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ThursdayOctober 21, 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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$2 Million Woman – Adriana Lima and Her Bra

If we couldn’t hate Adriana Lima any more (super model, new mom, sexy Latina) now she gets to wear Victoria Secret’s ‘Bombshell’ bar worth an estimated $2.0 million dollars. 

She debutted the diamond studded bra at the Soho Victoria Secret store.  Lima pulled up in a convertible car without blouse for the pleasure of nearby witnesses and for all to see the 142 carat white diamonds adorning the bra. 

The Brazilian beauty has been a Victoria Secret model for 10 years and recently became a mom but quickly returned to model form.  WOW.


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2010 Latina Shoppers Study

A study conducted amongst 1,200 Latina shoppers has concluded what all ‘wise Latinas’ know they are the decision makers and influencers in their households.  The economic value of this decision making power equals $1.4 trillion through 2013 for the U.S economy.

The Latina Shopper Study was conducted thanks to the support and sponsorship of various top marketers, including Pepsico, Sara Lee and VISA.

The 2010 study identified four segments that were differentiated in terms of their attitudes, values, demographics, and shopping behavior.

1. “Las Digitalistas” (31%):  The largest percentage of Latina shoppers are online shoppers.  They also use the internet to help organize them and use it as a valuable reference resource.  This shopping segment tends to be bilingual. 

2. “Las Exploradoras” (27%): These Latinas love to shop period and love the entire experience from the browsing to interacting with their purchases. They are willing to try new products, tend to visit a variety of stores, are Spanish dominant yet shop in American retailers as well as Hispanic retailers.

3. “Las Pragmáticas” (23%):  These are the practical Latinas who shop only for what they need and are looking for the best value for their hard earned money. 

4. “Las Fre$itas” (20%):  These up and coming Latinas are young and affluent and love to impulse shop.  They tend to shop only at American stores and tend to be bilingual. 

Read more at Hispanic CMO →

SB 1070 Causing Stress, Depression

According to medical experts, immigrants are experiencing stress and depression due to the controversial Arizona law SB 1070.

United States-Mexico Border Health Commission representative Cecilia Rosales informed the media (, ‘From a health standpoint, this law is affecting everyone equally, whether they have immigration documents or not, whether they are legal residents or even citizens, for its anti-immigrant and anti-Mexican bias.’

A professor at the College of Public Health at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Dr. Rosales, said that SB 1070 has monumentally affected Hispanic communities in Arizona, so much so that many have expressed they are depressed and stressed due to fearing for themselves and/or their families.

Also, families are at risk of being split up every time they leave their homes.

“There are many immigrant families that we describe as mixed, in which the parents are undocumented but the children are U.S. citizens. Nonetheless, the stress affecting the parents is transmitted to the children,” she said.

Rosales also said that these families need to have a plan in order to react appropriately in case they are detained and handed over to immigration.

What will happen if SB 1070 is not repealed can only be estimated, but there are sure to be more deportations and high levels of anxiety and depression for the Hispanic community in Arizona, and across the country.

Read more at LAHT →

Advertisers Increase their Spending on Spanish Language Media

Current statistics are showing that advertisers are increasing their spend and interest in the Hispanic consumer in expectation of what the U.S. Census will show.  That spending is especially visible at the Spanish language networks like Univision and Telemundo.  Advertise spending for Spanish language media increased by 24 percent versus 8.5 percent for English language media.

Increasing the advertiser’s interest in Spanish language media is their increasing audience numbers.  For the third week of the fall season, Univision has beat all English-language networks in the 18-to-34 demographic.  Televisa, the Mexican television giant recently made a $1.2 billion investment in Univision to take advantage of the growing U.S. Hispanic audience and their preference for certain Spanish language content.

Nonetheless, marketers are growing concerned as to how to reach the Hispanic audience that continues to become more English dominant. That same audience is watching English language content more and more and prefer to see Latino elements in their television content. 

Read more at Financial Times →

BREAKING NEWS:  6.9 Earthquake hits Mexico

This just in:  a 6.9 earthquake hit Baja California, Mexico at 12:53 pm (CST) rattling scenic La Paz and tourist mecca Cabo San Lucas.  There were several ‘fore’ shocks yesterday that foreshadowed today’s quake.

The quake occurred this morning and was initially reported with a 6.6 magnitude centered in the Gulf of California.  There are no reports of serious damage or injuries. 

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Man Pleads Guilty to Threatening Numerous Latino and Hispanic Civil Rights and Advocacy Organization

The Justice Department announced that Vincent Johnson of New Jersey, known on the internet as “Devilfish” pleaded guilty to multiple charges related to a series of threatening emails he sent to employees of Latino civil rights and advocacy organizations.

Johnson admitted that from 2006 to 2009, he repeatedly sent threatening email communications to employees of the Latino Justice Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund; the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund; the National Council of La Raza; the League of United Latin American Citizens; and the National Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders.

