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TuesdayOctober 8, 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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On Eight Day of Government Shutdown President Says He Won’t Accept “Extortion”

“We can’t make extortion routine as part of our democracy,” President Barack Obama said Tuesday, the eighth day of a partial government shutdown spurred by congressional Republicans’ unwillingness to pass a funding measure without administration concessions on the Affordable Care Act.

The president told reporters at the White House that he discussed the situation earlier Tuesday with House Speaker John Boehner and that he assured the GOP leader he was “happy to talk with him and other Republicans about anything.”

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HISPANIC STANDOUT: Juan Jose Dominquez Latino Attorney of the Year

Recently named the 2013 Latino Attorney of the Year by the Hispanic National Bar Association, Juan Jose Dominguez came to the United States as a child and knew poverty firsthand, a life experience that focused him on the community and gave him a profound desire to serve the most needy in society.

“I was about 17 when I began working in hospitals: I was at Saint Francis in Lynwood and at the one at UCLA for 12 years, ... two of the largest trauma hospitals in California,” he recalled in an interview with Efe.

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No End in Sight for 22-Day Old Steel Strike in Venezuela

A strike involving 14,000 workers at Venezuela’s largest steelmaker, state-owned Sidor, has reached 22 days despite “bluster” from President Nicolas Maduro, and “no solution is on the horizon,” labor leader Yunis Hernandez said Tuesday.

“Maduro has called us anarcho-syndicalist criminals and threatened to come with other workers and break the strike, but the people know the government is solely responsible for Sidor now being totally paralyzed,” Hernandez told Efe.

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Peasant Rights Leader Shot Dead in Colombia

A community leader who pushed for the restoration of lands stolen from peasants was slain in the northern province of Sucre after meeting with a legislator, the office of Colombia’s national ombud said.

Carlos Eduardo Olmos Cardenas was shot seven times at the eatery he ran in the central square of Los Palmitos.

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Downtown Rio in Chaos after Peaceful Teacher Protests Turn Violent (VIDEO)

The downtown area of this Brazilian metropolis awoke Tuesday to a trail of destruction from the vandalism that followed peaceful protests the night before.

Store windows were shattered and bank fronts damaged, while some businesses were sacked near the downtown Rio Branco Avenue where teachers had demonstrated demanding pay raises.


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Argentine President Cristina Fernandez Exits Surgery “Satisfactorily” Placed in Intensive Care

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez Exits Surgery “Satisfactorily” Placed in Intensive Care

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President Cristina Fernandez “has emerged fine” from an operation on Tuesday to drain blood from a chronic subdural hematoma inside her skull, the Argentine government said.

The operation went “satisfactorily” and Fernandez is now back in her hospital room, presidential spokesman Alfredo Scoccimarro told media representatives gathered at the door of the Fundacion Favaloro clinic in Buenos Aires.

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‘El Show de Piolin’ Launches on SiriusXM Later this Month

Radio host Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo’s new show will be broadcast nationwide by SiriusXM satellite radio beginning Oct. 18.

El Show de Piolin,” to air live Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. PST, will be produced at the SiriusXM studios in Los Angeles for retransmission several times a day on Piolin Radio, Sirius said in a statement.

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International Monetary Fund Lowers Economic Growth Outlook for Mexico

The International Monetary Fund lowered its 2013 growth forecast for Mexico from 2.9 percent to 1.2 percent, citing a drop in government spending and lower demand from the United States in the first half of the year.

In its “World Economic Outlook” report, released Tuesday, the IMF said, however, that Latin America’s second-largest economy could expand by around 3 percent next year “as manufacturing picks up on the back of a recovery in U.S. demand, public spending regains momentum, and ongoing structural reforms begin to bear fruit.”

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Human Traffickers Arrested in Deaths of 274 Migrants off Italian Coast

A Tunisian man is in custody in connection with the shipwreck that claimed the lives of at least 274 Eritrean and Somali migrants, an Italian prosecutor said Tuesday.

Khaled Ben Salam, 35, was among the 155 survivors of last Thursday’s disaster off the island of Lampedusa, prosecutor Renato di Natale said during a press conference in Agrigento.

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Spotify Comes to Latin America

Spotify – the digital music service created in 2008 by Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon in Sweden – launched in Argentina this week. The on-demand music app is now available in 32 nations around the world, its business booming with 24 million active users and 6 million paid subscriptions to access over 20 million songs.

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Is President Obama Ready to Negotiate with Republicans to Get Shuttered Gov’t Open?

Is President Obama Ready to Negotiate with Republicans to Get Shuttered Gov’t Open?

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President Barack Obama said Monday that he is ready to negotiate with Republican lawmakers on any aspect of the federal budget but not under the threat of a U.S. default or the now-week-old partial government shutdown.

“There’s not a subject that I am not willing to engage in, work on, negotiate and come up with common-sense compromises on,” he said at the headquarters of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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Republican Party Hires Hispanic Directors in Key Voting States

The National Republican Committee announced Monday the hiring of Hispanic directors in seven states that are key to its national strategy, which party leaders told Efe is aimed at wooing Latino voters after the 2012 defeat.

The RNC announced the hiring of state and local directors in California, Florida, New Jersey, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia.

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TuesdayOctober 8, 2013