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FridayFebruary 28, 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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Guatemalan Authorities Rescue 3 Girls from Sex Traffickers

Guatemalan Authorities Rescue 3 Girls from Sex Traffickers

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Security forces rescued three Guatemalan girls who were about to be taken into Mexico by sex traffickers, authorities said Thursday.

The girls were freed on Wednesday in the southwestern province of San Marcos, which borders on Mexico, police spokesman Pablo Castillo told reporters.

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Arizona Organization Attempts to Identify Migrants who Disappeared Near Border

Arizona Organization Attempts to Identify Migrants who Disappeared Near Border

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The Colibri Center for Human Rights was founded with the aim of ending the sorrowful cycle for many families of having a loved one missing in the Arizona desert.

“We’re a search center and we’re working on the identification of immigrants who died crossing the border, and we have the support of the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner with the Missing Migrants project,” said the director of Colibri, anthropologist Robin Reineke.

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Immigrants with Undocumented Families Hesitate to Register for Obamacare

Immigrants with Undocumented Families Hesitate to Register for Obamacare

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Some immigrant families who are eligible for insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act remain reluctant to sign up because they fear it could lead to the deportation of undocumented relatives, the executive director of the National Immigration Law Center said Thursday.

“We want the community to understand that there are no immigration consequences, that there are no deportation procedures,” Marielena Hincapie said in a teleconference with Spanish-language media.

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Brazilian Economy Grew 2.3 Percent in 2013

Brazilian Economy Grew 2.3 Percent in 2013

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Brazil’s economy expanded 2.3 percent in 2013, compared with growth of 1 percent the previous year, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics, or IBGE, said Thursday.

The country’s gross domestic product for 2013 was estimated at 4.84 trillion reais (some $2.05 trillion), the IBGE said.

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POLL:  Most Americans Want Undocumented Immigrants to Become Legal Residents

A new poll by the Pew Research Center has found that most Americans believe undocumented immigrants should get the opportunity to become legal residents.  The findings come at a time where efforts to effectuate immigration reform has stalled in Washington D.C. 

There are an estimated 11.7 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S., the majority of which are Latino.

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Another Member of “Cuban Five” Released From U.S. Jail After 15 Years

Another Member of “Cuban Five” Released From U.S. Jail After 15 Years

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Fernando Gonzalez, one of five Cuban spies convicted by a Miami jury in 2001, was released Thursday from U.S. federal prison after serving more than 15 years.

Gonzalez, 50, who was being held at a prison in Safford, Arizona, was immediately taken into custody by immigration authorities and will be deported back to Cuba.

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Cuban Revolutionary-Turned-Dissident Huber Matos Dies, Age 95

Cuban Revolutionary-Turned-Dissident Huber Matos Dies, Age 95

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Huber Matos, a comandante of the 1959 Cuban Revolution who became a fierce opponent of Fidel Castro, died Thursday in Miami, his grandson told Efe. He was 95.

The man who spent 20 years in a Cuban prison after falling out with Fidel died at Kendall Regional Hospital, where he was admitted Tuesday following a “massive heart attack,” Huber Matos Garsault said.

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NASA’s Telescope Finds 715 Planets Outside Solar System

NASA’s Telescope Finds 715 Planets Outside Solar System

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The Kepler space telescope has discovered 715 planets outside our solar system, including four that are potentially habitable, NASA said.

Kepler, launched in March 2009, is NASA’s first mission to detect Earth-size planets with conditions to support life.

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Blog del Narco: View Tunnels that El Chapo Used Evade Police

Blog del Narco: View Tunnels that El Chapo Used Evade Police

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Joaquin Guzman Loera, aka El Chapo, was arrested on last Saturday February 22 in Mazatlan but not before a very close escape to one of his houses in Culiacán, through a hidden tunnel.

Mexicans Marine, with the assistance of. U.S. authorities gave chase but lost the fugitive through a maze of tunnels under the city just before his famous arrest. In every house, the Mexican military found the same thing: reinforced steel doors and an escape hatch under the bathtubs. Each hatch led to a series of interconnected tunnels within the drainage system of the city.

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Militias Fight Mexican Cartel to Control Port City

The militias that emerged a year ago in the western Mexican state of Michoacan to defend communities from a powerful drug cartel are expanding their presence on the Pacific coast, officials said.

Roughly 200 men armed with assault rifles gathered Wednesday on Caleta de Campos beach near the key port of Lazaro Cardenas, a source in the state government told Efe.

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FridayFebruary 28, 2014