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SundaySeptember 15, 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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Mayweather Beats Undefeated Alvarez For Super Welterweight Title

Mayweather Beats Undefeated Alvarez For Super Welterweight Title

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U.S. boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. beat Mexico’s Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in a 12-round majority decision on the weekend for the super welterweight title of the World Boxing Council, or WBC, and the World Boxing Association.

Mayweather had never gone up against such an easy - albeit undefeated - rival and encountered no problems at all in his 45th career win, although those who paid to see the bout probably came away quite frustrated at the no-contest matchup.

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Bond Market Turns Against Puerto Rico

Bond Market Turns Against Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico’s government is monitoring the market for its long-term debt, whose interest rates have soared above 10 percent, threatening planned bond issues.

U.S. Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, or MSRB, figures showed that Autoridad de Edificios Publicos, or AEP, bonds, considered a proxy for Puerto Rican government securities, were drawing bids at 10.02 percent interest rates last week.

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Spain Defeats Finland 82-56 at EuroBasket 2013 Game

Spain Defeats Finland 82-56 at EuroBasket 2013 Game

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Spain beat Finland 82-56 at the EuroBasket 2013 championships, keeping its hopes of winning a third consecutive European title alive.

The Spanish team pulled off a workmanlike win, piling up points as insurance against possible tiebreakers in the second round of the tournament, which allows four teams from each group to qualify for the quarterfinals.

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Experts Concerned With Biometric Fingerprint Sensor on the iPhone 5S

Experts Concerned With Biometric Fingerprint Sensor on the iPhone 5S

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The biometric fingerprint sensor on the iPhone 5s, one of the new smartphones unveiled by Apple Inc., raises privacy concerns because all the information gathered by the device is “unerasable,” German information security expert Johannes Caspar said.

“The biometric fingerprints cannot be erased. They are with us for life. So, therefore, they should not be given up with a simple digital action as part of a routine identity authentication process, especially on systems that warehouse data,” the professor told the weekly Der Spiegel.

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Nicaragua to Improve Transport System with $91.5 Million Loan

Nicaragua to Improve Transport System with $91.5 Million Loan

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Nicaragua will improve the efficiency and safety of its road transportation system and advance regional integration with a $91.5 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

The overall objective of the program is to make road transport in Nicaragua more efficient in order to foster economic activity and improve the population´s quality of life, while facilitating integration of the country’s various regions with the rest of Central America.

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¡Felicidades! Honduras on Your 192nd Year of Independence

¡Felicidades! Honduras on Your 192nd Year of Independence

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Today, all of Honduras is celebrating and rejoicing its 192-year old independence from Spain.  The Spanish arrived in the 1500’s and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, enslaved native populations and decimated the island with smallpox. Independence came in 1821 when Honduras declared itself independent from Spain as did four other Central American countries. 

All of the countries schools and colleges are closed tomorrow so that everyone can celebrate in the traditional three day celebration of independence. 

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Suspects in Mexico City Mass Kidnapping Case Held in Preventive Arrest

Suspects in Mexico City Mass Kidnapping Case Held in Preventive Arrest

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The three suspects arrested last week in connection with the mass kidnapping in May at a Mexico City bar will be held in preventive arrest following a ruling by a judge, officials said.

Jonathan Omar Robles Gonzalez, Pedro Francisco Paz Lopez and Fernando Fernandez Sanchez will remain in custody while prosecutors gather more evidence in the case, the Federal District Attorney’s Office said in a statement.

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¡Felicidades! Guatemala on Your 192nd Year of Independence

¡Felicidades! Guatemala on Your 192nd Year of Independence

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Today, all of Guatemala is celebrating and rejoicing its 192-year old independence from Spain.  The Spanish arrived in the 1500’s and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, enslaved native populations and decimated the island with smallpox.  Thirty-two years after Columbus come to the Americas, Guatemala’s population went from 800,000 to 100,000.  Independence came in 1821 when Guatemala declared itself independent from Spain as did four other Central American countries. 

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¡Felicidades! Costa Rica on Your 192nd Year of Independence

¡Felicidades! Costa Rica on Your 192nd Year of Independence

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Today, all of Costa Rica is celebrating and rejoicing its 192-year old independence from Spain.  The Spanish arrived in the 1500’s and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, enslaved native populations and decimated the country with smallpox. 

On September 15, 1821 after the Spaniards were defeated in Mexico’s War of Independence, Guatemala declared independence for all of Central America including Costa Rica.  At 6pm this evening Costa Ricans will light homemade lanterns and sing the National Anthem throughout the country.

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¡Felicidades! Nicaragua on Your 192nd Year of Independence

¡Felicidades! Nicaragua on Your 192nd Year of Independence

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Today, all of Nicaragua is celebrating and rejoicing its 192-year old independence from Spain.  The Spanish arrived in the 1500’s and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, enslaved native populations and decimated the island with smallpox.  Independence came in 1821 when Nicaragua declared itself independent from Spain as did four other Central American countries. 

