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WednesdayJune 26, 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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NBA Game Featuring Spurs v Timberwolves to be Played in Mexico City

NBA Game Featuring Spurs v Timberwolves to be Played in Mexico City

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The San Antonio Spurs, whose line-up features Argentine guard Manu Ginobili, and the Minnesota Timberwolves, the team of Spanish guard Ricky Rubio, will play a regular season game on Dec. 4 in Mexico City, an NBA executive said.

“It will be the second NBA regular season played in Mexico since 1997, when the Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks played,” the National Basketball Association’s vice president for Latin America, Philippe Moggio, said in a press conference at Arena Ciudad de Mexico.

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Salsa Great Cheo Feliciano Confirms He has Cancer

Salsa Great Cheo Feliciano Confirms He has Cancer

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Puerto Rican singer Jose Luis Feliciano Vega, known by his stage name of Cheo Feliciano, confirmed Wednesday in a statement that he is suffering from cancer and that he will undergo chemotherapy.

The office of the 77-year-old salsa performer released a statement after several people went to the media on the Caribbean island to provide information about the artist’s health without his permission.

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USDA Announces E. Kika De La Garza Fellows for 2013

The USDA today announced the 10 members of the 2013 class of the E. Kika De La Garza Fellowship Program.

The 10 fellows, highly accomplished staff, faculty, and administrators at Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) from across the nation, were selected based on the compatibility of their interests with USDA mission areas, as well as the value their experiences will add to their institutions’ educational capacities.

HSIs are accredited and degree-granting institutions of higher education with a full-time Hispanic student enrollment of 25 percent or more.

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LATINO BLOTTER: Attempting to Steal ATM with Stolen Car, Man Hits Fence

LATINO BLOTTER: Attempting to Steal ATM with Stolen Car, Man Hits Fence

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An New Mexico man is charged with commercial burglary, criminal damage to property, and car theft.

At around 6 a.m., Albuquerque police responded to reports someone was attempting to steal an ATM.

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Medical Mystery:  Chilean Girl Cries Tears of Blood (VIDEO)

Medical personnel in the town of Purranque, Chile have a medical mystery on their hands, one that is getting a lot of attention outside their region.

20-year-old Yaritza Oliva has been crying tears of blood starting a month ago.  Much of Oliva’s crying is not voluntary and occurs several times a day, which she describes as a very painful experience. 


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Undocumented Polish Immigrant in U.S. for 30-Yrs Deported While in a Coma

Undocumented Polish Immigrant in U.S. for 30-Yrs Deported While in a Coma

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An undocumented, 69-year-old, Polish immigrant was deported while in a coma and after having lived in the U.S. for over 30 years. 

Wladyslaw Haniszewski apparently suffered a heart attack then fell into a coma.  While in a coma it was discovered Haniszewski did not have medical insurance.  The hospital chose to deport him to Poland without notification to his friends, family or the patient himself. 

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Celebrities Promote Immigration Reform with “Fedoras For Fairness” Campaign

Celebrities Promote Immigration Reform with “Fedoras For Fairness” Campaign

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We Belong Together has initiated a fun campaign, “Fedoras For Fairness,” hoping to raise awareness for immigration reform that treats women and LGBT families fairly.

According to We Belong Together, the campaign uses the fedora as a metaphor for the many different hats that women wear “to create a brighter future for all.”

Citing that half of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. are female, the campaign notes that current immigration discriminates against women.

“Fedoras For Fairness” is calling on you and celebrities alike to show support through social media by using the hashtag “#Fairdora.”

Check out which celebrities have contributed to the “Fedoras For Fairness” movement below.

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Carlos the Jackal’s Life Sentence Upheld by French Court

Carlos the Jackal’s Life Sentence Upheld by French Court

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A French court has upheld the life sentence given to ‘Carlos the Jackal’ whose real name is Ilich Ramirez Sanchez for masterminding several bombings in France that killed 11 and wounded over 100 people.  He was given the life sentence in 2011. 

The 63-year-old Venezuelan was found guilty in 2011 for bombings on two trains, one train station and a Paris street.  Prior to his arrest for these bombings in 1997 he was convicted for the 1975 killing of two French policemen and kidnapping of OPEC oil ministers in Vienna in the name of Palestinian freedom.

