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TuesdayMay 28, 2013

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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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Ancient Indigenous Camps Dating Back Thousands of Years Found in Mexico

Archaeologists discovered eight temporary camps in the Sierra del Mayor mountains, in the Mexican state of Baja California, that date from 400 to 7,000 years ago, the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said.

In the camps associated with the Cocopah culture were found hundreds of animal bones, some from extinct species, ceramics, stoneware, and places where iron oxide was mined to make pigment for murals and body painting.

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Three-Time World Player Named Real Madrid New Sporting Director

Three-Time World Player Named Real Madrid New Sporting Director

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Zinedine Zidane, a three-time World Player of the Year, is the new sporting director at Real Madrid and will have a major say in personnel decisions, club president Florentino Perez said.

The Blancos had earlier eliminated the sporting director post at the behest of coach Jose Mourinho, who wanted full control over the squad.

But with the Portuguese manager’s departure, management decided to revive the post, Perez told Cadena Ser radio.

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Arizona Hispanics Demand Sheriff Joe Arpaio Resign After Racial Profiling

Arizona Hispanics Demand Sheriff Joe Arpaio Resign After Racial Profiling

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Activists and members of the Arizona Hispanic community on Tuesday came to the offices of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to call for his resignation after a federal judge determined he discriminated against Hispanics.

“The court said that he is guilty of racism, that he had been harassing the Hispanic community illegally, and he, who is a policeman, should recognize that illegal conduct must be punished,” Lilia Alvarez, the director of the Respect/Respeto Arizona organization, told Efe.

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LATINO BLOTTER: Burger King Bandits Foiled When Employee Hides Their Car

LATINO BLOTTER: Burger King Bandits Foiled When Employee Hides Their Car

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A pair of robbers were easily captured by police last week after an employee of the fast food restaurant they were robbing managed to hide their getaway car.

On Thursday, 19-year-old Gabriel Gonzalez and 23-year-old Jeremy Lovitt held up a Stockton, California Burger King. Hoping to steal the money and make a quick getaway, the robbers left their vehicle running just outside the restaurant.

As Gonzalez and Lovitt held the Burger King’s manager and another employee at gunpoint, a third employee was able to sneak out through a back door. Once outside, the employee says he saw the running vehicle and figured it was the robbers’.

Acting quickly, he got in and drove the car around the corner, hiding it from the thieves.

When Gonzalez and Lovitt ran outside and realized their car was now gone, they took off on foot. Shortly after, police were able to catch up to them just a few blocks away.

They were arrested and taken to San Joaquin County Jail. The two have been charged with armed robbery.

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Digital Currency Liberty Reserve Honcho Arrested in Spain on U.S. Warrant for Money Laundering

Digital Currency Liberty Reserve Honcho Arrested in Spain on U.S. Warrant for Money Laundering

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Arthur Budovsky, the founder and CEO of Liberty Reserve SA, was arrested by Spanish police at Madrid’s Barajas International Airport in conjunction with a U.S. indictment of the firm for money laundering.

Budovsky was arrested along with his top deputy.

Liberty Reserve is estimated to have made more than 55 million transactions worldwide in the last seven years.

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U.S. Embassy Personnel Injured at Shooting at Venezuela Nightclub

U.S. Embassy Personnel Injured at Shooting at Venezuela Nightclub

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The U.S. State Department confirmed Tuesday that two officials at its embassy in Venezuela were hospitalized after they were wounded in a shooting incident at a Caracas social club.

“Two members of the U.S. Embassy in Caracas were injured during an incident early this morning,” department spokesman William Ostick said.

“Medical staff inform us that their injuries do not appear to be life-threatening. Embassy security and health unit personnel are at the hospital and have been in touch with the two individuals and their families,” he said.

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THE VOICE: Michelle Sings Bruno’s “Grenade,” Sasha Takes on Usher’s “Without You” (VIDEO)

THE VOICE: Michelle Sings Bruno’s “Grenade,” Sasha Takes on Usher’s  “Without You” (VIDEO)

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Monday night’s live performances proved that the singers are giving everything they have to become the next winner of NBC’s The Voice.

She may have a tiny frame, but Michelle Chamuel, the only remaining singer on Team Usher, has a big voice. On Monday, Chamuel put her own twist on Bruno Mars’ “Grenade,” and continued to impress both the coaches and the audience. Since opening up with her rendition of “True Colors” a few weeks ago, Chamuel has really worked to stay connected to her audience and true to herself.

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First Artifical Heart Implant Surgery Performed in Latin America

First Artifical Heart Implant Surgery Performed in Latin America

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A 68-year-old Mexican man has undergone the first successful permanent implantation of an artificial heart in Latin America, the Mexican Social Security Institute, or IMSS, said.

Jose Salvador Perez Yañez had the heart surgery performed by specialists from the IMSS’s Hospital de Cardiologia del Centro Medico Nacional Siglo XXI in Mexico City.

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Colombian Govt and FARC Reach Agreement on First Stage of Peace Talks

Colombian Govt and FARC Reach Agreement on First Stage of Peace Talks

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The Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas announced here Sunday that they have reached an agreement on the issue of land, the first point on the agenda created for the peace talks they are pursuing in the Cuban capital.

