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TuesdaySeptember 10, 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:  U.S. Defeats Mexico Securing Spot for 2014 World Cup, Mexico Maybe Out of World Cup Play

The U.S. men’s soccer team defeated Mexico 2-0 thereby securing a spot for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.  The loss for Mexico severely hurts their chances of making it to the World Cup.

Eddie Johnson and Landon Donovan scored the goals for team U.S.  The U.S. had to wait for the Honduras v Panama match to see if Honduras would either win or tie to secure their ticket to Brazil.  Honduras tied.

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41 Undocumented Immigrants Captured In Puerto Rico Near Mona Island

U.S. Immigration authorities are reporting the capture of 41 undocumented immigrants near Mona Island, Puerto Rico.  Three of the undocumented were from the Dominican Republic and the rest from Haiti.  There were eight females amongst the group. 

The group apparently made the treacherous journey on a 25 ft wooden boat with one outboard motor and no navigational lights.  They were traveling in the overcrowded boat at night and were spotted by a Coast Guard helicopter near midnight.  The group was intercepted on Saturday, September 6.

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REPORT: Illegal Logging Hurting Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Population

REPORT: Illegal Logging Hurting Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Population

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The governments of the United States and Canada are not doing enough to protect monarch butterflies, which begin their 5,000-kilometer (3,100-mile) journey to Mexico’s forests in the two North American countries, the World Wildlife Fund, or WWF, said.

“The three countries are responsible for the monarch butterfly,” WWF Mexico director Omar Vidal told Efe following a press conference held to discuss the situation of the butterflies.

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Over 300,000 Public School Teachers on Strike in Colombia

Over 300,000 Public School Teachers on Strike in Colombia

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Public school teachers in Colombia went on a nationwide strike Tuesday to protest what they describe as the government’s failure to keep its promises to their union.

The strike was called by the Fecode teachers union, whose president, Luis Grubert, told reporters that some 330,000 educators are taking part in the job action.

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Mexican Human Rights Group Wins Top Award in Spain

Spain’s King Juan Carlos declared Tuesday that the defense of human rights is “essential,” as he presented an award to the Mexican coalition Todos los Derechos de Todas y Todos (All the Rights of Everybody).

“Human dignity is an essential premise of every just social structure,” the monarch said at the University of Alcala de Henares in awarding the 5th King of Spain Human Rights Prize.

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POLL:  Brazilians Support the Importing of Doctors from Cuba

Nearly 74 percent of Brazilians support President Dilma Rousseff’s decision to recruit physicians from Cuba and other foreign nations to bolster this country’s struggling public health system, a poll released Tuesday shows.

The survey, commissioned by the National Transport Confederation, an industry group, also found more than 49 percent of respondents are confident the hiring of doctors from abroad “will aid greatly” in improving healthcare in Brazil.

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81% of Latino Organization Oppose Getting Involved in Syria

81% of Latino Organization Oppose Getting Involved in Syria

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As Congress continues to discuss a resolution to authorize an attack on Syria, the members of Presente.org, the largest online Latino organization in the U.S., overwhelmingly (81%) reject the push to war in Syria. We join Latino Congress members in calling on Congress to obey the will of most Latinos and of most people in the United States by voting down the proposal to attack Syria.  Latinos are disproportionately represented in the lists of war casualties and do not want to send more of our youth to die in another unacceptable U.S. war.

Statement by Arturo Carmona, Executive Director, Presente.org

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Mario Lopez and Wife Welcome Baby Boy to their Family

Mario Lopez and Wife Welcome Baby Boy to their Family

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Mario Lopez and wife Courtney are celebrating the newest arrival to their family, a healthy baby boy. 

The “Extra” and “X-Factor” host made the announcement via Twitter Monday night.  The baby named Dominic Lopez will join older sister Francesca Lopez born in 2010. 

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Blog del Narco: Motorcycle Rider Shot and Killed in Mexico City

Blog del Narco: Motorcycle Rider Shot and Killed in Mexico City

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A young man traveling on a scooter was killed as he drove through the streets of Colonia Villa de Aragón of the Gustavo A. Madero, a few meters from the border with the municipality of Nezahualcóyotl, State of Mexico.

The deceased had his head covered with the hood of his sweatshirt and had covered the motorcycle plate with a piece of paper, which made police suspicious.

The crime occurred minutes before 07:00 hours on Monday morning on Villa Street Motolinia .  Authorities report that the body of an unidentified dead appears approximately 25 years old.  Who was traveling on a scooter Italia black with plate number V 43-TL, which were covered with a piece of white paper.

The motorcyclist death was confirmed by authorities citing two gunshot wounds to the head and two in the back.

The deceased was not identified but it emerged wearing a blue jeans, navy blue sweatshirt and white tennis shoes.

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NY Fashion Week:  Carolina Herrera Wows with Collection Inspired by Venezuelan Art

NY Fashion Week:  Carolina Herrera Wows with Collection Inspired by Venezuelan Art

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Two of the big names in fashion, Carolina Herrera and Tommy Hilfiger, stayed true to their styles and put on one of the best shows at New York Fashion Week.

Herrera, especially, thrilled the audience with a collection inspired by the art of her native Venezuela.

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Lionel Messi Knew Nothing About Tax Fraud Player’s Father Tells Tax Judge

Lionel Messi Knew Nothing About Tax Fraud Player’s Father Tells Tax Judge

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The father of Argentine soccer icon Lionel Messi said in a letter to the Spanish court hearing a tax fraud case against the FC Barcelona forward that his son had no part in any scheme to hide income.

The striker “has always dedicated himself solely to playing soccer,” Jorge Horacio Messi, who is also his son’s agent, said in the letter.

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Syria Agrees to Russian Proposal to Hand Over Chemical Weapons

Syria has accepted a proposal by Russia under which it would hand over its chemical weapons to the international community and its stockpiles would be destroyed, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem said Tuesday.

“We held a round of very fruitful talks yesterday with the Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, who presented the referenced initiative on chemical weapons. We expressed our agreement with the Russian initiative yesterday afternoon,” al-Muallem told the Interfax news agency.

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UPDATE:  Death Toll Climbs in Guatemala Bus that Plunged 245 Feet into Ravine

UPDATE:  Death Toll Climbs in Guatemala Bus that Plunged 245 Feet into Ravine

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A bus accident Monday in western Guatemala left 43 people dead and 40 injured, authorities said.

Forty passengers were pronounced dead at the scene and three others died at nearby hospitals, the spokesman for the Chimaltenango provincial fire rescue department, Cecilio Chacaj, told Efe by telephone.

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“King of Cocaine” Movie on Pablo Escobar Moves Forward – John Leguizamo to Play Lead

The on-again-off again movie about Colombia’s notorious narco Pablo Escobar is ready to move forward according to Deadline.com.  Relativity Media has signed on to distribute “King of Cocaine” that is to be directed by Brad Furman.  The movie is expected to start production early next year.

The $25 million project will star John Leguizamo who is Colombian and who went to great lengths to land the part.  Deadline reports that the Latino actor who was not a first choice donned a fat suit and prosthetic makeup to look like Escobar, proving him right for the part.  Oscar Isaac was originally set to play the part and recently dropped out creating an opening for Leguizamo.

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TuesdaySeptember 10, 2013