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SundayJune 23, 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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STUDY: Kids Exposed to More Fast Food Ads on Spanish-Language TV

STUDY: Kids Exposed to More Fast Food Ads on Spanish-Language TV

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Hispanic preschoolers, children and adolescents viewed, on average about 12 foods ads per day on television in 2010, with the majority of these ads appearing on English-language TV, whereas fast-food represented a higher proportion of the food ads on Spanish-language television, according to a study published Online First by JAMA Pediatrics, a JAMA Network publication.

High obesity rates among young people is a public health concern in the United States and exposure to large numbers of advertisements for food products with little or no nutritional value likely contributes to the problem, according to the study background.

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Mexico’s Gendarmerie to Have 5,000 Members

Mexico’s Gendarmerie to Have 5,000 Members

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Mexico’s new National Gendarmerie will have 5,000 members, who will receive military and police training to help the states deal with public safety problems, Government Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said.

The new law enforcement agency will be a division of the Federal Police and will assist states “that do not have an effective, reliable police agency today,” Osorio Chong said.

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STUDY: Immigrants Boosting Economy, Created $3.7 Trillion in Housing Wealth

STUDY: Immigrants Boosting Economy, Created $3.7 Trillion in Housing Wealth

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New research by Americas Society/Council of the Americas (AS/COA) and Partnership for a New American Economy (PNAE) finds that the 40 million immigrants in the United States have created $3.7 trillion in housing wealth, helping stabilize less desirable communities where home prices are declining or would otherwise have declined.

Evidence already shows that immigration helps stem the aging crisis that afflicting developed economies around the world. Since immigrants are more likely to be of working age, they help fill gaps in the labor force as the U.S. baby boom generation retires at a rate of more than 10,000 per day.

But less attention has been paid to how immigration affects the housing market.

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Julio Iglesias Kicks Off Summer Concert Series in Spain

Julio Iglesias Kicks Off Summer Concert Series in Spain

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Julio Iglesias filled the ancient Teatro Romano in Merida, Spain, where a devoted crowd sang along with the artist, with the strains of his greatest hits on the weekend.

The singer, currently on a world tour, for the past 11 years had always wanted to return to perform among the magnificent Corinthian columns of the theater, where on Saturday he began his series of summer concerts in Spain that will conclude on Aug. 3 in Marbella, just a few days before he celebrates his 70th birthday.

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Alleged Spy Snowden Seeks Asylum in Ecuador as U.S. Revokes His Passport

Alleged Spy Snowden Seeks Asylum in Ecuador as U.S. Revokes His Passport

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Alleged spy Edward Snowden is reportedly seeking asylum in Ecuador while having just arrived in Russia via Hong Kong.  Snowden, 30, was hiding out in Hong Kong after confessing to spilling government secrets they would preferred stayed secret.

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STUDY: Hispanic Culture Protects Latino Teens from Violence

STUDY: Hispanic Culture Protects Latino Teens from Violence

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Latino kids who spend unstructured leisure time with friends, participate in certain nonschool activities and have part-time jobs may encounter high levels of violence in their communities.

But when teens adhere to the cultural value of “familismo,” their exposure to violence is low, according to a new University of Michigan study.

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U.S. Concerned About Restrictive Communications Law in Ecuador

The United States is concerned by the Ecuadorian National Assembly’s passage last Friday of a Communications Law that could restrict freedom of the press and limit the ability of independent media to carry out its functions as a critical part of Ecuador’s democracy.

As recognized in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression.

The Inter-American Democratic Charter, signed by the United States, Ecuador, and 32 other countries in the hemisphere, establishes freedom of expression as an essential component of representative democracy. Active, independent, and responsible media is critical for informing the public.

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FBI Kept File on Mexican Author Carlos Fuentes, Labeled a Subversive

FBI Kept File on Mexican Author Carlos Fuentes, Labeled a Subversive

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The FBI has just released documents under the Freedom of Information Act showing Mexican author Carlos Fuentes was a target of investigation for over two decades by U.S. authorities.

The renown Mexican author and admitted Communist came under FBI scrutiny in the early 1960’s for his support of the then-fledging Fidel Castro regime in Cuba; he also supported the Sandinista revolution in Nicaragua.  FBI files show him labeled as a “Mexican communist writer” having many “subversive connections.”

Click here to view the entire FBI file on Fuentes. 

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GALLUP POLL: 87% of American Support Path to Citizenship for Undocumented

GALLUP POLL: 87% of American Support Path to Citizenship for Undocumented

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A majority of Americans would vote for each of six different policy changes that Congress is considering as part of a comprehensive immigration reform bill.

