MTV VMA Latin America 2005 Postponed
October 19, 2005 at 6:35 PM (PT)
The MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS LATIN AMERICA 2005 have been cancelled as a precaution against HURRICANE WILMA, which is currently terrorizing the GULF OF MEXICO and heading for CUBA and MEXICO’s YUCATAN PENINSULA. The VMALAs 2005, which were to be hosted in MEXICO’s PLAYA DEL CARMEN tomorrow (10/20), were initially to be held a day early (or, today) to avoid the storm, but MTV LATIN AMERICA today issued a statement postponing the awards until further notice:
“It is with great regret that MTV LATIN AMERICA has decided to postpone the 2005 VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS LATIN AMERICA due to the increased intensity of HURRICANE WILMA. While the eye of the storm is not expected to hit the MEXICAN CARIBBEAN, we feel its effect is close enough to greatly impact our production.”
Among those set to perform at the ceremony were SHAKIRA, RICKY MARTIN and FOO FIGHTERS.