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FridayJanuary 10, 2014

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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Cygnus Capsule Carrying Supplies for the ISS in Launched

Cygnus Capsule Carrying Supplies for the ISS in Launched

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Orbital Science’s Cygnus capsule lifted off Thursday atop an Antares rocket from Virginia’s Wallop Island, carrying almost a ton of equipment and supplies for the International Space Station.

NASA broadcast the 8:07 a.m. launch on its television channel.

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Authorities Discover Unfinished Drug Tunnel Along Mexican Border

Authorities Discover Unfinished Drug Tunnel Along Mexican Border

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U.S. and Mexican authorities, in a joint operation, discovered an unfinished tunnel some 40 meters (130 feet) long on Arizona’s southern border, it was reported Thursday.

U.S. Border Patrol agents working with Mexican federal police found the tunnel on Wednesday west of the DeConcini crossing point in the border city of Nogales, Arizona.

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Dominicans in the U.S. Send a Fifth of Their Paychecks Back Home

Dominicans in the U.S. Send a Fifth of Their Paychecks Back Home

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Among the immigrants who earn the least money in the United States, Dominicans are those who send the largest percentage of their earnings back to their home country, according to Manuel Orozco, a scholar with Inter-American Dialogue.

Among migrants earning $25,000 a year or less, those coming from the Dominican Republic set aside an average of 19 percent of their pay to send home in the form of remittances.

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Panama, Canal Contractors No Closer to Resolving Dispute

Panama, Canal Contractors No Closer to Resolving Dispute

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Both the GUPC consortium building a third set of locks for the Panama Canal and the waterway’s administrators dug in their heels Thursday in a dispute that threatens to delay completion of a $5.25 billion expansion project.

GUPC - Spanish construction giant Sacyr Vallehermoso, Italy’s Impregilo, Belgium-based Jan de Nul and Panamanian firm CUSA - said last week that it would suspend work Jan. 20 if the canal authority did not agree to pay an extra $1.6 billion to cover cost overruns.

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Venezuela Looks For 4 Suspects With Ties to Beauty Queen’s Murder

Venezuela Looks For 4 Suspects With Ties to Beauty Queen’s Murder

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Police are searching for four more suspects in the murders of former Miss Venezuela Monica Spear and her husband, while seven others already in custody are set to be arraigned for the crime, Venezuelan authorities said Thursday.

The director of the investigative police, Jose Sierralta, said that they are conducting raids in the central and western part of the country to attempt to capture these four people.

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Colombian Police Arrest 5 After Rape Video Posted on Facebook

Colombian Police Arrest 5 After Rape Video Posted on Facebook

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Police arrested five people in connection with a video posted on Facebook that appears to show a woman being sexually assaulted, Colombian authorities said Friday.

The apparent rape took place Dec. 28, according to the time and date code on the video, at a location in the central municipality of Chinchina.

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Enrique Iglesias Teams Up With Kylie Minogue on Next Album

Enrique Iglesias Teams Up With Kylie Minogue on Next Album

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Their fans have been waiting for it and have even created mash-ups on the Internet of their individual hits, but now Enrique Iglesias and Kylie Minogue have recorded a new song together that will be included on the Spaniard’s next album, due out in March.

“Beautiful” is a ballad he wrote a year ago and which, finally, he decided to send to Minogue to see if she liked it, Iglesias told Efe.

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Cuba Calls on U.S. to Stop “Wet Foot, Dry Foot” Policy

Cuba Calls on U.S. to Stop “Wet Foot, Dry Foot” Policy

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Cuba used the latest round of migration talks with the United States to again urge Washington to end the “wet foot, dry foot” policy that allows Cuban migrants who reach U.S. soil to remain in the country, the Havana government said Thursday.

Participants at Thursday’s session in Havana “analyzed the state of compliance with the prevailing immigration accords between the two countries, including the measures undertaken by both parties to deal with illegal emigration and the smuggling of emigrants,” the Cuban government said in a statement.

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Kate Del Castillo Unveils New Circus Expose in Miami (VIDEO)

Kate Del Castillo Unveils New Circus Expose in Miami (VIDEO)

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La Reina del Sur Star Teams Up With PETA Latino to Call On County Mayor to Protect Elephants When Ringling Bros. Comes to Town.

“If you’re thinking about going to a circus that uses animals, please reconsider.” That’s the message in the brand-new PETA Latino video narrated in both English and Spanish by Kate del Castillo. The La Reina del Sur star debuted the video—which reveals how circuses chain elephants and cage tigers for hours on end and whip, beat, and shock them in order to force them to perform—in front of Miami’s Stephen P. Clark Government Center today, one day before the opening night of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Photos of the unveiling are available here.

“Animals deserve better than this sad, lonely, dismal life,” says del Castillo in the video. “They deserve the opportunity to be free—to live as nature intended, not as slaves for our entertainment. Please do not support cruelty to animals by taking your family to a circus.”Image

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Blog del Narco: Three Beheaded in Veracruz ( PICTURE WARNING)

Blog del Narco: Three Beheaded in Veracruz ( PICTURE WARNING)

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This morning on the hood of a car three decapitated heads were found on the street in Douglas colony. There was a message on a cardboard that said “This is going to happen to all those who kidnap and steal from innocent people. signed CJING”

Insecurity is on the rise in Veracruz where state government and police seem to be unable to stop the crime wave. Citizens have made a formal request to President Pena to increase the areas security.

Neighbors were horrified to see this discovery.
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FridayJanuary 10, 2014