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SundayOctober 13, 2013

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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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Chinese Firm to Assist Bolivia in Treating 4.5 Million Tons of Mining Waste

Bolivia will treat 4.5 million tons of toxic mining waste, accumulated over several decades in the southwestern part of the country, at a Chinese concentration plant in the Andean region of Potosi, authorities said Saturday.

The toxic waste, accumulated from mining activities around the Potosi town of Cantumarca, will be treated at the concentration plant inaugurated Oct. 7 by the Chinese company Jun Gie in the Agua Dulce district, the state-owned Bolivian Mining Corporation, or Comibol, said in a communique.

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United Auto Group Looks to Establish Autodealer Network in Brazil for $459M

United Auto Group Looks to Establish Autodealer Network in Brazil for $459M

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U.S. business leader Marshall Cogan, in partnership with an Asian fund, plans to invest 1 billion reais (some $459.1 million) in a luxury auto-dealership network that will begin operating in April 2014, the press said Saturday.

Cogan’s United Auto Group intends to adopt in Brazil a model similar to that of his dealership networks in China and the United States.

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Colombian Police Arrest Governor on Murder Charges

Colombian Police Arrest Governor on Murder Charges

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The governor of the northern province of La Guajira was arrested by Colombian Attorney General’s Office agents on murder and criminal conspiracy charges, officials said.

Jose Francisco Gomez Cerchar was arrested Saturday on a warrant issued by prosecutor Martha Lucia Zamora.

Gomez, known as “Kiko,” is being investigated for allegedly having links to paramilitary groups.

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20,000 People Attend the Beatification Ceremony of Civil War Martyrs

20,000 People Attend the Beatification Ceremony of Civil War Martyrs

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More than 20,000 people on Sunday in the northeastern Spanish city of Tarragona attended the largest beatification ceremony in history where 522 of the faithful killed during the 1936-1939 Spanish Civil War were so honored.

The ceremony began with a message from Pope Francis in which he pointed out the example of these martyrs - whom he said imitated Jesus Christ - and insisted on the need to “open ourselves up to others, to those who most need it.”

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INFOGRAPHIC: Spice It Up

INFOGRAPHIC: Spice It Up

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Que Rica Vida recently shared an infographic covering seven popular Latino sauces that can be used to enhance everyday meals.

Most of the sauces use chili peppers, but as Que Rica Vida says, “Many of the most popular Latin sauces are spicy and have a strong defined flavor… just like our culture.”

Check out the infographic below.

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Boat Celebrating Religious Holiday Sinks, Killing 5

A boat carrying pilgrims during the traditional river procession held every year at the city of Macapa to celebrate the Day of Our Lady of Aparecida, the patron saint of Brazil, was shipwrecked Saturday and at least five people drowned, according to emergency management services.

The Fire Department of Macapa, capital of the Amazon state of Amapa, said that one of the 50 boats taking part in the religious ceremony sank near the Praticagem Lighthouse, and that five bodies had been recovered from the waters.

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Former Teachers Union Leader Faces Tax Fraud Charges in Mexico

Former Teachers Union Leader Faces Tax Fraud Charges in Mexico

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The former leader of Mexico’s powerful SNTE teachers union is being prosecuted for tax fraud, Mexican judicial officials said.

Elba Esther Gordillo, who is being held at a Mexico City prison, will go to trial “for her probable responsibility in the commission of tax fraud,” the Federal Judiciary Council, or CJF, said.

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Argentina Says President Cristina Fernandez Remains “In Good Spirits”

Argentina Says President Cristina Fernandez Remains “In Good Spirits”

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Argentine President Cristina Fernandez remains “in good spirits” and “in full recovery” from the operation she underwent four days ago, presidential spokesman Alfredo Scoccimarro said Saturday.

As has been usual since Fernandez underwent surgery Tuesday for a cerebrovascular injury, Scoccimarro had a brief meeting with the media at the doors of the Fundacion Favolora Hospital in Buenos Aires.

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What the Government Shutdown Can Teach Us About Latino Politics

What the Government Shutdown Can Teach Us About Latino Politics

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By Victor Landa, NewsTaco

A crisis is a terrible thing to waste.” That’s brilliant. Stanford economist Paul Romer said that back in 2004 to a group of venture-capitalists – you know, the guys with boat loads of money looking for ways to make boat loads more. There’s prophesy in that statement, given the current political standoff.

I understand, there’s something vulture-like in the idea of scavenging an economic meltdown, looking for business carrion. But we aren’t surprised.

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Peruvian Bus Plunges Into Ravine, Killing 52

Peruvian Bus Plunges Into Ravine, Killing 52

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At least 52 people died when a bus full of passengers plunged into a ravine in the southern Peruvian region of Cuzco, local authorities said Saturday.

A local prosecutor, Juan Carlos Valverde, told RPP Noticias that up to now 52 deaths have been reported and that the bus crashed Friday night as it was transporting passengers home from a religious celebration.

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Mexican Criminals Using Internet to Extort Victims

Mexican Criminals Using Internet to Extort Victims

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An increasing number of criminals are capitalizing on the sense of fear and insecurity that exists in Mexico to extort their victims, using the Internet as a tool to achieve their ends.

“People who know how to use information are gathering it and using the telephone to threaten, extort or commit some type of illegal action against that person,” Pablo Monsalvo, a public safety expert, told Efe.

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Tens of Thousands Demonstrate for Spanish Unity in Barcelona

Tens of Thousands Demonstrate for Spanish Unity in Barcelona

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Tens of thousands of people marked National Day by taking to the streets of this metropolis Saturday to call for Spanish unity.

Gathering under the platform “We Are Catalonia, We Are Spain,” the large crowd of residents of the northeastern Spanish autonomous community of Catalonia expressed their opposition to independence for that region.

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Cholera Outbreak in Mexico, 157 Reported Cases

Cholera Outbreak in Mexico, 157 Reported Cases

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Mexican health authorities reported a total of 157 cases of cholera, 145 of them in the central state of Hidalgo, where the source of contagion is a river that provides the water supply for the local population.

The federal Health Secretariat said in a communique that besides Hidalgo, the other cases were in the central state of San Luis Potosi, which reported one case this Friday, two more in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz and another nine in the central state of Mexico.

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Argentine Politician Killed, Governor Seriously Injured in Helicopter Crash

An Argentine lawmaker was killed and four others were injured, including the governor of the western province of San Juan, Jose Luis Gioja, when the helicopter in which they were traveling crashed shortly after take-off.

Margarita Ferra de Bartol, 76, a legislator and member of the governing Front for Victory party who was seeking to retain her seat in elections scheduled for Oct. 27, died of her injuries, San Juan’s deputy governor, Jose Uñac, said.

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Argentine Politician Killed, Governor Seriously Injured in Helicopter Crash

Argentine Politician Killed, Governor Seriously Injured in Helicopter Crash

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An Argentine lawmaker was killed and four others were injured, including the governor of the western province of San Juan, Jose Luis Gioja, when the helicopter in which they were traveling crashed shortly after take-off.

Margarita Ferra de Bartol, 76, a legislator and member of the governing Front for Victory party who was seeking to retain her seat in elections scheduled for Oct. 27, died of her injuries, San Juan’s deputy governor, Jose Uñac, said.

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SundayOctober 13, 2013