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SaturdayJune 29, 2013

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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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219,000 Children Work Illegally in Chile

219,000 Children Work Illegally in Chile

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Chile’s government said 229,000 children perform some type of economic activity in the country and 219,000 work illegally, many in jobs considered dangerous.

Most child laborers in Chile work in the retail sector (some 86,000), agriculture (roughly 40,000) and construction (19,000), according to the National Survey on the Activities of Boys, Girls and Adolescents, which was conducted in 2012 and released Friday.

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Spanish Team Prepares for Game Against Brazil Without Pique, Ramos

Spanish Team Prepares for Game Against Brazil Without Pique, Ramos

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Spain’s national soccer team held a practice session ahead of Sunday’s Confederation Cup final in Rio de Janeiro against Brazil, although defensemen Sergio Ramos and Gerard Pique were nursing injuries and did not take part.

La Roja’s coaching staff opted for a light practice Friday, a day after Spain earned a grueling 0-0 (7-6) victory on penalty kicks over Italy in the semifinals.

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Court Rules Nebraska Town Can Deny Housing to Undocumented

Court Rules Nebraska Town Can Deny Housing to Undocumented

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A federal appellate panel on Friday overturned a district court ruling that had blocked parts of a Fremont, Nebraska, municipal ordinance aimed at limiting the presence of undocumented immigrants in the town.

Ordinance 5165, approved by Fremont voters in a 2010 referendum, prohibited hiring or renting to people who can’t prove they are in the United States legally.

The measure also required local businesses to use the federal government’s E-verify system to confirm that job applicants are authorized to work in the country.

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Chef Serves Traditional Mexican Food in Austin

Chef Serves Traditional Mexican Food in Austin

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Deep in the heart of Austin’s historic Rainey Street, El Naranjo restaurant tells a tale of Mexican ancestors, traditions and flavors, a cultural richness that chef Iliana de La Vega defends dish after dish.

El Naranjo maintains the essence of its beginnings in Oaxaca, Mexico, in 1997, a restaurant whose success transcended borders to be covered by The New York Times and Bon Appetit magazine.

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Brazil’s Neymar Says Spain is World’s Best Team

Brazil’s Neymar Says Spain is World’s Best Team

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Spain’s national soccer team is “the best in the world,” Brazilian international Neymar said Friday, two days ahead of the two sides’ clash in the Confederations Cup final.

Brazil and Spain are favorites in any competition. Today, Spain is the best team in the world, they are the favorites. But on the field, you have to play soccer,” the 21-year-old forward told a press conference.

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Mexico Hails Progress of Immigration Reform in Senate

Mexico Hails Progress of Immigration Reform in Senate

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The Mexican government hailed Friday “the important progress” signified by the U.S. Senate’s passing of the immigration reform bill and repeated the need for “a shared vision” on the subject.

The Senate bill “has a comprehensive vision for modifying the regulatory framework of migration,” Mexican Foreign Secretary Jose Antonio Meade said.

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Ex-President Leads March in Honduras on Anniversary of Coup

Ex-President Leads March in Honduras on Anniversary of Coup

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Former President Manuel Zelaya led a march in the Honduran capital to mark Friday’s fourth anniversary of the coup that ousted him.

Thousands took part in the procession, many under the red-and-black banners of the National Popular Resistance Front, which formed almost immediately after the military forced Zelaya from office on June 28, 2009.

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Academy of Motion Pictures Invites Record Number of Latinos to Join

Academy of Motion Pictures Invites Record Number of Latinos to Join

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Science (AMPAS), better known for handing out Oscars, is making real its proclaimed efforts at diversification.

This week the AMPAS sent out an unprecedented number of invitations, 276 to be exact, to people in the business that included a record number of Latinos in the business.  22 Latinos in the movie business were invited to join this exclusive club.

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Brazil Robbers Kill Little Boy “Because He Wouldn’t Stop Crying”

Brazil Robbers Kill Little Boy “Because He Wouldn’t Stop Crying”

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Robbers who assaulted the home of a Bolivian couple before dawn Friday in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo killed their only child “because he wouldn’t stop crying,” police officials said.

