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MondayOctober 21, 2013

Latino Daily News: Bringing You the Latest Hispanic Current Events and News Stories 24/7

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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Josselyn Garciglia Bañuelos Wins 2013 Nuestra Belleza Mexico Pageant

Josselyn Garciglia Bañuelos Wins 2013 Nuestra Belleza Mexico Pageant

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Josselyn Garciglia Bañuelos, who represented Baja California Sur state, won the 2013 Nuestra Belleza Mexico pageant over the weekend in Toluca, a city in Mexico state, the Televisa network said.

The 22-year-old Garciglia Bañuelos has a degree in nutrition.

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Exiled Cuban Priest Known as the “Immigrants’ Pastor” Dies in Miami

Exiled Cuban Priest Known as the “Immigrants’ Pastor” Dies in Miami

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Monsignor Emilio Vallina, a defender of immigrants and Cuban exiles, died in Miami after a prolonged illness, the Web site Cafe Fuerte reported Monday. He was 87.

Vallina “was a true saint, a man given over to God and in the service of the best causes of this community. The Cuban exile community has lost one of its most virtuous figures,” attorney Rafael Peñalver said on the website.

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Armed Anti-Violence Activist Among 4 Killed in Puerto Rico

Armed Anti-Violence Activist Among 4 Killed in Puerto Rico

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The Puerto Rico Police Department on Monday is investigating a quadruple murder in Piñones, a tourist locale near San Juan where just a week ago four other people were slain.

The PRPD said that among the dead is Carlos Javier Verdejo, 38, one of the organizers of “Pedaleando por la Paz,” an initiative organized to call for an end to violence in Piñones and in the adjacent San Juan suburb of Loiza.

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PEW STUDY: Native-Born Americans More Likely To Commit Crimes Than Immigrants, Study Finds

PEW STUDY: Native-Born Americans More Likely To Commit Crimes Than Immigrants, Study Finds

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A Pew Research Center report released last week found that second generation immigrants have “striking similarities” to their native-born, non-Hispanic white counterparts when it comes to committing crime. In fact, when it comes to crime rates, second-generation offenders are merely “catching up” to the native-born population.

Biance E. Bersani conducted the study using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997, and found that criminality peaks at the age of 16 for 25 percent of the native-born population and a little less than 25 percent for second-generation immigrants. Meanwhile, 17 percent of 16 year old first-generation immigrants committed crime. Overall, first-generation immigrants commit crime at a lower rate than second-generation and native-born, non-Hispanic whites.

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Bersani’s study helps to dispel previous theories that some second-generation immigrants exhibit criminal behavior solely because they live in “two colliding worlds”– they purportedly act out because they are caught between conflicting family and social expectations. Rather, the study shows that second-generation immigrants are subjected to the same influences as their native born counterparts through both positive and negative ways– such as higher incomes and home ownership in the former case and susceptibility to peer pressure in the latter instance.
She also finds that, “having peers in a gang increased the probability that an individual had been arrested in the previous year by 23% for second-generation immigrants and 25% for native-born non-Hispanic whites.

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Environmental Group Says Thousands of Dolphins Slaughtered in Peru

Environmental Group Says Thousands of Dolphins Slaughtered in Peru

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Fishermen may be slaughtering up to 15,000 dolphins annually in Peru’s waters, using the marine mammals’ fat and meat as bait for sharks, whose fins are prized in Asia, the Mundo Azul environmental group said.

“Between 5,000 and 15,000 (dolphins are killed for bait) ... We have to add to them about 1,000 or 2,000 dolphins that are used for illegal meat consumption. The same fleet that uses them as bait also supplies the illegal (meat) market,” Mundo Azul executive director Stefan Austermuhle told Efe.

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4 Killed at Popular Puerto Rico Tourist Spot

The Puerto Rico Police Department on Monday is investigating a quadruple murder in Piñones, a tourist locale near San Juan where just a week ago four other people were slain.

The PRPD said that among the dead is Carlos Javier Verdejo, 38, one of the organizers of “Pedaleando por la Paz,” an initiative organized to call for an end to violence in Piñones and in the adjacent San Juan suburb of Loiza.

