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FridayJanuary 24, 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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NC Attorney General Says Undocumented Students Do Not Qualify for In-State Tuition

NC Attorney General Says Undocumented Students Do Not Qualify for In-State Tuition

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The office of North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper has decided that undocumented students who benefit from the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program do not qualify to pay in-state tuition at public universities and community colleges.

In a letter sent on Wednesday to state Rep. Marcus Brandon, who last month requested a legal opinion on the issue, the AG’s office said reducing tuition for undocumented students would require a change in state law.

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Mexico Deplores Citizen’s Execution in Texas

Mexico Deplores Citizen’s Execution in Texas

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Mexico lamented Texas’ execution of a Mexican national and called it a clear contravention of a 2004 world court decision that found U.S. authorities had violated international law by failing to inform foreign suspects of their right to consular assistance.

“Mexican Edgar Tamayo Arias was executed today in Texas,” Mexico’s Foreign Relations Secretariat said Wednesday night, shortly after Texas authorities confirmed that the convicted cop killer had been put to death.

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Spanish Economy Sees Slight Growth in 4th Quarter of 2013

Spain’s economy grew 0.3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013 relative to the previous quarter, according to the central bank, which noted, however, that the country’s gross domestic product shrank 1.2 percent last year from 2012.

In its most recent economic bulletin, the Bank of Spain said Thursday that the Iberian nation’s economy improved gradually during the year to emerge from its latest recession, which began in early 2011.

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Colombia’s Radamel Falcao Tears Ligament in Knee, Jeopardizing World Cup Play

Colombia’s Radamel Falcao Tears Ligament in Knee, Jeopardizing World Cup Play

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AS Monaco striker Radamel Falcao tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and could be out of action for six months, jeopardizing his chances of competing in the World Cup for his native Colombia.

Portuguese surgeon Jose Carlos Noronha, a top knee specialist who examined the 27-year-old star in Porto after he was injured during a French Cup match Wednesday against fourth-division side Monts d’Or Azergues Foot, confirmed the news in remarks to Efe Thursday.

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Colombian Tourists Kidnapped in Violence Mexican Region

Colombian Tourists Kidnapped in Violence Mexican Region

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Two Colombian nationals were abducted Dec. 31 in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, where conflict is raging between a powerful drug cartel and community militias, the wife of one of the captives said Thursday.

The families of Arnoldo Celis and Jimmy Alejandro Rojas filed a formal criminal complaint with the Mexican Attorney General’s Office on Jan. 6, Juliette Cordoba Rojas told MVS radio.

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Latinos Want Strong Presidential Action to Combat Climate Change

Latinos Want Strong Presidential Action to Combat Climate Change

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An overwhelming majority of Latinos in the United States want strong presidential action to curb the threat of climate change, according to new poll conducted for the Natural Resources Defense Council by Latino Decisions.

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“Here’s an important message for our political leaders, and it cuts across party lines: Latinos intensely support taking action on climate change and fighting air pollution,” said Adrianna Quintero, senior attorney for NRDC and Founder of Voces Verdes. “Latinos in the U.S. recognize the threat that climate change poses to the well being of our families and the future of our community in this country and abroad, and want our leaders to solve it.

“That’s why, today, Latinos are speaking up loud and clear: it’s time to cut the carbon pollution that is driving climate chaos and threatening our children’s future.”

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Puerto Rico National Guard To Cleanup Vieques

Puerto Rico National Guard To Cleanup Vieques

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A group of 30 experienced Puerto Rico National Guard engineers has launched a cleanup effort focused on areas of ecological and tourist interest on the island of Vieques, which the U.S. Navy used as a bombing range for more than 40 years.

Lt. Col. Ruth Diaz Calderon, spokeswoman for that military force, a component of the U.S. National Guard, told Efe that the group of experts began working Tuesday on the project and that their goal is to establish an eco-tourism project in a 393-hectare (970-acre) area of the island-municipality.

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Sinkhole in Mexico City Causes Major Traffic Delays

Sinkhole in Mexico City Causes Major Traffic Delays

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The western part of Mexico’s capital was plunged into traffic chaos on Thursday after a water-main break created a sinkhole on the city’s outer beltway.

The hole, which is 2 meters (6.5 ft.) wide and 3 meters (9.8 ft.) deep, lies at the beltway interchange with two main surface thoroughfares.

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Blog del Narco: Knights Templar Leaders Kids Hit Showbiz Bigtime

Blog del Narco: Knights Templar Leaders Kids Hit Showbiz Bigtime

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A huge stir has hit Mexico by revelations that alleged children of Enrique “Kike” Plancarte, who is one of the seven leaders of the Knights Templar,  are singers gaining huge popularity.  The feds and local authorities are determined to capture the drug lord and are hopeful his children may lead them to him. 

Recording under the label of “Planrécords” , which is derived from Plancarte own name, after apparently no other record company would work with the singers. Melissa “La Princesa de la banda” and Kike, Young ” The Prince of the band “can boast that they have worked with with artists and popular groups, such as The Arroladora Banda El Limon, Banda El Recodo, and songwriter Espinoza Paz respectively.

On the record labels you tube account they have twenty videos, both while recording and concerts, in which Melissa and Kike are invited to share the stage to perform songs with stellar artists.

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Police Arrest Man Linked to Cartel Targeting Central Mexico

Police Arrest Man Linked to Cartel Targeting Central Mexico

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Federal forces deployed in the embattled western state of Michoacan arrested a man identified by media outlets as a key figure in the drug cartel that has been terrorizing the region, the head of Mexico’s National Public Safety System said.

Hector Chavez Quiroz, 40, is “an important part of a criminal structure,” Monte Alejandro Rubido told a press conference in Morelia, the state capital.

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FridayJanuary 24, 2014