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TuesdayJune 25, 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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FIRST LOOK: ‘The Counselor’ with Fassbender, Bardem, Pitt, and Cruz

FIRST LOOK: ‘The Counselor’ with Fassbender, Bardem, Pitt, and Cruz

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The first trailer for Ridley Scott and Cormac McCarthy’s The Counselor was released this week.

The Counselor is award-winning author Cormac McCarthy’s first script, but he is already familiar with Hollywood. McCarthy’s books All the Pretty Horses and No Country for Old Men were turned into award-winning films.

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LATINO BLOTTER: Sisters Get DUIs After Switching Seats When Pulled Over

LATINO BLOTTER: Sisters Get DUIs After Switching Seats When Pulled Over

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The Miranda sisters of Miami were read their Miranda rights after they were pulled over by an officer who spotted their car swerving on U.S. 1.

While following Steffany Miranda, 18, and Vanessa Miranda, 24, for a few miles, Deputy Juan Martin-Reyes witnessed their Volkswagen randomly increase and decrease speed, swerve, and brake suddenly for no reason.

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Spanish Authorities Investigating Lance Armstrong and Those Who Helped Him Dope in Spain

Spanish Authorities Investigating Lance Armstrong and Those Who Helped Him Dope in Spain

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Spanish authorities are investigating Lance Armstrong and those that helped him with doping while training in Spain from 1999 through 2005. 

Two Spanish doctors are included in the investigation for their alleged involvement with Armstrong.  The doctors identified as Luis Garcia del Moral and Pedro Celaya are believed to have supplied Armstrong with banned drugs during his training in Spain.

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Blog del Narco: Guatemala Claims 54 Cartels Working There Los Zetas Largest

Blog del Narco: Guatemala Claims 54 Cartels Working There Los Zetas Largest

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At least 54 organized crime groups have been detected as working in Guatemala, among which were Los Zetas and the Sinaloa Cartel led by Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

According to Guatemala’s interior minister, Mauricio Lopez, he has presented a map to President Otto Perez, which marks the locations of various structures of the cartels working in the country.

He noted that within Guatemalan territory criminal groups that operate with the greatest force are the Mexican cartels, but explained that the research has detected operations cells “Mara 18” and “Mara Salvatrucha” as well.

However, it was note that the Zetas have become the main cartel operating in the country.

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Arrest Warrant Issued for Former Gov. of Tabasco, MX, $152 Million Missing

Arrest Warrant Issued for Former Gov. of Tabasco, MX, $152 Million Missing

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A judge in the Mexican state of Tabasco issued two arrest warrants for former Gov. Andres Granier on money laundering and fraud charges, the federal Attorney General’s Office said.

The arrest warrants were issued “because of the likely commission of crimes in transactions involving resources from illicit sources and fiscal fraud,” the AG’s office said in a statement.

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Rapper Fat Joe Sentenced to Prison for Tax Evasion

Rapper Fat Joe Sentenced to Prison for Tax Evasion

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The Puerto Rican-Cuban-American rapper known as Fat Joe was sentenced to jail time Monday for tax evasion.

Born Joseph Antonio Cartagena, the 42-year-old rapper pled guilty in December to two counts of failing to file income tax returns to the tune of more than $3.3 million dollars.

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Designer Narciso Rodriguez Weds Partner in NYC Ceremony

Designer Narciso Rodriguez Weds Partner in NYC Ceremony

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Fashion designer and Michelle Obama favorite, Narciso Rodriguez has wed his partner Thomas Tolan in New York City.

Rodriguez and Tolan have been together for several years.  The couple wed this past weekend at the Gramercy Park Hotel with several of Rodriguez’ high profile clients in attendance including Brazilian actress Sonia Braga.

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84 Percent of Puerto Rican Children Live in High-Povery Areas, Majority Part of Single-Parent Homes

84 Percent of Puerto Rican Children Live in High-Povery Areas, Majority Part of Single-Parent Homes

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The proportion of Puerto Rican children living in high-poverty areas stands at 84 percent, seven times the comparable figure for the continental United States, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT® Data Book.

Even so, the report documents an improvement in health and education indicators among Puerto Rico’s children.

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Brazil’s President Rouseff Suggests a Ballot Referendum on How to Fix Country

Brazil’s President Rouseff Suggests a Ballot Referendum on How to Fix Country

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President Dilma Rousseff proposed Monday that a referendum on broad political reforms be held in response to the wave of protests that has shaken Brazil over the past two weeks.

