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WednesdaySeptember 11, 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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Mudslide Kills 14 in Eastern Mexico

Mudslide Kills 14 in Eastern Mexico

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The death toll from a mudslide in a mountainous area in the Mexican Gulf state of Veracruz has risen to 14, with eight children among the dead, emergency management officials said.

The mudslide occurred on Tuesday in Tecoa, a community outside the city of Coscomatepec, located nearly 300 kilometers (186 miles) from Mexico City, following heavy rains, Veracruz emergency management office spokesmen told Efe.

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Mexican Authorities Release First Body of Kidnapped Youths

Mexican Authorities Release First Body of Kidnapped Youths

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The first body belonging to a victim of the May 26 mass kidnapping at a Mexico City bar has been released to relatives, the Federal District Attorney’s Office said.

Investigators found the remains of 13 people, all of them abducted from the Heaven bar in Mexico City’s upscale Zona Rosa district, in a clandestine grave in the city of Tlalmanalco last month.

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Clean Lines Define Narciso Rodriguez’s Collection at New York Fashion Week

Clean Lines Define Narciso Rodriguez’s Collection at New York Fashion Week

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Designer Narciso Rodriguez showed once again why he is a star, unveiling luminous creations at New York Fashion Week, while Oscar de la Renta gave a new spin to the idea of going on a picnic.

Rodriguez, a Cuban-American, is not enamored of hot climates despite his Caribbean roots.

“I always prefer the fall,” Rodriguez told Efe.

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Happiest Latin American Countries

Happiest Latin American Countries

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Recently, the World Happiness Report was released by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

Using data acquired by the Gallup World Poll, 150 countries were ranked by happiness.  Five Latin American countries were named in the top 25.

The happiest country in the world is Europe’s Denmark and the saddest is Africa’s Togo.

According to Live Science, more than three-quarters of the differences in happiness scores were attributable to six key metrics: real GDP per capita, healthy life expectancy, someone to count on, perceived freedom to make life choices, freedom from corruption and generosity.

The report also found that happiness leads to a longer life expectancies, more productive lives, and have higher earnings.

Check out which countries in Latin America are the happiest below.

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Nation Remembers 9/11 on 12th Anniversary, 247 Latinos Amongst 2,606 Victims

Nation Remembers 9/11 on 12th Anniversary, 247 Latinos Amongst 2,606 Victims

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The nation today stops to remember the terror attacks of 9/11, twelve years after they occurred. 

There were numerous memorial events planned throughout the country.  At ground zero New York Governor Andrew Cuomo led in a reading of the names of the victims.  The President marked the day by attending a ceremony at the Pentagon.  He will also be participating in a volunteer project this afternoon.

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Boxer Oscar de la Hoya Returns to Rehab for Substance Abuse, Missing Canelo v Mayweather Fight

Boxer Oscar de la Hoya is voluntarily returning to rehab to deal with a substance abuse problem. His Golden Boy promotions is handling the upcoming Floyd Mayweather v Canelo Alvarez fight this Saturday which he will miss. 

To that regard he issued the following statement:

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Will Congress Be Ready To Play Ball on Immigration Reform?

Will Congress Be Ready To Play Ball on Immigration Reform?

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In the classic baseball movie Bull Durham, Kevin Costner’s eyes go misty as he talks about how great it was to be “in the show” (the major league) for 21 days before being kicked back down to minor league ball. Immigration reform was in the show this spring for 60 days or so, ending in June with the passage of S. 744. But then, well, it feels like we too have been sent back to the minors, with many pundits predicting that the House won’t get to immigration reform this year.  Those who think that, however, should consider the major league/minor league analogy a bit more carefully.

We have to be ready, because when the show calls, it will be game time.

Today, minor league baseball operates as both a proving ground for the majors and as an entity in its own right. So does the work of immigration reformers. Just like in the minors, we have to be ready when opportunity calls. No one likes delay— especially when the consequences are more deportations, lost economic opportunities, and family separations—but the House’s delay is also an opportunity to grow stronger. The August recess was an excellent example of making good use of supposedly “lost” time. Many hoped the House would quickly take up immigration reform after the Senate vote, but when it was clear this wouldn’t happen, people put their energies into organizing a massive campaign to bring House Members on board. During the five weeks or so of recess, groups put together 1,194 events in 41 different states. More than 600,000 people signed a petition calling for immigration reform that was delivered to the Speaker of the House, and thousands of people visited and called their Members of Congress. Twenty-five House Republicans are now on record supporting legalization for undocumented immigrants that includes a path to citizenship. That work is paving the way to a better outcome than we might have seen in July. - See more at: http://immigrationimpact.com/2013/09/10/will-congress-be-ready-to-play-ball-on-immigration-reform/#sthash.ee9TlfCx.dpuf

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Controversial Dragon Mart Get Construction Start Date

Controversial Dragon Mart Get Construction Start Date

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A building permit has been issued for the Dragon Mart project in the Caribbean resort city of Cancun and construction is expected to begin in October, with completion of the facility expected in about 16 months, Real Estate Dragon Mart company president Juan Carlos Lopez said.

Real Estate Dragon Mart plans to invest $180 million in the trade mart, which will have exhibition space, warehouses and 380 hectares (938 acres) of conservation lands, Lopez said.The Quintana Roo state supreme court ordered officials in the city of Benito Juarez, where Cancun is located, to issue building permits to Dragon Mart’s developers.

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¡Hola! Humberto the Very Late First Hurricane of the Season

¡Hola! Humberto the Very Late First Hurricane of the Season

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The optimists in the world were hoping 2013 would go on without a hurricane this year.  That is until Humberto showed up this morning strengthening from a tropical storm to a Category 1 hurricane.  Humberto was about to make hurricane history had it shown up three hours later when it would have been the latest hurricane of any season, according to the Weather Channel.

Hurricane season over the Atlantic typically starts in June and runs through November.

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Arena Mexico Displays Exhibit Celebrating 80 Years of Wrestling

Arena Mexico Displays Exhibit Celebrating 80 Years of Wrestling

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A new photography exhibit celebrates eight decades of wrestling at Mexico City’s Arena Mexico.

The exhibit, “Arena Mexico: 80 Years of Continuous Wrestling,” features 124 photographs that tell the story of the venerable venue and the men who have grappled there.

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Mudslide Kills 3 in Mexico

Mudslide Kills 3 in Mexico

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At least three members of a family, including two children, were killed when a mudslide buried several dwellings in a mountainous area in the Mexican Gulf state of Veracruz, emergency management officials said Tuesday.

The mudslide occurred in Tecoa, a community outside the city of Coscomatepec, located nearly 300 kilometers (186 miles) from Mexico City, following heavy rains in the area, Veracruz emergency management office spokesmen told Efe.

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Cemex to Improve Nicaraguan Infrastructure with $40 Million Highway

Cemex, one of the world’s top cement companies, said it was part of a consortium that won a $40 million contract to build a 31-kilometer (19-mile) stretch of highway in Nicaragua.

The consortium, made up of Cemex, Constructora Meco and Llansa Ingenieros, will build the first segment of the upgraded NIC 3 Nejapa-Puerto Sandino highway under a contract with the government, Cemex said in a statement.

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WednesdaySeptember 11, 2013