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MondayJuly 1, 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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Guilty: Teen Posted Video of Beating Death of Mexican Father of 12 in Chicago

Guilty: Teen Posted Video of Beating Death of Mexican Father of 12 in Chicago

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A 19-year-old Chicago man who recorded on video the attack and robbery that led to the death of a Mexican immigrant was found guilty of murder and robbery on Monday by a judge in Cook County.

Judge Joseph M. Claps ruled that Anthony Malcolm was an accomplice in the 2012 killing of Delfino Mora, 62, as the father of 12 was collecting cans in an alley in the West Rogers Park neighborhood.

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STUDY: Border Militarization Leads to an Increase in Illegal Immigration

STUDY: Border Militarization Leads to an Increase in Illegal Immigration

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The pending 2013 immigration reform bill aims to establish a pathway to citizenship for more than 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States. The bill also calls for the completion of 700 miles of border fencing between the United States and Mexico and doubles the number of Border Patrol agents.

Critics of the bill say that heightened border control measures, along with the bill’s proposal to reduce the number of available work visas for agriculture, will only lead to an increase in undocumented migration to the United States from Mexico.

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Drug Sting at Panama International Airport Nets Lots of Coke and Cash

Drug Sting at Panama International Airport Nets Lots of Coke and Cash

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Panamanian police seized eight grills containing an as yet undetermined amount of cocaine and almost three quarters of a million dollars in cash and arrested four Colombians and a Panamanian in an anti-drug operation carried out on the weekend at the Tocumen International Airport, an official said.

The drug was found beneath the double bottoms of four briefcases during the search on Sunday of a cargo plane that had arrived from Bogota, although authorities did not specify how the aircraft was registered in a communique released by the Panamanian National Police.

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Taco Bell, Del Taco Angry With Pot Expo for Using Their Logos

Taco Bell, Del Taco Angry With Pot Expo for Using Their Logos

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Officials for two major fast food taco brands are angry with the Anaheim Kush Expo for using their logos without permission.

According to reps for Del Taco and Taco Bell, the California marijuana expo used their logos on promotional materials without asking for permission.The Kush Expo, which will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, is scheduled for July 6-7.

A spokesman for Taco Bell stated, ‘We have a longstanding policy that prohibits other businesses from using our trademarks, and we did not give them permission to do this. We were in the process of contacting them to take down our trademarks from their website but it appears that they have already taken them down.’

Barbara Caruso of Del Taco called the use of the company’s logo “unacceptable.”

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First Immigration Green Card Issued to Gay Married Immigrant

First Immigration Green Card Issued to Gay Married Immigrant

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The federal government has issued its first green card to a gay marriage immigrant from Bulgaria.  The Bulgarian immigrant is in a same-sex marriage to an American citizen and is benefiting from the historic Supreme Court ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

Traian Popov and his husband Julian Marsh were married in New York last year but did not qualify for a permanent resident visa before the Supreme Court ruling which disallows denial of marriage benefits to gay married couples.  This immigration first will allow Popov , 41, full legal status.  He has been living in the U.S. for the last fifteen years with numerous student visas.  The Popov applied for a green card last February in hopes that DOMA would be struck down.

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Second Wave of 2013 Teen Choice Award Nominees Include Javier Bardem, Rico Rodriguez

Second Wave of 2013 Teen Choice Award Nominees Include Javier Bardem, Rico Rodriguez

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In May, the first of the nominees for the 2013 Teen Choice Awards were announced. Monday, the next wave of nominees was announced for the awards show, “Glee” leads the second wave of nominees with five nominations and “Pitch Perfect” garnered four nominations.

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As Of Today, California No Longer Has A White Majority

As Of Today, California No Longer Has A White Majority

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The number of Latinos will match the number of white non-Hispanic population for the first time in California this month, according to the California Department of Finance. The same study also found that Latinos will become a plurality in 2014, overtaking the white non-Hispanic population. The demographic milestone, marked by a press conference at the state Capitol at noon PDT on Monday, will likely be a driving force for the state’s economic and political future.

