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SaturdayJuly 27, 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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Paulina Rubio Photographed Peeing Off Yacht, Publishes Photos on Twitter (NSFW Photos)

Mexican singer and newly minted X Factor judge Paulina Rubio was caught by a paparazzo peeing into the deep blue Atlantic Ocean in Miami Beach.

How did the photographer know she was peeing out in the open you ask? 

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Protesters Vandalize Banks in Sao Paulo

A group of some 400 protesters, marching through the Sao Paulo financial district along the downtown Avenida Paulista, vandalized more than 10 bank branches and a number of stores, authorities said.

Militarized police said that about 100 hooded demonstrators on Friday damaged with clubs and stones several stores on the famous avenue, but mainly targeted branches of the private Itau and Bradesco banks.

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Che’s ‘Motorcycle Diaries’ Given World Heritage Status

Che’s ‘Motorcycle Diaries’ Given World Heritage Status

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This month UNESCO gave guerrilla revolutionary Che Guevara’s manuscripts including the “Motorcycle Diaries’ world heritage status.  In doing so UNESCO recognized that the items belonging to and about Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara are worthy of preserving for prosperity and must be protected with the assistance of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

UNESCO gave this exclusive status to Guevara’s documents that include the original manuscripts of Che’s youthful adventures across Latin American that became the “Motorcycle Diaries’ as well as his personal diary in Bolivia that he kept shortly before he was executed by the military in 1967.

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Pope Francis Calls for an End to Poverty in Brazil

Pope Francis Calls for an End to Poverty in Brazil

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Pope Francis said Saturday that the future demands a humanistic vision of the economy and a rehabilitation of politics in order to achieve “greater participation by the people, a shunning of elitism and an end to poverty.”

“So that no one should lack what they need and everyone should be assured dignity, fraternity and solidarity - that is the path to follow,” the pope said before representatives of Brazil’s ruling class, with whom he met in Rio de Janeiro’s Municipal Theater.

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Jenni Rivera’s Sis, Rosie, Gives Birth in a Car

Jenni Rivera’s Sis, Rosie, Gives Birth in a Car

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Jenni Rivera’s younger sis and CEO of Jenni Enterprises, Rosie Rivera Flores, delivered a healthy baby girl in her car this week.

Apparently the baby caught everyone by surprise and came in the car according to family sources.  After the birth Rivera Flores thanked the spirit of her late sister for giving her a healthy baby girl. 

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Archaeologists Discover Pre-Columbian Offering in Mexico City

Archaeologists Discover Pre-Columbian Offering in Mexico City

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Experts have discovered on the archaeological site of Tlatelolco in the Mexican capital the skull of a decapitated individual and a vessel, both from an estimated 500 years ago, the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said.

In a communique, the INAH said the small offering was found at the foot of the Great Temple on the pre-Columbian site after a custodian reported “what appeared to be a buried vessel.”

Archaeologist Salvador Guilliem, director of the Tlatelolco Project, said the skull, found on top of the vessel, was from a young adult male, “very probably a prisoner of war.”

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Zimmerman, Wetbacks, and Being Latino in the U.S.

Zimmerman, Wetbacks, and Being Latino in the U.S.

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By Victor Landa, NewsTaco

If George Zimmerman wants to downplay his Latino side, so be it.

We wouldn’t know about it if not for his notoriety. We wouldn’t care if he were George “who?” If he were just another random son of a Peruvian immigrant we’d grant him the option to self-identify as a Latino, or not, or Peruvian-American, or Hispanic, or whatever suited his personal point of view.

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Guess How Founder of Medellin Cartel & Pablo Escobar’s Partner Died

Guess How Founder of Medellin Cartel & Pablo Escobar’s Partner Died

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Guess how the co-founder of the infamous Medellin cocaine cartel and partner of fabled narco Pablo Escobar died?

If you are thinking in a shoot-out with Colombian authorities like Pablo did, you are wrong.  Or if you think inside a dank Colombian jail you are also wrong.  Or rotting in a U.S. prison after being extradited, you are also wrong.

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Foreign Tourists Spent $31.74 Billion in Spain in First Half of 2013

Foreign Tourists Spent $31.74 Billion in Spain in First Half of 2013

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Foreign tourists who visited Spain in the first half of the year spent 24.42 billion euros ($31.74 billion), 6.6 percent more than in the same period of 2012, according to the Tourist Expenditure Survey published Friday.

The increase was due both to the 4.2 percent hike in tourist arrivals in the first six months of the year, and in the increase in expenses per person and per day of 2.2 percent and 2.4 percent, respectively.

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Driver Involved in Spanish Train Crash Held for Negligent Homicide

Driver Involved in Spanish Train Crash Held for Negligent Homicide

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The driver of the high-speed train that derailed earlier this week just outside the northwestern Spanish city, Santiago de Compostela, was released from the hospital Saturday and taken to a police station, where he is being held on suspicion of negligent homicide.

Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz made the announcement to the press in Santiago de Compostela.

The accident left 78 dead, three of whom have not yet been identified, the minister said.

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Raul Castro Urges Youth to Preserve Cuba’s Revolution

Raul Castro Urges Youth to Preserve Cuba’s Revolution

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The Cuban Revolution remains a movement of young people, President Raul Castro said in Santiago Friday during an event to mark the 60th anniversary of an incident the Communist regime venerates as the start of the uprising that brought it to power in 1959.

“The years have gone by, but this continues to be as much a revolution of young people as we were on July 26, 1953,” he said in the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba, referring to the failed attack older brother Fidel Castro led against the Moncada army barracks 60 years ago.

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Knights Templar Drug Capo Arrested in Mexico

Knights Templar Drug Capo Arrested in Mexico

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Authorities in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato presented to the press a reputed local boss of the Los Caballeros Templarios drug cartel who was arrested earlier this week.

The state Attorney General’s Office said the 22-year-old Agustin Martinez Hernandez, alias “El Kalimba,” is under investigation for his alleged role in at least a half-dozen homicides.

The arrest, which the AG’s office said was made possible by intelligence gathering, also led to the seizure of two handguns, as well as a SUV that had been reported stolen.

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Ohio Kidnapper Avoids Death Penalty by Pleading Guilty

Ohio Kidnapper Avoids Death Penalty by Pleading Guilty

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Ariel Castro, accused of kidnapping three girls and holding them captive for about a decade at his Ohio home, pleaded guilty on Friday, accepting a likely prison term of life without parole plus 1,000 years.

At a preliminary hearing, defense lawyers reached a plea bargain with the prosecution that will avoid a possible death sentence for Castro.

“You understand by accepting this plea, you’re accepting life without parole,” county Judge Michael Russo asked Castro. “You’ll never leave prison alive.”

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Colombiamoda Closes with Helen of Troy Inspired Fashion Show

Colombiamoda Closes with Helen of Troy Inspired Fashion Show

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The gates of Troy opened to present the latest collection of Colombia’s Renata Lozano at the close of the 2013 Colombiamoda fashion fair, with the finishing touches provided by Silvia Tcherassi, 20 years after her first fashion show launched her career as a designer.

With a sober production and with the Medellin Museum of Modern Art as the backdrop, Tcherassi excited the audience with an elegant collection that marked her maturity as a designer and whose every article delighted the assembled fashionistas with their subtle nuances.

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Peru’s Largest Prison Holds Independence Parade

Peru’s Largest Prison Holds Independence Parade

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Some 2,000 inmates at Peru’s largest prison took part in a parade to mark the Andean nation’s July 28-29 independence holiday.

Around a dozen battalions of prisoners clad in the colors of the Peruvian flag filed past the warden and other officials of Lurigancho penitentiary, a hulking complex on the outskirts of Lima.

Inmates spent three months practicing for the parade and the mood inside the prison after the procession was one of jubilation and satisfaction, the warden, Col. Tomas Garay, told Efe.

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Pemex, Mexican Navy Sign Fleet-Renewal Agreement

Pemex, Mexican Navy Sign Fleet-Renewal Agreement

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Mexican state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos and the Navy Secretariat have signed an agreement for the construction of 22 ships, they said in a joint statement.

The “minor-fleet” ships to be built include tugs, barges, lighters and specialized multipurpose vessels.

The agreement was signed Thursday by Navy Secretary Adm. Vidal Francisco Soberon and Pemex CEO Emilio Lozoya in a ceremony presided over by President Enrique Peña Nieto, who also participated Thursday in a navy graduation ceremony.

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Panama Looks to Entice Experts, Middle Managers in Spain

Panama Looks to Entice Experts, Middle Managers in Spain

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Panama needs experts in different sectors and middle managers and so it has changed its immigration policy to facilitate the entry of Spanish citizens, the Central American nation’s foreign minister said here on Thursday.

Panama, “with the changes (that have been) introduced, has the broadest immigration regimen in Latin America,” Fernando Nuñez Fabrega said in an interview with Efe.

“We’re seeking everything, from hotel managers to waiters,” said the minister, who on Wednesday presented to Spanish Health Minister Ana Mato the program whereby his country is looking to Spain to help it train healthcare professionals.

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Uruguayan President Says Fidel Castro “Continues to be Brilliant”

Uruguayan President Says Fidel Castro “Continues to be Brilliant”

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Uruguayan President Jose Mujica said in Havana Thursday that he held a stimulating, wide-ranging conversation with former Cuban head of state Fidel Castro.

“We spoke about everything ... but I found myself with an old man who continues to be brilliant, always the promoter of ideas,” Mujica told reporters on the second day of his official visit to the Communist-ruled island.

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SaturdayJuly 27, 2013