Latino Loop http://www.latinoloop.com PHP-Nuke Powered Site en-us LATINO LOOP for the week of November 29, 2006 http://www.latinoloop.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=8 LATINO LOOP is a weekly Latino newsletter brought to you by Cookman International, a full service Latin entertainment company.<br /> <div align="center"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.tvland.com/originals/ipitythefool/"></a></div><br /> <div align="center"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.target.com/"><img width="548" height="69" border="1" src="../112206/finalimages/target.gif" alt="1" /><br /> <br /> </a><a target="_blank" href="http://www.arecards.com/hector/"></a><a href="http://www.lasistamusic.com" target="_blank"><img width="548" height="69" border="0" src="http://www.latinoloop.com/112906/finalimages/WBANNER_SISTA.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.promax.tv/latinamericaindex.asp"><img width="500" height="65" border="1" src="../112206/finalimages/promaxban.jpg" /></a><br /> </div><div align="center"><br /> <table width="548" height="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" border="0"> <tr height="102"> <td height="0" align="center"><img width="100" height="100" border="1" src="http://www.latinoloop.com/112906/finalimages/raul.jpg" /></td> <td height="0"><p align="left" class="style8">Raul Velasco host of the Televisa show &ldquo;Siempre en Domingo&rdquo; died Sunday in Acapulco at age 73. </p></td> </tr> <tr height="102"> <td width="102" height="0"><p align="center"><img width="100" height="100" border="1" src="http://www.latinoloop.com/112906/finalimages/walmart.jpg" /></p></td> <td width="426" height="0"><p align="left" class="style8">Wal-Mart was at the top of the list in a survey conducted by GfK Omnibus Services when asked what retailer does the best job of catering to the Hispanic consumer.&nbsp;&nbsp; Home Depot and Target&nbsp; were the second and third choices.</p></td> </tr> <tr height="102"> <td width="102" height="0"><p align="center"><img width="100" height="100" border="1" src="http://www.latinoloop.com/112906/finalimages/rbd.jpg" /></p></td> <td width="426" height="0"><p align="left" class="style8">RBD is scheduled to perform at &ldquo;Dick Clark&rsquo;s New Year&rsquo;s Rockin&rsquo; Eve 2007&rdquo; in Hollywood along with Fergie, Natasha Bedingfield and Meat Loaf.</p></td> </tr> <tr height="102"> <td width="102" height="0"><p align="center"><img width="100" height="100" border="1" src="http://www.latinoloop.com/112906/finalimages/vene.jpg" /></p></td> <td width="426" height="0" align="left"><p align="left" class="style8">Venezuelans will be going to the polls in this week's presidential elections to choose between current leader Hugo Chavez and the U.S.&nbsp;-&nbsp;backed candidate Manuel Rosales.</p></td> </tr> <tr height="102"> <td width="102" height="100"><p align="center"><img width="100" height="100" border="1" src="http://www.latinoloop.com/112906/finalimages/valentin.jpg" /></p></td> <td width="426" height="100" align="left"><p align="left" class="style8">Popular Regional Mexican singer, Valentin Elizalde was shot and killed on Saturday after a performance in Reynosa, Mexico.&nbsp; The murder is said to be linked to an on-going chain of drug-related violence in Northern Mexico.</p></td> </tr> <tr height="102"> <td width="102" height="100"><p align="center"><img width="100" height="100" border="1" src="http://www.latinoloop.com/112906/finalimages/chile.jpg" /></p></td> <td width="426" height="100" align="left"><p align="left" class="style8">A proposal to legalize abortion was rejected this week in Chile&rsquo;s parliament.</p></td> </tr> <tr height="102"> <td width="102" height="100"><p align="center"><img width="100" height="100" border="1" src="http://www.latinoloop.com/112906/finalimages/rafael.jpg" /></p></td> <td width="426" height="100" align="left"><p align="left" class="style8">Leftist candidate Rafael Correa won Ecuador&rsquo;s presidential election this week.&nbsp; Correa defeated billionaire banana tycoon Alvaro Noboa.</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="102" height="100"><p align="center"><img width="100" height="100" border="1" src="http://www.latinoloop.com/112906/finalimages/ugly.jpg" /></p></td> <td width="426" height="100" align="left"><p align="left" class="style8">The telenovela &quot;Vidas de fuego&quot; which is always on the TV at Ugly Betty's home, will have its own online series on ABC.com.