LATINO LOOP for the week of July 20, 2018


Univision’s Chief Content Officer Isaac Lee resigned from his post at the company this week.

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced that his government will introduce legislation stating that sex without explicit consent would be considered rape. Currently, charges are made as sexual abuse as opposed to rape if it does not involve violence or intimidation.

Violent protests continue in Nicaragua as a movement that was sparked by changes in public pensions has grown to a larger protest against the government. Government crackdowns on the protests, which began back in April, have reportedly resulted in over 300 deaths according to human rights groups.

Nicky Jam performed “Live it Up” alongside Will Smith and Era Istrefi during the World Cup Closing Ceremony this past weekend in Moscow. Watch their performance here.

Timothy Trybus appeared in a Chicago courtroom last week facing felony hate crime charges after a video in which he harassed Mia Irizarry for over half an hour for wearing a shirt with a Puerto Rican flag went viral. This all happened while a park officer looked on without intervening.

Dayanara Torres, Joaquin Cortes, and Lola Cortes have signed on as judges on Season 6 of Univision’s Mira Quien Baila. The show returns on Sunday, July 29th.

Content creator, actress, and singer Lele Pons will co-host Fox TV’s Teen Choice 2018 awards show alongside Nick Cannon, airing on August 12th.

Univision will air Premios Juventud on July 22nd at 7 PM EST.  This year’s show features performances by Maluma, Ozuna, CNCO, KC and the Sunshine Band, Gente de Zona, and Joss Favela among others.

YouTube will premiere its new original series Sugar via YouTube Premium on August 15th. The 8-episode series features Bad Bunny, Maroon 5, Blake Shelton, Snoop Dogg, Kelly Clarkson, and many others as they surprise their fans with performances.

Jay Hernandez will star in the upcoming CBS remake of Magnum P.I., premiering on September 24th.  

Telemundo and NBC stations will celebrate the fourth annual nationwide pet adoption campaign “Clear the Shelters” on Saturday, August 18th. The campaign includes the participation of NBC and Telemundo stations in more than 70 markets plus more than 600 animal shelters and rescues.

According to a recent Nielsen data, LBI Media’s Que Buena radio station and the “Don Cheto Al Aire” show ranked #1 among all Los Angeles Metro Spanish-language stations in Morning Drive Time.    

According to state media, Cuba will recognize private property under a new constitution that is expected to be approved by the national assembly in a vote this week.

The Hispanic Heritage Awards will take place on September 12th in Washington D.C. Sister Norma Pimentel will receive the Hispanic Heritage Award for Service at the ceremony. Sister Pimentel, also known as the “Pope’s Nun,” has been at the center of the refugee-family humanitarian crisis at the Texas border with Mexico.

The Mexican Automotive Armor Association predicts a 10% rise in car-armoring services this year to 3,284 cars, surpassing the all-time high in 2012.  

Nominees were announced for the 33rd annual Imagen Awards, taking place August 25th in Los Angeles. The awards honor and recognize the positive portrayals of Latinos and Latino cultures in film and television and celebrates the achievements of Latino talent in the entertainment industry. See the full list of nominees here.

The Smithsonian National Museum of American History opens the new exhibit “The Case of Luisa Moreno” this week. Moreno is a Guatemalan-born labor organizer who brought together more than 100 groups in 1938 for El Congreso de Pueblos de Habla EspaƱola, which advocated for fair treatment of Latino laborers in the United States for both new immigrants and U.S. citizens.

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