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Does Young Hollywood Have Latin Fever? Beiber, Hutcherson Have New Ladies

Does Young Hollywood Have Latin Fever? Beiber, Hutcherson Have New Ladies

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Josh Hutcherson and Justin Bieber both seem to the fever - Latin fever that is.

The Hunger Games star and “Boyfriend” singer reportedly have knew ladies in their life and it appears they may have a things for Latin beauties.

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“Border Surge” Amendment Approved in 69-29 Vote in Senate

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday, by an overwhelming majority, approved an amendment to increase vigilance along the border with Mexico, a decisive step toward a final vote on immigration reform.

The vote was 69-29 in favor of the amendment proposed by Republicans John Hoeven of North Dakota and Bob Corker of Tennessee, which imposes a number of conditions before undocumented immigrants can be awarded permanent residence.

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Mark Sanchez Semi-Nude Dance Video Goes Viral (VIDEO)

Mark Sanchez Semi-Nude Dance Video Goes Viral  (VIDEO)

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A video of Mark Sanchez dancing with two unidentified ladies was recently uploaded to Vine, a video-sharing site.

Though the now viral video was removed shortly after appearing on Vine, the TerezOwens website managed to snatch it and re-post it.

Sanchez bares his bum for a few seconds in the film, while he and the ladies dance around.

Check out the rather bizarre video.

WARNING: Video is NSFW.

 

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Where Can Undocumented Immigrants Drive “Legally”?

Where Can Undocumented Immigrants Drive “Legally”?

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Across the country from California to Vermont, lawmakers are changing legislation in regards to driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants.

In the past year many states have passed new bills and laws allowing the undocumented the right to drive legally. 

Check out where undocumented immigrants can drive “legally” below.

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JUST IN:  Aaron Hernandez Charged with Murder

New England Patriot’s player Aaron Hernandez has been charged with the murder of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd who was found with a bullet to the back of his head over a week ago.

Lloyd’s body was found a mile away from the NFLers home.  Hernandez came under scrutiny almost immediately after the body was found on June 17.  A car was seen near the scene of the crime that was quickly tied to Hernandez.

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Highway Linking Sao Paulo, Rio de Janiero Blocked by Brazilian Protestors

Highway Linking Sao Paulo, Rio de Janiero Blocked by Brazilian Protestors

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About 500 protesters on Tuesday blocked the Dutra highway, the main route between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s two largest cities, in another demonstration linked to the wave of protests sweeping the South American giant.

The company that administers the highway and the Highway Police said that the blockades occurred at Km 149 and 152, in the city of Sao Jose dos Campos, some 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Sao Paulo.

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Man Steals $2M in Merchandise from Toys-R-Us Stores Across the Country

Man Steals $2M in Merchandise from Toys-R-Us Stores Across the Country

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A man named Ignatius “Michael” Pollara is accused of stealing more than $2 million in merchandise from Toys-R-Us stores across the country.

According to Florida investigators, Pollara is one of the state’s most wanted shoplifters, believing he has stolen from each of the 50 states.

In just 200 days, investigators say the 47-year-old used reward cards in 139 stores in 27 states. In two weeks alone, Pollara used the cards in 23 stores in 11 states.

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Mexico Puts Restrictions on U.S. Pig Imports Due to Porcine Virus

Mexico Puts Restrictions on U.S. Pig Imports Due to Porcine Virus

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Imports of live hogs from the United States have been restricted and inspectors are working to detect any cases of porcine epidemic diarrhea, or PED, in Mexico, the Agriculture Secretariat said.

Live hog imports are subject to a case-by-case review to ensure that health regulations are being followed, the secretariat said.

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Mexican Amusement Park Offers “Fake” Crossing the Border Illegally Attraction

Mexican Amusement Park Offers “Fake” Crossing the Border Illegally Attraction

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One of the more popular attraction at the Parque EcoAlberto in Hidalgo, Mexico does not involve spinning rides or loop-de-loops – it involves a faux illegal border crossing from Mexico to the U.S.

The ‘Night Walks’ attraction comes with U.S. border patrol agents and ‘coyote’ human smugglers impersonators.  Allegedly the goal is to discourage illegal border crossing and to highlight the many dangers illegal border crossers face.  The danger-experience comes filled with police sirens, chasing dogs and lots of yelling from border patrol agents.

