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FridayJune 14, 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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Blog del Narco: Sinalo Cartel Alive and Well in Ecuador

Blog del Narco: Sinalo Cartel Alive and Well in Ecuador

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In a town known as The Junction in Ecuador, a captain in the army -Telmo Castro Donoso, was arrested for ties to the Sinaloa Cartel.

At Los Rios, also a local area, a woman was found stabbed to death.  Cops found paper with a “narcomessage” reading “All toads must die, nobody messes with the Sinaloa Cartel.”

This past Friday Ecuadorian police intercepted a plane with 300 kilos of cocaine hydrochloride, at The Junction. They arrested 10 people 2 Mexican and 7 Ecuadorian and a Colombian. Ecuadorian authorities now fear that if a war breaks out between the drug cartels it will be a serious risk to society. They are struggling to find a strategy to stop the advance the Sinaloa Cartel.
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Jellyfish Force Australian Swimmer to Abandon Cuba to Key West Swim

Jellyfish Force Australian Swimmer to Abandon Cuba to Key West Swim

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Australian Chloe McCardel is recovering Thursday in Florida from jellyfish stings that forced her to abandon her attempt to become the first person to swim from Havana to Key West without a shark cage.

“Chloe McCardel and her team have safely returned to Key West in Florida after her attempt to swim from Cuba to the U.S. was ended by severe and debilitating jellyfish stings,” according to a statement Thursday on the swimmer’s Facebook page.

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NELSON BALIDO:  Border Exit System a Worthy Goal, but Steep Challenges Exist

NELSON BALIDO:  Border Exit System a Worthy Goal, but Steep Challenges Exist

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As the full U.S. Senate prepares to debate the byproduct of the Judiciary Committee’s bipartisan attempt to overhaul our country’s immigration system, one maxim should guide its work: do no harm.

Lawmakers should be especially sensitive to calls to install an exit control system at our land border crossings with Canada and Mexico. At first blush a system to record departures just as we do entrances seems like a no-brainer, but the implementation of such a checkout system is fraught with pitfalls.

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Mayoral Candidate in Chihuahua Found Murdered, Body Thrown on Road

Mayoral Candidate in Chihuahua Found Murdered, Body Thrown on Road

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The body of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, candidate for mayor of Guadalupe y Calvo, a city in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua, was found on a dirt road, officials said.

Jaime Orozco Madrigal’s body was discovered Wednesday on a road that leads to Guadalupe y Calvo, Chihuahua Gov. Cesar Duarte said in a press conference.

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Julian Assange and Calle 13’s Residente Write Song Together

Julian Assange and Calle 13’s Residente Write Song Together

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Calle 13 rapper Residente had a new, rather interesting, writing partner this week.

The Puerto Rican rapper, born René Pérez Joglar, teamed up with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

The two collaborated during a song-writing session on Thursday and Residente asked his nearly five million Twitter followers to send in ideas during their time together.

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Police Continue Investigation After Woman Dies from Butt Injections

Police Continue Investigation After Woman Dies from Butt Injections

Photo: Suyima Torres died after butt injections

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Police are still investigating the death of a 28-year-old Miami woman who died after receiving two implants in her butt.

Suyima Torres went to a beauty clinic in a West Miami-Dade strip mall called Cuerpos Health and Aesthetics LLC in April 2013 to receive a series of butt-enhancement injections.

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Manuel Pellegrini Confirmed as New Manchester City Manager

Manuel Pellegrini Confirmed as New Manchester City Manager

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Manchester City announced Friday the signing of Manuel Pellegrini to a three-year contract as manager of the Premier League club.

The 59-year-old Chilean had been seen as the leading candidate to replace Roberto Mancini, who was fired last month after the defending champion Citizens finished second in the Premier League and were upset by lowly Wigan in the FA Cup final.

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June 14: It’s Friday! Let’s Head to the Movies

June 14: It’s Friday! Let’s Head to the Movies

Photo: In theaters today: This Is The End, Man of Steel -- Coming soon: World War Z

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Now that the weekend is finally upon us, let’s take a look at what’s opening in theaters.

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Chinese Firm Gets OK to Develop Canal in Nicaragua

Chinese Firm Gets OK to Develop Canal in Nicaragua

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Nicaraguan lawmakers passed two bills that give a Chinese company an up to 100-year concession to build and operate an inter-oceanic canal, despite protests by opponents who called President Daniel Ortega a “traitor.”

In a marathon session Thursday, Nicaragua’s Sandinista-controlled unicameral legislature approved the awarding of a 50-year concession - renewable for another 50 years - to Hong Kong-based HK Nicaragua Canal Development Investment Co. Limited (HKND Group).

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Former Argentine President Sentenced For Illegal Arms Sales

Former Argentine President Sentenced For Illegal Arms Sales

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An Argentine court on Thursday sentenced former President Carlos Menem to seven years in prison for illegal foreign arms sales during his 1989-1999 tenure.

Menem, who is a senator, can appeal to the Supreme Court.

The judges asked the Senate to revoke Menem’s legislative immunity.

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Selena Gomez’s Mother Welcomes Baby Girl!

