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WednesdayFebruary 19, 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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Mexican Police Arrest Drug Cartel Money Man

Mexican Police Arrest Drug Cartel Money Man

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A suspected money man for the Caballeros Templarios drug cartel was arrested by the Federal Police in the central state of Queretaro, the Mexican National Security Council said Tuesday.

Juan Reza Sanchez, who was the subject of a reward totaling up to 5 million pesos (about $378,000), was one of the seven top leaders of the cartel, which operates in the western state of Michoacan.

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Colombian President Overhauls Military Amidst Corruption Scandal

Colombian President Overhauls Military Amidst Corruption Scandal

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President Juan Manuel Santos announced Tuesday a major overhaul of Colombia’s armed forces high command following revelations of corruption in military procurement.

“We must act in a clear, forceful way against foreign enemies and internal enemies of our institutions,” the president said during a public event in the northern city of Sincelejo.

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GUILTY:  Mexican Narco that Ordered Killing of U.S. Consulate Members

A Mexican narco who ordered a triple killing including that of a U.S. Consulate member and her husband has been found guilty in Texas.

Arturo Gallegos “Guero” Castrellon a Barrio Azteca lieutenant was extradited from Mexico to the U.S. in 2012 to face murder charges in a foreign country amongst other charges that included drug trafficking and money laundering. 

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Tourists Spent $1.8 Billion in Cuba in 2013

Tourists Spent $1.8 Billion in Cuba in 2013

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International tourists spent $1.8 billion in Cuba in 2013, according to data published Tuesday by the National Statistics and Information Office, or ONEI.

The figure, which includes income from the tourism sector for lodging, transportation, shopping, food, recreation and other areas, represents an increase of approximately 2 percent over 2012.

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Mexican Judge Presides Over Presidential Candidate Kidnapping Case

Mexican Judge Presides Over Presidential Candidate Kidnapping Case

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A man suspected of participating in the 2010 kidnapping of Mexican political power broker and former presidential candidate Diego Fernandez de Cevallos has given a statement to the judge handling the case, the Federal Judiciary Council, or CJF, said.

Daniel Fernandez Dominguez appeared before a federal judge in Mexico state, which surrounds the Federal District and forms part of the Mexico City metropolitan area, on Sunday.

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What to Expect from Today’s ‘Three Amigo’ Meeting in Toluca, Mexico

Today the ‘Three Amigos’ from North America meet, so what should we expect. 

The North American trilateral summit as it is formally known will take place between President Obama, Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

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Over 980 Whale Calves Sighted Off of Mexican Coast

Over 980 Whale Calves Sighted Off of Mexican Coast

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Nearly 1,000 gray whales have been born in Mexico since January, when the marine mammals began arriving in the country’s coastal waters, the Environment and Natural Resources Secretariat said.

A total of 981 sightings of gray whale calves born in Mexican waters were made between Laguna Ojo de Liebre and Laguna San Ignacio, both located in Baja California Sur state, the secretariat said in a statement.

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Chilean Producer Unveils First Film Shot Entirely on Mobile Phones

Chilean Producer Unveils First Film Shot Entirely on Mobile Phones

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The first Chilean film shot with mobile phones - “09 La Pelicula” - is a suspense movie produced by Martin Carcamo and filmed with the telephones of its leading characters.

“Three cell phones are filming at the same time during the movie,” Carcamo said in an interview with Efe.

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Puerto Rico Finds First Leatherback Turtle Nest of 2014

Puerto Rico Finds First Leatherback Turtle Nest of 2014

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Puerto Rico’s first nest this year of the leatherback, the largest sea turtle on the planet, was reported at a northern beach of the Caribbean island, officials said.

The nest was found Sunday in front of the Isla Verde Marine Reserve in Carolina, a city neighboring San Juan, Natural and Environmental Resources Secretary Carmen Guerrero Perez said in a statement.

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Another Argentine Firefighter Dies from Warehouse Fire

Another Argentine Firefighter Dies from Warehouse Fire

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A volunteer firefighter who had been hospitalized after the blaze two weeks ago at a warehouse in Buenos Aires died Monday, bringing to 10 the number of fatalities in the tragedy that has shocked the Argentine public.

Facundo Ambrosi was admitted to the intensive care unit on Feb. 5 after he was seriously injured in the collapse of several walls at the warehouse operated by U.S.-based Iron Mountain, a documents and data management company.

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Caracas, Venezuela on the Brink As Opposition Leader Arrested

The capital city of Venezuela is on the brink of its own ‘Arab Spring’ as ten of thousands anti-government protesters took to the streets of Caracas demanding the end to the current socialist-leaning government.

The protesters have not only surged in numbers they have surged in defiance of Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro’s crack down.  Yesterday, the protesters shut down the six-lane highway that is the key thoroughfare of the capital city.

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WednesdayFebruary 19, 2014