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WednesdayJuly 21, 2010

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To reflect the dynamic interests of our audience, Latino Daily News is an online daily news source and virtual cultural center for and about Latinos. We offer the latest news headlines, as well as innovative and insightful Hispanic current events stories, photos, videos, and commentaries from a Latino perspective, 24/7.

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Santos en Gira Latinoamericana Mientras Uribe Denuncia a Venezuela en la OEA

El presidente electo de Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, inicia una gira por cinco países latinoamericanos este jueves, el mismo día en que el gobierno saliente de Alvaro Uribe presenta ante la OEA denuncias sobre la supuesta presencia de las guerrillas colombianas en Venezuela.

Santos, quien asumirá la presidencia el próximo 7 de agosto, visitará, entre el 22 y 27 de julio México, Panamá, Chile, Argentina y Perú en busca de fortalecer las relaciones con esos países, entre los que figuran los principales aliados de Colombia en la región, según sus colaboradores.

A la vez, el presidente ecuatoriano Rafael Correa anunció el miércoles que acudirá a la toma de posesión de Santos, en lo que constituye una señal del deseo de restablecer plenamente las relaciones de los dos países, rotas entre marzo de 2008 y noviembre de 2009, cuando se restituyeron a nivel de encargados de negocios.

El avance en los acercamientos con Ecuador—donde Santos enfrenta una querella por el bombardeo a un campamento de la guerrilla FARC en territorio ecuatoriano en 2008, cuando era ministro de Defensa, y que motivó la ruptura de relaciones—contrasta con las dificultades en la búsqueda de un mejoramiento de los vínculos con Venezuela.

Santos ha declarado su intención de restaurar el diálogo con el gobierno de Venezuela e invitó al presidente Hugo Chávez a su ceremonia de asunción.

Read more at Yahoo Español! →

Hispanic Students Make Impassioned Plea to Sen. Hopeful Kirk to Support DREAM Act

20 courageous undocumented youth, including 10 from Chicago, are risking arrest and deportation to stage sit-ins at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington D.C. in order to urge congressional leadership to win a path to citizenship through the DREAM Act, and to push for immigration reform.

Six Students have already been arrested!

At least 65,000 undocumented immigrant youth graduate from high schools every year, yet Congressman Mark Kirk (currently running for US Senate) refuses to take a stand for solutions that would let these brave youth contribute fully to our country.

Congressman Mark Kirk is a candidate for US Senate. His website says NOTHING on immigration reform and he is not co-sponsor of the DREAM Act. Please show your support for these courageous youth by sending a letter to Congressman Kirk and demanding solutions.

Dear Rep. Mark S. Kirk,

Read more by HS News Staff →

NCLR’s Powerful Message: SB1070 = Legalized Profiling

The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) continues its “Boycott Intolerance” campaign by producing a public service announcement (PSA)  titled “Do I Look Illegal” and plans to air it in New York’s Times Square.

The minute-and-a-half video has no words, no narration but a powerful message: Arizona Immigration SB1070 is legalized profiling and anti-discriminatory. 


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Read more at National Council of La Raza →

Hispanic Running for Judgeship in Kentucky for First Time

Ellie Kerstetter is many things: lawyer, Brandeis Law School graduate, Goodwill Board Member and now the first Latino to run for a judgeship in the state of Kentucky.  The ambitious Latina will be running for a District 30 Judgeship against Deana McDonald in the November 2nd elections. 

Read more at Wave 3 News →

Correa asistirá a la investidura de Santos tras recibir una invitación personal

Según Andes, Correa dijo que la canciller designada de Colombia, María Ángela Holguín, quien visitó el pasado lunes Quito, le entregó un mensaje personal escrito por Santos en el que lo invitaba a su investidura.

“(Holguín) vino a nombre del presidente Santos a expresarnos la invitación, incluso nos ha dejado un escrito, dijo que no lo dijéramos, nos ha dejado, unas palabritas de parte del presidente Santos, chiquitas, entonces, con todo gusto asistiremos”, afirmó Correa a periodistas en la localidad costera de Montecristi.

El vicepresidente de Ecuador, Lenín Moreno, indicó que la presencia de Correa en la ceremonia expresa la voluntad de avanzar en la normalización de las relaciones bilaterales en un clima de cordialidad.

