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WednesdayNovember 20, 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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Spain Issues Arrest Warrant for Former Chinese President for Alleged Genocide

Spain Issues Arrest Warrant for Former Chinese President for Alleged Genocide

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China reacted with anger Wednesday to the news that Spain’s National Court issued international arrest warrants for retired Chinese President Jiang Zemin and other former officials in connection with alleged genocide in Tibet.

The government in Beijing “expresses its strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to relevant agencies in Spain,” spokesman Hong Lei said during the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s regular daily press briefing.

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Dominican Republic Prosecutors Conclude Papal Nuncio Sexually Abused Boys

Dominican Republic prosecutors investigating former Archbishop and Papal Nuncio Jozef Wesolowski, on allegations of child sexual abuse, have concluded he sexually abused at least five boys under the age of 15.

Last fall, a local news program aired allegations that Wesolowski had paid to have sex with minor boys in the capital city of Santo Domingo.  The investigative report also indicated Wesolowski was a regular vistor to the Zona Colonial area of Santo Domingo where he was seen drinking and paying for sex in open areas of the Zona.

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Lionel Messi Wins Third European Golden Shoe

Lionel Messi Wins Third European Golden Shoe

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FC Barcelona super-striker Lionel Messi on Wednesday picked up his third European Golden Shoe award after finishing as last season’s top scorer in the continent’s major domestic leagues.

Messi was honored for scoring 46 goals in 32 Spanish-league matches in the 2012-13 season, receiving the award from former Barça star and 1989-90 Golden Shoe co-recipient Hristo Stoichkov at a ceremony in Barcelona.

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Washington D.C. to Allow Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

Yesterday, Washington D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray signed a bill into law that allows undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses. 

The new law will go into effect on May 1, 2014, and is expected to benefit 16,000 qualified undocumented immigrants.  The licenses will not be valid for any other purpose except to drive.  The licenses will be marked “not valid for official federal purposes.”

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Puerto Rico Delegate Leads Pro-statehood Rally at U.S. Capitol

Puerto Rico Delegate Leads Pro-statehood Rally at U.S. Capitol

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The same day that Puerto Rico was celebrating the 520th year since its discovery by Cristopher Columbus, San Juan’s non-voting representative in Congress demanded Tuesday outside the U.S. Capitol that the island become the 51st state.

“Five centuries is too long. The time to act is now,” Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi said here Tuesday.

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Guillermo del Toro’s “The Strain” to be TV Series on FX

Guillermo del Toro’s vampire trilogy “The Strain” has been given a 13-episode order from the FX network.

“The Strain” starring Mia Masetro was written by the Mexican director and Chuck Hogan.  The TV series is based on “The Strain” trilogy novels that include “The Strain,” “The Fall” and “The Night Eternal.”

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Mexican City Offers 300,000 Pesos Reward for Tips in Massacre

Mexican City Offers 300,000 Pesos Reward for Tips in Massacre

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The mayor of the Mexican border metropolis of Ciudad Juarez posted a reward of 300,000 pesos ($23,300) for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons behind the slaughter of eight members of a family inside their home.

Juarez authorities will cooperate with the Chihuahua state Attorney General’s Office to solve the case, Enrique Serrano told a press conference.

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STUDY:  Young Latinas Face Higher Risk of Death from Heart Attacks

STUDY:  Young Latinas Face Higher Risk of Death from Heart Attacks

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The American Heart Association has just presented research indicating that young Hispanic women are at a higher risk of death from heart attacks compared to their white male and female counterparts.

The research report, which is part of “Hispanics and Heart Disease” research, was presented at the American Heart Association’s 2013 Scientific Sessions. 

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Arturo Sandoval and Dr. Mario Molina Amongst Medal of Freedom Medal Winners

Arturo Sandoval and Dr. Mario Molina Amongst Medal of Freedom Medal Winners

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Jazz musician Arturo Sandoval and Nobel Prize winner Dr. Mario Molina were amongst the sixteen Presidential Medal of Freedom winners at the White House today.

These Hispanic standouts joined other honorees that included former President Bill Clinton, TV personality Oprah Winfrey, feminist Gloria Steinem, among others. 

