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TuesdayJuly 9, 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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Kingpin Narco Daniel “El Loco” Barrera Extradited from Colombia to U.S.

Kingpin Narco Daniel “El Loco” Barrera Extradited from Colombia to U.S.

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Colombian authorities on Tuesday handed over to U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents the man regarded as the Andean nation’s “last kingpin.”

Two police officers escorted Daniel “El Loco” Barrera when he was exhibited to the media, a session during which he said nothing, and afterwards they accompanied him to a van which took him to Bogota’s international airport.

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Over 20 Undocumented Dominicans Make It to Puerto Rico on Homemade Raft

Over 20 Undocumented Dominicans Make It to Puerto Rico on Homemade Raft

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U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents detained 25 undocumented Dominicans in Camuy, a town on the northern coast of Puerto Rico.

The CBP said Tuesday in a communique that the detentions took place on Monday afternoon, when Puerto Rican police reported the sighting of a group of individuals who had just gotten off a boat on the coast at Camuy.

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Spain Apologies for Diplomatic “Misunderstanding” Over Bolivia’s Detoured Presidential Plane

Spain Apologies for Diplomatic “Misunderstanding” Over Bolivia’s Detoured Presidential Plane

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Spain’s foreign minister on Tuesday offered apologies to Bolivia’s Evo Morales for “any misunderstanding” linked to last week’s diversion of the Latin American leader’s aircraft, but insisted that Madrid never barred the plane from its airspace.

Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo addressed the issue at a breakfast with reporters in Madrid.

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Brooklyn Model Electrocuted After Peeing, Falling on Subway Rail

Brooklyn Model Electrocuted After Peeing, Falling on Subway Rail

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A New York model is dead after he fell onto a subway rail and was electrocuted.

Matthew Zeno, 30, and his friend, Aaron Quisenberry, 26, had just left the Gotham City Lounge in Bushwick at around 3 a.m. and were waiting for the soon-to-be-arriving G train at Broadway and Union Avenue.

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Mexico’s Carlos Slim Spends $40 Million to Bring Shazam to Latin America

Mexico’s Carlos Slim Spends $40 Million to Bring Shazam to Latin America

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Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim’s America Movil said in a securities filing that it acquired a 10.8 percent stake in Shazam Entertainment Limited.

The companies plan to form “a strategic alliance” in Latin America, America Movil said in a filing with the Mexican Stock Exchange.

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Victor Cruz: NY Giants New $46 Million-Dollar Man

The New York Giants have signed wide receiver Victor Cruz, who is known for his salsa-dancing touchdown celebrations, to a five-year, $45.879 million contract extension.

“I feel relief. I feel I can just kick back and play football again,” Cruz said.

Contract negotiations dragged on for months, with the team and Cruz appearing far apart at several junctures.

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Famed Tenor Placido Domingo Hospitalized for a Pulmonary Embolism

Famed Tenor Placido Domingo Hospitalized for a Pulmonary Embolism

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Spanish tenor Placido Domingo remains in a Madrid hospital, where he is being treated for a pulmonary embolism, the Royal Theater reported Tuesday.

While the 72-year-old artist “is being successfully treated,” the illness will prevent him from singing Daniel Catan’s opera “Il postino” at the Plaza de Oriente coliseum, a production in which Domingo was to have portrayed Chilean poet Pablo Neruda.

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Extreme Trafficking:  Over $1 Million in Coke & Meth Seized at California-Mexico Border

Extreme Trafficking:  Over $1 Million in Coke & Meth Seized at California-Mexico Border

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Several packages of methamphetamine and cocaine with a street value of more than $1 million were seized in separate operations over the long July 4th holiday weekend in Southern California, the Border Patrol said.

Agents at the checkpoint in San Clemente, north of San Diego, found 18 packets of methamphetamine worth $639,400 in a 1995 Saturn after a drug-sniffing dog indicated that narcotics might be in the trunk, Border Patrol spokeswoman Mary Beth Caston said.

