1. Skip to navigation
  2. Skip to content
  3. Skip to secondary content



SundayJanuary 12, 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.

Read More


Vigilante Group Takes Control of Additional Towns in Mexico

Vigilante Group Takes Control of Additional Towns in Mexico

Photo: Vigilante justice in Mexico

Click Here to Enlarge Photo

Community self-defense groups have occupied two more towns in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, where shootouts, roadblocks and the torchings of vehicles have been taking place for the past week, officials said.

Vigilantes entered El Ceñidor, a town outside the city of Paracuaro, and occupied it on Saturday, a Federal Police spokesman said.

Read more by HS News Staff →

Colombia Grants Safe-Conduct to 6 Cubans Seeking Refugee Status

Colombia Grants Safe-Conduct to 6 Cubans Seeking Refugee Status

Photo: El Dorado International Airport

Click Here to Enlarge Photo

Colombia’s Foreign Ministry granted a safe-conduct for five days to six Cuban citizens, who have been in the transit lounge of Bogota’s El Dorado International Airport since Jan. 1, so they can apply for official acceptance of their refugee status.

That was reported by the Foreign Ministry in a communique saying that the safe-conduct comes in answer to a request by the United Nations Refugee Agency, or UNHCR, which on Friday mediated on behalf of the Cubans before the Colombian authorities.

Read more by HS News Staff →

Homicides Down 12 Percent Last Year in Puerto Rico

Homicides Down 12 Percent Last Year in Puerto Rico

Photo: Homicides

Click Here to Enlarge Photo

Puerto Rico closed 2013 with 883 homicides, 12.1 percent fewer than in 2012 and the second straight annual decrease since 2011, when the Caribbean island experienced its bloodiest year in recent history.

That is confirmed by data on type-1 crimes (homicide, rape, robbery, physical abuse) published this week by the Statistics Institute of Puerto Rico, though a preview had already been released by local authorities.

Read more by HS News Staff →

2 Miners Electrocuted in Northern Mexico

2 Miners Electrocuted in Northern Mexico

Photo: Mining in Mexico

Click Here to Enlarge Photo

Two miners died and three others were injured by an electric shock in a silver mine in the northern Mexican town of Bermejillo, the National Union of Mine and Metal Workers said Saturday.

In a communique, the union said the accident occurred in a mine operated by the Canadian firm Excellon Resources around 7:15 p.m. Thursday, though the company failed to report the accident until the following day.

Read more by HS News Staff →

Viral Video Highlights Mexican Food in One Minute

Viral Video Highlights Mexican Food in One Minute

Photo: "One Minute in Mexico"

Click Here to Enlarge Photo

The Perennial Plate, the online weekly documentary series dedicated to socially responsible and adventurous eating, has produced a video capturing Mexican cuisine.

“One Minute in Mexico” showcases how the Perennial Plate ate during two weeks in Mexico.

Read more by HS News Staff →

Nicaraguan President Says Construction on Canal to Begin in December

Nicaraguan President Says Construction on Canal to Begin in December

Photo: Nicaragua Canal

Click Here to Enlarge Photo

The Nicaraguan government and the Chinese company awarded a concession to build and operate an interoceanic canal announced Saturday that construction would begin in December of this year.

“The construction works will begin, according to the schedule, in December of this year 2014,” the Central American government said in a brief press release dated Jan. 10 and signed by Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and the concession holder, Beijing-based Wang Jing.

Read more by HS News Staff →

Mexico’s Innovative Solution for the Homeless

Mexico’s Innovative Solution for the Homeless

Photo: "Casa Uno" (Design Boom)

Click Here to Enlarge Photo

Austrian architect Hans Mayr has designed a shelter for homeless families in central Mexico.

“Casa Uno” located in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico won first place in the Casita Linda competition to build sustainable, low-cost homes.

Read more by HS News Staff →

Spanish Princess to Appear in Court Over Corruption Charges

Spanish Princess to Appear in Court Over Corruption Charges

Photo: Princess Cristina

Click Here to Enlarge Photo

Princess Cristina, the younger of Spanish King Juan Carlos’ two daughters, has decided to renounce her right to appeal and will testify over corruption charges, her attorneys said Saturday.

In their statement, the lawyers said the princess would voluntarily appear before the judge even though she “absolutely and firmly disagrees” with the charges.

