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WednesdayOctober 16, 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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U.S. Saves Mexico’s World Cup Dreams

U.S. Saves Mexico’s World Cup Dreams

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Mexico was on the verge of failing to qualify for next year’s World Cup after losing 2-1 to Costa Rica, but El Tri stayed alive when the United States stunned Panama with two goals in the final minutes.

Costa Rica, which had already booked a spot in Brazil and was superior to Mexico throughout Tuesday night’s match at Estadio Nacional in San Jose, opened the scoring in the 25th minute when Bryan Ruiz controlled the ball with his head in the area before finishing with a powerful left-footed blast.

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Chile Approves Changes to Controversial Electoral System

Chile’s lower house of Congress voted 75-31 on Tuesday to change an electoral system seen as one of the toxic legacies of the 1973-1990 dictatorship of the late Gen. Augusto Pinochet.

The proposal passed the Senate last month.

The current “binominal” electoral formula was laid down in Chile’s 1980 constitution, a document drafted by the far right and imposed on the country by Pinochet.

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Mexican Architect Modernizes the Pyramid House

Mexican Architect Modernizes the Pyramid House

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Mexican architect Juan Carlos Ramos has designed an architectural visualization project as a part of an architectural competition.

This concept home, known as “Pyramid House,” exemplifies clean lines.

Within the one-bedroom home, the architect has also included a library, recording studio, and garage.

Check out some images of the Pyramid House below.

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Group Calls for Investigation into Death of Inmate at Puerto Rican Prison

Group Calls for Investigation into Death of Inmate at Puerto Rican Prison

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A group representing friends and relatives of prison inmates in Puerto Rico on Tuesday demanded an investigation into whether the death of an inmate in the Bayamon prison had anything to do with the attacks by guards on inmates seen in a recently-leaked videotape.

Milagros Rivera Watterson, the spokesperson for the organization, said in a communique that in March the Bayamon 200 prison committed “a terrible attack on inmates, during which it is alleged that one of them died.”

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STUDY: 59% 0f US Hispanics Identify as Catholics

STUDY: 59% 0f US Hispanics Identify as Catholics

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Membership of Hispanics in Church growing, at 38 percent ,Non-Hispanic whites still majority at 54 percent of national Catholic population, Five percent Asian or Pacific Islander

The percentage of multicultural parishes in the U.S is on the increase, according research by the Georgetown University-based Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA).

CARA located parishes that self-identify as serving or are known to serve racial, ethnic, cultural, and/or linguistic groups in the nation to create the first comprehensive listing and mapping of multicultural parishes.

This research was commissioned by the Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishop (USCCB). The study can be found at www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/cultural-diversity/upload/cultural-diversity-cara-report-phase-1.pdf

CARA estimates there are approximately 6,700 multicultural parishes in the United States, many located in the South and West. The Official Catholic Directory lists more than 17,400 parishes in the country. In a second phase of this study, CARA will conduct in-pew surveys of parishioners in a national random sample of these parishes.

CARA’s research on multicultural parishes has found these to be, on average, larger than parishes in general. Multicultural parishes average 1,445 registered households, compared to 1,168 for parishes in general. Overall, about three in ten U.S. parishes (29 percent or 5,000) celebrate at least one Mass a month in a language other than English or Latin.

Nationally, CARA estimates that:

•  Approximately 42.5 million U.S. residents who self-identify as non-Hispanic white are Catholic, which represents 22 percent of people in the nation of this race and ethnicity.
•  Some 29.7 million U.S. residents who self-identify as Hispanic or Latino are estimated to be Catholic, representing about 59 percent of the 50.5 million people of this race and ethnicity in the country.
•  Approximately 3.6 million U.S. residents who self-identify as Asian, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander are estimated to be Catholic, representing about 20 percent of this race and ethnicity in this country.
•  Approximately 2.9 million U.S. residents who self-identify as black, African American, African or Afro-Caribbean are estimated to be Catholic, representing about 8 percent of the 38.9 million people of this race and ethnicity in the U.S.
•  Some 535,500 U.S. residents who self-identify as American Indian or Alaskan Native are estimated to be Catholic, representing about 18 percent of the 2.9 million people of this race and ethnicity in this country

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Arch/dioceses with an estimated 90,000-plus Black/African American/African Catholics include Atlanta,; Brooklyn, New York; Los Angeles and New York.

Arch/dioceses with an estimated 90,000-plus Asian/Pacific Islander Catholics include Brooklyn, Honolulu, Seattle, and six arch/dioceses in California: Los Angeles, Oakland, Orange, Sacramento, San Francisco, and San Jose.

