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FridayDecember 20, 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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Diminishing Access to Women’s Health Care Continues in Southern Texas

Diminishing Access to Women’s Health Care Continues in Southern Texas

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Isabel will not have any medical tests done in Texas because her doctor’s bill is already $15,000. So she will cross the border into Mexico to see a physician.

Cases like this are the focus of a new study that sounds the alarm regarding the difficulties of women in the Rio Grande Valley in getting medical care for health issues related to their gender.

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Brazil to Establish Registry of Homeless Population

Brazil to Establish Registry of Homeless Population

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President Dilma Rousseff announced here Thursday the creation of a registry of Brazil’s homeless people with the aim of being able to develop “more appropriate” public policies for this segment of the population.

“It’s an unprecedented initiative and it’s a demand of yours. We know that, the better we get to know that population, who it is and how it is, it will be possible to develop more appropriate policies,” she said.

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Cuba Lifts Restrictions on Automobile Sales

Cubans will be able to buy new and second-hand automobiles from state-run retailers without a permit under new rules approved by President Raul Castro’s government.

The measure, announced Thursday by the official media, is another step in Castro’s plan to “modernize” the island’s socialist economy and lift decades-old market restrictions.

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11 Killed, 35 Injured in Peru Bus Crash

11 Killed, 35 Injured in Peru Bus Crash

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Eleven people were killed and 35 others injured Thursday when a bus ran off the road and tumbled 30 meters (98 feet) to the bottom of a ravine in northern Peru’s Ancash region, police said.

The accident occurred shortly before 11:00 a.m. in Cajacay district on the road linking the cities of Huaraz and Pativilca, a police spokesman told Efe.

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U.S. Man Wins Picasso Drawing Valued at $1 Million in Raffle

U.S. Man Wins Picasso Drawing Valued at $1 Million in Raffle

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A U.S. man paid 100 euros ($140) to enter an online raffle to raise funds for preservation efforts in Tyre, Lebanon, and wound up winning a Picasso drawing valued at $1 million.

The 1914 work “L’homme au Gibus” (“Man with Opera Hat”) was raffled off Wednesday evening among almost 50,000 people who participated in the drawing, and organizers collected some 5 million euros (about $7 million) for the preservation project, the promoter of the initiative, Peri Cochin, told Efe.

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Pope Francis Documentary Becomes Amazon Bestseller

A recent documentary on Pope Francis, “Francis: The Pope From The New World,” has become a bestseller on Amazon.com and at one point ranked number four in the documentary category.

“This documentary arrives as the world realizes that a very special man has assumed the leadership of the Catholic Church, and this begins — but does not end — with his gestures of humility and care for everyone,” Carl Anderson, an executive producer of the documentary, said Dec. 17.

Anderson said many of the details of the Pope’s life “remain largely unknown to the public,” including “the ways in which he has defended the voiceless and Catholic principles.”

“This documentary delves into those stories,” he said.

Anderson is Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic fraternal charitable organization with over 1.8 million members worldwide. The Knights said the documentary will help people learn more about the man who was recently named Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year” for 2013.

The hour-long documentary begins with the Pope’s election on March 13, 2013 and revisits his background in Argentina, where he served as Archbishop of Buenos Aires and as a Jesuit provincial.

Pope Francis, formerly Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, is the first Pope from the Americas and the first Jesuit elected to the papacy. He has long been an advocate for those struggling economically, including those who lived in the slums of Buenos Aires. He also helped protect those endangered in Argentina’s Dirty War.

The documentary includes interviews with the Pope’s close friends, his fellow priests, his co-workers, his biographer, and the poor of Buenos Aires. It covers his personal life, including his family relations and his support for the San Lorenzo soccer team.

It also addresses how his work sometimes drew opposition from Argentina’s political elites.

The online retailer Amazon.com has had to reorder DVDs of the movie several times because it ran out of stock. It is presently selling the English-language DVD for $14.96. The DVD is also available in Spanish.

The documentary has been broadcast on U.S. cable television, and Mexican broadcasts are planned.

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles has praised the film.

“The whole world is talking about Pope Francis,” he said, adding that such interest is “a sign that millions in our secularized societies are still seeking God – and they’re still looking to the Catholic Church to show them the way.”

The documentary, he said, “presents a Pope who has a beautiful vision for human happiness and a Pope who is calling the Church to deeper love for Jesus and a new desire to bring our neighbors to God.”

The documentary’s website, which includes the movie trailer, is at www.PopeFrancisDocumentary.com.

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Blog del Narco: “El Macho Prieto” Killed By Feds in Resort Area

Blog del Narco: “El Macho Prieto” Killed By Feds in Resort Area

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Five gunmen are confirmed dead, the result of an intense 4 hour shootout this morning in Puerto Peñasco, said the Attorney General of the State of Sonora.

Among the dead Gonzalo Inzunza Inzunza, a lieutenant in the service of the Sinaloa cartel, who in recent years was operating in the states of Sonora and Baja California.

According to witnesses the intense shootout between the gunmen and the police began at 4 am today.

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Immigrants Focus on Deportation Concerns Over Citizenship

Immigrants Focus on Deportation Concerns Over Citizenship

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The deportation of undocumented migrants is the main concern for most immigrants in the United States, above obtaining citizenship, according to two Pew Research Center surveys released Thursday.

In one of the polls, 55 percent of Hispanics feel it’s more important for undocumented people to be able to live and work without the threat of deportation, while 35 percent feel that the priority is that there be a path to citizenship.

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Fidel Castro Praises Raul’s Handshake With Obama

Fidel Castro Praises Raul’s Handshake With Obama

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Retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro eulogized Nelson Mandela as “an apostle of peace” and praised younger brother - and successor - Raul for his handshake with U.S. President Barack Obama at the memorial service for the father of democratic South Africa.

“I congratulate Comrade Raul for his brilliant performance, and especially for his firmness and dignity when with a friendly but firm greeting to the head of government of the United States he said in English, ‘Mr. President, I am Castro,’” Fidel wrote in Thursday’s edition of Communist Party daily Granma.

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Huge Increase in Spanish Doctors Looking to Emigrate

Huge Increase in Spanish Doctors Looking to Emigrate

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The number of Spanish doctors who this year have asked Spain’s OMC medical association to certify their qualifications so that they may work abroad has increased by 36 percent compared to 2012.

The total number of physicians who asked the OMC for certification to be able to work outside Spain was 3,279, 874 more than during the previous year.

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FridayDecember 20, 2013