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MondaySeptember 9, 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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REPORT: U.S. Spied On Brazil’s Oil Giant Petrobras, Rouseff Wants to Know Why

REPORT: U.S. Spied On Brazil’s Oil Giant Petrobras, Rouseff Wants to Know Why

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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Monday denounced U.S. spying on her country’s state oil company and said the targeting of Petrobras proved that Washington’s intelligence efforts go beyond legitimate security concerns.

The espionage is “incompatible with democratic coexistence between friendly countries,” she said in a statement.

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Uruguayan Man Lost in Andes for Four Months during Winter Rescued ALIVE

Uruguayan Man Lost in Andes for Four Months during Winter Rescued ALIVE

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A 58-year-old plumber from Uruguay has been rescued from the Andes after surviving four-months in the snow-covered mountain range.

Raul Gomez Cincinegui was traveling via motorcycle from Uruguay to the Chile-Argentina mountain border in May to meet up with other motorcyclists.  When his bike broke down in Chile he decided to travel across the mountain range on foot.  Crossing the Andes from Chile-to-Argentina is closed to hikers effective April 30 due to the incoming winter season.  He was rescued some 14,760 feet above sea level by Argentine state employees checking water levels on the mountain peaks. 

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EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  Chicago Police Drug Bust Nets Nearly $7 Million in Pot

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  Chicago Police Drug Bust Nets Nearly $7 Million in Pot

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Chicago Police have announced the arrest of two Chicago-area men that were found in possession of nearly 1,000 pounds of pot valued at nearly $7 million along with a firearm and cash.

Police were executing a search warrant early Monday morning on the home of Manuel Mata, 37, at the 4400 N. Melvina block when they encountered Mata and found 950 pounds of pot and a .22 caliber gun.  The home had been under surveillance before the search warrant was executed.  The gun was not registered and Mata did not have a valid owner’s ID card for the gun.

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Archaeologist Uncover Oldest Home in Amazon Nearly 3,000 Years-Old

French and Ecuadorian archaeologists discovered in Ecuador’s Pastaza province the nearly 3,000-year-old remains of what appears to be the oldest home in the Amazon region, the project chief told Efe.

“We found postholes and stoves and a few vestiges of ceramics and stones,” Stephen Rostain said.

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JUST IN:  Rafa Nadal Wins U.S. Open, Poised to Retake #1 Spot in Rankings

JUST IN:  Rafa Nadal Wins U.S. Open, Poised to Retake #1 Spot in Rankings

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Spaniard Rafael Nadal defeated the #1 player Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in four sets. Nadal ranked #2 in the world won in 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 and 6-1 sets.  This is his second U.S. Open win with the last one coming in 2010 when he was ranked number one. 

The two champions have met 36 times before but this was just the third time in four years that the two have met in a U.S. Open final. This win gives Nadal his 13th Grand Slam title.

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Univision Pissed: Obama Snubs Top Spanish-Language Network Doesn’t Grant Syria Interview

Univision Pissed: Obama Snubs Top Spanish-Language Network Doesn’t Grant Syria Interview

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President Obama is trying to get the word out to everyone and anyone on the situation in Syria and his desire for a limited intervention.  To that end he has scheduled six interviews tonight on some of the largest news and cable networks.  He will be addressing the nation tomorrow night.

So what about taking your message to the largest Spanish-language network in the country?  No not so and Univision is pissed about it especially news anchor Jorge Ramos.

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Chile Solemnly Marks 40th Anniversary of Bloody Coup that Brought Dictator Pinochet to Power

Chile’s rightist government and center-left opposition held separate events here Monday to mark the 40th anniversary of the bloody coup that ushered in 17 years of harsh military rule under the late Gen. Augusto Pinochet.

The official observance was led by President Sebastian Piñera, a billionaire businessman who began amassing his fortune during the Pinochet era.

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Blog del Narco: Zeta Cartel Leaders (Z40)  Brother Sentenced to 20 Years in US

Blog del Narco: Zeta Cartel Leaders (Z40)  Brother Sentenced to 20 Years in US

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The brother of two Mexican cartel leaders was sentenced to 20 years in prison on for running a money laundering operation from a sprawling horse ranch in Oklahoma.

A federal judge in Texas sentenced Jose Trevino Morales, who was found guilty of investing $16 million of drug money in the buying, training and racing of horses across the Southwest. His brothers, Miguel Angel and Oscar Omar Trevino Morales, are believed to lead the Zetas cartel, which has expanded beyond the drug trade to become the biggest criminal group in Mexico.

The indictment against him estimates he received $10 million per month in income from cocaine sales alone.

Jose Trevino Morales was among 18 people indicted last year in a federal investigation that charged him with running the horse operation from a sprawling ranch near Lexington, Okla., on behalf of his brothers.

More than 400 of the horses involved were seized and auctioned, and proceeds from the sales have netted the government $9 million, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.

When U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks gave Trevino a chance to speak, he said: “I am not a Zeta. I don’t have aggressive intentions toward anybody.” Trevino said his defense failed him and did not allow him to testify.

Sparks said the evidence was “pretty overwhelming.”

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Students Urging CA College Pres. Napolitano to Make Campuses Safe from Deportations

Students Urging CA College Pres. Napolitano to Make Campuses Safe from Deportations

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Janet Napolitano, the incoming president of the University of California (UC) public university system is faced with an interesting request from students in her schools – make them deportation safe.

Napolitano was the former head of the Department of Homeland Security which oversaw a record number of deportation, 1.6 million, under her leadership.  As a result there is concern amongst California college students especially the undocumented students that she might be apt to start deportations as students attend classes.

