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FridayJune 28, 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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Brazilian Wilhemina Model Accused of Attacking Model Fiancée

Brazilian Wilhemina Model Accused of Attacking Model Fiancée

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Brazilian model Romulo Pires da Silva has been accused of attacking his fiancée, model Thais Oliveira.

Though the pair has no troubles in the looks department they reportedly have serious issues in the relationship department. Da Silva, 30, has been accused by police of choking, biting, scratching, and imprisoning her in their shared New York apartment.

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Immigration Reform Will Ensure Immigrants Grow Old with Dignity

The historic immigration reform bill that is moving toward a final vote in the U.S. Congress will ensure that undocumented elderly Hispanics have “a dignified old age,” Dr. Yanira Cruz, the president of the National Hispanic Council on Aging, or NHCOA, said Thursday.

“When immigration reform enters into effect, elderly adults and those with disabilities will have important benefits ... (of) long-term support,” Cruz emphasized to Efe, noting that more than half a million undocumented foreigners living in the United States are over age 55.

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June 28: It’s Friday! Let’s Head to the Movies

June 28: It’s Friday! Let’s Head to the Movies

Photo: In theaters today: The Heat, I'm So Excited, White House Down

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Now that the weekend is finally upon us, let’s take a look at what’s opening in theaters.

 

 

 

 

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Forbes: World’s Most Powerful Latino Celebrities

Forbes: World’s Most Powerful Latino Celebrities

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Forbes’ annual “The World’s Most Powerful Celebrities” list was recently released.  Ranking the celebs by evaluating their salaries, social media presence, and marketability, eight of the top 100 were Latino.

The most powerful celebrity was Oprah Winfrey, whose top-ranking position was held by Jennifer Lopez last year, and the last ranked celebrity was Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr.

Check out the most powerful Latino celebrities below.

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Plane Crashes in Guatemala, Bags of Money Found at Site

Plane Crashes in Guatemala, Bags of Money Found at Site

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Six men died Friday in a plane crash in the northwestern Guatemalan province of San Marcos, an official said.

The mayor of Ixchiguan municipality, Augusto Merida, told radio stations that the small plane crashed in the community of Nuevo Porvenir.

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Families, Friends of Kidnapped Mexican Youths Continue to Hope for Safe Return

Families, Friends of Kidnapped Mexican Youths Continue to Hope for Safe Return

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The relatives, friends and neighbors of the 12 Mexico City youths who were taken from a bar in May in the capital marked the one-month anniversary of their disappearance and expressed hope that the young people would return home alive.

The youths’ friends and loved ones staged a march on Wednesday that ended at the Basilica of the Virgin of Guadalupe, Mexico’s most important church and a destination for visitors from around the world.

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“Glee” Star Matthew Morrison Engaged to Renee Puente

“Glee” Star Matthew Morrison Engaged to Renee Puente

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We wonder who is going to sing at the reception!

Matthew Morrison of “Glee” fame is officially engaged to his girlfriend, model Renee Puente.

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Top 5 Deadliest Countries to Drive In Latin America

Top 5 Deadliest Countries to Drive In Latin America

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The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released a report revealing various components of driving safety ranging from seat belt legislation to drunk driving laws.

The report, “Global status report on road safety 2013,” also highlights the number of deaths attributed to road accidents.

Within Latin America, Cuba has the lowest road traffic death rate of 7.8 deaths per 100,000 people.

Internationally, the small island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean, Niue, had the highest road traffic death rate of 68.3 deaths per 100,000 people.

The multi-island nation Micronesia had the lowest road traffic death rate of 1.8 deaths per 100,000 people.

Check out Latin America’s deadliest countries to drive in below.

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CHECK OUT:  Illegal Immigrant Camp Found in Texas (VIDEO)

Border Patrol agents raided an illegal immigrant camp in Texas that is believed to have been used by over 100 undocumented immigrants.

The illegal camp was located in Edinburg, Texas which is a short 15-mile drive from the U.S. Mexico border.  It is suspected that once the immigrants illegally crossed the border they waited here before moving across the South Texas brush eluding Border Patrol that routinely check the area.


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57-Year-Old Singer Miguel Bose Confesses to Being Father of 4 - All Born to Surrogates

57-Year-Old Singer Miguel Bose Confesses to Being Father of 4 - All Born to Surrogates

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Singer Miguel Bose has let it be known that he is the father of four children and not two as was been generally thought, a disclosure he made in the special issue that Shangay magazine publishes in honor of International Gay Pride Day.

The Spaniard made public in 2011 on social networks that he had been the father of twin boys, Diego and Tadeo, but unknown until now was the existence of his other two children, also twins, called Ivo and Telmo.

