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FridayAugust 2, 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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Detroit’s Bankruptcy May Force Sale of Diego Rivera Murals

Detroit’s Bankruptcy May Force Sale of Diego Rivera Murals

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The Diego Rivera murals at the Detroit Institute of Arts could fall into the hands of private collectors now that the Michigan city has entered bankruptcy, according to art expert Gregorio Luke.

“We in artistic circles all over the hemisphere are concerned about the fate of the 12 Diego Rivera murals in Detroit,” Luke told Efe.

The institute’s $2 billion collection also includes works by artists such as Van Gogh, Rembrandt and Picasso.

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Congressman Garcia Applauds Passage of Bipartisan Bill Putting Students First

Congressman Garcia Applauds Passage of Bipartisan Bill Putting Students First

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Congressman Joe Garcia (FL-26) issued the following statement subsequent to the passage of a partisan student loan deal that Congress passed yesterday addressing the student loan interest rate hike that took place on July 1st

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August 2, 2013: It’s Friday! Let’s Head to the Movies

August 2, 2013: It’s Friday! Let’s Head to the Movies

Photo: Opening this weekend: The Smurfs 2, 2 Guns- Coming Soon: Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

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Now that the weekend is finally upon us, let’s take a look at what’s opening in theaters.

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Ohio Kidnapper Ariel Castro Sentenced to Life Plus 1,000 Years

Ohio Kidnapper Ariel Castro Sentenced to Life Plus 1,000 Years

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Ariel Castro, the Cleveland, Ohio, man who pleaded guilty to the kidnapping, rape and mistreatment of three women over a decade, was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole plus 1,000 years.

Castro, 53, received the sentence of life behind bars for the most serious charge he was facing - aggravated homicide - for beating one of the women during her captivity until she aborted the fetus she was carrying.

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GRAPHIC: Following Bellator 97 Fight, Mike Barreras’ Face a Mess

GRAPHIC: Following Bellator 97 Fight, Mike Barreras’ Face a Mess

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Though anyone watching “Bellatore 97” Wednesday night saw Bubba Jenkins dominate Mike Barreras in the octagon, an “after” photo of Barreras’ face was still gruesome.

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Locals Strip Man and Parade Thru Town with Plaque Labeling Him a Thief

Locals Strip Man and Parade Thru Town with Plaque Labeling Him a Thief

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In Puebla yesterday, as a punishment, a man was stripped and paraded throughout the center of this town carrying a huge poster that said “thief”. He was caught and apprehended by locals.

Although authorities did not release the identity of the suspect, it is known that he was caught yesterday trying to steal merchandise valued at several thousand pesos that was loading the merchandise onto a truck.

After hearing what happened and fed up with the crime in the area, owners from different businesses and even some locals joined together and decided it would waste too much time to go to the police and then to the prosecutor. They chose to chastise him in an unusual and embarrassing way.

The people chose to take off his clothes and began to walk him by the town Center wearing a sign that said “Know me- I am a thief”.

An eyewitness who requested anonymity reported everything above.

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Former Miss Puerto Rico Joyce Giraud Confirmed for “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”

Former Miss Puerto Rico Joyce Giraud Confirmed for “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”

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Though rumors two-time Miss Puerto Rico winner Joyce Giraud was a new addition to the cast of the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hils,” it was apparently confirmed by TMZ this week.

Giraud and some of the show’s other stars - Lisa and Ken Vanderpump, Kyle and Kim Richards, Yolanda Foster, and Brandi Glanville - were spotted at LAX, waiting to board a flight to Puerto Rico.

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United We Dream Activists Deliver 224 Cantaloupes, Urge Immigration Reform

United We Dream Activists Deliver 224 Cantaloupes, Urge Immigration Reform

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Activists supporting immigration reform on Thursday delivered 224 cantaloupes to lawmakers in Congress to symbolize immigrant labor and demanded a vote on legalizing undocumented residents of the United States.