Arch/dioceses with an estimated 90,000-plus Hispanic/Latino Catholics include Allentown, Pennsylvania; Arlington, Virginia; Atlanta; Austin, Texas; Boise, Idaho; Boston; Bridgeport, Connecticut; Brooklyn; Brownsville, Texas; Camden, New Jersey; Charleston, South Carolina; Charlotte, North Carolina; Chicago; Corpus Christi, Texas; Dallas; Denver; El Paso, Texas; Fort Worth, Texas; Fresno, California; Galveston-Houston; Hartford, Connecticut; Joliet, Illinois; Laredo, Texas; Las Cruces, New Mexico; Las Vegas,; Little Rock, Arkansas; Los Angeles; Lubbock, Texas; Metuchen, New Jersey; Miami; Milwaukee; Monterey, California; New York, Newark, New Jersey; Oakland; Oklahoma City; Orange; Orlando, Florida; Palm Beach, Florida; Paterson, New Jersey; Philadelphia, Phoenix; Portland, Oregon; Pueblo, Colorado; Raleigh, North Carolina; Richmond, Virginia; Rockford, Illinois; Rockville Centre, New York; Sacramento; Salt Lake City; San Angelo, Texas; San Antonio; San Bernardino, California; San Diego, San Francisco; San Jose, California; Santa Fe, New Mexico; Santa Rosa, California; Seattle; St. Paul and Minneapolis; St. Petersburg, Florida; Stockton, California; Trenton, New Jersey; Tucson, Arizona; Tyler, Texas; Venice, Florida; Washington; and Yakima, Washington.

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Blog del Narco: Cartel/Police Shootout leads to Fantastic Damage in Jalisco

Blog del Narco: Cartel/Police Shootout leads to Fantastic Damage in Jalisco

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New images circulating on the web show the shootout between a group of cartel members and police in the municipality left three dead. Those killed included the Public Safety supervisor Ruben Landeros Gerardo Roo.

According to reports by the authorities who were present, the shooting began around 6:00 pm yesterday when the city police personnel received a citizen report which warned of gun blasts in the colony The Pipón, on the outskirts of the town.

The officers arrived to the intersection of Pipón and Eve, where they were greeted with bullets by a group of subjects who took shelter in an address from where they continued firing with automatic weapons .Two grenades were detonated and causing shrapnel injuries to some police elements.

The gunfire lasted over three hours and to control the situation it was necessary for elements of the Commissioner of Public Safety of the State to respond with armored units. The attorney general, Luis Carlos Najera Gutierrez de Velasco, moved to the site where he oversaw the area and the care of the wounded.

Near the shooting occurred there is a school of the Center for Science and Technology of Jalisco, where about 300 students had to hide from the gunfire.

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Spain’s Iberia Airline Unveils New Logo

Spain’s Iberia Airline Unveils New Logo

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Iberia, Spain’s largest air transport group, on Tuesday unveiled its new corporate logo, which retains the red and yellow colors of the Spanish flag, as well as the crown.

The crown, however, will now be on the fuselage along with the aircraft’s registration number rather than on the tail.

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What is Supreme Court Saying About Affirmative Action

What is Supreme Court Saying About Affirmative Action

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The nation’s highest court weighed affirmative action once again on Tuesday, this time hearing arguments about whether voters should be allowed to ban consideration of race and other factors in public education and public employment.

In 2006, 58 percent of voters in Michigan approved a ballot measure—known as Proposal 2—to ban the use of race, ethnicity, gender and other factors in college admissions and public employment and contracting.

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Mexico’s Isla Guadalupe Proves to be Ideal Site for Radio Astronomy

Mexico’s Isla Guadalupe Proves to be Ideal Site for Radio Astronomy

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A team of some 30 scientists are preparing to take advantage of the special characteristics of Mexico’s Isla Guadalupe for a vanguard project in radio astronomy.

The Sci-Hi experiment has the potential to make Mexico “a pioneer at the Latin American level in the search for birth of the earliest galaxies in the universe,” the National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics, or INAOE, said in a statement.

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Spanish Writer Clara Sanchez Wins Planeta Prize

Spanish Writer Clara Sanchez Wins Planeta Prize

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Madrid writer Clara Sanchez on Tuesday won the 66th edition of the Planeta Prize, which comes with 601,000 euros ($813,000) in cash, for her novel “El cielo ha vuelto.”

Sanchez had hidden her true identity by using the pen-name Jose Calvino and the fictitious title of her work was “La dama del hechizo,” while the runner-up for the prestigious literary award is scriptwriter and film-maker Angeles Gonzalez Sinde, who also used a pseudonym - Salvador Duran - in writing his novel “El buen hijo.”

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Ex-Wife of Mexican Politician Seeks International Help in Custody Battle

Ex-Wife of Mexican Politician Seeks International Help in Custody Battle

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The French ex-wife of a powerful Mexican politician said she will ask the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to order Mexico to allow her to see her three children.

“No other option is left to me than to turn to the international forums to demand justice and preventive measures that will allow me to see my children,” Maude Versini said in an interview published Tuesday by the daily El Universal.

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WednesdayOctober 16, 2013