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TuesdayJune 4, 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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We Have NO Leads Says Mexico on 11 Missing Young People

We Have NO Leads Says Mexico on 11 Missing Young People

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Investigators have no leads on the 11 young people who went missing late last month in Mexico City and cannot even confirm that the group was taken by force, Federal District Attorney Rodolfo Rios said.

The young people were led away from the Heavens After bar in Mexico City’s Zona Rosa tourist district by gunmen on May 26, relatives and a young man who managed to escape said.

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Narco News: Police Arrest 9 Cartel Members For Kidnapping Govt. Officials and Media Workers

Narco News: Police Arrest 9 Cartel Members For Kidnapping Govt. Officials and Media Workers

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Nine suspected members of a gang involved in kidnappings, contract hits and extortion rackets were arrested by the Federal Police in La Laguna, a region in the northern Mexican state of Durango, officials said.

The suspects were arrested on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week in Gomez Palacio, a city in Durango.

The men, who are between the ages of 20 and 62, were allegedly involved in attacks on officials and media outlets in La Laguna.

The suspects allegedly staged the kidnapping in early February of employees of the El Siglo de Torreon newspaper and an attack on the Federal Police officers guarding the daily’s offices.

The newspaper employees were later released by the kidnappers.

The La Laguna region, which includes parts of Durango and neighboring Coahuila state, is at the center of a turf war between the Los Zetas and Sinaloa drug cartels, with the Zetas controlling Coahuila’s largest cities, including Saltillo, the state capital, Torreon and Piedras Negras.

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58 Haitian Immigrants Try to Enter U.S. Illegally via Puerto Rico

58 Haitian Immigrants Try to Enter U.S. Illegally via Puerto Rico

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The U.S. Coast Guard and Puerto Rican police detained 58 undocumented Haitians on Tuesday as they tried to enter U.S. territory illegally on the west coast of Puerto Rico.

The Puerto Rico Police Department said in a communique that the Haitians were caught on the small island of Desecheo, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Rincon, a municipality on the west coast of the Caribbean island.

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Cuba’s Community Party Calls for More Women in Military

Cuba’s Community Party Calls for More Women in Military

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The UJC, the youth wing of Cuba’s ruling Communist Party, called for increasing the number of women in military service, the official daily Juventud Rebelde reported Tuesday.

“Eighteen percent of Cubans today are over 60 and the forecasts for an aging of the population by 2030 demand that we reconsider more forcefully the incorporation of women into the Women’s Volunteer Military Service,” UJC First Secretary Yuniasky Crespo said.

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Obama Highlights Strong Ties Between U.S. and Chile

Obama Highlights Strong Ties Between U.S. and Chile

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President Barack Obama hailed Tuesday the “extraordinarily strong” relationship between the United States and Chile.

Thanks to its “embrace of democracy and human rights and a market economy… Chile has become not only a leader in the hemisphere but also a leader in the world,” Obama said after meeting in the Oval Office with Chilean President Sebastian Piñera.

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Fan Injured by Miguel’s Billboard Awards Jump May Sue

Fan Injured by Miguel’s Billboard Awards Jump May Sue

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Last month, an audience member at the Billboard Music Awards was injured when singer Miguel jumped, but accidentally landed on her and another fan.

Now, fan Khyati Shah’s lawyer said she may have brain damage.

Shah’s lawyer, Vip Bhola, told TMZ, “Some of the difficulties she’s experiencing are cognitive in nature and lead to suspicion of a neurological head injury.”

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LATINO BLOTTER: California Man Faces Charges for Painting Crosswalk on Street

LATINO BLOTTER: California Man Faces Charges for Painting Crosswalk on Street

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A California man was recently charged with vandalism for his attempt to make his area safer.

Anthony Cardenas, 52, of Vallejo, Calif. was arrested last week for “vandalizing” a street by painting a crosswalk on it.

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Benicio del Toro Confirmed for Marvel Studio’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

Benicio del Toro Confirmed for Marvel Studio’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

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Though his role is being kept a secret, at least for now, it has been confirmed that Benicio del Toro will play one of the leads in Marvel Studio’s upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy.

Del Toro is joining Zoe Saldana, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close and Chris Pratt on the project.

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Chinese Visting Mexico Surges by 35 Percent

Chinese Visting Mexico Surges by 35 Percent

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Chinese tourist arrivals to Mexico grew 35.1 percent in the first quarter of 2013 over they same period last year, the Tourism Secretariat said Tuesday.

From January to April, “Mexico received 19,635 tourists coming from China,” the secretariat said in a communique.

The favorite destinations of Chinese visitors are Mexico City, Cancun, Tijuana, Guadalajara, Los Cabos, Monterrey and Puerto Vallarta.

