26 de febrero de 2020
ÚLTIMAS NOTICIAS:
Hispanic World

Mexico's Sofia Reyes to perform at 2019 Platino Awards ceremony

Mexico City, Apr 25 (efe-epa).- Mexican singer-songwriter Sofia Reyes will be among the performers at next month's Platino Awards for Ibero-American Cinema ceremony, organizers said Thursday.

 An undated photograph of Mexican singer-songwriter Sofia Reyes that was provided on April 25, 2019, by the Platino Awards for Ibero-American Cinema. Reyes will perform at this year's Platino Awards gala, a ceremony that will take place on May 12, 2019, and be held for the second straight year at Gran Tlachco Theater in Xcaret Park, a theme park near the southeastern Mexican resort town of Playa del Carmen. EPA-EFE/Platino Awards

An undated photograph of Mexican singer-songwriter Sofia Reyes that was provided on April 25, 2019, by the Platino Awards for Ibero-American Cinema. Reyes will perform at this year's Platino Awards gala, a ceremony that will take place on May 12, 2019, and be held for the second straight year at Gran Tlachco Theater in Xcaret Park, a theme park near the southeastern Mexican resort town of Playa del Carmen. EPA-EFE/Platino Awards

Mexico City, Apr 25 (efe-epa).- Mexican singer-songwriter Sofia Reyes will be among the performers at next month's Platino Awards for Ibero-American Cinema ceremony, organizers said Thursday.

"At the Platino Awards, the Ibero-American public once again will enjoy the talent and strength of this great artist," they said in a statement.

Reyes is a 23-year-old native of the northern city of Monterrey who is known worldwide for "1, 2, 3," a song featuring Jason Derulo and De La Ghetto that has received nearly 500 million views on YouTube and last year climbed to as high as No. 17 on Billboard's Latin Pop Songs chart.

She also is enjoying similar success with her latest single, "R.I.P.,' which features Brazilian singer-songwriter Anitta and British recording artist Rita Ora.

Reyes also has received nominations at the Latin American Music Awards, the MTV EMAs, MTV MIAW and the Latin Grammy Awards.

Her debut single, the 2014 track "Muevelo" (featuring Puerto Rican reggaeton star Wisin), peaked at No. 18 on the Billboard's Latin Pop Songs Chart.

With "R.I.P.," Reyes also has made her way onto audio streaming platform Spotify's Global Top 200 chart of the world's most-streamed tracks.

Internationally acclaimed actresses such as Mexico's Yalitza Aparicio, star of the Oscar-winning film "Roma"; and Spain's Penelope Cruz will be among the guests at this year's Platino Awards ceremony.

The event will take place on May 12 and will be held for the second year in a row at the Gran Tlachco Theater in Xcaret Park, a theme park located near the southeastern Mexican resort town of Playa del Carmen.

It will mark the first time the same venue will host consecutive editions of the Platino Awards, whose inaugural ceremony was held in Panama City in 2014.

Subsequent galas took place in Marbella, Spain, in 2015, Punta del Este, Uruguay, in 2016 and Madrid in 2017.

"Roma," directed by Mexico's Alfonso Cuaron, leads the way this year with nine Platino nominations, while the Colombian film "Pajaros de verano" (Birds of Passage) and Uruguay's "La noche de 12 años" (A Twelve-Year Night) each garnered six nods.

The Paraguayan picture "Las herederas" (The Heiresses) and Spain's "Campeones" (Champions) received five nominations apiece, it was announced in March in Los Angeles.

Spanish cinema garnered a total of 34 nominations in 17 different categories.

The big winner in last year's Platino Awards ceremony was the Chilean film "Una mujer fantastica" (A Fantastic Woman), which took home the prizes for Best Ibero-American Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Screenplay and Best Editing.

Spain also made its mark in last year's Platino Awards, with the Catalan-language film "Estiu 1993" (Summer 1993), directed by Carla Simon, being honored as Best Ibero-American First Film and Madrid native Blanca Suarez winning the prize for Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV series.

The Platino Awards, which are aimed at promoting Ibero-American cinema, are promoted by the Spain-based Audiovisual Producers' Rights Management Entity (EGEDA) and the Ibero-American Federation of Film and Audiovisual Producers (FIPCA).

Histórico de noticias
Bob Iger stepping down as Disney CEO

New York, Feb 25 (efe-epa).- Disney CEO Bob Iger, who has headed the firm for the past 15 years, is stepping down from the post, effective immediately, and...

