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WednesdayOctober 23, 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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Pemex to Lose $7.7 Billion in Refining in 2013

Mexican state oil monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos said it expected to incur some 100 billion pesos ($7.7 billion) in losses in 2013 in its refining unit alone.

“In refining alone, projected losses for 2013 are nearly 100 billion pesos, almost 1 percent of gross domestic product,” CEO Emilio Lozoya said at a business gathering Tuesday in the western city of Guadalajara.

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Blog del Narco: Drug Cartel Businessman Hiding in Plain Sight

Blog del Narco: Drug Cartel Businessman Hiding in Plain Sight

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Expensive Cars, exotic animals, beautiful women and sophisticated weapons are the tastes that abound among members of Mexico’s Drug Cartels. Moreover, they have also served to highlight the narco entrepreneurs in Mexico.

Different individuals and Mexican companies have been investigated by the U.S. Justice Department. They have determined in many cases to take legal action to prevent the money of illicit origin to enter the formal economy in the US.  However in Mexico the display of ill-gotten wealth seems to cause no alarm as the country allows questionable characters to live a life in luxury and exclusive property without being disturbed.

Damaso Lopez Nuñez, is a character who for years has mocked the Sinaloa Cartel and claimed he is a prosperous businessman in speeches. Living a life of extreme excess, it has only been recently discovered the true source of his considerable fortune is nothing less than from the money laundering one of the most wanted men of the world, Joaquin Guzman Loera, “El Chapo Guzman”.


- A federal court based in the state of Virginia, United States, issued the first indictment against alleged Sinaloa drug dealer Damaso Lopez Nunez, better known as “The Bachelor, one of the men closest to Joaquin” El Chapo “Guzman.

According to the American newspaper The Washington Times, a grand jury indicted since November 23, 2012 to charges of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and conspiracy to launder money, which reported profits of over $ 280 million.

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Read more in Spanish at Blog del narco

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Real Madrid Eyes Another Win in Champions League Play

Real Madrid Eyes Another Win in Champions League Play

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Real Madrid has the chance to virtually guarantee itself a berth in the knockout phase of the Champions League when it hosts a struggling Juventus, which has stumbled to two draws in its first two matches of this season’s competition.

Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti, who managed Juventus from 1999 to 2001, will have all of his men at his disposal for Wednesday’s game with the exception of Xabi Alonso, who is expected to return to the squad shortly.

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Spain No Longer in Recession After 2 Year Slump

Spain No Longer in Recession After 2 Year Slump

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Spain climbed out of recession in the third quarter, growing 0.1 percent from the previous three-month period to end a streak of nine consecutive quarters of contraction, the Bank of Spain estimated Wednesday in its latest economic bulletin.

Gross domestic product growth between July and September was the fruit of a more buoyant export sector, which contributed 0.4 percentage points to third-quarter growth, while a decline in domestic demand shaved off 0.3 points.

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Experts Say Toxic Algae Responsible for 233 Turtle Deaths in El Salvador

Experts Say Toxic Algae Responsible for 233 Turtle Deaths in El Salvador

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At least 233 turtles have died along El Salvador’s coast, most of them since last September, after ingesting “toxic algae” at sea, the Environment and Natural Resources Ministry, or MARN, said Tuesday.

Analysis performed by the Marine Toxins Laboratory at the University of El Salvador confirmed that “these turtles turned up dead due to a toxic algae bloom” that was detected at sea last July, MARN Deputy Minister Lina Pohl told a press conference on Tuesday.

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Three Ways Congressional Inaction on Immigration is Hurting Children

Three Ways Congressional Inaction on Immigration is Hurting Children

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Last week, First Focus released a new report, “The Cost of Inaction: Why Children Can’t Wait for Immigration Reform.” The report highlights the particularly vulnerable position children are placed in within our broken immigration system.

“Congress has the opportunity to improve the lives of millions of our nation’s children by passing comprehensive immigration reform that addresses the full range of challenges that kids face.”

