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WednesdayMay 22, 2013

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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Sergio Garcia vs. Tiger Woods: Was Garcia’s Fried Chicken Comment Racist?

Sergio Garcia vs. Tiger Woods: Was Garcia’s Fried Chicken Comment Racist?

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Golfer Sergio Garcia issued an apology Wednesday after making a potential racist comment towards long-time rival Tiger Woods.

For more than a decade, Garcia and Woods have butt heads, with Garcia most recently claiming after the Players Championship two weeks ago that Woods distracted him during a swing by pulling a club out of his bag. Woods responded on Twitter by saying, “Not really surprising that he’s complaining about something.”

Still, while the feud had been going on for years, one of Garcia’s comments this week crossed a line.

At the European Tour’s player’s award gala, Sergio was asked by a reporter if he would have Woods around for dinner during the U.S. Open, to which he replied, “We will have him ‘round every night,” adding, “We well serve fried chicken.”

Despite their intensified bickering over the last two weeks, Sergio’s comments riled up many. After his comments had already started making headlines, Garcia issued the following statement though the European tour:

I apologize for any offense that may have been caused by my comment on stage during The European Tour Players’ Awards dinner. I answered a question that was clearly made towards me as a joke with a silly remark, but in no way was the comment meant in a racist manner.

Woods later tweeted:

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Jose Canseco Accused of Rape, Announces it on Twitter

Jose Canseco Accused of Rape, Announces it on Twitter

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On Wednesday, former baseball major leaguer Jose Canseco announced on Twitter that he was being accused of rape.

In a series of tweets, Canseco revealed the Las Vegas Police had been to his home to inform him a woman had accused him of drugging and raping her.

Canseco’s tweets, most of which have been deleted, after speaking with police:

*Note: we will not publish the names of any alleged rape victims

Breaking news this is a first folks las vegas police was just at my house i have been charged with rape by [alleged victim] from las vegas.

All media welcome to this drama filled event. Did i rape [WOMAN’S NAME] or is she lieing (sic). Stay tuned to another day in the life of jose canseco

[She] told the police that i druged (sic) her and then raped her. hmmmmm. lets find out what really happened.

Lets play truth or dare. I dare [her] to tell the truth.

Truth or dare. I dare u to take a polygragh on national tv.i will take one

Canseco also posted a photo of a woman in a bikini, the accuser’s apparent phone number, and her work address.

Las Vegas police have confirmed Canseco is a person of interest in the case, but said he has not been formally charged.

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More Americans Killed in Mexico Than Any Other Non-U.S. Country

More Americans Killed in Mexico Than Any Other Non-U.S. Country

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According to an analysis by the Agence France Press (AFP), more Americans have been murdered in Mexico than in any other country outside the U.S.

Studying statistics from the U.S. State Department, AFP found that between October 2002 and December 2012, 648 American citizens were murdered in Mexico, representing more than 40 percent of the American murder victims from around the world. Just over 500 Americans were killed between 2006 to 2012 alone.

According to the figures was Tijuana was the most dangerous for Americans, with 130 murdered in that time span. This is more than Ciudad Juarez, which had 120. Nuevo Laredo came in third. Each of these cities is known for having drug cartel activity.

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Blog del Narco -Michoacan Calls Military in to Stop Cartel Violence

Blog del Narco -Michoacan Calls Military in to Stop Cartel Violence

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Army troops are being deployed in Michoacan to restore order in the western Mexican state, which has been rocked by a wave of drug-related violence, federal officials said.

The operation, which is being mounted by federal security forces under a unified command, will continue until order is restored in the region and state authorities can take over law enforcement duties from federal forces, Government Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio said.

The government will not make “a pact or a truce with crime,” Osorio said in a press conference Tuesday in Morelia, the capital of Michoacan.

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Top 5 Restaurants in Latin America

Top 5 Restaurants in Latin America

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Every year the Diners Club World’s 50 Best Restaurants evaluates restaurants ranging from Hong Kong to Sao Paulo.

