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SundaySeptember 5, 2010

Latino Daily News: Bringing You the Latest Hispanic Current Events and News Stories 24/7

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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Emilio Navaira Returns to the Stage (VIDEO)

Last night Grammy-winner Tex-Mex singer Emilio Navaira made his official comeback as a guest performer of Clay Walker at the Whitewater Amphitheater in New Braunfels, Texas.  This performance marked his first full-show performance after his bus crash in March 2008.  He has been performing sporadically singing one or two songs on stage, you can watch a video clip from a July performance.

Emilio was behind the wheel when his tour bus crashed into a Houston highway median; he was ejected through the windshield.  He sustained major head injuries that many believed he would never recover from.  When he awoke from his four-day coma he went through extensive rehabilitation.

The singer is well known for his Tejano music having more than ten singles on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart.  He is known as the “Garth Brooks of Tejano” music with such hits as “It’s Not the End of the World” and “Por Siempre Unidos.”  Last night he performed new music, “She Won’t be Lonely Long” and “Where Did I Go From You” to a very enthusiastic audience.


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Trapped Miners Hear from Other Survivors on One-Month Mark (VIDEO)

Today marks the one-month anniversary since the cave-in cut off the miners escape route to the surface.

A message of hope was what the Rugby players wanted to send to the 33-trapped Chilean miners. The Rugby players wanted to share their own story in hopes of giving the miners inspiration to help endure their wait.

The Rugby players spent 72 days before being rescued from a plane crash 38 years ago. The sixteen survivors on the airplane endured frigid temperatures and high altitudes while stranded in the Andres Mountains. Of the 45 passengers on the plane, 12 died at impact, 17 died from their injuries before rescuers found them and 16 survived.

“Don’t give up,” former rugby player Moncho Sabella told the miners via video Saturday, CNN reported Sunday.

The miners were trapped for nearly three weeks before rescuers learned they were alive, and it will be months before the shaft is completed for their escape.

“Everything is possible if one fights to the end,” former rugby player Gustavo Zerbino told reporters.

The miners had their first videoconference with their families on Saturday and have been working on establishing routines and sleeping patterns that will help as they endure the long wait.

This video shows improvements in the miners living conditions with supplies being delivered through the existing shaft.


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Celebrate Mexican Independence Las Vegas Style and Bring Mucho $$$$

The world’s hottest Latin artists and entertainers will soon be arriving in Las Vegas to celebrate Mexican Independence Day.  Each year, thousands of visitors make their way to Las Vegas to enjoy its internationally famous entertainment and to take part in the cultural festivities surrounding the month-long celebration.

Visitors will be welcomed by a host of A-list talent performing on the Las Vegas Strip including:

  * Eight-time GRAMMY® Award winner Carlos Santana performs “Supernatural Santana - A Trip Through The Hits” at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel   & Casino Sept. 3-5
  * Five-time GRAMMY® Award winner Luis Miguel will perform at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Sept. 15-18
  * Alejandro Fernandez brings a spirit of Mexican Independence and pride to the Grand Garden Arena at MGM Grand Sept. 15
  * Five-time Billboard award winners Los Temerarios will make a stop at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Sept. 18 as part of their “Si Tu Te Vas Tour”
  * Marco Antonio Solis and Pedro Fernandez will celebrate 30 years of career excellence as they perform together at the Event Center at Mandalay Bay Sept. 18
  * Rodrigo y Gabriela, the Mexican musical duo famous for their unique rhythmic flamenco guitar playing, are scheduled to perform at The House of Blues at Mandalay Bay on Sept. 25
  * Shakira, the most successful female Latin singer of all time with two GRAMMY Awards, seven Latin GRAMMY Awards and twelve Billboard Latin Music Awards, will perform at the Events Center at Mandalay Bay on Oct. 16.

Outstanding comedians will also make stops in Las Vegas including a performance by Carlos Mencia at Treasure Island on Sept. 17 while actor and comedian Gabriel Iglesias takes the stage at the Monte Carlo Hotel & Casino Sept. 9-11 and Sept. 16-18.

