Univision launched an English-language Twitter feed earlier this month, @Univision_News. Univision also launched an English-language soccer website in late February. Both have been soft launches and formal announcements about the new English-language ventures are yet to come.
Carlos Pascual, the U.S. ambassador to Mexico, resigned over the weekend in reaction to leaked diplomatic documents revealed via WikiLeaks in which the ambassador criticized Mexico's shortcomings in fighting drug cartels. Mexican President Felipe Calderon said the leaked cables had caused "serious damage" to U.S-Mexico relations.
Arizona's Senate defeated five illegal immigration bills last week including two measures aimed at forcing a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against automatic citizenship for children born of illegal immigrants in the U.S.
David Schubert, the Las Vegas-based prosecutor in the Bruno Mars (Peter Hernandez) and Paris Hilton drug charges in that city, was arrested on charges of buying crack from a street dealer over the weekend. Schubert apparently swallowed a crack rock when he was pulled over and more crack was discovered in his car.
Telemundo and mun2 will hold their upfront presentation on May 17th in New York at the American Museum of Natural History. Telemundo will also host a series of brainstorming meetings in Miami dubbed "The Telemundo Idea Lab".
Giorgio Armani has custom-designed Emporio Armani clothing for Ricky Martin's upcoming Musica + Alma + Sexo world tour. The tour kicks off in Puerto Rico on March 25th.
Mana will perform the TV debut of their new single "Lluvia al Corazon" on April 28th at the Billboard Latin Music Awards.
Billboard and Telemundo will present the 2nd Annual "Billboard en Concierto" concert series featuring performances from Camila and Tito "El Bambino". The series is presented by State Farm in association with Western Union and AT&T and kicks off April 3rd with Camila in New York. The series will also hit Houston, Dallas, Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Francisco "Franky" Carrillo was released from prison last week after serving 20 years for a drive-by killing that he didn't commit. His two life-term sentence was overturned last week by a judge in Los Angeles.
Former head of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, Michael J. Garcia, is in the running to head up the FBI. If appointed, he would be the FBI's first Hispanic director.
Univision will hold its annual upfront on May 19th at the Samsung Experience in New York, while V-me will hold its upfront at that location the same day, but in the morning.
A Peruvian web portal posted a parody video of illegal immigrants from the U.S. seeking a better life in Peru. "The Peruvian Dream"
Moderatto and Fobia will perform at this year's Tecate Light Fiesta Friday concert at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Friday, April 15th.
Spanish music icon, Alaska, is slated to film a reality show with husband Mario Vaquerizo for MTV Spain.
According to Mexico's National Security Council, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has been flying Predator drones into Mexico for the last two years. The surveillance flights were approved by both countries, but never publicly announced.
San Antonio's Mexican restaurants will join forces on April 9th to break the Guinness World Record for the biggest enchilada. The record is currently held in Mexico where a 230-foot enchilada was built last year.
WAPA America has secured exclusive rights to air the 2011 Puerto Rico Basketball League season. Coverage begins on March 31st.
Wilmer Valderrama has been cast in the NBC pilot "REM", while Patricia de Leon will star in a pilot for ABC "Grace". Enrique Murciano will star opposite Minnie Driver in the Warner Bros. pilot "Hail Mary".
According to the results of a new study released by Univision "Why Latinos Look So Good", 34% of Latino men shower twice a day vs. 16% of non-Latino men. In regards to their styling products, moisturizer and fragrance purchases, 68% of Latino men say price is not a driver in their decision making process.