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SundayNovember 10, 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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STUDY:  First-Generation Immigrants Less Likely to Commit Crimes

STUDY:  First-Generation Immigrants Less Likely to Commit Crimes

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New research conducted by the University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) disputes the notion that immigrants are more likely to commit crimes.

Alex Piquero, criminology researcher at UT Dallas, says the data does not support the perception that immigrants or foreign-born individuals are more likely to commit serious crimes or become serial criminals. 

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Grenade Attack on Emerald Dealer Kills 3 in Colombia

Grenade Attack on Emerald Dealer Kills 3 in Colombia

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At least three people were killed in an attack on emerald dealer Pedro Nel Rincon, who was wounded by shrapnel from a grenade, Colombian media reported.

The attack occurred on Saturday at the sports complex in Pauna, a city in the central province of Boyaca, where Rincon was hosting the Peasants Festival.

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Miami Herald Correspondent Released from Venezuelan Custody

Miami Herald Correspondent Released from Venezuelan Custody

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The Miami Herald’s Andean bureau chief, Jim Wyss, was released after being arrested in San Cristobal, a city in Venezuela’s Tachira state, and later transferred to the country’s military intelligence headquarters in Caracas.

After being detained for about 48 hours, on Saturday afternoon Wyss was turned over by Venezuelan military intelligence officers to U.S. Embassy officials, who confirmed that he was in good physical shape and showed no signs of having suffered any mistreatment, The Miami Herald reported.

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Argentine President Receives Medical Clearance

Argentine President Receives Medical Clearance

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Argentine President Cristina Fernandez has received “neurological and surgical clearance” from her doctors, but she must undergo a series of tests in the coming week to determine when she can resume working, presidential spokesman Alfredo Scoccimarro said.

Fernandez’s condition has improved and she was cleared medically on Saturday, Scoccimarro said, reading from a prepared statement.

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Seth MacFarlane Develops Animated Comedy for Fox about Immigration & Life Near Mexican Border

Who knew living near the U.S.-Mexico border could be so funny? 

Who knew the Fox Network would air anything that’s less than negative, let alone humorous, about immigration and Mexican immigrants?

Funnyman Seth MacFarlane has not only found humor about border life but apparently there’s enough comedic material to create an entire animated series around it.

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Wave of Turtle Deaths Spreads to Costa Rica

Wave of Turtle Deaths Spreads to Costa Rica

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The wave of green turtle deaths in Central America has spread to Costa Rica, where 44 of the animals were found dead along the Pacific coast.

Green turtle deaths have also been reported in Nicaragua and El Salvador, with scientists suspecting that a toxin released by algae may be responsible.

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Gift from Venezuelan Andes:  Stunning New Daisy Species

Gift from Venezuelan Andes:  Stunning New Daisy Species

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Biologists from the Smithsonian Institution, St. Louis University and Universidad de Los Andes have discovered a stunningly beautiful new species of daisy high up in the Venezuelan Andes. 

The new species given the name ‘Coespeletia palustris’ was found in the marshy areas of the alpine tundra ecosystem found in the Venezuela Andes, known as Paramos. The new species is called “palustris” because of the marshy habitat in which it grows. 

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UC Berkeley Bans Term “Illegal Immigrant” Deeming It Racist

UC Berkeley Bans Term “Illegal Immigrant” Deeming It Racist

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The University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley), following in the footsteps of UCLA, has banned the use of the term “illegal immigrant” deeming it a racist, derogatory term.

The school’s student government in a unanimous vote passed a resolution stating the term is racially charged and dehumanizes people thereby contributing to “punitive and discriminatory actions aimed primarily at immigrants and communities of color.”

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Mexico, 6th Highest In “Digital Natives”

Mexico, 6th Highest In “Digital Natives”

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A recent study by International Telecommunication Union indicates that Mexico is in sixth place among countries with the greatest number of “digital natives” in the world. The countries that preceded Mexico are China, United States, India, Brazil, and Japan.

In reality, what the study actually indicates is the number of people in each country born in the digital era. “Digital native” is a term made popular in 2011 by Marc Prensky, making an allusion to the way in which the population adapts to new technologies.

