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ThursdayJuly 25, 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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Immigrant Foe:  Top 5 Quotes from Iowa’s Rep. Steve King

Immigrant Foe:  Top 5 Quotes from Iowa’s Rep. Steve King

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Always the newsmaker, U.S. Rep. Steve King is at it again.

King, a Republican who represents Iowa’s Fourth District, said last week during an interview with Newsmax, “For everyone who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there that weigh 130 pounds and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.”

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90 Million Year-Old Fish Fossil Found in Chiapas, Mexico

90 Million Year-Old Fish Fossil Found in Chiapas, Mexico

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The fossil of a fish that lived 90 million years ago has been found in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, scientists said.

The fossil, which is that of a new genus, was discovered in El Chango, a town outside the city of Ocozocuautla, Chiapas Paleontology Museum director Marco Antonio Coutiño said.

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Blog del Narco: Mexico’s “Queen of the Pacific” Sentenced to Time Served to be Deported to Mexico

Blog del Narco: Mexico’s “Queen of the Pacific” Sentenced to Time Served to be Deported to Mexico

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A U.S. judge on Thursday sentenced a Mexican woman known as the “Queen of the Pacific” to time served after she pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact to drug trafficking.

Sandra Avila Beltran, 52, left Miami’s federal courthouse a free woman, at least technically, though her next destination is an immigration detention center where she will await deportation back to Mexico.

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STUDY:  Best Latin American Countries for Female Entrepreneurs

STUDY:  Best Latin American Countries for Female Entrepreneurs

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Chile, Peru, Colombia, Mexico and Uruguay provide the best environments for female entrepreneurs in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to the Women’s Entrepreneurial VentureScope (WEVentureScope), a new index released today by the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the Inter-American Development Bank Group, and developed by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

In its debut edition, the WEVentureScope analyzes the factors that promote or hinder the success of women-owned micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). It is the first comprehensive and standardized assessment of the region’s enabling environment for women seeking to start and grow businesses.

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PUERTO RICO: Biggest Threat to Statehood Coming from Within

PUERTO RICO: Biggest Threat to Statehood Coming from Within

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Many Puerto Ricans were convinced the greatest opposition to statehood would come from U.S. congressmen.

They were wrong.

The New Progressive Party of Puerto Rico, a political party that advocates for Puerto Rico’s admission to the United States as the 51st state, recently filed a lawsuit against the territory’s governor, Alejandro García Padilla, for allegedly trying to dissuade U.S. lawmakers from recognizing its statehood.

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Death Toll of Spanish Train Crash Rises to 80

Death Toll of Spanish Train Crash Rises to 80

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Two more people have died, raising the death toll from the derailment of a high-speed train just outside the northwestern Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela to 80, officials said Thursday.

Nearly 100 people, including 31 adults and four children listed in critical condition, are still hospitalized for treatment of injuries sustained in the accident on Wednesday evening.

The train’s driver is being investigated in connection with the derailment, with officials saying that excessive speed may be to blame for the accident.

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John Travolta Stars in Brazilian Liquor Commericial (VIDEO)

John Travolta Stars in Brazilian Liquor Commericial (VIDEO)

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A new ad for a Brazilian liquor brand was released this week and it stars an unlikely American actor - John Travolta.

The 59-year-old appears in the new commercial for Ypióca brand’s sugarcane-based liquor Cachaça.

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Extreme Trafficking: “Narco Shoes” Holding $64,000 in Coke Seized by Border Patrol

Extreme Trafficking: “Narco Shoes” Holding $64,000 in Coke Seized by Border Patrol

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station apprehended a suspected narcotics smuggler yesterday at the Highway 86 checkpoint and seized over two pounds of cocaine hidden in shoes.

The incident occurred at approximately 9:30 a.m., when agents encountered a woman driving a 1996 Toyota Rav 4 through the Highway 86 checkpoint, located between Westmoreland and Salton City. After brief questioning the driver of the vehicle, a female United States Citizen, told agents she was smuggling an unknown substance in her shoes.

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LATINO BLOTTER: John Morillo Chugs Beer, Tries to Prove He Can Swim to Detroit

LATINO BLOTTER: John Morillo Chugs Beer, Tries to Prove He Can Swim to Detroit

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A Canadian man is facing a number of fines after he was adamant about proving he could swim across the Detroit River.

John Morillo, 47, had reportedly been telling people he could swim from across the Detroit River from Windsor, Ontario, Canada to Detroit, Michigan for decades.

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94 Undocumented Migrants Discovered in Truck in Southeast Mexico

A group of 94 migrants from Asia and Central America was found “in subhuman conditions” aboard a truck near Tuxtla Gutierrez, a city in the southeastern Mexican state of Chiapas, the National Migration Institute, or INM, said.

The migrants - 78 men and 16 women - had “severe lesions on their hands and legs, as well as symptoms of suffocation,” the INM said in a statement.

Two of the migrants were given first aid and the rest were provided with food and water.

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Will Retired Soccer Player Juan Pablo Galavis be the Next ‘Bachelor’?

Will Retired Soccer Player Juan Pablo Galavis be the Next ‘Bachelor’?

