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ThursdaySeptember 19, 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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Latino Gang Member Roberto Garza Becomes 12th Person Executed in Texas this Year

Latino Gang Member Roberto Garza Becomes 12th Person Executed in Texas this Year

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Latino gang member, Roberto “Bones” Garza, has become the 12th person executed in the state of Texas after a last minute stay of execution failed.

The 30-year-old gang member was convicted for his involvement in a 2002 shooting that left four undocumented women dead when he was 19-years-old in the Rio Grande Valley.  The women were targeted because Garza and other gang members thought they were implicating gang members in a crime.  It was later proven the women were mistakenly identified.  The women were ambushed by gunfire as they returned home to their trailer park from work.

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STUDY:  Latino, African-American Families Face Continued Financial Instability 7 Yrs After Recession

A new report published today by the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) shows that seven years after the start of the great depression Latino and African-American families continue to face financial instability.  The continued financial hardship is attributed to the massive loss of wealth and assets tied to the housing market.

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Death Toll of Mexican Storms Rises to 80

Death Toll of Mexican Storms Rises to 80

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At least 80 people have died in Mexico in recent days due to the pair of tropical storms that simultaneously hit the country last weekend, according to a new casualty count released Wednesday by the government.

Most of the deaths - 48 - have been in the southern state of Guerrero, which was drenched with heavy rains that caused mudslides and flooding, according to Civil Protection chief Ricardo de la Cruz.

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Actor Mel Gibson Puts his Costa Rica Estate Up for Sale - AGAIN

Actor Mel Gibson Puts his Costa Rica Estate Up for Sale - AGAIN

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If you have $29.75 million laying around and want to own 500 acres of pristine, private forest in Costa Rica then Mel Gibson wants to hear from you. 

The controversial actor has listed his ‘Playa Barrigona’ estate that is located on the Nicoya Pennisula.  The estate includes three houses that all have scenic views of the Pacific Ocean.  The main villa known as ‘Casa Guanacaste’ has seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms. 

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Mayweather v Canelo Fight Breaks Pay-Per-View Record, Earning $150 Million

Mayweather v Canelo Fight Breaks Pay-Per-View Record, Earning $150 Million

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Last Saturday’s fight between Floyd Mayweather and Mexico’s Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez has broken pay-per-view (PPV) records, which means Mayweather isn’t the only one going home with a big paycheck.

The September 14 pay-per-view event on Showtime earned $150 million in domestic PPV income beating the 2007 record set by another Mayweather fight, this one against Oscar de la Hoya.  The 2007 fight garnered $136 million in PPV revenue.

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Atletico Madrid Extends Arda Turan’s Contract 2 Years

Atletico Madrid Extends Arda Turan’s Contract 2 Years

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Atletico Madrid has extended Turkish winger Arda Turan’s contract for two years, locking him up through the end of the 2016-2017 season, the club said Thursday.

The 26-year-old Turan, whose contract had been due to expire in 2015, has become a key element in head coach Diego Simeone’s system and been crucial to the Madrid club’s recent success.

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Top 5 Most “Dangerous” Latina Celebrities Online

Top 5 Most “Dangerous” Latina Celebrities Online

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Lily Collins, star of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and Mirror, Mirror, has replaced Emma Watson as McAfee’s most dangerous celebrity to search for online.

For the seventh year in a row, McAfee researched popular culture’s most famous people to reveal the riskiest Hollywood actors, musicians, comedians, and personalities on the Web.

The McAfee Most Dangerous Celebrities study revealed that women are more dangerous than men, with nine of the top ten being female.

Following Lily Collins, Avril Lavigne takes the number two spot and Sandra Bullock comes in third. Jon Hamm is the only male to make the top 10 list this year. Musicians also comprise nine of the top twenty most dangerous celebrities.

Many Latinas were also ranked as dangerous cyber celebrities, check out where they ranked below.

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Questions About Traveling Abroad Confront DACA Recipients

Questions About Traveling Abroad Confront DACA Recipients

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Getting approved under President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for DREAMers carries many benefits. DACA recipients get a renewable two-year reprieve from the threat of deportation, work authorization, the ability to receive a social security number, and, in all but two recalcitrant states where the issue is being litigated, a driver’s license. Importantly, DACA recipients can also apply for permission to travel abroad. This spring, the government issued welcome guidance regarding requests for permission to travel.  Nonetheless, important questions and concerns about travel linger, including risks of traveling abroad even with permission.

Many DACA recipients have gone years without seeing and being held by their mothers and fathers.

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FC Barcelona Wins Champions League Match Against Ajax

FC Barcelona Wins Champions League Match Against Ajax

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Leo Messi’s hat trick powered FC Barcelona to a 4-0 romp over Ajax, while a heavily favored Chelsea side lost 2-1 at home to Basel in Wednesday’s Champions League action.

The day’s other upset came in Italy, where visiting Borussia Dortmund - last year’s losing finalist - was defeated 2-1 by Napoli.

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Brazilian Supreme Court Grants New Trials in Government Corruption Case

Brazilian Supreme Court Grants New Trials in Government Corruption Case

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Twelve of the 25 people convicted in Brazil’s biggest-ever corruption case will get new trials, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

The case deals with a congressional vote-buying scheme that operated during the first two years of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s 2003-2011 tenure.

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Barack Obama Rules Out Executive Order Halting Deportations

Barack Obama Rules Out Executive Order Halting Deportations

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President Barack Obama ruled out issuing an executive order halting the deportation of all undocumented immigrants and said that Congress should approve immigration reform.

During an interview with Spanish-language television network Telemundo, Obama said that the task of the Executive Branch is to ensure the laws are obeyed and that, apart from suspending the deportation of certain undocumented students, broadening that measure to the rest of the foreigners in the country illegally would be indefensible.

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Mexico Calls Upon Army to Assist Tropical Storm Victims

Mexico Calls Upon Army to Assist Tropical Storm Victims

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Mexico’s armed forces “are working on a ‘forced march’ basis” to get to the people who have been trapped or left destitute by the effects of tropical storms Manuel and Ingrid, the government said Wednesday.

“There are people who cannot leave their homes ... Those are the people we have to help first,” Social Development Secretary Rosario Robles told Televisa television from Acapulco, one of the cities most heavily affected by the storms, which killed 57 people.

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Attorney Murdered in Northern Honduras

Attorney Murdered in Northern Honduras

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The shooting death of an attorney in the northern city of San Pedro Sula brought to 67 the number of lawyers slain in Honduras since the beginning of 2010, police said Wednesday.

Dinia Mercedes Acosta, 40, was killed Tuesday night.

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ThursdaySeptember 19, 2013