LATINO LOOP for the week of November 16, 2018


John Leguizamo’s Road to Broadway, a film that tells the story of the evolution of his one-man show Latin History for Morons, debuts this Friday, November 16th on PBS at 9PM.

The first group of Central American migrants from the caravan, a group of about 80 mostly LGBTQ migrants, has reached the U.S./Mexico border crossing in Tijuana.

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump announced that they would once again not attend the Kennedy Center Honors, taking place on December 2nd. This year’s event will recognize Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton in addition to Cher, Philip Glass, Reba McEntire, and Wayne Shorter.

Miguel Bose, Luis Coronel, Fonseca, Beatriz Luengo, Draco Rosa, Raquel Sofia, Rozalén, Lele Pons, Thalia, Willy William, Yuri and others have joined the list of presenters at this year’s Latin GRAMMY Awards, taking place on Thursday, November 15th in Las Vegas.

People en Español will host a free, one-day event as part of its “Most Influential Women” - “Poderosas Live!” event on March 16th, 2019. The event will bring together prominent Latina businesswomen, community leaders, activists, and artists.

The new trailer for Alfonso Cuaron’s upcoming ROMA was released this week. The film will have limited theatrical engagements starting November 21 in Los Angeles, New York, Mexico, and other top markets with the global release on Netflix on December 14th. Watch the new trailer here.

Former Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa will stand trial for his alleged involvement in orchestrating the failed kidnapping back in 2012 of opponent Fernando Balda in Bogota. Balda had fled to Colombia citing persecution by Correa.

The Latin Recording Academy honored Delia Orjuela (VP, Creative - Latin Music, BMI), Pamela Silva Conde (Univision’s Primer Impacto), Cynthia Hudson (SVP, CNN en Español and Hispanic Strategy for CNN/U.S.), and Becky G as leading ladies of entertainment in Las Vegas this week.

Lucho Gatica passed away this week in Mexico City at age 90.

Cardi B will join Chance the Rapper and T.I. as a judge on Netflix’s first music competition show Rhythm + Flow. The series is slated to debut in 2019.

Disney Pixar announced the release of Toy Story 4, produced by Jonas Rivera and Mark Nielsen, in theaters on June 21st, 2019.

Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk and Mexico's tequila producers could be headed for a collision after the agave-based drink's industry group opposed the flamboyant billionaire's efforts to trademark an alcoholic drink dubbed "Teslaquila."

Lina Hidalgo became the first Latina and the first woman elected as county judge of Harris County, the county that includes Houston. In Texas, the elected official who is the chief executive for county government is called the county judge.

Cynthia Hudson, SVP and GM of CNN en Español and Hispanic strategy for CNN/U.S., will receive the 2018 PromaxIMPACT Award at a ceremony this week. Hudson was also recognized this week as a Leading Lady of Entertainment by the Latin Recording Academy.

Diego Luna will star in a new Star Wars series for Disney's upcoming streaming service. The show will be a prequel to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Luna will reprise his role as rebel spy Cassian Andor, the cocky daredevil who helped Felicity Jones' Jyn Erso steal the Death Star plans in the hit 2016 movie.

Author and History Channel host Brad Meltzer features the first Latinx icon in his New York Times bestselling series titled Ordinary People Change the World, which highlights about a dozen historical figures and the personality traits kids can emulate if they aspire to live heroic lives. Meltzer penned down I Am Sonia Sotomayor, a nonfiction picture book that details the life of the first Latina Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who was born in The Bronx to a Puerto Rican mother.

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