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SaturdaySeptember 14, 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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Viggo Mortensen Presents the Book “Hijos de la Selva” in Paraguay

Viggo Mortensen Presents the Book “Hijos de la Selva” in Paraguay

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American actor Viggo Mortensen presented in Paraguay the book “Hijos de la Selva” (Children of the Jungle) by Argentine anthropologists Federico Bossert and Diego Villar, a collection of the photographic legacy of German scientist Max Schmidt about the Paraguayan and Brazilian Indians.

The book presented Friday in Asuncion, and which goes on sale Oct. 15, brings back the life and times of the adventurous researcher Schmidt, who traveled tirelessly around the Paraguayan Chaco and Brazil’s Mato Grosso region in the early 20th century, its authors told a press conference.

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Spanish Foreign Aid to Focus on Providing Know-how, Experience Instead of Finances

Spain’s secretary of state for International Cooperation and Ibero-America said in San Jose Friday that his country is revising its foreign aid programs to focus more on exchanging knowledge, know-how and experience and not just on providing funds.

In an interview with Efe, Jesus Gracia acknowledged that Spain’s economic crisis over the past five years has led to the imposition of a fiscal discipline from which spending on foreign aid is no exception.

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Brazilian, Peruvian Police Bust Drug Labs on Border

Brazilian, Peruvian Police Bust Drug Labs on Border

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Brazilian and Peruvian police have launched a joint operation to destroy cocaine labs in the region of their shared border, Brazil’s Justice Ministry said Friday.

The labs targeted in the third annual “Operation Topaz” produce around 10 tons of cocaine a year, according to a ministry statement.

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LULAC Applauds California Governor in Allowing Undocumented Right to Driver’s License

LULAC Applauds California Governor in Allowing Undocumented Right to Driver’s License

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This week, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) applauded California Governor Jerry Brown for agreeing to sign into law the bill that would grant undocumented people the right to obtain a driver’s license.

Along with California, nine other states as well as the District of Columbia have passed measures that allow undocumented immigrants the right to have a driver’s license.

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Riot Police Called to Remove Teachers From Mexico City Square

Riot Police Called to Remove Teachers From Mexico City Square

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Mexican police cleared the main square in this capital of educators protesting the enactment of a teacher evaluation scheme they slam as “punitive.”

The operation was launched Friday afternoon after the thousands of teachers, members of the CNTE union, were given an ultimatum by authorities to peacefully abandon the capital’s massive Zocalo plaza.

Although some of the teachers heeded the call, others remained in the square and positioned themselves behind flimsy barricades while waiting for the riot police to move in.

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Tonight Mexico Shares Its Beloved “Canelo” Alvarez as He Faces Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Tonight Mexico Shares Its Beloved “Canelo” Alvarez as He Faces Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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Mexico is getting ready to share one of its beloved sports figures with the world tonight when Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez fights Floyd Mayweather, Jr for the junior middleweight championship.

While Mayweather, 36, maybe the more well known of the two fighters and the odds on favorite to win, in Mexico and for Latino’s ‘El Canelo’ is a god. 

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Argentina, Brazil Work Together on Cyber Defense In Light of U.S. Spying

Argentina, Brazil Work Together on Cyber Defense In Light of U.S. Spying

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The governments of Argentina and Brazil agreed Friday to cooperate more closely on cyber defense in the wake of revelations that U.S. spying extended to Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.

“We have established that we will hold a meeting in Brasilia before the end of the year to intensify our complementarity in the matter of cyber defense,” Argentine Defense Minister Agustin Rossi said after talks with visiting Brazilian counterpart Celso Amorim.

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Health Secretary Resigns Amid Deaths at Public Hospitals in Puerto Rico

Health Secretary Resigns Amid Deaths at Public Hospitals in Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico’s health secretary resigned Friday amid a controversy over the death of 10 patients at a public hospital due to a bacterial infection.

