KVEA-TV Channel 52, the O&O of Telemundo in Los Angeles, celebrates the first duopoly in the Los Angeles television market with the acquisition of KWHY-TV Channel 22.

Pepsi-Cola Company announced a global sponsorship and advertising agreement with Shakira, the Latin pop sensation and Grammy award winner who's been thrilling music fans in Latin America and the U.S. for seven years.

Ford Focus has launched its online MixMaster on its website www.Focus247.com. Now visitors can use the jam-making, house-quaking MixMaster turntables to create their own Detroit Techno music anytime.

Todito.com, S.A. de C.V. and Grupo Elektra, S.A. de C.V. announced the expansion of Todito-branded Internet kiosks to 450 Elektra stores located throughout Mexico. The Todito-branded kiosks sell computers and Todito's Internet connection service.

Ford Focus will be the exclusive, integrated partner of MTV2 and MTVi's joint on-air and online coverage of the Focus Detroit Electronic Music Festival (FDEMF).

Corona Extra Beer is hoping to add to the sizzle with its latest U.S. Hispanic-market promotion, "El Ritmo del Verano con Corona y Paulina." Corona, the No. 1 import beer in the United States, has signed hot international Latin music star Paulina Rubio to anchor the promotion.

An impressive line-up of guest speakers joined Banco Popular to announce the winners of the third annual Banco Popular Banking on the Moon Essay Contest. Over 200 Chicago public school students gathered at Roberto Clemente High School to learn about the contest prizes valued at $200,000.

National NeighborWorks Week, an annual campaign to restore homes and revitalize neighborhoods, takes place this year June 2-9, 2001, with activities in more than 300 communities across the nation.

Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Al Jarreau, Rachelle Ferrell, Daniela Mercury and Albita will be featured along with other major names in contemporary music at the first Verizon Music Festival, Aug. 7--11 in New York City.

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and MasterCard International announced the launch of “El Arte de Construir un Futuro Financiero,” (the Art of Building a Financial Future), a community-based, financial education program created specifically for Latinos in the United States.

The Chivas Showcase DJ Live Tour will feature performances, on a mobile stage, by the country's hottest Latin DJs. The launching took place during a news media event and dinner at the House of Blues in Hollywood.

Coors Brewing Company announced the national launch of its new Coors Light television commercials featuring Latin-rock sensation La Ley.

Take the steel metal complexity of a vehicle and fuse it with your lifestyle, your family, your heritage. Now capture that image with paints on canvas to demonstrate the essence you have created.

Del Monte Foods Company and Abriendo Puertas, a non-profit organization serving families in need living in Miami's East Little Havana community, hosted a Mother's Day breakfast celebration, "Celebrando a Mamá en Miami" honoring the vital role Hispanic mothers play in their children's lives and in

KMEX-TV and Univision have come together with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) to be part of the exhibit "The Road to Aztlan: Art from a Mythic Homeland" ("El Camino Hacia Aztlan: Arte de una Patria Mitica") during its debut in Los Angeles May 13 through August 26.

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