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FridayAugust 30, 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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Jennifer Lopez Launches 20th Fragrance – JLove

Jennifer Lopez Launches 20th Fragrance – JLove

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Singer, actress and business mogul Jennifer Lopez is launching her 20th fragrance calling it JLove.  The new fragrance will retail for $39-$49 and will be sold exclusively at Kohl’s stores starting in October.

Lopez, 44, launched her first perfume, Glow, in 2002 which did amazingly well garnering $100 million in sales the first year it was on the market, according to W Magazine.  The former American Idol judge describes the new fragrance as “fruity floral citrus with Firmenich’s Honorine Blanc, it has top notes of white raspberry, frozen pineapple, pink grapefruit and tangerine; a heart of coconut orchid, water lily and Tahitian tiare, and a drydown of vanilla sorbet, white wood and skin musk.”

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Colombian Students Protest Spending on Education, Support for Farmers

Colombian Students Protest Spending on Education, Support for Farmers

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Thousands of students took to the streets of the Colombian capital on Thursday to show support for a general strike in the farm sector and demand more investment in education.

The students departed from different points of Bogota en route to downtown Bolivar Square, where demonstrations by union members, health and oil sector workers, truckers and other protesters also were expected to converge.

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Kristen Stewart Poses for New Ad for Florabotanica Fragrance from Balenciaga

Kristen Stewart Poses for New Ad for Florabotanica Fragrance from Balenciaga

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Last year, Kristen Stewart was announced as the new face of Balenciaga’s Florabotanica fragrance. This week, a new ad featuring the American actress was debuted.

ImageStewart is photographed topless, but with her back to the camera as she looks over her shoulder, and with colorful flowers going up her back and over her shoulder.

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Restaurant Seen in “Breaking Bad” Sees Increase in Guacamole Sales Thanks to Show

Restaurant Seen in “Breaking Bad” Sees Increase in Guacamole Sales Thanks to Show

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Last Sunday’s episode of the hit AMC drama “Breaking Bad” featured a tense scene between characters at a Mexican restaurant. During the scene, a waiter keeps interrupting their conversation to talk about guacamole. Now, thanks to that episode, the real life restaurant has seen a dramatic increase in their guacamole sales.

Garduños of Mexico Restaurant & Cantina in Albuquerque, New Mexico was used as the setting for Sunday’s episode and thanks to Walter White and Co., the eatery says the number of patrons who order guacamole has jumped from 30 to 35 percent, many of whom specifically reference the show.

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Soledad Mexia: Oldest Person Born in Mexico, Oldest Person Living in California Dies at 114

Soledad Mexia: Oldest Person Born in Mexico, Oldest Person Living in California Dies at 114

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According to AP the oldest person born in Mexico that was also the oldest person living in California has died at the age of 114. 

Soledad Mexia was born in Mexico in 1899 and came with her family to the U.S. at a very young age and eventually became a U.S. citizen.  She died 17 days after celebrating her 114th birthday.

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Hispanically Speaking News Recognized as a 2013 Chicago Innovation Awards Nominee

Hispanically Speaking News Recognized as a 2013 Chicago Innovation Awards Nominee

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We are very proud to be amongst the 2013 Nominees for the Chicago Innovation Award!

The Goal of the organization is to make Chicago a recognized hub of innovation by igniting a new narrative for our region, strengthening its economic future and building the spirit of innovation throughout the community.

The Chicago Innovation Awards are first and foremost, a civic activity done out of love and respect for the Chicago region. Your involvement as a sponsor is what makes this depth of civic engagement possible.


To be eligible for a Chicago Innovation Award, the product, service, or company nominated must be:

  Introduced within the past 3 years.
  Headquartered in the greater Chicago region, including the northern half of Illinois, southern Wisconsin, and northwest Indiana.

The judging committee looks at the following criteria:

  Did the product/service meet an unmet need?
  How unique is the product/service?
  What new value has been created for the end-user?
  Has the product/service created a “me-too” response from imitators?
  What financial evidence or market acceptance information does the product/service have to support it?
  What is its quantifiable evidence of success?

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Rafael Nadal Heads to Third Round Following Stellar Second Round Performance

Rafael Nadal Heads to Third Round Following Stellar Second Round Performance

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Spain’s Rafael Nadal brought his “A” game to the table in second-round action at the U.S. Open, confidently showcasing all aspects of his game in a 6-2, 6-1, 6-0 rout of Brazil’s Rogerio Dutra Silva

The No. 2 seed gave his 134th-ranked opponent no chance throughout Thursday night’s contest, taking the ball early and dictating play from the baseline.

The Spaniard’s sharpness was reflected in the statistics, as he struck 30 winners compared with only 15 unforced errors. Dutra Silva was unable to impose his own game and finished the match with nine winners and 22 unforced errors.

