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FridayAugust 23, 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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Ex-L.A. Cop Went Missing in Mexico in 2010, Says Family

A Mexican man who had returned to his homeland after working as a police officer in Southern California went missing three years ago in the central state of Morelos, his relatives said.

The family had not reported the case until now because they had received numerous threats while searching for clues to the whereabouts of Angel Saul Muñoz Perez, his sister, Lorena, told Efe.

“That’s why we’re now reporting this case for the first time,” she said in a telephone interview.

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LATINO BLOTTER: Teen Wanted for Vandalism “Likes” Police Photo of Himself on Facebook

LATINO BLOTTER: Teen Wanted for Vandalism “Likes” Police Photo of Himself on Facebook

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A California teen was arrested on suspicion of vandalism after police posted a “wanted” photo on their official Facebook page and the teen “Liked” it.

Luis Enrique Rodriguez, 18, was captured on photo after he allegedly vandalized police cars in Huntington Beach during the U.S. Open of Surfing on July 28. Police posted the photo on Facebook, along with a description of the crime he was wanted for.

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August 23, 2013: It’s Friday! Let’s Head to the Movies

August 23, 2013: It’s Friday! Let’s Head to the Movies

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Now that the weekend is finally upon us, let’s take a look at what’s opening in theaters.

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Quarter of Mexican Migrant Workers in New Mexico Suffer Wage Theft

Quarter of Mexican Migrant Workers in New Mexico Suffer Wage Theft

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One in every four Mexican immigrant workers in New Mexico has been the victim of wage theft, but just 12 percent of those people filed a complaint or recovered their pay, according to a report presented Thursday.

The study was carried out for the immigrant advocacy group Somos Un Pueblo Unido by University of New Mexico professor Andrew Schrank and doctoral student Jessica Garrick.

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Mayoral Hopeful Anthony Weiner Releases Spanish-Language Ad (VIDEO)

Mayoral Hopeful Anthony Weiner Releases Spanish-Language Ad (VIDEO)

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Controversial New York Mayoral Candidate Anthony Weiner has released a new ad aimed at Spanish-speaking voters.

Weiner’s “El Futuro” ad was released this week and narrates his policies, including making housing more affordable and cutting taxes for the middle class.

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Uruguayan Researches Develop Technique to Tell Sex of Baby Before Seventh Week

Uruguayan Researches Develop Technique to Tell Sex of Baby Before Seventh Week

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A Uruguayan laboratory is offering its customers the possibility of identifying the sex of their babies before the seventh week of pregnancy.

The method - “Nena o Varon” (Girl or Boy) - was developed by the firm ATGen.

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Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: The RNC on Immigration Reform

The Republican National Committee took two steps forward last week when they passed a resolution calling on Congress to get immigration reform done by year’s end, but took one step back by suggesting Congress offer legal status, but no path to citizenship for the currently undocumented population. This was followed by statements from Rep. Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee this week, who declared that he does not support a path to citizenship for DREAMers, and no immediate status for their parents. This illustrates just how much further the party has to go before it is in sync with a growing number of its own members—several of whom have just begun to declare their support for a path to citizenship —and the vast majority of the public, who support immigration reform and full citizenship for the undocumented.

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Blog del Narco: Gulf Cartel Interrogates then Executes Young Couple Belonging to Zetas

Blog del Narco: Gulf Cartel Interrogates then Executes Young Couple Belonging to Zetas

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A young man and woman were hung near the city of Valparaiso apparently as a reprisal of the Gulf cartel against the criminal group “Los Zetas”  . The victims, showed signs of torture, officials said. Moreover, in the vicinity was placed a message which referred to the murder of a young couple because they had had allegedly initially collaborated with the Gulf Cartel and later was changed allegiance to the criminal group “Los Zetas”.  Karla Guadalupe Villasana and Jonathan Acuña Eduardo Espinoza, 19 years of age, were hanged early in the morning on the bridge of the MLC, with a message accusing them of kidnapping and of being traitors. The boy was still alive when found by agents of the Ministry of Public Security, but died minutes later.Karla was the mother of two children.

After they were found, a video was circulated on social media.  In it both were interrogated, allegedly by agents-Gulf cartel, detailing criminal activities of “Los Zetas”, noting that the staff of the Federal Forces in the state were offering the cartel support. . Secretary of State Public Security, General Jesus Pinto, confirmed that both executions were for settling scores between criminal drug cartels.

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Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem Film “The Counselor”

Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem Film “The Counselor”

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Spain’s Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem, who got their start on the big screen together two decades ago, are back on the same film set once again, this time for Ridley Scott’s “The Counselor.”