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Blog del Narco: Creepy Discovery- a Disembodied Hand Discovered (PICTURE WARNING)

Blog del Narco: Creepy Discovery- a Disembodied Hand Discovered (PICTURE WARNING)

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A terrifying situation occurred when were some people in the Colonia Libertad part of town found a right forearm wrapped in a black plastic bag . They were simply organizing some garbage cans in the street.

The macabre experience happened around 10:40 am on Sunday on Pueblita Street, opposite the 320 number.  People immediately requested the presence of local police. A prosecutor (MP) and expert criminologists came to review the human limb and stated that befits a man of about 35-40 years of age and light brown skin.

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This Past Weekend Hundreds of Events are Hosted by Evangelicals Praying for Immigration Reform

This Past Weekend Hundreds of Events are Hosted by Evangelicals Praying for Immigration Reform

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With immigration reform on deck for Congress, evangelical Christians across the country hosted nearly 400 events across 40 states to pray for immigrants, for Congress and for broad, bipartisan support for the legislation.

Events billed as “Pray4Reform: Gathered Together in Jesus’ Name” were a continuation of the evangelical Pray for Reform campaign, through which more than 187,000 people have signed up as prayer partners.

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GUATEMALA: Cable TV Director’s Bodyguard Shot, Killed

GUATEMALA: Cable TV Director’s Bodyguard Shot, Killed

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Unknown killers shot to death one of the bodyguards of Karina Rottman, the head of Guatemala’s VEA Canal cable TV channel, which broadcasts news analysis and criticism shows, the channel said Sunday.

Rottman said that her bodyguard, identified as Viltor Garcia, was shot on Saturday night when near his home in an exclusive neighborhood on the eastern periphery of the capital.

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Nadal Prepares to Take on Novak for No. 1 Rank

Nadal Prepares to Take on Novak for No. 1 Rank

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Spain’s Rafael Nadal and Serbia’s Novak Djokovic are gearing up for the Paris Masters, where they will resume their battle for the No. 1 ranking in men’s tennis.

Nadal announced Friday on Twitter that he would not be competing in this week’s Swiss Indoors event in Basel, citing the need to rest after a demanding season.

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Goya Expanding Beyond the Hispanic Market

Authenticity drives loyalty, and therefore Goya foods is an interesting example for marketers as to how important it is to cater to various ethnic groups in the most genuine manner possible.  “To us, its important to make the connection through a product that maybe we’re not going to sell truckloads of but we’re going to have the product on the shelf so when a consumer goes in they can say, ‘Wow, I can relate to Goya because it’s authentic, this product makes me feel like I’m at home,’ states Peter Unanue, Goya’s Executive Vice President in Charge of Distribution.

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Peasant Rights Activist Murdered in Guerrero, Mexico

Peasant Rights Activist Murdered in Guerrero, Mexico

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A community activist was murdered over the weekend in Mexcaltepec, a town in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, media reports said.

Rocio Mesino Mesino was killed by gunmen on Saturday in the remote community.

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COLOMBIA: Toddler Dies After Falling into Sewer in Bogota

COLOMBIA: Toddler Dies After Falling into Sewer in Bogota

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A 2-year-old girl died on the weekend when she fell into a sewer in downtown Bogota, authorities said.

Carolina Sanchez, with the Bogota Fire Department, said that Michel Dayana Barrera was looking at some birds with her mother on Saturday when the fatal accident occurred on the central Bolivar Plaza, around which are located the Colombian Congress, the presidential residence, the executive branch headquarters, the Bogota City Hall and assorted judicial buildings.

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Over 20,000 Come Out for Annual “Zombie Walk” in Chile

Over 20,000 Come Out for Annual “Zombie Walk” in Chile

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Some 20,000 people dressed as zombies, according to Chilean police estimates, took to the streets of Santiago for the 6th “Zombie Walk.”

The “living dead” made their way down a two-kilometer (1.24-mile) stretch Saturday of Bernardo O’Higgins avenue, the main thoroughfare in the capital, completing their walk at a park, where a concert was held.

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INTERVIEW: Mexican President Peña Nieto Against Legalization of Drugs

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said in an interview with EFE that, although his position is against legalization, his administration is “very open” to a debate at the hemispheric level on the consumption and trafficking of illegal drugs.

Peña Nieto, who took office last December, also said that he had decided not to give up in the fight against violence in Mexico and to seal political pacts with the opposition that will facilitate governability and growth.

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MondayOctober 21, 2013