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Rumors have begun that after the “Men Tell All” episode of The Bachelorette, ABC may be looking to make Venezuelan-American Juan Pablo Galavis the next heartthrob for The Bachelor.

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Archaeologists Uncover 1.4 Million Year Old Flint Knife in Spain

Archaeologists Uncover 1.4 Million Year Old Flint Knife in Spain

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Excavation work at the Atapuerca archaeological complex in northwestern Spain has unearthed a small flint knife that was made 1.4 million years ago and is the oldest evidence of the presence of hominids at the site.

A small, three-centimeter stone fragment with a very defined edge lends weight to the hypothesis that hominids have maintained a permanent presence in Europe for nearly 1.5 million years, Eudald Carbonell, one of the three excavation directors, said.

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BRAZIL: Fatal Shark Attack Caught on Camera (VIDEO)

BRAZIL: Fatal Shark Attack Caught on Camera  (VIDEO)

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The horrifying moment a Brazilian teenager was fatally injured by a shark was recently caught on tape.

Bruna Gobbi, 18, was swimming in Brazil’s Boa Viagem beach on Monday when she began to drown. Just as a lifeguard was about to reach her on a personal watercraft, Gobbi was bit by a bull shark.

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Blog del Narco: “El Chayo” Father of Founder of Knights Templar Cartel Found Dead

Blog del Narco: “El Chayo” Father of Founder of Knights Templar Cartel Found Dead

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Mexican Intelligence sources reported today about the death of Manuel Moreno, father of Nazario Moreno, El Chayo, leader and founder of the drug cartel Knights Templar.

However, the sources did not specify if Manuel Moreno died of natural causes or in a confrontation. The body of the father of the leader and ideologue of the former Familia Michoacana is being waked in the lounge Eden, in the Michoacan town of Apatzingán .This is where the two cartels where born and is currently closed off by roadblocks at the entrances and exits.

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Evo Morales Accepts Europe’s Apology for Plane Incident

Evo Morales Accepts Europe’s Apology for Plane Incident

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Bolivian President Evo Morales on Wednesday accepted apologies offered by France, Spain, Italy and Portugal for the forced rerouting of his flight home from Russia on July 2.

He also announced that the Latin American ambassadors who had been called home for consultations over the incident would return to their posts.

“We accept the apologies of the four countries as a first step, because we want to continue relations between our countries based on respect, relations based on complementarity and solidarity,” Morales said in a statement to reporters.

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Venezuela’s Youth Orchestras Aim to Bring Classical Music to the Masses

Venezuela’s Youth Orchestras Aim to Bring Classical Music to the Masses

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Giving 1 million poor children access to a rigorous musical education is the goal of Venezuela’s National System of Youth and Children’s Orchestras, a distinguished young conductor who emerged from “The System” said here Wednesday.

Christian Vasquez spoke at a press conference in Salzburg, where several of the System’s ensembles are performing in the 2013 edition of the city’s prestigious music festival.

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5-Year-Old, Grandmother Murdered During Home Invasion in Guatemala

5-Year-Old, Grandmother Murdered During Home Invasion in Guatemala

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A 5-year-girl and her grandmother were killed by armed robbers in the eastern Guatemalan town of El Progreso, authorities said Wednesday.

“According to the preliminary investigation, armed men entered the residence with the intent to rob. Apparently there was resistance on the part of sexagenarian Everilda Carrillo de Ruano, the girl’s grandmother, who suffered serious injuries,” a police spokesman said.

The assailants then grabbed the youngster, evidently planning to demand a ransom for her return, the spokesman said.

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And the Royal Baby’s Name is…George Alexander Louis

And the Royal Baby’s Name is…George Alexander Louis

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Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton, named their first-born child George Alexander Louis, Kensington Palace said Wednesday.

In a brief communique, it was announced that the infant will be known as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.

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Honduran Police Rescue 3 Kidnapped Children, 2 Adults

Honduran Police Rescue 3 Kidnapped Children, 2 Adults

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Honduran police on Wednesday rescued five people, including three children and their mother, who had been kidnapped some hours earlier in the northern city of San Pedro Sula, police said.

A spokesman for the National Police told reporters that personnel with the Special Anti-kidnapping Group participated in the rescue of Genesis Alvarez, her three children - 2, 4 and 5 years old - and an employee of the family.

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Guatemalan Court Suspends Canadian Miner’s License

Guatemalan Court Suspends Canadian Miner’s License

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A Guatemalan appellate court on Wednesday suspended the operating license issued to Canadian mining company Tahoe Resources Inc. for a huge silver deposit, acting at the request of inhabitants of communities located near the site.

The court granted a motion brought by Kelvin Jimenez, a leader of the Xinca indigenous community that opposes mining operations in San Rafael Las Flores, Nueva Santa Rosa and Casillas, towns in the eastern province of Santa Rosa.

Jimenez, who was counseled by the Center for Legal and Environmental Action, or Calas, challenged the Energy and Mines Ministry after officials disregarded the local residents’ opposition to the mine.

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ThursdayJuly 25, 2013