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ThursdayJuly 11, 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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Companies Plan to Invest $27 Billion in Mexico

Companies Plan to Invest $27 Billion in Mexico

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Mexico’s biggest companies plan to invest $27 billion this year, the Mexican Businessmen’s Council, or CMHN, said.

CMHN president Claudio X. Gonzalez made the announcement during a meeting with Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo.

The high level of investment reflects “confidence and enthusiasm about what is happening in our country,” Gonzalez said.

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Brazil Faces Another Day of Nationwide Strikes and Standstill Traffic

Brazil Faces Another Day of Nationwide Strikes and Standstill Traffic

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Brazil on Thursday experienced more highway blockades and the paralysis of public transportation in some cities during the so-called “National Day of Struggle” called by unions to demand labor reforms.

Demonstrators interrupted certain operations at industrial facilities and refineries and blocked access to some ports, including Santos, Latin America’s most important maritime terminal.

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LATINO BLOTTER: Gun-Toting Felon Arrested Thanks to Facebook Photos

LATINO BLOTTER: Gun-Toting Felon Arrested Thanks to Facebook Photos

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A Florida man was arrested and plead guilty to illegally possessing firearms after being caught on Facebook.

Alain Ramirez, 28, was convicted of felony burglary in 2008, and was therefore not allowed to possess firearms or ammunition.

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Top Medical Tourism Destinations in Latin America

Top Medical Tourism Destinations in Latin America

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As healthcare costs continue to rise in the United States, many are looking to Latin America as a major medical tourism destination.

With its close proximity as well as the beautiful scenery, some countries are looking to boost their medical reputations by even offering patients discounted travel rates with medical procedures.

From dental work to cancer treatment, nearly all procedures are available to medical tourists.

Check out the top medical tourism destination in Latin America below.

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Hip Hop and Art Collide: Jay-Z Films “Picasso Baby” Video at NY Gallery

Hip Hop and Art Collide: Jay-Z Films “Picasso Baby” Video at NY Gallery

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A New York art gallery was the setting for Jay-Z’s “Picasso Baby” video shoot this week, with the rapper merging the worlds of high-end art and hip hop.

For six hours, the hippo mogul and award-winning rapper, recorded bits at Chelsea’s Pace Gallery, with plans to use them in the video for the song, which pays homage to the Spanish cubist Pablo Picasso, and also name-drops other artists.

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54 Percent of Mexican Drivers Do Not Have Licenses

More than 50 percent of Mexican drivers operate vehicles without licenses, a new survey found.

The figure comes from a nationwide telephone survey of 800 people conducted in June by Gabinete de Comunicacion Estrategica, or GCE.

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After Six Years, Family Finds Lost Chihuahua

After Six Years, Family Finds Lost Chihuahua

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When a Texas man and his wife were going through a divorce, they asked a friend to watch their chihuahua.  Unfortunately, the little dog got out and had not been seen in years.

Victor Ibarra, 44, of El Paso said Cinnamon the chihuahua went missing from his friend’s home more than 6 years ago, and the family was heartbroken.

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The World of Tequila in Pictures

The World of Tequila in Pictures

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Austin-based Photographer Joel Salcido has captured the world of tequila in a new exhibition currently being shown in Texas.

The exhibit, “Aliento a Tequila,” encapsulates the traditions of tequila and its culture in Mexico.

“Aliento a Tequila” can be seen in Marfa, Texas and will be displayed in various locations throughout Texas before the exhibition heads to Beijing, China next year.

Check out Joel Salcido’s photos depicting the world of tequila below.

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Demi Lovato, CAST Recovery Create Lovato Treatment Scholarship Fund for Mental Illness

Demi Lovato, CAST Recovery Create Lovato Treatment Scholarship Fund for Mental Illness

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Demi Lovato has partnered with CAST Recovery to create The Lovato Treatment Scholarship in honor of her dad, Patrick Lovato, who passed away in part due to untreated mental health and addiction issues.

Demi has battled these issues throughout her life, and she understands what’s at stake. At the same time, effective treatment is costly, and many can’t afford the care they need.

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Several Runners Injured During Pamplona Bull Run

Several Runners Injured During Pamplona Bull Run

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The bulls from the Victoriano del Rio ranch completed the fastest run so far at this year’s San Fermin festival in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona, creating dangerous conditions that resulted in several runners being trampled.

The bulls needed just two minutes and 11 seconds to cover the 850-meter (approximately half-mile) distance from the Santo Domingo stockyard to the bullring.

The animals stayed in a tight herd as they ran through the streets of Pamplona, a normally quiet town that welcomes hundreds of thousands of Spanish and international visitors annually during the festival, catching up quickly with the runners and overtaking them, sending many people falling to the ground.