The celebrity couple, who got married in 2010 and have two children, including a newborn, will not share any scenes during this latest picture, which is based on a Cormac McCarthy novel.

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Spanish Tourism Up 3.9 Percent From Last Year

Spanish Tourism Up 3.9 Percent From Last Year

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In the first seven months of this year, Spain welcomed 34 million international tourists, 3.9 percent more than during the same period in 2012 and a figure that sets a new record, according to data released here Thursday by the Industry, Energy and Tourism Ministry.

The number attained by the end of July exceeded by 400,000 the international tourism record to date for the same period set in 2008.

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After Cancer Battle, Draco Roso Ready for U.S. Tour

After Cancer Battle, Draco Roso Ready for U.S. Tour

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Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Robi Draco Rosa will hit the stage again after winning his battle with cancer on a tour that - starting Oct. 19 - will take him to five U.S. cities.

With shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Orlando and Miami, Draco will perform his greatest hits, many of which are gathered on his album “Vida,” which went on sale in March.

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Remains Thought to Be U.S. Citizen who Went Missing in 2011 Being Analyzed in Panama

Remains Thought to Be U.S. Citizen who Went Missing in 2011 Being Analyzed in Panama

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Panamanian authorities reported Wednesday that they are analyzing the remains found in a grave in the northwestern province of Bocas del Toro which are suspected to be those of a U.S. woman who disappeared there in 2011.

A spokesman for the Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences Institute told Efe that all the skeletal remains, which were found on Tuesday and Wednesday scattered along a pathway, will be analyzed and compared with DNA samples from relatives of Yvonne Baldelli that the institution has been retaining since last year.

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WATCH Sofia Vergara, John Tuturro in Trailer for “Fading Gigolo”  (VIDEO)

WATCH Sofia Vergara, John Tuturro in Trailer for “Fading Gigolo”  (VIDEO)

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The sexy trailer for “Fading Gigolo” was recently released. The film stars writer-actor-director John Turturro, Sofia Vergara, Sharon Stone, and Woody Allen.

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STUDY: 59% of Argentine Children Don’t Have Basic Rights Fulfilled

STUDY: 59% of Argentine Children Don’t Have Basic Rights Fulfilled

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The majority of Argentine children living in urban areas - 59.1 percent - are lacking in having their basic childhood rights fulfilled, according to a study released Thursday by the Universidad Catolica Argentina.

The report of the third Barometer of the Social Debt of Children revealed that between 2010 and 2012, 24.2 percent of urban youths - who account for 92 percent of all Argentine children - suffered from a severe lack of at least one of the fundamental children’s rights, which include food, sanitation, housing, health, access to information and early childhood stimulation and education.

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Lionel Messi Suffers Thigh Bruise, No Muscle Tear

Lionel Messi Suffers Thigh Bruise, No Muscle Tear

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FC Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, who was injured in the first leg of Spain’s Supercopa competition against Atletico Madrid and did not play in the second half, has been diagnosed with a thigh bruise, the club’s doctors said Thursday.

Barcelona team physician Ricard Pruna immediately determined that the four-time world player of the year had not suffered a muscle tear, but the Argentine international was replaced by Cesc Fabregas as a precautionary move.

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Cholera Outbreak in Cuba Prompts U.S. Travel Warning

Cholera Outbreak in Cuba Prompts U.S. Travel Warning

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The State Department through the U.S. Interest Section in Havana has issued a travel advisory warning of a cholera outbreak in Cuba.

The travel alert urges U.S. citizens living in Cuba and visitors to avoid standing pools of water, untreated water, street food and food dishes that are uncooked.

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Barça Comes Back to Tie with Atletico Madrid in Supercopa First Leg

Barça Comes Back to Tie with Atletico Madrid in Supercopa First Leg

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FC Barcelona’s big acquisition of the summer, Brazilian phenom Neymar, scored midway through the second half here Wednesday to salvage a tie for the defending La Liga champs against a dynamic Atletico Madrid in the first leg of Spain’s Supercopa.

Atletico, which secured its berth in the Supercopa by virtue of beating wealthy crosstown rival Real Madrid to win the Copa del Rey, dominated Barça throughout the first half at the capital’s Vicente Calderon stadium.

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Disability Fraud Crack Down in Puerto Rico Leads to 70 Arrests

Disability Fraud Crack Down in Puerto Rico Leads to 70 Arrests

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Seventy people, including several doctors and a former federal employee, were arrested Wednesday in Puerto Rico for alleged fraud to obtain disability payments under Social Security.

The U.S. Attorney in San Juan, Rosa Emilia Rodriguez, told a press conference that the group is accused of defrauding Social Security for around $6 million.

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FridayAugust 23, 2013