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FridayNovember 8, 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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17 Rescued From Brutal “Clinic” in Ecuador

Authorities on Thursday rescued 17 people who had been held at a clandestine clinic where patients were subjected to electroshock and even rape, the Ecuadorian Attorney General’s Office said.

Among the people freed is a minor, who said that he “was tortured with electricity to ‘heal’ his behavior problem,” the AG’s office said on Twitter.

The facility in question is the Union and Hope Clinic in Hacienda Pisuli, north of Quito, the daily El Telegrafo reported.

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Mexico’s Forecasted Growth is Lowered for 2013

Mexico’s Forecasted Growth is Lowered for 2013

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Mexico’s economy will likely expand at a clip of between 0.9 percent and 1.4 percent in 2013, according to the central bank, which had earlier projected GDP growth of between 2 percent and 3 percent.

The latest range given Wednesday by the Banco de Mexico is lower than the growth estimate of 1.7 percent provided by President Enrique Peña Nieto’s administration, which had revised its figures in the wake of two hurricanes in September.

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NYC Launches Nation’s First Legal Services Program for Detained Immigrants

New York City through the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP) is launching the nation’s first program that provides legal services for detained immigrants facing deportation.

The pioneering program is funded through the NYC council and is available for NYC immigrants who cannot afford legal counsel and are facing deportation.  NYC is committing an initial investment of $500,000 for the program which is expected to help nearly 200 immigrants out of 900 detained indigent immigrants in NYC annually.

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NC University Establishes Program to Help Doctors Communicate with Hispanic Patients

NC University Establishes Program to Help Doctors Communicate with Hispanic Patients

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With the aim of helping healthcare professionals and students communicate with Hispanic patients, North Carolina State University on Thursday announced the ProSalud (ProHealth) project.

The initiative is based on the premise that communication between doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals and their patients is essential and that language and cultural barriers prevent many people in the United States from communicating with their medical care providers.

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Eva Longoria Launches Two New TV Shows

Eva Longoria along with her production company, UnbeliEVAble Entertainment, have sold programs to NBC and cable channel Lifetime.

The Mexican-American actress sold NBC a half-hour comedy starring Latino comedian Erik Rivera about his life and times as a standup comedienne.  Lifetime will be getting a soap drama titled ‘Blackout,’ focused on a woman who returns to the small town she grew up in that is plagued by a murder.

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Facebook Sets Goal of Conquering the Hispanic Market

Facebook Sets Goal of Conquering the Hispanic Market

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Facebook has established itself in Miami with an eye toward conquering the Hispanic market with the promise of being a unique spot where business brands can reach the Latino consumer, the group with the biggest growth rate in the United States.

Facebook is not only a social network but also a tool of enormous range for users who have an affinity for Hispanic issues,” Alexander Hohagen, the company’s vice president of sales for Latin America, told Efe.

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Eddie ‘Piolin’ Sotelo to be Inducted into Radio Hall of Fame, First Mexican-American Honored

Eddie ‘Piolin’ Sotelo to be Inducted into Radio Hall of Fame, First Mexican-American Honored

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Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo, radio personality and host of SiriusXM’s ‘El Show de Piolin,’ will be inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame on November 9, 2013, where he will become the first Mexican-American to be honored. 

Jalisco native Sotelo, better known as Piolin, has enjoyed a broadcasting career for over 20 years. On October 18, he launched his show on the SiriusXM network after having his show cancelled on the Univision Radio Network.

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Unemployment Rate Ticks Up to 7.3%, Latino Unemployment Rate Up to 9.1%

The unemployment rate for October rose to 7.3 percent from 7.2 percent from the previous month.  204,000 jobs were added in October with the 16-day federal government shutdown having less of a negative impact than anticipated. 

The Labor Department said there were “no discernible impacts” of the shutdown on the number of job gains. 

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Blog del Narco: Police Dismantle 4 Drug Labs in Durango

Blog del Narco: Police Dismantle 4 Drug Labs in Durango

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The state office of the Attorney General’s Office (PGR), in coordination with the Ministerial Federal Police and Mexican Army, was dismantled four clandestine laboratories in the town of Tamazula.

The labs were designed to process precursor chemicals for the manufacture of methamphetamine; approximately five tons were confiscated.

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Pope Francis Meets with Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla

Pope Francis Meets with Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla

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This morning Pope Francis received Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla in a private audience.

During their twenty-minute visit the Pope and Chinchilla discussed various topics including the defense of life, protection of the environment and social issues. Particular attention was paid to the possibility of working towards a future agreement between the Vatican and Costa Rica to strengthen bilateral relations for the “good and the development of the country.”

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Brazil, China Discuss Bilateral Relations

Brazil, China Discuss Bilateral Relations

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Brazilian Vice President Michel Temer and Chinese counterpart Li Yuanchao met Thursday to review bilateral relations and examine how to bolster economic ties.

During their meeting at the Great Hall of the People, Temer expressed Brazil’s interest in attracting greater Chinese investment.

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Community Militia Founder Arrested in Mexico

Community Militia Founder Arrested in Mexico

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Police in southern Mexico arrested the founder of a community self-defense group on charges of kidnapping and terrorism, the Guerrero state Attorney General’s Office said.

Detained along with Gonzalo Molina Gonzalez was a minor who faces charges for the same incident, state Attorney General Iñaky Blanco said in statement.

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Government Invests $12.6 Million on New Weapons for Guatemalan Police

Government Invests $12.6 Million on New Weapons for Guatemalan Police

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The Guatemalan government will invest some $12.6 million to buy new weapons for the National Civil Police, or PNC, a government minister said Wednesday.

Interior Minister Mauricio Lopez Bonilla said at a press conference that after 10 “failed bidding processes” to buy the weapons for the PNC held between 2005 and 2011, authorities opted to make the acquisition from three different foreign manufacturers via an “exceptional agreement.”

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FridayNovember 8, 2013