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LATINO LOOP for the week of June 23, 2017


Argentine authorities uncovered the biggest collection of  Nazi artifacts in the country’s history stashed in a hidden room at a home in a Buenos Aires suburb. Some of the items found include a bust of Adolf Hitler, Nazi children’s toys and a device used to measure head size, among other items

Alejandro Sanz will be honored as this year’s Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year.   The gala will be held on November 15th in Las Vegas.

Telemundo’s opening weekend coverage of the FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia reached 5.3 million total viewers for the first three games.  Four million viewers tuned into the Portugal vs. Mexico match and it was the network’s most streamed match ever on its digital platforms. 

The NALIP Media Summit will take place in Los Angeles June 22nd-25th.  This year’s award recipients include Tony Revolori (“Spider-Man: Homecoming”),  Kate del Castillo, Zoe Saldana, Jorge R. Gutierrez (“The Book of Life”) and Ivonne Coll (“Jane the Virgin”). www.nalipmediasummit.com

Noe Hernandez and Carlos Victor Ganzon Sibayan were among the seven U.S. Navy sailors who died when the USS Fitzgerald collided with a container ship off the coast of Japan this week. 

Eighteen people were detained when Spanish authorities raided the SGAE (Spain’s performing rights society of composers and publishers) office in Madrid this week related to an investigation into inappropriate collection of performance royalties for music played on late night TV.   This is the second time that SGAE has been investigated in the last few years. 

Police officer Jeronimo Yanez was found not guilty in the shooting death of Philando Castile.   Yanez shot Castile during a routine traffic stop and Castile’s girlfriend streamed the aftermath of the incident via Facebook live. 

Univision’s “La Reina de la Cancion” reached 4.8 million total viewers during the show’s two-hour finale last week in which Sandra Padilla was named “La Reina de la Cancion”. 

DigiTour Media co-founders, Chris Rojas and Meredith Valiando Rojas, signed a deal with Disney Music to launch the new label RMI Recordings with a focus on digital-first talent. 

Michael Peña and Fred Armisen are among the actors lending their voices to characters in the upcoming “The LEGO NINJAGO Movie”.  The film is slated to open on September 22nd. 

22-year-old Darwin Martinez Torres was arrested and charged with the murder of Nabra Hassanen, a 17-year-old Muslim girl who went missing in Fairfax, VA this weekend after leaving a mosque with a group of friends.    

Uforia Music’s U-LAB celebrated World Refugee Day yesterday with special digital and social content featuring emerging artists from Berklee College of Music.  The “Immigration Sounds” series features a YouTube playlist featuring artists from Colombia, Argentina, Spain, Greece and Lebanon

Univision premiered the new series “Jose de Egipto” this week, filmed in Egypt, Israel and Chile’s Atacama Desert. The network will premiere “Rosario Tijeras” on June 27th at 10 PM ET/PT

According to an announcement last week by the Department of Homeland Security, the DACA program will remain in effect.  However, the announcement was followed the next day by White House officials stating that Trump has not yet made a decision yet on the long-term fate of the program

USA Network’s Season 2 premiere of “Queen of the South” garnered 2.1 million viewers.  

Voz de Mando released a new single “Soldado Latino Americano” in support of immigrants.  Proceeds from the song will be presented to COFEM (Consejo de Federaciones Mexicanas en Norteamérica) during their upcoming show in Los Angeles on June 25th.  https://youtu.be/oQ7zmdMvQX0

19-year-old Merrick David Isaacks was arrested in Texas this week after shooting cyclist Alonso Solis-Mata from a car to “blow off steam”.  

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