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SundayAugust 11, 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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Exports of Spanish Wine Rise 7.74 Percent

Exports of Spanish Wine Rise 7.74 Percent

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Wine exports from northern Spain’s Rioja region rose 7.74 percent in the first six months of this year, compared with the same period in 2012, totaling 47.7 million liters (12.6 million gallons), Rioja’s DOCa wine quality regulation agency said.

By countries, the best customer for Rioja wines was the United Kingdom, purchasing 14.8 million liters, 4.58 percent more than the year before; followed by Germany, with 8.6 million liters, or 0.56 percent less than in 2012; and the United States, with slightly more than 5 million liters, a 20.23 percent increase.

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New Book Looks at Traditional Mexican Cooking

New Book Looks at Traditional Mexican Cooking

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A group of anthropologists, historians, writers and biologists have published a book about the richness of Mexico’s traditional cuisine, the first cooking to be included on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list.

“It’s really a very important achievement,” Margarita de Orellana, director of publishing house Artes de México, told Efe.

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Nadal Knocks Out Djokovic in Montreal Semifinals

Nadal Knocks Out Djokovic in Montreal Semifinals

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Spain’s Rafael Nadal, the No. 4 seed, beat Serbian world No. 1 Novak Djokovic 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-2) in the semifinals of the Rogers Cup in Montreal.

“You always dream of matches like the one I played against the world No. 1,” Nadal said after Saturday night’s match.

The 27-year-old Spaniard’s win set up a showdown in Sunday’s final with Canada’s Milos Raonic, the 11th seed, who beat countryman Vasek Pospisil 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (7-4) in the other semifinal match.

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CREEPY:  Venezuelan President Maduro Admits Sleeping Inside Hugo Chavez’ Tomb

CREEPY:  Venezuelan President Maduro Admits Sleeping Inside Hugo Chavez’ Tomb

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Current Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro may just get a prize for loyalty to his predecessor.

The newly elected President has just admitted to sleeping inside the tomb of former President Hugo Chavez. 

CREEPY we know and rest assured this is not a Latin American tradition.

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Mexico Rejects “Survivor” Producer’s Appeal

Mexico Rejects “Survivor” Producer’s Appeal

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A court in the Mexican resort city of Cancun has rejected an appeal filed by former “Survivor” producer Bruce Beresford and ordered the American citizen to remain in prison until his trial for the 2010 murder of wife Monica Burgos is completed, officials said.

The court rejected an appeal filed by the former television producer in an effort to remain free until his trial was completed, the Quintana Roo Attorney General’s Office said in a statement.

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Authorities Bust Spanish Immigrant Smuggling Ring Working in Europe, U.S.

Authorities Bust Spanish Immigrant Smuggling Ring Working in Europe, U.S.

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Spanish and French police have arrested 75 people - 51 in Spain and 24 in France - for smuggling Chinese into various European countries and the United States through a people-trafficking ring that charged the immigrants between 40,000 and 50,000 euros (between $55,000 and $65,000).

Among those arrested, according to Spanish police, were the kingpins of the organization in Europe, based in Barcelona.

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Homeland Security Arrests 207 Gang Members in Central America Operation

Homeland Security Arrests 207 Gang Members in Central America Operation

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More than 200 alleged transnational criminal street gang members and associates were arrested in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras during a 60-day enforcement operation spearheaded by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Central American law enforcement.

From May 20 to July 29, HSI’s National Gang Unit, HSI’s Office of International Affairs, HSI Honduras, HSI El Salvador and HSI Guatemala executed Operation CAGE (Central America Gang Enforcement), a high impact enforcement operation to aggressively combat transnational gangs in Central America.  HSI special agents and law enforcement officers from the various countries executed 221 arrests (207 gang members and 14 smuggled aliens) and seized four weapons and six vehicles.

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Argentine Rescuers Find Body Among Explosion Ruins, Brining Death Toll to 14

Argentine Rescuers Find Body Among Explosion Ruins, Brining Death Toll to 14

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The number of confirmed fatalities left by the gas explosion inside a building in the Argentine city of Rosario has risen to 14, while seven people are still missing after the body of a 30-year-old man was found among the ruins, authorities said Saturday.

The governor of Santa Fe province where Rosario is located, Antonio Bonfatti, told the press how the body was located and specified the number of people still missing.

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Remembering Eydie Gorme: One of First Cross-Over Artists for Latinos

Latinos are remembering Eydie Gorme, who died yesterday at age 84, as one of the first entertainers to cross-over to the Spanish-speaking market.

