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LATINO LOOP for the week of December 9, 2016

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Avocados from Mexico plans to advertise during the Super Bowl for the third consecutive year.  

GRAMMY nominations were announced yesterday.  Nominees in the Latin categories this year include Gaby Moreno, Jesse & Joy, Laura Pausini, Carla Morrison, iLe, Los Rakas, La Santa Cecilia, Joss Favela, Vicente Fernandez and Grupo Niche, among others. 

BabyCenter en Español released its list of the most popular latino baby names in 2016.  Topping the list of names for girls are Sofia, Isabella, Valentina, Emma and Marina.  Among the most popular names for boys are Mateo, Santiago, Matias, Sebastian and Benjamin.

Premio lo Nuestro nominations were announced this week with Wisin and Banda MS de Sergio Lizarraga topping the list with seven nominations each.  Other nominees include J Balvin, Daddy Yankee, Enrique Iglesias, Nicky Jam, Carlos Vives and Carla Morrison, among others. 

Billboard published its “Women in Music: The 100 Most Powerful Executives”.  This year’s list includes Goldenvoice SVP of Talent Rebeca Leon, Spotify’s Global Head of Latin Content Programming Rocio Guerrero, ABC News/Good Morning America’s Entertainment Producer Monica Escobedo, Danielle Aguirre - EVP/General Counsel at the National Music Publisher’s Association and Maria Fernandez - Sony Music Entertainment’s SVP of Operations/CFO for Latin Iberia

Abraham Quintanilla filed suit against Chris Perez and Endemol Shine Latino in an attempt to block production of the upcoming series based on Perez’ memoir, “To Selena, With Love”.   The suit claims that the property rights of Selena belong to her family and an adaptation of the unauthorized book is not allowed. 

VidaPrimo has named Stephen Brooks as its EVP and GM.  Brooks has spent the last eighteen years working in content marketing and distribution for major entertainment companies Technicolor, Paramount Pictures and Warner Home Video.

LBI Radio’s Don Cheto has launched “El Señor de los Aguacates”, a radionovela based loosely on a narco series but with a comedic twist. 

YouTube will present “The Keys of Christmas” holiday special on YouTube Red on December 19th.  The special features Mariah Carey, YouTube comedian Rudy Mancuso and performances by Nicky Jam, DJ Khaled, Fifth Harmony, Ciara and more.

As of last week, Canada has lifted visa requirements for visitors to Canada from Mexico. Mexicans who would like to study or work in Canada will still need to apply for a visa. 

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation will hold its 30th annual Hispanic Heritage Awards on September 14th, 2017 in Washington, DC.  

Jesus Gonzalez has joined marketing agency FRUKT as VP of Music Partnerships. Gonzalez was most recently the Director of Brand Partnerships for Universal Music Latin Entertainment. 

NBC Universo debuted a Spanish-language version of “Shades of Blue”, starring Jennifer Lopez, this week.  

Peru extradited Manuel Burga, the former head of the country’s soccer federation, to face charges in the U.S. for his for his alleged involvement in a multibillion-dollar FIFA bribery scandal. 

Spain’s Prado Museum for the first time in its history is devoting a solo exhibit to a female artist, with a room featuring the works of 17th century Flemish painter Clara Peeters. 

Authorities in Mexico recovered over $12 million worth of stolen goods, including works of art by Joan MIro, Rufino Tamayo and Fernando Botero, during a raid of former Governor of Veracruz Javier Duarte’s property.   Duarte, who resigned from office in October and disappeared a week later,  has been charged with organized crime and money laundering.  He reappeared on Facebook this week with a series of posts, but has yet to be found and detained.

Juanes performed The Eagles “Hotel California” at the Kennedy Center Honors last week in Washington D.C.   The Kennedy Centers Honors will air on December 27th on CBS.

Former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori was moved from prison to a clinic in Lima to receive treatment and undergo testing for a brain condition and mobility issues with his shoulder.  The 78-year-old is currently serving a 25-year sentence for human rights abuses.

Regina Merson has launched the beauty line Reina Rebelde, inspired by the "collective Latina experience".  

Estrella TV delivered the highest growth among millenials during Early Fringe across Spanish-language broadcasters in the Fall TV season.

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