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SaturdayJuly 20, 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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4 Young Adults Tortured, Killed in Western Mexico

Organized crime is suspected in the torture and murder of four people in the western Mexican town of Buenavista Tomatlan, a source in the Michoacan state Attorney General’s Office told Efe Friday.

Each of the victims - identified only as two men and two women in their early 20s - was blindfolded and finished off with a gunshot to the head, the source said.

The bodies were found hanging from a metal archway at the entrance to El Limon de la Luna, a community in Buenavista Tomatlan, one of five Michoacan municipalities where residents have organized militias to defend themselves from a criminal outfit known as Los Caballeros Templarios (The Knights Templar).

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Colombian Crime Boss ““Negro Guerrero” Killed in Police Operation

Colombian Crime Boss ““Negro Guerrero” Killed in Police Operation

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A regional leader of Colombia’s powerful Los Rastrojos crime organization was killed in a police operation in the southwestern province of Valle del Cauca, the government said Friday.

Carlos Enrique Salazar, alias “Negro Guerrero,” directed the criminal activities of some 250 men from his base in Garrapatas Canyon, authorities said.

President Juan Manuel Santos announced Salazar’s death via Twitter.

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Joe Biden Urges House to Vote on Immigration Reform

Joe Biden Urges House to Vote on Immigration Reform

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Friday urged the House of Representatives to vote quickly for a comprehensive immigration reform like the one passed by the Democratic-majority Senate last month.

Immigration reform is not only a matter of fairness, but “a public safety issue writ large,” the vice president said during a meeting with law enforcement officials from around the United States.

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Cuban Exiles Protest Migrant Abuse at Cruise Ships to Bahamas

Cuban Exiles Protest Migrant Abuse at Cruise Ships to Bahamas

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Members of two Cuban exile organizations demonstrated Friday in the Port of Miami, in front of cruise ships that sail to the Bahamas, against the abuse undocumented migrants undergo when they arrive at that archipelago.

With this protest, “we denounce the abuse” that the Bahamian government inflicts on the undocumented, “mostly Cubans, but also Haitians, Brazilians and even Chinese, who arrive in their territory,” Democracy Movement leader Ramon Saul Sanchez told Efe.

The protest campaign will continue with the hunger strike that activist Jesus Alexis Gomez begins Friday at the Bayside Marketplace in downtown Miami.

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Is Dodger Rookie Super-Star Yasiel Puig a Cuban Informant? A $12 Million Lawsuit Says So

Is Dodger Rookie Super-Star Yasiel Puig a Cuban Informant? A $12 Million Lawsuit Says So

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Yasiel Puig, the Dodger $42M rookie, can’t seem to escape his native Cuba even after defecting in 2012.

Puig is being sued for $12 million by Corbacho Daudinot, a convicted human smuggler, for landing him in jail with damning testimony.  Daudinot accuses Puig of testifying that Daudinot was trying to help get Puig out of Cuba to come play baseball in the U.S.  Thanks to that testimony and that given by Puig’s mother, Raul Castro’s government sentenced Daudinot to seven years in prison.

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Modeling Agency Mogul John Casablancas Dies at 71 in Brazil, Discovered Gisele & Others

Modeling Agency Mogul John Casablancas Dies at 71 in Brazil, Discovered Gisele & Others

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Spanish-American modeling agency mogul and founder of Elite Model Management, John Casablancas, has died at the age of 71 after a long battle with cancer.

Casablancas inspired by his wife Jeanette Chrisjansen, the former Miss Universe from Denmark, created a modeling agency chain in Paris in 1972- at that time one of the first such chains.  He also founded the world’s largest modeling school, the John Casablancas Modeling and Career Centers in 1979. 

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Former President Fox Urges Congress to Legalize Pot in Mexico

Former President Fox Urges Congress to Legalize Pot in Mexico

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The conservative who intensified the battle against drug traffickers during his 2000-2006 term as president of Mexico urged his country’s Congress to seriously consider a proposal to legalize marijuana.

