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SundayJanuary 19, 2014

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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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Puerto Rican Can Manufacturing Company Receives $60 Million Investment

Puerto Rican Can Manufacturing Company Receives $60 Million Investment

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Some $60 million was invested in an aluminum can plant in Cidra, Puerto Rico, that will export its products to the United States, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic and other countries in the region, investors said.

Caribbean Can Manufacturing Company’s plant covers 165,000 sq. meters (1.7 million sq. feet) and created 75 direct jobs, as well as 120 indirect jobs during the construction phase.

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British Firm Obtains Environmental License for Oil Drilling in Honduras

British Firm Obtains Environmental License for Oil Drilling in Honduras

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Honduras’ government has given Britain’s BG Group a four-year environmental license for an oil and gas block in the country’s Caribbean region.

The license grants BG Group the right to carry out exploratory drilling for at least four years off the coast of the jungle region of La Mosquitia, which borders Nicaragua.

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Cuban Dissidents to Hold Democracy Forum Parallel to CELAC Summit

Cuban Dissidents to Hold Democracy Forum Parallel to CELAC Summit

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Cuban dissidents and activists plan to hold a forum on democracy in Havana on Jan. 28, parallel to the Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, or CELAC, opposition sources told Efe on Saturday.

Organized by the Center for the Opening and Development of Latin America, or CADAL, and the dissident group Arco Progresista, the forum hopes to bring together members of the opposition like Guillermo Fariñas and Jose Daniel Ferrer, Ladies in White leader Berta Soler, blogger Yoani Sanchez and activist Antonio Rodiles, among other representatives of civil society on the island.

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Mexico Ordered to Reveal How Many Foreigners Have Been Killed From 2000 to 2013

Mexico Ordered to Reveal How Many Foreigners Have Been Killed From 2000 to 2013

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The Attorney General’s Office has been instructed to release figures on foreigners who were gunned down in Mexico from 2000 to 2013, the Institute for Access to Federal Information, or IFAI, said.

The decision by the IFAI, an independent agency, to order the release of the information was made after the AG’s office said it would not provide the figures because they were “nonexistent.”

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Mexico City Airport Wins Battle Over Leasing Rights

Mexico City Airport Wins Battle Over Leasing Rights

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The Mexico City International Airport, or AICM, said it has won a legal battle with real-estate company Fumisa over the right to lease commercial spaces in the international terminal.

It said in a statement that Judge Francisco Lira Carrion ruled that Fumisa’s 20-year lease contract expired on Dec. 31, 2013.

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Nightclub Shooting in Brazil Leaves 3 Dead

Nightclub Shooting in Brazil Leaves 3 Dead

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Three people were killed and three others were wounded early Saturday at a nightclub in the central Brazilian city of Goiania, authorities said.

The suspected gunmen, who were riding in a Volkswagen Gol, rode up to the front of the Insonia club after 3:30 a.m., entered the establishment and opened fire on a group of people inside, Goias state’s Military Police said in a statement.

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Cesar Chavez Biopic to Debut at Berlin Film Festival

Cesar Chavez Biopic to Debut at Berlin Film Festival

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Mexican actor and director Diego Luna’s biopic on Latino icon Cesar Chavez (1927-1993) will have its world premiere in February at the Berlin International Film Festival, the movie’s production company said.

“Cesar Chavez: An American Hero” will be entered into the festival’s official program in the Berlinale Special section, which presents recent works by contemporary directors, as well as cinematic portraits of renowned personalities, Canana Films, which Luna co-owns with fellow Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal, said in a statement.

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Romeo Santos Gives Release Date for Next Album “Formula Vol. 2”

Romeo Santos Gives Release Date for Next Album “Formula Vol. 2”

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The bachata artist of Dominican origin, Romeo Santos, introduced over social networks the cover of his new disc “Formula Vol. 2,” which goes on sale Feb. 25.

The former member of the now-disbanded group Aventura revealed that the new production features the participation of Nicki Minaj, Drake, Marc Anthony, Carlos Santana, Tego Calderon and the comedian Kevin Hart.

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Why ALL Male Immigrants Should Register with the Selective Service

Why ALL Male Immigrants Should Register with the Selective Service

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By Victor Landa, NewsTaco

There are several reasons why all male residents of the United States should sign up with the U.S. Selective Service. This includes immigrant male residents, documented or not.

The simplest reason is that it’s the law. But there are other, more practical reasons.

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Rains in Sao Paulo Cause 22 Deaths

The number of fatalities caused by the torrential rains last week in the Brazilian municipality of Itaoca in Sao Paulo state climbed to 22, while another five people are still missing, authorities said.

Maj. Walter Nyakas Junior, director of Civil Defense in Sao Paulo, told reporters that in the night between Friday and Saturday, more bodies were recovered from the mud that piled up during the floods caused by the rains.

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Russia Raises International Space Station’s Orbit

Russia Raises International Space Station’s Orbit

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The average altitude of the International Space Station’s orbit was raised 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) on Saturday with the help of the engines of Russia’s Progress M-21M cargo craft, the Russian space agency Roscosmos said.

The maneuver, which placed the orbital platform at an altitude of 417 kilometers (259 miles), was done in order to create the best possible conditions for docking the next Russian cargo ship, to be launched Feb. 5 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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Christ the Redeemer Struck by Lightning in Rio, Finger Breaks Off

Christ the Redeemer Struck by Lightning in Rio, Finger Breaks Off

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Lightning struck the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s most iconic monument, and broke a finger off its right hand, the Rio archdiocese, which cares for the sculpture, told Efe.

An Efe photo caught the exact moment Thursday night when the meteorological phenomenon struck the right hand of Christ the Redeemer in the city known as the “Cidade Maravilhosa.”

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Violence-Wracked Mexican State of Michoacan Replaces Attorney General

Violence-Wracked Mexican State of Michoacan Replaces Attorney General

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The governor of the western Mexican state of Michoacan, which has been battered by fighting pitting a powerful drug gang against armed self-defense groups, said the state’s attorney general and police chief would be replaced.

Gov. Fausto Vallejo - joined by Alfredo Castillo, the federal government commissioner for Michoacan - told the media Friday in the state capital of Morelia that he had named Jose Martin Godoy to replace Marco Vinicio Aguilera as the state’s attorney general.

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German Company Opens $150 Million Plant, Creates Jobs in Mexico

German auto parts manufacturer Hella inaugurated a $150 million headlight plant in the central Mexican city of Irapuato.

The factory will initially employ 250 people, but the staff is expected to grow to 1,500 as production ramps up, Hella Iluminacion director Ignacio Moreno said.

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SundayJanuary 19, 2014