Francisco Joglar informed Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla of his “immediate and irrevocable” resignation, though he did not give any specific reasons for his decision, nor did he even mention the controversy.

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Enrique Peña Nieto Unveils $2 Billion Stimulus Program for Mexico

Enrique Peña Nieto Unveils $2 Billion Stimulus Program for Mexico

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Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Friday unveiled a $2 billion public works program aimed at spurring economic growth over the final months of 2013.

Amid a recent economic slowdown, “we’re faced with the need to accelerate public spending,” he said in an event at the Los Pinos presidential palace.

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BMW Locking System Blamed for Death of Latina Teen, Now Family Needs Help to Bury their Daughter

BMW Locking System Blamed for Death of Latina Teen, Now Family Needs Help to Bury their Daughter

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The lock system on a BMW car is being blamed for the death of a California Latina teen, Graciela Martinez, 14, earlier this week.

Martinez who was a freshman at Madera South High School was unable to exit the family’s 1997 BMW 328i and eventually succumbed to heat exhaustion when the temperatures inside the car reached 130 degrees.

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Barça’s Carles Puyol Returns to Practice With Team

Barça’s Carles Puyol Returns to Practice With Team

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FC Barcelona captain Carles Puyol was back practicing Friday with the full squad, although the defenseman only participated in some of the drills.

Puyol, who last played in the round of 16 of the Champions League against A.C. Milan in March, is in the final stage of his recovery from a right-knee injury that required surgery to remove a cyst.

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Marketers Hope to Target Savvy Biculturals

Marketers Hope to Target Savvy Biculturals

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In Woody Allen’s 1983 movie Zelig, Leonard Zelig, the film’s protagonist, is described as the ultimate conformist. At one point in the movie the narrator says of Zelig:

“The Ku Klux Klan, who saw Zelig as a Jew, that could turn himself into a Negro and an Indian, saw him as a triple threat.”

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Argentina To Improve the Buenos Aires Railroad System with IDB Support

Argentina To Improve the Buenos Aires Railroad System with IDB Support

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The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a conditional credit line for $1.2 billion to finance a program to improve metropolitan railroads in Argentina. The Bank also approved the first loan in the credit line for $300 million for the Plaza Constitución–La Plata branch of the General Roca Railroad, which will benefit 2.4 million people in the Buenos Aires metropolitan area.

The overall objective of the conditional credit line is to help Argentina upgrade its metropolitan railroads to increase urban public transport services and improve the quality of life.

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Twitter Announces IPO Plans in Tweet

Twitter Announces IPO Plans in Tweet

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San Francisco-based microblogging service Twitter Inc. said it had begun the process for an initial public offering, a much-anticipated move in the wake of Facebook’s debut on the Nasdaq last year.

In a “tweet” on Thursday, the company said “we’ve confidentially submitted an S-1 to the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) for a planned IPO.”

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Mexican Police Arrest 3 More Suspects in Bar Kidnapping

Mexican Police Arrest 3 More Suspects in Bar Kidnapping

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Three more suspects have been arrested in connection with the May 26 kidnapping of 13 people from a capital bar and their subsequent murder, a Mexican federal prosecutor said.

Jonathan Robles Gonzalez, Pedro Francisco Paz Lopez and Fernando Fernandez Sanchez are implicated “in the offenses of kidnapping and deprivation of life of the 13 people found in the clandestine grave in Tlalmanalco,” Renato Sales told reporters.

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Bolivia Refuses to Compensate Spanish Firm for Airport Takeover

Bolivian President Evo Morales said Friday that Spain’s Abertis Infraestructuras SA and Aena would not be compensated for the nationalization of their Sabsa unit, which had managed the Andean nation’s three largest airports.

At the same time, Morales said talks aimed at compensating Spanish utility giant Iberdrola for the expropriation of four of its Bolivian subsidiaries in December 2012 should be “accelerated.”

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SaturdaySeptember 14, 2013