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SundaySeptember 22, 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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Bolivian President Announces Plans to Invest $4.5 Million in Largest Airport

Bolivian President Announces Plans to Invest $4.5 Million in Largest Airport

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Bolivia’s government inaugurated construction works Saturday to expand the international section of the eastern city of Santa Cruz’s Viru Viru airport, the nation’s largest, with an investment of $4.5 million.

President Evo Morales noted in a speech the need for the new works because Santa Cruz province today has 2.6 million inhabitants, more than double the number it had in 1983 when the air terminal was inaugurated.

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Gang Leader Accused of Over 30 Murders Captured in Colombia

Gang Leader Accused of Over 30 Murders Captured in Colombia

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Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced the capture in the southwestern part of the country of a suspected leader of the criminal gang Los Rastrojos, who is believed to have committed more than 30 murders, and of another 17 members of that organization.

Santos was talking about alias “Picante,” arrested at a luxury estate in Dagua municipality of Valle del Cauca province, in an operation carried out Friday by police and the federal Attorney General’s Office.

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Mexican Police Officer Arrested in Connection With Bar Kidnapping

Mexican Police Officer Arrested in Connection With Bar Kidnapping

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A police officer has been arrested in connection with the May 26 kidnapping of 13 people from a Mexico City bar and their subsequent murder, the district attorney said.

The suspect, Edgar Ernesto Gutierrez Vega, joined the municipal police force six years ago, Rodolfo Rios told a press conference, adding that the officer appears to have been tipping off drug dealers about planned busts.

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Telecom Industry Raises Price of Fixed Line in Costa Rica by 83 Percent

Telecom Industry Raises Price of Fixed Line in Costa Rica by 83 Percent

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The cost of basic phone service in Costa Rica will rise by 83 percent in the coming weeks, the SUTEL telecoms industry regulator said in a statement.

Costa Ricans currently pay a minimum fee of $3.60 a month for basic phone service, which gives them the right to make 160 minutes of calls.

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Many Hispanic Unsure of Insurance Options Available

Many Hispanic Unsure of Insurance Options Available

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The 2013 Insurance Barometer Study (IBS), now in its third year, reveals that Hispanics still have a low rate of life insurance ownership (59 percent) when compared to Whites (62 percent) and African Americans (66 percent).

These findings were released today as part of September’s Life Insurance Awareness month by the nonprofits LIFE Foundation and LIMRA. 

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Jennifer Lopez Drops Out of Chilean Miners Movie

Jennifer Lopez Drops Out of Chilean Miners Movie

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The actress of Puerto Rican descent, Jennifer Lopez, has dropped out of “The 33,” a movie about the dramatic survival of miners trapped underground for over two months in a mine in northern Chile, the entertainment blog Deadline said.

The actress and singer was unable to commit to the project due to scheduling problems resulting from her return to the TV program American Idol, the blog said.

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Islamic Militant Group Attacks Mall in Kenya, Killing 39

Islamic Militant Group Attacks Mall in Kenya, Killing 39

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The radical Somali-based Islamic militant group Al Shabab took a “massive number of victims” at an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi, according to the Kenyan Red Cross, while the building remains under siege by Kenya’s security forces.

The president of the African nation, Uhuru Kenyatta, said that for the moment 39 deaths have been confirmed and 150 people were wounded, though the number is expected to increase because Westgate mall on a Saturday morning would normally have several hundred shoppers on the premises.

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Corrupt Border Patrol Agent Sentenced to 60 Months in Prison

Corrupt Border Patrol Agent Sentenced to 60 Months in Prison

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On September 16, 2013, Border Patrol Agent Aaron Anaya, 26, of Yuma, Arizona, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Roslyn O. Silver to 60 months in prison.

Anaya pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense on April 10, 2013.

On the evening of December 2, 2012, Anaya was driving a fully marked U.S. Border Patrol vehicle and was on duty in his capacity as a Border Patrol Agent patrolling the U.S. international boundary with Mexico.

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Nicaragua to Extend Health Services to Rural Communities with $35 Million Loan

Nicaragua to Extend Health Services to Rural Communities with $35 Million Loan

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Nicaragua will receive $35 million in financing from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for a program to extend health services to rural communities, particularly focusing on children under 2 years and women of childbearing age.

The program will strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Health to increase health promotion, prevention, and primary care services in 700 communities in 33 municipalities to reach an estimated 680,000 people in the Dry Corridor, which has Nicaragua’s highest rates of malnutrition and infant morbidity.

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Latino Influentials in DC Honor Two of Their Own This Week

Latino Influentials in DC Honor Two of Their Own This Week

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By Victor Landa, NewsTaco

On any given day, an army of young Americans is hard at work in the halls of power of Washington DC – advocating policy, negotiating legislation, pushing the country forward. They go mostly unnoticed by the public at large, but our government would be hard pressed to function without them.

Through the years the ranks of Latinos among these Washington influentials has grown. They come from every part of the country, from every national background – American citizens doing the lifting that we later hear or read about in the media.

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Why Do Hispanics Matter to Soccer?

Why Do Hispanics Matter to Soccer?

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Reach Hispanic asks Portada Publisher Marcos Baer 4 questions about sports marketing.

Portada’s Hispanic Sports Marketing Forum will take place on September 25 in New York City. The Forum will provide a comprehensive overview of the evolving Hispanic sports marketing landscape. Marcos Baer spoke to Reach Hispanic to discuss Sports Marketing at the 2014 Soccer World Cup.

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King Juan Carlos To Undergo Another Hip Replacement

King Juan Carlos To Undergo Another Hip Replacement

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Spain’s King Juan Carlos will be operated for an infection detected in the artificial hip he had implanted in 2012 and is unlikely to attend next month’s Ibero-American Summit in Panama, a top aide to the monarch said Friday.

The king will be operated “in the next few days” in Madrid, after doctors confirmed that the pains he has been suffering in his left hip and leg for several weeks are due to an infection in the prosthesis area, Rafael Spottorno said.

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ETA Fugitive Arrested in Venezuela

ETA Fugitive Arrested in Venezuela

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A member of the Basque terrorist group ETA wanted by courts in Spain and France was arrested in Venezuela, the Spanish Interior Ministry said Friday.

Asier Guridi Zaloña, who has been a fugitive since 2001, was apprehended thanks to cooperation among Venezuelan, Spanish and French authorities, the ministry said in a statement.

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Explosion at Plastics Factory Injures Many in Southeastern Brazil

An explosion at a plastics factory in the suburbs of the southeastern Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte injured several people, authorities said Friday.

The explosion in Contagem, followed by a raging fire, left “many victims,” the municipal fire department said on Twitter.

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SundaySeptember 22, 2013