“I hope Congress doesn’t send the bill to the deep freeze but rather debates it,” Vicente Fox said at the start of a conference on his ranch in the central state of Guanajuato, alluding to center-left congressman Fernando Belauzaran’s bill to end the legal sanctions on pot.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Healthier School Snacks & Latino Kids

INFOGRAPHIC: Healthier School Snacks & Latino Kids

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Latino students are often exposed to high-fat, high-sugar snacks, and drinks sold in schools.  Coincidentally, the number of children at risk of obesity and juvenile diabetes cases continue to increase.

Salud America! recently published research materials, “Healthier School Snacks & Latino Kids,” teaching parents and educators about proper child nutrition.

Check out this infographic covering healthier school snacks and latino kids by Salud America! below.

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Throat Cancer Forces Vilanova to Step Down as Coach of FC Barcelona

Throat Cancer Forces Vilanova to Step Down as Coach of FC Barcelona

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Tito Vilanova has resigned as coach of FC Barcelona to continue treatment for the throat cancer he has battled for the past 18 months, club president Sandro Rosell said Friday during a hastily arranged press conference at the team’s practice facility.

“I’m here to tell you some news I wish I’d never have to report,” Rosell said before reading a statement about Vilanova’s health.

“After evaluating the results of routine follow-up tests conducted this week on Tito Vilanova, the possibility arose of his undergoing treatment to continue controlling his illness, which is incompatible with being the coach of the first team,” the Barça boss said.

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Prince Royce, Jenni Rivera Win Big at Premios Juventud Awards

Prince Royce, Jenni Rivera Win Big at Premios Juventud Awards

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Prince Royce and the late Jenni Rivera were the big winners at the 10th annual Premios Juventud awards.

Royce, whose real name is Geoffrey Rojas, won in five of the 10 categories where he was nominated, including Red Hot Artist, Catchiest Tune, and My Favorite Video.

My Regional Mexican Artist and My Ringtone were among the four awards going to Rivera, who died last December in a plane crash.

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Enrique Peña Nieto Vows to Develop Domestic Industry

Enrique Peña Nieto Vows to Develop Domestic Industry

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Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto pledged “to develop more domestic industry” as a means of boosting incomes and spurring economic growth.

“That’s the route ... we’ll keep promoting and fostering, and I’m sure that over the next few years Mexico’s future will be brighter” and there will be “more opportunities for all Mexicans,” he said.

The head of state made his remarks during the inauguration Thursday of a new Steckel plate line at steelmaker Altos Hornos de Mexico’s massive plant in Monclova, a city in the northern state of Coahuila.

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Authorities Detain Drug Kingpin in Mexico

Authorities Detain Drug Kingpin in Mexico

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One of the leaders of the Jalisco Nueva Generacion drug cartel is in custody, Mexican Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam told reporters at the swearing-in of the AG office’s new delegate in the western state of Jalisco.

“If we are talking about the same person, he is under arrest,” Karam said in response to a question about the rumored detention of Victor Hugo Delgado Renteria, alias “El Tornado.”

Media outlets in Jalisco said Delgado Renteria was apprehended last week during an army operation in Guadalajara, the state capital.

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Knights Templar Gunmen Kill 3 Mexican Police

Mexico’s Federal Police said three of its officers were killed and five others wounded in an attack by drug-cartel gunmen in the southern state of Guerrero.

Suspected members of the Los Caballeros Templarios (Knights Templar) outfit attacked a convoy of Federal Police vehicles traveling on the Siglo XXI highway, which links Morelia, capital of Michoacan state, to the Pacific coast.

Following the assault, which took place around 6:00 p.m. Thursday at a toll plaza in Feliciano, Guerrero, the gunmen sought refuge in the nearby town of La Union.

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Mexican Woman Sentenced for Having an Abortion Fights Judgement

Mexican Woman Sentenced for Having an Abortion Fights Judgement

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A woman sentenced to one year in jail for having an abortion has taken her case to the highest court in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosi, her legal defense team told Efe Friday.

“We see this sentence as discriminatory, not in line with due process and has been imposed based solely on Hilda’s confession, which she gave under pressure,” the defendant’s attorney, Alma Beltran y Puga, said in an interview.

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SaturdayJuly 20, 2013