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WednesdayNovember 6, 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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Fertilizer Plant Explosion Causes Immigration Setback for Hispanic Family

Fertilizer Plant Explosion Causes Immigration Setback for Hispanic Family

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After April’s deadly explosion of a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, the family of Sandra Villalobos has been adrift in the world, having lost her husband in the accident and with him the chance to have her family living together in the United States.

In just a little more time Villalobos would have obtained her Green Card that had already been approved, which would in turn allow her to bring her elder daughter Karen, 11, from Mexico to complete the family.

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1984 Plane Hijacker Living in Cuba Voluntarily Returns to Face Justice

1984 Plane Hijacker Living in Cuba Voluntarily Returns to Face Justice

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A U.S. man accused of hijacking an airplane full of passengers to Cuba in 1984 arrived Wednesday in Miami to turn himself in to authorities, federal prosecutors said.

FBI agents awaited William Potts Jr. at the Miami international airport to arrest him and turn him over to the U.S. judicial system.

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Unemployment Rate in Spain Rises by 87,000

Unemployment Rate in Spain Rises by 87,000

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The number of registered unemployed people in Spain rose in October by 87,028 persons, or 1.8 percent, to more than 4.8 million, according to official figures published Tuesday.

The month closed with 22,138 fewer unemployed people than in October 2012, the first year-to-year decline since May 2007, the Ministry of Employment and Social Security said.

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U.S. Offering Reward for Narco Rafael Caro-Quintero Sprung from Prison by Mexican Courts

Clearly the U.S. is not satisfied or very happy with Mexico’s judicial system that recently released Mexican narco Rafael Caro-Quintero from jail. 

Two branches of Mexico’s judiciary agreed upon the release of Caro-Quintero, 61, on a technicality after he served 28-years of a 40-year sentence for the kidnapping and killing of U.S. agent Enrique Camarena in 1985 on Mexican soil. 

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Sports Journalist Murdered in Mexico

Sports Journalist Murdered in Mexico

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A sports reporter was murdered while traveling with family members on a highway in Sinaloa, a state in northwestern Mexico, police said Tuesday.

Alberto Angulo Gerardo was killed on Monday night, police spokesmen in the city of Angostura told Efe.

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Latino Voters Poised to Again Play Key Role in Elections

Latino Voters Poised to Again Play Key Role in Elections

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One year after the 2012 elections, in which the Latino vote played a pivotal role in the re-election of President Obama, the Republican Party is still attempting to figure out how to attract Latinos and new immigrant voters to the fold. Tomorrow, voters head to the polls to decide several state elections and the gubernatorial races in New Jersey and Virginia, and it looks like how a politician talks about immigration will continue to be a litmus test for Latino and Asian voters—many of whom see immigration as a personal issue. Consequently, the contrast between the Virginia and New Jersey races couldn’t be more telling.

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Colombian Police Arrest 4 FARC Members Linked to Terrorist Attack

Colombian Police Arrest 4 FARC Members Linked to Terrorist Attack

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The Colombian army on Tuesday captured four FARC guerrillas accused of being responsible for a terrorist attack last year on a police station in the city of Tumaco in which 12 people died and more than 70 were wounded.

The four rebels initially belonged to the Black Eagles criminal band and then joined the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, the army said in a communique.

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REPORT:  More Latinos in California Finishing High School but Not Obtaining College Degrees

A new study by ‘Campaign for College Opportunity’ highlights the bad news for the next generation of Latinos in California.  While more California Latinos are getting their high school diploma they are not obtaining a college degree.

Latinos in California are the largest minority representing 38 percent of the state’s population yet they come in dead last among ethnic groups who obtain a college degree. 

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Blog del Narco: Los Zeta Drug Cartels Seized Stallion Sells for $1.7 Million

This week the U.S. government sold a year old horse- Tempting Dash_ for $ 1.7 million. The horse was part of confiscated goods the US has that belong to the to money laundering operation of the Los Zetas cartel. The ranch is in Oklahoma City.

The stallion was seized by the U.S. Marshal’s office in July 2012 during the investigation of a training operation and racing of Quarter Horses that it is believed the organized crime group was laundered money.
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Conservative Icon Phyllis Schlafly Blasts Proposed Immigration Reform

Conservative Icon Phyllis Schlafly Blasts Proposed Immigration Reform

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Conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly has blasted new federal proposals to allow an easier path to citizenship for undocumented aliens.

In an interview with Oklahoma Watchdog, Schlafly said, “I consider it suicide for the country to pass that. The only people who want it are the Chambers of Commerce and the big money people.

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Texas Leads In Number of Residents Eligible for Obamacare Tax Credits

Texas Leads In Number of Residents Eligible for Obamacare Tax Credits

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Texas leads the nation in the number of residents eligible for tax credits to reduce the cost of buying health insurance on the new exchanges, according to an analysis released Tuesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Texas has 2.5 million eligible residents followed by California with 1.9 million and Florida with 1.6 million. Vermont has the fewest number of residents eligible for the tax credits with 27,000.

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Knee Surgery Benches FC Barcelona’s Jonathan Dos Santos for 6 Months

Knee Surgery Benches FC Barcelona’s Jonathan Dos Santos for 6 Months

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FC Barcelona midfielder Jonathan dos Santos will be out of action for six months after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, the club said Tuesday.

Team doctors Joan Carles Monllau and Ricard Pruna performed a procedure to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament the Mexican international suffered Oct. 23 during practice, the Barça medical staff said.

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Campaign HQ of Chilean Presidential Candidate Damaged by Arson

Campaign HQ of Chilean Presidential Candidate Damaged by Arson

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Arson is suspected in a fire that destroyed most of a campaign headquarters of presidential candidate Michelle Bachelet, Chilean authorities said Tuesday.

The fire broke out about 3 a.m. in a building located in the Santiago district of Maipu and destroyed 60 percent of the structure before firefighters managed to extinguish it.

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2 Federal Police Officers Kidnapped in Western Mexico

Two federal law enforcement agents assigned to investigate drug trafficking in the western Mexican state of Michoacan were kidnapped by suspected drug traffickers, state officials said.

Rene Rojas Marquez and Gabriel Quijano Santiago, investigators with the federal Attorney General’s Office, disappeared over the weekend, Michoacan Government Secretary Jaime Mares Camarena said.

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Mexican Authorities Take Over Port Used to Traffic Drugs

Mexican Authorities Take Over Port Used to Traffic Drugs

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Federal authorities have taken control of Lazaro Cardenas, one of Mexico’s largest ports, and the navy will manage the facility, the federal government said.

The port of Lazaro Cardenas, located in the western state of Michoacan, is considered the main entry point for drugs and drug precursors bound for La Familia Michoacana, a cartel that has a strong presence in the area.

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WednesdayNovember 6, 2013