Gorme was better known as the other half of the Steve & Eydie duo but she also made a name for herself as a solo artist in the ‘50’s and ‘60’s with such hits as “Blame it on the Bossa Nova” and “You Need Hands”.

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Mexican Army Destroys 7,000 Guns Handed in Voluntarily

Mexican Army Destroys 7,000 Guns Handed in Voluntarily

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Mexico’s army destroyed 7,000 firearms that were handed in voluntarily by residents of Mexico City, the local government said in a statement.

The weapons were destroyed as part of the Mexico City government’s “For Your Family. Volunteer Disarmament” program, whose first phase was carried out from Dec. 24, 2012, to June 14 of this year, it added.

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Homeland Security Spearheads Arrest of 207 Narco Gangsters in Central America

Homeland Security Spearheads Arrest of 207 Narco Gangsters in Central America

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U.S. Homeland Security exported its crime-fighting know-how on transnational gangs and helped nab over 200 known narcos and gang members in Central America.

The U.S. agency was invited to spearhead the 60-day enforcement operation by the governments of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. 

The results are impressive.

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Researchers Develop Biocompatible Cranial Implants in Colombia

Researchers Develop Biocompatible Cranial Implants in Colombia

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Colombian researchers have developed biocompatible implants for patients who have suffered cranioencephalic traumas and which are based on 3D imaging of the patient known as tomography. These implants are far less costly than those available in the United States.

The scientific breakthrough dubbed Smartbone originated at the EAFIT and CES Universities of this Colombian city, both specializing in science and technology, from an applied research project of bioengineering experts, which their leader Santiago Correa described to Colombia.inn, a news service operated by Spain’s international news agency, Agencia Efe.

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Dilma Rousseff Inaugurates Air-Propulsion Train in Brazil

Dilma Rousseff Inaugurates Air-Propulsion Train in Brazil

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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff inaugurated Saturday in the southern city of Porto Alegre the first “Aeromovel” passenger train in the country, a small air-propulsion innovation of Brazilian technology designed as a non-contaminating, cost-effective transport alternative.

This first Aeromovel connects Porto Alegre’s international airport with a railway station and has a run of a scant 900 meters (1/2 mile) over an elevated concrete guideway which takes 2 minutes from one end to the other.

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DOJ Says Killing of Mexican Teens at Border Justified, No Charges to be Filed

DOJ Says Killing of Mexican Teens at Border Justified, No Charges to be Filed

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The Department of Justice has just concluded its investigation into two separate shooting incidents at the border where Mexican teens were killed by U.S. agents and found no foul play.

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Colombian Inmates Record 3 Music CDs From Behind Bars

Colombian Inmates Record 3 Music CDs From Behind Bars

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Inmates of Colombia’s La Modelo Prison presented in Bogota three discs - two hip-hop and one of Christian Evangelical music - recorded behind bars as part of a social reintegration program.

At a concert they performed in the chapel of the correction facility before cellmates and their families, the Abarco, Reincidentes and Pasos de Guerrero bands unveiled their CDs, recorded and produced in a sound studio they assembled piece by piece.

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Rafael Nadal Heads to Semifinals in Montreal

Rafael Nadal Heads to Semifinals in Montreal

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Spain’s Rafael Nadal advanced to the semifinals of the Rogers Cup in Montreal with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Australia’s Marinko Matosevic.

The world No. 4 won the first set of Friday night’s match on the strength of two service breaks, but he encountered tougher opposition from his 28-year-old opponent at the start of the second set.

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Los Angeles Honors Telenovela Producer Carla Estrada

Los Angeles Honors Telenovela Producer Carla Estrada

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The Mexican producer of telenovelas, Carla Estrada, was honored by the city of Los Angeles for her audiovisual work and her support for the Hispanic community in the United States.

“The city council’s tribute to Carla Estrada is at the same time for the entire Hispanic community, because for people who speak both English and Spanish in Los Angeles, she has taken our culture to the next level with her telenovelas,” Jose Huizar, councilman for Los Angeles’ 14th District, told Efe.

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Enrique Peña Nieto Receives Candidate List for New Regulatory Bodies in Mexico

Enrique Peña Nieto Receives Candidate List for New Regulatory Bodies in Mexico

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Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto received a list of candidates for two new regulatory bodies that were created as part of a recent overhaul of the country’s telecommunications and broadcast industries.

A committee made up of Eduardo Sojo, head of the National Institute of Statistics and Geography, or INEGI; Bank of Mexico Gov. Agustin Carstens; and Silvia Schmelkes, head of the National Institute for Educational Evaluation, delivered two lists with 35 names each.

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SundayAugust 11, 2013