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SaturdayOctober 5, 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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Mexican Authorities to Investigate Situation Involving Woman Giving Birth Outside of Pavement

Mexican Authorities to Investigate Situation Involving Woman Giving Birth Outside of Pavement

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Mexican authorities said Friday that they are investigating possible negligence in the case of an indigenous woman who gave birth on the grounds of a public clinic in the southern state of Oaxaca.

Widely disseminated photos showing the woman giving birth and the newborn lying on the grass with the umbilical cord uncut have created a stir.

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Alex Rodriguez Really Believes He’s Done Nothing Wrong – Sues MLB

Alex Rodriguez Really Believes He’s Done Nothing Wrong – Sues MLB

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Alex Rodriguez has convinced himself that it is his employer, Major League Baseball,  that is destroying his career and not his own alleged use of performance enhancing drugs (PED).

This week Rodriguez sued MLB and its commissioner Bud Selig for trying to destroy his career and reputation.  In addition the Yankee superstar sued the team doctor for misdiagnosing a hip injury during the 2012 playing season.  The lawsuit centers around Rodriguez feeling the league is trying to make an example out of him and are using him to show they are serious about banning performance enhancement substances.

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Rep. Gutierrez Shares His Life Stories, Political History in Memoir

Rep. Gutierrez Shares His Life Stories, Political History in Memoir

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Rep. Luis Gutierrez spoke Friday in an interview with Efe about his memoir entitled “Still Dreaming: My Journey from the Barrio to Capitol Hill,” which includes new details about his discussions with President Barack Obama about deportations and immigration reform.

“This isn’t a book to show how smart I am, or to offer solutions to end hunger in the world. It’s the tale of a young guy born in Chicago who slept in a closet on a folding bed, and who reached the point of negotiating immigration reform with the president of the United States,” the Illinois Democrat said.

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Brazilian Government Supports Indians’ Protest of Controversial Bill

Brazilian Government Supports Indians’ Protest of Controversial Bill

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The government of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said Friday that a bill in Congress proposing new regulations for demarcating indigenous lands and which has aroused nationwide protests by Indians is “inopportune” and unconstitutional.

The government’s opinion was the result of a “profound judicial analysis,” Justice Minister Jose Eduardo Cardozo said in a statement.

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4.5 Million 2014 World Cup Tickets Requested Thus Far

4.5 Million 2014 World Cup Tickets Requested Thus Far

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FIFA is reporting that it has received 4.5 million World Cup 2014 ticket requests thus far.  3.3 million tickets are available for 64 matches that will be played out from June 12-to-July 13 throughout Brazil.

FIFA holds a lottery when the number of tickets requested for a specific event is greater than the number of tickets available. 

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Latino Voting and the Environment

Latino Voting and the Environment

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By Juan Rodriguez, NewsTaco

Since the 1980′s we have been hearing of the growing importance and strength of the “Latino Vote” in the United States.  Now, in 2013 and beyond, that belief has proven true over and over in local, state, and most importantly the last two Presidential elections.

It is perceived that the issues that prompt Latinos to vote are labor/jobs, immigration, and education (access/funding) to name just a few of the many issues that are important to our community.  In a report, The Latino Vote in 2008: Trends and Characteristics by Antonio Gonzalez and Steven Ochoa and issued by the William C. Velasquez Institute, Latino Voters were polled on what issues were important to them in the 2008 elections.

Out of a list of eleven issues the Economy was the most important.  Nowhere on that list did Latino Voters address a connection between voting preferences and the environment.

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Comedy Based on Sofia Vergara’s Life Coming to ABC

Comedy Based on Sofia Vergara’s Life Coming to ABC

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ABC is developing a comedic TV series on the life and times of Sofia Vergara as a single mother.  The series ‘Raising Mom’ is being developed by ABC, home to the award-winning ‘Modern Family’ series in which Vergara stars.

In real life the 41-year-old Colombian actress is mother to 21-year-old Manolo that she raised as a single mother after divorcing at age 20. 

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Mexican Police Arrest Guatemalan Wanted for Cop Killings

Mexican Police Arrest Guatemalan Wanted for Cop Killings

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A reputed drug kingpin wanted in connection with the slaughter of nine Guatemalan police officers was apprehended in neighboring Mexico, Guatemala’s President Otto Perez Molina said Friday.

