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MondayAugust 5, 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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Border Patrol Finds 84 Undocumented Haitian Migrants Near Puerto Rico Mainland

Border Patrol Finds 84 Undocumented Haitian Migrants Near Puerto Rico Mainland

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U.S Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Coast Guard apprehended 84 undocumented immigrants from Haiti today after they landed last night in Desecheo Island, 13 miles west of the mainland of Puerto Rico.

Late last night, a USCG air asset on patrol informed the Ramey Border Patrol Station that after flying over Desecheo they were able to see approximately group of 70 to 80 suspected undocumented migrants. A U.S. cutter arrived to monitor and confirm the landing. For safety concerns the rescue of the group was postponed until daylight.

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‘Piolin’ Issues Statement Regarding Alleged Harrassment Claims, Vows Return to Radio

‘Piolin’ Issues Statement Regarding Alleged Harrassment Claims, Vows Return to Radio

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The popular host of ‘Piolin en la Mañana’, Eddie ‘Piolin’ Sotelo has just broken his silence around his abrupt dismissal from the Univision Radio network line up amidst allegation he sexually harassed fellow co-worker Beto Cortez:

For the past week, I have remained silent as some former disgruntled Univision employees have made false accusations about me.  I did not want to dignify their lies by responding. But enough is enough.

During the past 14 years, I helped my friend Beto Cortez through a number of difficult periods in his life and have been very generous to him.  It saddens me that he has resorted to making baseless claims in an attempt to obtain an undeserved financial windfall.

For more than a decade, through all of Beto’s personal travails, I stood up for my friend again and again.  In 2012, by Beto’s own admission, his work performance had become horribly erratic and I could no longer protect him.  This is why Univision decided not to renew his contract when it expired at the end of last year.

For several months, we received reports that Beto was soliciting many of our co-workers to join him in asserting fictitious allegations and filing a complaint against me.

Contrary to Beto’s malicious statements, I have received an outpouring of unconditional support from my listeners and fans.  I am very thankful for their thoughts, their prayers and their encouragement. I plan to be back on radio very soon and will continue to work hard to keep your loyalty and trust. Stay tuned!’‘

PIOLIN

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Is Mallorca Spain Jewel Thief Tied to $136 Million Cannes Hotel Heist?

Is Mallorca Spain Jewel Thief Tied to $136 Million Cannes Hotel Heist?

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French police suspect that a man arrested on the Spanish Mediterranean island of Mallorca may be linked to the theft of jewelry worth 1.4 million euros ($1.8 million) in Cannes, France, in May, the Spanish Civil Guard said Monday.

The 40-year-old suspect, identified only as T.M., was arrested June 21 on charges that he stole jewelry, cash and other valuables worth about 600,000 euros ($795,429) from different hotels in Mallorca, one of Spain’s Balearic Islands.

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Venezuela Remembers Hugo Chavez on 5-month Anniversary of His Death

Venezuela Remembers Hugo Chavez on 5-month Anniversary of His Death

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday compared Hugo Chavez to Christ and said that the late president, just like Jesus, “came to protect those who had nothing,” in a tribute to the fallen leader on the fifth anniversary of his death.

“Christ the Redeemer became flesh ... became truth in Chavez,” said Maduro from the Cuartel de la Montaña in western Caracas, where Chavez’s remains rest, in a ceremony broadcast carried on all radio and television networks.

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Museum of Latin American Art Displaying Lucha Lubre Exhibit “Katharsis”

Museum of Latin American Art Displaying Lucha Lubre Exhibit “Katharsis”

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The Museum of Latin American Art’s latest exhibit is “Katharsis,” photographs and film clips from the Photography Collection of the Fundación Televisa. The collection documents Mexican wrestling or “lucha libre.” The images span a period of nearly seven decades. Three generations of writers, a documentary film collection and the archives of specialized magazines have created this visual history that allow a peek into an aspect of Mexican popular culture entrenched in the psyche of Mexicans since the 1930s. For many, “lucha libre” culture is reminiscent of gladiators and Aztec warriors in battle.

Upon its development as a genre of mass entertainment and through its various elements, “lucha libre mexicana” succeeded in establishing an aesthetic that was simultaneously bizarre and refined. “Katharsis” explores the elements that make it so unique and in doing so, divides them into themes such as “The Mask;” “Ladies of the Ring” and “Santo: The Silver Masked Man,” among others.

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Did Cyberlove Gone Bad Lead to Hit & Run Death of a Honduran Man in Queens?

Did Cyberlove Gone Bad Lead to Hit & Run Death of a Honduran Man in Queens?

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Police are still investigating the hit-and-run death of a Honduran man in New York last week, a death the man’s family believes may have something to do with an online relationship gone bad.