First, children are directly affected by enforcement decisions to detain or deport parents.  According to the Applied Research Center cited in the report, an estimated 5,100 children are currently living in foster care due their parents’ detention or deportation. This is the result of a legal system where “judges have limited discretion to consider hardship to minor children when making decisions regarding a parent’s removal or admissibility” and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is required by law to follow mandatory detention policies. These policies mandate the detention of non-citizens convicted of a crime “regardless of the seriousness of the offense or the fact that they have already completed any sentence for the offense.” ICE’s recent policy of “parental interest directive,” begins to tackle this issue but children could be better served with a more comprehensive approach.

Second, the restriction on immigration judges that limits their discretion and ability to use the facts of a case when deciding consequences extends to unaccompanied children. These children “are held to the same standard as adults before immigrant court,” including in deportation proceedings. Unaccompanied children rarely have a child advocate or attorney, and face a legal system described by the Vera Institute of Justice as “complicated and intimidating.”  These lack of protections for children become increasingly problematic as the number of unaccompanied children in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement increases, in due part to increased gang violence in their countries of origin. The number of unaccompanied minors in U.S. custody has increased from 6,855 in 2011 to 13,625 in 2012. This vulnerable population has unique needs that are not being effectively addressed by the current immigration system.

Third, even U.S. Citizen children are harmed when their parents cannot access basic services for fear of deportation. According to a study done by the Migration Policy Institute earlier this year mixed status families can be hit hard by immigration enforcement, “children with unauthorized parents constitute nearly one-third of all children with immigrant parents and about 8 percent of all US children.” All children are affected emotionally by a parent being removed from the household, detained and deported.  In addition, as the child poverty rate in mixed status families is higher, the American children in the household are at particular risk for the financial distress associated with having an undocumented parent detained and possibly deported. If parents are undocumented and cannot provide adequate records of income or identification, they are frequently unable or fearful of applying for the social services their children are eligible for such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

As the report concludes, “Congress has the opportunity to improve the lives of millions of our nation’s children by passing comprehensive immigration reform that addresses the full range of challenges that kids face.”

With the government now open for business, the first thing on its agenda should be immigration reform.  The cost of inaction—for not only children, but families and our economy—is simply too high to ignore.

 

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New York Supreme Court to Rule over “Baby Hope” Case

New York Supreme Court to Rule over “Baby Hope” Case

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The case of Anjelica Castillo, the 4-year-old Latino girl who was murdered in 1991, was sent Tuesday to the New York Supreme Court by Judge Lisa Sokoloff.

She set a date of Nov. 21 for the arraignment of Conrado Juarez, the cousin of the girl dubbed “Baby Hope,” who was arrested in early October and confessed to sexually abusing and killing the youngster, although he later retracted the confession.

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“Hispanic” Preferred Over “Latino,” Says PEW Research Center

“Hispanic” Preferred Over “Latino,” Says PEW Research Center

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While 50 percent of the people of Latin American origin in the United States are indifferent to being identified as “Hispanic” or “Latino,” those who do care prefer Hispanic to Latino by a margin of more than two to one, according to polling data released Tuesday.

The Pew Research Center Pew posed that question to 5,103 U.S. Hispanics in a survey carried out between May 24 and July 28.

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75 Migrants Detained By Mexican Immigration Agents

Immigration agents detained 71 Central American migrants and four others from Ecuador during operations in Nayarit, Jalisco and Queretaro states, officials said Tuesday.

Twelve minors are among the migrants and will be accompanied by children’s services department officials until they are “handed ove to relatives in their nation of origin,” the National Migration Institute, or INM, said in a statement.

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Red Cross: FARC Frees Captured Police Officer

Colombia’s FARC rebels on Tuesday in the northwestern province of Choco released a police officer they had captured four days ago, the International Committee of the Red Cross reported.

The officer, whose identity was not revealed, was captured by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, last Friday and handed over to a Red Cross mission in a rural part of Choco, which borders Panama.

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WednesdayOctober 23, 2013