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McDonald’s Advice To Underpaid Employees: Sell Your Christmas Presents For Cash

McDonald’s Advice To Underpaid Employees: Sell Your Christmas Presents For Cash

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Tis the season for holiday spirit: Yule logs, egg nog, festive lights and exchanging gifts with loved ones. If you work for McDonald’s, though, be sure to save those receipts.

McDonald’s McResource Line, a dedicated website run by the world’s largest fast-food chain to provide its 1.8 million employees with financial and health-related tips, offers a full page of advice for “Digging Out From Holiday Debt.” Among their helpful holiday tips: “Selling some of your unwanted possessions on eBay or Craigslist could bring in some quick cash.”

Elsewhere on the site, McDonald’s encourages its employees to break apart food when they eat meals, as “breaking food into pieces often results in eating less and still feeling full.” And if they are struggling to stock their shelves with food in the first place, the company offers assistance for workers applying for food stamps.

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Blog del Narco: Torture and Execution of a 10 year Old Boy in Acapulco

Blog del Narco: Torture and Execution of a 10 year Old Boy in Acapulco

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The body of a ten-year-old boy was found yesterday in one of the streets of the colony’s Maria belonging to Xaltianguis.

A peasant found the body identified as 10-year Arroyo Marifer. The young body was half buried and had minor hits in different parts of the body as well as signs that he was tortured and had a bag over his head.

According to family reports, the young boy was reported missing on social networks on Saturday. Coyuca neighbors came out to protest the unfortunate death of this young boy.

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¡Viva!  Mexico Qualifies for 2014 World Cup FINALLY

¡Viva!  Mexico Qualifies for 2014 World Cup FINALLY

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Mexico’s national soccer team secured a berth in the 2014 World Cup by wrapping up a victory over New Zealand Wednesday in inter-regional qualifying action.

After routing the Ziwis 5-1 last week in Mexico City, the Mexicans kept up their scoring onslaught at Westpac Stadium in Wellington to grab a 4-2 away win and a 9-3 victory on aggregate.

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Spain Honors Mexican Writer Elena Poniatowska With Cervantes Prize

Spain Honors Mexican Writer Elena Poniatowska With Cervantes Prize

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Elena Poniatowska was honored Tuesday with the Cervantes Prize, the most important award for works written in Spanish, for her “brilliant” literary career and “exemplary” dedication to journalism, always with a “firm commitment to reflecting current events.”

Poniatowska, born in Paris in 1932 to a Polish-French father and a Mexican mother, is the author of more than 40 books translated into more than 20 languages, from novels and non-fiction to journalistic essays, chidren’s books and short stories. Among her outstanding works are “Massacre in Mexico,” “Here’s to You, Jesusa!” and “The Skin of the Sky.”

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Puerto Rican Company Launches First App That Collects Business Cards

Puerto Rican Company Launches First App That Collects Business Cards

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So-Go Inc. is providing the first-ever app that allows users to create and modify business cards on the run, executives of the Puerto Rico-based company told Efe.

With CardBoard, a business-card creation and sharing application for iPhone and Android, a user can share his or her business card via text message, e-mail, Facebook and Twitter, according to the firm’s Web site.

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Uruguayans Hope to Celebrate World Cup Qualification

Uruguayans Hope to Celebrate World Cup Qualification

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Uruguay’s national team is hoping to have something to celebrate with the fans who needed less than 24 hours to buy up all 55,000 tickets for the second leg of a playoff with Jordan for a spot in the 2014 World Cup.

The South American side is virtually assured of advancing after they clobbered the Jordanians 5-0 in the first leg in Amman.

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Mexican Police Discover 3 Bodies in Shallow Grave

Authorities discovered three badly decomposed bodies in a clandestine grave in the western Mexican municipality of Tecomate de la Noria, the Sinaloa state Attorney General’s Office told Efe.

Though municipal police went to the site in the Sierra de Mazatlan mountains after receiving a report of an armed confrontation, the bodies found Monday had nothing to do with that incident, the AG’s office said.

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WednesdayNovember 20, 2013