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ThursdayNovember 25, 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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President Obama’s Thanksgiving Message: ‘Give Thanks to Those that Serve Others’ (VIDEO)

President Obama delivered the traditional Thanksgiving message to the nation today wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.  His addressed focused on being thankful for American that reaches out and help others. 

He praised the troops overseas and everyone who takes time out of their busy lives to help others thereby making the nation great.  The President also called for American’s to continue their commitment to volunteerism. The address though light on politics did call for bipartisan cooperation in the upcoming legislative session. 

In a symbolic gesture the President and first family handed out Thanksgiving dinners at a local food pantry last night.

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Mexico Sending more Troops to Northeast Region to Stem Violence

The Mexican government has unveiled a new initiative “Coordinated Operation Northeast” aimed at stemming the violence in two northeast states Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas which shares a 560 mile border with Texas.

The initiative will deliver more Mexican military troops and reinforce government authority while focusing on the two rival drug cartels that are causing most of the incidents of violence: Gulf and Zeta cartels.  The government hopes to deter these cartels from regrouping after suffering serious blow to their top leadership, many recently captured or killed.

In spite of this initiative and others that have been announced throughout the four year battle the government has launched against drug cartels – 49 percent of Mexican citizens believe the war has been a failure. 

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U.S. Delivers Black Hawk Helicopters to Mexico’s Federal Police

Today the Department of State delivered three Black Hawk UH-60M helicopters to the Government of Mexico’s Federal Police Force. These are among the most modern and effective helicopters in the world.

Valued at $64 million, they mark the first Merida Initiative aviation delivery to the Mexican Federal Police and will complement the federal police’s current air fleet by expanding law enforcement operations, allowing for rapid response and increased mobility of law enforcement personnel, providing access to remote reach regions, and expanding interdiction operations to target illicit activities.

This delivery exemplifies the joint commitment made at the March 2010 High Level Consultative Group to implement “an ambitious multi-year initiative to broaden and deepen bilateral cooperation against transnational drug trafficking organizations and organized crime.”

Under the Merida Initiative, the United States has delivered more than $310 million to date in equipment and training, with plans to deliver an additional $495 million in equipment and training by the end of 2011.

The Government of Mexico has committed tremendous resources to combating transnational criminal organizations, and the support delivered by the U.S. today under the Merida Initiative will serve to strengthen the shared goals of citizen safety, security, and respect for the rule of law.

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HS News Introduces Two New Contributors: Dear Abby & Eugenia Last Horoscopes

HS News is pleased to add two new DAILY contributors to our ranks. The most widely syndicated columnist in the world-Dear Abby and the enlightening horoscopes of Eugenia Last

Dear Abby by Abigail Van Buren

With a worldwide readership of more than 110 million, Dear Abby has a devoted following who wouldn’t dream of starting each day without her. The most widely syndicated columnist in the world, Dear Abby is well known for sound, compassionate advice delivered with the straightforward style of a good friend. Share a laugh, shed a tear or learn something new every day with Dear Abby.

Last Word in Astrology by Eugenia Last

Eugenia Last combines interpretive art with mathematical science to determine each day’s horoscope for each astrological sign. Included with the daily readings are star ratings, birthday celebrants and the 7 lucky numbers for the person born on that day.
She offers daily advice and practical suggestions for each of the 12 signs of the Zodiac.

Visit these Ladies everyday in La Buena Vida!  Dear Abby  and Daily Horoscope


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Thanksgiving Miracle: Teens Found Alive After 50 Days At Sea

Thanksgiving Miracle: Teens Found Alive After 50 Days At Sea

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Samuel Perez and Filo Filo, both aged 15, and Edward Nasau, 14, have been rescued after spending 50 days floating in the Pacific Ocean. The three survived by drinking the rainwater they managed to capture, raw fish and even a curious seagull.

Family had last seen the boys on Oct 5th. Two planes had searched a 10,000 square mile patch of the ocean without success. The Families assumed they were dead and held memorial services.

The boy’s small boat had travelled 800 miles to the north east of Fuji where they were rescued.

“We got to them in a miracle,” Tai Fredricsen, the first mate aboard the tuna boat which found them, told New Zealand’s stuff.co.nz website. “Yesterday we saw a small vessel, a little speed boat ... and we knew it was a little weird. We had enough smarts to know there were people in it and those people were not supposed to be there.
“I pulled the vessel up as close as I could to them and asked them if they needed any help ... They said ‘very much so.’ They were ecstatic to see us.
“They were very skinny, but physically in good health, compared to what they have been through. They are in incredibly good shape for the time they have been at sea.”

The boys were sunburned but are reportedly watching cartoons and listening to music on the tuna vessel as they make their way to Suva, Fiji then home to the New Zealand administered territory of Tokelau.

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POLL:  An Overwhelming Majority of American’s Say They have A Lot to be Thankful For

Most Americans continue to view Thanksgiving as one of the nation’s most important holidays.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 54% of Adults think of Thanksgiving Day that way. Only four percent (4%) say it’s one of the least important holidays, while 40% say it’s somewhere in between. 

How does this compare to other holidays?  Generally, Christmas and the Fourth of July rate higher, while Memorial Day and Veterans Day are nearly as popular as Thanksgiving. Halloween and St. Patrick’s Day are near the bottom of the list.

An overwhelming majority (86%) say they have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.  Ten percent (10%) disagree and say they do not have a lot to be thankful for. These findings have changed little over the years.

Eleven percent (11%) of Adults say they will be working on Thanksgiving Day, but 84% will take the day off.

Women view Thanksgiving as a more important holiday than men do. Older adults are more inclined to feel that way than those who are younger.  Strong majorities across all demographic categories have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

Those under 40 are more likely than their elders to be working on the holiday.

It’s no secret that the holiday season is a time of joy, sharing and eating, and nearly half of Americans admit they will most likely overindulge this Thanksgiving. 

Read more at Rasmussen Reports →

ThursdayNovember 25, 2010