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Carlos Slim’s Mexican Mining Operations Shut Down Due to Labor Disputes

Carlos Slim’s Mexican Mining Operations Shut Down Due to Labor Disputes

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Minera Frisco, which is owned by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, said it halted operations at the El Coronel, San Francisco del Oro and Minera Maria mines due to labor problems.

El Coronel is dealing with a labor dispute, while the other two mines have been hit by strikes, Frisco said in a filing with Mexican securities regulators.

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Selena Gomez Releases New Single “Slow Down” (VIDEO)

Selena Gomez Releases New Single “Slow Down” (VIDEO)

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Selena Gomez has released the audio track for her new single “Slow Down” off her upcoming album Stars Dance.

The singer’s new album will be available July 23, just one day after Gomez’ 21st birthday.

Gomez recently revealed she is “gonna actually have a really big party” for her birthday and will try some champagne.

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Sen. Rubio Tells Fox News:  Not Enough Votes to Pass Immigration Reform

Sen. Rubio Tells Fox News:  Not Enough Votes to Pass Immigration Reform

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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Tuesday that the immigration reform bill doesn’t have the necessary votes to avoid a filibuster in the Senate.

“I think even the Democrats would concede that,” he said in response to a question on the Fox News program “Fox and Friends.”

Rubio is a member of the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” senators who drafted the reform bill that was given preliminary approval by the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 21.

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THE VOICE: Sasha Allen Sings “Before He Cheats” for Team Shakira

THE VOICE: Sasha Allen Sings “Before He Cheats” for Team Shakira

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Monday night, Team Shakira’s final singer Sasha Allen sang country star Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats” and Aretha Franklin’s “Ain’t No Way.”

Team Usher’s final singer, Michelle Chamuel also brought down the house with Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble” and the country/pop crossover even paid a visit to Chamuel during rehearsal.

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Spain’s Unemployment Rate Falls for Third Month in a Row

Spain’s Unemployment Rate Falls for Third Month in a Row

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The number of registered unemployed people in Spain fell by 98,265, or 1.97 percent, to 4.89 million in May, marking the third straight month of declines, the Employment and Social Security Ministry said Tuesday.

The number of registered unemployed, however, rose by 176,806, or 3.75 percent, on a year-on-year basis.

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Catholics Must Take a Stand in Support of Walmart Employees

Catholics Must Take a Stand in Support of Walmart Employees

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It would be hard to compete with Pharaoh in the realm of obduracy, but Walmart is giving the old man a run for his money. Like the Israelite brick makers of Exodus Chapters 5-11 Walmart workers, organized as OUR Walmart, are asking for respect—specifically, increasing the flexibility of working hours, moving up to full-time work when possible, and increasing pay to a minimum of $25,000 annually.

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Tortured Bodies of Three out of Eight Missing Community Activists Found in Guerrero, Mexico

Tortured Bodies of Three out of Eight Missing Community Activists Found in Guerrero, Mexico

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The bodies of three of the eight community activists reported missing last week in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero have been found, state officials said.

The activists disappeared after participating in a protest staged last Thursday by Unidad Popular, or UP, to demand fertilizer and public works projects in their communities, press reports said.

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Taco ‘Bout Trouble: Taco Bell Employee Photographed Licking Shells

Taco ‘Bout Trouble: Taco Bell Employee Photographed Licking Shells

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A photo of a Taco Bell employee was recently posted on the restaurant chain’s Facebook page. The photo shows the employee licking a stack of taco shells.

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DAILY MAIL: Penelope Cruz May be Next Bond Girl

DAILY MAIL: Penelope Cruz May be Next Bond Girl

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Penelope Cruz will be the oldest actress to play a “Bond Girl,” according to Britain’s Daily Mail, but the Spanish beauty’s representatives in Madrid refused to either confirm or deny the rumors.

The 39-year-old Cruz, who is pregnant with her second child, will co-star with Daniel Craig in the 24th Bond film, which will be directed by Sam Mendes.

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Nadal Wins French Open Quarterfinal Match on 27th Birthday

Nadal Wins French Open Quarterfinal Match on 27th Birthday

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Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrated his 27th birthday on Monday in style, defeating Japan’s Kei Nishikori 6-4, 6-1, 6-3 to advance to the quarterfinals of the French Open.

“Two days ago, I could only have dreamed of playing like this,” the seven-time French Open champ said.

Nadal’s next opponent will be Switzerland’s Stanislas Wawrinka, who came back to beat France’s Richard Gasquet 6-7 (5-7), 4-6, 6-4, 7-5, 8-6 in a match that went four hours and 16 minutes.

“I have improved a bit, or more than a bit, in everything. I played at a high level, but I have to keep improving,” Nadal said, adding that not being broken by an opponent “is always something positive.”

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TuesdayJune 4, 2013