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Arab Automotive Group to Build Plant in Brazil

Arab Automotive Group to Build Plant in Brazil

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Amsia Motors, an automotive group financed by Arab investors, signed a protocol of intentions Thursday with the government of the northeastern Brazilian state of Sergipe, pledging to invest 1 billion reais ($450 million) to build an auto plant.

The agreement was signed in Aracaju, the state capital, by Amsia president Mustafa Ahmed and one of the company’s main investors, Saudi Prince Faisal Al Saud.

Sergipe acting Gov. Jackson Barreto and the state’s economic development secretary, Saumineo Nascimento, took part in the ceremony.

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Alec Baldwin Lashes Out at Reporter Claiming Wife Tweeted During Gandolfini Funeral

Alec Baldwin Lashes Out at Reporter Claiming Wife Tweeted During Gandolfini Funeral

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A series of angry tweets from Alec Baldwin were sparked by a reporter claiming his wife was tweeting during the funeral for James Gandolfini.

Known for his Twitter rants, Baldwin fired off at Daily Mail reporter George Stark after he wrote Baldwin’s pregnant wife, Hilaria was tweeting during Gandolfini’s funeral.

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NYPD Sued: No Spanish-Speakers for Domestic Violence Victims

NYPD Sued: No Spanish-Speakers for Domestic Violence Victims

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Five Latina women have brought a federal lawsuit against the New York Police Department for not providing Spanish-speakers when they were involved in domestic abuse situations. 

All women have limited-to-no English-language skills.

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Blog del Narco: Shoutout between Army and Cartel Leave 5 Dead in Reynosa

Blog del Narco: Shoutout between Army and Cartel Leave 5 Dead in Reynosa

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Armed drug cartel members clashed this morning with Mexican army troops in the border city of Reynosa killing at least one soldier and four cartel members. Minutes before 9:00 in the morning a chase and shootout in the area near the Hospital of Pemex and the Boulevard Morelos broke out. The shooting prompted the closure of shops students in schools went on lockdown and traffic was disrupted.  So far a soldier is reported as being killed and another wounded. In addition, four suspected armed civilians were killed by army troops. The confrontation remained to paralyze activities in the area. 


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MEXICO: Prosecutors Seek Arrest Warrant for Ex-Gov. Reynoso Femat

MEXICO: Prosecutors Seek Arrest Warrant for Ex-Gov. Reynoso Femat

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Prosecutors in Mexico are seeking an arrest warrant for former Aguascalientes Gov. Luis Armando Reynoso Femat for illicit enrichment and “abuse of public service,” Aguascalientes Attorney General Felipe Muñoz said.

Reynoso Femat, a member of the conservative National Action Party, or PAN, managed to quash an arrest warrant issued in May.

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Pedro Almodovar’s New Film Opens Mexican Film Festival

Pedro Almodovar’s New Film Opens Mexican Film Festival

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The latest from Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, “Los amantes pasajeros” (I’m So Excited), will be the first offering at Mexico’s Es.Cine festival of Ibero-American film, organizers said.

The film, which debuted in Spain three months ago, will have its Mexican premiere at the July 5-11 festival, which is to feature 13 pictures from Spain and Latin America.

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Child Exploitation in Puerto Rico Increases, Ricky Martin Expresses Concern

Child Exploitation in Puerto Rico Increases, Ricky Martin Expresses Concern

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Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin on Thursday expressed his concern over the increase in child exploitation on the Caribbean island and called for the continuation of the public debate over human trafficking.

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1,200-Year-Old Untouched Pre-Incan Royal Tomb Discovered in Peru

1,200-Year-Old Untouched Pre-Incan Royal Tomb Discovered in Peru

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Peruvian archaeologists along with researchers from National Geographic have announced the unprecedented discovery of a 1,200-year-old undisturbed royal tomb believed to belong to the elusive Wari civilization.

The find was officially announced Thursday though it had been unearthed late last year – Peruvian authorities worried that the tomb could be raided by modern day grave robbers. 

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Spanish Star Isco Leaves Malaga for Real Madrid

Spanish Star Isco Leaves Malaga for Real Madrid

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Spanish midfielder Isco has joined Real Madrid from Malaga on a five-year deal, the La Liga powerhouse announced.

According to the Blancos’ statement, the 21-year-old Francisco Roman Alarcon, a native of the southern town of Benalmadena, will undergo a medical exam and be presented to the fans and media on July 3.

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Catholic Indians Beat, Torture Evangelical Indians in Mexico

Catholic Indians in a community in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas took 33 evangelical Indians captive for 14 hours earlier this week and beat, tortured and threatened to burn them alive before finally agreeing to release the group, officials said.

The incident occurred on Tuesday in Los Llanos, located about 20 kilometers (some 12 miles) from San Cristobal de las Casas.

The community is home to about 200 traditional Catholic Indians, who took the evangelicals captive when they tried to return to the houses they were violently expelled from three years ago.

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FridayJune 28, 2013