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SundayFebruary 23, 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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Mexico Received $35 Billion in FDI in 2013

Mexico Received $35 Billion in FDI in 2013

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Mexico received a record $35 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) last year, officials said.

FDI was up 180 percent last year, compared to 2012, when it totaled “slightly more than $13 billion,” President Enrique Peña Nieto said during the inauguration of the Honda plant in Celaya, a city in the central state of Guanajuato, earlier this weekend.

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Leg Injury Benches Gerard Pique For 2 Weeks

Leg Injury Benches Gerard Pique For 2 Weeks

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FC Barcelona defender Gerard Pique sustained a leg injury in the loss to Real Sociedad and will be out of action for two weeks, the team’s medical staff said.

Pique injured his right leg Saturday in the match at Anoeta Stadium, where Real Sociedad beat Barcelona 3-1 and knocked the team out of the Spanish League lead.

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Julio Iglesias Receives Standing Ovation at Concert in Miami

Julio Iglesias Receives Standing Ovation at Concert in Miami

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Spanish crooner Julio Iglesias performed some of his classics and other songs for fans in Miami, where he has long had a home.

The 70-year-old singer received numerous ovations Saturday night at the American Airlines Arena, where the audience went wild at times and sang along with many of the old standards.

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Severe Rains, Floods Lead to 59 Deaths in Bolivia

Severe Rains, Floods Lead to 59 Deaths in Bolivia

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The torrential rains and flooding that have lashed Bolivia for several weeks have taken 59 lives, have affected more than 59,800 families, and some 100,000 cattle have died, government and business sources said Saturday.

Bolivian Defense Minister Ruben Saavedra informed state news agency ABI about the number of fatalities and families affected by the floods, above all in the Amazon region of Beni on the Brazilian border.

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Mexico’s “El Chapo” Faces Dozens of Charges in U.S.

Mexico’s “El Chapo” Faces Dozens of Charges in U.S.

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Joaquin “El Chapo” (Shorty) Guzman, the world’s most notorious and powerful drug lord, faces dozens of charges in the United States, where officials in Chicago labeled him “Public Enemy No. 1,” putting the Sinaloa cartel boss on a par with the infamous gangster Al Capone.

Guzman was captured by the security forces during a joint U.S.-Mexican operation in the Pacific resort city of Mazatlan on Saturday.

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Colombian Authorities Arrest 26 FARC, Gang Members

Colombian Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon announced Saturday that a total of 26 members of the FARC and of the criminal gang Los Urabeños were captured in several operations by the police and army in different regions of the country.

A total of 13 members of support networks for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, and 13 members of Los Urabeños were captured.

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Puerto Rico Combating Brain-Drain With Free Tech Training

Puerto Rico Combating Brain-Drain With Free Tech Training

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A number of technology companies have decided to offer days of practical training to Puerto Rican youths interested in this field, in order to help them develop careers in the U.S. commonwealth, afflicted more every day by the exodus of qualified professionals.

Coordinated by the Technology Professionals Association of Puerto Rico, or TRAPR, the initial training session was held Saturday for everyone who sees creating applications and digital art for mobile apps as an opportunity for professional development.

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17 Latinos to Receive Medal of Honor from President Obama

17 Latinos to Receive Medal of Honor from President Obama

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Victor Landa, NewsTaco

On March 18th, President Obama will award 24 Army veterans, among them 17 Latinos, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry. According to a White House press release, the medals are awarded

in recognition of their valor during major combat operations in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

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Amazon’s Deforestation Dropped 19 Percent At End of 2013

Amazon’s Deforestation Dropped 19 Percent At End of 2013

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Brazil’s portion of the Amazon rainforest lost between August 2013 and January this year some 1,162.5 sq. kilometers (448.8 sq. miles) of woodland, an area 19 percent less than the amount deforested between August 2012 and January 2013, which was 1,427 sq. kilometers (551 sq. miles), the government said.

The estimate of the devastated area was based on an analysis of satellite images, and can only be considered an alert since the true dimenson of the deforestation must be confirmed by a visit of enforcement officers to the identified areas, Environment Minister Izabela Teixeira told a press conference.

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People Reports Christina Aguilera Expecting Second Child, Days After Engagement

People Reports Christina Aguilera Expecting Second Child, Days After Engagement

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American singer and actress of Ecuadorian descent Christina Aguilera is pregnant again, People magazine reported a few days after the artist announced on Twitter her plans to wed boyfriend Matthew Rutler, 29.

Publication sources said the 33-year-old pop star and her fiance “always talked about taking the next steps: marriage and growing a family together.”

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Mexican President Confirms Capture of Cartel Boss El Chapo

Mexican President Confirms Capture of Cartel Boss El Chapo

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Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Saturday confirmed the arrest of the world’s most notorious and powerful drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” (Shorty) Guzman, saying he was captured by marines during a joint security-force operation in the Pacific resort city of Mazatlan.

“I want to recognize the work of the Mexican government’s security institutions in apprehending Joaquin Guzman Loera in Mazatlan,” Peña Nieto wrote on Twitter.

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Thousands Partake in March Demanding Freedom for Venezuela Political Detainees

Thousands Partake in March Demanding Freedom for Venezuela Political Detainees

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Leaders of the Venezuelan opposition and students’ representatives led a massive opposition demonstration in Caracas and announced a list of demands for the government that includes freedom for political detainees and penalties for those guilty of attacking the marches.

Opposition leader Henrique Capriles, governor of Miranda state, led a march during which he again denounced violence, called on people not to protest at night or block the streets, while at the same time demanding that the government rectify its actions and release political leader Leopoldo Lopez from jail.

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Fire Kills 6 Members of Same Family in Spain

Fire Kills 6 Members of Same Family in Spain

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Six members of the same family, including three children, died early Saturday at a rural home in the northern Spanish town of Tordomar, authorities told Efe.

Five other people inside the residence - three adults and two minors - were injured in the blaze, which broke out at around 2:30 a.m., Jose Maria Arribas, a representative of Spain’s central government in Burgos province, said after visiting the site of the tragedy.

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SundayFebruary 23, 2014