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MondayJuly 15, 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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Family of 4 Including 6-Year-old Hacked to Death with Machete in Colombia

Family of 4 Including 6-Year-old Hacked to Death with Machete in Colombia

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Four members of the same family in the northwestern city of Medellin were hacked to death with a machete, Colombian authorities said Monday.

The Medellin Mayor’s Office and the National Police on Monday offered a reward of 40 million pesos ($21,160) for information instrumental in solving the crime.

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Dominican Pregnant Teen Denied Medical Treatment to Protect Fetus Dies

Dominican Pregnant Teen Denied Medical Treatment to Protect Fetus Dies

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A Dominican woman announced Monday that she filed charges against the hospital where her pregnant teenage daughter died after doctors delayed treatment for the girl’s leukemia as a result of concerns about the effects on the fetus.

The episode revived the controversial issue of abortion, which the Dominican constitution bans even in cases of a threat to the mother’s life.

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Puerto Rico Water Service to Cut Service to 6,000 Customers-a-Week to Collect Past Dues

Puerto Rico Water Service to Cut Service to 6,000 Customers-a-Week to Collect Past Dues

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Water rates in Puerto Rico will rise starting Monday between $4 and $64 per month even as state-owned utility AAA gets tough on customers in arrears.

The new charges mean that those who consume up to 10,000 liters (2,642 gallons) of water a month will see their water bills rise from $19.71 to $23.71.

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Man Who Allegedly Faked Death Wins Mexico Mayoral Election

Man Who Allegedly Faked Death Wins Mexico Mayoral Election

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A Mexican man whose family allegedly helped him fake him own death in 2010 has won a mayoral election.

Leninguer Carballido recently won a mayoral election in San Agustin Amatengo, Oaxaca, but according to records, he is a dead man.

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Gold Coins from Sunken 1715 Spanish Galleon Found at Ocean’s Bottom near Florida

Gold Coins from Sunken 1715 Spanish Galleon Found at Ocean’s Bottom near Florida

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A total of 48 gold “escudos” making up part of the treasure from a 17th-century galleon have been recovered on Florida’s east coast, the media reported Monday.

The salvage company 1715 Fleet - Queens Jewels LLC removed the gold coins on the weekend from the ocean bottom and the firm’s owner, Brent Brisben, estimated the combined value of the coins at roughly $250,000.

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Teen Heroes Rescue Kidnapped 5-Year-old Jocelyn Rojas

Teen Heroes Rescue Kidnapped 5-Year-old Jocelyn Rojas

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Authorities in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, are looking for a suspect in the kidnapping of 5-year-old Jocelyn Rojas, who was rescued by two teenagers who followed the kidnapper’s vehicle on their bicycles, WGAL television said Monday.

The girl was playing last Thursday in the front yard of her grandfather’s apartment complex when she disappeared.

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Brazilian Man Killed by Falling Cow

Brazilian Man Killed by Falling Cow

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A Brazilian man is dead after a surprising visitor fell through the roof of his Minas Gerais, Brazil home while he was sleeping.

Joao Maria de Souza, 45, was sleeping in bed with his wife Leni when a cow crashed through the roof of their home and landed on the bed.

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New Mexico Woman Gives Birth After Being Struck by Lightning

New Mexico Woman Gives Birth After Being Struck by Lightning

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A New Mexico woman and her newborn baby are said to be doing well after the mother was struck by lightning.

On July 4th, a very pregnant Kendra Villanueva, her partner, Ian Gordon, and a group of friends were sitting in the front yard of an Albuquerque home watching the fireworks. After noticing a storm approaching, the group was heading inside.

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Ricky Martin to Debut “Spanglish”  Verion of His “Come With Me” Song

Ricky Martin to Debut “Spanglish”  Verion of His “Come With Me” Song

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Puerto Rican artist Ricky Martin will launch at the next Premios Juventud gala the “Spanglish” version of his latest song, “Come With Me,” his publicist said Monday.

Martin, whose new single has risen to top spot on radio stations in Australia and Latin America, will sing his Spanglish number July 18 at Miami’s BankUnited Center.

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Cote de Pablo Leaving “NCIS” After 8 Seasons

Cote de Pablo Leaving “NCIS” After 8 Seasons

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In 2005, during the shows 3rd season, actress Cote de Pablo joined the cast of CBS’s hit show “NCIS” as Ziva David, but after 8 seasons, de Pablo is leaving.

“I’ve had 8 great years with NCIS and Ziva David,” de Pablo said in a statement. “I have huge respect and affection for Mark, Gary, Michael, David, Rocky, Pauley, Brian, Sean, all of the team and CBS. I look forward to finishing Ziva’s story.”

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The Way of the Cross during World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Pope Francis to Preside

The Way of the Cross during World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Pope Francis to Preside

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The Rio Stations of the Cross speak of the suffering of Jesus as expressed in the youth of today. The route taken by Jesus in the city of Jerusalem will be recreated in the Stations of the Cross on July 26 in the setting of Rio de Janeiro, such as at the Rock of Arpoador and the Selarón Staircase in Lapa. There will be 14 stations, with 13 of them set along 900 meters of the central median of Atlantic Avenue and the final at the central stage, where Pope Francis will be. The cast will consist of 280 volunteers who will enact the stations throughout the approximately 1 hour and 15 minute procession.

Each of the stations will relate to one of the questions facing youth in the modern world: missionary youth; converted youth; youth in recovering communities; youth speaking in the name of mothers; seminarians; Religious fighting for life; couples; youth speaking for women who suffer; students; youth in social networks; youth in prison or prison ministry; youth with terminal illness; deaf youth; youth of Africa, North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and Oceania.

