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TuesdayJune 18, 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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Protests in Brazil Continue, 50,000 Protesting in Sao Paulo Alone

Protests in Brazil Continue, 50,000 Protesting in Sao Paulo Alone

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Fifty thousand people took to the streets of Sao Paulo and in the vicinity of Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday to protest the recent hike in bus fares, criticize corruption and demand improvements in public services.

A small group of demonstrators attacked the Sao Paulo City Hall and forced the municipal guard to take refuge inside the building. Later the crowd threw fence barriers and other objects at the windows, breaking a number of them, and wrote graffiti on the outer walls.

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Oaxacan Leftist Leader Nicolas Estrada Merino Missing

A National Democratic Left movement leader in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca has been missing since last weekend, the political party said Tuesday.

Nicolas Estrada Merino went missing on Saturday while driving from his house in Tuxtepec to his sisters’ house in the same city.

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Lost Seabirds Get Help in Peru

Lost Seabirds Get Help in Peru

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A number of seabirds reportedly find their way to the shores of Lima, Peru each year, but veterinarians and zoologists are worried these birds may have trouble getting back home.

This time of year, the Ringed Storm-petrels, also known as Hornby’s storm petrels, begin showing up in the yards and rooftops of Lima residents, and worried for their safety, a group of veterinarians is asking the public to help ensure the birds are able to return home - wherever that may be.

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REPORT: Latino LGBT Youth Face Different Challenges

REPORT: Latino LGBT Youth Face Different Challenges

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth who identify as Latino face greater rejection from their communities and schools than their non-LGBT Latino counterparts, according to a new report on LGBT Latino youth released today by the Human Rights Campaign in partnership with The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC).

The report further analyzes the results of a groundbreaking survey of over 10,000 LGBT-identified young people titled “Growing Up LGBT in America,” and explores the experiences of nearly 2,000 LGBT youth who identified as Latino.

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LATINO BLOTTER: Police Find Cocaine Between Man’s Toes, He Claims “Not Mine”

LATINO BLOTTER: Police Find Cocaine Between Man’s Toes, He Claims “Not Mine”

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A Florida man was arrested earlier this month after police discovered cocaine between the man’s toes.

Martin Perez, 33, was arrested on a battery charge in St. Lucie County, Florida on June 2.

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FIRED:  Mexico’s Newly Hired Head of Missing Persons Bureau

FIRED:  Mexico’s Newly Hired Head of Missing Persons Bureau

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The director of the Federal District’s missing persons bureau is out in the wake of the disappearances of several young people from two bars in Mexico City, a Federal District Attorney’s Office spokesman told Efe Tuesday.

Francisco Carlos Trujillo Fuentes asked to leave and “the resignation was accepted,” the DA’s office spokesman said.

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LATINO BLOTTER: Uncle Sentenced for Tattooing 3-Year-Old

LATINO BLOTTER: Uncle Sentenced for Tattooing 3-Year-Old

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A New Mexico man was sentenced last week after being convicted of tattooing a toddler.

Cruz Tenorio of Kewa Pueblo, New Mexico was sentenced to six months in federal prison on Tuesday for tattooing the letter “I” on his 3-year-old nephew’s arm with unsterilized, homemade instruments.

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Honduran Presidential Guard Killed in Armed Robbery

Honduran Presidential Guard Killed in Armed Robbery

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A member of the Honduran presidential guard was fatally shot during an armed robbery in Tegucigalpa, a spokesman for President Porfirio Lobo’s administration told Efe Tuesday.

Cpl. Samuel Calero Vilches was appointed to the honor guard more than a year ago, the spokesman said.

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Mexican Authorities Dismantle Over a Dozen Kidnapping Gangs

Mexican Authorities Dismantle Over a Dozen Kidnapping Gangs

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Mexican police have rescued 70 captives and dismantled 14 gangs in the past three weeks, security officials said.

Police have arrested “57 individuals suspected of the crime of kidnapping” who will face “up to 60 years in prison” if convicted, Security Cabinet spokesman Eduardo Sanchez said.

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Chicago’s New Mexican Consul General Once Worked as Landscaper and Was Deported

Chicago’s New Mexican Consul General Once Worked as Landscaper and Was Deported

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Mexico’s new consul general in Chicago said Monday that U.S. immigration reform is possible as a result of the new vision imposed by globalization, but he warned that, as in any negotiation, “nobody’s going to win everything.”