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Does Selena Gomez’s New Song Use a Voicemail from Justin Bieber? (AUDIO)

Does Selena Gomez’s New Song Use a Voicemail from Justin Bieber? (AUDIO)

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Though it is unclear if the male voice heard on the message in Selena Gomez’s new song “Love Will Remember,” many have noticed it sounds remarkably similar to that of her on-off beau Justin Bieber.

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This Week in GOP Latino Outreach: Steve King’s Caucus takes Center Stage

This Week in GOP Latino Outreach: Steve King’s Caucus takes Center Stage

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We’re back from a long weekend, and the fight for immigration reform has pivoted.  Following the passage of bipartisan immigration legislation in the Senate by a 68-32 vote, all attention is on the House and Speaker John Boehner.  Unfortunately, up first is this Wednesday’s House Republican internal meeting on immigration.

The GOP, following their shellacking among minority voters in the last election, is supposed to be opening up their tent and reaching out to demographics outside their base.  Instead, they’re buying into revisionist history which claims that they just need to shore up their support among white voters and keep voting for amendments to deport DREAMers in order to win future elections.  Wednesday’s conference was the brainchild of Steve King, who was collecting petition signatures to try and force such a powwow, ostensibly so that anti-immigrant voices could talk their House colleagues into opposing immigration reform.Image

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Ohio Kidnap Victims Thank Community, World for Their Support (VIDEO)

Ohio Kidnap Victims Thank Community, World for Their Support (VIDEO)

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At 14, 16 and 20 years old, three Ohio women were kidnapped by Ariel Castro. After being held captive for a decade or more, the women were finally discovered and rescued in May.

Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight have now released a video in response to the love and support they have received from their Cleveland community and across the world.

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Latin Grammy Winner Sie7e’s New Song is About Being Optimistic in Life

Latin Grammy Winner Sie7e’s New Song is About Being Optimistic in Life

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Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Sie7e, the winner of a Latin Grammy in 2011 for best new artist, is promoting his latest single, “So what,” in which he presents a positive and optimistic message about dealing with the problems of daily life.

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Texas Governor Rick Perry Will Not Seek Re-Election

After more than a decade in office, Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced Monday he wouldn’t seek re-election next year, saying he would serve out the remaining year-and-a-half of his term before stepping down.

“I will actively lead this great state,” Perry, a Republican and the longest continuously serving governor in the country, said in a closely followed speech delivered in San Antonio. “The focus must remain on the greatest state of the nation.”

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Arizona Heat Spells Bad News for Undocumented as Death Toll Rises

Arizona Heat Spells Bad News for Undocumented as Death Toll Rises

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An average of five to six undocumented immigrants are turning up dead in the desert every week amid even-hotter-than-normal summer temperatures in Arizona, authorities and human rights groups say.

According to figures compiled by the U.S. Border Patrol, June was a tragic month for immigrants who decided to illegally enter the United States via the Arizona desert, with more than 27 deaths, the majority “caused by the high temperatures and dehydration.”

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FC Barcelona Reaches Deal with Atletico Madrid for David Villa

FC Barcelona Reaches Deal with Atletico Madrid for David Villa

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Spanish international David Villa is on his way from FC Barcelona to Atletico Madrid in a deal that is potentially worth up to 5.1 million euros ($6.55 million), Barça said Monday.

Copa del Rey winner Atletico will pay the defending La Liga champion 2.1 million euros this season, with the promise of another 2.1 million if the 31-year-old forward continues to play in 2014-2015, Barcelona said in a statement.

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Chilean Student Protest Leader Camila Vallejo Running on Communist Party Ticket for Office

Chilean Student Protest Leader Camila Vallejo Running on Communist Party Ticket for Office

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One of the most prominent faces of the massive student protests that rocked Chile in 2011 has officially launched her bid for a seat in Congress.

Camila Vallejo, who is running on the Communist Party ticket in the Nov. 17 general elections, opened her campaign with an event in Santiago’s La Florida neighborhood, where she grew up.

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TuesdayJuly 9, 2013