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FridayFebruary 14, 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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Florida Students, Scientists Reveal “RoboCop” Prototype

Florida Students, Scientists Reveal “RoboCop” Prototype

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A team of scientists and students at Miami’s Florida International University has developed a prototype of “RoboCop.”

Measuring 1.83 meters (6 ft) tall and weighing 34 kilos (75 lbs), the movements of the mechanism’s arms and hands are reminiscent of some of the humanoids of science fiction.

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REPORT: 1 in 4 Americans Will Be Latino in 2025

REPORT: 1 in 4 Americans Will Be Latino in 2025

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A report presented by The Hispanic Council says that in 2025 one in every four Americans will be of Latino origin and that there are already more Hispanics in the United States than Spaniards in Spain, and it urges this European country to strengthen relations with that U.S. community.

The conclusions of the study entitled “El auge de la comunidad hispana en EEUU” (The rise of the Hispanic community in the U.S.) will be discussed on Thursday at the Casa de America in Madrid when they are presented by The Hispanic Council, a think-tank with offices in the U.S. and Spanish capitals.

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Opening a New Business Just Got Easier in Brazil

Brazil’s government has unveiled a plan to shorten the time required to open a new business, which would be reduced from five months to five days.

The plan, which mainly involves trimming bureaucratic red tape, was announced after a meeting of an inter-ministerial committee charged with evaluating the tax regime applicable to small business, known as Simple Nacional.

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Mexican Police Arrest 2 Suspects Linked to Murder of Canadian Tourists

Mexican Police Arrest 2 Suspects Linked to Murder of Canadian Tourists

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One of two suspects in the slaying of a Canadian couple in the western state of Jalisco is in custody, Mexican authorities said Thursday.

Linda Marian Discombe, 72, and husband Edward J. Kular, 84, were killed Sunday during a robbery at their vacation home on the banks of Lake Chapala.

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San Antonio Mayor to Keep His Promise, Dye His Hair Blond

San Antonio Mayor to Keep His Promise, Dye His Hair Blond

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San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro said he will dye his hair blond to honor a promise he made to members of a local high school basketball team.

Castro, a rising star in the Democratic Party, told Fox 29 television that he made the promise during a visit last fall to Lanier High School, where a student asked the Mexican-American mayor to pledge to dye his hair blond if the Lanier Voks qualified for the playoffs.

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Eva Longoria to Star in Horror Film “Visions”

Eva Longoria to Star in Horror Film “Visions”

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“Desperate Housewives” star Eva Longoria has signed to appear in “Visions,” a horror film to be directed by “Saw” series veteran Kevin Greutert, Deadline reported.

Longoria joins a cast that already includes Isla Fisher, Anson Mount and Gillian Jacobs.

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Mexican Mayor Steps Down Amidst Pressure From Militias

The mayor of a town in the western Mexican state of Michoacan said he is stepping down amid accusations from local self-defense groups that he has ties to organized crime.

“They have been debilitating months, of much tension, many problems, much danger,” Tepalcatepec Mayor Guillermo Valencia said from Morelia, the state capital, where he relocated after the emergence of the militias a year ago.

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Venezuela Issues Arrest Order for Venezuelan Opposition Leader

Venezuela Issues Arrest Order for Venezuelan Opposition Leader

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A court has issued an arrest order for Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez for his alleged role in deadly violence that erupted after a march in Caracas, the daily El Universal reported Thursday.

At the request of the Attorney General’s Office, a Caracas judge on Wednesday night ordered the Sebin intelligence agency to apprehend Lopez and search his residence, the paper reported, citing judicial sources.

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FridayFebruary 14, 2014