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Blog del Narco: Husband Kills Wife Because She Wanted Divorce

Blog del Narco: Husband Kills Wife Because She Wanted Divorce

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In one day, three small children twelve, nine and seven years old lost their mother and father, after he murde red his wife with a hammer because she filed for divorce. After committing the crime, the man wrote a message on the wall with red paint, in which he said he had killed her for being unfaithful.
The alleged murderer, identified as Jesus Steps Antonio Perez, was arrested by the judicial police in a home located in the region 225, where he was hiding. In his statement to the Ministry Public detailed how and the reasons that pushed him to murder his wife Ana Laura Marín Espinoza, 30 years of age. Perez said it started on Monday July 8, a day that seemed normal for him, said he arrived home around 18:45 pm, after a day delivering snacks, and Ana Laura, his wife, who worked as a maid in a residential area of the Cancun hotel zone, was waiting with dinner ready.

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Teen Set on Fire By Angry Mob Dies in Bolivia

Teen Set on Fire By Angry Mob Dies in Bolivia

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A 17-year-old boy in the central Bolivian province of Cochabamba died en route to the hospital after he was set on fire by a mob over an alleged attempted robbery, authorities said Wednesday.

The boy and his 18-year-old friend were seized last Friday night in the town of Eterazama by a crowd who came running after they heard shouts of alarm about an attempt to steal a motorcycle, the Bolivian press said.

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2,000-Year Old Pyramid and Multiple Pre-Columbian Burial Sites Found in Veracruz, Mexico

2,000-Year Old Pyramid and Multiple Pre-Columbian Burial Sites Found in Veracruz, Mexico

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The National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, announced the discovery of 30 pre-Columbian burials and a pyramid in an ancient settlement in eastern Mexico that could be up to 2,000 years old.

The graves located in the municipality of Jaltipan, Veracruz state, were accompanied by offerings, animal remains and fossils.

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Not Everyone Wants the American Dream

Not Everyone Wants the American Dream

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On my 16th birthday, in an indigenous village in southern Mexico, I translated for a church group of white Americans from my hometown in eastern Washington state. In their one-room hut, I asked an indigenous Mexican family what they wanted to know about the United States. The daughter replied in Spanish, “Nothing.” The conversation moved back to their lives, their work, how they grew their food as indigenous subsistence farmers.

Most of us assume the American dream is universal, that everyone wants the specifically American rags-to-riches story told ubiquitously from Horatio Alger in the 19th century to contemporary soap operas. This assumption provides a backdrop to the current immigration debates, fears of the “tide” of Latin American immigrants assumed to be wanting to come in, and desires to “secure” the southern border through increasingly dangerous means. Yet, on this 4th of July, we might do well to spend a moment thinking critically. Who dreams this American dream and who does not?

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LatAm’s Largest Technology District Planned in Medellin

LatAm’s Largest Technology District Planned in Medellin

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Construction is underway on a technological and scientific district that will occupy 114 hectares (280 acres) in the heart the northwestern Colombian metropolis, Medellin, part of efforts to consolidate its status as Latin America’s most innovative city.

The “Science, Technology and Innovation District” will be built in an area covering three neighborhoods on Medellin’s north side - home to 60,000 people - in a bid to coax large multinationals into setting up regional headquarters there.

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Italian Tiremaker Pirelli to Invest $200M in Mexico Plant

Italian Tiremaker Pirelli to Invest $200M in Mexico Plant

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The Mexican unit of Italian tiremaker Pirelli plans to invest $200 million at its plant in the central state of Guanajuato as part of its growth strategy, the Economy Secretariat said.

The investment was announced at an event attended by Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo, Pirelli vice president for operations Giuliano Menassi and Guanajuato Gov. Miguel Marquez.

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Brazilian Sporting Director Leonardo Leaves PSG

Brazilian Sporting Director Leonardo Leaves PSG

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Former Brazilian international Leonardo plans to leave his post as sporting director of Paris Saint-Germain, French television network beIn Sport said Wednesday.

The news comes just days after PSG management gave Leonardo a vote of confidence in the wake of the French soccer federation’s decision to extend - from nine to 13 months - a ban imposed on the sporting director for shoving a referee.

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Peru Passenger Bus Goes Off 1,300-ft Cliff Leaving 19 Dead and 10 Injured

Peru Passenger Bus Goes Off 1,300-ft Cliff Leaving 19 Dead and 10 Injured

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At least 19 people died and 10 were injured on Wednesday when a passenger bus went off a road and down a 400-meter (1,300-foot) embankment in Peru’s mountainous southern Huancavelica region, the spokesman for a nearby medical center said.

The bus owned by the Ticllas company collided with another vehicle coming in the opposite direction, went off the road and down into a ravine in the Milpo sector, in Tayacaja province, according to the accident report issued by the Highway Police.

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ThursdayJuly 11, 2013