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Former Beatle Ringo Starr to Perform with His All-Starr Band in Mexico

Former Beatle Ringo Starr to Perform with His All-Starr Band in Mexico

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Ex-Beatle Ringo Starr will return to Mexico with his All-Starr Band to give three concerts in the Mexican capital on Nov. 13, 14 and 19, the National Auditorium said Saturday.

“This is the second time the ex-Beatle, considered by many to be the best rock drummer of all time, presents his show ‘Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band’ at the auditorium on Avenida Reforma,” the company said in a communique.

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Sorolla’s “Buscando Mariscos” Painting Auctioned For $4.8 Million in New York

Sorolla’s “Buscando Mariscos” Painting Auctioned For $4.8 Million in New York

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The painting “Buscando Mariscos” by Spanish painter Joaquin Sorolla was auctioned off at Sotheby’s in New York for $4.8 million, making it the highest priced work by the artist ever sold in the United States.

“Since ‘Buscando Mariscos’ (Looking for Shellfish) arrived at Sotheby’s this summer, we knew it would arouse great interest and today (Friday) we set a new record for a Sorolla painting in the United States,” Polly Sartori, vice president of Sotheby’s, said after the sale.

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Nearly Half of Mexican Homes Lack Titles, Permits

Nearly Half of Mexican Homes Lack Titles, Permits

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About 13 million houses, or 45 percent of the total housing stock in Mexico, lack titles and were built without permits, with many of the dwellings located in high-risk areas, Agrarian, Territorial and Urban Development Secretary Carlos Ramirez Marin said.

The lack of notaries in Mexico is one of the biggest obstacles to recording property titles, a problem that is especially acute among low-income households, Ramirez Marin said.

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Latin American Digital Consumer

INFOGRAPHIC: The Latin American Digital Consumer

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IMS, a media and marketing company who works with businesses seeking to expand into Latin America, recently produced an infographic covering Latin American digital consumers.

The infographic stresses that Latin America is a region of opportunity whose inhabitants are tech savvy and highly engaged.

Comparing digital consumers from the United States and Latin America, IMS has noted some key differences between the two.  Particularly, in the age of users as well as where time is spent online.

Check out the Latin American digital consumers infographic below.

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Peruvian Archaeologists Uncover New Finds at Caral

Peruvian Archaeologists Uncover New Finds at Caral

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The city of Caral, considered the oldest in the Americas, celebrates the 19th anniversary of its discovery in Peru with new finds among its urban remains, even as studies continue to indicate that climate change ended this civilization that existed more than 5,000 years ago.

Located in a desert region north of Lima between the valley of the Supe River and the country’s coastline, the archaeological site was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2009.

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Argentine Doctors Give Cristina Fernandez the Green Light to Return to Work

Argentine Doctors Give Cristina Fernandez the Green Light to Return to Work

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Argentine President Cristina Fernandez has been cleared to return to work a month after undergoing surgery for a cerebrovascular injury, officials said Saturday.

Due to the “satisfactory results” from tests conducted Friday, Fernandez was given the medical clearance, presidential spokesman Alfredo Scoccimarro said, citing the medical report from the hospital where she underwent the surgery.

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Paco de Lucia Brings Flamenco to Brazil

Paco de Lucia Brings Flamenco to Brazil

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One of the best guitarists of all time, the Spaniard Paco de Lucia, returned to Brazil after being away for 16 years and in Rio de Janeiro gave a two-hour recital of his own particular brand of fusion flamenco, with the song “Entre Dos Aguas” as the climax of the night.

Elegant and refined, he appeared Friday evening with a shy smile on his face and greeted the crowd politely. Onstage, just he and his guitar. The applause was unanimous and he didn’t have to strum a note to convince the audience, who already knew that if it was Paco, it was bound to be good.

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Puerto Rican Cattlemen Applaud Suspension of Price Cut on Milk

Puerto Rican cattlemen hailed the suspension, ordered by a federal judge, of the accord reached between the local government and milk processors that these companies could pay producers less for their milk and thus increase their own profit margins.

The president of the Puerto Rico Association of Stockbreeders, Juan Carlos Rivera, told Efe Saturday that he felt satisfied at the decision by Judge Daniel Dominguez to suspend a ruling that meant processors would pay cattle ranchers 14 cents less per liter of milk.

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SundayNovember 10, 2013