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WednesdaySeptember 4, 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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JUST IN:  Tropical Storm Gabrielle Forming Near Puerto Rico

JUST IN:  Tropical Storm Gabrielle Forming Near Puerto Rico

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The U.S. National Hurricane Center has issued a tropical storm advisory for Tropical Storm Gabrielle forming south of Puerto Rico.  The storm started as a tropical depression with sustained winds of 35 mph.

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Mexico Releases Sketch of Juarez Female Vigilante Killer “Diana, the Hunter”

Mexico Releases Sketch of Juarez Female Vigilante Killer “Diana, the Hunter”

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Mexican authorities in the state of Chihuahua have released a sketch of the woman they believed killed two bus drivers in the border city of Cuidad Juarez as an act of vigilante justice.

The female vigilante killer, professing to be avenging women who have been victims of sexual abuse at the hands of city bus drivers, has dubbed herself “Diana la cazadora de choferes” or “Diana the Hunter of Bus Drivers”. 

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Thirteenth Century “Vampire” Remains Discovered in Bulgaria

Thirteenth Century “Vampire” Remains Discovered in Bulgaria

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The skeleton of a man who lived between the 13th and 14th centuries, and had an iron stake driven into his chest to prevent him from becoming a vampire was found in Bulgaria, archaeologists said.

The finding was made at the ancient urban complex in Perperikon, located in southern Bulgaria, chief archaeologist Nikolay Ovcharov said.

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REPORT: Hispanic College Enrollment Up by 15 Percent; Surpasses that of Whites

REPORT: Hispanic College Enrollment Up by 15 Percent; Surpasses that of Whites

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According to a new report by the U.S. Census bureau Hispanic college enrollment increased by 15 percent from 2011-to-2012 while overall college enrollment declined.

The report shows that nearly 3.4 million Latino students are attending college either as undergraduates or graduates.  Latino students now represent 11 percent of the overall college student population; just six years ago they represented 11 percent.

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Papal Nuncio, Ordained by Pope John II, Removed from Dominican Republican Amidst Pedophile Claims

Papal Nuncio, Ordained by Pope John II, Removed from Dominican Republican Amidst Pedophile Claims

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The Vatican has removed and ordered back to Rome the papal nuncio in the Dominican Republic, Archbishop Josef Wesolowski.

The removal comes in light of the announcement today by the Dominican National District prosecutor Yeni Berenice that an investigation has been opened into the activities of the 65-year-old Vatican diplomat.  Rumors of sexual abuse of minors had been swirling around Wesolowski for sometime but no official investigation until today. 

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George Zimmerman Stopped AGAIN for Speeding

George Zimmerman Stopped AGAIN for Speeding

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Reports are coming out that George Zimmerman was stopped by local Florida police for speeding this week.  This would be his second speeding infraction since he was acquitted of killing teen Trayvon Martin.

Zimmerman, 29, was stopped and ticketed in Lake Mary, Florida for driving 15 miles over the 45 mph speed limit.  The Peruvian-American will have to pay a $256 fine and get three violation points against his driver’s license. 

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Look Inside Cameron Diaz’s Chic NYC Apartment (PHOTOS)

Look Inside Cameron Diaz’s Chic NYC Apartment (PHOTOS)

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Cameron Diaz recently opened her 2,400-square-foot New York City apartment to ELLE Decor.

The tasteful apartment was designed by decorator Kelly Wearstler, who worked closely with Diaz.

The mixture of colors and textures exude luxury with a hint of “New York cool.”

When asked to describe her style influences, Diaz said, “I blame my love of sparkly, shiny things on my Cuban roots.”

Check out photos of Cameron Diaz’s New York apartment below.

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Massive Blackout Paralyzes Venezuela, 70 Percent of Country Affected

Massive Blackout Paralyzes Venezuela, 70 Percent of Country Affected

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Venezuela and its 28 million people were paralyzed by a massive blackout that affected 70 percent of the country including the capital city of Caracas. 14 out of the countries 23 states were affected in some way.

The blackout that left the country without electricity disrupted travel, traffic and everyday activities. 

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Diego Maradona Files Complaint with Popular Argentine TV Host

Diego Maradona Files Complaint with Popular Argentine TV Host

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Soccer legend Diego Maradona has filed a contempt complaint against popular Argentine TV host Susana Gimenez after she talked on the air about his youngest son, Diego Fernando, an accusation the celebrity termed “stupidity.”

“It’s stupidity. We were friends; people change. I don’t have the slightest idea why he did it. It’s a pity to waste time on this nonsense,” the actress and talk show host was quoted as saying by the local media.

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‘Dancing With the Stars’ Announces New Line Up that Includes Snooki

‘Dancing With the Stars’ Announces New Line Up that Includes Snooki

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‘Dancing With the Stars’ has just announced their line up for Season 17 and it is as diverse as it can be.  There is a scientist, a couple reality stars and someone battling cancer.

The new cast will including Peruvian Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi of Jersey Shore infamy, actress and renounced Scientologist Leah Remini, actress Valerie Harper who is battling brain cancer and the ‘Science Guy’ Bill Nye.  Also in the line up is NFL player Keyshawn Johnson, comic Bill Engvall, reality star battling MS Jack Osbourne, actor Brant Daughtery, singer Christina Milian, actress Elizabeth Berkley and Amber Riley.

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Lionel Messi Shows Support for Madrid’s 2020 Olympic Bid

Lionel Messi Shows Support for Madrid’s 2020 Olympic Bid

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Argentine soccer star Leo Messi spoke out in Buenos Aires Tuesday in favor of Madrid’s application to host the 2020 Olympics.

