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SaturdayOctober 26, 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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5 Men, 2 Women Gunned Down in Brazil

Five men and two women were fatally shot inside a residence in Rio de Janeiro’s Realengo neighborhood, Brazilian police said Friday.

The victims, ranging in age from 24 to 37, were found on a terrace of the home, which neighbors described as a drug den.

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Daddy Yankee’s New Album Takes Reggaeton Back to Its Roots

Daddy Yankee’s New Album Takes Reggaeton Back to Its Roots

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Urban artist Daddy Yankee took part in a panel with members of the Grammy community, with whom he shared his experiences in the music industry and offered a glimpse of his return to pure reggaeton with his new disc “El Imperio Nazza: King Daddy Edition.”

The singer said his seventh production, to be launched Oct. 29, will meet his fans’ demands because it will be “the essence of reggaeton,” the style that made his name internationally.

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Puerto Rico Investigates String of Robberies at Public Schools

Puerto Rico Investigates String of Robberies at Public Schools

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Puerto Rico is investigating the suspicious wave of robberies and vandalism in its public schools that began after the government announced its intention to cancel its multimillion-dollar contract with a private company that guards the schools at night.

Education Secretary Rafael Roman and Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla have said that the robberies began before the night watchmen were dismissed.

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Pemex Records $7.1 Billion Loss in 1st 9 Months of 2013

Mexican state-owned oil company Petroleos Mexicanos said Friday it posted a net loss of 92.6 billion pesos ($7.1 billion) in the year’s first nine months, compared with a profit of 31.4 billion pesos ($2.4 billion) in the same period of 2012.

In a conference call with investors, Pemex reported that it registered a net loss of 39.2 billion pesos ($3 billion) in the third quarter alone, a steep drop from the 24.5-billion-peso ($1.9-billion) profit it recorded in July-September 2012.

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Colombia to Strengthen Its Human Capital Training System with $400 Million Loan

Colombia to Strengthen Its Human Capital Training System with $400 Million Loan

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A loan for $400 million from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will help Colombia to improve the quality and relevance of its human resources training system as a basis for boosting the country’s long-term productivity.

The operation is the second extended from an IDB programmatic policy-based credit line directed at helping to create the institutional foundations and technical processes on which Colombia’s future National Qualifications System will be created.

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Joe Biden Meets Leader of Cuba’s Ladies in White

Joe Biden Meets Leader of Cuba’s Ladies in White

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden received Friday the leader of the Cuban dissident group Ladies in White, Berta Soler, to express his support for civil society and human rights on the Caribbean island.

Biden’s office announced the White House meeting with a tweet on his official Twitter account.

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Eva Longoria Reveals She Almost Killed Herself While Filming Stunts

Eva Longoria Reveals She Almost Killed Herself While Filming Stunts

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Actress Eva Longoria said she almost killed herself during the shoot of a short film she directed and starred in.

“I almost killed myself,” she said, recounting the experience of making “Out of the Blue” during an appearance on ABC TV’s “The View.” “I’m oooold… I hurt my back, I hurt my hip.”

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We’ve Seen the Latino Leader. The Latino Leader is Us.

We’ve Seen the Latino Leader. The Latino Leader is Us.

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By Victor Landa, NewsTaco

“Is it important for the U.S. Latino community to have a national leader advancing the concerns of Latinos?”

Three out of four people who were asked that question in a recent Pew Research Hispanic Trends Project poll answered “yes.”

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Uruguay Delivers 1 Million Computers to School Children

Uruguay Delivers 1 Million Computers to School Children

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Uruguay’s Plan Ceibal, which is aimed at providing PCs to every child in the public-school system, reached the 1-million-computer milestone earlier this month, “ensuring fairness in the public’s access to technology,” program chief Miguel Brechner said Friday in an interview with Efe.

President Jose Mujica personally delivered the one-millionth tablet computer in early October to a student at a school in the Montevideo neighborhood of Nuevo Paris.

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Spanish Actress Amparo Soler Leal Dies, Age 80

Spanish Actress Amparo Soler Leal Dies, Age 80

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Actress Amparo Soler Leal has died in Barcelona, the Film Academy said Friday. She was 80.

A spokesperson for the Aisge society told Efe that the actress had been in a fragile state of health for some time.

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Mexico to Sell National Telecom Network to Private Company

Mexico to Sell National Telecom Network to Private Company

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The government plans to auction off the 25,000-kilometer (15,534-mile) telecommunications network owned by the Federal Electricity Commission, or CFE, to a private company, Mexican Communications Undersecretary Jose Ignacio Peralta Sanchez said.

The CFE’s network will be transferred to state-owned Telecomunicaciones de Mexico, or Telecomm, which will auction it off, Peralta said in a statement released by the Communications and Transportation Secretariat.

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Petrobras Workers Call Off Strike in Brazil

Petrobras Workers Call Off Strike in Brazil

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Most Brazilian oil workers have called off the strike they began a week ago to press demands for higher salaries and protest the auction of the deep-water Libra field.

The FUP union, which represents most employees of Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petrobras, said the strike was suspended in the states of Bahia, Minas Gerais, Amazonas, Parana, Santa Catarina and at some installations in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro states.

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Petrobras Workers Call Off Strike in Brazil

Petrobras Workers Call Off Strike in Brazil

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Most Brazilian oil workers have called off the strike they began a week ago to press demands for higher salaries and protest the auction of the deep-water Libra field.

The FUP union, which represents most employees of Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petrobras, said the strike was suspended in the states of Bahia, Minas Gerais, Amazonas, Parana, Santa Catarina and at some installations in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro states.

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Panama Investigating Officers Involved in Death of 2-Year-Old Caught in Crossfire

Panama’s National Police said Thursday that three of its officers are under investigation for a shooting incident that left a 2-year-old boy dead and a teenage girl badly wounded.

“We are waiting for scientific results on the various indicators, such as shell casings and bullets, which will be compared with the (officers’) firearms,” homicide division chief Rafael Santiago told a press conference.

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Gangs Preventing Storm Aid From Reaching Victims in Southern Mexico

Gangs Preventing Storm Aid From Reaching Victims in Southern Mexico

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Gangs are preventing aid from reaching victims of Hurricane Manuel in southern Mexico, with most of the problems in Guerrero state, the Reforma newspaper reported Thursday.

The cities of Coyuca de Catalan, Ajuchitlan del Progreso, Arcelia, Teloloapan and San Miguel Totolapan, all located in the Tierra Caliente region, have been affected.

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SaturdayOctober 26, 2013