Maluma and CNCO Win Their First-Ever Moon Persons at 2020 MTV VMAs

Both Maluma and CNCO were present at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards Sunday night (Aug. 30), where they all not only performed on the innovative stage at Brooklyn's Skyline Drive-In New York City, but also nabbed Moon Persons. Rocking a neon yellow suit and accompanied by a group of dancers (all wearing their masks), the Colombian singer performed … Continue reading Maluma and CNCO Win Their First-Ever Moon Persons at 2020 MTV VMAs

Nicky Jam Buys School in New Jersey

While many artists are getting innovative with their music careers during the coronavirus pandemic, Nicky Jam is buying buildings. On an Instagram post shared Wednesday (Sept. 2), the Puerto Rican star announced to his nearly 40 million followers that he bought an entire school edifice. “From being expelled from school to buying a school,” he expressed. “If … Continue reading Nicky Jam Buys School in New Jersey

Amazon Scraps “Cortés y Moctezuma” Miniseries Starring Javier Bardem Due to Coronavirus

Amazon has scrapped plans to resume production and complete Cortés y Moctezuma, its epic four-hour miniseries starring and executive produced by Oscar winner Javier Bardem and executive produced by Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna. The Amazon Studios/Amblin Partners project, described as the largest Spanish-language production of all time, was two weeks into filming in Mexico when it was shut down … Continue reading Amazon Scraps “Cortés y Moctezuma” Miniseries Starring Javier Bardem Due to Coronavirus

WATCH: J Balvin Reveals He is Recovering from Coronavirus After Getting It ‘Bad,’ Warns Fans ‘This Isn’t a Joke’

While accepting the video with a purpose award for his music video "Rojo" at Premios Juventud 2020, J Balvin revealed he tested positive for coronavirus and is on the road to recovery. In a pre-recorded video, Balvin, who spoke from his native Medellín, Colombia, said, "At this moment, I'm just getting better from COVID-19. These have been … Continue reading WATCH: J Balvin Reveals He is Recovering from Coronavirus After Getting It ‘Bad,’ Warns Fans ‘This Isn’t a Joke’

Maluma, J Balvin, CNCO to Perform at 2020 MTV VMAs

MTV announced four additions to its Video Music Awards lineup on Tuesday (Aug. 11). The Weeknd and Maluma will each perform on the show for the second time. Roddy Ricch and Latin boy band CNCO will each perform for the first time. BTS, Doja Cat and J Balvin were announced as performers last week. The Aug. 30 show, to be hosted by Keke Palmer, will be held at … Continue reading Maluma, J Balvin, CNCO to Perform at 2020 MTV VMAs

Mexico’s President Says Country Added Back Over 52,000 Jobs in August

Mexico added back 52,455 jobs in August, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Saturday, hailing the news as a sign of recovery after the country lost more than 1 million jobs in the formal economy due to the coronavirus pandemic. "This is a good indicator. ... We're going to move ahead in spite of … Continue reading Mexico’s President Says Country Added Back Over 52,000 Jobs in August

Mercedes Barcha, Widow of Nobel Laureate Gabriel García Márquez, Dies at 87

Mercedes Barcha, who was credited by late husband and Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez with making it possible for him to write his masterpiece “One Hundred Years of Solitude," has died at the age of 87. Barcha, who married García Márquez in 1958 and managed the couple's finances through some hard times while the author … Continue reading Mercedes Barcha, Widow of Nobel Laureate Gabriel García Márquez, Dies at 87

Brazil’s Economic Team in Chaos After Two Senior Members Resign Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Brazil’s pro-market economic team, slammed by the pandemic, saw the resignation of two of its senior members in what Economy Minister Paulo Guedes called “a stampede.” Salim Mattar, a businessmen turned privatisation secretary, quit on Tuesday, Guedes said. Paulo Uebel, the government’s special secretary of de-bureaucratisation who was charged with overhauling Brazil’s burdensome public sector … Continue reading Brazil’s Economic Team in Chaos After Two Senior Members Resign Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Vicentin CEO Sergio Nardelli Dies After Sudden Heart Attack

Vicentin CEO Sergio Nardelli died suddenly of a heart attack on Wednesday evening at his home in Reconquista, Santa Fe. Nardelli showed no signs of health problems on the day, holding business meetings, but he had been under enormous pressure for several months. The 59-year-old had been hounded by creditors chasing company debts to the … Continue reading Vicentin CEO Sergio Nardelli Dies After Sudden Heart Attack

Barcelona Reeling After Embarrassing Champions League Loss

The postmortem from Gerard Piqué was as brutal as the humiliation dished to Barcelona by Bayern Munich. “It’s a disastrous result," the defender said. "An embarrassment, that’s the word.” The numbers were 8-2. Another number? 74. It's that many years since Barcelona conceded as many goals in a game. "We have hit rock bottom," Piqué … Continue reading Barcelona Reeling After Embarrassing Champions League Loss

Questions Surround Messi’s Future With Barcelona Amid Team’s Chaos After Humiliating Champions League Defeat

Barcelona will choose a new coach in the coming days, and it may have a new president next year. The club is also promising “wide-ranging” and “profound” structural changes after one of its most humiliating defeats ever – the 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich in the quarterfinals of the Champions League on Friday. The one big … Continue reading Questions Surround Messi’s Future With Barcelona Amid Team’s Chaos After Humiliating Champions League Defeat

Argentina and Mexico to Co-Produce AstraZeneca Coronavirus Vaccine

Argentina and Mexico will co-produce millions of doses of a coronavirus vaccine developed by the AstraZeneca pharmaceutical firm and scientists at the University of Oxford, with it potentially reaching citizens across Latin America in the first quarter of next year. President Alberto Fernández, speaking at a press conference at the Olivos presidential residence on Wednesday, … Continue reading Argentina and Mexico to Co-Produce AstraZeneca Coronavirus Vaccine

Young Adults in Latin America Frustrated and Angry Over Coronavirus After Lost 2020

For four young adults across Latin America, 2020 was meant to be a year of freedom and opportunity. Instead, the coronavirus pandemic brought confinement and frustration.  Classes went online and friendships faded, coming-of-age rituals were cancelled and first loves were cut short. Their only hope? That it may all soon be over. Sofia, 19, Chile, … Continue reading Young Adults in Latin America Frustrated and Angry Over Coronavirus After Lost 2020

United Nations Condemns Rise in Colombia Violence, Massacres

The United Nations peace mission in Colombia on Monday condemned a spiral of violence engulfing the country, saying it had documented 33 massacres so far this year. The mission, set up to monitor adherence to a 2016 peace deal with the former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas, said it was investigating the deaths … Continue reading United Nations Condemns Rise in Colombia Violence, Massacres

Argentina Believes ‘Electoral Route is the Only Way’ to Resolve Political and Economic Crisis in Venezuela

Argentina has issued the clearest definition yet of its approach to the political and economic turmoil in Venezuela, distancing itself from a call for general elections and a transitional government from 31 nations. On Friday, a large group of countries, including the United States, issued a message to “all Venezuelans,” calling on them to “urgently” … Continue reading Argentina Believes ‘Electoral Route is the Only Way’ to Resolve Political and Economic Crisis in Venezuela