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August 30, 2013: It’s Friday! Let’s Head to the Movies

August 30, 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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12-Year-Old Latina Girl Fighting for Spot on School’s Football Team

12-Year-Old Latina Girl Fighting for Spot on School’s Football Team

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12-year-old Hailey Fuentes just wants to play football like her siblings and doesn’t understand why she can’t.

The 7th grader at Palacios Junior High School in Palacios, Texas had been playing the sport on the peewee team all through and until sixth grade.  This year she was banned from the 7th-grade team.  The school has acknowledged there is no hard-and-fast rule banning girls from playing football but each district makes their own decision on the matter.  Legally the school does not have to allow her to play since they offer an alternative sport for girls, volleyball, at the same time. 

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Soccer.com Teams with Televisa for “El Chapulin Colorado” Apparel

Soccer.com Teams with Televisa for “El Chapulin Colorado” Apparel

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SOCCER.COM, the biggest supplier of soccer apparel and equipment in the U.S., together with Televisa, the largest media company in the Spanish-speaking world, and Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America, have teamed up to launch a new clothing line inspired by the popular character “El Chapulin Colorado” (The Red Grasshopper).

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Cuba’s “Cyber Points” Have Hosted Over 100,000 Customers in 3 Months

Cuba’s “Cyber Points” Have Hosted Over 100,000 Customers in 3 Months

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Cuba’s “cyber points,” which offer public Internet access, have attracted more than 100,000 paying customers in the last three months, government daily Juventud Rebelde said Thursday.

About 60 percent of clients accessed the World Wide Web, while the rest spent their time on Cuba’s domestic intranet or e-mailing, the newspaper said, citing data from state telecommunications monopoly Etecsa.

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Blog del Narco: El Chapo Underling- M10- Linked to More than 350 Murders

Blog del Narco: El Chapo Underling- M10- Linked to More than 350 Murders

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A suspected Sinaloa cartel boss arrested this week is suspected in the deaths of more than 350 people, Mexican federal security spokesman Eduardo Sanchez said.

Mario Nuñez Meza, alias “M10,” is a suspect in at least 30 separate investigations and faces decades in prison if convicted, Sanchez told a press conference.

The reputed Sinaloa cartel operative was arrested early Wednesday at a hotel in Ciudad Juarez, located across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas.

Authorities captured Nuñez Meza without firing a shot in a “well-planned” operation made possible by a tip from the public and good intelligence work, the government spokesman said.

Nuñez Meza “is probably responsible for the homicide of more than 350 people found in 23 clandestine graves in the (northwestern) state of Durango,” Sanchez said.

The suspect is also connected to the slayings of two federal agents in Durango and to the murders of three investigators working for the Chihuahua state Attorney General’s Office, the spokesman said.

Police seized a machine gun, a computer and four mobile phones from Nuñez Meza.

Led by Joaquin “El Chapo” (Shorty) Guzman, the Sinaloa outfit is the longest-standing and most powerful drug cartel in Mexico.

Guzman, who escaped from prison in January 2001, is one of the most-wanted criminals in Mexico and the United States, where the Drug Enforcement Administration has offered a reward of $5 million for him.

The Sinaloa cartel, according to intelligence agencies, is a transnational business empire that operates in the United States, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, the Americas and Asia.

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LABOR REPORT:  Latino Workers Continue to Face High Unemployment, Lower Wages and Uncertain Future

The AFL-CIO has just released their 2013 Report on Latinos in the workforce titled “The Elusive American Dream: Lower Wages, High Unemployment and an Uncertain Retirement for Latinos.”

The report was bleak, highlighting that thousands of Latinos continue suffering the effects of the great recession and are either unemployed or underemployed.  The current unemployment rate for Latino is 9.4 percent compared to 6.6 percent for whites and 12.6 percent for Blacks.

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Real Madrid’s Kaka Expresses Desire to Leave Team

Brazilian midfielder Kaka went public in La Coruña Thursday with his desire to leave Real Madrid for another European club where he would get more playing time.

“My obligation is to practice every day to play, but that doesn’t mean I’m satisfied,” Ricardo dos Santos told a press conference in La Coruña following the Blancos victory over Deportivo in the Teresa Herrera Trophy match.

“I would like to leave and for the club to give me opportunities” for a transfer, the 31-year-old Brazilian international said.

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Is Demi Lovato Really the Woman in the Nude Photos?

Is Demi Lovato Really the Woman in the Nude Photos?

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Earlier this month, RadarOnline reported that they had been contacted by someone claiming to have nude photos of Demi Lovato.

Though the gossip magazine stated they would not be publishing any of the photos, as they were not able to absolutely confirm the young woman in the photos was Lovato, photos have made their way out anyway.

