Some Stories the Latin American Advertising, Marketing and Media World is talking about this week.

» Music subscription Services expand into Brazil

Music Streaming Subscription service Radio is entering Brazil Oi Rdio” to Oi’s customers and non-customers alike, paidContent reports.  Rdio Spotify has similar global Latin plans. through a co-branding partnership with the ISP and telco Oi that will deliver “

» Latin Grammys: Calle 13 and “Latinoamérica” are the favorites

Puerto Rican Calle 13 received a record 10 nominations from the Latin Recording Academy, including best album of the year “Entren Los Que Quieran” and best song of the year “Latinoamérica”. René Diaz, Singer of Calle 13, said to El Nuevo Dia that he only expects to win with “Latinoamérica”: “I feel it´s the best song I have written. I feel this song strengthens Latin America”, he said. The 12th Latin Grammys Awards next November 10 will be supported on radio, TV and internet via Univision.

» The Latin American internet population is growing, so are the hackers…

This year, groups claiming to be affiliates of Anonymous — perhaps the largest and most well-known hacker group — have sprung up in Colombia, Chile, Ecuador and Venezuela, the Miami Herald reports. Brazilian government websites have been attacked more than 1,250 times this year and Chile has seen waves of cyber attacks as part of Anonymous’ “BadEducation” campaign in support of student protestors. CNN also wonders if Anonymous is going to attack a Mexican drug cartel…

» Public Media: strengthening in the region

The public media have undergone a major expansion in the region for the past years. In Ecuador the media space changed because of the new Constitution in 2008. Brazil and Argentina have new Broadcasting Laws and Peru is trying to reverse the dismantling that has suffered the media under Alan Garcia’s government. According to IPS, also national radios and news agencies are expanding.

» Brazil: Lula´s cancer shocked the country

Former Brazilian President Luiz Ignacio Lula da Silva began chemotherapy treatment last week to eradicate a cancerous tumor in his throat. Brazilians ´messages for Lula spread in social networks; the Brazilian soccer team Corinthias started the last game with a huge flag that said “Força Lula” and the spot rapidly turned into a hash tag in twitter. Clarín and Pagina12 reported about the impact of the news in print, on the web and in their blogs.

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