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TuesdaySeptember 3, 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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JUST IN:  Convicted Ohio Kidnapper Ariel Castro Hangs Himself in Prison Cell

JUST IN:  Convicted Ohio Kidnapper Ariel Castro Hangs Himself in Prison Cell

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Ohio kidnapper and sexual predator Ariel Castro has killed himself in prison by hanging.  Castro was convicted last month on over 300 charges related to the kidnapping, sexual abuse and imprisonment of three girls in his Cleveland, Ohio home.

The 53-year-old Puerto-Rican man was being held at the Correction Reception Center in Orient, Ohio.  Prison authorities found him hung in his cell at 9:20 EST and tried to resuscitate him.  He was transported to the Wexner Medical Center at the Ohio State University where he was pronounced dead at 10:52 p.m. according to local reports.

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CA Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments on Why Undocumented Should Be Admitted to State Bar

CA Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments on Why Undocumented Should Be Admitted to State Bar

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On Wednesday the California Supreme Court will begin to hear oral arguments as to why the undocumented should be admitted to the state bar when it reviews the case of Sergio Garcia.

Garcia is an undocumented law graduate that cannot practice law because of his immigration status.  The California Bar Association is asking the state to make an exception and approve his license.  He graduated law school in 2009 and meets all the legal and moral character requirements the bar association requires. 

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Justin Timberlake Introduces Two New Tequilas: 901 Añejo and 901 Reposado

Justin Timberlake Introduces Two New Tequilas: 901 Añejo and 901 Reposado

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Justin Timberlake is not just busy with his singing career and trying to land the role of Joker in the upcoming Batman movie he is also working on his tequila line.

Timberlake has added two new offerings to his 901 tequila brand he co-founded in 2009.  901 is now offering 901 Añejo and 901 Reposado which joins the original offering of 901 Silver. 

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Does Juarez, Mexico Have a Female Vigilante Killer on Its Hand?

Does Juarez, Mexico Have a Female Vigilante Killer on Its Hand?

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Mexican authorities are investigating whether the execution style murder of two Cuidad Juarez bus drivers is the work of a female vigilante killer.

Last week two city bus drivers were shot in the head one day apart by an unidentified female wearing a blonde wig.  The killer now known as “Diana la cazadora de choferes” or “Diana the Hunter of Bus Drivers” boarded the bus, approached the driver, shot him then quietly exited all in a matter of minutes.

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WATCH:  Horse Stampede on One of Mexico City’s Busiest Highways (VIDEO)

One person was injured and 11 vehicles were damaged when 26 Mexico City Mounted Police horses stampeded near the lower house of Congress, officials said.

The mounted officers had been deployed around Congress as part of the security measures implemented Monday to deal with protests, Federal District Public Safety Secretariat officials told Efe.


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The Burrito Chain That Pays Entry-Level Workers $10 An Hour And Wants To Pay More

The Burrito Chain That Pays Entry-Level Workers $10 An Hour And Wants To Pay More

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Boloco, a Boston-based burrito chain, pays its entry-level workers anywhere from $9 to $11 an hour, most of them making $10, with many who advance into higher roles making $17 an hour or more, CEO John Pepper told Fox Business News.

Unlike the majority of his industry, Pepper told host Stuart Varney, “As opposed to constantly looking for ways to keep wages down, we’re constantly looking for practices and ways to bring wages up.” Given that labor is one of the biggest costs for fast food chains like his, many companies like McDonald’s and Burger King are notorious for keeping wages low. “It’s a lot easier to keep wages down than it is to find better practices, bolder practices, more efficient practices, which come through training,” he noted. But paying more and treating workers better is Boloco’s path to profits. “It’s about connecting with guests…and building a loyalty that drives people back, that alongside productivity is what builds sales and what builds profitability,” he said. “In that case you can pay people a lot more than what we pay as a rule in this industry.”

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WATCH:  FC Barca, Lionel Messi’s New Commercial for Qatar Airways (VIDEO)

WATCH:  FC Barca, Lionel Messi’s New Commercial for Qatar Airways (VIDEO)

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Check out the new ad promoting Qatar Airways lead sponsor of Spain’s FC Barcelona soccer team. 

The ad includes cameo appearances by some of the teams super stars including Lionel Messi as a soccer teacher and Gerard Pique as a ticket agent.  That is what 96 million euros in sponsorships gets you.  The video is set to Jackie Wilson’s “Your Love Keeps Lifting Me”.


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Mexican Journalists Reporting on Education Protests Arrested, Peña Nieto Urged to Release Them

Mexican Journalists Reporting on Education Protests Arrested, Peña Nieto Urged to Release Them

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Reporters Without Borders on Tuesday urged Mexican authorities to release four journalists arrested while covering a protest against President Enrique Peña Nieto’s education overhaul.

