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MondaySeptember 30, 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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How to Get More Latinos in Technology Sector

How to Get More Latinos in Technology Sector

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In 2010, statistics from the National Science Foundation showed that “Latino males represented only 4% of scientists and engineers, while Latina women were only 2%.”

But it is not like Latinos have an inherent deficiency in these subjects. If you dig deep into our history- and I mean deep because most of Latino history has been erased or replaced-, you will see key examples of great engineering and scientific work. Some examples are:

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Solving Immigration Issues with Proposed Guest Worker Visa Program

Solving Immigration Issues with Proposed Guest Worker Visa Program

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Helen Krieble says she will never forget the day that the federal government’s black helicopters and armed agents swooped down on her equestrian facility in central Colorado.

They came in — unannounced — by the dozens, with batons drawn and police dogs snarling at the end of their leashes.

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Two Popes Including John Paul II to be Made Saints in 2014

Popes John Paul II (1920-2005) and John XXIII (1881-1963) will be canonized on April 27, Pope Francis announced Monday.

The date for their canonizations was selected by the pontiff during the council - or consistory - with the cardinals and will be the first Sunday after Easter.

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Brazil Says Adios to Iconic VW Kombi Van

Brazil Says Adios to Iconic VW Kombi Van

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The Kombi, German automaker Volkswagen’s legendary “hippie” camper van, is bidding farewell to the automotive market after more than 60 years on the world’s roads, with production in Brazil, the last country where the model is still manufactured, slated to end in December.

The Kombi, a cult classic, has an especially strong fan base in Brazil, where it was the only van on roads for more than 30 years.

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Henderson Alvarez’ No-Hitter One of the Few Highlights of Marlins’ Awful Season

he Miami Marlins’ 62 wins were the fewest for any club in the National League, but the team ended the season on a positive note as Henderson Alvarez pitched a no-hitter in a 1-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers.

Alvarez, in his third season with the Marlins, accomplished only the third no-hitter of the 2013 MLB regular season in somewhat unusual fashion.

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Aerosmith Performs for Thousands of Fans in Venezuela

Aerosmith Performs for Thousands of Fans in Venezuela

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U.S. band Aerosmith thrilled Caracas with a concert loaded with the great rock music that has distinguished the group for more than four decades, performing before some 10,000 people who sang along with the band’s famous hits after waiting three years to see them again live since their last appearance in Venezuela in 2010.

The bad boys from Boston - including Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Tom Hamilton and Joey Kramer - presented a tour de force using multiple big screens on Saturday that even showed them in a comic format as they performed a repertoire that included classic numbers from the 1990s on their latest album.

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17-Year-Old Tourist Shot to Death in Resort City of Brazil

17-Year-Old Tourist Shot to Death in Resort City of Brazil

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A 17-year-old Russian tourist was found dead on the outskirts of Marica, a resort city near Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian police said.

Danshin Sergey Petrovich’s body was discovered Saturday morning on the banks of the Canal da Costa, a stream outside Marica.

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Promoting Spanish as Preferred International Business Language

The Cervantes Institute and the Royal Spanish Academy, or RAE, to use its Spanish-language acronym, are aspiring to establish Spanish as the second-most-used language in international communication and are pushing for setting up an action unit to achieve it, the directors of the two institutions - Victor Garcia de la Concha and Jose Manuel Blecua, respectively - said.

In a debate at the Hay Festival in Segovia with economist and lecturer Jose Luis Garcia Delgado and the director of the daily ABC, Bieito Rubido, Garcia de la Concha emphasized that “only if we unite” will the language be able to be supported, something that in large measures depends on the United States.

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Mexican President Peña Nieto Cancels International Tour to Tend to Natural Disasters at Home

Mexican President Peña Nieto Cancels International Tour to Tend to Natural Disasters at Home

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Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is “shortening the international tour scheduled” for this week to focus on overseeing recovery efforts in states recently affected by hurricanes, the Office of the President said in a statement.

The Oct. 4-5 visit to Singapore at the invitation of Singaporean President Tony Tan Keng Yam is being cancelled, Peña Nieto said during a trip Saturday to the Tierra Caliente region of Guerrero state, the state most affected by the hurricanes that hit Mexico earlier this month.

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Polls Indicate Republicans Will Take Brunt of Blame if U.S. Govt Shuts Down

The United States is bracing for a partial shutdown of the federal government unless Congress acts to avert it, the White House said Monday.

The federal fiscal year ends at midnight Monday and all funding for non-essential services will end.

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MondaySeptember 30, 2013