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¡Felicidades! El Salvador on Your 192nd Year of Independence

¡Felicidades! El Salvador on Your 192nd Year of Independence

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Today, all of El Salvador is celebrating and rejoicing its 192-year old independence from Spain.  The Spanish arrived in the 1500’s and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, enslaved native populations and decimated the island with smallpox.  The fight for independence started in 1811 with numerous uprisings against Spanish rule and concluded in 1821 when El Salvador declared itself independent from Spain as did four other Central American countries. 

El Salvador is the smallest country in Central America with a proud history of struggle and success.  After numerous military regimes, coups and a civil war in 1980 the country is moving forward with economic reforms and democratically held elections. 

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Afro-latinos, A Gateway To The Multicultural Market

Afro-latinos, A Gateway To The Multicultural Market

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The Afro-Latina actress from the smash-hit series Suits, Gina Torres, goes to the Alma Awards – an event that recognize the best American Latino contributions to music, television, and film – and has her identity questioned by a Telemundo reporter.

The mistake is subtle, but if you look at the video, you will see that the Telemundo reporter does not expect Gina Torres to speak Spanish. After all, she is Black and not Latino, right? Wrong.

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Spanish-born World’s Oldest Man Dies, Age 112

Spanish-born World’s Oldest Man Dies, Age 112

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Spanish-born Salustiano “Shorty” Sanchez, considered the world’s oldest man, has died in Grand Island, New York, the M. J. Colucci and Sons funeral home said. He was 112.

Sanchez, who was born in El Tejado de Bejar, Salamanca, Spain, died on Friday, the funeral home said.

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INFOGRAPHIC: 4 Facts About Hispanic College Students

INFOGRAPHIC: 4 Facts About Hispanic College Students

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According to a recent U.S. Census Bureau report, Hispanics have seen a staggering increase in college enrollment in the last year while overall college enrollment has declined.

Using this information as well as statistics provided by Hispanic Outlook, Hispanically Speaking News has created an infographic consisted of the top facts about hispanic college students.

Check out the infographic below.

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Tropical Storm Ingrid Upgraded to Hurricane, 4,700 People in Mexico Evacuated

Tropical Storm Ingrid Upgraded to Hurricane, 4,700 People in Mexico Evacuated

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Tropical Storm Ingrid strengthened Saturday to become a Category 1 hurricane, the Mexican National Meteorological Service, or SMN, told Efe.

“There are going to be heavy rains, from 250 to 500 liters per square meter (5 to 10 gallons per square foot) in 72 hours,” said meteorologist Alberto Hernandez Unzon about the storm’s approach across the Gulf of Mexico.

The hurricane’s center is located at 275 kilometers (170 miles) from the town of Barra de Nautla, and is expected to make landfall on the Mexican coast at the state of Tamaulipas, the same source said.

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Third Member of Center-Left PRD Party Killed in Mexico This Week

Third Member of Center-Left PRD Party Killed in Mexico This Week

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Mexico’s center-left Party of the Democratic Revolution, or PRD, denounced the killing of a former mayor of a town in the western state of Michoacan, the third slaying of a party member in recent days.

PRD chairman Jesus Zambrano urgently called on federal and state authorities to solve the murder of Javier Sagrero Chavez, the former mayor of the town of Quiroga.

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Mexican Ambassador Says Hollywood Misportrays Mexico in Film

Mexico’s ambassador to the United States, Eduardo Medina Mora, accused Hollywood of creating a distorted image of his country, adding that stereotypes of “gardeners and drug traffickers” fail to mention the contributions Mexicans have made to the United States.

In Hollywood, Mexican characters are frequently drug traffickers and gardeners, and “Mexicans in the silver screen are usually portrayed as poor and uneducated at best, corrupt and violent at worst,” Medina Mora told a press conference Friday at the National Press Club in Washington.

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NGOs Condemn Refusal to Re-open Mexican Indian’s Murder Case

NGOs Condemn Refusal to Re-open Mexican Indian’s Murder Case

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Non-governmental organizations, political leaders and the attorney for Mexican Indian Alberto Patishtan, who was convicted of killing several police officers and sentenced to 60 years in prison, slammed a court’s refusal to re-open the murder case.

“It’s piling injustice upon injustice. There’s acknowledgment from everyone, including members of the appeals court (that received the petition), that Alberto Patishtan is innocent, yet they uphold an inhumane sentence of 60 years” behind bars, leftist leader Cuauhtemoc Cardenas told the MVS radio station on Friday.

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Venezuelan Government Closes Radio Station For Its “Call to Rebellion”

Venezuelan Government Closes Radio Station For Its “Call to Rebellion”

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Venezuelan Tourism Minister Andres Izarra said the radio station Voz del Orinoco, which broadcasts in the southern state of Amazonas, was closed down because of its “call to rebellion” and for “creating divisions among Venezuelans.”

“They were openly making a call to rebellion, a radio station, the radio station of Liborio Guarulla (the opposition governor of Amazonas state),” Izarra said during an act he was leading in Amazonas that aired on state channel VTV.

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SundaySeptember 15, 2013