During a press conference, representatives of the activists explained that they were delivering the melons to the 224 lawmakers in the House of Representatives, including three Democrats, who last month voted for an amendment sponsored by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) to eliminate funding for a program that suspends the deportation of young, undocumented immigrants, many of them students who were brought here by their parents.

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Chile: No Criminal Charges for 2010 Mining Accident

Chile: No Criminal Charges for 2010 Mining Accident

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The prosecutor’s office of the northern Chilean region of Atacama has decided not to bring any criminal charges in the case of a 2010 mine collapse that left 33 miners trapped far underground for nearly 70 days.

“There was no conviction to formulate any charges” against the mine owners or the regional heads of the National Geology and Mining Service, Atacama chief prosecutor Hector Mella Farias said.

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Chilean Band Astro Playing at Lollapalooza 2013 this Weekend

Chilean Band Astro Playing at Lollapalooza 2013 this Weekend

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Today, Chicago’s Lollapalooza 2013 began and taking the stage is Chile’s Astro.

Astro will be taking the Red Bill Sound Select stage on Sunday August 4, at 12:45 PM, so if you have a pass be sure to check them out.

Astro (Octavio Cavieres, Nicolás Arancibia, Daniel Varas and Andrés Nusser) is a renowned Chilean band that stands out not only for its fresh sound and artistic sensibilities, but also for its bold, energetic and highly interpretative live show.

In a very short time, Astro has achieved wide recognition on the Chilean independent circuit and, more recently, in the international arena. The group formed in September 2008 and, by mid-2009, was already a force to be reckoned with throughout the local independent scene in Chile – they were performing to packed crowds at Santiago’s most significant events.

It must also be noted that the track “Panda”, another catchy song on their debut LP, was selected to appear on the official video game soundtrack for FIFA 13 (EASports).

In early 2013 the band has tour through Mexico, Panama, Dominican Republic and USA, to perform in several sevents as: Carnaval de Bahidora, Festival Verde de Cultura Musical and Redbull Panamerika Escenario LA. Meanwhile, they are working in a new album.

Astro has it all. With a defining sound, solid musicianship, and outstanding artistic sensibilities revered throughout the world, their proven crossover potential will undoubtedly continue to define itself as they focus their future efforts on conquering the worldwide music scene.


Oh, the miracle of technology - In case you can’t be there in person, you can still check out the live Lolla webcast below.

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Hispanic Achievers License Plate Available in Florida

Hispanic Achievers License Plate Available in Florida

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National Hispanic Corporate Achievers, a Not-For-Profit Organization, is the founder of the first Hispanic License Plate in the US. Proceeds from the plate sales will benefit community services and scholarships throughout Florida.

“Purpose of our license plate is to unite American Hispanic segment of our population; help communities prosper, work together for the good of all.”

In 1513 Juan Ponce de Leon went on an expedition from Puerto Rico and landed at Melbourne Beach, Florida. Yes, that was 263 years before the Declaration of Independence was signed. So, Spanish has been talked in USA for a very long time. To recognize this historic milestone and the contributions of Hispanics, Florida Legislators approved into law the first Hispanic automobile license plate in the USA and available only in Florida. Proceeds form the $25 donation when a plate is purchased at any DMV or Tax Collector office, goes to scholarships and community grants.

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Mexican Chefs’ Sandwich Weighing 1,650 Pounds Sets LatAm Record

Mexican Chefs’ Sandwich Weighing 1,650 Pounds Sets LatAm Record

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Mexican chefs needed only 3 minutes and 58 seconds to prepare a sandwich measuring 58 meters (190 ft.) in length and weighing 750 kilos (1,652 lbs.), setting a new Latin American record in the process.

The 2013 “torta” was 6 meters longer than the one made last year for the same event in the Mexico City borough of Venustiano Carranza.

“For the 10th consecutive year the record is broken both in time of preparation and size,” notary Gilberto Adame said in front of crowd of around 1,000 people at the start of the 2013 Torta Fair.