Se ha iniciado nuevamente una etapa de cordialidad con el Gobierno de Colombia “para poder continuar con la excelente relación que siempre hemos tenido”, explicó Moreno en un comunicado difundido en la página digital de la Vicepresidencia.

Read more at Yahoo España! →

Latinas Outraged over MAC’s New Fall Line

Many Latinas MAC Cosmetic users are outraged over MAC’s new line of makeup due out this fall inspired by the town of Juarez, Mexico. The city is one of the deadliest because of Mexican drug cartels and hundreds of women who have been found dead, raped, beaten, and mutilated.

The line is a joint venture between MAC and fashion company Rodarte who unknowingly offended the families of women who have fallen victims to the crime there. In separate statements both companies have released apologies to the public and MAC has changed the name of the new line of cosmetics, and agreed to donate $100,000 to a non-profit organization that improves the livelihood of women in Juarez.

Some of the original names included: Ghost town, Sleepless, Del Norte, Bordertown, Sleepwalker, Badlands, Softly Drifting, Factory, Juarez.

Read more by HS News Staff →

Pre-Columbian Discovery Made in Costa Rica

Maritza Gutierrez, Costa Rican archaeologist who heads the digs as the Tres Rios District announced the discovery of an 800-year-old, pre-Columbian burial ground with baskets full of human remains at a building site outside San Jose, National Museum Tuesday.

“It’s a funeral complex made from river stones and slabs,” explained Gutierrez. The burial ground dating back to about the year 1200, yielded 26 sets of human bones from children to adults. In addition, 98 artifacts made of stone and ceramics were found.

It is still too early to determine to which indigenous group the remains belong to, there were 8 different indigenous groups before the 1500s that lived in what is now Costa Rica.

This pre-Columbian finding is considered to be very important when combined with two other similar discoveries found last year in Costa Rica’s jungles and mountains from 1,200 and 1,700 years ago.

Read more at AFP →

Urge A Frontera Terapia Intensiva

Además de los más altos índices de violencia con miles de muertos, los estados de la frontera norte también registran la mayor prevalencia de consumo de drogas, casos de VIH/sida y obesidad en el país.

De acuerdo con un estudio elaborado por la Secretaría de Salud (Ssa), el Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública y el Colegio de la Frontera Norte, los niveles de uso de drogas en la región son, en algunos casos, hasta cuatro veces más elevados que el promedio nacional.

La situación es tan delicada, que durante la décima reunión de la Comisión de Salud Fronteriza México-Estados Unidos, el secretario José Ángel Córdova y su homóloga de Salud y Servicios Humanos estadounidense, Kathleen Sebelius, advirtieron que las adicciones, el VIH/sida, la obesidad, la tuberculosis, así como las enfermedades infecciosas emergentes, son los principales retos de la agenda binacional en la frontera.

Y es que en algunas entidades fronterizas la incidencia de VIH/sida es del doble que en el resto del país, y la obesidad y el sobrepeso afectan a un mayor porcentaje de la población.

Read more at El Zocalo →

California’s Whooping Cough Epidemic Claims Another Life , All Dead are Latino Infants

Last month California officials declared its whooping cough outbreak an epidemic and today it claimed another life.  As of June, 2010 there have been 5 infant deaths all Latinos, 289 cases reported and 600 possible cases being investigated.  Babies under 6 months old are the most vulnerable as are adults 64 years or older and pregnant women. 

The cases are concentrated in the agricultural regions of the state, where many migrant farm workers live and work. Fresno County is reporting the highest number of cases.  Public health information is being offered in English and Spanish.

California’s Department of Health is urging everyone to get vaccinated in order to avoid the scope of the 2005 outbreak with over 3,000 cases reported and 8 infant deaths. 

Read more at Los Angeles →

Mexican Government Aid Survivors of Tragic Daycare Fire

A little over a year ago Hermosillo, Mexico witnessed an untold tragedy: a daycare centre fire were there were 49 children and infants died and over 100 were injured.  That day the President of Mexico, Felipe Calderon promised a thorough investigation and full government support.  He delivered on both.

Today over one year later, Calderon announced free medical care for the survivors and university scholarships.  In addition the parents and caregivers will receive psychiatric counseling and any other medical care needed. 

On the investigative side, at least 23 people have been indicted including the building owners and day care operators for various building code violation and for creating an unsafe environment for the children. 

Read more at Centre Daily Times →



WednesdayJuly 21, 2010