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MondayOctober 14, 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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Annual Corona Capital Festival Attracts 80,000 Music Lovers

British quartet Arctic Monkeys and The Breeders were among the stars who got the biggest welcome at the 4th Corona Capital Festival, which attracted 80,000 fans in the Mexican capital.

For more than 12 hours without interruption, the music never stopped on one or another of the four stages set up at the Hermanos Rodiriguez Autodrome, home of the festival that has become one of the must-see events on the nation’s musical panorama.

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Children of Undocumented Face Uncertain Future under Obamacare

Thousands of children born in the U.S. with parents who are undocumented immigrants probably go without health insurance.

“We tell them not to be afraid to register their children, that we will not share (their) personal information with anyone else,” Karelia Stanford told Florida Watchdog. Stanford is one of several Certified Enrollment Consultants working at the Doris Ison Community Health Center in south Florida.

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Deal or No Deal - White House Postpones Meeting with Lawmakers

President Barack Obama postponed a planned meeting with lawmakers to discuss the government shutdown and the debt ceiling amid signs of progress in the Senate, the White House said Monday.

The meeting, which was scheduled for 3:00 p.m., had been delayed to “allow leaders in the Senate time to continue making important progress towards a solution that raises the debt limit and reopens the government,” according to a White House statement.

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Brazil Busts High-End Burglary Ring Operating in Rio and Sao Paulo

Two Colombian nationals were detained Monday and five others are wanted for questioning in a probe of a series of robberies at luxury apartment complexes in three different Brazilian cities, authorities said.

All seven Colombians are suspected members of a gang behind heists in affluent neighborhoods of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Belo Horizonte, police inspector Alexandre Magalhaes told a press conference.

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Oscar Hijuelos - First Hispanic to Win Pulitzer Prize- Dies at 62

Oscar Hijuelos - First Hispanic to Win Pulitzer Prize- Dies at 62

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Writer Oscar Hijuelos, the first Hispanic to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, died last weekend in Manhattan, The New York Times said. He was 62.

He collapsed while playing tennis and never regained consciousness, wife Lori Marie Carlson told The Times.

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Honduras Gets New Militarized Police Force, Help Combat Soaring Murder Rate

Honduras’ new militarized force began operations Monday with a mission to improve public safety in a nation of 8.5 million people that has a murder rate nearly 10 times the global average.

The first units were deployed here in the capital and in San Pedro Sula, the country’s second city and business hub, Defense Minister Marlon Pascua told reporters.

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Salvadoran Migrants Rescued in Mexico after Smugglers Abandon Them

Salvadoran Migrants Rescued in Mexico after Smugglers Abandon Them

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Agents of Mexico’s INM immigration agency rescued 16 Salvadoran migrants who were abandoned by traffickers in the southern border state of Chiapas.

The group included six women and a minor, the INM said.

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Police Pepper Spray Dozens After Traffic Stop Turns Into Border Patrol Protest

Police Pepper Spray Dozens After Traffic Stop Turns Into Border Patrol Protest

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A routine traffic stop in Tucson, AZ erupted into an impromptu Border Patrol protest Tuesday night, ending with police pepper-spraying a crowd of more than 100 people and taking two undocumented immigrants into custody.

Police noticed a passing car’s license plate light was out and stopped the vehicle. The driver and passenger told the officer they did not have driver’s licenses or any identification, so police called in Border Patrol to do an immigration check, as Arizona’s draconian immigration law, SB 1070, mandates. A crowd, many from the pro-immigration congregation of nearby Southside Presbyterian Church, amassed quickly. They joined hands and encircled the Border Patrol truck to keep agents from taking the two undocumented immigrants away.
According to multiple accounts, police pepper-sprayed the crowd in order to make them disperse. One woman interviewed by local ABC channel KGUN9 recounted how a female police officer sprayed her from “less than two feet away from me, and she sprayed my face dead on in my eyes for about a good 4 to 5 seconds. And then again too. So there was rough-housing, there was pushing people to the ground.”

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Police said they were just following orders according to SB 1070, and ultimately took the driver and the passenger into custody.

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Mexico’s Central Banker Agustin Carstens Named Bank Governor of the Year

Two international economic publications have hailed Agustin Carstens for his performance as head of Mexico’s central bank.

Euromoney named Carstens the Central Bank Governor of the Year 2013, while Emerging Markets proclaimed the Mexican economist as Central Bank Governor of the Year for Latin America 2013.

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Blog del Narco: Two Bodies Riddled with Bullets Found in Michoacan

Blog del Narco: Two Bodies Riddled with Bullets Found in Michoacan

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The bodies of two young bodies have been found shot and tortured by villagers at 08:00 am on Friday.

The bodies were on the floor of a parcel of land located near the Colesio, community “Cieneguitas” belonging to the municipality Yurécuaro and a few meters from Cerro Colorado.

One of the victims, Pedro Miguel Bravo Cortes, a 23-year-old native of the community of La Soledad, in Ecuandureo, had at least nine bullet wounds , one in the head.
The other deceased is as of yet unknown, approximately 30 years of age and had seven bullets wounds in different parts of his body.

Authorities have no leads on the double murder at this time. The bodies were taken to the Medical Examiner (Semefo) for the corresponding autopsy.

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Culturally Relevant Commercials

Culturally Relevant Commercials

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Two commercials come to mind when I think of multinational companies attempting to attract the growing Hispanic market: Tide with Toque de Downy: Osito and Samsung Galaxy S4 – Meet the Parents.

In the Osito commercial, the husband is white and speaks Spanish with a thick accent, while the wife is Latina, who only speaks to him in Spanish. The wife says that before she met him he was a “flacucho y muy descuidado” (loosely translated to a skinny and disorderly person). But after meeting her, she fixed him up and made him chubby, soft and orderly. She tenderly calls him her “Osito” in the interview (little teddy bear), but when the husband hears this, he contemplates the root of the Spanish word “Osito” and defends his sense of manhood by demanding that she call him her “Oso,” (bear) instead.

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High Rise Collapses in Medellin, Colombia at Least 11 Missing

High Rise Collapses in Medellin, Colombia at Least 11 Missing

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At least 11 people are missing in the collapse of a high-rise apartment building in Medellin, the capital of the northwestern Colombian province of Antioquia, officials said Sunday.

Using specially trained dogs and heavy machinery to remove the rubble, authorities are continuing the search for the missing people in the remains of the Space Building, which collapsed on Saturday night.

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1991 Cold Case:  “Baby Hope” Angelica Ramirez’ Alleged Killer is Cousin Says NYPD

A suspect in the murder of a young Hispanic girl in 1991, a case that has intrigued the authorities for more than 20 years, has been arrested, the New York Police Department said.

Conrado Juarez, a cousin of the victim, was arrested on Friday and confessed that he sexually abused and then strangled Angelica Ramirez, who was 4 at the time of her murder, New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said.

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Spain Hosts Largest Beatification Ceremony in History Honoring Faithful Killed in Spanish Civil War

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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Argentine President Fernandez Leaves Hospital, Bed Rest for 30 More Days

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez was released on Sunday from the Fundacion Favolora Hospital in Buenos Aires, where she underwent surgery last week for a cerebrovascular injury, officials said.

The president returned to the official Olivos residence and will continue recuperating under “strict clinical-cardiological, neurosurgical and neurological monitoring” by the doctors treating her, doctors said.

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MondayOctober 14, 2013