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SaturdayOctober 16, 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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Can an Anti-Immigrant Stance be the Winning Formula for Hispanic Candidates?

Three Hispanic Republican candidates are running for office in different parts of the country with strong anti-immigration stances and many are wondering how strong the Latino vote will be for them or whether it will be the winning formula.

Cuban-American Marco Rubio is the Republican candidate for Florida Senator supporting English as the country’s official language, opposing amnesty and the DREAM Act.  There’s Susana Martinez, Republican for Governor of New Mexico that has taken a staunch anti-immigration stance and opposes granting driver licenses to undocumented individuals.

Brian Sandoval Republic gubernatorial candidate for Nevada is also anti-immigration.  Sandoval supports Arizona’s controversial SB-1070 and has made off-camera remarks about his children not looking Hispanic therefore not having to fear reprisal.

All are set to win their seats in spite of their anti-immigration stance and their obvious refusal to support the immigrant dream which benefited some of them and a large portion of their Latino constituents.  More interestingly they are Republican which is seeing its Hispanic supporters exiting in record numbers. 

After the election there will be much analysis as to why they won and if an anti-immigrant stance sells better coming from a Hispanic candidate.

Read more at Newsweek →

Hispanics in the Legal Field Sought for Election Voter Protection Effort

The Hispanic National Bar Association and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, among other groups, are recruiting attorneys, paralegals and law students to participate as Mobile Legal Volunteers.  Volunteers will be part of legal field deployment programs throughout the country on Election Day in order to help ensure fair elections and protect voters’ rights.  Volunteers can sign up here and their time commitment can be scheduled based on their availability.

Election Protection is the nation’s largest non-partisan voter protection coalition.  Election Protection simultaneously helps tens of thousands of voters overcome obstacles to the ballot box.  It also guides voters through the voting process, from registration through Election Day and beyond.

Read more by HS News Staff →

Capturan a Tres por Granadazo en Nuevo León

El Procurador de Justicia de Nuevo León, Alejandro Garza y Garza, y el director de la Agencia Estatal de Investigaciones, Adrián de la Garza, dieron los pormenores del ataque con granda en la plaza principal del municipio de Guadalupe, luego de capturar a los presuntos responsables de la agresión.

Garza y Garza informó que de las cuatro personas detenidas, tres sí se encontraron culpables de los hechos mientras que otro logró demostrar su inocencia.

“Bernardo Iván Ibarra Salazar alias El Bros, de 20 años, si bien no participó directamente en el evento y haber lanzado la granada en la plaza, sí pertenece a la banda que consumó estos hechos que, además de dedicarse a la venta de estupefacientes, se dedica tambien al robo de vehículos entre otras actividades delictivas.

Con él fue detenido Jesús Gerardo González Cantú, alias El Trompas, de 20 años; y Reyes Guerrero Garza, alias El Rey, de 31 años. Estos sujetos participaron activamente en el evento en el que lanzaron la granada en compañía de tres personas más.

El trompas aseguró que sólo recibió órdenes “de arriba” de un sujeto llamado Marcos y que lo planearon dos días antes atrás de la Expo Guadalupe.

Read more at Excelsior de Mexico →

Brazilian Church Urging a No-Vote for Pres. Candidate Dilma Rousseff due to her Position on Abortion

The Brazilian Bishops’ Conference has advised the faithful of Brazil not to vote for Presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff in the upcoming elections because of her favorable stance on abortion.  In 2007 Rouseff called for the legalization of abortion.  Conservative Archbishop Aldo Pagotto of paraiba went as far as accusing Rousself of “deceiving voters” into believing she does not favor legalization so she can win the election.  Abortion is currently illegal in Brazil except in cases of rape or when the mother’s life is at risk. 

Whereas other Brazilian bishops have condemned the action saying its not the role of the church to suggest any candidate and supports citizen’s free choice to elect whom ever they want.

Current President Lula da Silva was so upset at the overreach of the Bishop’s Conference that he threatened to revise the current agreements the government has with the Catholic Church as they relate to operating Catholic schools in the country.  Brazil is the world’s largest Catholic nation

Read more by HS News Staff →

Ocean Shrimp from Mexico Can Now be Imported to U.S.

The State Department today certified Mexico allowing it to import its shrimp and shrimp products harvested from its commercial fisheries as a result of numerous strides the country has made in sea turtle conservation. 

The United States and Mexico have been working in close cooperation on sea turtle conservation as well as a range of marine conservation issues of importance to both countries. The Government of Mexico implemented a plan of action in the past several months to strengthen sea turtle conservation in its shrimp trawl fisheries.

The certification law has proven to be an effective conservation method to protect endangered sea turtles species by encouraging foreign governments to regulate the use of well-designed and installed turtle excluder devices.

Read more by HS News Staff →

U.S. and Costa Rica Seal Deal to Conserve More Tropical Forests

The U.S. and Costa Rica, together with the Nature Conservancy have concluded agreements that will provide more than $27 million over the next 15 years for tropical forest conservation in Costa Rica.  The U.S. donation is in the form of debt forgiveness, Costa Rica already had $26 million of its debt forgiven by the U.S. to benefit conservation with the total debt still owed to the U.S. at $77 million.

The agreements were made possible by the Tropical Forest Conservation Act of 1998 (TFCA).  These agreements make Costa Rica, one of the most biologically-diverse countries on earth, the largest beneficiary under the TFCA, with more than $50 million generated for the conservation, restoration, and protection of tropical forests. 

The new TFCA will benefit areas such as the Osa Peninsula, including the Terraba-Sierpe mangrove swamps, the Naranjo/Savegre River complex, which contains some of the highest levels of biodiversity in Costa Rica, as well as La Amistad International Park, home to one of Central America’s largest and most diverse ecosystems. 

Read more by HS News Staff →

SaturdayOctober 16, 2010