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SaturdayJune 22, 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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Andres Calamaro Says Next Album Will be “More Classical”

Andres Calamaro Says Next Album Will be “More Classical”

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Andres Calamaro’s next work will be “more classical,” close to the original rock and roll, and with lyrics closely reflecting “reality,” the Argentine singer said while presenting the press with some of the numbers from the disc, which only awaits a few finishing touches.

“Bohemio” with its 10 songs will be released in September, the 51-year-old artist said at a press conference Friday in the Mexican capital.

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San Jose Church in Old San Juan Named to Most Endangered Historic Places List

San Jose Church in Old San Juan Named to Most Endangered Historic Places List

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The National Trust for Historic Preservation named the San José Church in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, to its 2013 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.

This annual list spotlights important examples of the nation’s architectural, cultural and natural heritage that are at risk of destruction or irreparable damage.

More than 240 sites have been on the list over its 26-year history, and in that time, only a handful of listed sites have been lost.

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Migrants Crossing Through Mexico to Be Eligible for Health Care

Migrants Crossing Through Mexico to Be Eligible for Health Care

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Mexico promised to offer medical care to migrants crossing its territory at a meeting in which that country, Central America, Colombia and the Dominican Republic worked on an integration plan that goes well beyond economic accords.

Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Jose Antonio Meade announced his nation’s commitment at the Friday press conference that closed the meeting with his counterparts from Central America, Colombia and the Dominican Republic aimed at reviewing the regional agenda and making progress with Mesoamerican integration projects.

At the conference in San Cristobal de Las Casas in the Mexican state of Chiapas, they also analyzed such topics as migration, which particularly affects Mexico, since people in their hundreds of thousands cross its territory each year, most of them from Central America on their way to the United States in hopes of finding a better life.

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Hemingway Look-alikes Descend on Havana

Hemingway Look-alikes Descend on Havana

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The imposing figure of Ernest Hemingway multiplied by six doubles, who for their resemblance to the novelist won a contest in the United States, surprised Cubans and tourists alike as they strolled the streets of Old Havana and visited places long identified with the American writer.

This is one of the novelties of the 14th International Hemingway Colloquium dedicated to the author of “The Old Man and the Sea,” which opened this week at the Palacio O’Farrill Hotel in the historical center of Havana, where more than 100 scholars, professors and admirers of Hemingway (1899-1961) from the United States, Canada, Japan, Italy and Ireland are meeting to discuss his life and works.

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No Arrest Warrant Issued but Cops Back at Patriots’ Aaron Hernandez House Today

No Arrest Warrant Issued but Cops Back at Patriots’ Aaron Hernandez House Today

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Five days after the dumped, dead body of Odin Lloyd was found near New England Patriot’s tight end Aaron Hernandez’ house no one is in custody.

The court did draw up an arrest warrant for Hernandez on obstruction of justice charges on Friday – however the warrant has not been issued.  Today authorities did return to search the home of Hernandez in North Attleboro, MA. 

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Family of “Mexican Einstein” Looks For Assistance to Pay for Harvard

Family of “Mexican Einstein” Looks For Assistance to Pay for Harvard

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The family of child prodigy Luis Roberto Ramirez Alvarez is seeking financial help so the boy can have his dream of studying quantum physics at Harvard University come true.

For some time the family of the “Mexican Einstein” has been looking for the means to allow the 11-year-old boy to become a student at Harvard, people close to the family, which lives in the Zamora municipality of the western Mexican state of Michoacan, said.

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STUDY: Migrants Abused on Both Sides of U.S.-Mexico Border

STUDY: Migrants Abused on Both Sides of U.S.-Mexico Border

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On Thursday, the ACLU of New Mexico Regional Center for Border Rights will join the Programa de Defensa e Incidencia Binacional (Bi-national Defense and Advocacy Program, PBID), a delegation of Mexican non-governmental organizations, as they travel to Washington, D.C., to present the results of a study that illustrates the abuses experienced by migrants at the hands of authorities in the United States and in Mexico.

The data and the testimonials in the report suggest how two neighboring governments seem complicit in creating a profound humanitarian crisis. On one side, migrants bear the brunt of an immigration system that focuses only on harsh enforcement and is in dire need of reform and improved accountability and oversight.

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How did Luis de la Garza Go from Latino Leader to the “Mesh Mask Bandit” Bank Robber?

How did Luis de la Garza Go from Latino Leader to the “Mesh Mask Bandit” Bank Robber?

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This week Texas FBI captured the prolific bank robber dubbed the “Mesh Mask Bandit” who is tied to at least 19 bank robberies in northern Texas

Former Latino community leader and immigrants-right advocate, Luis de La Garza has been fingered as the “Mesh Mask Bandit”.  He was given that name for the mesh masks he wore to carry out his bank robberies. 

