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SaturdayJune 8, 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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JUST IN: Chicago Blackhawks Heading to Stanley Cup Finals Against Bruins

JUST IN: Chicago Blackhawks Heading to Stanley Cup Finals Against Bruins

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The Chicago Blackhawks have advanced to the Stanley Cup finals after a double overtime 4-3 win against the Los Angeles Kings.

The Blackhawks will face the Boston Bruins after winning Game 5 of the Western Conference championship thanks to Patrick Kane’s third goal of the game during the second overtime period. 

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Mexican President Stresses Need to Modernize Pemex

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto reaffirmed his commitment to maintain Petroleos Mexicanos as a state-owned company, but also stressed the need to modernize and transform the world’s No. 5 oil producer.

“If we want to meet and surpass the challenges of the 21st century, we can’t continue operating with frameworks and methods from last century,” the head of state said in a speech in the western city of Mazatlan.

Pemex employs some 160,000 people and the taxes it pays account for roughly 40 percent of Mexico’s national budget.

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Jose Canseco Finally Wins One:  Cleared in Rape Investigation

Jose Canseco Finally Wins One:  Cleared in Rape Investigation

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Jose Canseco has needed a break for some time, a break from his poor judgment and failed efforts to rehabilitate his image and now he might of just finally won one.

Las Vegas authorities have just announced Canseco, 48, has been cleared of sexual assault.  Last month Canseco announced via Twitter that he was being accused of drugging and raping a woman.  In a very criticized move Canseco revealed the name of his accuser and posted a picture of her and identified her as a fitness model.

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Shining Path Guerrilla Leader Sentenced to Life in Prison in Peru

Shining Path Guerrilla Leader Sentenced to Life in Prison in Peru

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A court sentenced the last of Peru’s original Shining Path guerrilla leaders, Florindo Flores Hala, known as “Comrade Artemio,” to life in prison.

The panel of judges, which convicted the defendant on charges of terrorism, drug trafficking and money laundering, also ordered him to pay a fine of 500 million soles (some $185 million) in civil damages to the government.

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GOP’S Newest Hispanic Outreach Idea: Deport Them

GOP’S Newest Hispanic Outreach Idea: Deport Them

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This week to a chorus of boos House Republicans voted 224-201 to approve an amendment, authored by Rep. Steve King (R-IA), that defunds the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The amendment undermines Homeland Security’s ability to defer deporting undocumented immigrant youth. 

Only six Republicans voted against the measure that seeks to end Obama’s two-year moratorium on deportations while immigration reform is being debated.

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Archaeologists Say 400 Animal Species Were Offered to Gods in Tenochtitlan

Archaeologists Say 400 Animal Species Were Offered to Gods in Tenochtitlan

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Mexican archaeologists have identified more than 400 animal species in some 60 offerings made to the gods at the Great Temple of Tenochtitlan, now Mexico City, including molluscs, fish, birds, reptiles and mammals, the National Institute of Anthropology and History, or INAH, said.

The scientists have recovered, “for example, fish from coral reefs in the Atlantic Ocean, reptiles including crocodiles, snakes and turtles, as well as birds like toucans and quetzals, and large mammals from the tropics like the jaguar,” INAH biologist Norma Valentin Maldonado said Friday.

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BLOG DEL NARCO: Baby Faced Brute Arrested as Ringleader of Vicious Kidnapping Ring (VIDEO)

BLOG DEL NARCO: Baby Faced Brute Arrested as Ringleader of Vicious Kidnapping Ring  (VIDEO)

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Mexican officials in Aguascalientes, Mexico have confirmed the capture and arrest of Jose Omar Esquivel Romero – also known as “El Canario” or “El Guero”.

“El Guero”, 23, is thought to be the leader of a vicious kidnapping ring operating out of Mexico City. 


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New York City Welcomes Spanish Fashion

New York City Welcomes Spanish Fashion

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The Spanish SoHo Mile once again put the New York City spotlight back on the Iberian nation’s fashion industry, whose stores are increasingly numerous in that neighborhood of Lower Manhattan.

Camper, Mango, Uno de 50, Tous, Beiñ and Tierra were the brands that participated in the eighth edition of the fashion event, in which discounts of up to 20 percent, cava (sparkling wine), wine, tapas and DJs drew the customers and curiosity seekers Thursday evening.

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Cleveland Indian’s Chris Perez & Wife Face Narco Possession Charges

Cleveland Indian’s Chris Perez & Wife Face Narco Possession Charges

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Cleveland Indian’s relief pitcher Chris Perez, and his wife Melanie, 29, have been charged with misdemeanor drug charges, which indicates the possession of low-levels of pot.

The 27-year-old closer was found out after several “pot-smelling” parcels were flagged at the local Ohio post office in Rocky River where Perez lives with his wife and children. 

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Mexican: No Concessions Given to China for Trade Accords

Mexican: No Concessions Given to China for Trade Accords

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A senior Mexican trade official said agreements with China to bolster bilateral relations, open the Asian giant’s market to certain Mexican products and resolve trade disputes were reached without “any concessions or compensation.”

Deputy Foreign Trade Secretary Francisco de Rosenzweig said in a press conference that during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s official visit to Mexico, which began Tuesday and ended Thursday, progress made in three trade sectors.

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Illinois Dream Fund To Give $100,000 in Scholarships to Undocumented

Illinois Dream Fund To Give $100,000 in Scholarships to Undocumented

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The privately financed Illinois Dream Fund announced Friday the awarding of the first college scholarships, for a total of $100,000, to undocumented immigrants who have been accepted to universities in the state.

