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SundayAugust 18, 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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Mexico’s “Heli” Wins Best Film Lima Festival

The Mexican film “Heli,” directed by Amat Escalante, won the prize for best film at the 17th Lima Film Festival, which drew more than 121,000 people, organizers said Sunday.

Argentine-Chilean filmmaker Sebastian Lelio won the best director prize for “Gloria,” whose star, Paulina Garcia, took home the best actress prize.

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Ecuador’s Rafael Correa Reaches New Heights Scales 16,818 Ft Illiniza Volcano

Ecuador’s Rafael Correa Reaches New Heights Scales 16,818 Ft Illiniza Volcano

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Ecuador’s left leaning President Rafael Correa has reached new heights becoming the first President to climb the summit of the Illiniza Norte volcano that is part of the Andes mountain range.

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Buffalo Bills Rookie QB Manuel Out For Rest of Preseason

Buffalo Bills Rookie QB Manuel Out For Rest of Preseason

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Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback EJ Manuel will undergo a procedure on his left knee and miss the rest of the preseason, head coach Doug Marrone said.

Manuel, the Bills’ top pick in April’s NFL Draft and the only quarterback taken in the first round, was starting to take control of Buffalo’s offense.

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Gibraltar’s Decision to Drop Concrete Blocks in Sea Angers Spanish Fishermen

Gibraltar’s Decision to Drop Concrete Blocks in Sea Angers Spanish Fishermen

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More than 50 Spanish fishermen protested Sunday against the decision by Gibraltar authorities to drop huge blocks of concrete into the ocean near the enclave, a project that they say harms their work and livelihood.

The protest focused attention on the controversy that arose more than three weeks ago between Spain and Britain over Gibraltar.

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Mexico Looks to Improve Relations with Asia-Pacific Countries

President Enrique Peña Nieto plans to consolidate the “strategy of moving closer to countries in the Asia-Pacific region” before completing his first year in office, allowing Mexico to expand trade and investment, Foreign Relations Secretary Jose Antonio Meade told Efe.

Peña Nieto will bolster Mexico’s relations with the region in a “brief period,” following up on his visits to China and Japan, with upcoming trips planned to Turkey, Singapore and Indonesia, Meade said in a telephone interview from Singapore.

This will allow Mexico to have a greater presence in a region “that has been very dynamic, with very important growth in its economy,” the foreign relations secretary said.

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Nadal Goes Up Against Isner in Cincinnati Masters Final

Nadal Goes Up Against Isner in Cincinnati Masters Final

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Spain’s Rafael Nadal beat the Czech Republic’s Tomas Berdych 7-5, 7-6 (7-4) in the semifinals to book a spot in Sunday’s final at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, Ohio, against American John Isner.

“I have two reasons to be happy. First, because I played well, and also because I made the final,” Nadal said.

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Juan Luis Guerra Thinks This is Best Moment of Career

Juan Luis Guerra Thinks This is Best Moment of Career

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At age 56, he feels he’s at the best moment of his career, he’s setting off on a new phase of his ASondeGuerra Tour and is working intensely on his new disc.

In an interview with Efe, Juan Luis Guerra dissected part of his musical life and his expectations for the future.

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Hispanic Parents Protest Demolition of Public School’s Fieldhouse in Pilsen

Hispanic Parents Protest Demolition of  Public School’s Fieldhouse in Pilsen

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A gathering of Hispanic parents demonstrated Saturday in protest against the demolition of the fieldhouse of a public school in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, which for three years they tried to make into a library.

“This is a criminal and violent act on this community. They stormed in at night…and forced everybody out. Three (of our group) were arrested because they did not move as quickly as the police commander wanted them to,” Carolina Gaete, a member of the parents’ group defending the fieldhouse they call “La Casita,” said.

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400,000 Mexicans Repatriated from U.S. in 2012

Roughly 400,000 Mexican undocumented migrants were repatriated from the United States last year, according to the National Migration Institute, or INM.

The head of that agency, Ardelio Vargas, revealed those figures during a meeting Friday with civil society organizations in this capital.

