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WednesdayMarch 5, 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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Texas Gubernatorial Candidate Brags of His Appeal to Latinos

Texas Gubernatorial Candidate Brags of His Appeal to Latinos

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Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who won Tuesday’s Republican gubernatorial primary, said that the values of the Latino community match perfectly with those of U.S. conservatives.

“We have a huge trend of doubling my support in the Hispanic community,” he told reporters after casting his ballot.

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France, Colombia to Train Mexico’s New Police Force

France, Colombia to Train Mexico’s New Police Force

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The 390 commanders of Mexico’s new Gendarmerie, which will begin operating in July with 5,000 officers, are receiving law enforcement training in France and Colombia, the National Security Commission said.

The top commanders of the Gendarmerie, a division of the Federal Police, have been named, the commission, whose chief is Manuel Mondragon y Kalb, said in a statement.

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Question of Race Not Simple for Mexican Americans, Author Says

Question of Race Not Simple for Mexican Americans, Author Says

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About half of Latinos check “white” in response to the question about race on the U.S. Census. About half check “other race.”

They identify they are Latino in response to a previous question just for that purpose.

Their choice of “white” or “other race” may have little to do with their skin color, their use of English or Spanish, or their comfort within the larger culture, contrary to common assumptions, says Julie A. Dowling, a University of Illinois professor of Latina and Latino studies.

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Carles Puyol to Leave Barcelona Organization After 19 Years

Carles Puyol to Leave Barcelona Organization After 19 Years

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Veteran defender and long-time team captain Carles Puyol announced Tuesday that he will leave FC Barcelona at the end of this season.

The 35-year-old Puyol, who has never played for any other club, told reporters at Barça’s training facility that he needs a period of rest after a succession of injuries and “aggressive” surgeries.

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Colombian Police Use Tear Gas on Protesters Injuring 8

Colombian Police Use Tear Gas on Protesters Injuring 8

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At least eight people were injured Tuesday when Colombian police used tear gas against commuters gathered at a Bogota bus terminal to protest poor service.

Protests were staged at at least seven terminals of the Transmilenio system, but the most serious situation occurred at the Suba station, where riot police in armored vehicles fired tear gas and chaos ensued.

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Mexican Vigilantes Demand That “Corrupt” Mayor Resign

Mexican Vigilantes Demand That “Corrupt” Mayor Resign

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Vigilantes entered city hall in Apatzingan, located in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, and demanded that Mayor Uriel Chavez Mendoza resign, media reports said.

The hundreds of vigilantes who crowded into city hall on Monday accused the mayor of having links to the Caballeros Templarios, a drug cartel with a large presence in Michoacan.

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WednesdayMarch 5, 2014