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LATINO LOOP for the week of May 26, 2017

Diego Boneta has been tapped to play Luis Miguel in the upcoming Telemundo bio-series.

A Russian man in Cancun, 42-year-old Aleksei Makeev, was attacked by a mob of locals after repeatedly making racist and disparaging remarks against the local population in videos and posts on his social media.  Makeev also allegedly stabbed a youth that had entered his apartment during the melee and later died. 

Telemundo announced an exclusive content partnership with VICE Media which will include the co-production of original documentary segments on subjects ranging from music, sports, food, culture and more for Telemundo News, and the acquisition of an exclusive one hour hosted weekly show for its Universo channel.  In addition to VICE, Telemundo also announced partnerships with BuzzFeed, Snap, Vox, Mashable, Musical.ly, Tasty, Tastemade and Endemol Shine Latino.

Spain’s Supreme Court has upheld a 21-month prision sentence for Lionel Messi and his father in relation to their tax fraud case.   In addition to the prison sentence, which according to a Reuters report can be served as probation for sentences under 2 years, both father and son were fined $2.2 million each

Lin-Manuel Miranda will voice the character Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera, aka Gizmoduck, in the Disney remake of “Ducktales”. The show’s co-producer Francisco Angones says about the character: "Growing up as a Cuban-American comics enthusiast, I was always hungry for a Latino hero to call my own. In developing the new series, Matt [Youngberg] and I leapt at the opportunity to adapt 'DuckTales' marquee hero into a young scientist character with Latin-inspired roots.”

Univision will air this year’s Premios Juventud on July 6th at 7 PM ET/PT. 

Estrella TV inked a deal for international distribution with Sabbatical Entertainment for its lineup of original programming which includes “Rica Famosa Latina,” “Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento,” “Noches con Platanito,” “Alarma TV,” “Premios de la Radio” and a wide variety of programing.

American Apparel’s new parent company, Gildan, has moved one third of its production to Honduras and Nicaragua  The brand will still have a “Made in USA” line.

Shakira hosted a three episode bilingual series on Apple Music Beats 1 radio this week leading up to the release of her new album “El Dorado” on Friday, May 26th. The final episode airs on Thursday, May 25th at 6 PM EST.

“Buena Vista Social Club - Adios”, the follow up documentary to 1999’s Oscar-nomninated “Buena Vista Social Club”, opens in theaters on May 26th.  Director Lucy Walker revisits the stories of five of the original band members culminating with their farewell show in Havana last year. Watch the trailer here.

OneRepublic recently collaborated with Sebastian Yatra to create a bilingual remix of their song, “No Vacancy”.  Listen to the track here.

Ultra will debut in Mexico this year with Ultra Mexico on October 6 & 7th at Mexico City’s Foro Pegaso.   This is the festival’s first event in Mexico, but follows events previously held in Argentina, Brazil and Chile

Telemundo Deportes announced its team of presenters for its coverage of the FIFA Confederations Cup taking place in Russia June 17th through July 2nd. Andrés Cantor will lead Telemundo Deportes’ coverage alongside Mexican soccer legend Carlos Hermosillo and former Mexican National Team and Chivas player Manuel Sol.   Commentators will call matches live from Russia, marking the first time that coverage of all Confederations Cup matches will be produced on-site from all venue cities.

Alex Lopez Negrete of Lopez Negrete Communications and Gaby Natale, CEO of Super Latina TV, were named co-chairs of the first annual Hispanicize Texas event that will take place in Houston on Saturday, July 29th.

The U.S. Navy recently named Miami-based Lemartec Corporation, headed by President and CEO Manny García-Tuñón, as Prime Team Sub-Contractor on the Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (ID/IQ) SeaPort-e acquisition program for services procurement.  The government estimates $5.3 billion of services will be procured each year under these SeaPort-e contracts.

26-year-old Richard Rojas was indicted by a grand jury today in New York City after his rampage behind the wheel last week where he ran over several pedestrians in Times Square, killing an 18-year-old tourist and injuring several others.

P&G has partnered with actress Emeraude Toubia to launch the #WeAreOrgullosa campaign which features a video series that tackles the many misconceptions of Latina beauty and how culture impacts the beauty routine and experience.  Orgullosa.com

 Dr. Juan Rivera, bestselling author of “Mejora tu salud de poquito a poco” and board-certified Internist & Cardiologist, recently launched his new show titled “Dr. Juan” airing Wednesday mornings at 10 AM EST on Univision. 

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