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TRAVELERS BEWARE:  European Airports on High Alert for Suicide Bomber Breast Implants

TRAVELERS BEWARE:  European Airports on High Alert for Suicide Bomber Breast Implants

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One of Europe’s busiest airports London Heathrow has been put on high alert after credible sources believe female Al-Qaeda operatives will attempt to board a plane with lethal breast implants that have the capability to detonate.

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Enrique Iglesias Takes Eclectic Approach to New Album

Enrique Iglesias Takes Eclectic Approach to New Album

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Spanish singer-songwriter Enrique Iglesias, the star of closing night at the Cap Roig Festival, went for musical eclecticism on the eve of releasing his latest album, of which he has already made public the single “Turn the Night Up,” a number well received by his fans.

In an interview with Efe in the gardens of Cap Roig in northeastern Spain, Iglesias said that, if he learned anything from his previous work “Euphoria,” it’s that “being musically eclectic and diverse and being able to put aside for the moment what you feel comfortable with is a good thing.”

“You never know about discs,” the singer said in reference to the reception he expects for his new album, and would only say that he feels “satisfied” with all the songs he has written up to now.

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BLOG DEL NARCO:  Mario Ramirez Treviño Head of Gulf Cartel Captured Near U.S. Border

BLOG DEL NARCO:  Mario Ramirez Treviño Head of Gulf Cartel Captured Near U.S. Border

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The Mexican government through its national defense agency has announced the arrest of Mario Ramirez Treviño, 51,  head of the Gulf cartel making this one of the most significant narco arrests under the new presidency of Enrique Peña Nieto.

Treviño, also known as “El Pelon” or “X-20”, had an $8 million bounty on his head, $5 million of the reward is being offered by the U.S. that has sought his arrest since 2006.  In 2008 the U.S. indicted Treviño on drug trafficking charges. 

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Fight to Stop Undernourishment in Latin America

INFOGRAPHIC: The Fight to Stop Undernourishment in Latin America

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According to “The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2012” released by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, undernourishment affects 49 million Latin Americans.

The report presents new estimates of the number and proportion of undernourished people going back to 1990.

With many countries taking strides to combat this health crisis, some countries are failing to improve the situation.  For example, Guatemala has seen a 204% increase in its undernourished population.

Hispanically Speaking News has created an infographic using information from the report, check it out below.

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Brazilian Businessman Introduces Solution to Country’s Library Deficit

Brazilian Businessman Introduces Solution to Country’s Library Deficit

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A Brazilian businessman has come up with a technological solution to the problem of high book prices and a lack of school libraries in his homeland.

To make reading more accessible throughout Brazil, Jonas Suassuna developed an online library known as Nuvem de Livros (Cloud of Books), which was inaugurated two years ago and currently offers more than 10,000 titles to nearly 1 million subscribers, who can read the content on their computer, tablet or smartphone.

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Young Spaniards Forced to Emigrate Due to High Rate of Unemployment

Young Spaniards Forced to Emigrate Due to High Rate of Unemployment

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The economic crisis Spain has suffered since 2008 has increased the number of young people emigrating to other countries by 41 percent, due to the lack of work prospects any time soon in a country with a jobless rate among the young of 56.14 percent.

According to figures from the National Statistics Institute, or INE, 2012 was the third straight year Spain was drained by emigration, with 476,748 people leaving the country, of whom 59,724 were Spanish, and with Ecuador and Britain the countries that welcomed most of them.

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25 Bodies Discovered in 2 Mexican States

25 Bodies Discovered in 2 Mexican States

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Authorities found 25 bodies in recent hours in the Mexican states of Guerrero and Michoacan, two of the states hardest hit by a wave of organized crime-related violence over the past few months.

Sources with the Attorney General’s Office of the southern state of Guerrero told Efe that eight bodies were found inside an abandoned vehicle on a rural road in San Miguel Totolapan and eight others in a clandestine grave in Taxco, where authorities were still searching for more corpses.

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More Than 436,000 Cubans Work in Private Sector

At least 436,342 Cubans now work in the private sector, most of them as hired workers and mostly in businesses to do with food sales, according to official figures released Saturday by the official daily Juventud Rebelde.

Figures from the Labor and Social Security Ministry say that 18 percent are hired workers, mainly in the sectors of food sales and passenger transport.

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SundayAugust 18, 2013