Rio Sambodromo brings down curtain but Carnival still going strong in Brazi

Brasilia, Feb 25 (efe-epa).- Rio de Janeiro's Sambodromo arena on Tuesday morning brought down the curtain on this year's Carnival celebration, but Brazil's...

Ben Affleck takes advantage of his love for Spanish in "The Way Back"

By Alicia Civita

More than 20 Miami musicians organize 1st anti-communist concert in US

Miami, Feb 25 (efe-epa).- A group of Hispanic singers and musicians, most of them of Cuban origin and including Willy Chirino and Arturo Sandoval, on April...

Weinstein hospitalized for heart palpiations following conviction

By Carles Escola

Bloomberg sharpens attacks on Sanders after senator's Nevada caucus win

New York, Feb 24 (efe-epa).- The presidential campaign of former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Monday sharpened its attacks on Bernie Sanders after...

Katherine Johnson, mathematician who took man to the Moon, dies

Washington, Feb 24 (efe-epa).- "If she says they're good, then I'm ready to go," said US astronaut John Glenn, the first man to orbit the Earth before his...

High tech firms establishing roots in Nevada's wild west

By Marc Arcas

Trump blasts South Korean film 'Parasite,' Brad Pitt at Colorado rally

Los Angeles, USA, Feb 20 (efe-epa).- The president of the United States took advantage of a campaign rally this Thursday in Colorado to criticize the Oscars...

Brazil's Carnival continues with marked feminist accent

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 16 (efe-epa).- Brazil's nationwide Carnival celebration continued on Sunday with a marked feminist accent emphasized by a band that drew...

Trump kicks off Daytona 500 in Florida, but rain delays the race

Miami, Feb 16 (efe-epa)- President Donald Trump kicked off the Daytona 500 under initially sunny skies at the Daytona International Speedway in Florida on...

Dominican municipal elections suspended due to technical problems

Santo Domingo, Feb 16 (EFE).- The Dominican Republic's Central Election Board (JCE) on Sunday suspended the nationwide municipal elections after multiple...

U2's Bono, UN denounce educational disadvantage for girls around world

United Nations, Feb 11 (efe-epa).- Singer Bono and the United Nations on Tuesday denounced the "dramatic disadvantage" in education being suffered by female...

Guaido beaten by mob upon landing in Caracas

Caracas, Feb 11 (efe-epa).- Opposition leader Juan Guaido, recognized as Venezuela's legitimate interim president by more than 50 nations, on Tuesday was...

Samsung presents Galaxy Z Flip, first foldable smartphone

San Francisco, Feb 11 (efe-epa).- South Korean multinational Samsung on Tuesday presented its new foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Z Flip, this model with a...

Fed's Powell warns of economic risks of coronavirus amid Trump's attacks

By Alfonso Fernandez

Final Iowa caucus recount gives Buttigieg delegate win

Washington, Feb 9 (efe-epa).- Almost a week after the Iowa caucuses, the Democratic Party announced Sunday that former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete...

Hundreds of wizards-for-a-day celebrate "Harry Potter" saga in Argentina

Buenos Aires, Feb 6 (efe-epa).- Hundreds of fans left their "muggle" (non-magical) life to one side on Thursday to attend "Harry Potter Book Night" in...

Weinstein defense calls its first witnesses

New York, Feb 6 (efe-epa).- The defense team of former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, who is on trial in New York for rape, on Thursday called its...

Trump holds White House celebration to revel in Senate acquittal

Washington, Feb 6 (efe-epa).- President Donald Trump on Thursday organized a "celebration" at the White House to hail his acquittal in his impeachment trial...

Zona MACO art fair starts in Mexico with new plan to hike attendance

By Ines Amarelo

Trump acquitted in near party line Senate vote on impeachment charges

Washington, Feb 5 (efe-epa).- President Donald Trump was acquitted on Wednesday in a vote by the Republican-controlled Senate on the two impeachment charges...

US threatens Reliance, Repsol, Chevron, Rosneft with sanctions over Venezuela

Washington, Feb 5 (efe-epa).- The United States on Wednesday threatened to impose sanctions on US petroleum firm Chevron, Spain's Repsol and India's...

US trade deficit declines for 1st time in 6 years amid trade tensions

By Alfonso Fernandez