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ThursdayOctober 17, 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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Korea Eximbank Opens $2 Billion Credit Line to Pemex

Korea Eximbank Opens $2 Billion Credit Line to Pemex

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Petroleos Mexicanos has obtained a new source of financing by opening a $2 billion credit line with Korea Eximbank, the Mexican state oil monopoly told Efe Wednesday.

Pemex CEO Emilio Lozoya and Korea Eximbank’s chief executive, Yong Hwan Kim, “signed a memorandum of understanding” to open the credit line, a deal aimed at financing a “range of projects” in the company’s pipeline, the Mexico City-based company said in a statement.

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Disabled Artists in Colombia Receive Assistance by Art Foundation

Disabled Artists in Colombia Receive Assistance by Art Foundation

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Norway, Denmark, Spain, the Dominican Republic and Ecuador are among the countries that have hosted exhibitions of the work of disabled Colombian artists organized by the Arte y Talentos Especiales (Art and Special Talents) project, an innovative effort to help handicapped artists earn a living from their creative work.

“It’s a program that offers them training in the arts, leading to business ventures,” project director Carlos Guerrero told Colombia.inn, a news agency operated by Efe.

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Congressman Says GOP Can’t Pass Immigration Reform Because Obama Will Destroy Them

Congressman Says GOP Can’t Pass Immigration Reform Because Obama Will Destroy Them

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As Congress works toward a final deal that reopens the government and narrowly averts the debt ceiling crisis, President Obama has made clear he intends to redouble efforts on immigration reform. Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-ID), once a key Republican in immigration talks, does not intend on making that easy. Declaring immigration reform is dead, Labrador told the Huffington Post that the House cannot pass any bill, comprehensive or piecemeal, because that would let Obama win again after he came out on top over the debt ceiling.

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Police Investigating Murder of Evangelical Minister in Honduras

Police Investigating Murder of Evangelical Minister in Honduras

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An evangelical minister was gunned down Wednesday by unidentified assailants in the northern Honduran city of San Pedro Sula, police said.

Santos Danilo Vargas was shot several times in front of his house in San Pedro Sula, the second-largest city in Honduras and one of the most violent places in the Central American country, a police spokesman said.

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Blog del Narco: Authorities Destroy 301.5 Tons of Marijuana in Chihuahua

Blog del Narco: Authorities Destroy 301.5 Tons of Marijuana in Chihuahua

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In the fight against narcotics planting and harvesting in Chihuahua State Police One, Army and the Attorney General of the Republic, destroyed more than 301 tons of marijuana. most recently harvested.

The Attorney General of the State emphasized that this was a result of the research work, tactical and strategic planning conducted state intelligence elements that flew over the town of Namiquipa, Chihuahua.

“The operation was carried out after intelligence agents of the State Police One flew over the area and managed to locate map coordinates two marijuana plants on a ranch nestled called Carrucheras”.

“The elements of the Preventive-PEU-Division, in a joint operation with the authorities of the three levels of government, destroyed 301.5 tons of marijuana plants that were found on two plantations in that zone,” the FGE.

In a statement, the prosecutor described as “courageous” action by state agents, federal and military who participated in this operation.

The operation continued Wednesday morning, despite the rising river and the heavy rain,they located drying marijuana plants with the following dimensions:

Both plantations consisted of ‘almost’ 10 thousand square meters, with a density of 10 plants per square meter and an average height of two meters .

“The sum of all the drugs was an estimated 200,000 plants, which were destroyed and burnt, weight to 301.5 tonnes, according to MPF agent who participated in the operation and testified to the facts “said the EGF.
In this context, the prosecution announced that in the last two weeks, hardened combat against the planting and harvesting of marijuana in the state, they have been able to destroy about 437 tons of marijuana in Bocoyna, El Sauz and Namiquipa “.

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Vigilantes Kill 3 Alleged Criminals in Guatemala

Vigilantes Kill 3 Alleged Criminals in Guatemala

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An enraged mob of local residents lynched three alleged criminals whom they accused of attempting to extort a farmer in eastern Guatemala, near the border with El Salvador, authorities said Wednesday.

A spokesman for the National Civil Police told reporters Wednesday that a group of “more than 500” people living in and near the village of El Botadero, located on the outskirts of the city of Jutiapa, “snatched” the trio Tuesday night from police officers who minutes earlier had arrested them.

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Spain’s Placido Domingo Awarded Praemium Imperiale in Japan

Spain’s Placido Domingo Awarded Praemium Imperiale in Japan

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Spanish tenor and conductor Placido Domingo said Wednesday he was “honored” to receive Japan’s highest arts honor, the Praemium Imperiale, from Prince Masahito Hitachi.

“It’s very special because it’s a prize established in Japan for the arts. Taking home a trophy like this is an honor, hugely satisfying and a great source of joy,” he told Efe after receiving the award in a ceremony attended by numerous diplomats at Tokyo’s Meiji Memorial Hall.

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Barack Obama Signs Bill Ending Government Shutdown

Barack Obama Signs Bill Ending Government Shutdown

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U.S. President Barack Obama signed a bill early Thursday that ends a 16-day partial federal government shutdown and raises the nation’s debt ceiling.

The White House confirmed that Obama inked the deal, hammered out by Democratic and Republican leaders in the Senate, just after midnight Wednesday.

The legislation was passed by an overwhelming 81-18 Wednesday evening in the Senate before the House of Representatives approved it by a comfortable margin of 285-144 a few hours later.

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Brazil’s Petrobras Makes Natural Gas Discovery in Argentina

Brazil’s Petrobras Makes Natural Gas Discovery in Argentina

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The Argentine unit of Brazilian oil giant Petrobras said it discovered natural gas in Neuquen, a province in southwestern Argentina.

The gas reserves are in the El Mangrullo area, Petrobras Argentina said.

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Gas Explosion in Central Mexico Kills 5

Gas Explosion in Central Mexico Kills 5

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The death toll from an explosion at a natural gas plant in the central Mexican state of Puebla climbed to five on Wednesday after another body was found among the rubble, authorities said.

Rescue workers found the body and it is being removed from the site of the blast, a spokesperson for the state’s emergency management office told Efe.

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ThursdayOctober 17, 2013