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TuesdayAugust 6, 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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Religious Pilgrimage Bus Plunges into Ravine Near Mexico City, Killing 8

Eight people were killed and 30 others hurt when their bus plunged into a ravine in central Mexico, authorities said Tuesday.

The accident occurred Monday night as the bus was en route to Mexico City from Guanajuato state, the Mexico state Attorney General’s Office said.

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Border Agents Seize $4 Million in Pot near Laguna Beach from Mexico

Border Agents Seize $4 Million in Pot near Laguna Beach from Mexico

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Customs and Border Protection agents on Tuesday intercepted a boat carrying a cargo of marijuana valued at more than $4 million and arrested two Mexican men.

Police said that CBP agents specializing in airborne detection spotted the boat on Tuesday morning while it was traveling offshore.

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LATINO BLOTTER: IL Police Looking for Man Who tried to Lure Girl, 14

LATINO BLOTTER: IL Police Looking for Man Who tried to Lure Girl, 14

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On August 5th, 2013 at approximately 4:00 pm, a lone 14 year old female was walking east bound in the 1600 block of West 18th St. when she was approached by two male Hispanic offenders in a black pick up truck.

The passenger called to the victim and asked her to come to the vehicle, stating that he wanted to take her picture. The offenders followed the victim down the street and onto the 1700 block of South Laflin St. where one of the offenders exited the vehicle. The victim was able to flee towards a crowd of people near 17th St. at which point the offender reentered the truck, which sped away westbound on 16th St.

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This Bulls are Coming! The Great Bull Run of Chicago

This Bulls are Coming! The Great Bull Run of Chicago

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The Great Bull Run, inspired by Spain’s Running of the Bulls, will be at Hawthorne Race Course near Chicago on July 12th, 2014 and you can now sign up.

Participants can get an adrenaline rush as they sprint down a quarter-mile track with twelve 1,000-pound bulls hot on their heels.

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Latin Hottie Juan Pablo Galavis Confirmed as the Next ‘Bachelor’

Latin Hottie Juan Pablo Galavis Confirmed as the Next ‘Bachelor’

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Though reported on rumors retired soccer star Juan Pablo Galavis was being set up at the new “Bachelor,” it was confirmed Monday night.

During “The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose,” host Chris Harrison officially announced 32-year-old Galavis will be the next rose-giver.

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Placido Domingo Returns to Stage after Illness, Receives Standing Ovation

Placido Domingo Returns to Stage after Illness, Receives Standing Ovation

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The audience at the Salzburg Festival rose to their feet to acclaim the return to the stage of Spanish tenor Placido Domingo, who spent a week in the hospital last month after suffering a pulmonary embolism.

Domingo, as Giacomo in Verdi’s “Giovanna d’Arco,” together with Russian soprano Anna Netrebko, who brilliantly performed the title role, and Italian tenor Francesco Meli as Charles VII, received cheers and applause that went on for almost 10 minutes from a totally devoted audience.

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Former President George W. Bush Undergoes Successful Heart Surgery

Former President George W. Bush Undergoes Successful Heart Surgery

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Former U.S. President George W. Bush is hospitalized in Dallas after successfully undergoing heart surgery on Tuesday to clear an artery, his spokesman said.

“At the recommendation of his doctors, President Bush agreed to have a stent placed to open the blockage,” Freddy Ford said.

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Dominican Man Passes Out Drunk, Wakes Up to Missing Penis

Dominican Man Passes Out Drunk, Wakes Up to Missing Penis

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A Dominican man was recently horrified after awaking from a night of drinking to discover to his penis was gone.

Geraldo Ramos, 64, told local Noticias Sin last week that he had been drinking heavily when he passed out drunk.

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Immigrant Advocates Plead to President for Release of DREAM 9 Members

The mother, teachers and classmates of Lulu Martinez on Monday asked President Barack Obama for her immediate release along with the eight other immigration activists being detained in Arizona, known collectively as the DREAM 9.

“Let the community rise up because my daughter doesn’t deserve to be isolated in a cell, harassed and intimidated by the guards. It’s not fair for a girl,” Maria Martinez told Efe, struggling to hold back tears.

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Honduran Captors Release U.S. Businessman after Three Day Kidnapping Ordeal

A U.S. businessman kidnapped last week in southern Honduras was released “safe and sound” Monday by his captors, first responders said.

Peter Jackson was freed before dawn Monday on the highway between the cities of San Marcos de Colon and Choluteca, fire rescue’s Ciriaco Diaz told reporters.

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¡Felicidades! Bolivia on Your 188th Year of Independence

Today, all of Bolivia is celebrating and rejoicing its 188-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500’s and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, enslaved native populations and plundered silver deposits.  The fight for independence started in 1809 and was 16-years in the making; led by Simon Bolivar and General Antonio Jose de Sucre.  August 6th is the date on which Bolivia officially became an independent republic.

This land locked, Spanish speaking country located in South America, once home to the Inca Empire, is now home to 10 million people that will be celebrating today. The country will celebrate with military parades and the traditional session of honor held by Congress. 

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California Doctors, Nurses Headed to Peru to Provide Free Care

California Doctors, Nurses Headed to Peru to Provide Free Care

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Close to 100 California medical professionals and volunteers are going on a humanitarian mission to Huacho, Peru.

“We hope to care for between 8,000 and 10,000 people” during the Aug. 8-18 exercise, Jeff Crider, spokesman for the Rancho Mirage, California-based IMAHelps, told Efe.

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Spaniard Daniel Galvan’s Moroccan Pardon Revoked, Arrested in Spain

Spaniard Daniel Galvan’s Moroccan Pardon Revoked, Arrested in Spain

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A Spaniard convicted in Morocco of sexually molesting children is in custody in Spain after the Moroccan king revoked the pardon he had granted only last week, sources in the Spanish Interior Ministry told Efe Monday.

Daniel Galvan was arrested in the southeastern province of Murcia and will be placed at the disposition of Spain’s National Court, the sources said.

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TuesdayAugust 6, 2013