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WednesdayJanuary 22, 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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Bill Gates Says There Will Be Almost No Poor Countries in 2035

Bill Gates Says There Will Be Almost No Poor Countries in 2035

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U.S. billionaire Bill Gates predicted Tuesday that by 2035 there will be almost no poor countries left in the world, a forecast based on the progress that he says has been made in the fight against extreme poverty in recent decades.

The Microsoft founder turned philanthropist said, in an interview with Efe, that the objective of having no poor countries - that is, by our current definition of “poor” - is “absolutely” feasible, and noted in particular the progress in Latin America, where he believes that in two decades there will be no more poor countries at all, with the possible exception of Haiti.

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Justin Bieber Pops Up in Cuba Amidst Recent Drama

Justin Bieber Pops Up in Cuba Amidst Recent Drama

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Justin Bieber avoids his many recent troubles in Los Angeles involving the police, Selena Gomez, and drug rumors by escaping to Cuba.

Sharing three images with his 13.5 million Instagram followers, Bieber even captioned one of the photos “I’m in Cuba I love Cubans.”

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INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America Gift to the World: Coffee - Check Out How its Made

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America Gift to the World: Coffee - Check Out How its Made

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Where does coffee come from? 

We are sure you have pondered this question, and one company has produced an interactive infographic that dives into how coffee is made from the planting of the seed to enjoying the delicious hot beverage.

As BizBrain puts it, “the journey from bean to cup,” is dependent on many factors such as ideal growing conditions and exporting the beans around the world.

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Panama Canal Authority Says Dispute Could End Soon

Panama Canal Authority Says Dispute Could End Soon

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The Panama Canal Authority, or ACP, said Tuesday that it has presented a “proposal that could be a long-term solution” to the conflict that threatens to shut down at any moment the work of expanding the interocean waterway, though he gave no details.

“We’re still discussing separately among ourselves and jointly” the proposal “that has brought the parties to the negotiating table,” ACP administrator Jorge Quijano said.

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Why Is There a Disparity in DACA Application Rates Among Different Nationalities?

Why Is There a Disparity in DACA Application Rates Among Different Nationalities?

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A year and a half in, nationals from nearly every country have applied for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), President Obama’s deportation reprieve program for certain undocumented immigrants brought to this country as children. Despite this diverse participation, nationals of some countries are dramatically underrepresented in the applicant pool. Comparing the latest USCIS DACA statistics against estimates of potentially eligible individuals reveals, for example, that 65 percent of immediately eligible Mexican nationals and 61 percent of Hondurans have applied for DACA. Yet only 34 percent of Koreans and 17 percent of Filipinos have applied. What explains this disparity? It’s complicated, but here’s our best guess.

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Blog del Narco: Was 5 year old Drowned or Murdered in Tabasco?

Blog del Narco: Was 5 year old Drowned or Murdered in Tabasco?

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The death of five-year-old Bryan Gutiérrez, who had disappeared from Plaza Soriana San Joaquin Peripherals located in Villahermosa, has left a town devastated. The child accompanied his mom to her job the morning of Jan. 15. He went missing in the early afternoon.

The body of the five years old was found floating in the waters of the Grijalva River in the area known as the Paso del Macuilis yesterday afternoon. This was only after one of his alleged captors-one under 13 years old - revealed the site where according to him, Bryan would have drowned.

From the day of his disappearance, Tabasco residents have followed this case with interest. Dozens of families were clamoring for the location of the child through prayers and religious services. There was an Amber Alert activated following his abduction.

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7 Rebels Die During Colombian Army, FARC Clash

At least seven Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, guerrillas died and five others were captured in a military and police operation in a rural portion of Tolima province in southern Colombia, the military high command said Tuesday.

The insurgents belonged to the Heroes de Marquetalia and Alfredo Gonzalez mobile columns and they had joined up to plan assorted operations on the orders of the FARC Secretariat, which functions as the governing body of the rebel organization.

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Argentine Soccer Star Osvaldo Ardiles Involved in Car Accident

Argentine Soccer Star Osvaldo Ardiles Involved in Car Accident

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Former Argentine professional soccer player Osvaldo Ardiles is recovering from injuries suffered in a traffic accident in the Falkland Islands, where he was filming a documentary for an international sports network, media reports said Tuesday.

Ardiles, who is under observation at a hospital in Puerto Argentino, was with another former player on the Argentine national selection, Ricardo Villa, who has already been released from the medical center.

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Angry Mob Lynches Suspected Robber in Mexico

Residents lynched a suspected thief in Plaza Yochib, a Tzeltal Indian community in the southeastern Mexican state of Chiapas, officials said.

The incident occurred on Sunday, when residents from several communities chased and detained Benito Gomez Lopez and Jose Alfredo Guzman Luna for allegedly robbing two area merchants, the Chiapas Attorney General’s Office said.

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Lula’s Beard is Back After Beating Cancer

Lula’s Beard is Back After Beating Cancer

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Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva appeared in public with a beard for the first time since he was diagnosed with cancer of the larynx in 2011, which forced him to shave it off.

Lula let his new beard be seen, thin and gray, during a meeting Monday with President Dilma Rousseff at the Planalto presidential palace.

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WednesdayJanuary 22, 2014