“We call for the immediate release of these four journalists and the withdrawal of the charges against them,” the Paris-based group, known by the initials RSF, said in a statement.

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Blog del Narco: Cartel Operator KIlled with Grandson in Mazatlan (Photo Warning)

Blog del Narco: Cartel Operator KIlled with Grandson in Mazatlan (Photo Warning)

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Around 08:40 pm last Sunday evening, a call to C-4 reported that two people had been executed by gunfire in the home marked with the street number 113 Valle Escondido . The paramedics determined that the two men had already died from his injuries.

The deceased have been identified as Zatarain Gustavo Garcia, 21-year-old grandson of Raul Zatarain Santibañez, “The Goat”, 73. Both grandson and grandfather were killed execution style. The young mans father is the late “Indian” Zatarain who was executed in the nineties in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco .

A man, who the main operator of the Arellano Felix cartel in the southern state in the eighties and his grandson, were shot dead by a lone subject outside his home in the gated Valle Dorado.

On site, the authorities reported that apparently the culprit was a subject that came walking up to them and shot five times with a 9 mm pistol and ran away on foot. Witnesses report he later fled on motorcycle.

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Treasure Hunting Family Hits it Big with Sunken Spanish Gold, Lost 300 Yrs Ago

Treasure Hunting Family Hits it Big with Sunken Spanish Gold, Lost 300 Yrs Ago

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A family of life-long treasure hunters has just made their largest discovery, long lost Spanish gold.

Rick Schmitt and his family have been active treasure hunters for decades, with their largest bounty valued at $25,000 found back in 2002. 

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UCLA Bans Use of Term “Illegal Immigrant”

The University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) student government unanimously passed a resolution banning the use of the term “illegal immigrant” labeling it as racially derogatory. 

The resolution was taken up in response to undocumented UCLA students expressing “fear” at the appointment of Janet Napolitano, former head of Homeland Security, as University president.  Under Napolitano’s watch a record number of deportations of undocumented immigrants transpired.

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Venezuela Looks to Get into Space Satellite Business Thanks to Chinese

Venezuela Looks to Get into Space Satellite Business Thanks to Chinese

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Satellites will be launched into space from Venezuela “sooner rather than later,” President Nicolas Maduro said.

The president spoke at a ceremony marking the handover from China to Venezuela of control over the South American country’s Miranda satellite.

“Someday, Chinese ambassador, I am telling you that we will continue working so that one day here in Venezuela ... we will have a center for launching satellites into space from Venezuelan soil,” Maduro said during the ceremony attended by Chinese Ambassador to Venezuela Zhao Rongxian.

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Despite Limited Release, Spanish-Language “Instructions Not Included” Makes Box Office History

Despite Limited Release, Spanish-Language “Instructions Not Included” Makes Box Office History

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The comedy “Instructions Not Included” has just made box office history by earning millions in spite of its limited release and being presented in a foreign language, Spanish.

The movie had a limited release showing in just 347 theaters while generating $10 million over the four-day Labor Day weekend.  The Pantelion distributed film established a record for a Spanish-language film in the U.S. 

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Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. Confirmed as ‘American Idol’ Judges

Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. Confirmed as ‘American Idol’ Judges

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Sheeee’s Back – Jennifer Lopez has been confirmed as a returning judge on the this season of ‘American Idol’ while crooner Harry Connick, Jr will be joining AI for the first time as a judge.

This morning the Fox Network confirmed what many had suspected that Lopez would return for Season 13 after taking a hiatus during the last season.  The 44-year-old Puerto Rican entertainer was a judge during the show’s 10th and 11th seasons.  Lopez and Connick are replacing the feuding duo of Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj.

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Good News for Spain: Unemployment Rate Drops to Yr 2000 Levels

Good News for Spain: Unemployment Rate Drops to Yr 2000 Levels

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The number of registered unemployed people in Spain fell to 4.69 million in August, dropping for the sixth straight month, the Employment and Social Security Ministry said Tuesday.

Registered unemployment had not dropped in August, a month that is traditionally bad for the labor market because summer season employment contracts expire, since 2000.

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Remains of 2 Million Year-Old, Prehistoric Shark Found Near Canary Islands in Spain

Remains of 2 Million Year-Old, Prehistoric Shark Found Near Canary Islands in Spain

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The Spanish Oceanography Institute, or IEO, discovered in waters of the Canary Islands a large deposit of fossils of the largest marine predator that ever existed, the megalodon, a shark that became extinct 2 million years ago.

The deposit was found at the foot of an undersea mountain some 2,000 meters (6,500 feet) deep during an ocean research campaign, the IEO said Monday in a communique.

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TuesdaySeptember 3, 2013