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ThursdayNovember 7, 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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Puerto Rico Organization Seeks Support From Hispanics for Statehood

Puerto Rico Organization Seeks Support From Hispanics for Statehood

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Supporters of the idea of Puerto Rico becoming the 51st U.S. state on Wednesday launched a campaign to mobilize Puerto Ricans and the Hispanic population in general.

“Whether it be statehood or independence, we have to change the current system, because colonialism has already demonstrated that it doesn’t work,” Ricky Rossello, the son of one of the most popular governors in the island’s history and the promoter of this initiative, told Efe on Wednesday.

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Colombian President to Send Protest Note to Russia for Airspace Violation

Colombian President to Send Protest Note to Russia for Airspace Violation

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The Colombian government will send a note of protest to Russia after two Russian military aircraft entered the airspace above the Andean nation’s San Andres archipelago in the Caribbean on two occasions last week, President Juan Manuel Santos said.

The president said that after the first incident, a complaint was made to Russia and then, after the second unauthorized overflight, Colombian authorities decided to send a formal note of protest.

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Blog del Narco: Bishop of Apatzigan in Protective Custody After Cartel Threatens

Blog del Narco: Bishop of Apatzigan in Protective Custody After Cartel Threatens

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The Bishop of Apatzingán, Miguel Patino Velazquez, has left the state of Michoacán for security reasons and is currently on a spiritual retreat, confirmed Wednesday the Mexican Episcopal Conference (CEM).

Patino Velázquez, released his pastoral letter on Michoacán, contending that the state of Michoacán is” a failed state” by the violence that prevails there.

Following these reviews, the Federal Police Authority took the Apatzingán Bishop into custody and transported him for his safety. This was only after authorities had received information that the criminal organization of the Knights Templar planned an attempt on his life.

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Rafael Nadal Finishes the Year as No 1

Rafael Nadal Finishes the Year as No 1

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Spain’s Rafael Nadal edged Stanislas Wawrinka 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (8-6) Wednesday to clinch the year-end No. 1 ranking and advance to the semifinals of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals for the fourth time.

Nadal, who routed countryman David Ferrer on Tuesday, needed to win two matches at this year-end event to assure himself of the top ranking for 2013.

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Artists’ Map Shows Where Each Country “Excels”

Artists’ Map Shows Where Each Country “Excels”

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Recently, artists behind DogHouse Diaries shared their map depicting “What Each Country in the World Leads In.” 

Using statistics gathered from official sources such as the UN, the World Bank and Guinness World Records, they tracked down most countries’ superlatives.

Ranging from most rain to most maple syrup, the artists have given an interesting approach to how you may look at a map from now on.

Check out what LatAm leads in below.

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Justin Bieber’s Graffiti Causes Trouble in Brazil

Justin Bieber’s Graffiti Causes Trouble in Brazil

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Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber is the subject of a complaint filed against him with Brazilian authorities for allegedly scrawling graffiti on the wall of an abandoned hotel in Rio de Janeiro, a police spokesman said Wednesday.

Officers were sent to the singer’s hotel to ask him to explain his actions, the police spokesman said.

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$45 Million Worth of Coke, Heroin & Meth Found in Fresh Tomato Shipment from Mexico

$45 Million Worth of Coke, Heroin & Meth Found in Fresh Tomato Shipment from Mexico

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Border agents working the Pharr, Texas border crossing seized $45 million in illegal narcotics found in a shipment of fresh tomatoes coming in from Mexico.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents were working at the busy Pharr-Reynosa International crossing, this past weekend, when a 1995 Freightliner tractor-trailer attempted to cross the border from Mexico into the U.S.  The shipment manifest said fresh toamtoes but agent were suspicious possibly because of the dated mode of transportation.

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Guatemalan Police Seize $1.3 Million in Drug Money

Guatemalan Police Seize $1.3 Million in Drug Money

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Police arrested a man and seized $1.32 million in cash that appears to be laundered drug money, Guatemalan authorities said Wednesday.

Esdras Matulsalen Vasquez Herrera was detained Tuesday in the central province of Chimaltenango after a search of his vehicle led to the discovery of 81 bundles of U.S. currency, the national police said in a statement.

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Puerto Rican Government Earmarks $38 Million for Airport Development

Puerto Rican Government Earmarks $38 Million for Airport Development

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Puerto Rico’s government plans to invest $38 million to develop the island’s airports as part of an effort to create jobs, Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said.

The projects will be funded with $25 million from the private sector and $13 million of federal and Puerto Rican government funds, the governor said in a statement.

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Spanish Intelligence Chief Briefs Lawmakers on U.S. Spying

Spanish Intelligence Chief Briefs Lawmakers on U.S. Spying

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Lawmakers from Spain’s political parties expressed satisfaction Wednesday after intelligence chief Felix Sanz Roldan briefed them on U.S. electronic spying in the Iberian nation.

The National Intelligence Center, or CNI, director spent more than two hours behind closed doors with Parliament’s official secrets committee.

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ThursdayNovember 7, 2013