“The Stations of the Cross is designed to speak to young people, just as the story of this route of suffering of Christ speaks today to the difficulties young people face. It’s a Stations of the Cross that has a message of solidarity. It’s not just about speaking to these issues, but about calling on the spirit of youth to act together in Christ,” said artistic director Ravel Cabral. Transmission via large screens will make the events easily visible to all participants.

The 14 Stations on the Way of the Cross

1.    Jesus is condemned to death
2.    Jesus takes up his cross
3.    Jesus falls for the first time
4.    Jesus meets his Blessed Mother, Mary
5.    Simon of Cyrene bears the cross
6.    Veronica wipes Jesus face
7.    Jesus falls again
8.    Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem
9.    Jesus falls a third time
10.    Jesus is stripped of his garments
11.    Jesus is crucified
12.    Jesus dies on the cross
13.    The body of Jesus is taken down from the cross
14.    Jesus body is laid in the tomb

Stations of the Cross in Rio

The Rio Stations of the Cross speak of the suffering of Jesus as expressed in the youth of today.  The route taken by Jesus in the city of Jerusalem will be recreated in the Stations of the Cross on July 26 in the setting of Rio de Janeiro, such as at the Rock of Arpoador and the Selarón Staircase in Lapa. There will be 14 stations, with 13 of them set along 900 meters of the central median of Atlantic Avenue and the final at the central stage, where Pope Francis will be. The cast will consist of 280 volunteers who will enact the stations throughout the approximately 1 hour and 15 minute procession.

Pope Francis will preside at the main stage. Besides the staging at the other 13 stations, there will also be a representation of all that is happening in the other stations on the main stage. “The idea is that the Holy Father will participate in a real way with everything that is happening in each of scenes,” explained the general director Ulysses Cruz.

The Brazilian actress Cássia Kiss will play Mary. Other Brazilian actors will also take part and read the Bible excerpts at each station, which will precede the meditations.

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Illegal Gold Mining Threatens One of Costa Rica’s National Park Treasures

Illegal Gold Mining Threatens One of Costa Rica’s National Park Treasures

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Illegal gold mining is posing a threat to Corcovado National Park, home to Costa Rica’s most biodiverse forest, media reports said.

The park, located in the Central American nation’s southern Pacific region, is home to 3 percent of the world’s species.

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4.9 Earthquake Rattles Dominican Republic this Morning

4.9 Earthquake Rattles Dominican Republic this Morning

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The Dominican Republic is reporting an earthquake measured at 4.9 struck about 2 hours ago, local time 10 am, near San Francisco de Macoris, Duarte.

The USGS indicates the quake was only 15 miles below the ground resulting in shaking felt throughout the area.  The quake occurred some 52 miles north of the capital city of Santo Domingo.

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Brazil Prison Mutiny Leaves 2 Dead and 68 Vistors Taken Hostage

A mutiny at a Brazilian prison that left two people dead ended Monday after negotiations between inmates and the warden.

The rebellious inmates surrendered at 8:20 a.m., releasing the 68 visitors they were holding hostage inside the penitentiary in Itirapina, a town about 200 kilometers (120 miles) from Sao Paulo city.

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Blog del Narco: US Deciding if it Wants to Transfer American Child Assassin “El Ponchis”

Blog del Narco: US Deciding if it Wants to Transfer American Child Assassin  “El Ponchis”

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December 2, 2010, elements of the Army arrested Edgar Jimenez Lugo, 14, along with his two sisters known as “The chabelas”, at the airport in Cuernavaca, in Xochitepec, when they tried to leave Morelos and enter the United States. The day of his detention, the call Child Sicario or El Ponchis, confessed to having executed four victims of CPS under the influences of drugs and receive a payment of two thousand five hundred dollars a week for his activities in the criminal group. The boy was sentenced to three years in prison for murder and federal crimes.

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COLOMBIA: Police Seize Nearly 3.5 Tons of Pot

COLOMBIA: Police Seize Nearly 3.5 Tons of Pot

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A total of 3,436 kilos of marijuana were seized in separate operations in the Caribbean province of Magdalena, the Colombian National Police said Sunday.

The marijuana, which may have belonged to the Los Urabeños gang, was found at four storage sites in a rural area outside the city of Cienaga during “Operation Republica 91,” the National Police said.

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Dodge Targets Multicultural Millenials With New Dart Campaign Feat. Pitbull

Dodge Targets Multicultural Millenials With New Dart Campaign Feat. Pitbull

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The Dodge brand is targeting multicultural millennials1 with a Spanish/English ad campaign for the 2013 Dodge Dart featuring global music sensation Pitbull. The rapper, who utters his signature “¡Dale!” (“Let’s do this!”) phrase in the spots, also composed original instrumental music called “Drop 2 the Bottom” for the commercials: “How to Change Cars Forever” and “How to Break Through and Succeed.” The campaign reflects the Dodge brand’s focus on targeting multicultural millennials for the compact car segment.

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Voter ID Law Back on Trial in Pennsylvania Court

Voter ID Law Back on Trial in Pennsylvania Court

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The fierce battle over Pennsylvania’s voter ID law goes to trial on Monday in a state courtroom in Harrisburg.

The legal fight began with a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania and other groups in May 2012. A state judge temporarily blocked the voter ID law from affecting Election Day 2012, but only after the state Supreme Court intervened.

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‘Glee’ Star Lea Michele Asks for Privacy After Death of Boyfriend, Cory Monteith

‘Glee’ Star Lea Michele Asks for Privacy After Death of Boyfriend, Cory Monteith

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After the shocking death of “Glee” star Cory Monteith, his girlfriend and co-star released a statement asking for a privacy.

Lea Michele, who plays Rachel Berry on the Fox musical dramedy, had been dating her on-screen love interest since 2012, and even stood by him earlier this year when Monteith announced he was entering rehab for substance addiction.

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MondayJuly 15, 2013