There’s a good chance you never knew you needed to witness the sight of an angry ape charging on horseback, double-fisting a pair of machine guns. But trust me, you do. Although Jane Goodall might disagree, that showstopping sequence of lead-spraying primate mayhem is just one of the many giddy pleasures in Matt Reeves’ surprisingly …

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So let’s start with the enticing premise of Luc Besson’s Lucy, starring Scarlett Johansson: human beings only use 10 per cent of their brain capacity. Imagine what it would be like if we could access all of it? Well, wow. It would be sort of like … nothing new. Because, it turns out, in real …

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The first thing I should say about “Guardians” is a confession of just how wrong I was about its chances at success. I like the characters, I love Chris Pratt and thought the idea of putting director James Gunn with this amazing collection of space weirdoes could be a lot of fun — which it …

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For such a little country, Cuba does manage to maintain its role as the pebble in America’s shoe with ease, as we’ve discussed. With the old regime getting pretty old and restrictions being gradually eased by both sides, it’s easy to start thinking that more than 50 years of this is about to come to …

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World Bank announced Monday they will raise as much as $200 million to provide emergency funding for the African countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia to aid in the battle against the Ebola virus outbreak. The money will also be given to the World Health Organization, and will help support meical staff and in …

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Talks continue after sovereign’s “frank exchange of views” with bondholders in 11th hour meeting over debt Argentina’s finance minister is to continue meeting holdout creditors on Wednesday, in a bid to find a last-minute solution to its debt impasse, according to Argentine media reports. Axel Kicillof met representatives of the holdouts for the first time …

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According to a press release and his Twitter account, Carlos Santana’s first-ever Latin album, Corazón, has just reached U.S. Latin double-platinum status. Released on May 6, it is his 22nd studio album and was the top-selling Latin Music album in the U.S. for six straight weeks. It is currently at No. 2 in Top Latin …

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Laura Pausini fans got a little more than they were expecting during a Lima, Peru concert at the Feria del Hogar. The Italian singer was wearing what looked like a bathrobe, and she wasn’t wearing any underwear beneath it, notes TV y Novelas. The singer first faces away from the audiences as she climbs stairs. …

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New Deal Includes Plans to Produce a New Latin Music Awards Show in 2015 MIAMI – July 30, 2014 — Telemundo and Billboard Magazine, along with dick clark productions (dcp), announced today a four-year extension of the agreement to produce the Billboard Latin Music Awards show through 2020. In addition, Telemundo and dcp will team …

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MIAMI — As the World Cup played out over the past month, yellow-clad Colombians packed the Kukaramakara nightclub downtown, Aguila beers in hand, shouting, “Colombia, Colombia!” Outside, Brazilians in car caravans blasted samba music. Argentines, some in blue-and-white striped jerseys, jammed into nearby steakhouses and empanada joints. Around town, children filed into Sunday Mass, their …

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An assistant Miami city attorney and current judicial candidate steered city jobs to her fiancé’s law firm through a third party and failed to disclose her ties, according to a newly closed ethics investigation. In 2012 and 2013, Veronica Adriana Diaz hired the Horvat Law Firm to conduct complicated real estate and title work for …

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Gustavo López has been promoted to EVP and GM of Universal Music Latin Entertainment (UMLE), effective immediately. López, who has spent 18 years at Universal Music Group in multiple capacities, was most recently EVP of UMLE’s brand partnerships and digital division. The department was created with the specific purpose of diversifying revenue for Universal and …

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  Hispanic consumers love music, and they’re more likely than the general U.S. population to use mobile devices. Put those things together and marketers get an emotion-fueled rocket to their hearts and minds. Portada’s Digital Media Correpondent Susan Kuchinskas, on how marketers use music to connect with Hispanic audiences through mobile media. T-Mobile is telling …

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A Q&A with Latin Alternative Music Conference founder Tomas Cookman, Latin Grammy president Gabriel Abaroa and Vive Latino founder Jordi Puig kicked off the first day of the 2014 LAMC. The discussion examined the state of the Latin alternative music industry across the Americas, assessing the way audiences and the business of alternative genres have …

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Romeo Santos’ ‘Formula: Vol. 2′ leads as Latin’s biggest selling album, while Enrique Iglesias’ ‘Bailando’ is the top selling song. Romeo Santos easily outpaces the rest of the Latin industry at the top of the mid-year Latin Nielsen SoundScan sales charts. The singer’s new “Formula, Vol. 2,” has shifted 193,000 copies this year — the …

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