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ThursdayJanuary 30, 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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Qatari Company Acquires Shell’s Stake in Brazilian Offshore Field

The Brazilian unit of Anglo-Dutch oil supermajor Shell said Wednesday it was selling its 23 percent stake in Brazil’s Parque das Conchas offshore field to Qatar Petroleum International for about $1 billion.

Shell will continue to control the Parque das Conchas, or BC-10, project, a field located in the Campos basin about 110 kilometers (68 miles) off the coast of Espiritu Santo state.

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Spain’s Black-Market Economy Worth a Quarter of GDP

Spain’s Black-Market Economy Worth a Quarter of GDP

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Spain’s illicit economy is worth an estimated 24.6 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product, or roughly 235.14 billion euros ($320 billion), according to a study by the Finance Ministry.

The estimate is based on late-2012 data, the most recently available, according to the director of the study, university professor Jordi Sarda.

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Argentine Governor Fires Half of Administration Via Youtube

Argentine Governor Fires Half of Administration Via Youtube

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The governor of the southern Argentine province of Rio Negro announced the dismissal of half of his administration’s political appointees in a YouTube video.

Only 170 of the provincial Cabinet ministries’ 340 employees will still have jobs after Friday, while those who remain will see their pay cut by 15 percent, Gov. Alberto Weretilneck said in the clip.

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Argentine Governor Fires Half of Administration Via Youtube

Argentine Governor Fires Half of Administration Via Youtube

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The governor of the southern Argentine province of Rio Negro announced the dismissal of half of his administration’s political appointees in a YouTube video.

Only 170 of the provincial Cabinet ministries’ 340 employees will still have jobs after Friday, while those who remain will see their pay cut by 15 percent, Gov. Alberto Weretilneck said in the clip.

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Chefs Offer 370 Types of Tamales At Fair in Mexico City

Chefs Offer 370 Types of Tamales At Fair in Mexico City

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Cultural officials have inaugurated the Tamale Fair in Mexico City, where cooks from more than 10 states, as well as Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama, have gathered, offering visitors more than 370 varieties of the tasty dish.

The fair gives the public an opportunity to taste scores of varieties of tamales, including black and red mole, bean and mixiote, National Culture and Arts Council, or Conaculta, popular culture programs director Alejandra Frausto said.

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EU Inches Closer to Negotiating New Agreement with Cuba

The 28 European Union member states moved closer to starting negotiations on a new political and cooperation agreement with Cuba, EU sources told Efe Wednesday.

“There’s been an agreement on a mandate for talks,” according to one official who spoke on condition of anonymity.

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NBC Latino Shuts Down—Failed Experiment or Successful Test?

NBC Latino Shuts Down—Failed Experiment or Successful Test?

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Last November when NBC announced they were shutting down NBC Latino, their Latino-focused news site and entry into the crowded online competition for Latino readers/viewers, a spokesman for NBC said the closure of the site and funneling of readers to the main network news site:

“will allow its content to reach a much larger audience and it will further enhance NBC News’s commitment and ability to cover news and issues that matter to the Latino community.”

Some in the Latino community mildly voiced their objections but there was no viral campaign demanding NBC rethink their decision.

The overall feeling from those I spoke with, who were aware of the announcement, was that it couldn’t be a bad thing to have Latino news included on the main news site rather than segregated on a separate one, under a less-visited domain.

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Blog del Narco: El Chapo Sends Team to Philippines As Interest Grows

Blog del Narco: El  Chapo Sends Team to Philippines As Interest  Grows

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The Sinaloa Cartell, headed by Joaquin El Chapo Guzman has sent to the Philippines, a “death squad” to silence his competitors. This should be taken as a sign of his growing interest in Asian markets, said the newspaper Philippine Daily Inquirer and InsightCrime group analysis.

The newspaper attributed its information to Virgilio Mendez, director of the Philippine National Bureau of Investigation (NBI). He claimed to have been informed by “a foreign drug agency” of the “imminent” arrival of the murderers “to silence” alleged associates. These criminals were arrested last month.

“We received reports from reliable intelligence about the alleged murderers, but we also had to validate them,” Mendez said. 

This is an indication of the interest of Mexican criminal groups to actively intervene in world drug markets, especially in Asia.

In December 2013, Philippine police raided during which seized 84 kilos of methamphetamine, worth about $ 9.4 million, the Associated Press reported. According to the authorities the owner of the property where drugs, a Filipino-American named Jorge Torres were found to be the main contact for the Sinaloa Cartel in the country.

Police arrested after three native Mexican Sinaloans believed to be related to Torres. 

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Pemex Gives Flotel Contracts to Spanish Shipyards

State-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, said it awarded contracts to build two floating hotels to house workers to Spanish shipyards Barreras and Navantia.

Hijos de J. Barreras and Navantia had bid for the contracts as part of a consortium that includes PMI Norteamerica, a unit of Pemex subsidiary PMI Comercio Internacional.

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Spain Team Manager Looks Forward to Defending World Cup Title

Spain Team Manager Looks Forward to Defending World Cup Title

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The manager of Spain’s national soccer team says it will be an honor for the squad to try to defend its World Cup title this summer in Brazil.

“Who would have thought a few years ago!” Vicente Del Bosque said in an interview published Wednesday on FIFA’s Web site.

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Flu Death Toll Rises in Mexico

Flu Death Toll Rises in Mexico

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A total of 227 people have died from influenza this month in Mexico, the Health Secretariat said.

Laboratory tests have confirmed 2,214 influenza cases from Jan. 1 to Jan. 28, of which 1,859 cases were of the AH1N1 strain, 104 cases of the AH3N2 type, 24 of the type B influenza virus and 227 cases of other strains, the secretariat said in a statement.

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ThursdayJanuary 30, 2014