“I think that it will be a very important step for undocumented immigrants in all countries, and if not exactly everything that the law requires is achieved, the rest will be the issue of a new struggle,” Carlos Martin Jimenez Macias said in an interview with Efe.

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Puerto Rican Governor Talks of “Latin American Ghetto” that Comes with Statehood

Puerto Rican Governor Talks of “Latin American Ghetto” that Comes with Statehood

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Puerto Rican Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said that being annexed by the United States would destroy the island’s economy.

“There is not a single economic study that does not show that reality,” said the governor after participating in a meeting with legislators from his party, the Popular Democratic Party, or PPD.

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NYC: Record Number of Latino Teens Graduating from High School

NYC: Record Number of Latino Teens Graduating from High School

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The number of Latino students who graduated from New York City’s public schools increased by 54 percent in 2012, compared to figures from 2005, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday.

“Over the last 10 years, our students have made tremendous gains, meeting higher standards and learning the skills they need to thrive in the 21st century,” the mayor said in a statement.

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LATINO BLOTTER: Carjacker Run Over by Mother Protecting her Kids

LATINO BLOTTER: Carjacker Run Over by Mother Protecting her Kids

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A Texas mother is being a hailed a hero after she took down a carjacker who was threatening her and her children.

On Friday, Dorothy Baker-Flugence was leaving a CVS in Baytown with her two children, ages 2 and 5, when a man who had been hiding in her unlocked minivan popped out. He then pulled out a knife and demanded she drive to an ATM.

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U.S. and Cuba In Discussions to Revive Direct Mail after 50-Year Suspension

U.S. and Cuba In Discussions to Revive Direct Mail after 50-Year Suspension

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The United States and Cuba will discuss this week the possibility of reestablishing direct mail, suspended 50 years ago, a State Department spokesperson told Efe on Monday.

Talks of a “technical” nature will take place Tuesday and Wednesday in Washington among officials of the State Department, the U.S. Postal Service and the Cuban government, said the spokesperson, who asked to remain anonymous.

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AAA Lucha Libre Event Suffers From Massive Outage

AAA Lucha Libre Event Suffers From Massive Outage

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AAA Lucha Libre in Mexico had their annual Triplemania XXI event Sunday. The program was to be broadcasted live via Ustream for $14.99. Unfortunately the event stream never got off the ground and the broadcast was unavailable.

AAA officials have offered up their apologies and are in the course of offering refunds for the event. AAA offered the following press release on their website, translated and paraphrased.

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Head of Immigration - ICE - Resigns

Head of Immigration - ICE - Resigns

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The director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, John Morton, said Monday that he will leave his post next month to work in the private sector after four years at the head of the agency.

“I am extremely proud of what we have accomplished together during that time and look with awe on the incredible progress ICE has made as an agency,” he said in a letter directed to ICE employees.

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Use of Wild, Exotic Animals in Circuses Banned in Colombia

Use of Wild, Exotic Animals in Circuses Banned in Colombia

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Elephants, lions, bears, tigers, monkeys and other wild animals will no longer be permitted in circuses in Colombia under a bill approved by Congress.

The legislation covers “native and exotic” animals, which account for a small percentage of the circus acts in the country.

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This Little Chihuahua is Quite the Pool Shark (VIDEO)

This Little Chihuahua is Quite the Pool Shark (VIDEO)

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What an adorable little pool player.

Amadeus the chihuahua may not be able to use a cue, but he clearly knows the point of the game.

Check out this tiny pool shark.

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Jennifer Lopez is Latest Addition to Chilean Miners Film

Jennifer Lopez is Latest Addition to Chilean Miners Film

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Jennifer Lopez is the latest addition to the cast of “The 33,” a film based on the story of survival of the miners trapped for more than two months below ground after a mine collapse in northern Chile, The Hollywood Reporter said Monday.

J.Lo joins a cast led by Spanish actor Antonio Banderas, who plays Mario Sepulveda, the charismatic miner who earned the nickname “Super Mario” during the saga.

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BRAZIL: Protests Continue Over Transit Fair Increases, Cost of World Cup

BRAZIL: Protests Continue Over Transit Fair Increases, Cost of World Cup

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Thousands of people gathered again Monday in a number of Brazilian cities to protest the rising price of public transport.

In Belo Horizonte, a huge crowd of protesters blocked some downtown streets and marched toward the Mineirão Stadium, where the Confederations Cup soccer match between Nigeria and Tahiti was being played.

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TuesdayJune 18, 2013