The president said the proposal embraces four national pacts addressing the political, healthcare, education and transport systems, which are at the root of demands made by crowds that have occupied the streets of Brazil’s major cities.

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Oklahoma Teen Missing In Ecuador Spotted in Back of Pick-Up

Oklahoma Teen Missing In Ecuador Spotted in Back of Pick-Up

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August Reiger, the 18-year-old who went missing in Ecuador last week, was reportedly spotted in the back of a pick-up truck.

The truck was said to be traveling towards the Amazon rainforest with the recent high school graduate and valedictorian.

In Ecuador, officials are treating the incident like a kidnapping, while President Obama has officially declared Reiger a ‘missing patriot.’

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Colombian Authorities Make Arrests in Stabbing Death of U.S. DEA Agent

Colombian authorities on Tuesday arrested three suspects in last week’s murder of a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent, police sources told Efe.

Operations are continuing in the capital and in other parts of the country because, according to the source, new arrests are expected.

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People With Money Could Buy Visa Under Immigration Reform

People With Money Could Buy Visa Under Immigration Reform

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The U.S. Senate wants to create an “investor visa,” which would expand the current EB-5 program by lowering the investment threshold for foreign nationals seeking U.S. residency.

Investing in New Ventures, Entrepreneurial Startups and Technologies, as it’s officially called, is being created under a newly created EB-6 category.

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Slight Uptick in Mexico’s Unemployment Rate - Now at 4.93%

Slight Uptick in Mexico’s Unemployment Rate - Now at 4.93%

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The unemployment rate in Mexico was 4.93 percent last month, up slightly from the 4.83 percent rate registered in May 2012, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography, or INEGI, said Monday.

The unemployment rate was 5.07 percent in May, or 0.07 percentage points below the April level, not adjusting for seasonal factors, the INEGI said.

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U.S. Govt Seizes Picasso’s “Compotier et Tasse” Italians Want It in Fraud Case

U.S. Govt Seizes Picasso’s “Compotier et Tasse” Italians Want It in Fraud Case

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The U.S. Department of Justice seized a work by Pablo Picasso valued at $11.5 million in the name of the Italian government, which is calling for it to be handed over in a case of fraud, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, said.

The 1909 painting “Compotier et Tasse” has been retained under the terms of an agreement between the United States and Italy in New York, where it was to be put on sale.

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FINALLY: Arrests Made in Disappearance of 12 Young People in Mexico City

FINALLY: Arrests Made in Disappearance of 12 Young People in Mexico City

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Three people, including a suspected gang leader, were arrested in connection with the disappearance last month of 12 young people from a Mexico City bar, Federal District Attorney Rodolfo Rios said.

A judge has agreed to allow prosecutors to hold the three suspects in preventive arrest while they build their case, Rios said.

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Beyonce Adds Latin American Dates to “Mrs. Carter” Tour

Beyonce Adds Latin American Dates to “Mrs. Carter” Tour

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New mom Beyonce recently announced 20 additional stops for her upcoming “Mrs. Carter Show” world tour.

The tour, which kicks on Friday in Los Angeles, added the following stops:

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Latina Cop Reprimanded for Speaking Spanish, English-Only Says NYC

Latina Cop Reprimanded for Speaking Spanish, English-Only Says NYC

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New York police officer Jessenia Guzman filed two complaints with the U.S. Labor Department after she was reprimanded at work for having uttered a phrase in Spanish while on the job.

“It was just natural,” said Guzman, a 13-year NYPD veteran who is of Dominican origin, but who now has a “black mark” in her file for answering a workmate in Spanish.

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JUST IN:  Supreme Court Strikes down Part of 1965 Voting Rights Law, Setback for Minority Voters

JUST IN:  Supreme Court Strikes down Part of 1965 Voting Rights Law, Setback for Minority Voters

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In a 5-4 decision the Supreme Court today struck down part of the historic 1965 Voting Rights law.  In its decision the court has allowed states with history of voter discrimination the right not to seek federal government approval when changing their own voting laws.

Alabama and North Carolina had challenged Section 5 of the 1965 Voting Rights Law saying it was no longer needed and they sought to determine their own voting laws.  Section 5 gave the federal government much say as to how Section 5 states structured their voting procedures everything from where polling locations were put to congressional maps to voters application forms.

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TuesdayJune 25, 2013