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SundaySeptember 1, 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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New England Patriots Cut Quarterback Tim Tebow

New England Patriots Cut Quarterback Tim Tebow

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The New England Patriots released quarterback Tim Tebow as they made cuts to reach the 53-man roster limit for the regular season.

Tebow, a former Heisman Trophy winner and No. 1 pick of the Denver Broncos, had survived the Patriots’ first wave of roster cuts after playing sparingly in the preseason.

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China Set to Receive Its First Shipment of Mexican Premium Tequila

China Set to Receive Its First Shipment of Mexican Premium Tequila

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Mexican tequila makers took their first steps into reaching what could be one of its most lucrative markets for their product – sending its first shipment of premium tequila to China.

The shipment consisted of 70,000 bottles/53,000 liters, valued at $400,000, of 100 percent blue agave, high premium tequila.  This is a historic shipment and the first of many to come.  Mexico in the past had been barred from exporting 100 percent blue agave but was able to ship lower quality tequila.

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Coca-Cola FEMSA Acquires Brazil’s Spaipa

Coca-Cola FEMSA Acquires Brazil’s Spaipa

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Mexico’s Coca-Cola FEMSA said it reached an agreement to acquire 100 percent of Brazil’s Spaipa in a deal worth $1.85 billion.

The acquisition, which has been given the green light by the board of directors, is subject to regulatory approval in Brazil, Coca-Cola FEMSA, considered the world’s largest independent bottler of Coca-Cola products in terms of sales volume, said.

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Real Madrid Makes History with Reported $130 Million Fee for Gareth Bale

Real Madrid Makes History with Reported $130 Million Fee for Gareth Bale

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Reportedly Real Madrid has made football history by paying a record $130 million transfer fee to have the midfielding services of Gareth Bale.

Bale, 24, was Tottenham Spurs’ midfielder and was just one year into his four-year contract.  He had concluded a successful five-year run with the team when his contract was renewed with Tottenham for another four-years.

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Authorities Recover 216 Archaeological Items Stolen During Clash in Egypt

Authorities Recover 216 Archaeological Items Stolen During Clash in Egypt

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Egypt’s Antiquities Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said Saturday that to date authorities have recovered 216 archaeological items of the more than 1,000 that were stolen from a museum in Minya Governorate during the recent disturbances.

Still missing, according to the minister’s note, are 873 antiquities from the Malawi Museum, which was sacked by suspected extremists two weeks ago amid clashes between supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi and security forces.

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Argentine Rape Victim Receives Surprise Call from Pope Francis

Argentine Rape Victim Receives Surprise Call from Pope Francis

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There is yet another reason why the first Latin American pope, Pope Francis, is often referred to as the people’s pope.

This week a 44-year-old Argentine rape victim received a call from the pontiff himself where he reassured her that “you are not alone.”

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Fiery Car Crash Kills 4 In Puerto Rico

Fiery Car Crash Kills 4 In Puerto Rico

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Four people were killed Sunday in a car crash in northwestern Puerto Rico, police said.

The vehicle’s driver was apparently speeding, passed another automobile and hit a cement wall on the bridge over the Culebrinas River in Aguada, investigators said, citing the preliminary accident report.

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9 Tons of Marijuana Seized Along California Border

9 Tons of Marijuana Seized Along California Border

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More than nine tons of marijuana with a street value of $15 million were found in a truck and a suspect was arrested this weekend by agents from the station in San Clemente, located north of San Diego, California, the Border Patrol said.

The 43-year-old suspect was arrested when he was stopped for a secondary inspection Friday by a team with drug-sniffing dogs at the San Clemente checkpoint.

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British Journalist Known For Nixon Interviews Dies, Age 74

British Journalist Known For Nixon Interviews Dies, Age 74

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Popular British journalist and television host David Frost, known for his hard-hitting 1977 interviews with former U.S. President Richard Nixon, has died, his family said Sunday. He was 74.

Sir David Frost, who spent most of his career with the BBC, died Saturday night from a heart attack aboard the luxury cruise ship Queen Elizabeth, where he was scheduled to give a speech.