The demographic landscape was not always a game of catch up. Fifteen year ago, the white non-Hispanic population outnumbered Latinos by about five million. Over the years, the Latino population increased through birth and immigration while the white population decreased through lower birth rates and people moving out of the state. Now, Latinos will reach a population of 15 million individuals, equivalent to the existing 15 million white non-Hispanics.

Although the Latino population has reached parity with the white non-Hispanic population, Latinos lag on income compared to their white cohorts. The median household income for Latinos was $44,300 in 2011 while the same measure for white non-Hispanics was $67,000. Latinos make up about 60 percent of low-wage laborers in California. Still, the community is changing rapidly. Second-generation Latinos tend to experience greater upward mobility and to earn higher incomes. Meanwhile, immigrant youths are steadily closing the educational achievement gap.

California’s fast-growing Latino population will have a lasting impact on the labor force, since there will be 7.2 million Latinos under the age of 25 compared to 3.8 million whites by 2030. Latinos are currently the fastest growing segment of business owners in California. The changing labor landscape underscores the importance of educating Latino youths who constitute more than half of the state’s secondary schools, and will be needed to supplant the aging white non-Hispanic population.

The growing Latino population will also shape future voter turnout. The growing electoral power of Latinos already flexed its political muscle in the 2012 presidential election, when former presidential candidate Mitt Romney (R) only received 27 percent of the Latino vote.

One only needs to look at Texas to see how the Latino plurality in California could affect a large segment of future minority voters. In response to new Hispanic pluralities in the state’s urban counties, the Legislature limited Latino voting strength by redistricting maps that discriminate against Latino and minority voters.

California’s sizable immigrant population has endured exploitation and threats of deportation. But legislators have introduced bills that help the immigrant population improve their circumstances. For example, the state has already taken steps to mitigate exploitations of immigrant agricultural workers and to bring them into the healthcare system. Several other bills advanced this session to protect immigrants from extortion and help them obtain drivers licenses.

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New Season of “La Voz” will Bring Wisin & Yandel as Judges

New Season of “La Voz” will Bring Wisin & Yandel as Judges

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Puerto Rico reggaeton duo Wisin & Yandel are the first entertainers to be confirmed as judges for the third edition of the singing competition reality show “La Voz” (The Voice), the Televisa network said in a communique.

“These great superstars of urban music will offer their experience and talent to the contestants,” said the document.

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Remittances to Mexico Fall for 11th Consecutive Month

Remittances to Mexico Fall for 11th Consecutive Month

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Remittances sent by Mexicans living abroad fell 13.2 percent to $2.03 billion in May, compared to the same month in 2012, the Bank of Mexico said Monday.

May marked the 11th consecutive month that remittances have fallen, the central bank said.

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Cruz Sisters, Penelope and Monica, Design for Loewe

Cruz Sisters, Penelope and Monica, Design for Loewe

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The gorgeous Cruz sisters, Penelope and Monica, have designed a new handbag for the Loewe brand.

The high-end Spanish brand will begin selling the Cruz sisters’ bag in their stores worldwide on November 1.

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Blog del Narco: Gulf Cartel Members Charged in Los Zeta Member Freda’s Slaying

Blog del Narco: Gulf Cartel Members Charged in Los Zeta Member Freda’s Slaying

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Attorney Arturo Nahle Garcia reported that Gulf Cartel members were the ones who killed Cindy Aguirre Malpica, better known as “Freda”. She was murdered and dumped in the landfill.

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Chipotle to Celebrate Its 20th Anniversary, Win Free Burritos for 20 Years

Chipotle to Celebrate Its 20th Anniversary, Win Free Burritos for 20 Years

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No one can ever say the folks at Mexican restaurant chain Chipotle aren’t creative.  Case in point how they are going to celebrate their 20th anniversary.

