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SundayAugust 28, 2011

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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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Puerto Rican Senator Roberto Arango Resigns After Naughty Ass Photos Surface

Puerto Rican Senator Roberto Arango Resigns After Naughty Ass Photos Surface

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The Republican Puerto Rican Senator, Roberto Arango, has resigned after some very inappropriate nude photos surfaced on an iPhone application for gay and bisexual hook ups surfaced.

It was just over a week ago when a local Puerto Rican TV show,  ‘Dando Candela’ broke the story of the married, father of one sending photos of his bent-over ass to the Grindr gay site.  But it was when the photos and his excuse went viral that the scandal couldn’t be contained.

The Senator explained that he had lost a lot of weight and therefore was taking pictures of himself to document the weight loss and the ass shot might have been one of them but he wasn’t sure.  He didn’t explain how and why the photos were sent to the hook up application with the description “bottom looking for fun.”

Interestingly Arango recently failed to support the island’s effort to legalize gay marriage.  In addition he has been on record opposing adoption rights for gays.  Media sources say the photos were sent anonymously to them after appearing on the gay hook up site.

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USA Defeats Brazil to Become Women’s World Prix Volleyball Champs

USA Defeats Brazil to Become Women’s World Prix Volleyball Champs

Photo: US Defeats Brazil in Volleyball Grand Prix

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The heavily favored Brazilian women’s volleyball team went home defeated, which was not expected, when the USA Volleyball Women’s National Team defeated them in the World Grand Prix today.

The second ranked Americans dominated the Brazilians with scores of 26-24, 26-20 and 25-31 and with the talents of MVP Destinee Hooker.  The gold-medal match was held earlier today in Macau, China. 

Brazil’s volleyball team is considered the best in the world and entered the tournament as the favorites.  If they would of won this series this would have been their 9th World Grand Prix title.  This event is considered the premier international tournament for the sport of womens volleyball.

The American team earlier had defeated the Japanese and Italians to face the Brazilians. 

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Vote for Your Favorite 2011 NCLR ALMA Award Winners Here

Vote for Your Favorite 2011 NCLR ALMA Award Winners Here

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You can now vote for your 2011 ALMA Award winners here.  The ALMA Awards will be co-hosted by Eva Longoria and George Lopez to pay tribute to Latino performers promoting positive images of Hispanics.

The awards show will be broadcast on NBC on Friday, September 16th from 8:00pm to 9:00pm.

Since 1995, the NCLR ALMA Awards has honored outstanding Latino artistic achievements in television, film, and music.  The show is an integral part of NCLR’s mission to open doors and create greater opportunities for Latino families in the U.S.  As a national primetime television entertainment special with a cause, the NCLR ALMA Awards demonstrates how diversity strengthens our country and inclusion strengthens the entertainment industry.

So click here to vote for your favorite Latinos in television, film, and music. 

For example this year in the Favorite Movie category you can vote for either:  A Better Life or From Prada to Nada to Machete to Rio to Spy Kids 4: All the Time in The World.

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Yale University Study:  Do Hispanic Women Have Different Type of Breast Cancer?

Yale University Study:  Do Hispanic Women Have Different Type of Breast Cancer?

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Yale University researchers will examine biological factors in Hispanic women in hopes of one day developing a test to detect breast cancer very early, with research funding announced today by Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

The $270,000 training grant is part of Komen for the Cure’s $66 million investment in new research, patient support and scientific conferences in 2011. Komen has spent more than $685 million for breast cancer research in its 29 years, making it the largest non-profit funder of breast cancer research outside of the federal government.

“Our research investments are geared to bringing results to the table – and soon – for the most difficult questions in breast cancer,” said Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker, founder and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

The Yale research is led by Nita Maihle, Ph.D., who will look for biomarkers that could detect cancer in Hispanic women months before conventional imaging can today.

“This grant may lead to a better understanding of issues unique to Hispanic women as we attempt to better understand and address breast cancer’s impacts across diverse groups,” said Komen President Elizabeth Thompson. “This ties squarely to our mission to fund cutting-edge breast cancer research along the entire cancer continuum – from prevention to early diagnostics, disparities in outcomes, more effective treatments, and answers for aggressive and metastatic disease.”

The national research grants announced this week augment community health program funding totaling $93 million last year to deliver screening, education and treatment support through more than 1,900 community partnerships nationwide. Komen’s Connecticut Affiliate provided more than $1 million in community grant funding in Connecticut last year, with a focus on serving low-income and uninsured women.