Support ranges from a high of 87% for a multifaceted pathway to citizenship that includes a long waiting period, taxes and a penalty, background checks, and learning English, to a low of 53% for a law that would vary the number of immigrants the U.S. lets into the country, depending on economic conditions.

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The Supreme Court Decisions That Didn’t Come… Yet

The Supreme Court Decisions That Didn’t Come… Yet

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Victor Landa, NewsTaco

Mark your calendar, Thursday will go down in history as the day that nothing significant happened.

All bets were that it wouldn’t be that way. In fact at approximately 8:59:55 Thursday morning I held my breath. Then, nothing.

To quote NBCLatino:

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STUDY: For Hispanics and Black George Zimmerman Shows Criminal Injustice

STUDY: For Hispanics and Black George Zimmerman Shows Criminal Injustice

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Blacks and Hispanics are more likely than whites to believe that George Zimmerman would have been arrested immediately had he shot a white person, according to a newly published study.

Blacks are more likely than both Hispanics and whites to believe race was a factor in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, a black teenager. And blacks also are more likely than whites to follow the court case closely. Hispanics are less likely than all groups to follow the case closely.

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Demi’s Father Patrick Lovato Has Passed Away

Demi’s Father Patrick Lovato Has Passed Away

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Demi Lovato’s older sister Dallas announced via Twitter that their father, Patrick Lovato, has passed away.  Few details surrounding the death of Lovato have been provided.  The death does explain why Lovato missed a photocall yesterday for the X-Factor where she is a judge.

Lovato was father to Demi and Dallas an actress and model.  The former musician and engineer divorced the girls mom, Dianna De La Garza in 1994 when Demi was two-years-old.

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Brazilian President Pledges to Meet With Protest Leaders

Brazilian President Pledges to Meet With Protest Leaders

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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff pledged to meet with the leaders of demonstrators who have aired their grievances in nationwide marches in recent days, although her offer coincided with a drop in the number of protesters on the streets.

“I’m going to receive the leaders of the peaceful demonstrations, of unions and grassroots associations” because “we need all of their contributions, reflections and experiences,” Rousseff said in a 10-minute nationwide address Friday evening, in which she denounced several violent incidents during some of the protests.

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Study: Undocumented Immigrants only Account for Only 1.4% of All U.S. Health Spending

Study: Undocumented Immigrants only Account for Only 1.4% of All U.S. Health Spending

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A study by a University of Nebraska Medical Center researcher revealed that unauthorized immigrants have lower health care expenditures compared to legal residents, naturalized citizens and U.S. natives.

The study, which analyzed health expenditure data from the medical expenditure panel survey taken between 2000 and 2009, was conducted by Jim Stimpson, Ph.D., director of the Center for Health Policy at UNMC. Results were published in the June issue of the health policy journal, Health Affairs.

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U.S. Reaffirms Commitment to LatAm Security, Development

U.S. Reaffirms Commitment to LatAm Security, Development

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The United States remains committed to Latin America’s security and development through multiple bilateral cooperation accords and within the framework of a “pragmatic” and mutually respectful relationship, a senior Obama administration official told Efe.

The remarks served to counter criticism from some sectors in the United States who contend that Washington, despite its rhetoric and visits by top officials to the region, is not promoting closer ties with Latin America through concrete measures.

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Vigilantes Take Mexico’s Safety Into Their Own Hands

Vigilantes Take Mexico’s Safety Into Their Own Hands

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A vigilante group in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero on Friday blocked the highway between the Mexican port of Acapulco and Zihuatanejo to demand that the federal government enact measures to restore safety to the region.

Residents of the Tecpan de Galeana municipality, some 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Zihuatanejo, blocked traffic on the federal highway starting Thursday “to demand that the president (Enrique Peña Nieto) clear the area of organized crime,” Leopoldo Soberanis told Efe.

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Wave of Protests in Brazil Leaves 2 Dead

Wave of Protests in Brazil Leaves 2 Dead

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At least two people were killed in the protests that drew more than 1 million people into the streets of about 80 cities across Brazil, officials said Friday.

A total of 62 people were injured in the protests Thursday night that sent 300,000 people pouring into the streets of Rio de Janeiro.

A protester was killed when he was hit by a vehicle in Riberão Preto, a city in São Paulo state, becoming the first fatality in the wave of protests that started last week over a hike in public transit fares.

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SundayJune 23, 2013