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Daddy Yankee Rolls Out Digital Only New Album “King Daddy”

Daddy Yankee Rolls Out Digital Only New Album “King Daddy”

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Reggaeton star Daddy Yankee, recently named Best Latino Artist by the MTV network, returns as “boss” of urban music with a new disc, his second so far this year, but this time ignores usual industry practices by making it in digital format only.

“It’s a disc that’s a groundbreaker, because people are expecting pure reggaeton from A to Z as a kind of mainstay of the category,” the veteran Puerto Rican rapper said in an interview with EFE on his upcoming production, “King Daddy.”

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Colombia Set to Begin Peace Talks with Other Guerrilla Rebel Group “ELN”

Colombia Set to Begin Peace Talks with Other Guerrilla Rebel Group “ELN”

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The Colombian government expects to begin peace talks with the smaller of the country’s two main rebel groups “in the coming days” as negotiations continue with the largest guerrilla army, Vice President Angelino Garzon said Monday.

Conversations with the ELN will take place outside Colombia, but in a location other than Havana, the venue for the existing peace process with the FARC, Garzon said during the presentation of the National Prize for the Defense of Human Rights.

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JUST IN:  George Zimmerman Arrested for Domestic Altercation Involving Gun

JUST IN:  George Zimmerman Arrested for Domestic Altercation Involving Gun

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Reports are coming out of Orlando that George Zimmerman has been taken into custody after an alteration involving a gun.

The incident reportedly occurred at a Lake Mary, Florida residence involved two other individuals according to CNN.  Zimmerman, 29, was placed under investigative detention. 

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STUDY: Hispanics Don’t Check for Signs of Skin Cancer, Need to be Informed of Risks

A new study by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has found Latinos do not examine their skin regularly for signs of skin cancer.

The study showed that three out of every four Hispanics are not performing skin self-exams.  Skin self-exams have been found to be very beneficial in the early detection of melanoma.  In addition the study found that many Latinos did not understand the risk factors associated with skin cancer.  Many did not know that exposure to sun was a leading cause of skin cancer.

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Liquor Store Armed Standoff Leaves 11 Dead, 18 Wounded in Guatemala

Liquor Store Armed Standoff Leaves 11 Dead, 18 Wounded in Guatemala

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A violent standoff in Guatemala at a San Jose Nacahuil liquor store has left 11 dead and 18 others injured.  Authorities say they do not know the cause of the armed standoff.  San Jose Nacahuil is located some 16 miles north of the capital city of Guatemala City.  Eyewitness reports indicate a group of men in a stolen car shot at people as they stood in front of the liquor store.

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What Diana Nyad’s Cuba-To-Florida Swim Tells Us About What It Takes To Make It To The U.S.

What Diana Nyad’s Cuba-To-Florida Swim Tells Us About What It Takes To Make It To The U.S.

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Last Monday, US swimmer Diana Nyad made history when she completed a 110-mile, 53-hour-long swim from Cuba to Key West. She was the first person to do so successfully without a shark cage around her. It was her fifth and final attempt at this adventure. The last time she tried, she had to stop due to lightning and from being stung so many times by jellyfish.

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Bus Plunges 245-Feet off Cliff in Guatemala, At Least 30 Dead

Bus Plunges 245-Feet off Cliff in Guatemala, At Least 30 Dead

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More than 30 people died Monday and dozens were injured when an overloaded bus skidded off a highway west of Guatemala City, first responders said.

The vehicle plunged into a canyon in the San Martin Jilotepeque district in Chimaltenango province, some 64 kilometers (40 miles) from the Guatemalan capital, according to fire rescue spokesman Cecilio Chacaj.

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Blog del Narco: Man Found Gagged and Executed (Warning Graphic Photo)

Blog del Narco: Man Found Gagged and Executed (Warning Graphic Photo)

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The body of a man, executed, tied, taped and with signs of blows to the face, was found Friday afternoon in a construction site of Olympic Medallists colony.

According to the report that authorities received a call alerting them that in the building located at Rua Doramitzi, between Violet and Servin, a man had been killed.

When authorities arrived, they estimated that this was a person of about 65 years of age.

The victim had duck tape on the eyes, handcuffed with a plastic loop and a light cord around his neck and a piece of cloth in one hand carrying a female garment. Authorities also found a cane.

It was reported that police at the scene found no cartridges so it was presumed that he was strangled to death.

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Ricky Gervais Helping to Ban Bullfighting in Spain

English actor and comic Ricky Gervais has joined the “Love Spain, Hate Bullfighting” public service campaign.  The creator of TV’s popular “The Office” views the Spanish national pastime as simply “cruel”.  He is urging Spain to outlaw bullfighting as soon as possible.

The 52-year-old Brit appears in an ad where he notes “I can think of nothing worse than inflicting terrible pain, fear and suffering on a beautiful animal for the sake of amusement.” Other Brits involved in the campaign include singer Leona Lewis and poet Benjamin Zephaniah. 

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Mexican President Peña Nieto New Initiatives: Tax Reform and Creating Unemployment Benefits

Mexican President Peña Nieto New Initiatives: Tax Reform and Creating Unemployment Benefits

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Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto unveiled a series of tax and economic measures aimed at increasing tax collection, boosting economic growth and expanding the social safety net.

Peña Nieto announced the economic policy initiatives in an address Sunday that followed the presentation of the 2014 budget to Congress.

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NY Fashion Week: Mexican Designer Ricardo Seco Presents His “Power” Collection

NY Fashion Week: Mexican Designer Ricardo Seco Presents His “Power” Collection

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Mexican designer Ricardo Seco’s “Power” collection for spring-summer 2014 features a fusion of urban and Asian fashions inspired by New York and Shanghai.

The New York-based designer rolled out his collection Sunday night at New York Fashion Week.

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MondaySeptember 9, 2013