Tallying the votes of nearly 800 dining experts, five Latin American restaurants were chosen in the 50 best restaurants in the world.

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THE VOICE: Team Shakira Loses Singer, 1 Remains

THE VOICE: Team Shakira Loses Singer, 1 Remains

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On Tuesday, after Oklahoma native Blake Shelton and his wife Miranda Lambert sang “Over You” in tribute to the victims of the devastating tornado in the coach’s home state, two contestants her eliminated.

Taking the number of singers down to just eight, Team Shakira and Team Usher each lost a singer.

Usher’s Josiah Hawley was sent home along with Shakira’s Kris Thomas.

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Manager of Malaga CF Manuel Pellegrini to Leave Club after Three-Years

Coach Manuel Pellegrini said Wednesday that he will be leaving Malaga CF after the end of the current La Liga season, but gave no hint of where he will go after his successful three-year stint with the Spanish club.

“Sunday will be my last match at La Rosaleda (the club’s stadium) and will be very exciting for me,” Pellegrini said after receiving an award from the provincial government.

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Animapocalypse Continues: Dead Dolphins, Sea Lions Found on Peru Beaches

Animapocalypse Continues: Dead Dolphins, Sea Lions Found on Peru Beaches

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The “animapocalypse” continues, as a number of dead dolphins and sea lions have been found dead on the beaches of northern Peru.

According to local reports, the body of at least three dolphins washed up on Puerto Eten beach last week, and those of eight sea lions were found along various nearby beaches over the last two weeks.

Francisco Ñiquen, head of Lambayeque’s Fishermens Association, believes the dolphins are dying due to “the sound waves that are being generated by a company in the maritime boundary of La Libertad and Lambayeque.”

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Customs Uncovers Stashed Marijuana Worth $1 Million at Arizona Border

Customs Uncovers Stashed Marijuana Worth $1 Million at Arizona Border

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More than one ton of marijuana hidden in a truck entering the United States from Mexico was seized at the port of entry in Nogales, Arizona, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, or CBP, said.

An unidentified 44-year-old Mexican citizen was arrested last Friday at the Mariposa Land Port of Entry, CBP said.

The man allegedly tried to smuggle more than 908 kilos (2,000 pounds) of marijuana into the United States.

Customs agents using an X-ray machine detected the pot hidden in bags of coal.

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Which Countries are More Ethnically Diverse in Latin America?

Which Countries are More Ethnically Diverse in Latin America?

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The Washington Post recently shared a global map depicting the most ethnically diverse and the more ethnically homogeneous.

Interestingly, the United States fell right in the middle, along with Venezuela and Nicaragua.

Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia scored relatively high for their diversity.

While Uruguay and Argentina were ranked relatively low, Chile and Paraguay were categorized as the lowest.  Meaning they are more ethnically homogeneous.

Check out the Washington Post’s diversity map below.

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Demi Lovato Yells to Ben Stiller in NYC - “Buy My Album”

Demi Lovato Yells to Ben Stiller in NYC - “Buy My Album”

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Demi Lovato was riding through New York City recently as a friend recorded her hilariously shouting from the back on an SUV.

Demi even spotted Ben Stiller on the street and yelled, “Ben Stiller, buy my new album on iTunes! It’s out now… it’ll give you a heart attack!”

Laughing, the singer turned back to her friends: F*ck yeah!

Demi’s self-titled album was released earlier this month by Hollywood Records. Her first single “Heart Attack,” debuted at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100, and has become the second highest charting single of her career.

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WATCH: Costa Rica’s Turrialba Volcano Roar (VIDEO)

WATCH: Costa Rica’s Turrialba Volcano Roar (VIDEO)

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WATCH as Costa Rica’s Turrialba Volcano roars to life early Tuesday morning which has resulted in more than 160 mini-earthquakes, according to the Observatorio Vulcanologico.

Costa Rican authorities are reporting the 10,919 foot-high volcano spewed a 2.5 mile-high ash cloud around 8:30 a.m. yesterday.  Prior to the eruption the volcano was releasing water vapor for several hours. 

