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TuesdayJuly 2, 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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STUDY:  Mexican-American Kids Less Likely to be Overweight if They Ate More Peanuts

STUDY:  Mexican-American Kids Less Likely to be Overweight if They Ate More Peanuts

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A study by the Children’s Nutrition Research Center in Houston, Texas has discovered that Mexican-American children are less likely to be overweight or obese if they consume peanuts at least one a week.

The study was prompted by the fact that 39% of Mexican-American children are overweight versus 32% for the general population.  The hope is that good eating habits can start young and lead to a healthy adulthood. The obesity rate for Mexican-American adults is double that of other demographics putting them at high risk for diabetes and heart disease.

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Vandalism Destroys 5,000 Year-Old Pyramid in Peru

Vandalism Destroys 5,000 Year-Old Pyramid in Peru

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The 5,000 year-old El Paraiso pyramid survived the test of time but did not survive an apparent land rights feud in Peru.

The pyramid is located near Lima in the San Martin de Porres district and is constructed of 12 pyramids.  El Paraiso is considered one of the earliest examples of monumental stone architecture in the Americas dating back to 2,000 to 3,000 BC. 

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Blog del Narco: Bill Calls for 40 helicopters on the Border with Mexico & Boon to US Companies

Blog del Narco: Bill Calls for 40 helicopters on the Border with Mexico & Boon to US Companies

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A fleet of 40 helicopters will be deployed along the border with Mexico if the security amendment included in the immigration reform bill is adopted by the U.S. House of Representatives, The Washington Post revealed today. 

These acquisitions will prove to be bonanza for some of the largest defense companies in the industry thanks to the specifications contained in the proposal from Republican Senators Bob Corker and John Hoeven. 

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Oh No! Venenzuela President Maduro and Russia’s Putin Vow to Continue Loving Each Other

Oh No! Venenzuela President Maduro and Russia’s Putin Vow to Continue Loving Each Other

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro showed here Tuesday that he plans to pick up where late predecessor Hugo Chavez left off in relations with Russia.

“Hugo Chavez generated a great respect and love for Russia. We have inherited that love,” Maduro said during a meeting at the Kremlin with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Drag Queen Beauty Pageant Ends with Fight (VIDEO)

Drag Queen Beauty Pageant Ends with Fight (VIDEO)

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A full out brawl erupted at the 2013 Miss Gay San Juan drag queen competition in Peru last week.

After the wrong winner was reportedly announced, the runner-up ran after the announced winner and the two began fighting.

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Third Season of “La Voz” to Feature Alejandra Guzman as Mentor

Mexican rocker Alejandra Guzman will participate as a trainer in the third edition of the singing competition reality show “La Voz” (The Voice), the Televisa network said Tuesday.

“Alejandra Guzman is one of the most important and daring Spanish-speaking artists, she possesses an extraordinary interpretative, multifaceted and explosive force,” said the giant media conglomerate.

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LATINO BLOTTER: Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing $90M in Prescription Drugs

LATINO BLOTTER: Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing $90M in Prescription Drugs

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A Connecticut man pled guilty to stealing roughly $90 million worth of prescription drugs from a warehouse in Enfield.

Amed Villa, a Cuban-born man living in Miami, pled guilty on Monday to federal theft and conspiracy charges stemming from his participation in the 2010 theft. Federal officials believe this to be the largest theft in Connecticut’s history.

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Spanish Authorities Threaten 007’s Sean Connery with Jail in Corruption Case

Spanish Authorities Threaten 007’s Sean Connery with Jail in Corruption Case

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Actor Sean Connery and his wife could have arrest warrants issued for them if they do not appear before a Spanish judge in a corruption case within six months, according to a court ruling seen by Efe on Tuesday.

In the ruling, it is stated that there have been “all kinds of impediments” to taking the statements of Sean Thomas Connery and his wife, Micheline Anne Jeanne Connery, and it details the procedures that have been undertaken going back to May 2010.

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2016 Latino Voter Poll:  Rubio Leads GOP and Clinton Leads Democrats

2016 Latino Voter Poll:  Rubio Leads GOP and Clinton Leads Democrats

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A new Latino Decisions/America’s Voice poll on the 2016 Latino vote puts Florida Senator Marco Rubio at the top of the list for the GOP and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on top for the Democrats.

The poll indicates that Latinos are actively watching the comprehensive immigration reform debate and waiting to see if legislation passes – all things that will influence the direction of their vote.  The poll indicates Hispanic voters are evaluating not just the actions by elected officials on immigration reform but also their rhetoric. 

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Soaring Temperatures Continue to Cook Western U.S.

Soaring Temperatures Continue to Cook Western U.S.

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Experts offer steps you can take to stay safe as temperatures rise.

Temperatures topping 110 and even 120 degrees Fahrenheit have much of the American West sweltering, and health officials are warning that people must do what they can to stay cool as the heat wave continues.

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Mexican Archaeologist to Map Ancient Mayan City of Chactun

Mexican Archaeologist to Map Ancient Mayan City of Chactun

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Specialists are developing a map of archaeological sites in a little-known Mayan region in Mexico’s Campeche state, where an ancient city now known as Chactun was discovered this year, the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said.

The region was one of the least explored in the Mayan zone as recently as 15 years ago, project leader Ivan Sprajc and specialist Nikolai Grube said.

