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MondayJanuary 20, 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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Mexican Tax Hike Reminds Retailers of Mexican Shopper, Border Policies Importance

From my house in San Antonio, it’s an easy hour’s drive up Interstate 35 to San Marcos, Texas home of the San Marcos Premium Outlets. The sprawling complex offers a bevy of shopping options to discerning consumers. The stores there attract shoppers from all over South Texas and even from south of the border, where word has spread about the great deals and sought after brands. The holiday season is a busy time in San Marcos, as evidenced by parking lots full of cars with license plates from Coahuila, Nuevo León and beyond.

But all indications are that we’ll look back on the 2013 Christmas shopping season - not just in San Marcos and South Texas - but all across the border region as a great time thanks to a looming tax change in Mexico

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STUDY:  Gender Inequalities Persist in Latin America

The greater incorporation of women into the working world in recent decades in Latin America has not gone hand in hand with a reduction in the gaps with men in terms of pay and opportunity, according to a U.N. study released Monday.

“Gender inequalities are a direct consequence of traditional views on the place and role that women should occupy in society - views based on prejudice, discrimination and disregard for the progress the region has made and its effects on societies,” the document says.

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WATCH:  Movie Trailer “Cesar Chavez: An American Hero!” (VIDEO)

Check out the movie trailer for “Cesar Chavez: An American Hero!”  The movie depicting the life of the great Cesar Chavez and his peaceful farm workers movement will be in theaters in March.  The movie was directed by Diego Luna and stars Michael Peña as Chavez and also features Rosario Dawson, America Ferrera and Jacob Vargas.

The movie premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival earlier this month. 


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Mexican Authorities Arrest Knights Templar Leader “El Toro”

Mexican Authorities Arrest Knights Templar Leader “El Toro”

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The armed vigilante groups that arose to defend communities in the western Mexican state of Michoacan from the depredations of a powerful drug cartel voiced satisfaction Monday over the arrest of one of the gang’s leaders.

Jesus Vasquez, alias “El Toro”, considered one of the seven capos of the Caballeros Templarios (Knights Templar), was among 38 criminals apprehended in a joint police-military operation in Michoacan, federal authorities said Sunday.

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Blog del Narco: 3.2 Million in Coke Seized on Way into Mexico

Blog del Narco: 3.2 Million in Coke Seized on Way into Mexico

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A shipment of 300 kilos of cocaine bound from Guatemala to Mexico was seized and a truck driver arrested on smuggling charges, the National Civilian Police, or PNC, said Sunday.

The cocaine, which was worth $3.2 million, was seized Saturday night when officers searched a truck that was involved in an accident, the PNC said in a statement.

The driver, identified as 38-year-old Guatemalan citizen Dannis Lopez, hit a motorcyclist at kilometer 29 of the highway to the Pacific in Amatitlan and fled the accident scene.

The motorcyclist called police, who followed the truck until they were able to stop it.

A routine inspection turned up the narcotics, the PNC said.

The cocaine was bound for the border city of Tecun Uman, where it would be handed over to other people so it could be smuggled into Mexico, police said.

Investigators have not determined which cartel the cocaine belongs to, the PNC said.
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How The U.S. Could Deport Justin Bieber

How The U.S. Could Deport Justin Bieber

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Canadian pop star Justin Bieber may soon face felony charges for allegedly egging his neighbor’s mansion. On the small chance that Bieber is convicted, he could face possible deportation because of a 1996 federal immigration law that makes felony convictions a deportable offense.

Bieber is in the United States on an O-1 visa, which is granted to people with “extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business or athletics.” He allegedly caused $20,000 worth of damage to his neighbor’s mansion, a vandalism charge upped to a felony because the damage exceeds $400. Because of the 1996 Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act, immigrants who have criminal charges can be deported. But even if one were to chalk up the egging to a bad prank, Bieber also reportedly assaulted a man in the Hamptons last year, which is designated as an aggravated felony. Thanks to expensive lawyers, that charge didn’t stick and Bieber has never and probably will never see the inside of an immigration detention center.

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Colombian Air Force Killes 9 FARC Guerrillas in Air Raid

At least nine guerrillas with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, died in a Colombian air force bombardment of one of the insurgent group’s camps in the northeastern province of Arauca, media reports and military spokesman said Sunday.

The guerrillas belonged to the Alfonso Castellanos unit of the FARC’s 10th Front and among the dead appears to be the commander of the guerrilla unit, Omar Guevara Rivera, who was the target of the operation.

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Search Drone Goes Missing in Ecuador

A Searcher drone went down in the sea off Ecuador’s Manabi province, Capt. Fabricio Rueda, commander of the Naval Air Service’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron, said.

The drone crashed on Friday due to engine problems after one hour of flight time, the El Diario newspaper reported on its Web site.

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Shootout Near U.S.-Mexico Border Leaves 4 Dead

Four people were killed in a shootout in Agua Prieta, a border city in northern Mexico, involving rival gangs, the Sonora state police said.

“Two groups of criminals exchanged fire” early Saturday, leaving four people dead and three others wounded, the Sonora state police said in a statement.

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MondayJanuary 20, 2014