“I believe it would be good for sport if Madrid prevails. Not just for what it is as a city, but also for the first-class athletes Spain has,” the man many consider the world’s best soccer player told Efe.

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Building Designed by Uruguayan Architect Reflects Powerful Sun Rays

Building Designed by Uruguayan Architect Reflects Powerful Sun Rays

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Building designed by Uruguayan-born architect, Rafael Viñoly, is melting expensive cars and bicycles along an English street.

Nicknamed “the Walkie Talkie,” the skyscraper located at 20 Fenchurch Street in London is reflecting powerful sun rays due to its unique shape.

The curved glass exteriors are acting as parabolic reflectors for sunlight.

Interestingly, this is not the architect’s first design that has burned passersby and damaged personal property.

The Vdara Hotel in Las Vegas, also known as “Death Ray Hotel,” was forced to install an anti-reflective film in 2010.

Viñoly was born in Uruguay but attended the University of Buenos Aires.

Check out images of the damage caused by 20 Fenchurch Street below.

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Pioneer in Farm Labor Movement Jessie De La Cruz Dies at 93

The farm labor movement has lost one of its most respected voices with the death of Jessie De La Cruz, at age 93.

De La Cruz was recruited right from the cotton fields she worked in by Cesar Chavez back in the 1960’s.  De la Cruz spent many years picking snap peas and cutting cotton starting at the age of five.  She knew first hand the injustices many agricultural workers faced especially Mexicans.  De La Cruz along with her husband Arnold were some of the United Farm Workers (UFW) first key members. 

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REPORT: Stepping Up: The Impact of the Newest Immigrant, Asian and Latino Voters

REPORT: Stepping Up: The Impact of the Newest Immigrant, Asian and Latino Voters

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Today, the Immigration Policy Center releases, Stepping Up: The Impact of the Newest Immigrant, Asian and Latino Voters. Forty years ago, the United States was 83 percent white and 95 percent native-born. Today it is 64 percent white and 87 percent native-born. This demographic transformation is well-documented at national and state levels. However, less attention has been paid to how these changes are affecting the electoral composition of congressional districts, particularly within the context of immigration reform.

This new congressional level data shows that over the next four election cycles, the electoral composition will change as younger Asian and Latino adults, as well as naturalized immigrants (both sympathetic to immigration issues) enter the voting booth.  This transformation of the electorate is happening because younger Americans are much more diverse than older Americans.

According to the report:

  About 1.8 Million U.S. citizen Asians and Latinos become eligible to vote in each two-year election cycle.
  About 1.4 million new naturalized citizens become eligible to vote in each two-year election cycle.
  Together these groups will constitute 34% of all new eligible voters in the 2014 elections alone.

According to the Author, Rob Paral:

“Representatives contemplating their eventual vote on immigration reform need to weigh the numerous policy arguments in favor of reform and make an informed decision, but they must also understand the shifting demographic dimensions of their districts. Despite the composition of current voters, congressional representatives need to see their electorate not only for what it is, but for what it is becoming.”

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Blog del Narco: Officer Executed in Fresnillo Zacatecas (Picture Warning)

Blog del Narco: Officer Executed in Fresnillo Zacatecas (Picture Warning)

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Sunday, morning, there was a shooting in the city, where Public Safety Officer was executed with a companion.

The officers ‘s name is Osvaldo Avila male person 35 years old, resident of Bar River Garden No.10 High Street. His companion was a woman, Cristina Carrillo Castorena 39 years of age residing in Juan Alvarez no.10 of Col. Emiliano Zapata. The woman was identified by Officer Oscar Palacios de la Torre.

The incident occurred when several luxury SUVs, began to chases and shoot their guns. They caused fear among the residents of Colonia Luis Donaldo Colosio, who heard the blasts.

A second contingent of gunmen ambushed the auto- armed with automatic rifles and heavy caliber; there was a chase up Balconies. At 01:09 in the morning a call reported that two people were already dead, as part of a strong-armed conflict over the city of Fresnillo.
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Brazilian President’s Visit to Washington in Question Following Spying Scandal

Brazilian President’s Visit to Washington in Question Following Spying Scandal

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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s scheduled state visit to the United States may be in jeopardy after revelations that Washington spied on her, an official source told Efe Tuesday.

“The next steps will decide” whether Rousseff travels to Washington next month as planned, the source said.

The Brazilian government will make a determination based on the content of the written explanation it has demanded from the United States, he said.

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Authorities Detain 57 Undocumented Immigrants in Puerto Rico

Authorities Detain 57 Undocumented Immigrants in Puerto Rico

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Federal and local autoridades detained Tuesday 56 Haitians and a Cuban who were trying to enter Puerto Rico illegally, police in the U.S. commonwealth said Tuesday.

According to a preliminary report, the U.S. Coast Guard detected the arrival of the undocumented migrants while on surveillance maneuvers at the island of Desecheo.

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Commuters Angered by Poor Service Set Fire to Train in Brazil

Commuters Angered by Poor Service Set Fire to Train in Brazil

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Passengers on a Rio commuter train set fire to one of the cars on Tuesday in protest against the bad service, Brazilian police said.

The demonstrators set fire to the first train car after a mechanical failure kept it at a standstill for close to two hours at a spot on the railroad line that connects neighborhoods on Rio de Janeiro’s west side with the downtown area.

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WednesdaySeptember 4, 2013