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Mexican Politician Believes Country Should Enact Pot Law Like Uruguay

Mexican Politician Believes Country Should Enact Pot Law Like Uruguay

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Former Foreign Relations Secretary Jorge Castañeda said in an interview published by the Brazilian press that Mexico should enact a marijuana law like the one passed by Uruguayan lawmakers on July 31 as part of an effort to fight drug trafficking and drug abuse.

“I believe the law should be brought to Mexico and the country’s political sectors are already debating it because it is undeniable that the prohibition policies did not have an effect,” Castañeda, who served as Mexican foreign relations secretary from 2000 to 2002, told Folha de Sao Paulo.

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Mexican Researcher Honored by American Geophysical Union

Mexican Researcher Honored by American Geophysical Union

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Mexican researcher Jaime Urrutia Fucugauchi, known for his work on the Chicxulub crater, has been awarded the 2013 International Award by the American Geophysical Union, or AGU, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, or UNAM, said.

Urrutia Fucugauchi, who is with the UNAM’s Geophysical Institute, “has carried out multi- and inter-disciplinary studies on the Earth system, including (studies) focusing on paleomagnetism, tectonics, geophysical exploration, paleoclimates, impact craters and meteorites,” the UNAM said in a statement.

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WTF:  80-Year-Old Weightlifter Don Ramos Banned for Doping

WTF:  80-Year-Old Weightlifter Don Ramos Banned for Doping

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If we were to tell you about Don Ramos the 80-year-old champion weightlifter we would leave you inspired instead we are here to tell you about Ramos’ doping scandal which will leave you with your jaw dropped.

The Colorado Springs octogenarian was competing in the Pan American Masters Weightlifting competition when he tested positive for steroids.  The Masters circuit is for weightlifters 35-years and older.  Ramos had won his age group in the 85kg class.  Now the distant second place winner Robert White will claim the title. 

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Drones Patrolling Peru Protecting Its Cultural Treasures

Drones Patrolling Peru Protecting Its Cultural Treasures

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Written by Contributor Jonathan Stroshine

Perú is known around the world for its cultural treasures like Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca. Now, the preservation of such sites is getting a boost from an unlikely source: drones.

Archaeologists are using the unmanned aircraft, mostly associated with warfare, to map and monitor the country’s cultural areas.

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Spain’s Nadal Heads to Fourth Round of U.S. Open

Spain’s Nadal Heads to Fourth Round of U.S. Open

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Spain’s Rafael Nadal coasted into the U.S. Open fourth round with an impressive 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 victory Saturday over Croatia’s Ivan Dodig.

The No. 2 seed dominated the rallies from the outset, breaking his opponent’s serve in the third game en route to taking the first set.

The 2010 champion then earned two service breaks in each of the final two sets to wrap up the lopsided victory.

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Real Madrid Coach Ancelotti Confirms Lopez to Start Next Match

Real Madrid Coach Ancelotti Confirms Lopez to Start Next Match

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Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti confirmed that Diego Lopez would be his starting goalkeeper for Sunday’s Spanish league home match against Athletic Bilbao, although he said captain Iker Casillas would get the chance to play in the near future.

Ancelotti did not say if he had made a decision to play Lopez in the club’s La Liga matches and Casillas in Champions League and Copa del Rey contests, but he said the latter will have the opportunity he desires “soon.”

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Bolivian President Says Crisis with Brazil Over Senator’s Escape Resolved

Bolivian President Says Crisis with Brazil Over Senator’s Escape Resolved

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Bolivian President Evo Morales said Saturday that the crisis with Brazil is now resolved that exploded with the escape to that country of Bolivian opposition Sen. Roger Pinto without the required safe-conduct and with the direct complicity of a Brazilian diplomat.

“Unfortunately, because of a corrupt Bolivian, Pinto, they tried to divide us, put us against Brazil. (On Friday) we met with our fellow president (Dilma Rousseff), resolved the problem and no one is going to divide us, no one can set us against each other,” Morales said at a ceremony in La Paz.

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Brazil’s MMX Sells Chile Assets to Cooper Mining

Brazil’s MMX Mineração e Metalicos, part of Brazilian magnate Eike Batista’s conglomerate, said it had agreed to sell its Chilean unit to Inversiones Cooper Mining.

The iron-ore mining company made the announcement in a filing Friday with the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange.

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SundaySeptember 1, 2013