The volcano has three well-defined craters that are all being carefully monitored for further activity.  The last major eruption occurred in 1866 but the volcano is considered active with minor but regular activity.


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New LAX Terminal Pavilion to be Named after Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

New LAX Terminal Pavilion to be Named after Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

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Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has received an early retirement gift – the naming of a portion of the new international terminal at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

The 60-year-old Mexican-American mayor will leave office next month after serving as Mayor since 2005.  He is the third Mexican-American mayor of the second-largest city in America.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Working in the Shadows

According to the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), more than half of workers in Latin America and the Caribbean work in the informal economy.

These workers don’t pay taxes, and tax policy encourages firms to remain small and unproductive.

Check out the IDB’s infographic depicting this statistic.

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Labor Dept Provides $9 Million in Funding to Reduce Child Labor in Colombia

Labor Dept Provides $9 Million in Funding to Reduce Child Labor in Colombia

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The U.S. Department of Labor has announced it is providing $9 million in grant funding to help reduce child labor in Colombian mines.

The Labor Department noted that thousands of children work in Colombia’s mining industry thereby exposed to injuries, toxic environments and explosions.  Colombian non-government organizations and child advocacy organizations are invited to apply to receive funding support from the $9 million in grants available.

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Mexico’s Liga MX to Relocate Jaguares de Chiapas to Queretaro

The Mexican soccer federation and Liga MX management have approved the move of the Jaguares de Chiapas club to the central city of Queretaro.

The idea originated with the owners of Queretaro’s existing Liga MX team, which was relegated at the end of the just-completed season.

The Queretaro ownership group, led by businessman Amando Yañez, said Tuesday that the man hired last month to manage the now-relegated squad, Ignacio Ambriz, will stay on as coach of the transplanted Jaguares.

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HISPANIC HEALTH:  Hispanics More Likely than Others to Seek Early Treatment for Lung Cancer

HISPANIC HEALTH:  Hispanics More Likely than Others to Seek Early Treatment for Lung Cancer

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A new large scale 10-year study on the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer shows there are racial disparities on which patients undergo surgery as early treatment with Hispanics leading the way.

The study looked at 1.2 million patients diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer from 2000-2010.  The American Cancer Society notes that 90 percent of all lung cancers are non-small cell cancer.

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US Airline SkyWest Buys 40 Jets from Brazil’s Embraer

US Airline SkyWest Buys 40 Jets from Brazil’s Embraer

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Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer said Tuesday it reached a deal to sell 40 E175 passenger jets to U.S. airline SkyWest for nearly $1.7 billion.

The planes have a seating capacity of up to 76 passengers.

An additional 60 orders are subject to SkyWest being awarded contracts with major U.S. airline partners, while the agreement also includes options for 100 other E175s, meaning the deal could eventually comprise up to 200 jets, Embraer said in a press release.

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Puerto Rico Arrests Teacher, Prison Guard After Discovering Kiddie Porn

Puerto Rico Arrests Teacher, Prison Guard After Discovering Kiddie Porn

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A teacher and a prison guard were arrested by federal authorities in Puerto Rico in separate cases of child pornography, the U.S. attorney in San Juan, Rosa Emilia Rodriguez, announced Tuesday.

She said in a statement that educator Rigel Colon Cruzado was arrested on Monday after investigators discovered that he had been having sexually-oriented conversations with a 12-year-old girl.

Rodriguez said that the investigation revealed that the girl was one of the seventh-grade students of Colon Cruzado, a physical education instructor.

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Pope Names Valdez Torres Bishop of Ensenada, Mexico

Pope Names Valdez Torres Bishop of Ensenada, Mexico

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Pope Francis has named Rafael Valdez Torres, who has been serving as pastor and rector of the Shrine of Our Lord of the Miracles in San Juan Nuevo, to be the new bishop of Ensenada, Mexico, the Vatican press office said Tuesday.

Valdez Torres, who was born on Nov. 4, 1959, in Santiago Tangamandapio, was ordained on Feb. 9, 1985.

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WednesdayMay 22, 2013