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ThursdayDecember 5, 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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‘El Papa Francisco’ Most Searched Internet Topic in Spanish

Yahoo has release it most searched topics in Spanish on the heels of its English list which saw Miley Cyrus as the most search internet persona.

Pope Francis, the first Latin American pope, known in Spanish as ‘El Papa Francisco’ came in as the most searched term/persona in Spanish.  Other top searched topics in Spanish were the Boston marathon bombing (Bombas en la línea de meta del maratón de Boston) and the death of Venezuela’s former President Hugo Chavez (La muerte de Hugo Chavez y el primer año de la era post Chávez).  NSA leaker Edward Snowden, Ariel Castro, the Cleveland kidnapper, referred to in Spanish as “El monstruo de Cleveland’” and the royal baby were other personages that made the list of most searched terms in Spanish.

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Catholic Bishops: What is Happening to Latino Immigrant Families ‘Offense Against God’

A group of Catholic bishops that work on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border are urging care and attention to Latino immigrant families that are facing unprecedented threats. Threats from violence to human trafficking by drug cartel to deportation.

The 13 bishops drafted a letter in which they urge Catholics to help those that are suffering ‘in our neighborhoods’ and to protect the rights of immigrants. The letter highlighted the threats priests in these borders regions see the immigrants face.

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Brazilian Indians Protest Changes to Demarcation Policy

Brazilian Indians Protest Changes to Demarcation Policy

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Some 1,000 members of various indigenous groups gathered Wednesday along a downtown avenue in Brasilia to protest a Brazilian government initiative to change the rules for demarcating new reservations.

The demonstrators marched down the Esplanade of the Ministries, where all the buildings of the executive, legislative and judicial branches are located, and they became involved in several incidents in front of the presidential palace.

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Remembering the Legacy of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela, crusader against racism and South Africa’s first freely elected president, died Thursday of complications from a recurring lung infection. He was 95.

“Our nation has lost its greatest son,” President Jacob Zuma told South Africans in a nationally broadcast address.

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Armed Men Rob 100 Immigrants Aboard “La Bestia” Train in Mexico

Armed Men Rob 100 Immigrants Aboard “La Bestia” Train in Mexico

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At least 100 migrants were robbed by armed men aboard “La Bestia,” or “The Beast,” the freight train Central American migrants headed for the United States often ride on their journey across Mexico, human rights activists said.

The incident occurred around 2:00 a.m. Monday in Chahuite, a town in Oaxaca state near the border with Chiapas state.

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6,900 Acres of Forest Destroyed by Fires in Chile

6,900 Acres of Forest Destroyed by Fires in Chile

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Two fires have destroyed about 2,800 hectares (6,900 acres) of forest in Melipilla, 60 kilometers (37 miles) southwest of Santiago, and putting them out is being made difficult by strong winds and high temperatures, Chilean authorities said Wednesday.

For the moment, authorities are not ordering any new evacuations from the zone after on Tuesday about 10 homes and a school had to be vacated, the regional director of the Onemi emergency management agency, Miguel Muñoz, told Cooperativa radio.

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Blog del Narco: More Than 2000 Troops Moved into Michoacán To Restore Peace

Blog del Narco: More Than 2000 Troops Moved into Michoacán To Restore Peace

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The National Safety Commission (CNS) informed the House that the Federal Police has moved into Michoacán more than 2000 Troops. Their goal is to give greater coverage to municipalities with security problems and help restore peace and order in the state. The operational strategy depends largely on agreements generated by the security cabinet, so close coordination with the secretariats of Defense and the Navy is maintained, as well as other authorities of the three levels of government.

Reports show that between December 2012 to October 2013 the strategy returned the following results: 302,000 people were arrested for various offenses, including possession of drugs, firearms and explosives and theft. 94 guns and 707 pounds of marijuana were seized. 72 Plantations were also destroyed 72 and 12 laboratories were dismantled; 133,000 liters of gasoline and fuel oil and 648 vehicles were seized, while 885 others were recovered. The Operational Shield Jalisco, Michoacán, includes six checkpoints on highways that connect two states.

Michoacán Operational Shield, which includes six checkpoints in roads connecting the two states. ‘The National Security Commission also explained that Michoacán has 11 strategic points highway program covering 699.64 kilometers quadrants. 
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Mexican Singer Alejandra Guzman Prepares For U.S. Tour in 2014

Mexican Singer Alejandra Guzman Prepares For U.S. Tour in 2014

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Mexican singer Alejandra Guzman said she was planning a tour of several cities in the United States in early 2014 to promote her “En primera fila” album.

The first leg of the “La Guzman 1F Tour” will run from Jan. 30 to March 1, taking the singer to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix, El Paso, Houston, McAllen and Miami.

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Spanish Firms See Potential in Cuba’s Economic Overhaul

Cuba’s program to modernize its socialist economic model will present opportunities and challenges for Spanish companies doing business on the island, Havana’s envoy to Spain told Efe.

Spain is one of Cuba’s three main trading partners and is the country’s leading source of foreign direct investment and international visitors, Eugenio Martinez Enriquez pointed out.

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REPORT: Disney World Theme Park Coming to Costa Rica

Reports are coming out of Costa Rica that the country is about to have its very own Disney theme park in the near future.  Mayor Luis Gerardo of Liberia confirmed that developers thought to be associated with Disney purchased about 7,000 acres in the Guanacaste province.  Liberia is the capital of the Guanacaste province and the largest city there.

This would be Latin America’s first Disney theme park. 

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Messi to Return to Play in January Following Rehab

Messi to Return to Play in January Following Rehab

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FC Barcelona super-striker Lionel Messi went through a pain-free rehabilitation session in his recovery from a hamstring injury, and continues to eye a January return to action.

The 26-year-old four-time world player of the year, who this week formally began his second stage of treatment at the Argentine soccer federation’s facilities in Ezeiza, Greater Buenos Aires, was in high spirits on Tuesday.

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Brazil’s Economy Sees First Slow Down Since 2009

Brazil’s Economy Sees First Slow Down Since 2009

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Brazil’s economy contracted 0.50 percent in the third quarter, compared to the second quarter, marking its first contraction since 2009, when the global recession started, but it grew 2.2 percent compared to the same quarter in 2012, officials said.

Brazil, one of the biggest emerging markets, has seen its economic growth slow markedly since the global recession started.

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60 Injured, 1 Dead During String of Robberies in Argentina

60 Injured, 1 Dead During String of Robberies in Argentina

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At least one person was killed and more than 60 others injured in a wave of robberies and looting in the Argentine city of Cordoba, where police are on strike to demand higher pay, police spokesmen said Wednesday.

A 20-year-old man died in the early morning hours from a gunshot to the chest, but the circumstances surrounding the shooting are not clear, police told the official Telam news agency.

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ThursdayDecember 5, 2013