The 20th Annual Las Vegas International Mariachi Festival, a four-hour music and dance extravaganza celebrating Mexican heritage, will be held at The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on Sept. 18 at 8:00 p.m., where visitors can delight in the unique sounds of trumpets and guitars accompanied by traditional Latin vocals.  The gala will feature special guests Shaila Durcal and Antonio Aguilar Jr. along with Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan, Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez and Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano. 

The celebration doesn’t end there! The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino is hosting the third annual Las Vegas Tequila Fest, Sept. 17-18, which is a unique tequila tasting event where participants can sample legendary brands from renowned international labels as well as new and upcoming brands from spirits distilled in the heart of Mexico.

Read more at Las Vegas Tourism Bureau →

Violence in Mexico Concentrated to 6% of the Country MX Government Reports

The Mexican government is reporting that 80% of the 28,000 drug killings from 2006 through July 31 have been concentrated in just 6% of the country’s 2,456 municipalities.  These revelations constitute the first official mapping of Mexico’s drug warn regarding the distribution of drug violence in Mexico. Revealing previously classified official statistics on the violence, Alejandro Poire, the technical secretary of the National Public Security Council, indicated that there currently are seven violent regional conflicts among Mexican drug cartels, with 22,701 officially documented killings concentrated in just 162 municipalities located in major drug-trafficking areas.

Authorities noted that the largest share of this violence is attributable to conflicts associated with the so-called Sinaloa cartel.  Currently, 8,236 homicides —more than a third of killings in the 162 municipalities— are attributable to that organization’s conflict with the so-called Juárez cartel, as the two groups fight for control of the lucrative trafficking corridor centered in Ciudad Juarez, located across the border from the U.S. city of El Paso, Texas.

They also noted that nearly a third of the killings (8,344) were concentrated in the state of Chihuahua especially its largest city, Ciudad Juarez followed by Sinaloa that had 3,790 killings.  Authorities indicated that they were unable to determine the cause of a very small proportion —just 476, or two percent— of the 22,701 drug related killings analyzed in their report.

Read more at Justice in Mexico →

La UE Condena el Ataque de las FARC que Acabó con la Vida de 14 Policías

La responsable de política exterior y seguridad de la Unión Europea (UE), Catherine Ashton, ha condenado “en los términos más firmes” el asesinato de 14 policías en una emboscada de las FARC ocurrida en el municipio de Doncello (Colombia) el pasado 1 de septiembre.  “Es por acciones brutales como ésta que las FARC (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia) están incluidas en la lista europea de organizaciones terroristas”, aseguró la jefa de la diplomacia comunitaria, en un comunicado enviado a última hora de ayer.

Read more at La Prensa →

Mexican Plane Crash Kills Well-Known Politicians

Over the weekend a plane carrying several politicians from President Felipe Calderon’s National Action Party (PAN) were killed.  Congressman Gillermo Zavaleta , Juan Huerta and other local party leaders were amongst those that died when a small Cessna plane crashed shortly before landing at the Huatulco, Oaxaca airport.  The other three individuals, who are yet to be unidentified, are thought to be a mayor-elect and a PAN local party leader and the pilot.  There were no survivors. 

Read more by HS News Staff →

INC Top 10 Hispanic Entrepreneurs

Top 10 Hispanic Run Companies on the Inc. 5000

Inc Magazines list measures revenue growth from 2006 through 2009. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by June 30, 2006. Additionally, they had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent as of December 31, 2009.

RANKCOMPANY NAME3-YEAR GROWTHREVENUE (millions)STATE
13The Penna Group9,525%$15.5 millionTX
22Ayuda Management7,444%$20.7 millionCO
26Pursuit of Excellence7,054%$10.7 millionTX
32Provideo Management6,140%$8.8 millionVA
53MicroTech4,200%$185.3 millionVA
65Zempleo3,467%$59.1 millionCA
70Ensurity Group3,441%$4.2 millionTX
71Molding Box3,384%$7.6 millionUT
135P3S1,950%$17.9 millionTX
174Invertix1,629%$34.4 millionVA

Read more by HS News Staff →



SundaySeptember 5, 2010