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SaturdayAugust 10, 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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Spain Looks to Include Andalusia Region in Gibraltar Talks

Spain Looks to Include Andalusia Region in Gibraltar Talks

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Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said here Friday that he is in favor of a four-part dialogue - Spain, Britain, Gibraltar and Spain’s Andalusia region - to overcome current tensions surrounding the Rock.

After meeting with King Juan Carlos in the monarch’s summer office, Rajoy justified the presence of Andalusians and Gibraltarians in the local administration of fisheries and the environment, two problems at the core of current differences regarding the British overseas territory.

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Mexican Authorities Detain 3 Bangladeshi Immigrants en Route to U.S.

Mexican Authorities Detain 3 Bangladeshi Immigrants en Route to U.S.

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Mexican authorities detained three undocumented migrants from Bangladesh and a Guatemalan man traveling with them who is suspected of people trafficking, prosecutors said.

The four were intercepted between the southeastern towns of Comalapa and Comitan while riding in a public-service vehicle, the Chiapas state Attorney General’s Office said Friday, adding that an anonymous tip was received.

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Cuba, Bahamas Review Bilateral Agenda

Cuba, Bahamas Review Bilateral Agenda

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The minister of foreign affairs of the Bahamas arrived in Havana to discuss bilateral issues at a time when Cuban exile activists in the United States accuse the Bahamian government of mistreating undocumented immigrants, most of whom are Cubans.

Frederick Mitchell arrived Thursday in Havana on a “working visit” together with Bahamas National Security Minister Marcelino Medina, according to official media.

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El Gran Combo Sax Player Eddie Perez Passes Away, Age 77

El Gran Combo Sax Player Eddie Perez Passes Away, Age 77

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Sax player Eddie “La Bala” Perez, founding member of El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, died Friday, the legendary salsa orchestra said. He was 77.

“To the people of Puerto Rico and to the world of salsa: This morning, Eddie ‘La Bala’ Perez Lopez moved on to a better life,” the communique posted on El Gran Combo’s official Facebook page said.

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Honduran Jury Convicts 3 for Massacre of Factory Workers

Honduran Jury Convicts 3 for Massacre of Factory Workers

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Three gang members were found guilty Friday in the shooting deaths of 18 workers at a shoe factory in the northern Honduran city of San Pedro Sula.

The jury took two days to convict Edwin Diaz, Jose Sanchez and Cristian Rivera - all members of the Mara 18 gang - for the Sept. 8, 2010, bloodbath.

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ICE Halts Deportation of Immigrant Activist in Colorado

ICE Halts Deportation of Immigrant Activist in Colorado

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement have released Jeanette Vizguerra, a Mexican activist living in Colorado, supporters of her 4-year-long battle against deportation said Friday.

This is an “unexpected occurrence,” Jordan Garcia, a director of the American Friends Service Committee’s Colorado Immigrant Rights Program, said.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Latino Food Purchases Driven By Emotional Values

INFOGRAPHIC: Latino Food Purchases Driven By Emotional Values

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A new study called the “Multi-cultural Latino Consumer” by MSLGROUP and The Hartman Group finds though Latino segments are hardly all the same, they do generally embrace significant commonalities when it comes to food, especially seeing mealtime as a social conduit.

Highlighted within the study is the fact that 47 percent of Latinos are less likely to eat alone, compared to 38 percent of non-Latinos.

Using the study, MSLGROUP and The Hartman Group have created an infographic covering Latino food purchases.

Check out the infographic below.

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Argentina Gas Explosion’s Death Toll Stands at 13

Argentina Gas Explosion’s Death Toll Stands at 13

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Authorities said Friday that 13 people have now been confirmed dead in a gas explosion that demolished an apartment building in Rosario, Argentina’s third-largest city.

Rosario Mayor Monica Fein announced the new number of fatalities, all of them identified, and said the search goes on for eight people who are still missing.

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Disney’s PLANES Carlos Alazraqui on El Chu and Latinos in Movies

Disney’s PLANES Carlos Alazraqui on El Chu and Latinos in Movies

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By Melanie Mendez-Gonzalez, NewsTaco

Carlos Alazraqui, voice of El Chupacabra (El Chu) in Disney’s PLANES movie, is a funny and inspiring actor. Via mobile phone, I was able to discuss the upcoming movie, this show-stealing character, and Latinos on the big screen with Alazraqui.

Of the summer animation movies I’ve seen, Disney has done the best job in featuring a Latino character in this film. No, El Chu isn’t the main character but I’d say he is one heck of a ‘good guy’. After this role, even the name El Chupacabra isn’t the same to me.

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Liverpool Refuses to Sell Luis Suarez At Any Price

Liverpool Refuses to Sell Luis Suarez At Any Price

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The principal owner of Liverpool FC vowed that the club would not sell Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez this summer at any price.

“We are not going to sell Luis,” U.S. magnate John W. Henry said during a brief stop in Liverpool.

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Alejandra Guzman Records New Album at Mexico City Show

Alejandra Guzman Records New Album at Mexico City Show

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Mexican songstress Alejandra Guzman recorded her new disc, “Primera Fila,” at a Mexico City concert that was “very special, very different.”

Mexico’s “queen of rock” gave the audience a mix of songs, some old favorites and some not yet released, during the recording of the album that will feature 16 numbers and will go on sale in November.

During the filming of the video, during which the audience was told when to applaud and cheer and in which some songs had to be repeated, a joking, informal Guzman sang duets with Dani Martin, Beatriz Luengo, Luis Fonseca and Draco Rosa, with whom she sang in English.

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¡Felicidades! Ecuador on Your 204th Year of Independence

Today, all of Ecuador is celebrating and rejoicing its 204-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500’s and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region and enslaved native populations.  The fight for independence started in 1809 but only lasted for 24 days.  Some 13 years Antonio Jose de Sucre with Simon Bolivar, who lead Venezuela’s and Colombia’s independence movement, made their way to Ecuador and led a two year battle against the Spanish to cement Ecuador’s independence.

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Mexico City Art Exhibition Shines Light on Violence

Mexico City Art Exhibition Shines Light on Violence

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An international contemporary art exhibit is scheduled to kick off next week in the central Mexican state of Queretaro, providing “a space for reflection and debate on one of the issues that most afflicts present-day society: violence and the different ways it is concealed,” a federal government cultural agency said.

Twenty-seven artists will present their works from Aug. 16 through Nov. 15 during the exhibition, titled “Visible Invisibilization: Approaches to the Subject of Violence,” the National Council for Culture and Arts said in a statement Thursday.

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Clash on Ecuador-Colombia Border Leaves 6 Dead

Clash on Ecuador-Colombia Border Leaves 6 Dead

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An Ecuadorian soldier and five Colombian irregulars died Thursday in an armed clash on the northern border in the province of Sucumbios, officials in Quito said.

Two other Colombians were captured, the head of Ecuador’s Armed Forces Joint Command, Gen. Leonardo Barreiro, said.

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Colombia’s Santos Admits Contacts with ELN Guerrillas With Eye on Peace Talks

Colombia’s Santos Admits Contacts with ELN Guerrillas With Eye on Peace Talks

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Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Thursday admitted that official contacts had been made with the National Liberation Army, or ELN, the country’s second-largest guerrilla organization, with an eye on possible peace talks that would be held simultaneously with those currently under way with the FARC rebels in Cuba.

“Some contacts have been made,” said Santos in a pretaped interview with Caracol Noticias television to be broadcast Thursday evening.

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SaturdayAugust 10, 2013