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How Brazil’s Olympic And World Cup Dreams Turned Into A Nightmare

How Brazil’s Olympic And World Cup Dreams Turned Into A Nightmare

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More than a million Brazilians flooded the streets of dozens of cities across the country, forcing major news outlets across the world turned their focus to Brazil all at once. They captured Brazilian flags being worn as capes, flying above the throngs, juxtaposed with signs and scored by music and the chanting of huge crowds. The return of international soccer’s grandest event to the World Cup’s birthplace in South America for the first time in three decades, and to Brazil for the first time in more than half a century, was supposed to look like this. But the message the world heard from Brazil was supposed to sound very, very different.

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Due to Surge of Illegal Border Crossers – Honduras Opens up Diplomatic Post at Border City

Due to Surge of Illegal Border Crossers – Honduras Opens up Diplomatic Post at Border City

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The Honduran government is responding to the increase in illegal border crossers at the Texas-Mexico border and is now opening up a diplomatic post in McAllen, Texas to service those immigrants.

The Honduras diplomatic outpost will be located on Broadway Street on the same avenue the Mexican and Guatemala consulates are located.  Officials are describing the office as an “auxiliary” office and not a full-service consulate. 

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Brazil Moves Forward with Referendum on Massive Political Reforms

Brazil Moves Forward with Referendum on Massive Political Reforms

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The administration of President Dilma Rousseff on Tuesday formally asked Brazil’s Congress to convene a referendum on a wide-ranging political overhaul.

Rousseff, who proposed the plebiscite in response to protests that have rocked Brazil for nearly a month wants voters to have input on how politics operates in the giant South American nation.

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Selena Gomez Cries When Learning “Come and Get It” Reached No. 1 (VIDEO)

Selena Gomez Cries When Learning “Come and Get It” Reached No. 1  (VIDEO)

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“This has been one of my proudest achievements and I couldn’t do it without everyone!! So grateful. I love you guys! Let’s celebrate!!”

Selena Gomez recently posted a video on YouTube in which she learns her single “Come and Get It” reached the number one spot on the music charts.

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Jenni Rivera Autobiography Launches on Her 44th Birthday

Jenni Rivera Autobiography Launches on Her 44th Birthday

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Today would have been El Diva de la Banda, Jenni Rivera’s 44th birthday and her fans are getting more of her posthumously with her memoir called “Unbreakable”.

The book does not hold back on much - there is all the accomplishments of Rivera but also the dark periods that include rape, teen pregnancy, domestic abuse, and an incarcerated ex-husband. 

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NYC Honors Hispanic Standouts with Street Naming

NYC Honors Hispanic Standouts with Street Naming

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New York City is honoring Puerto Rican painter Rafael Tufiño, legendary guitarist Yomo Toro and the Army’s 65th Infantry Regiment, among others, by naming streets in Manhattan and the Bronx after them.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed the orders authorizing changes to the names of 50 streets, including one named for Sgt. Jose Enrique Ulloa, a Dominican who died in Iraq in 2008.

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Blog del Narco: PRI Candidate Gunned Down with Husband and Niece (VIDEO)

Blog del Narco: PRI Candidate Gunned Down with Husband and Niece (VIDEO)

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PRI candidate Rosalia Palma was gunned down in Oaxaca;  her husband and niece were also killed in the attack.

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Gunmen Kills 3 at Mexico City Bar

Gunmen Kills 3 at Mexico City Bar

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Gunmen killed three people at a bar in a city in Mexico state, which surrounds the Federal District and forms part of the Mexico City metropolitan area, officials and media reports said.

The shooting happened on Monday at a bar on Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz avenue, a street on the limits of the city of Nezahualcoyotl with Mexico City, Mexico state Attorney General’s Office spokesmen told Efe.

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EXTREME TRAFFICKING: Woman Tries to Smuggle 1-Pound Package of Meth in Vagina

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: Woman Tries to Smuggle 1-Pound Package of Meth in Vagina

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An woman was taken into custody while attempting to cross into the U.S. from Mexico after it was suspected she was smuggling drugs.

Identified as 31-year-old Claudia Ibarra, the woman was allegedly attempting to smuggle about one pound of methamphetamine from Mexico to Arizona.

A U.S. citizen residing in Yuma, AZ, Ibarra was taken into custody at the port of San Luis after border authorities noticed she seemed very nervous.

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Can Bicycles Help with Cuba’s Transportation Problem?

Can Bicycles Help with Cuba’s Transportation Problem?

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The Cuban government is planning to reintroduce bicycles as a way to alleviate public transport problems, Vice President Marino Murillo said in comments cited Monday in the official media.

Murillo, the head of the committee to implement the economic reforms put in place by the government of President Raul Castro, said during last Friday’s Cabinet meeting that one way to promote cycling would be to provide bicycle replacement parts at a discount.

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Puerto Rican Murder-For-Hire Suspect Caught in Spain

Puerto Rican Murder-For-Hire Suspect Caught in Spain

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A Puerto Rican woman accused of hiring a hit man to murder her husband in 2005 was arrested by Spanish police at Madrid’s Barajas International Airport.

The director of the FBI office in Puerto Rico, Carlos Cases, on Monday confirmed the arrest of Aurea Vazquez Rijos.

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TuesdayJuly 2, 2013