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SundayOctober 27, 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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Argentines Take to the Polls for Legislative Elections

Argentines Take to the Polls for Legislative Elections

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Argentines are heading to the polls Sunday for legislative elections, with half the seats in the Chamber of Deputies and one-third of the seats in the Senate up for grabs.

The polls opened at 8:00 a.m. and are scheduled to close at 6:00 p.m.

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Thousands Protest Release of ETA Terrorist in Spain

Thousands Protest Release of ETA Terrorist in Spain

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Thousands of people took part in a demonstration organized by the Association of Victims of Terrorism on Sunday in Spain’s capital to protest a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights, or ECHR, that resulted in the release from prison last week of a terrorist.

The ECHR ruling could potentially lead to the release of more than 50 members of the Basque terrorist group ETA from prison.

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Spanish Scientist Contributes to NASA Lightning Experiment

Spanish Scientist Contributes to NASA Lightning Experiment

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A Spanish scientist is working on a NASA project on lightning that is examining the energy released by the natural phenomena.

David Guzman Garcia, who earned a doctorate at Spain’s Universidad de Alcala de Henares, was one of the engineers who helped design the “Firestation” experiment, a package of sensors now aboard the International Space Station, or ISS.

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Alejandro Fernandez Shines In Front of 10,000 Fans in Mexico

Alejandro Fernandez Shines In Front of 10,000 Fans in Mexico

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Singer Alejandro Fernandez performed songs from his most recent album, “Confidencias,” for about 10,000 fans at Mexico City’s National Auditorium.

The 42-year-old Mexican singer promised fans at the start of Saturday’s concert that he would give them his “soul, heart and life” after not performing at the venue for a long time.

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Southern Peru Hit by Mudslide, 3 Dead

Three workers were killed by a mudslide on a hill in the southern Peruvian region of Cuzco this weekend, the official Andina news agency reported.

The mudslide occurred on Friday, but officials did not learn about it until later in the weekend due to the remoteness of the site along the Paucartambo-Pilcopata highway where the disaster happened.

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7 Inmates Die at Prison Brawl in Mexico

Seven inmates died and two others were wounded in a fight at a prison in Tamaulipas, a state in northeastern Mexico, officials said.

The fight broke out at the prison in Altamira around 6:00 a.m. Saturday, the Tamaulipas Public Safety Secretariat and the Attorney General’s Office said.

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Mexico Reopens Acapulco Bridge Destroyed by Tropical Storm

Mexico Reopens Acapulco Bridge Destroyed by Tropical Storm

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Papagayo Bridge, located on the federal highway that connects the cities of Chilpancingo and Acapulco in Guerrero state, was reopened Saturday after being destroyed by the torrential rains of Tropical Storm Manuel.

Communications and Transportation Secretary Gerardo Ruiz Esparza and Guerrero’s Gov. Angel Aguirre inaugurated Saturday this bridge that was rebuilt in five weeks and which stands on the stretch of highway between Tierra Colorada and Acapulco.

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Rio’s Port Area to See a Revitalization Ahead of 2016 Olympic Games

Rio’s Port Area to See a Revitalization Ahead of 2016 Olympic Games

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The port area of Rio de Janeiro, which currently has a Human Development Index worse than that of Sub-Saharan Africa, will be completely revitalized by 2016, when the city will host the Olympic Games, thanks to a $1.8 billion project that has the Port of Barcelona as its model.

That was what the director of the company awarded the contract to renovate and manage that area, Jose Renato Ponte, told reporters after a visit to the works in progress.

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Puerto Rico doctors Ask Obama to Decontaminate Islands Used by the Military

Puerto Rico doctors Ask Obama to Decontaminate Islands Used by the Military

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The Puerto Rico College of Physicans and Surgeons sent a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama asking him to launch by executive order the decontamination of Vieques and Culebra, islands used for decades as a testing ground by the U.S. Army, and provide adequate treatment for those harmed by the pollution.

This will “be the best substantiation of your many times expressed concern for the wellbeing of all the Latino people living in the United States,” Eduardo Ibarra, head of that institution, says in the letter.

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Brazilian Indians Begin to Suffer From “White People” Illnesses

Brazilian Indians Begin to Suffer From “White People” Illnesses

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Indians of the Brazilian Amazon no longer suffer much from malaria, which is relatively under control in the world’s largest tropical forest, but now they are contracting illnesses common in the big cities of the “whites,” such as hypertension and dyslipidemia, an abnormal amount of cholesterol and/or fat in the blood.

Such were the results of a Federal University of Sao Paulo study of Indians from the Khisedje ethnicity who live in Xingu Indigenous Park, an enormous complex of environmental reserves and indigenous reservations deep in the Amazon region, far from any big cities.

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Brazil Receives $10 Billion Investment From World’s Largest Electric Utility

Brazil Receives $10 Billion Investment From World’s Largest Electric Utility

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China’s third-largest company and the world’s biggest electric utility, state-owned State Grid Corporation of China, plans to invest $10 billion in Brazil through 2015, Brazilian media reported Saturday.

The president of State Grid’s Brazilian subsidiary, Cai Hongxian, announced that “aggressive target” in an interview with Brazilian state news agency Agencia Estado, saying the company was focused on the return in believes it will receive on its investment in various projects.

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800,000 Visitors Partake in International Book Fair in Mexico

800,000 Visitors Partake in International Book Fair in Mexico

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Some 800,000 people visited the 13th annual International Book Fair in the Mexican capital and enjoyed the activities organized by publishing houses in which some 200 writers took part, the capital’s government said Saturday.

The Federal District Culture Secretariat said in a press release that the International Book Fair came to a “successful” close after 10 days of cultural events.

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Petrobras to Finish Refinery Alone After Talks Between Brazil, Venezuela Fail

Petrobras to Finish Refinery Alone After Talks Between Brazil, Venezuela Fail

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Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petrobras has confirmed that long-running negotiations to bring Venezuela on board as a joint-venture partner in the Abreu e Lima refinery have failed and that it will finish the project on its own.

Petrobras said Friday in a regulatory filing that it had incorporated the company created to manage the refinery into its corporate structure after the talks with Venezuelan state-owned oil company PDVSA broke down.

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SundayOctober 27, 2013