The burrito kings are going to offer a treasure hunt where by 20 people can win free burritos for 20 years if they can solve 20 online puzzles. 

Where do we sign up, we say!

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Chinese Sex Slave Rings Busted in Spain

Spanish police on Monday dismantled two rival Chinese prostitution rings that operated in Madrid and kept 25 women on hand to service customers.

In the operation, 26 people were arrested in Spain - 25 of them Chinese - as well as another 25 people who were collaborating with one of the networks in France, Spanish National Police director Jose Ignacio Cosido said.

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Mariah Carey, Miguel, Young Jeezy Perform “#Beautiful” at BET Awards (VIDEO)

Mariah Carey, Miguel, Young Jeezy Perform “#Beautiful” at BET Awards (VIDEO)

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On Sunday night, Mariah Carey, Miguel, and rapper Young Jeezy took the stage at the 2013 BET Awards.

Mariah and Miguel started off singing the remix of their summer hit “#Beautiful” and were joined on stage by Young Jeezy who transitioned into “R.I.P.”

Miguel took home the award for Best Male R&B/Pop Artist.

Check out Mariah’s seemingly effortless performance below.

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Soledad O’Brien Joins Controversial Al Jazeera Network

Soledad O’Brien Joins Controversial Al Jazeera Network

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Al Jazeera is busy expanding its presence in America first with the $500 Million purchase of Al Gore’s ‘Current TV’ cable network and now with its talent acquisition of Soledad O’Brien. 

O’Brien, the former CNN anchor and host of “Starting Point”, will produce hour-long documentary specials through her production company ‘Starfish Media Group’.  In addition she will serve as a special correspondent for Al Jazeera’s new primetime show “America Tonight”. 

O’Brien is the daughter of two immigrant parents from Cuba and Australia and mother of four.

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Thousands Protest Against Crime Surge in Cuernavaca, Mexico

Thousands Protest Against Crime Surge in Cuernavaca, Mexico

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Thousands of people took to the streets of Cuernavaca, the capital of Mexico’s Morelos state, over the weekend to protest against the wave of violence in the region, officials said.

A Morelos state government spokesman told Efe that about 2,000 people turned out for Sunday’s silent march, while various media outlets pegged the demonstrators at 5,000 in Cuernavaca, a city about 85 kilometers (52 miles) south of Mexico City.

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Chilean Actor Pedro Pascal Cast for Season 4 of “Game of Thrones”

Chilean Actor Pedro Pascal Cast for Season 4 of “Game of Thrones”

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Chilean actor Pedro Pascal has been cast to play “The Red Viper” in the upcoming season of Game of Thrones.

“The Red Viper,” aka Prince Oberyn Martell of Dorne, is out for revenge against the Lannisters after they killed his sister when they overthrew the Mad King.

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In Brazil v Spain - Brazil Triumphs in Confederation Cup

In Brazil v Spain - Brazil Triumphs in Confederation Cup

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Brazil, led by 21-year-old phenom Neymar, reasserted its place atop world soccer with a stunning 3-0 shellacking of Spain in the final of the Confederations Cup.

Brazil stormed out to a 1-0 lead just two minutes into Sunday’s match when Spain’s defensemen failed to clear a cross from Hulk and allowed Fred, who had fallen to the ground, to fire the ball into the net at point-blank range past a tentative Iker Casillas.

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BRAZIL: Thousands March to Confederations Cup to Protest

BRAZIL: Thousands March to Confederations Cup to Protest

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Thousands of protesters marched Sunday toward Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana Stadium, the venue for the Confederation Cup final between host Brazil and Spain.

The protesters gathered at Plaza Saens Peña in Tijuca, a neighborhood about two kilometers (1.2 miles) from the stadium, and began marching amid applause from thousands of residents, an Efe reporter confirmed at the scene.

Police set up a security perimeter around the stadium, where some 70,000 people are expected to watch the match on Sunday evening.

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MondayJuly 1, 2013