&nbsp; Twelve 4-minute episodes starring Marlene Favela, Sebastian Rulli and Ninel Conde&nbsp;will be available on the website with an English translation.</p></td> </tr> <tr height="102"> <td width="102" height="84"><p align="center"><img width="100" height="100" border="1" src="http://www.latinoloop.com/112906/finalimages/latino.jpg" /></p></td> <td width="426" height="84" align="left"><p align="left" class="style8">&ldquo;Latinologues&rdquo; will have a six-show run at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center between Nov. 30th and Dec. 3rd.&nbsp; The comedy stars Rick Najera&nbsp; and is directed by Cheech Marin.</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="102" height="107"><p align="center"><img width="100" height="100" border="1" src="http://www.latinoloop.com/110606/images/espnd.gif" /></p></td> <td width="426" height="107" align="left"><p align="left" class="style8">ESPN Deportes programming will now be available&nbsp;for download&nbsp;on the new ESPN PodCenter and iTunes.<br /> </p></td> </tr> <tr height="102"> <td width="102" height="100"><p align="center"><img width="100" height="100" border="1" src="http://www.latinoloop.com/112906/finalimages/mosaico.jpg" /></p></td> <td width="426" height="100" align="left" class="style8">For those of you pining the loss of NYMosaico, the New York Latino culture and entertainment website, the site is back and relaunching December 1st as NYRemezcla.&nbsp; The official launch party is December 6th at New York&rsquo;s 205 Club.&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nyremezcla.com">www.nyremezcla.com</a>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr height="102"> <td width="102" height="87"><p align="center"><img width="100" height="100" border="1" src="http://www.latinoloop.com/112906/finalimages/zogby.jpg" /></p></td> <td width="426" height="87" align="left"><p align="left" class="style8">According to a poll conducted by Zogby/Hispanic PR Wire, 23% of Hispanic voters felt the Republican Party understands them best compared to 56% that feel Democrats know them better.</p></td> </tr> <tr height="102"> <td width="102" height="59"><p align="center"><img width="100" height="100" border="1" src="http://www.latinoloop.com/112906/finalimages/ozo.jpg" /></p></td> <td width="426" height="59" align="left"><p align="left" class="style8">Ozomatli is back with a new album.&nbsp; &ldquo;Don&rsquo;t Mess With the Dragon&rdquo; hits stores March 27th.&nbsp;</p></td> </tr> <tr height="102"> <td width="102" height="102"><p align="center"><img width="100" height="100" border="1" src="http://www.latinoloop.com/112906/finalimages/halli.jpg" /></p></td> <td width="426" height="102" align="left"><p align="left" class="style8">Halliburton Co. has landed a $73 million&nbsp; contract to provide stimulation services for Mexico&rsquo;s state-owned petroleum company, Pemex, in Mexico&rsquo;s Bay of Campeche.</p></td> </tr> <tr height="102"> <td height="100" align="center"><img width="100" height="100" border="1" src="http://www.latinoloop.com/112906/finalimages/mtv.jpg" /></td> <td height="100" align="left"><span class="style8">MTV Tr3s has signed a deal with Bela Broadcasting to carry the channel on KBEH in Los Angeles and KMOH and KEJR in Phoenix.&nbsp;</span></td> </tr> <tr height="102"> <td height="100" align="center"><img width="100" height="100" border="1" src="http://www.latinoloop.com/112906/finalimages/shakira.jpg" /></td> <td height="100" align="left" class="style8">Shakira, Alejandro Sanz, Mana, Juanes and Miguel Bose among other artists have joined forces to create ALAS (America Latina en Accion Solidaria).&nbsp; ALAS will find ways to improve aid to impoverished communities in Latin America.&nbsp; A kick-off concert featuring the artists&nbsp;is slated for December 12th.</td> </tr> <tr height="102"> <td width="102" height="100"><p align="center"><img width="100" height="100" border="1" src="http://www.latinoloop.com/112906/finalimages/mexico.jpg" /></p></td> <td width="426" height="100" align="left"><p align="left" class="style8">Punches were thrown in Mexico's Congress this week as a scuffle broke out between supporters of defeated leftist presidential candidate Manuel Lopez Obrador and President-elect Felipe Calderon.&nbsp; Calderon will be sworn into office on Friday.&nbsp;</p></td> </tr> </table> </div>