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MondayOctober 7, 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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Aracely Arambula to Star in Telemundo Telenovela Based on “Les Miserables”

Aracely Arambula to Star in Telemundo Telenovela Based on “Les Miserables”

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Mexican actress Aracely Arambula will star in a soap opera based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel “Les Miserables,” Telemundo announced Monday in a communique.

After Arambula’s success in her starring role in “La Patrona,” in which she played Gabriela Suarez, a woman seeking justice in a story that evokes the celebrated novel “The Count of Monte Cristo,” by Alexandre Dumas, the Mexican actress is returning with the first soap opera - or “telenovela” - in Spanish based on Hugo’s epic.

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BRAZIL:  U.S. Spied on Us and Shared Info with Other Governments

BRAZIL:  U.S. Spied on Us and Shared Info with Other Governments

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“Everything indicates” that the fruits of the U.S. government’s electronic spying in Brazil were shared with friendly governments and even with private companies, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said Monday.

“The United States and its allies must immediately stop their spying activity once and for all,” she said on Twitter.

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California’s Historic Legislation Benefiting Immigrant Community Welcomed by Many

Hispanic leaders and activists hailed the importance for the immigrant community of the half-dozen measures benefiting them that California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law.

Several of the measures had been rejected a year ago, but now were passed thanks to the efforts and cooperation of immigrant organizations with lawmakers to overcome the governor’s objections.

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Argentine President Cristina Fernandez to Undergo Brain Surgery

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez to Undergo Brain Surgery

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President Cristina Fernandez will undergo surgery to drain blood from a chronic subdural hematoma inside her skull, the Argentine government said Monday.

Fernandez entered the Favaloro Hospital in Buenos Aires to be prepared for Tuesday’s procedure, according to a statement released by the health center.

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Los Tigres del Norte Performing on Washington Mall for Immigration Reform

Los Tigres del Norte Performing on Washington Mall for Immigration Reform

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The iconic Norteño band Los Tigres del Norte will offer a free concert on the Washington Mall to demonstrate the group’s solidarity with the more than 11 million undocumented foreigners in the United States.

“We’re going to have the chance to send that message all together and we, Los Tigres del Norte, will sing the songs and experiences of our people. We will transmit the need of the undocumented immigrants to have legal status in this country,” lead singer Jorge Hernandez told Efe in a telephone interview.

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Death Toll of Capsized Migrant Boat off Italian Coast Now Stands at 211

Death Toll of Capsized Migrant Boat off Italian Coast Now Stands at 211

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Divers on Monday recovered another 17 bodies of Eritrean and Somali migrants killed in last week’s shipwreck off the southern Italian island of Lampedusa, bringing the official death toll to 211.

The first bodies to be recovered on Monday were those of two women and they were found in the bridge area of the vessel, according to Italian Coast Guard sources.

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POLL:  68% of Likely U.S. Voters Oppose Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

California last week became the latest – and biggest – state to authorize driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants. But most voters still strongly oppose letting illegal immigrants drive legally in their state.

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Hispanic Book Festival a Big Hit in Houston

The 11th Hispanic Book Festival in this Texas metropolis was a resounding success despite a scheduling change that saw the event shifted from February to October, organizers said.

“Attendance has been good and the response from the public, even better,” festival director Julie Pujol-Karel said.

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U.S. Conduct Anti-Terrorist Strikes Over the Weekend

The U.S. government acknowledged carrying out two anti-terrorist strikes on the weekend in Libya and Somalia and warned that it will not let up in its pursuit of those responsible for massacres.

President Barack Obama on the weekend took the U.S. war on terrorism to northeastern Africa with the capture in Libya of an Al Qaeda leader and an attack in Somalia on a leader of Al Shabaab, the Al Qaeda subsidiary.

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Five Questions for the New Custom & Border Protection Commissioner Nominee

Even if you consider yourself up on current events and a major newshound, no one would fault you for not knowing the name Gil Kerlikowske. The president nominating a new commissioner for Customs and Border Protection would rarely garner headlines anyway, but since this president has been unable to get a Senate-confirmed commissioner in place his entire five years in office, it’s worth giving Kerlikowske a close look.

If I were on the Senate Finance Committee, here are some questions I’d pose to the president’s latest nominee.

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Bus Plunges into 260 Ft Deep Ravine, At Least 19 Die

At least 19 people died Sunday in a road accident in the Andean Huancavelica region in southern Peru when a bus went off the highway and plunged into a ravine 80 meters (260 feet) deep, according to a preliminary police report.

The bus owned by the firm Antezana, which was traveling the route between Lima and the province of Acombamba, crashed through a barrier early Sunday morning near Carhuaranja.

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MondayOctober 7, 2013