Divided Family Reunited via Skype

Man?í, Maltida Vecindad, Marco Antonio Solis, Mexican Americans, Salma y m?ís from Latino Loop

By Latino Loop
Published on LatinoLA: July 21, 2011

Divided Family Reunited via Skype


Alfonso Mejia and Margarita Almaraz were reunited in Mexico with their 4-year-old and 8-year-old daughters this week after the deported couple was allowed to testify in the custody hearing in Pennslyvania via Skype.

A team of international experts concluded that former Chilean President Salvador Allende committed suicide after examining his exhumed body.

Iran's foreign ministry announced that they are ready to cooperate with Argentina regarding the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires that killed 85 people.

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Emmy nominees were announced this week with Sofia Vergara nominated as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in "Modern Family" and Edgar Ramirez nominated as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for his role in "Carlos".

Maldita Vecindad announced that they are taking a break from touring after 25 years together.

Mana's "Drama y Luz", has outsold more copies than any other Latin album in the first six months of 2011.

Marco Antonio Solis is the latest celebrity to don a milk mustache for the Got Milk? campaign. Solis and his two daughters appear in the print ads that launched this month.

The new film "Without Men" premieres at LALIFF (Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival) this weekend. The film, starring Eva Longoria and Kate del Castillo, tells the story of a small Latin American town where all the men have been recruited by guerillas, leaving only the women. The film is already buzzing on the web due to a love scene between Longoria and Castillo.

John Leguizamo's "Ghetto Klown" will debut in Los Angeles at the Ricardo Montalban Theater from September 30th- October 16th.

Javier Bardem is slated to star as the villian in the new James Bond yet-to-be-titled "Bond 23".

NBC will broadcast the 2011 NCLR ALMA Awards on Sept. 16th from 8-9 PM ET. The show will be hosted by Eva Longoria and George Lopez.

LALIFF, the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival will take place July 17-25th.

Latino media and entertainment entrepreneur David Chitel has launched NGL Media, a company aimed at working with advertisers, premium content producers and distributors to connect with Latino audiences.

Salma Hayek's husband, Francois-Henri Pinault was confirmed as the father of Linda Evangelista's 4-year-old son according to family-court documents. Hayek and Pinault also have a 4-year-old daughter, Valentina.

Duelo, La Original Banda el Limon, Pedro Fernandez, Bobby Pulido and Michael Salgado are among those scheduled to perform at Univision 62's annual "Premios Texas" on August 20th in Austin, TX.

The 9th annual Hispanic Television Summit will take place on September 20th in New York City. Starcom MediaVest Group CEO of U.S. Multicultural & Latin America, Monica Godoy will receive the 2011 Award for Achievement in Hispanic Television. State Farm Advertising Director Ed Gold will be the Keynote Speaker.

A new online destination for Latina moms and daughters, www.mamiverse.com, launched this week. The English-language website is aimed at English-dominant, acculturated Latina moms and has partnered with Target as its exclusive retail advertiser.

Grupo Televisa reported a drop in second quarter ad sales due in part to a dispute with Carlos Slim's companies over pricing.

NYILFF, the New York International Latino Film Festival, will take place August 15-21st. Highlights of the fest include the New York premieres of Aaron Burns' "Blacktino", Aaron Salgado's "Magic City Memoirs, Nicholas Ozeki's "Mamitas" and the world premiere of Jonathan Ullman's "G.W.B. (George Washington Bridge)".


23-year-old Yankee fan, Christian Lopez caught Derek Jeter's 3000th hit ball, returning the ball to the team and asking for only "a couple signed balls, some jerseys and bats".

Nike has release the new soccer uniforms for the upcoming 2011/2012 season including Manchester United, Barcelona, Juventus and Inter Milan.


According to new data from the Pew Hispanic Center, the main driver of the growth of the Mexican-American population is now births, overpassing immigration. From 2000-2010 the Mexican-American population grew by 7.2 million from births and 4.2 million from new immigrant arrivals.


Former Miss Honduras Belgica Suarez was arrested in Honduras after trying to enter the country with $47,000 dollars in cash that she did not declare. She faces charges of money laundering.

Former Uruguayan dictator Juan Maria Bordaberry died over the weekend at his home at age 83. Bordaberry was serving a sentence on house arrest related to the murder of hundreds of leftist dissidents during his rule.

Mexican authorities discovered the largest marijuana plantation ever detected in Mexico last week, covering almost 300 acres 150 miles south of Tijuana.

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