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LATINO LOOP for the week of June 30, 2017

Brazilian President Michel Temer became the first sitting president in the country’s history to face criminal charges for bribery. Prosecutors allege that Temer took $150,000 in bribes from a meatpacking firm.  

A Spanish court has ordered Salvador Dali’s body be exhumed in order to conduct a paternity test.   Maria Pilar Abel claims that her mother had an affair with the painter and if paternity is proved, Abel may claim up to 25% of Dali’s estate. 

The New York Latino Film Festival will take place on October 11-15th in New York City.  Submissions are being accepted through August 4th on  www.NYLatinoFilmFestival.com

Univision Creator Network announced at VidCon that it is the #1 U.S. Hispanic focused multi-channel network on YouTube.    Across U.S. based influencers, UCN reached 209 million global video views and 63 million U.S. video views on YouTube channels, representing a growth of 129% year-over-year.

According to data from Mexico’s Executive Secretary of the National System for Public Security, May was the deadliest month in Mexico since 1997 with 2,186 homocides - or three people killed every hour. 

U.S. Hispanic Agencies took home 20 Cannes Lions this year, beating the previous record of 18.  Alma DDB led the pack with 10 Lions. 

Alex Rodriguez will join the cast of ABC’s “Shark Tank” this fall.  

This year’s Premios Juventud will feature six young Latino “Agents of Change” who will be recognized for their efforts on social issues in their communities.  This year’s honorees include Ivan Ceja from Compton, CA, Dante Alvarado-Leon from Berkeley, CA, Sarahi Espinoza Salamanca from Palo Alto, CA, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez from Boulder, CO and Nalleli Cobo from Los Angeles. 

Cine Sony unveiled a new logo, look and on-air promotions this week

Authorities in Michoacan discovered the charred remains of missing journalist Salvador Adame.   Adame went missing over a month ago and was general director of Canal 6

Spotify pulled an Instagram ad featuring Justin Beiber with the text “Latin King” after receiving backlash from the sponsored post.

Two Dutch journalists kidnapped by Colombian rebels last week while reporting on assignment to search for the mother of a Colombian child adopted in the Netherlands, were released this week.

According to a new study by CAA, films with a diverse cast outperform films without a diverse cast at the box office.    The average opening weekend for a film that attracts a diverse audience, often the result of having a diverse cast, is nearly three times on average a film with non-diverse audiences.

Tatiana Huezo’s documentary “Tempestad” won the DishLATINO and Cinelatino Audience Choice Award at this year’s Hola Mexico Film Festival.  The documentary tells the journey of two women victimized by corruption and injustice in Mexico.

This year’s Hollywood Bowl season includes performances by Gustavo Dudamel, Café Tacvba, Los Ángeles Azules with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gente De Zona, La Santa Cecilia, Grupo Cañaveral, Sonora Dinamita and Mon Laferte.  Full schedule is here: here

Telemundo Deportes coverage of the FIFA Confederations Cup so far has reached almost 10 million viewers and almost 30 million streaming minutes.  

Rafael Amaya will received the Award for Outstanding Achievement at the 15th annual Hispanic Television Summit on October 19th in New York City. 

Southern California will host the 12th Annual East LA Meets Napa & La Rioja Food and Wine Festival on July 28th and the 3rd Annual OC Meets Napa & Mexico Food and Wine Festival  on July 29th.  Both events will fundraise for AltaMed and will celebrating Latin cuisine and Latino-owned vineyards. 

Universal Pictures and Zumba created a routine by choreographer Toni Costa to “Tiki Tiki Bebeloo (Zumba Mix)” from “Despicable Me 3”, which opens in theaters on June 30th.   Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/yqWWh6HuYas

A report issued last week by Citizen Lab, R3D and Social TID identified a group of lawyers, journalists and activists in Mexico that were targeted by a phishing link in text messages that targeted their phones.  They all were investigating and pressuring the government in regards to human rights abuses and corruption.   A criminal complaint was filed last week alleging the phone hacking originated from the Mexican government with the help of Israeli firm NSO Group.  

Los Dells Festival announced its lineup today, with performances by Mana, Daddy Yankee, Nicky Jam, Los Tucanes de Tijuana, Wisin, Reik, Kinky, Quantic and others.  The festival takes place September 2-3 in Wisconsin.  LosDells.com.

Comcast is currently running its“Festival Infantil” through July 2nd, a two-week all-access pass to hundreds of hours of children's content in Spanish and English. 

Del Records released the Los Emojis, an app with emojis based on Hispanic regions, people, food, music, sports, etc. as well as DEL Records artists and executives. 

Univision will air the CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer tournament starting July 7th. Univision Deportes will deliver a full multi-platform experience broadcasting games across Univision’s portfolio of networks including Univision, UniMás and UDN, as well as the Univision Deportes App (iOSAndroid),Univisiondeportes.comand Univision Now.

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