The agreement was made public in a formal ceremony at the Conventions Palace in Havana in the presence of negotiators from the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, as well as representatives of the talks’ guarantor nations of Cuba and Norway and observer states Venezuela and Chile.

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Seat Beat Extenders, Shoelaces Help Restrain Passenger Attempting to Open Plane Door

Seat Beat Extenders, Shoelaces Help Restrain Passenger Attempting to Open Plane Door

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A man by the name of Alexander Michael Herrera was arrested after attempting to open an airplane door mid-flight on Monday.

According to authorities, as Alaska Airlines flight began its decent into Portland, Oregon, Herrera, 23, began making “unusual statements” and tried to open the plane’s door.

Some of the 137 passengers aboard the flight reportedly tackled Herrera and held him down until members of the flight crew were able to restrain him with shoelaces and seat beat extenders.

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LATINO BLOTTER: Man Shoots Daughters, Kills Self - Grandkids Still in House

LATINO BLOTTER: Man Shoots Daughters, Kills Self  - Grandkids Still in House

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California authorities have confirmed that three children were home when their grandfather opened fire on his adult daughters over the holiday weekend.

On Monday, 63-year-old Anthony Alvarez killed himself after shooting his two daughters, killing one and critically injuring the other.

His 8-year-old granddaughter called police after hearing gunshots in the Orosi, Calif. home.

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Glee’s Samuel Larson Chops Off Signature Dreadlocks

Glee’s Samuel Larson Chops Off Signature Dreadlocks

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This weekend, “Glee” actor Samuel Larsen revealed he chopped off his signature locks.

Born, Samuel Peter Acosta Larsen to a Mexican mother and Danish father, the 21-year-old singe-actor won the Oxygen network’s “The Glee Project” along with Damien McGinty in 2011.

 


ImageLarsen made his first appearance on Fox’s “Glee” in season three as Joe Hart, the formerly home-schooled ever-so-kind Christian with dreadlocks and gorgeous eyes.

Though winning “The Glee Project” ensured Larsen a 7-episode arch, he went on to appear in 10 episodes of season three, and 12 episodes of season four.

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Alfonso Portillo, Former Guatemalan President Extradited to U.S., Money Laundering Charges

Alfonso Portillo, Former Guatemalan President Extradited to U.S., Money Laundering Charges

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DEA officials today announced the extradition of Alfonso Portillo, the former President of Guatemala, who is charged with conspiring to launder millions of dollars he embezzled from the Government of Guatemala through bank accounts located in the United States.

Portillo arrived in New York last Friday after fighting his extradition for three years.  He is alleged to have used million of dollars intended for Guatemala for his own use and laundered those funds in U.S. banks

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Latinos Love “Fast & Furious 6,” Help Film Open with $120M in US

Latinos Love “Fast & Furious  6,” Help Film Open with $120M in US

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With an estimated 32 percent of its viewership being Latinos, “Fast & Furious 6” had an impressive opening weekend.

Bringing in $120 million, “Fast & Furious 6”, the latest in the fast-car franchise, the film was a big chunk of the now record-breaking Memorial Day weekend at the box office.

Coming in a distance second was another franchise film “The Hangover Part III” with $51 million. Third was “Star Trek Into Darkness” ($47 million in its second weekend), while Fox’s animated feature “Epic"nabbed $41 million in it opening weekend. “Iron Man 3” is still going strong, bringing in $24 million in its fourth week.

With one of the most diverse casts, “Fast & Furious 6” was not just a big hit with Latino audiences. According to The Wrap:

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4.5 Million Buenos Aires Students Have No Classes as Teachers Strike

4.5 Million Buenos Aires Students Have No Classes as Teachers Strike

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Teachers in Argentina’s richest and most-populous province on Monday began a two-day strike to demand pay hikes, leaving some 4.5 million students with no classes.

The new job action was launched despite the fact that the Buenos Aires provincial government had warned it would dock the teachers’ pay for the days they did not work.

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What Makes J Lo Mobile Phones So Latino?

What Makes J Lo Mobile Phones So Latino?

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Have you heard Jennifer Lopez is trying to sell you something again – no it’s not another pair of tiger print stretch pants THANK GOD - it’s mobile phones in partnership with Verizon.

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BRAZIL: Media Mogul Roberto Civita Dies at 76

BRAZIL: Media Mogul Roberto Civita Dies at 76

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Roberto Civita, chief of the Brazilian media conglomerate Abril and creator of the prestigious newsweekly Veja, has died, his company said Monday. He was 76.

The mogul died of multiple organ failure at the Sirio Libanes Hospital in Sao Paulo, where he has been under treatment since February for an abdominal aneurysm.

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Brazil’s Neymar Now Officially Heading to FC Barcelona

Brazil’s Neymar Now Officially Heading to FC Barcelona

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Brazilian striker Neymar made his move to FC Barcelona official on Monday, signing the papers for his transfer from Brazil’s Santos FC to this year’s Spanish champion.

Next on the agenda is a visit to the office of Barça club president Sandro Rosell, where the 21-year-old standout will ink a five-year deal.

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TuesdayMay 28, 2013