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Real Madrid Must Pay $5.9 Million to PSG for Carlo Ancelotti

Real Madrid Must Pay $5.9 Million to PSG for Carlo Ancelotti

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Real Madrid will have to pay Paris Saint Germain 4.5 million euros ($5.9 million) to secure the services of Carlo Ancelotti, an amount corresponding to the final year remaining on the Italian manager’s contract with the French club, L’Equipe reported Saturday.

That compensation was a key point in the agreement reached last week between the two clubs’ presidents, the daily reported, without indicating its sources.

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TS Barry Kills 1, Injures 3 in Mexico

TS Barry Kills 1, Injures 3 in Mexico

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Barry, which made landfall in Mexico as a tropical storm but has since weakened to a low-pressure system, left one dead and three injured and caused damage in at least 19 municipalities in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, authorities said.

Veracruz’s Civil Protection Secretariat identified the one fatality as 48-year-old Pedro Reyes, who was swept away by the current while trying to cross a stream.

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Fertility or Birth Rate? What Jeb Bush Really Meant

Fertility or Birth Rate? What Jeb Bush Really Meant

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By Victor Landa, NewsTaco

Jeb Bush got the Twitter to flutter over the weekend because of something he said. He was speaking at the Faith & Freedom Coalition conference in Washington when he made this statement:

“Immigrants create far more businesses than native-born Americans. Immigrants are more fertile, and they love families, and they have more intact families, and they bring a younger population. Immigrants create an engine of economic prosperity.”

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How Will an Openly Gay U.S. Ambassador Fare in the Dominican Republic??

President Obama has announced James “Wally” Brewster, Jr. as his choice for U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic.  It is an interesting choice that could either be historic or hysterically wrong.

On the surface Brewster appears to be the perfect ambassadorial candidate for a U.S. trade partner and ally.  He is a Chicagoan, a city that is home to a large Latino population including many Dominicans.  He is a senior managing partner at a consulting firm and has a long resume of professional accomplishments to bring to the appointment.  Like many other ambassadorial candidates Brewster has been a large donor to the President, raising more than $500,000 for his re-election campaign in 2012. 

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INFOGRAPHIC: Crafty Criminals, The Greatest Heists in History

INFOGRAPHIC: Crafty Criminals, The Greatest Heists in History

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What’s the best way to steal a billion dollars? These seven epic heists show there’s a million ways to steal, but only a few ways to get away with it.

With thefts ranging from famous paintings to airplanes to money, some of these major thefts are still open for investigation. 

Interestingly, one of the major heists even took place in Latin America.


Simplisafe.com has created this infographic covering the top heists in history. 

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UNESCO Names Mexico’s El Pinacate Reserve a World Heritage Site

UNESCO Names Mexico’s El Pinacate Reserve a World Heritage Site

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The Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve in northwestern Mexico was designated Friday as a natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization voted to inscribe this reserve on the list during a session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

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Police Arrest 8 on Terrorism Charges in Spain

Eight people of Spanish nationality were arrested in the city of Ceuta for suspected ties with a terrorist network close to al-Qaeda that enlists jihadists in Spain to send them to fight in Syria, the Interior Ministry said Friday.

The operation, being rolled out jointly by the National Police and the Civil Guard, is still underway in the autonomous North African city and further arrests have not been ruled out, the ministry said in a statement.

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Nicaraguan Air Force Chief Killed in Helicopter Crash

Nicaraguan Air Force Chief Killed in Helicopter Crash

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Air force chief of staff Col. Manuel Lopez and nine other military personnel died in the crash of a military helicopter, the Nicaraguan armed forces said.

The Russian-made MI-17 was carrying “a commission of the air force general staff” when it went down Thursday, the armed forces said in a statement.

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Mexican Authorities Arrest 12 Suspected People Traffickers

Mexican Authorities Arrest 12 Suspected People Traffickers

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Police arrested 11 Central Americans and a Mexican on people trafficking charges in Hidalgo, a state in central Mexico, officials said.

The suspects were detained as they tried to extort money from a group of migrants, the Hidalgo Attorney General’s Office said in a statement.

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Mexico Plans to Make it Easier for American Tourists to Visit

Mexico Plans to Make it Easier for American Tourists to Visit

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Immigration procedures are being streamlined to make it easier for tourists from the United States to visit Mexico, the Mexican government said.

Mexico will now have “simpler and expedited” procedures for U.S. tourists, the Tourism Secretariat said in a statement.

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SaturdayJune 22, 2013