The roughly 30 recipients were chosen by a selection committee that reviewed more than 1,000 applications, the fund’s president Tanya Cabrera told Efe.

“We’re helping a group of future leaders and to do that we must strengthen and expand financially their access to higher education,” she said.

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Shakira is a GENIUS says MENSA with 140 IQ

Shakira is a GENIUS says MENSA with 140 IQ

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Everyone who has followed Shakira’s career, her rise from Barranquilla, Colombia club singer to cross-over international superstar, assumes she’s got some brains.  Now its official not only is Shakira, 36, smart she is a certified genius.

The Voice judge according to MENSA International has a 140 IQ – any IQ over 139 puts you in the genius club.

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U.S. Gov’t Sanctions Significant Members of MS-13 Gang

U.S. Gov’t Sanctions Significant Members of MS-13 Gang

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The U.S. Department of the Treasury with the assistance of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), designated six members of the notorious El Salvadoran gang Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) Wednesday, pursuant to Executive Order, which targets transnational criminal organizations (TCOs) and their supporters.

These actions are part of the Treasury Department’s ongoing efforts to target the leadership of global criminal organizations, including MS-13, which threaten innocent people and legitimate business around the world, including in the United States. In October 2012, MS-13 became the first transnational criminal street gang to be designated by Treasury as a TCO.

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FC Barcelona Doctors Give “Okay” to Messi for World Cup Qualifiers

FC Barcelona Doctors Give “Okay” to Messi for World Cup Qualifiers

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FC Barcelona’s team doctors on Friday gave striker Leo Messi the all-clear to play in the Argentine national squad’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

Messi injured his hamstring in an April 2 Champions League quarterfinal match against Paris Saint-Germain.

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1.4 Million Latino Voters Are Not Asleep

1.4 Million Latino Voters Are Not Asleep

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By Victor Landa, NewsTaco

1.4 million more Latinos voted in the 2012 presidential election than in 2008. The number seems to be lost in the latest round of national political speculation.

The U.S. Census Bureau issued a report last month that started all the conjecture: The Diversifying Electorate – Voting Rates by Race and Hispanic Origin

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Eva Longoria’s “Devious Maids” Gets Ready for Premiere

Eva Longoria’s “Devious Maids” Gets Ready for Premiere

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Actress Eva Longoria is executive producer of “Devious Maids,” the Lifetime TV series about Hispanic domestic help working in Beverly Hills.

The series, to premiere June 23, starts with a mysterious murder.

Dania Ramirez, Roselyn Sanchez, Ana Ortiz, Edy Ganem and Judy Reyes are the five stars of the series, in which Longoria avails herself of Marc Cherry, producer of “Desperate Housewives.”

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Luis Miguel’s Daughter Michelle Salas Happy with Modeling Career

Luis Miguel’s Daughter Michelle Salas Happy with Modeling Career

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Model Michelle Salas, daughter of Mexican singer Luis Miguel, said in the cover story of the latest People en Español magazine that she’s happy with her career and her economic independence.

Wearing a glittery gold dress and with her hair flowing loose, the cover girl told the magazine that modeling and her blog, in which she offers fashion tips, have not only helped her make a name for herself professionally, but also provide income that finances the independence every girl her age longs for.

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Puerto Rico’s Eduardo Lalo Wins Literary Award in Venezuela

Puerto Rico’s Eduardo Lalo Wins Literary Award in Venezuela

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Puerto Rican author Eduardo Lalo was named Thursday as the winner of Venezuela’s Romulo Gallegos International Novel Prize for “Simone.”

Lalo beat out 10 other finalists in the last round of this prestigious literary contest, two years after Argentine author Ricardo Piglia took top honors for “Blanco Nocturno.”

“Different historical, social, cultural and aesthetic expressions of the contemporary situation” are woven into the winning novel’s plot, the jury, which selected Lalo by unanimous vote, said in a statement.

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Chinese President Praises Latin America

Chinese President Praises Latin America

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Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a message of praise to the countries of Latin America and hailed the promising moment they are enjoying in their relations with Beijing.

“In today’s world, Latin America and Asia are two dynamic regions that have great potential for ... future development,” he said in a speech to Mexican lawmakers.

Xi, who arrived in Mexico on Tuesday on an official visit, called Latin America a region “full of dynamism and hope.”

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19th Century Shipwreck Located Off Of Mexico

19th Century Shipwreck Located Off Of Mexico

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Mexican marine archaeologists have located the wreck of the 19th-century British ship HMS Forth, which sank off the Yucatan Peninsula 164 years ago, the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said.

The ship, which belonged to the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, sank after hitting the Alacranes reef.

HMS Forth went down on the night of Jan. 14, 1849, while sailing to Bermuda.

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Chile has Most Broadband Connections in LatAm, Argentina No. 2

Chile has Most Broadband Connections in LatAm, Argentina No. 2

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Chile has the highest 2-megabyte broadband Internet penetration rate for landline and mobile connections in Latin America, a report released in Bogota said.

Chile is the leader in broadband landline connections, with an 11.3 percent penetration rate as of Dec. 31, 2012, the report, “Barometro Cisco de banda ancha 2.0,” said.

Argentina, with a 7.5 percent penetration rate, is No. 2, followed by Brazil, with a 5.6 percent rate; and Colombia, with a 4.1 percent penetration rate.

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SaturdayJune 8, 2013