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SundayJuly 7, 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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Gang Violence Across Colombia Leaves 8 Dead

Gang Violence Across Colombia Leaves 8 Dead

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Five people dead in Cali and another three in Medellin is the death toll in several confrontations staged Sunday by gangs in different parts of these two Colombian cities, authorities said.

In Cali, in the southwest, five people were shot to death and three others wounded in several incidents.

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Favela Fire Kills 3, Injures 8 in Sao Paulo

Favela Fire Kills 3, Injures 8 in Sao Paulo

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A huge fire in Heliopolis, Sao Paulo’s largest “favela,” or shantytown, killed at least three people and injured eight, two of them critically, the city’s fire department said Sunday.

The bodies of the three fatalities, who have not been identified, were severely burned, while the injured suffered burns and are showing symptoms of smoke inhalation.

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5 Dead, 40 Missing After Train Carrying Petroleum Derails in Canada

5 Dead, 40 Missing After Train Carrying Petroleum Derails in Canada

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The Quebec Provincial Police said Sunday that five people died and about 40 are missing in the derailment and explosion on the weekend of a train carrying petroleum.

The number of dead was raised after two more bodies were found in the ruins of buildings destroyed by the explosion and the fires that broke out after the derailment in the small town of Lac-Megantic, which has about 6,000 residents and is located 250 kilometers (155 miles) east of Montreal.

About 30 buildings in the center of town were completely destroyed.

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Former President George W. Bush Touting the Benefits of Immigration Reform

Former President George W. Bush Touting the Benefits of Immigration Reform

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Former President George W. Bush is making his own push in support of comprehensive immigration reform saying the system is broken and it must be fixed while making sure people are treated with respect.

Bush made his comments while appearing on this Sunday’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” program.  Having failed at passing immigration reform during his presidency he is well awful of the difficult task at hand. 

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Election-related Violence in Mexico Leads to 1 Death

At least one person has died in election-related violence Sunday in Mexico, where 15 states are holding gubernatorial, legislative and mayoral elections, officials said.

Ramon Delgado Valencia was killed when unidentified individuals fired shots at the campaign headquarters of Reveriano Perez Vega, the mayoral candidate of the governing Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, in Coxquihui, a city in the Gulf state of Veracruz, officials told Efe.

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Rajoy Says Spanish Economy is Improving

Rajoy Says Spanish Economy is Improving

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Spain’s economy “is getting better” and the proposals of former Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar to reduce taxes will be heeded, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Sunday.

Rajoy and Aznar were in the town of Guadarrama, near Madrid, to participate in the closure for the summer of the campus of the Foundation for Analysis and Social Studies, or FAES, affiliated with the governing Popular Party, or PP, and headed by Aznar.

The two politicians met briefly before the closing ceremony.

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Mexican Army Kills 3 During Shootout

Mexican Army Kills 3 During Shootout

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At least three suspected gunmen died in a shootout with army troops in Monclova, a city in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila, officials said.

The shootout occurred on Saturday and involved an army special operations unit, the Coahuila Attorney General’s Office said.

The gunmen and soldiers engaged in the firefight around 1:00 a.m. Saturday on Bulevar Harold Pape in Monclova, the AG’s office said.

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4 Injured in First Run With the Bulls at Pamplona

4 Injured in First Run With the Bulls at Pamplona

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Four people, including an Australian, a Briton and a woman from the United States, were injured in the first running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona, hospital officials said Sunday.

The run, which featured bulls from the Alcurrucen estate in central Spain, started at 8:00 a.m. with the firing of the traditional “chupinazo” rocket.

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Authorities Investigating Deadly San Francisco Plane Crash

Authorities Investigating Deadly San Francisco Plane Crash

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U.S. investigators are examining on Sunday the hard landing of an Asiana airlines jet that killed two people and injured hundreds at the San Francisco international airport.

The Boeing 777, with 291 passengers and 16 crewmembers on board, originally took off from Shanghai, China, but made a stop in Seoul, South Korea, en route to the United States.

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Mexican Woman Found Living in Cancun Airport

Mexican Woman Found Living in Cancun Airport

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A Mexican woman who arrived on a flight from the United States has been living at the airport in the Caribbean resort city of Cancun since June 30, officials said.

Marcela Silvia Montaño Mancera, a Mexican citizen, is being watched by police but cannot be arrested because she has not committed a crime, Federal Police officers told Efe.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Abortions: Latin America and the Great Debate

INFOGRAPHIC: Abortions: Latin America and the Great Debate

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In a region known for it’s devout Catholics, the abortion debate is currently playing out amongst lawmakers across Latin America. 

While legal in some countries in others doctors and their patients who undergo the procedure may face criminal charges.

Check out Hispanically Speaking News’s infographic covering abortions in Latin America below.

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Miami’s Casa Casuarina, aka Versace Mansion, Faces Uncertain Future

Miami’s Casa Casuarina, aka Versace Mansion, Faces Uncertain Future

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Casa Casuarina, the South Beach mansion where Italian designer Gianni Versace was murdered in 1997, faces an uncertain future after its current owner filed for bankrutpcy protection.

Peter Loftin, who owns the mansion on whose front steps Versace was gunned down, purchased the property in 2000 for $19 million and converted it into a luxury hotel.

Casa Casuarina, located on South Beach’s popular Ocean Drive, is a popular stop for tourists visiting Miami Beach.

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Controversial Nuclear Plant Gets Shut Down in Spain

Controversial Nuclear Plant Gets Shut Down in Spain

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The 42-year-old Santa Maria de Garoña nuclear power plant in the north-central province of Burgos, one of the eight nuclear reactors operating in Spain, has been shut down.

The power plant, which was closed Saturday under an order issued by the Industry and Energy Ministry, continues to be the target of criticism from the opposition and non-governmental organizations, such as Greenpeace.

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Mexican Indian Exonerated After 5 Years in Pre-Trial Detention

A Mixtec Indian was exonerated of kidnapping and sex-abuse charges and released from custody after five years in pre-trial detention, according to the Asilegal organization.

The case of Roberto Pastrana “is emblematic in that it reflects the patterns of criminalization against young people and the indigenous population in particular, as well as the abuse of preventive prison,” Asilegal said in a statement.

Pastrana was exonerated at a hearing on June 24, nearly five years after he was jailed at a detention facility in Tlapa de Comonfort, a municipality in the southern state of Guerrero, it added.

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SundayJuly 7, 2013