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MondayFebruary 24, 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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Billionaire George Soros Pledging Millions to Support Immigration Reform

Billionaire investor George Soros has taken another step forward in his donations to groups engaged in political lobbying, especially to those promoting immigration reform, the Washington Post said,

The Open Society Policy Center, the advocacy wing of Soros’ Open Society Foundations, tripled the amount it spent on lobbying from $3.25 million in 2012 to $11 million last year.

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Violent Weekend in Honduras Leaves 39 Dead

A weekend of violence across Honduras left at least 39 people dead, the head of operations and strategy for the national police said Monday.

Twenty-nine people were slain on Sunday alone, Julio Benitez told Canal 5 television in Tegucigalpa.

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Death Toll from Venezuelan Protests Stands at 13

Thirteen people have died in nearly two weeks of protests against the leftist regime of President Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela’s attorney general said Monday.

Six of the fatalities were in Caracas, Luisa Ortega told a press conference.

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Penelope Cruz on List of Oscar Presenters

Today ‘The Oscars’ production presented it full list of presenters for ‘The Oscars’ show on March 2 and Spanish star Penelope Cruz was on the list.

Cruz will join other stars like Amy Adams, Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Brad Pitt, amongst others. 

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Mexico Formally Charges ‘El Chapo’ While the World Waits to See Where He’ll Face Justice

The Mexican government formally charged their other most famous billionaire Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman on charges of drug trafficking.  The formal charges announced by Mexico’s Federal Judicial Council come as Chicago, New York and five other jurisdictions wait to see if the 56-year-old narco will face justice in their courts.

The Sinaloa cartel, which Guzman is the head of, does business in over 50 countries.  While many jurisdictions have a price on Guzman’s head no one wants him more than U.S. – and of course his native country. 

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A $10.10 Minimum Wage Would Make A DVD At Walmart Cost One Cent More

Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would increase the price of a $16 product at Walmart, such as the typical DVD, by just a cent if all of the extra costs were passed on to consumers, according to an analysis by an economist for Bloomberg News.

Ken Jacobs, chair of the Labor Center at the University of California, Berkeley, estimates that a minimum wage at that level would add $200 million to Walmart’s yearly labor costs, which comes to just 0.8 percent of what it currently spends. That also represents just 0.06 percent of the company’s billions in yearly sales, Jacobs told ThinkProgress, so if the company decided to pass the entire cost increase on to its customers, it would mean an extra penny for a $16 product.

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NELSON BALIDO: Five Issues Facing the New Secretary of Homeland Security

Jeh Johnson has been confirmed by the Senate to be the new secretary of Homeland Security. Not only is it one of the most challenging jobs in all of federal government, but there’s not a lot of experience to draw upon as the new appointee charts his course. There have been a grand total of four secretaries of the department and two acting secretaries. There is no dog-eared training manual for this post.

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Blog del Narco: The Family History of the Notorious El Chapo

Blog del Narco: The Family History of the Notorious El Chapo

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Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera had at least nine children with three women. One of them, like one of his brothers children was killed. Other family members have been arrested and remain under surveillance by Mexican and U.S. authorities. El Chapo, was arrested Saturday by Mexican marines in the resort city of Mazatlan, Sinaloa.

From Guzman’s first marriage, to Alejandrina Maria Salazar Hernandez in 1977, he had two children:  César Ivan Archivaldo and Jesus Alfredo.

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REPORT:  Mexico’s Carlos Slim Set to Become Principal Owner of New York Times

Mexican magnate Carlos Slim and the Italian group Proto will be the principal shareholders of the U.S. daily The New York Times (NYT), sources at the Proto Organization told Efe.

“This agreement for joint participation in 19 percent of NYT capital was taken yesterday in New York by Carlos Slim and Alessandro Proto (president of the group), and will be finalized next week,” the sources said.

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Colombian Presidential Candidate Survives Gunfire Attack

The convoy carrying Patriotic Union presidential candidate Aida Avella Esquivel was attacked Sunday by two men riding a motorcycle in Tame, a city in Colombia’s Arauca province, police said.

Avella and Sen. Carlos Lozano, who were traveling together, were not hurt, Arauca police chief Col. Camilo Ernesto Alvarez Ochoa said.

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MondayFebruary 24, 2014