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Walls Are Not the Solution to Immigration, Says Mexico

Walls Are Not the Solution to Immigration, Says Mexico

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“Walls won’t stop migration,” the Mexican government said Tuesday with reference to a Republican amendment to comprehensive immigration reform that calls for stronger border security.

“We’re convinced that walls do not unite, they won’t stop migration, and they’re not consistent with a modern, secure border,” Mexican Foreign Secretary Jose Antonio Meade told reporters.

The U.S. Senate passed on Tuesday “a plan to strengthen” security on the border with Mexico proposed by Republicans John Hoeven and Bob Corker.

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Study Finds Minority Kids Less Likely to Be Diagnosed, Treated for ADHD

Study Finds Minority Kids Less Likely to Be Diagnosed, Treated for ADHD

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Finding points to possible disparities in care.

Minority children are significantly less likely than their white peers to be diagnosed or treated for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research shows.

The study, which is published online June 24 and in the July print issue of the journal Pediatrics, followed more than 17,000 children across the nation from kindergarten to eighth grade. Researchers regularly asked parents if their children had been diagnosed with ADHD.

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Favela Violence in Brazil Leads to 9 Deaths

Favela Violence in Brazil Leads to 9 Deaths

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Nine people were killed in clashes between police and members of a gang of drug traffickers in a Rio de Janeiro slum, Brazilian authorities said Tuesday.

The battle began Monday night with the killing of a police sergeant and a neighborhood resident, which spurred a police operation to occupy Nova Holanda, one of a cluster of “favelas,” or shantytowns, known as Complexo da Mare.

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Canadian Travel Company to Build $250M Hotel in Mexico

Canadian Travel Company to Build $250M Hotel in Mexico

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Canada’s Sunwing Travel plans to build a $250 million hotel in the southeastern Mexican state of Quintana Roo, the Tourism Secretariat said.

Sunwing Travel Group CEO Stephen Hunter and vice president Lawrence Elliot revealed the plan to build the hotel during a meeting Monday in Toronto with Mexican Tourism Secretary Claudia Ruiz Massieu, the secretariat said.

The hotel and tour company plans to build the 1,250-room Royalton Riviera Cancun next year in Puerto Morelos, a city on Mexico’s Caribbean coast.

Sunwing Travel operates airlines, tour companies and travel agencies, ranking as the No. 1 marketer of vacation packages for travelers from Canada to Mexico.

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JUST IN:  Patriots’ Tight End Aaron Hernandez ARRESTED - Leaves Home in Handcuffs

JUST IN:  Patriots’ Tight End Aaron Hernandez ARRESTED - Leaves Home in Handcuffs

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Early morning reports indicate Patriots’ tight end Aaron Hernandez has been led out of his home in handcuffs by authorities.  He was taken into custody and put into the back of a police car.

The 23-year-old has been under investigation for his potential involvement in the killing of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, a friend, whose body was found more than a week ago a mile away from Hernandez home.

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Drought Forces Brazil to Import 200,000 Tons of Black Beans

Drought Forces Brazil to Import 200,000 Tons of Black Beans

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Brazil’s agriculture minister said Tuesday that the country must import 200,000 tons of black beans, a staple of Brazilians’ diet that is getting scarce and consequently expensive as a result of the fierce drought.

Antonio Andrade said the government has therefore decided to temporarily eliminate import tariffs on the beans, with the goal of guaranteeing supply without pushing the price any higher.

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Antonio Banderas, Alejandro Sanz to Sing Duet at Gala

Antonio Banderas, Alejandro Sanz to Sing Duet at Gala

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Antonio Banderas on Tuesday in this capital announced the fourth Starlite benefit gala, which will be held on Aug. 10 in the southern Spanish resort city of Marbella and at which the actor will sing with Alejandro Sanz.

During the presentation of the gala, Sanz said in a taped video segment that he was proud to be part of the event and to receive the Starlite Gala 2013 Humanitarian Award.

“Antonio, you’re not going to escape and you’re going to sing a song with me,” he said at the end of the message, to which Banderas then blurted out laughing, “You guys are crazy to make me sing! But for the gala I’ll do whatever. And for a million euros I’ll strip naked.”

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WednesdayJune 26, 2013