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LATINO LOOP for the week of July 29, 2016

Hillary Clinton announced her VP-running mate Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, who spent time in Honduras as a Roman Catholic missionary and switched between English and Spanish when he spoke at a campaign event in Miami recently.  

According to new data by the Pew Research Center, the digital divide in internet use between Latinos and whites is at its narrowest point since 2009, with 84% of Hispanic adults saying they use the internet (up from 64% in 2009), compared to 89% of whites. 

Junot Diaz will be honored with the Literature Award at the 29th Hispanic Heritage Awards taking place September 22nd in Washington D.C.

Recently released Nielsen data shows that Nicky Jam and Enrique Iglesias’ “El Perdon” is the most-streamed Latin song in the first half of the year with over 51 million streams.   Pitbull’s “El Taxi” is the top-selling Latin song so far this year.

Colombian drug kingpin Daniel Barrera Barrera, “Loco”, was sentenced to 35 years in prison in a Manhattan court house this week.  

Boxer Jonathan Guzman was robbed of his $70,000 purse upon his return to his native Dominican Republic last week following a bantamweight title win.   Guzman checked a bag with his $70,000 winnings on a flight from Tokyo to Santo Domingo  only to find upon his arrival that the luggage had been opened and the money had disappeared.

The 14th annual Hispanic Television Summit will take place in New York City on October 20th.  Award recipients this year include NBCUniversal International and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises Chairman Cesar Conde, “El Gordo y La Flaca” hosts Raul de Molina and Lili Estefan and DirecTV.

Eva Longoria addressed the crowd at the Democratic National Convention earlier this week, taking aim at Donald Trump and his disparaging remarks about Mexicans stating “I’m a ninth generation American.  My family never crossed a border, the border crossed us”.    

Tracy Rosner, a third grade teacher at Coral Reef Elementary in Florida, filed a lawsuit against the Miami-Dade County School Board for discrimination based on race when she was not hired for a teaching job that required her to teach in Spanish for one hour.  Rosner claims the school’s principal required that teachers be fluent in the second language they’re teaching, but says she was “otherwise fully qualified” for the position even though she does not speak Spanish. 

The White House announced yesterday an expansion of the in-country refugee processing for families coming from Central America and establishing Costa Rica as a temporary host for refugees escaping violent conditions in their home countries. Children under the age of 21 who have at least one parent legally in the U.S. are allowed to apply for refugee status under the Central American Minors (CAM) program. 

Two factory workers from La Costeña’s Mexico City factory have been fired after one of the employees shared a photo on social media of the other employee with his pants down purportedly urinating on a batch of Jalapeño peppers which were to be canned. In a statement, La Costeña claims no food was tainted and that the photo was taken before the hygiene process of the peppers. 

Juanes is teasing new music and a special on HBO Latino on social media by sharing an image with a group of men in uniform with the hashtag "Mis Planes Son Amarte (My Plans Are To Love You).” No exact date yet for the special but it will air in the fall. 

YouTube Spaces has partnered with Telemundo to open up a YouTube Pop-Up Space to Miami this week, from July 26-28th.   The three-day event brings together YouTube creators with Telemundo stars to create original content and will be entered to win an award at the upcoming Premios Tu Mundo for “Best Novela Scene by YouTube Creators” award.  

Univision Los Angeles took home five Emmy Awards during the Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards this past weekend.    The station won for News Special, Live Special Events - Programming, Light News Story - Multi-Part Report, Outstanding News Editor and Outstanding Programming Editor.   

Isaac Mizrahi, Co-President and COO of Alma, will serve as chair-elect of AHAA: The Voice of Hispanic Marketing.        

Children’s book “Captain Mama’s Surprise/La Sorpresa de Capitán Mamá” by Air Force veteran Graciela Tiscareño-Sato is now available through book wholesalers, distributors and retail channels.  The book is inspired by the military aviation service of a Mexican-America officer.  

HIspanicize 2017 will take place April 3-6th, 2017, moving to a new venue, Miami’s JW Marriott Marquis.  

HOLA!USA, the U.S. edition of HOLA! Magazine, will hit newsstands on August 16th.  The US edition of the publication will be available on newsstands in Spanish, but subscribers will have the option to receive their copy in Spanish or English. Sylvia Banderas Coffinet has been named Publisher/VP of Integrated Sales for the magazine. 

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