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WednesdayFebruary 12, 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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Starbucks in Mexico to Offer Discounts to Customers with Reusable Cups

Starbucks in Mexico to Offer Discounts to Customers with Reusable Cups

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Coffee giant Starbucks said it would start providing customers with “reusable cups” in Mexico as part of a campaign to “significantly reduce the waste generated at stores.”

Customers using reusable cups instead of throwaway cups will receive a discount, Starbucks said in a statement.

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Venezuelan Police Arrest Handicapped Woman for Entering Prison with Explosives

Venezuelan Police Arrest Handicapped Woman for Entering Prison with Explosives

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A woman in a wheelchair was arrested on the weekend as she was trying to enter a prison in the western state of Tachira with almost a kilogram of C-4 plastic explosive, the Venezuelan Attorney General’s Office reported Tuesday.

Sainny Chacon Gomez, 22, hid two pieces of the C-4 weighing a total of 937 grams (2.06 pounds) in a cardboard box, where they were found by prison officials during the routine inspection made of visitors, said the AG’s office in a press release.

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Chicago Public Schools Scale Back on Number of Standardized Tests

Chicago Public Schools Scale Back on Number of Standardized Tests

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Parents and community organizations have joined Chicago teachers in a campaign to reduce the number of standardized tests students have to take.

Though the school district has reduced the number of exams this year from 25 to 10, according to Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett, opponents of the testing are not satisfied.

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Nicaraguan Constitutional Changes Go Into Effect Allowing Ortega to Remain in Office

Nicaraguan Constitutional Changes Go Into Effect Allowing Ortega to Remain in Office

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Changes to the Nicaraguan constitution that allow President Daniel Ortega to run for re-election as many times as he wishes entered into force Tuesday with their publication in the official gazette.

The document was dated Feb. 10, but the Web site of the official gazette was knocked out Monday by a group of hackers calling themselves the Algerian Ghosts.

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63 Percent of Floridians Want Better Relations with Cuba

Sixty-three percent of Floridians are in favor of normalizing U.S. ties with Cuba, according to a survey released Tuesday by the Atlantic Council, a think tank based in Washington.

Nationwide, support for better relations with the Communist-ruled island was 56 percent, rising to 62 percent among Latinos.

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Authorities Find 5 Bodies in Western Mexico

Authorities Find 5 Bodies in Western Mexico

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Five bodies, including two headless corpses, were found Tuesday in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, officials said.

The bodies of three young men were found on a dirt road northwest of Morelia, the state capital, the Michoacan Attorney General’s Office said.

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Jalisco’s First Wind Farm Begins Operating

Jalisco’s First Wind Farm Begins Operating

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Officials have inaugurated the first wind farm in the western Mexican state of Jalisco, a facility built with funds invested by the Dragon company and Grupo Salinas, the Energy Secretariat said.

The new wind farm is at an altitude of 2,500 meters (about 8,200 feet) above sea level, making it the highest facility of its kind in Latin America, Energy Secretary Pedro Joaquin Coldwell said.

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Spain-China Relations Tense Following Arrest Warrants for Ex-President

Spain-China Relations Tense Following Arrest Warrants for Ex-President

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A Spanish judge’s decision to issue arrest warrants for China’s former president and other senior officials in a case over alleged genocide in Tibet could harm relations between the two countries, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

“China is strongly dissatisfied and firmly opposed to the erroneous acts taken by the Spanish agencies in disregard of China’s position,” ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying.

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WednesdayFebruary 12, 2014