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Honduras Opens Mayan Fortress to Public

Honduras Opens Mayan Fortress to Public

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An archaeological site, which experts say was a Mayan fortress in the Copan Ruins sector of western Honduras, is open to the public now that its restoration has been completed.

The opening ceremony was presided by Honduran Vice President Maria Antonieta Guillen, who said the new site will uncover “more mysteries and more about the history of the Mayan rulers.”

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Penelope Cruz Directs Racy Lingerie Commercial (VIDEO)

Penelope Cruz Directs Racy Lingerie Commercial (VIDEO)

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Spanish actress Penelope Cruz is the director of an advertising video for a line of lingerie that features her husband, actor Javier Bardem, playing a laborer.

The project was “a very interesting experience” because not only did it star family and friends, but it provided “much creative freedom” to tell the story with some highly charged erotic images, Cruz said in a statement released by lingerie company Agent Provocateur.

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Argentina Del Potro Advances to Citi Open Qtrs After 2 Wins

Argentina Del Potro Advances to Citi Open Qtrs After 2 Wins

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Argentine Juan Martin del Potro was forced to do double duty at the Citi Open in Washington, coming through with a pair of victories to advance to the quarterfinals of that hard-court event.

The big-hitting world No. 7, who lost an epic semifinal match at Wimbledon this year against world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, continued his strong run of form by defeating American Ryan Harrison 6-1, 7-5 and Australian Bernard Tomic 6-3, 6-3 on Thursday.

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Spain’s Unemployment Rate Continues to Tick Downward

Spain’s Unemployment Rate Continues to Tick Downward

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The number of officially registered job seekers in Spain fell in July by 64,866 people to a total of 4,698,814, the Employment and Social Security Ministry said Friday.

That marked the fifth consecutive month in which the number of registered unemployed has fallen, according to the ministry, which said the fall in the ranks of the jobless was more than double the drop counted in the same month of 2012.

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Protesters Demanding Immigration Reform Arrested Near U.S. Capital

About 60 activists from the immigrant community were arrested Thursday in protests in front of the U.S. Congress demanding approval of a comprehensive immigration reform package that would legalize the country’s 11 million undocumented migrants.

The groups that organized the protests said in a communique that 41 activists were arrested in the morning and at least 15 others during the afternoon, although the total number could rise.

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U.S. Latinas Changing America’s Consumption Landscape

U.S. Latinas Changing America’s Consumption Landscape

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Women are the key factor in the buying power of the Hispanic population, integrating the Latino and American cultures into their decisions, according to a study released Thursday by Nielsen.

The study, entitled “Latina Power Shift,” found that 86 percent of Latino women make the main purchasing decisions in their households, meaning that the management of the Latino community’s $1.2 trillion in buying power - which will rise to $1.5 trillion by 2015 - is in their hands.

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Pele Believes Neymar Could Surpass Messi, Ronaldo

Pele Believes Neymar Could Surpass Messi, Ronaldo

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Brazilian soccer legend Pele says he believes his 21-year-old countryman Neymar will eventually become a greater player than either Argentine four-time world player of the year Lionel Messi or Portuguese international and Real Madrid standout Cristiano Ronaldo.

“People like to make the comparison with Messi, but Messi already has years of experience,” Pele said, referring to Neymar’s teammate at FC Barcelona.

“Also Cristiano Ronaldo, a striker who scores more goals, but looking forward I think Neymar will be the best,” the former soccer great told a group of 50 children at a promotional event in New York City.

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Remittances to Mexico Down 9.1 Percent

Remittances to Mexico Down 9.1 Percent

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Remittances sent by Mexicans living abroad fell 9.1 percent to $5.88 billion in the second quarter, compared to the same period in 2012, the Bank of Mexico said Thursday.

Remittances totaled $6.47 billion in the April-June 2012 period, with the average remittance being $332, the central bank said in its quarterly report.

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FridayAugust 2, 2013