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MondayNovember 11, 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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Immigrant Love Story Torn Apart by $338 Million Lottery Ticket

Pedro Quezada and Ines Sanchez were living the American dream wrapped in Latin love.  The immigrant couple lived together for 10 years, had a child together, built a business together, a grocery story in Passaic, New Jersey, and combined their earnings to live the American dream. 

Then Quezada, a Dominican immigrant and father of five, hit the big time. He became the winner of the fourth largest jackpot in Powerball history last spring.  All of a sudden he forgot his Latin love who claims she is owed half of the $338 Million lottery winnings estimated to be worth $152 million after taxes.

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Foreign Students Continue Flocking to U.S. Colleges, USC #1 Choice

A recent report by the Institute of International Education indicates that foreign students continue to flock to U.S. colleges and universities with University of Southern California (USC) the number one choice.

The “Open Doors Report on International Education Exchange” indicates that last year the number of international students attending U.S. colleges/universities hit a record high to nearly 820,000.  There was an increase of nearly 7 percent of foreign student coming to the U.S. compared to the year before.  The majority of foreign students studying in the U.S. came from China followed by India.  There are 236,000 Chinese nationals currently studying in the U.S.

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Joaquin Hernandez Galicia Former Head of Mexico’s Powerful Oil Workers Union Dead at 91

The former leader of Mexico’s powerful SNTPRM oil workers unions, Joaquin Hernandez Galicia, died Monday in the northeastern city of Tampico, media outlets said. He was 91.

The death of the man known as “La Quina” came around 6 a.m., two weeks after he was hospitalized.

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Singer Thalia Joins March of Dimes Campaign to Help Prevent Premature Births

Mexican singer and actress Thalia joined the initiative of international stars such as Celine Dion, Pink and photographer Anne Geddes to raise awareness about the risks of premature births.

The celebrities are part of the March of Dimes campaign to help improve the health of babies and will join the Nov. 17 observance of the third annual World Prematurity Day, the charitable organization said Monday in a statement.

 

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Blog del Narco- Meet El Chapo’s Four Wives

Blog del Narco- Meet El Chapo’s  Four Wives

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When unable to conquer women the easy way, Sinaloa kingpin El Chapo is said to do it the hard way.

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is known to only have four wives, but his life is full of adventures with many women. Those familiar with this aspect of his personality agree that he can not live without them.

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DR:  No Mass Deportation of Dominican-Born Children of Undocumented Now Stripped of Citizenship

President Danilo Medina said Monday there will be no “mass deportations and the humanity of the immigrant will be respected,” following the verdict of the Dominican Republic’s Constitutional Court denying citizenship to Dominican-born children of undocumented migrants.

Medina, according to an official note, gave that assurance to New York state legislators Adriano Espaillat, of Dominican origin, and Phil Ramos.

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National Strike in Costa Rica Shuts Down Country, Prevents Cruise Ships from Arriving

Thousands of people protested here Monday against the Costa Rican government’s market-oriented economic policies.

“These policies have come to destroy the institutions of social welfare we have in our country, replacing them with poverty and the concentration of wealth in the hands of the few,” Luis Chavarria, leader of the Undeca public employees union, told Efe.

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Mexican Peasant Leader Who Fought for Hurricane Manuel Relief Gunned Down

Mexican Peasant Leader Who Fought for Hurricane Manuel Relief Gunned Down

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Mexican police found a grassroots leader and his wife fatally shot inside their home in the southern state of Guerrero.

Neighbors of Luis Olivares Enriquez and Ana Lilia Gatica called police after hearing shots Sunday morning. The crime took place in Coyuca de Benitez, near the Pacific resort city of Acapulco.

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HS News Salutes the 150,000 Latinos Serving in our Armed Services and the One Million + Veterans

Today, Latino’s everywhere salute Latino veterans.

To express gratitude to our veterans, LULAC collaborated with the American GI Forum and federal agencies to hold the 4th Annual LULAC Veterans Summit in Los Angeles last December. Keynote speakers included John U. Sepulveda, Assistant Secretary, Office of Human Resources and Administration and Steve L. Muro, Acting Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Undocumented Students Urging North Carolina to Offer them In-State Tuition

A group representing undocument immigrant youths in North Carolina renewed its struggle Monday to have those students pay in-state tuition at public universities, by means of an online petition and telephone calls to the state attorney general and education officials.

The NC Dream Team urged everyone in the community to call the offices of Attorney General Roy Cooper and University of North Carolina Board of Governors Chair Peter Hans.

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Christie Now Refuses To Say Whether He Supports A Pathway To Citizenship

Christie Now Refuses To Say Whether He Supports A Pathway To Citizenship

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Fresh off his sweeping re-election victory and with rumors buzzing about a possible 2016 run for the White House, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie wouldn’t call on lawmakers to include a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants in legislation to reform the nation’s immigration system.

“I think nationally, they have to fix a broken system,” Christie told host George Stephanopoulos during an appearance on ABC’s This Week on Sunday, adding that lawmakers in Washington D.C. should “get to the table and come to a consensus.”

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Check out Bruno Mars’ Performance with Pole Dancer at MTV’s EMA 2013 (VIDEO)

Check out Bruno Mars’ Performance with Pole Dancer at MTV’s EMA 2013 (VIDEO)

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Miley Cyrus wasn’t the only performer to get a lot of buzz at last night’s 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards.  Check out Bruno Mars performing his newest single ‘Gorilla’ with a sexy pole-dancer. 

Mars was honored live from the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, for ‘Best Song’ award for “Locked out of Heaven.”

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1st Single “Dos Botellas de Mezcal” from Jenni Rivera’s New Album Launches

1st Single “Dos Botellas de Mezcal” from Jenni Rivera’s New Album Launches

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The Universal Music record label launched Monday the first single from an album of songs Jenni Rivera sang at a concert in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey hours before she died in an airplane crash.

The album entitled “1969-Siempre (Part 1) en Vivo desde Monterrey,” is being presented with the song “Dos Botellas de Mezcal” and includes numbers performed by the singer of Mexican regional music on Dec. 8, 2012, in the Monterrey Arena.

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Death Toll Soars from Super Typhoon Haiyan, 9.7 Million Philippinos Affected

Philippines President Benigno Aquino declared a nationwide state of calamity Monday as the Southeast Asian archipelago struggles to recover from catastrophic Super Typhoon Haiyan.
Aquino made the announcement in a televised address from the devastated eastern city of Tacloban, on the island of Leyte, where the provincial government estimates some 10,000 people may have died.

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MondayNovember 11, 2013