Examples of Johnson’s threatening language include “My preference would be to buy more ammunition to deal with the growing chaos created by the pro-illegal alien groups. RIP [names of the victims] who are not the friends of our democracy.”; and Johnson admitted that his threats were intended to intimidate the victims in order to prevent them from aiding persons of Latino descent.

Read more at U.S. Department of Justice →

Glenn Beck Refutes Theory of Evolution Seeking Half-Human, Half-Monkey as Proof

Professorial Glenn Beck once again showing America how bright he is and well suited to educate the (ignorant) masses took on the subject of evolution and the theory of creationism.  In typical fashion he was light on details and heavy on personal opinion, seeking proof that we evolved from monkeys “I haven’t seen a half-monkey, half-person yet.” “There’s no other species developing into half human.”  Of course HS News has and wanted to share the unique find with Glenn.

In a moment of unusual humbleness Beck did admit to not being God and not knowing everything but didn’t deny having a God-complex. 

Partake of all our humor in Amigo ó Enemigo

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Horse Smuggling at the Border

Recalling days of the wild wild west, U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested Mexican nationals last week for cross-border horse smuggling after agents observed them attempting to illegally import five horses.

Agents witnessed two men illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border with five horses around 5 a.m., in a canyon near Campo, California. The two subjects returned to Mexico on foot leaving the horses alone on the north side of the border. At around 9 a.m., agents witnessed a gray Dodge pickup truck towing a small horse trailer containing one horse approach the location of the other horses. Two subjects exited the truck and were observed loading the five horses into their horse trailer.

The driver of the pickup truck and trailer was later stopped by Border Patrol agents on Highway 94.  After questioning, the suspected smugglers were arrested and charged with illegal importation. The Dodge pickup truck and trailer were seized by the U.S. Border Patrol, and the six horses were turned over to the U.S. Department of Agriculture for quarantine and future auction.

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Iran and Venezuela Seek to Create “New World Order Based on Humanity and Justice”

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has just concluded his ninth state visit to Iran and leaves with 11 cooperation agreements signed between the two countries covering matters that range from public housing to oil exportation.

In his meeting with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Chavez assessed his relationship with the President and Iran as a “strategic alliance” met to establish a “new world order based on humanity and justice.” 

In typical fashion Chavez and Ahmadinejad condemned American imperialism and predicted that countries seeking world domination are all on the verge of collapse.  Throughout his trip Chavez continued to defend Iran’s right to a nuclear energy program and now is enroute to Syria.

Read more at Fox News →

Largest Asian-Latin American Business Forum Underway

A thousand government officials and business executives from Latin America and the Caribbean, China, Japan and Korea participated today in the opening session of the China-LAC Business Forum with high-ranking Chinese authorities and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) executives.

Participants were welcomed by the Governor of the Sichuan Province, Jiang Jufeng; the President of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), Wan Jifei; the Governor of the People’s Bank of China, Zhou Xiaochuan; and IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno.  The IDB is organizing the October 21-22 event with the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT). It is collaborating closely with the People’s Bank of China and the Sichuan Provincial Government.

Top level government officials and business executives are participating in sector-specific discussion panels to analyze current business conditions and opportunities.  Speakers include Jeffrey Davidow, President, Instituto de las Americas; and Anabel González, Trade Minister of Costa Rica.

In this forum, participants will discuss how to do business in China and Latin America, and how to develop sustainable growth. In addition to expert panels, there will be opportunities for one-on-one meetings between participants from Latin America and the Caribbean and their potential partners in Asia, to identify opportunities for investment in areas such as infrastructure, sustainable energy, mining, tourism and services.

Business executives will participate in one-on-one meetings of LAC entrepreneurs with potential Chinese and Asian strategic partners for investment projects and buyers for LAC’s goods and services.

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U.S. and Nicaragua Extend Agreement to Protect Archaelogical Treasures of Nicaragua

The Department of State announced the extension of the “Agreement Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Nicaragua Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Archaeological Material from the Pre-Hispanic Cultures of the Republic of Nicaragua.” The U.S. Embassy in Managua and the Ministry of Foreign of Affairs of Nicaragua exchanged diplomatic notes to extend the agreement.

Effective October 20, 2010, this extension signifies a continuation of cooperation that began in 2000 following Nicaragua’s request for assistance from the U.S. prohibiting and preventing the import, export and transfer of ownership of Nicaragua’s cultural property.  The U.S. recognizes that Nicaragua’s heritage is in jeopardy from pillage therefore the agreement enables the imposition of import restrictions on certain categories of archaeological material ranging in date from approximately 8000 B.C. to approximately A.D. 1500, including objects made of ceramic, stone, gold, and shell. The agreement also calls upon both governments to encourage academic institutions, nongovernmental organizations, and other organizations to cooperate in the exchange of knowledge and information about the cultural patrimony of Nicaragua, and to collaborate in its preservation and protection.

The extension is consistent with a recommendation made by the Cultural Property Advisory Committee to the Department of State. The Committee is a presidentially appointed body established to make findings and recommendations to the Department on these matters.

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ThursdayOctober 21, 2010