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SundayOctober 10, 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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Rock the Vote Joins Effort to Get Young Hispanics Registered to Vote (VIDEO)

Reform Immigration FOR America is partnering with Rock The Vote in a final push to register new Hispanic voters before this November’s mid-term elections.

Over the last two decades, Rock the Vote has registered more young people to vote than any other organization or campaign.  To join the voter driver click here.

The organization Reform Immigration FOR America is a national initiative that brings together individuals and grassroots organizations with the mission to build support for workable comprehensive immigration reform. 


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It’s Tequila Time in California As Candidates Do Shots

In a rare joint appearance, Republican candidates Meg Whitman (running for Governor) and Carly Fiorina (running for Senate), attended a gala celebrating Latino business leaders. 

The gala was held in Newport Beach, California and was dubbed ‘100 Lifetime Achievement Awards’.  As the mariachi was toasting with Viva Mexico and Viva California they asked Whitman and Fiorina to join in doing a shot with them and they did.  They stood up and kicked one back while the mariachi yelled ‘Arriba’  ‘Arriba’.

Clearly the gals know the importance of the Latino vote in California.  They might assume kicking back a few tequilitas will help the Hispanic voters forget their stance on immigration reform (opposed) and Whitman’s undocumented maid fiasco (they won’t). 

Next we might see them donning a poncho handing out campaign material at the local tienda.

 

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State of Emergency Extended Indefinitely in Ecuador

Ecuador’s military will continue to be in charge of providing security internally and externally indefinitely announced President Rafael Correa.  The original state of emergency was imposed on September 30th when insurgent police held the President captive and caused nationwide chaos with their protests.  The protests were the result of a reduction in promotional benefits.

The military, which is said to be on Correa side, rescued the President from the hospital where he was being treated for injuries sustained by the rioting police that assaulted him. 

The President called it an attempted coup.  The country has mostly returned to normal with most airports open and most road blockades removed.  Correa’s administration continues to arrest those they believe to be the masterminds. 

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Cuba Instaura la Guayabera “Diplomatica”

El Gobierno cubano ha resuelto que la típica guayabera vista a partir de ahora a sus funcionarios en todos los actos diplomáticos oficiales de la isla, donde en los últimos años ha resurgido el uso y comercio de esa camisa, a la que se ha dedicado hasta la sala de un museo.

Con sus tejidos frescos, amplios bolsillos, bordados o pliegues frontales, la guayabera será a partir de ahora el uniforme del cuerpo diplomático y de otros funcionarios por disposición del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, en un nuevo giro de tuerca en la historia de esa prenda.  La camisa, que lo mismo han lucido presidentes que cubanos de a pie, es un icono del vestir en la isla y es considerada “prenda nacional” junto a la llamada “bata cubana”.

“La guayabera ha estado vinculada durante mucho tiempo a la historia de nuestro país y constituye una de las más auténticas y legítimas expresiones de cubanía, habiendo sido llevada con orgullo y satisfacción por todos los segmentos de nuestra población”, indica la resolución publicada en la Gaceta Oficial de Cuba.

La disposición reivindica nuevamente a la guayabera tras un polémico transcurrir en el último siglo, en el que entró y salió de la moda, fue tildada por unos de elegante y por otros de aburrida, y hasta se vio envuelta en política.  Según ha recogido en varios artículos Ciro Bianchi, periodista y promotor del proyecto socio-cultural “La Guayabera”, en la década de los cuarenta el entonces presidente Ramón Grau San Martín introdujo esa prenda en el Palacio Presidencial, seis décadas antes de que el actual Gobierno del general Raúl Castro haya decidido rescatar la oficialidad de la camisa.

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Chile Miners Rescue to Begin Wednesday (VIDEO)

Chile Miners Rescue to Begin Wednesday (VIDEO)

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Engineers have completed the inspection of the shaft and concluded they must only reinforce the top few hundred feet.

The plan is to insert 16 sections of half-inch(1.27 centimeter)-thick steel pipe into the top of the hole, which curves like a waterfall at first before becoming nearly vertical for most of its descent into a chamber deep in the mine. That work would begin immediately, Mining Minister Laurence Golborne said.

Then an escape capsule built by Chilean naval engineers, its spring-loaded wheels pressing against the hole’s walls, can be lowered into it via a winch and the trapped miners brought up one by one.
“All rescues have their risks,” Golborne said. “You can never say that an accident couldn’t happen.”

Health Minister Jaime Manalich said the miners’ anxiety is growing about starting their rescue, an operation that should take about a day and a half to complete as they are pulled out one by one in a specially built capsule.

Manalich also confirmed that a list has been drawn up suggesting the order in which the 33 miners should be rescued. The final order will be determined by a Navy special forces paramedic who will be lowered into the mine to prepare the men for their journey.

 

 

 

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Mexico Offers Reward in Case of Missing Children

Mexico’s attorney general is offering $1.2 million for information on 14 children who disappeared from orphanages in 2009, the presumed victims of a child-trafficking ring.

The office also is promising a $400,000 reward for information on three people wanted in the “Casitas del Sur” case. The case, which drew wide publicity in Mexico, is named for the Mexico City orphanage where seven of the children disappeared.

Seven other children disappeared from group homes in Nuevo Leon and Quintana Roo states.

Police investigating the case previously arrested a church pastor and another man who was apprehended in Spain.

The rewards were announced in an attorney general’s statement published Friday.

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10/10/10 A Date that only Occurs Once in a Century

The three digit phenomenon only occurs 12 times every 1,000 years, with the next two this millennium being 11-11-11 and 12-12-12. After that a similar calendar date won’t occur until the year 3001.

If you have been procrastinating the launch of that new enterprise you have in mind and are waiting for an auspicious time, today might just turn out to be your lucky day. For, numerologists are already going to town about the “unique coming together of the numbers” of the date -10/10/10.

Today the tenth year, the tenth month and the tenth day is presumed to be the luckiest day by many numerologist and astrologers around the world. But the special thing about the date 10/10/10 is that it comes once in every 100 years.

There has been a global surge in weddings being booked for today; many predict it will be a record number. It is not just the dates; even the time 10:10 gets auspicious. Many have booked the date and time such that the tens rule for example 10/10/10 and 10:10 (am).

Having the tens one behind the other helps achieve your goal, we hope you have a great day today!

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SundayOctober 10, 2010