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SundayOctober 20, 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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Ibero-American Summit to Become Biennial Meeting

Ibero-American Summit to Become Biennial Meeting

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The Ibero-American heads of state and government gave the go-ahead to reforming their until-now annual summits, which starting in 2014 will be held every two years, and the restructuring of their coordinating committee, the Ibero-American General Secretariat, or SEGIB.

The changes are set forth in three documents: the Declaration of Panama, the Plan of Action, and the Resolution on Reforming the Ibero-American Conference.

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Spanish PM Says Country Emerging from Economic Crisis “Healthier and Stronger”

Spanish PM Says Country Emerging from Economic Crisis “Healthier and Stronger”

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Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy told the heads of state and government gathered here at the 23rd Ibero-American Summit that the Iberian nation “is now emerging from its crisis with a healthier and stronger economy,” crediting Latin America with playing a very important role in that recovery.

Rajoy said Saturday at the first working session of the summit that all the anti-crisis measures that have been adopted were yielding positive results.

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Chilean Rock Band La Ley Plans Comeback After 8 Years

Chilean Rock Band La Ley Plans Comeback After 8 Years

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The Chilean rock band La Ley is making a comeback after eight years out of the spotlight with a concert at the next Viña del Mar Festival and a tour of Latin America.

Organizers of the Viña del Mar Festival confirmed the participation of the group led by singer Beto Cuevas in the 2014 edition of the contest, while the daily La Tercera on Saturday announced the band’s upcoming tour around the continent, citing sources close to the musicians.

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Five Killed in Plane Crash in Pantanal, Brazil

Five Killed in Plane Crash in Pantanal, Brazil

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A small plane crashed in Brazil’s Mato Grosso do Sul state, killing the five people aboard, the air force said Sunday.

The accident occurred Saturday in the Pantanal, an enormous wetland area shared by Brazil, Bolivia and Argentina.

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Uruguay Receives $18 Million Loan to Finance National Health System

The Inter-American Development Bank approved a conditional line of credit for Uruguay for up to $18 million to finance the E-Government Program Management Program in the Health Sector as well as the credit line’s first loan for $6 million.

The program will provide long-term benefits to beneficiaries in the country’s National Health System through electronic health records and other actions that will improve the ability to monitor and manage services and move towards a health care model focused on prevention.

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BLOG DEL NARCO: Clown Kills Narco Boss Francisco Arellano in Cabo at Children’s Party

The former leader of the Tijuana drug cartel was murdered this weekend during a family party in Los Cabos, a resort city in the northwestern Mexican state of Baja California Sur, state officials said.

Francisco Rafael Arellano Felix was gunned down Friday night, special state prosecutor Isai Arias said.

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LatAm’s “Cloud” to Grow 31 Percent by 2017

LatAm’s “Cloud” to Grow 31 Percent by 2017

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IP traffic and data storing in the global server known as “the cloud” will grow 31 percent in Latin America between now and 2017, while surging from 77 exabytes in 2012 to 298 exabytes (each equivalent to 500,000 hours on DVD), according to the technology company Cisco.

In its third Global Cloud Index, released this week, the multinational said the increase has been forecast due to improvements in Latin American data centers, ever more virtualized and more efficient in processing access, uploads and downloads by users of such platforms as YouTube, Skydrive and Google Drive.

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Cristiano Ronaldo, Angel di Maria Guide Real Madrid to Victory

Cristiano Ronaldo, Angel di Maria Guide Real Madrid to Victory

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Real Madrid defeated Malaga 2-0 Saturday in its best performance of this year’s Spanish-league season, getting second-half goals from Angel di Maria and Cristiano Ronaldo.

With an attack centered on the trio of Di Maria, Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata, the Blancos heaped plenty of pressure on Malaga in the first half at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium but it did not translate into goals.

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“Dog Whisperer” Cesar Millan Receives Keys to the City in Bogota

“Dog Whisperer” Cesar Millan Receives Keys to the City in Bogota

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Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro presented the keys to the city to the Mexican Cesar Millan, known as the “Dog Whisperer,” for his defense of animales around the world.

Petro received Millan on Friday and discussed the Mexican’s work, a meeting at which the mayor had at his side his mascot, a female called Bacata, the mayor’s office said.

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Commuter Train Crash Injures 80 in Argentina

Commuter Train Crash Injures 80 in Argentina

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At least 80 people were injured early Saturday, five of them with broken bones, when a commuter train crashed through a barrier at one of the Argentine capital’s busiest stations, authorities said.

No one has been reported dead thus far, Security Secretary Sergio Berni said, adding that 36 people have been hospitalized.

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Animal Rights Activists Rescue 178 Dogs From Pharmaceutical Lab in Brazil

Animal Rights Activists Rescue 178 Dogs From Pharmaceutical Lab in Brazil

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A group of 100 animal-rights activists made off with 178 dogs that were being used in laboratory experiments at the Instituto Royal in the city of Sao Roque, some 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Sao Paulo, various sources said.

A number of social movements and animal-defense groups posted videos on the Internet of the action taken to “free” the beagles at around 2:00 a.m. Friday.

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LatAm Leaders Wrap Up Ibero-American Summit

LatAm Leaders Wrap Up Ibero-American Summit

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The 23rd Ibero-American Summit will conclude here on Saturday, an event marked by the notable absence of more than half of the Latin American presidents and of Spain’s head of state, King Juan Carlos, who is recovering from a hip operation.

Held under the theme “The Ibero-American Community in the New Global Context,” the event kicked off Friday night in Panama City with a tribute to Enrique Iglesias, who is stepping down as head of the Ibero-American Secretariat.

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Carlos Beltran Leads St. Louis Cardinals to the World Series

Carlos Beltran Leads St. Louis Cardinals to the World Series

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Puerto Rican slugger Carlos Beltran drove in two runs and starting pitcher Michael Wacha worked seven solid innings as the St. Louis Cardinals routed the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-0 in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series to book their fourth World Series berth in the last 10 years.

Beltran kicked off the scoring Friday night at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, delivering a single off Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw in the bottom of the third that scored Matt Carpenter.

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Harvard Hosts Center for Study of Spanish in the U.S.

Harvard Hosts Center for Study of Spanish in the U.S.

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Spain’s Instituto Cervantes and Harvard University presented Friday a center for the study of the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures in the United States.

The Instituto Cervantes Observatory of the Spanish Language and Hispanic Cultures, which started up in July but was officially launched Friday with a public inauguration ceremony, aims to set international standards for the analysis of Spanish and all things Hispanic in the most powerful country on the planet.

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Many Latin American Leaders Noticeably Absent from Ibero-American Summit

Many Latin American Leaders Noticeably Absent from Ibero-American Summit

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The 23rd Ibero-American Summit began Friday with the aim of adapting the summit mechanism to a new global context amid the notable absence of nearly a dozen heads of state.

Missing from the conference in Panama are nine presidents and Spain’s King Juan Carlos, who has been at every summit since the first one, in 1991, but was unable to attend this time because he is recovering from a hip operation.

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SundayOctober 20, 2013