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SaturdayJanuary 18, 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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Mexican Police Find 3 Bodies Near U.S. Border

Mexican Police Find 3 Bodies Near U.S. Border

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Three men were found fatally shot near the U.S. border in the northern Mexican municipality of Agua Prieta, the Sonora state police said Friday.

Police received a report shortly after 8:00 p.m. Thursday about an exchange of gunfire in the Deportiva neighborhood.

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Spain’s Young Professionals Emigrating to Brazil

Spain’s Young Professionals Emigrating to Brazil

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Fran came to Brazil from Seville in 2011 to complete his degree in computer engineering and, given the possibilities Rio de Janeiro offers, decided to stay. Like him, many other Spaniards have come to find opportunities in Brazil that their own country doesn’t offer them.

The 27-year-old found a job and currently lives in an apartment in Arpoador, one of the city’s more exclusive areas, with three other Spaniards who have found an independence in Brazil that is hard to find in their native land.

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Hispanics to Play Key Role in Arizona Elections

Hispanics to Play Key Role in Arizona Elections

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The Hispanic vote could be decisive in this year’s elections in Arizona, where voters will choose a new governor, attorney general and superintendent of education.

“The Hispanic vote will be of great importance, since it could help win an election,” the Arizona director of Mi Familia Vota, Raquel Teran, told Efe.

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Mexico, U.S. Dismiss “Reopening” NAFTA

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Mexican counterpart Jose Antonio Meade dismissed Friday the possibility of “reopening” the North American Free Trade Agreement, calling instead for steps to reinforce the 20-year-old pact.

“I don’t think you have to open up NAFTA, per se, in order to achieve what we’re trying to achieve,” Kerry said during a joint press conference in Washington with Meade and Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird.

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Argentine Gov’t Rules Out Military Role in Drug Enforcement

Argentine Gov’t Rules Out Military Role in Drug Enforcement

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The Argentine government on Friday categorically rejected proposals from two prominent politicians to use the armed forces to deal with drug trafficking and an accompanying increase in drug-related violence.

“We would commit a grave error if we involved the armed forces in the combat against drug crime and we would have a much more violent society,” Defense Minister Agustin Rossi told Radio America.

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Smoking Linked to More Diseases, Says U.S. Surgeon General

Smoking Linked to More Diseases, Says U.S. Surgeon General

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Acting U.S. Surgeon General Boris D. Lushniak expanded in his latest report the list of diseases caused by smoking, a warning that comes 50 years after the first official government document that associated tobacco with lung cancer.

The expanded list includes liver and colon cancer, type 2 diabetes mellitus, age-related macular degeneration, erectile dysfunction and rheumatoid arthritis.

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Brazil, Paraguay to Begin Work on Bridge After June

Brazil, Paraguay to Begin Work on Bridge After June

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Construction of a new bridge over the Parana River, which forms a natural boundary between Brazil and Paraguay, will begin after June once the bidding process has concluded, Paraguayan Foreign Minister Eladio Loizaga said.

He made his remarks in a press conference after a meeting Thursday between Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes and Brazilian Foreign Minister Luiz Alberto Figueiredo at the presidential residence in this capital.

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Obamacare Spanglish Is Not The Real Story

Obamacare Spanglish Is Not The Real Story

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By Victor Landa, NewsTaco

Sometimes non-issues turn into big to-do’s. Sometimes we need to point at those big to-do’s and say “it’s a non-issue.”

It turns out that the Associated Press has been wrongly reporting that the Spanish language Obamacare website is riddled with grammatically incorrect language. The AP has reported that instead of proper Spanish, the site includes instances of (gasp!) Spanglish and other grammar faux pas. According to the report.

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Ankle Spain Benches Barcelona’s Neymar For Up to a Month

Ankle Spain Benches Barcelona’s Neymar For Up to a Month

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FC Barcelona striker Neymar will be out of action for up to a month after spraining his right ankle during a Copa del Rey match against Getafe, the club said Friday.

Neymar underwent tests on his ankle shortly after the team arrived from Madrid following Thursday night’s match, in which the Blaugrana won 2-0 to wrap up a 6-0 victory on aggregate and advance to the quarterfinals of that competition.

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Mexico’s Alfonso Cuaron Wins Best Director at Critic’s Choice Awards

Mexico’s Alfonso Cuaron Wins Best Director at Critic’s Choice Awards

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Mexico’s Alfonso Cuaron, who has three Oscar nominations, was honored as Best Director for “Gravity” at the 19th Critic’s Choice Movie Awards, where “12 Years a Slave,” one of the favorites to win a gold statuette, had another night of glory when it was named Best Picture.

The critics gave further backing Thursday to the trio of movies best positioned to win the most sought-after Oscar: “12 Years a Slave” that got three awards, the story of survival in space “Gravity” that picked up seven, and the comedy-drama “American Hustle” with four.

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Prosecutors Can Track Cellphone Records Without Warrant in Mexico

Prosecutors Can Track Cellphone Records Without Warrant in Mexico

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Mexican prosecutors can order cellphone companies to provide tracking data on suspects without a warrant, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

The judges voted 8-3 in favor of permitting warrantless real-time tracking of suspects’ movements in cases involving serious offenses such as kidnapping and murder.

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Panama Authority Reveals It’s Spoken with Other Contractors During Dispute

Panama Authority Reveals It’s Spoken with Other Contractors During Dispute

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The Panama Canal Authority, or ACP, confirmed Thursday that it has held talks with other potential contractors as it prepares for the possible Monday suspension of work on an expansion project, although it said it still hopes to resolve a financial dispute with the consortium building a third set of locks for the waterway.

Canal administrator Jorge Quijano told reporters after a meeting with Panama’s APEDE business executives’ association that he would not reveal the names of the companies he had spoken with “until we’re ready to act.”

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Republican George P. Bush Comes to Defense of Latino Politicians

Republican George P. Bush Comes to Defense of Latino Politicians

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George P. Bush, a Republican candidate for Texas land commissioner, came to the defense of Latino politicians and asked the members of his party to avoid “ignorant statements” with regard to Hispanics.

The son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and nephew of former President George W. Bush commented to the Texas Tribune.

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Carlos Slim’s America Movil Acquires Start Wireless Group

Carlos Slim’s America Movil Acquires Start Wireless Group

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Mexican telecommunications giant America Movil said it has acquired a full stake in Start Wireless Group, commercially known as “Page Plus,” a mobile virtual network operator in the United States with 1.4 million subscribers.

In a brief statement, the Carlos Slim-controlled company said the acquisition was completed by its U.S. unit Tracfone Wireless, although it did not indicate the cost of the transaction.

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SaturdayJanuary 18, 2014