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Vicente Fernandez Hospitalized as He Struggles with Pulmonary Thrombosis

Vicente Fernandez Hospitalized as He Struggles with Pulmonary Thrombosis

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“El Rey” of the ranchera song and one of Mexico’s most iconic singers Vicente Fernandez continues to be hospitalized as he struggles through a pulmonary thrombosis according to reports coming out of Mexico.

The 73-year-old singer is in a Guadalajara hospital and is said to be responding to treatment for his ailment and in stable condition.  This is the second recent major health scare for the singer that battled liver cancer last year in November.  Years before that health scare he successfully fought prostate cancer.

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Christina Aguilera Shares “Let There Be Love” Video for Fans

Christina Aguilera Shares “Let There Be Love” Video for Fans

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On Thursday, Christina Aguilera released a lengthy love letter to her fans, thanking them for their support over the years.

“The Voice” coach also released a video titled “Let There Be Love,” which has footage of her son Max, as well as her current beau Matt Rutler. Even Nicole Richie makes an appearance. The video also includes a lot of behind-the-scenes footage and people holding signs with messages or love and acceptance.

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Mexican Judge Physically Attacks Colleague During Debate (VIDEO)

A judge in the central Mexican state of Morelos hit a colleague during an argument over alleged irregularities in the appointment of acting judges, media reports said.

Justice Miguel Angel Falcon Vega struck the smaller Justice Ruben Jasso Diaz during a session of the Morelos Supreme Court, with the assault captured on a video that was posted on YouTube.

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After 17 Years of Marriage, Clint Eastwood and Dina Ruiz Separate

After 17 Years of Marriage, Clint Eastwood and Dina Ruiz Separate

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Amid long-standing rumors of trouble in the Eastwood-Ruiz home, Dina (Eastwood) Ruiz recently revealed she and husband, Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood are separated.

The couple married in 1996 and have a 16-year-old daughter named Morgan.

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Train Derailment Causes 11 Confirmed Deaths in Mexico

Train Derailment Causes 11 Confirmed Deaths in Mexico

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The number of confirmed fatalities in last weekend’s train derailment in the southeastern state of Tabasco stands at 11, but the search for additional victims continues, Mexican authorities said.

“Civil defense elements found two more bodies in the La Tembladera zone. The victims of the derailment now total 11,” the Tabasco emergency services office said on Twitter.

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Blog del Narco: Cartel Blows up Gas Station In Michoacan

Blog del Narco: Cartel Blows up Gas Station In Michoacan

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Cartel Members attacked and set fire to a gas station on the Highway Apatzingán-Hawk.

According to official reports, the attack occurred around 12:30 am Thursday. Gunmen arrived in several trucks and threw homemade bombs against the establishment.

The explosion reached a nearby convenience store, but no casualties were reported. The fire was later controlled.
This is the third attack in the region against a gas station so far this year.

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Brazilian Population Exceeds 200 Million in 2013

Brazilian Population Exceeds 200 Million in 2013

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The Brazilian population surpassed 200 million this year, the country’s IBGE statistics agency said Thursday.

Brazil will have just over 201 million residents by the end of this year, up from 199.2 million in December 2012, according to the agency’s calculations

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Cristiano Ronaldo Chose a Friendly Match Over UEFA Awards Gala

Cristiano Ronaldo Chose a Friendly Match Over UEFA Awards Gala

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Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo has decided not to travel to the UEFA awards gala in Monaco and instead will take part in Thursday’s Teresa Herrera Trophy, a friendly hosted by fellow Spanish-league club Deportivo de La Coruña.

Although the Portuguese international had been given permission to travel to the awards show, in which he is one of three Best Player in Europe nominees along with FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Bayern Munich’s Franck Ribery, Ronaldo decided to remain with his teammates.

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Sandcastle Builders Hope to Set World Record in Puerto Rico

Sandcastle Builders Hope to Set World Record in Puerto Rico

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Thousands of Puerto Ricans will gather on the beach this weekend in this northeastern coastal city and try to set a new world record for most sandcastles built in an hour, the organizer of the event said.

Participants in Sunday’s Banana Boat Sand Castle Challenge in this resort city, located near San Juan, will try to beat the record - set last year in Ireland - of 1,939 sand castles built in 60 minutes, Phillip Ruiz said at a press conference.

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Scientists to Develop Biodiesel Plant in Mexico

Scientists to Develop Biodiesel Plant in Mexico

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Mexican scientists plan to build a pilot biodiesel plant that could be used to supply the public transit system in Mexico City, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, or UNAM, said.

The plant, which will be located at the RTP transit system’s garage, is expected to provide 2,000 liters (528 gallons) per day of the fuel, the UNAM said in a statement.

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FridayAugust 30, 2013