The mother identified the boy as 5-year-old Bryan Yanarico Capcha and told police that six armed men had broken into their home.

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So What Did We Learn About the Roberts Court?

So What Did We Learn About the Roberts Court?

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By Dr. Herny Flores, NewsTaco

The current session of the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has ended with a great deal of disappointment and joy, depending upon whose side you are on.  I’m disappointed.  But then again, it’s not the first time I have been disappointed in this institution.  After all, they are lawyers!

Now that I got that out of my system, let’s take a serious look at what we learned from this SCOTUS session.  The session itself was important to Chief Justice Roberts because he is trying to build his legacy. 

He is still young and he will be around for a long time, nevertheless, this was an important session because some very important cases were rendered that give a clear indication as to how legal historians and the public will think of and remember the Roberts Court, particularly Latino voters.

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Sofia Vergara Not Ruling Out Having a Baby in the Future

Sofia Vergara Not Ruling Out Having a Baby in the Future

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Colombian actress Sofia Vergara does not rule out the possibility of having a baby with husband-to-be Nick Loeb, but admitted that right now “it’s not a priority” in her life.

“It’s not a priority in my life” because Manolo, her son, is about to turn 22 and it would be “starting all over with the diapers,” she said in an interview that aired Friday on the Televisa network.

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Colombia Prepares to Release New Airbag Vest for Motorcyclists

Colombia Prepares to Release New Airbag Vest for Motorcyclists

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Seven years ago, engineer German Acevedo left his job as head of R&D for the Colombian navy to develop an innovative product aimed at saving thousands of lives: an airbag vest for motorcyclists.

His company, Tech4Riders, which already exports the vests to Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Chile and Venezuela, now is ready to market the third generation of the safety equipment, Colombia.inn reported.

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Spain to Boost Annual Revenue by $6.1 Billion with Higher Taxes on Alcohol, Tobacco

Spain to Boost Annual Revenue by $6.1 Billion with Higher Taxes on Alcohol, Tobacco

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Spain’s government on Friday announced tax hikes on alcohol and tobacco and limits on corporate tax deductions, saying the measures would boost revenue by 4.7 billion euros ($6.1 billion) annually.

Speaking at the end of a weekly Cabinet meeting, Finance Minister Cristobal Montoro said 3.65 billion euros per year would be raised by limiting the amount large companies can deduct for securities portfolio losses, while another 700 million euros would come from higher taxes on alcohol and tobacco and 340 million euros from a new tax on fluorinated gases.

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Spain’s King Juan Carlos Downplays Health Issues

Spain’s King Juan Carlos Downplays Health Issues

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Spain’s King Juan Carlos denied being “extremely sick” and described the state of his health as a “matter of screws,” a reference to the back and hip operations he has undergone over the past few years.



The 75-year-old monarch made his remarks during an informal conversation with reporters following the closure of the 14th General Staff Course at the CESEDEN defense college in Madrid, an event at which he used a pair of crutches to support himself.

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Tito Puente Jr. To Pay Tribute to His Father in the Dominican Republic

Tito Puente Jr. To Pay Tribute to His Father in the Dominican Republic

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Singer Tito Puente Jr. will give a concert Saturday in the Dominican capital in honor of his late father, one of the leading figures of Latin jazz and salsa music of the past century.

The tribute to percussionist and composer Tito Puente Sr. will take place at the Hard Rock Cafe in Santo Domingo with a promise to include the greatest hits of the “King of the Timbales,” the organizers said in a communique.

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Cuba Arrests 3 in School Cheating Case

Two Havana high school teachers and a worker at a printing company were arrested for selling students copies of a mathematics exam prior to the test, Cuba’s official media said Thursday.

The math test was for 11th grade students in the capital and was given several days ago, Communist Party daily Granma said.

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SaturdayJune 29, 2013