and maintain operational control of the border, failure to protect Arizona as the U.S. Constitution requires, failure to enforce/follow immigration laws, failure to reimburse Arizona for costs related to incarceration of criminal aliens and failing to protect Arizona citizens' welfare.

A magnitude-6.8 earthquake struck central Chile Friday in almost exactly the same spot as last year's destructive 8.8 quake. No major damage or casualties were reported.

Guimmia Villa was shot and killed by her estranged husband Alex Figueroa while at her job in Queens, NY. Figueroa walked in and handed her a bouquet of flowers and shot her in the face. Figueroa later committed suicide by shooting himself.

Entravision and the Arizona Diamondbacks announced a three-year contract granting Entravision the rights to broadcast Diamondbacks games in Spanish on ESPN Deportes 710 AM.

The Black Eyed Peas' Taboo, aka Jaime Luis Gomez, announced via twitter that his third child, due May 3rd, will be named Journey Jameson Gomez.

Ramon Rodriguez has been cast for the role of Bosely in ABC's "Charlie's Angels" pilot.

Israel Diaz was appointed to EVP/Chief Creative Officer of Young & Rubicam's Toronto office.

Brazilian soccer player Ronaldo Nazario de Lima announced his retirement from soccer at a press conference this week.

Lisa Torres was named president of ZenithOptimedia's multicultural unit. She was previously EVP-Group Account Director for MPG's diversity unit.

NBA and Right Guard will present Noche Latina 2011 as part of NBA All-Star 2011 in Los Angeles on February 17th.

Acording to the Migration Policy Institute, between 2000-2009 the foreign-born population grew by 49% or more in South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Delaware, Arkansas, South Dakota, Nevada, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Wyoming, Idaho, Indiana and Mississippi.

Enrique Iglesias' "Euphoria" was certified double platinum in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

Alberto Del Rio will challenge World Heavyweight Champion Edge for his title at Wrestlemania XXVII on April 3rd on pay-per-view.

Juan Miguel Martin is raising funds online to complete his documentary "La Casa del Ritmo" about Los Amigos Invisibles. Supporters can pledge online by February 20th, through the documentary's website www.lacasadelritmo.net.

Billboard will present its first annual Billboard Latin Music Marketing Awards as part of the Billboard Latin Music Conference taking place April 26-28th in Miami. Submissions can be submitted online for Best Print Campaign, Best Online or Social Campaign, Best TV Campaign and Best Tour Sponsorship at by February 28th and finalists will be announced on March 18th.

Sylvia Mendez received the Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama this week. Mendez' parents, Gonzalo and Felicitas Mendez, sued the Westminster School District for turning away their children from an all-white school and went on to win the case which ended segregation in California in 1947.

Barkley was named as the agency of record for the On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina chain.

Slacker Radio revamped its Regional Mexican, Spanish Pop, Reggeaton/HipHop and Rock Alternativo stations, which are programmed by Alex Cortez and Jackie Madrigal.

Univision and Kmart have partnered to create the game show "Arrasa con Todo con Kmart". The show is set in a replica of a Kmart store, where contestants compete in challenges showcasing Kmart products.

Calle 13 debuted their new video for "El Baile de los Pobres", directed by Diego Luna. Watch it here.

A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent was killed and a second was wounded after the pair were attacked while driving near San Luis Potosi.

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