Jose Padilla-Argueta, 35, had only been in Queens four months when he was hit by a vehicle Thursday.

Authorities say a battered Padilla-Argueta was dumped in a Queens intersection without his phone, wallet, ID, or shoes. Officials believe Padilla-Argueta was struck by a hit-and-run driver who likely then loaded the wounded man into his vehicle, but had second thoughts and dumped him elsewhere.

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Shootout Near Mexico City Leaves 3 Gunmen Dead

Army troops killed three gunmen in a shootout in Mexico state, which surrounds the Federal District and forms part of the Mexico City metropolitan area, over the weekend, the Defense Secretariat said.

Army troops from the base in the city of Luvianos were on patrol in the Ojo de Agua district on Saturday when they spotted four individuals carrying rifles and coming from the direction of Molcajete hill, the secretariat said.

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Check Out the Official Trailer for ‘Machete Kills’ (VIDEO)

Check Out the Official Trailer for ‘Machete Kills’ (VIDEO)

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In Machete Kills, Danny Trejo returns as ex-Federale agent Machete, who is recruited by the President of the United States for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man - he must take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who have hatched a plan to spread war and anarchy across the planet.

From a screenplay by Kyle Ward and based on a story by Marcel Rodriguez and Robert Rodriguez, Machete Kills is the sequel to the 2010 hit film Machete - which has built a devoted legion of fans since its release - and is the second film in a trilogy. 

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Home of Costa Rican Education Minister, Lawmaker Robbed

Home of Costa Rican Education Minister, Lawmaker Robbed

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The homes of the Costa Rican education minister and an opposition lawmaker were attacked on the weekend by armed men, who stole valuables but did not injure anyone.

Police confirmed that on Friday night the home of opposition legislator Patricia Perez was attacked, while on Saturday night two armed men entered the residence of Education Minister Leonardo Garnier.

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SPAIN: Gang Turns Ordinary Cars into Knock-Off Ferraris

SPAIN: Gang Turns Ordinary Cars into Knock-Off Ferraris

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Gangs in Spain had reportedly been using less expensive cars as the bases for their luxury car knock-offs.

According to Spanish authorities, the gang, which had workshops in Madrid and Valencia, was creating cars that appeared to be Ferraris and Aston Martins, but were actually just cheaper cars made to look like the luxury brands.

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Spaniards Spying In on Billionaire Carlos Slim’s Galicia Vacation

Spaniards Spying In on Billionaire Carlos Slim’s Galicia Vacation

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Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, owner of the telecom Claro and investor in more than 200 companies, is spending his August in the northwestern Spanish region of Galicia.

The septuagenarian Slim, who is worth about $73 billion according to Forbes, chose for his weekend the Moncho bar in the village of Avion, Orense province, a place reserved for card playing, dominoes and other games that offers diners good wine and its culinary specialty of grilled meat.

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Conor Oberst’s Desaparecidos Pen Song for Chilean Student Activist

Conor Oberst’s Desaparecidos Pen Song for Chilean Student Activist

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“Te amo Camila Vallejo” (I love you, Camila Vallejo), a song written by U.S. indie band “Desaparecidos” and dedicated to the 25-year-old Chilean student leader, has begun spreading via the Internet, Chilean music Web sites said.

From beginning to end, the song expresses admiration for the young militant communist who for the past two years has been featured on media cover pages and gotten plenty of ink in the international press.

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Cuba Announces Opening of First Solar Power Plant

Cuba Announces Opening of First Solar Power Plant

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Cuba’s first solar power plant is in operation, helping the island reduce its reliance on imported oil, state media reported Sunday.

The new power plant, which has 14,100 panels built in Cuba, will allow the Caribbean country to double its solar energy production capacity.

“For us, (this facility) is the future,” Hidroenergia official Ovel Concepcion said.

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Blog del Narco: Narco Wives- CNN Takes a Look on the Inside (VIDEO)

Blog del Narco: Narco Wives- CNN Takes a Look on the Inside (VIDEO)

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The life of a narco wife or mistress often begins in the many beauty pageants run throughout Mexico.
In a life that can be seen as the epitome of luxury- there are salons, and spas, and rigorous exercise regimes.
In this video- CNN Espanol takes an inside look.

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Messi, Xavi, Pique, Iniesta Visit Israeli Hospital

Messi, Xavi, Pique, Iniesta Visit Israeli Hospital

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A delegation of FC Barcelona players on Sunday held a brief meeting with cancer-stricken kids in the town of Ramat Gan, near Tel Aviv, where many of the children had one of their dreams some true and forgot their illness for a few minutes.

The players who made the visit were Messi, Xavi, Iniesta and Pique, and they were welcomed to Kfar Hamacabia, where the meeting took place, by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara.

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MondayAugust 5, 2013