Read more by HS News Staff →

300,000 West Virginians Without Clean Water Following Chemical Spill

300,000 West Virginians Without Clean Water Following Chemical Spill

Photo: Drinking water

Click Here to Enlarge Photo

Around 300,000 inhabitants of nine counties in the state of West Virginia went their third straight day Saturday without being able to drink, bathe or cook with tap water due to a chemical spill in the Elk River, as the authorities distributed bottled water and urged people to remain calm.

The Department of Homeland Security sent a shipment of bottled water Friday night to 16 distribution centers in the area surrounding Charleston, the state capital, and locals can start picking up their supply on Saturday, the CNN network said.

Read more by HS News Staff →

FINALLY: World’s First Burrito Vending Machine

FINALLY: World’s First Burrito Vending Machine

Photo: Burritobox.com

Click Here to Enlarge Photo

Human ingenuity has just provided something for all you burrito lovers out there – especially those that don’t want to wait in a long Chipotle order line.  A Los Angeles, West Hollywood gas station is debuting the “Burritobox” vending machine that offers five different flavored burritos, each selling for $3.

The Burritobox offers a chorizo sausage, free-range chicken, roasted potato, shredded beef or uncured bacon burrito.  And for burrito lovers that want a customized burrito you can pay extra for a side of guacamole, sour cream and/or Tabasco.

Read more by HS News Staff →

Vigilante Group Leader Recovering Well After Plane Crash

Vigilante Group Leader Recovering Well After Plane Crash

Photo: Jose Manuel Mireles Valverde

Click Here to Enlarge Photo

The leader of a federation of self-defense groups in the western Mexican state of Michoacan is recovering favorably from injuries sustained when the small plane in which he was traveling crash-landed last weekend, doctors said.

Jose Manuel Mireles Valverde, leader of the Self-Defense Groups Council of Michoacan, is making a “satisfactory” and “very rapid” recovery, one of the physicians treating him at a private hospital in this capital told reporters.

Read more by HS News Staff →

Oil Industry Engineer Kidnapped in Colombia

Oil Industry Engineer Kidnapped in Colombia

Photo: Colombia

Click Here to Enlarge Photo

An engineer employed by Tecnotecnica Coindustrial, a subcontractor working for Colombia’s Ecopetrol, was kidnapped by an unidentified illegal armed group this weekend, the oil company said.

Jorge Gonzalez was abducted on Friday afternoon in Convencion, a city in the northeastern province of Norte de Santander, Ecopetrol said in a statement.

Read more by HS News Staff →

Venezuelan President Warns 38 Percent of Country Suffers From Obesity

Venezuelan President Warns 38 Percent of Country Suffers From Obesity

Photo: Obesity in Latin America

Click Here to Enlarge Photo

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that his country has an obesity problem that affects 38 percent of the people, and announced the creation of a Subministry of Dietary Production charged with designing Venezuelans’ diet, especially for children.

“We’re appointing a deputy minister of Dietary Production to design food policies for the nation, because if 20 years ago malnutrition was a problem…now the problem is obesity, a 38 percent rate of obesity,” he said Friday during a government event aired obligatorily on all radio and television networks.

Read more by HS News Staff →

“Catching Fire” Was The Highest Grossing Film of 2013 in the U.S.

“Catching Fire” Was The Highest Grossing Film of 2013 in the U.S.

Photo: "Catching Fire"

Click Here to Enlarge Photo

“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” starring Jennifer Lawrence, is the 2013 film that grossed the most in the United States, almost $410 million, while in the rest of the world it earned another $428 million, Lionsgate reported.

The studio said in a press release that last Thursday the movie topped the previous box-office record held by “Iron Man 3,” and with the $493,000 taken in that day, the total U.S. gross soared to $409.4 million, some $400,000 more than the film featuring Robert Downey Jr.

Read more by HS News Staff →

Spanish Firm Remains Optimistic That Canal Solution Can Be Found

Spanish Firm Remains Optimistic That Canal Solution Can Be Found

Photo: Sacyr Vallehermoso

Click Here to Enlarge Photo

Spanish construction giant Sacyr, which leads a consortium building a third set of locks for the Panama Canal, expressed optimism that a financing solution can be reached in talks with the waterway’s administrators to keep the expansion project going.

In an interview Friday with Efe in the Panamanian capital, Sacyr Chairman Manuel Manrique vowed that the GUPC consortium would complete the expansion and said intense negotiations were ongoing with the canal authority, or ACP, to avoid a suspension of work on Jan. 20 due to a lack of cash flow.

Read more by HS News Staff →



SundayJanuary 12, 2014