Selena Gomez’s Mother Welcomes Baby Girl!

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Selena Gomez’s mother reportedly gave birth to a baby girl on Thursday.

The former Disney sweetheart casually revealed her mother, Mandy Cornett, was pregnant via a Mother’s Day photo in which she had her hands placed over her mother’s stomach.

Cornett and husband Brian Teefey have now given the “Come & Get It” singer her first sibling, after suffering a tragic miscarriage in 2011. The couple have been married since 2006.

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Woes Sap Hopes Behind Brazil Sport Extravaganzas

Woes Sap Hopes Behind Brazil Sport Extravaganzas

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All but diehard fans of international soccer could be forgiven for not knowing, much less caring, about the Confederations Cup, a two-week tournament that kicks off in Brazil on Saturday.

For 200 million Brazilians, though, the competition is the first in a series of big events that will say a lot about their country, their first-world ambitions and the government’s ability, amid fading confidence in Latin America’s biggest economy, to deliver on the promise of a Brazil transformed.

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Pedro Almodovar’s “I’m So Excited” Opens LA Film Fest with a Laugh

Pedro Almodovar’s “I’m So Excited” Opens LA Film Fest with a Laugh

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Pedro Almodovar and three stars of “I’m So Excited!” - Blanca Suarez, Miguel Angel Silvestre and Javier Camara - brought Spanish glamor to the opening night of the Los Angeles Film Festival with their latest movie.

The filmmaker from Spain’s La Mancha region, who noted that he has always been treated with great affection in Los Angeles, told Efe Thursday night on the event’s red carpet that the best way to connect with an American audience is to get people laughing from the start of the film.

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Puerto Rican House of Representatives Approves Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented

Puerto Rican House of Representatives Approves Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented

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The Puerto Rico House of Representatives has approved granting driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants and the island’s Senate is expected to follow suit.

The president of the Integracion Dominicana organization, Rolando Acosta, told Efe on Thursday that at least 10,000 Dominicans will benefit from the measure, which he called “historic.”

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Bruno Mars Releases Video for “Treasure” - Check it Out!

Bruno Mars Releases Video for “Treasure” - Check it Out!

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The video for one of the summer’s hottest songs was released today.

Bruno Mars’ “Treasure” video was released Friday morning and it looks like he’s sticking to the theme of old 70s videos (see “When I Was Your Man”)

The video was directed by Cameron Duddy and Mars.

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Senate Halts GOP Immigration Amendment

Senate Halts GOP Immigration Amendment

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The U.S. Senate on Thursday rejected a Republican amendment demanding “effective control” of the southern border before allowing the immigration status of the undocumented population to be legalized.

Senators voted 57-43 against the amendment offered by Iowa’s Charles Grassley, a measure critics said could have torpedoed the fragile agreement that produced the bipartisan immigration bill the chamber is now debating.

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Blog del Narco: Second Message Left Threatening Prostitutes in Chihuahua

Blog del Narco: Second Message Left Threatening Prostitutes in Chihuahua

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In Camargo, Chihuahua around 5:00 pm on Thursday, thugs left a card with criminal threats to sex workers who work in the downtown area.

The message was made ​​with newspaper clippings on a fluorescent yellow colored cardboard, threatening to kill them and hang them from bridges.

This was the second dangerous message in less than 48 hours, with threats against prostitutes. Elements of the Attorney General’s Office secured the evidence.

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Mexico, China Wish to Speed Up Tequila Export Authorizations

Mexico, China Wish to Speed Up Tequila Export Authorizations

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The Mexican and Chinese governments have formed a group tasked with speeding up authorization for exports of Mexican tequila to the Asian nation, officials here said Thursday.

The creation of the tequila working group was a result of Agriculture Secretary Enrique Martinez y Martinez’s visit to China, his office said in a statement.

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Jennifer Lopez to Receive Star No. 2,500 on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame

Jennifer Lopez to Receive Star No. 2,500 on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame

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Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution to the music world in a ceremony scheduled for June 20, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday.

The Latino artist will be honored with star No. 2,500 on Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles, a milestone that will be marked with a special emblem on the sidewalk.

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Illinois Immigrant Saved from Deportation Following Complaints from Family, Activists

Illinois Immigrant Saved from Deportation Following Complaints from Family, Activists

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Israel Lopez Bautista, an undocumented Guatemalan immigrant arrested here by immigration agents for having returned to the United States after being deported, was released on Thursday after complaints by relatives and activists.

Eric Rodriguez, the head of the Latin Union of Chicago, told Efe that Lopez was released without having to post bail, but the judicial process will continue and he will have to appear before an immigration judge next month.

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Argentine Rush Hour Train Collision Injures 315, Kills 3

Argentine Rush Hour Train Collision Injures 315, Kills 3

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At least three people were killed and 315 others injured when two trains collided Thursday morning outside Argentina’s capital, officials said.

The accident occurred in Castelar, located 30 kilometers (about 19 miles) west of Buenos Aires, at 7:07 a.m. when a train headed for the city of Moron on the Sarmiento line hit an empty train that was stopped on the tracks.

The cause of the accident has not been determined, officials said.

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