“The projects we’re investing in today are critical to the momentum we’ve built during the last 30 years in our quest to understand, and ultimately solve, the many questions surrounding breast cancer,” said Eric Winer, M.D., Komen’s chief scientific advisor, chief of the Division of Women’s Cancers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Professor of Medicine at Harvard University.

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Governor Perry Sends Obama a $350 Million Bill for Housing Illegal Immigrants in Texas Jails

Governor Perry Sends Obama a $350 Million Bill for Housing Illegal Immigrants in Texas Jails

Photo: Perry Wants to be Reimbursed for Illegal Aliens in TX Jails

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Republican Presidential contender and current Texas Governor Rick Perry earlier this month sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) asking to be reimbursed approximately $350 million for housing illegal immigrants in Texas prisons.

The letter was apparently sent 10 days before Perry announced he was running for President however it’s existence has not been confirmed by DHS.  Sources are claiming Perry did his own math to come up to the reimbursement amount but asserts that the federal governments owes that to the state because of its poor border enforcement.  The letter implies that if the federal government had secured the border undocumented aliens would not of entered Texas and therefore would not of committed a crime mandating they get housed in a Texas jail.

Perry has always been critical of Obama and insists there aren’t enough troops at the border to keep cross-borders out.  Hence the undocumented in Texas who break the law end up in state jails.  The bill is for fiscal year 2009 and 2010 where Perry claims “Texas jails housed illegal immigrants for the equivalent of more than 8 million days.” 

Texas currently received from the Department of Justice $30.30 per undocumented inmate and Perry says the state’s cost is closer to $45 per inmate.

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Former Mexican President Fox:  ‘Let’s Make Truce with Drug Cartels’

Former Mexican President Fox:  ‘Let’s Make Truce with Drug Cartels’

Photo: Firebombing in Casino Royale in Monterrey

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Former Mexican President Vicente Fox in reaction to the firebombing act of terrorism in Monterrey this week suggested Mexico should think about calling a truce with the drug cartels.

Specifically he is advocating an offer of amnesty in return for peace and non-violence.  In the past the former President advocated for legalizing drugs to remove the financial incentive that motives the drug cartels operating in Mexico.

Crime experts and the current President, Felipe Calderon, do not believe the cartels can be swayed to be anything other than what they are – criminals.  Thursday’s firebombing of the Casino Royale in Monterrey that left at least 53 dead and many injured has outraged the nation and a call for the guilty to be arrested is being heard everywhere.

The government is offering numerous rewards while the country just finished three days of mourning for the victims.  Even some drug cartels are trying to find the culprits and are blaming their rivals for acting as “kidnappers and traitors to the nation.” 

The U.S. Consulate in Mexico is once against reminding U.S. citizens to use caution when traveling in Mexico and to avoid the northern part of the country if possible.  It is not believed any Americans died in the Monterrey firebombing.

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Join us This and Every Sunday At HS-News Open Mic

Join us This and Every Sunday At HS-News Open Mic

Photo: Introducing This Week, From Argentina: Robot Zonda

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Introducing:

From Argentina:
Artist: Robot Zonda
Song:Somático
Band Members: Francisco “KIKO” Mazzeo (Voice-Guitar)
Alejandro Nuñez (Guitar)
Gonzalo Jatar(Drummer)
Juan Pecora (Bass)

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Third Round of Cancer Treatment for Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez

Third Round of Cancer Treatment for Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez

Photo: Hugo Chavez Goes for 3rd Round of Chemo

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While insisting he has no more cancer, Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez is set to start this third round of chemotherapy treatment. 

The leftist leaning President and avowed anti-American imperialist has not disclosed the type of cancer he has been battling since June.  Earlier this month he was in Cuba for his second round of chemotherapy and vowed to seek another Presidential term and stay in power until 2031. 

On state run media Chavez noted: “I say this, and I say it not only with optimism, but also with the faith that the vast majority of us have in the restoration of my health and in the continuation of this battle, a battle for Venezuela.” 

Chavez was not clear on whether this latest round of treatment would be in Cuba where he had his cancerous tumor removed or in Venezuela. 

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Argentina Set to Raise Its Minimum Wage by 25%

Argentina Set to Raise Its Minimum Wage by 25%

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Argentina, under the leadership of President Cristina Fernandez, is set to raise its minimum wage by 25% to approximately $550 per month wages.  The Latin American country already was paying the highest minimum in the region and is living under the highest inflation rates in the region.

The minimum wage increase was the result of a brokered deal between business and union interests.  The unions were actually seeking a 41% increase while business interests only wanted a 18% increase. 

The Minimum Wage Council that actually brokered the deal says the new minimum wage increase will not have scales of implementation and will be effective immediately. 

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SundayAugust 28, 2011