Eduardo Villatoro Cano was arrested in the wee hours in Tuxtla Gutierrez, capital of the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, the president told reporters.

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4 Youths Gunned Down on Soccer Field in Colombia

4 Youths Gunned Down on Soccer Field in Colombia

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Four youths about to play a soccer match in a northern Colombian town were slain by gunmen on motorcycles, the media said.

The crime was perpetrated Thursday in a rural area of San Carlos, a town in Cordoba province, the daily El Tiempo said on its Web site.

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Hundreds of Rallies and Marches Planned Across Country in Support of Immigrants

Hundreds of Rallies and Marches Planned Across Country in Support of Immigrants

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More than 150 events in 41 states have been planned this weekend in support of immigrants and immigration reform.  The rallies and marches are all part of the ‘National Day of Action for Immigrant Dignity and Respect.’

These events are being conducted in an effort to put pressure on Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship.  There are marches, rallies, prayer vigils, community celebrations and concerts organized in hopes Congress, especially Republicans, pay attention even as the government is shut down for business.  A concert on the National Mall in Washington on Tuesday, October 8 will culminate the rallying cry for immigrants.

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Bus Accident in Central Mexico Kills 13

Bus Accident in Central Mexico Kills 13

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At least 13 people died and another 20 were injured Friday when a bus turned over as it traveled along a highway in the central state of Mexico, media outlets said.

The accident took place around 7:00 a.m. on the highway connecting Naucalpan municipality with Toluca, the capital of Mexico state, at a place near San Francisco Chimalpa.

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Volkswagen Plans to Invest $236 Million in Brazil

Volkswagen Plans to Invest $236 Million in Brazil

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Volkswagen has announced plans to invest 520 million reais ($236 million) to develop a new model of its highly popular Golf compact, which will be manufactured in the southern Brazilian state of Parana.

Volkswagen do Brasil President Thomas Schmall made the announcement Thursday after meeting with Brazil’s head of state, Dilma Rousseff, to present the company’s plans.

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Enrique Iglesias Sells Miami Mansion for $6.7 Million

Enrique Iglesias Sells Miami Mansion for $6.7 Million

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Spanish pop star Enrique Iglesias sold for $6.7 million his mansion with dock at Bay Point, Miami, a place he bought as a vacant lot in 1998 for $640,000, according to the celeb site GossipExtra.

The property measuring 6,300 sq. feet has a dock 100 feet long, five bedrooms and five baths on two floors.

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Infographic: Sugary Drinks & Latino Kids

Infographic: Sugary Drinks & Latino Kids

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According to a recent package of research by Salud America, 22% of latino students have three or more sugary drinks each day.

This statistic, and more, can be found in the “Sugary Drinks and Latino Kids” report.

Salud America! published these research materials in hopes of combating obesity and diabetes amongst latino children.

Check out this infographic covering Latino kids and sugary drinks by Salud America! below.

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Nadal Is A Win Away From Reclaiming No. 1

Nadal Is A Win Away From Reclaiming No. 1

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Spain’s Rafael Nadal battled back from a big deficit to defeat Italy’s Fabio Fognini 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 here Friday in the quarterfinals of the China Open, a victory that puts him one win away from reclaiming the No. 1 ranking for the first time since mid-2011.

Fognini was up a set and had a break point that would have given him a 5-1 lead in the second set and a chance to serve out a lopsided victory, but Nadal showed his mettle to storm back and win 11 of the last 12 games to take the match.

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Another Brazilian Politician Resigns Due to Party’s Exit From Coalition

Another Brazilian Politician Resigns Due to Party’s Exit From Coalition

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The minister of Brazil’s Special Ports Secretariat, Jose Leonidas Cristino, resigned Thursday, spurred to do so by the decision of the Brazilian Socialist Party, or PSB, to abandon the government coalition of President Dilma Rousseff.

In an official statement, the president’s Social Communication Secretariat said that Cristino “decided to leave the post after providing a competent contribution to the government and the country.”

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46 Cases of Cholera Registered in Mexico

The Pan American Health Organization included Mexico on its latest epidemiological alert for cholera after 46 cases of the disease were confirmed in the Aztec nation, including one fatality.

“The International Health Regulations National Focal Point of Mexico reported 36 new confirmed cases of autochthonous infection with Vibrio cholerae O:1 Ogawa toxigenic in the state of Hidalgo,” PAHO said.

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SaturdayOctober 5, 2013