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SundayNovember 24, 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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Colombian Army Kills 10 ELN Guerrillas

Soldiers killed 10 National Liberation Army, or ELN, guerrillas in fighting early Sunday in Fortul, a rural area in the northeastern Colombian border province of Arauca, military spokesmen told Efe.

Two guerrillas were captured and taken to San Antonio Hospital in Tame for treatment of their wounds.

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King Juan Carlos May Be Released from Hospital This Week

King Juan Carlos May Be Released from Hospital This Week

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Spain’s King Juan Carlos, who is recovering from hip surgery, is making progress and the “initial expectations” that he may be released on Monday are being maintained, doctors said.

The king is getting around “with the aid of a walker” inside and outside his room, doctors said Sunday.

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Argentine Tennis Star David Nalbandian Retires Following Nadal Match

Argentine Tennis Star David Nalbandian Retires Following Nadal Match

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Argentina’s David Nalbandian finished his professional tennis career with a loss to Spain’s Rafael Nadal at an exhibition in Buenos Aires.

Nadal, the world No. 1, defeated the 31-year-old Nalbandian, a former world No. 3, 6-3, 6-4 in Saturday’s emotional exhibition.

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Free Tool Helps Spanish Speakers Estimate College Costs

Free Tool Helps Spanish Speakers Estimate College Costs

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Wellesley College has released a new, Spanish-language version of its groundbreaking college cost estimator. My inTuition: Wellesley’s Quick College Cost Estimator asks just six basic financial questions before providing a personalized estimate of an individual’s college costs at Wellesley.

The tool is free and now available en Español online, My inTuition is also available in English.

While Latino students are going to college in record numbers, Wellesley is among the first selective, private colleges in the U.S. to forecast the cost of attendance incorporating financial aid. It is the only school in this category to provide simplified forecasts in either Spanish or English.

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Unemployment Rate Rises to 14.7 Percent in Puerto Rico

Unemployment Rate Rises to 14.7 Percent in Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico’s unemployment rate rose by two-tenths of a percent in October, compared to the previous month, to 14.7 percent, Secretary of Labor and Human Resources Vance Thomas said.

The unemployment rate rose by half a percentage point last month, compared to October 2012, with the number of jobless people on the island rising to 174,000, Thomas said.

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FC Barcelona Stuns Granada Despite Injuries

FC Barcelona Stuns Granada Despite Injuries

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Despite the absence of several injured starters, including super-striker Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona put its depth of talent on display in a 4-0 rout of Granada on Saturday.

The Spanish-league powerhouse came out at Camp Nou determined to show it has plenty of firepower without the Argentine four-time world player of the year, who is expected to out for the rest of 2013 with a hamstring injury.

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General Elections Underway in Honduras

General Elections Underway in Honduras

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Honduras is holding general elections Sunday that will determine whether the two traditional political parties will retain their grip on power or the left will take the presidency.

Eight candidates from nine political parties, including four parties created in the wake of the June 28, 2009, coup that ousted President Mel Zelaya, are vying for the presidency.

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Hunger Strike on National Mall Continues, Aims to Pressure Congress on Immigration Reform

Hunger Strike on National Mall Continues, Aims to Pressure Congress on Immigration Reform

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Today is Day 13 and counting of ‘Fasting for Families’ a nation wide call for immigration reform and citizenship through sacrifice. 

A group of immigration reform advocates are conducting a hunger strike having gone without food or drink (except for water) for nearly two weeks while protesting on the National Mall in Washington D.C.  The group is sponsored by numerous civic, religious and private organizations who are promoting passage of comprehensive immigration reform.

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Less Monarch Butterflies Migrating to Mexico, Arriving Later

Less Monarch Butterflies Migrating to Mexico, Arriving Later

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The monarch butterflies that winter in Mexico’s forests after a journey of 5,000 kilometers (3,100 miles) across Canada and the United States are arriving here later and in smaller numbers this year than in past seasons.

The Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, which is located in the eastern part of Michoacan state and the western part of Mexico state, opened on Friday for the start of the season, but officials are concerned because of the small number of butterflies arriving, with their arrivals delayed by 10 days.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Immigration Stories

INFOGRAPHIC: Immigration Stories

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One graphic designer helps immigrants turn their immigration path into a visual breakdown.  Using an app that is still in development, Margaret Hagan joined the DREAMer Hackathon organized by Fwd.us.

Hagan’s artwork shows that no immigrant’s path to citizenship is the same, nor is the immigration process simple.

Check out Margaret Hagan’s infographics below.

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REPORT: ‘El Chapo’ Guzman and Other Narco Kids Caught Bragging on Social Media

REPORT: ‘El Chapo’ Guzman and Other Narco Kids Caught Bragging on Social Media

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The Twitter and Facebook accounts of individuals presumed to be the children of Sinaloa drug cartel bosses Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman and Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada boast photographs of possessions, including automobiles, firearms and animals, as well as comments about their exploits, Mexican media reports said.

Investigators are trying to confirm the authenticity of the posts, the Mexico City daily El Universal reported, citing Attorney General’s Office representatives.

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Paleontologists Discover America’s Southernmost Dinosaur Fossils in Chile

Paleontologists Discover America’s Southernmost Dinosaur Fossils in Chile

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A group of paleontologists announced the discovery of dinosaur fossil remains in the Chilean region of Magallanes, which makes them the southernmost fossils ever found in the Americas.

“This discovery constitutes a milestone in world paleontology that also opens the way to studying the evolution of flora and fauna between the extreme south of the Americas and the Antarctic,” Marcelo Leppe, a paleobotanist from the Chilean Antarctic Institute, or INACH, said.

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Venezuelan Opposition Leader Capriles Dares President Maduro to Arrest Him

Venezuelan Opposition Leader Capriles Dares President Maduro to Arrest Him

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Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles dared President Nicolas Maduro to imprison him and not his supporters, after confirming that one of them was arrested Friday night under orders of the chief executive, whom he called a coward.

“Come after me because here I am. I’ve told you more than once: You want to put me in jail? Go ahead!,” he said in his challenge to Maduro during a speech in Caracas on a day of street protests against the president.

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SundayNovember 24, 2013