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SaturdayMarch 8, 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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Mexico to Host Friendly Soccer Match Against Israel in May

Mexico to Host Friendly Soccer Match Against Israel in May

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Mexico’s national soccer team will play a home friendly against Israel on May 28 as part of its final preparations for the 2014 World Cup, which will get underway two weeks later in Brazil, the Mexican soccer federation said Friday.

The match will be played at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City and will be the only international friendly El Tri plays on Mexican soil before competing in soccer’s showcase event, the federation added.

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Spain Allows U.S. to Expand Air Force Base

Spain Allows U.S. to Expand Air Force Base

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The Spanish government approved Friday an expansion of the size and duration of the U.S. military presence at the Moron base in southern Spain.

The Pentagon is authorized to increase the U.S. Marine contingent at Moron from the current level of around 850 troops to as many as 1,100, Spanish Defense Minister Pedro Morenes told reporters after Friday’s Cabinet meeting.

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Juanes’s New Album Focuses on Love

Juanes’s New Album Focuses on Love

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After several years of using his music and voice to raise awareness about a number of social causes, Colombian singer Juanes now leaves such matters aside to sing of love.

“There came a time when it happened to me, that I forgot who I really am and I was getting bogged down…I’m very interested in those causes, but I’m a musician and I’m here because ever since I was little I’ve been playing the guitar and singing and I love that,” that artist told a press conference in Mexico City.

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The GOP “Latino Problem,” in One Snapshot

The GOP “Latino Problem,” in One Snapshot

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By Victor Landa, NewsTaco

One picture, posted Thursday by John Hudak on Twitter, explains in a moment’s flash the Republican “Latino problem.” It has nothing to do with Latinos.

Hudak is the editor of the Brookings Institution’s FixGov blog. While reporting on this year’s CPAC (the nation’s largest conservative political confab) he attended a panel on GOP outreach into minority communities. Ten minutes into the session he noticed a largely empty room, and took the picture.

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Murders of Women Up 65 Percent in Honduras

Murders of Women Up 65 Percent in Honduras

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Murders of women increased 65 percent between 2010 and 2013 in Honduras and 95 percent of those crimes have gone unpunished, feminist organizations here said in the runup to International Woman’s Day.

Gilda Rivera, with the Women’s Rights Center, told Efe that 2,139 women were murdered during the period.

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Barack Obama Turns Down “Deporter in Chief” Label

Barack Obama Turns Down “Deporter in Chief” Label

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President Barack Obama on Thursday rejected criticism from a prominent Hispanic leader who dubbed him the “deporter in chief” for the record number of undocumented migrants deported since he took office.

“I am the champion-in-chief of comprehensive immigration reform,” he declared during a forum at the Newseum in Washington to promote the registration of Latinos in the new medical insurance plans available under the 2010 Affordable Care Act.

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Venezuelan Attorney General: 19 Dead in Protests

Venezuelan Attorney General: 19 Dead in Protests

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Venezuela’s attorney general on Thursday said that 19 people have died and 318 have been injured in the protests over the past three weeks, along with 1,103 people who have been arrested.

“We have 318 people injured and 19 dead. Of the 318 injured, 217 are civilians and 81 are police and (security) officers,” Luisa Ortega told Globovision.

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Mexico Releases Woman Accused of Killing Her Rapist

Mexico Releases Woman Accused of Killing Her Rapist

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A 20-year-old woman jailed for killing the man who allegedly raped her has been released after posting bail, Mexican media reported.

Yakiri Rubio was released on Wednesday night from the women’s prison in Tepepan, a town located south of Mexico City.

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez Celebrates 87th Birthday

Gabriel Garcia Marquez Celebrates 87th Birthday

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Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez was in high spirits Thursday on his 87th birthday, which he celebrated in the privacy of his home in this capital.

The Nobel literature laureate stepped outside the door of his home on Mexico City’s south side after midday to greet more than a dozen journalists, including Efe reporters, who had been waiting outside since the morning to see him.

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Major Changes in Textile Imports Could Benefit Dominican Republic

Major Changes in Textile Imports Could Benefit Dominican Republic

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The Dominican Republic’s textile industry, hampered in recent decades by Chinese competition, has begun growing again and may recover a leadership position thanks to Western companies’ declining enthusiasm for sourcing production in Asia, the CEO of Spanish garment technology company Jeanologia told Efe.

Now is the time for Latin American countries to leverage technology to reclaim leadership of the textile industry and become the “great workshop” for the United States, Enrique Silla said.

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Santana Hopes to Be Remembered as “an Enlightened Musician, Person”

Santana Hopes to Be Remembered as “an Enlightened Musician, Person”

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Musician Carlos Santana said he felt good vibes about his album “Corazon,” a feeling similar to what he got from “Supernatural.”

The 66-year-old Mexican-American performer said he had lots of energy and was not even thinking about retiring, although the recent death of Spanish guitarist Paco de Lucia had made him reflect on his legacy.

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Mexican Politician Denies Links to Banamex Fraud Case

Conservative opposition National Action Party, or PAN, chairman Gustavo Madero said he had no ties to Oceanografia, a firm under investigation by Mexican authorities for allegedly defrauding Banamex of hundreds of millions of dollars, and called on officials to get to the bottom of the case.

“I am sure that the officials who ran Pemex in the past 12 years, as well as the members of its board during that time, can provide the detailed information on the Oceanografia case,” Madero said in a statement.

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SaturdayMarch 8, 2014