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SundayMarch 9, 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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Authorities Confiscate 6 Planes in Drug Bust in Northern Mexico

Authorities Confiscate 6 Planes in Drug Bust in Northern Mexico

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Mexican marines detained three armed individuals and confiscated six small planes, weapons and vehicles in a drug bust at a ranch in the northwestern state of Sinaloa, authorities said.

In a joint statement, the Government, Defense and Navy secretariats, the federal Attorney General’s Office and the National Security Commission said these actions were part of a coordinated strategy by federal forces in Sinaloa.

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Puerto Rico to Host 7th Sangria Fest

Puerto Rico to Host 7th Sangria Fest

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The San Juan Convention Center will be hosting the 7th Sangria Fest, the world’s largest gathering of makers of the beverage, on March 15, with organizers planning to take the event to the United States in the near future.

This year’s festival will be “special” because a U.S. sangria, Chicago’s Sangria MadCru, will be competing for the first time, Reggie Ortiz, who organized the event with wife Marissa Gasparoli, told Efe.

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Mexico’s Enrique Peña Nieto Plans Trip to Ecuador, Chile

Mexico’s Enrique Peña Nieto Plans Trip to Ecuador, Chile

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Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto plans to make an official visit to Ecuador this week and will then attend Michelle Bachelet’s presidential inauguration in Chile, the Office of the President and the Foreign Relations Secretariat said.

Peña Nieto is scheduled to leave Mexico on Sunday afternoon and to return home on Wednesday.

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Brazil Discovers 17 Peruvians Working in Slave-Like Conditions in Rio

Brazil Discovers 17 Peruvians Working in Slave-Like Conditions in Rio

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Officials of the Labor and Employment Ministry found 17 Peruvians working in conditions of slavery at a sewing workshop in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, officials told Efe on Saturday.

According to the consul general of Peru in Sao Paulo, Arturo Jarama, some of his compatriots had their documents confiscated and severe limitations imposed on going outdoors, particularly the ones who had been working there only a short time and had yet to win the trust of the owners, who are of Peruvian descent.

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Cuba Allows Users to Access E-Mail on Mobile Devices

Cuba Allows Users to Access E-Mail on Mobile Devices

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Cuba announced Saturday a new service that will allow access to a local e-mail account on mobile devices, a novelty on the island due to existing restrictions on Internet connections for cell phones and home computers.

“For now the only e-mail that can be read on a mobile phone must arrive on a nauta.cu account, which is obtained by signing up for an e-mail account on the Nauta service,” the daily Juventud Rebelde said.

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Experts Find New Remains of 18th Century Ship in South Argentina

Experts Find New Remains of 18th Century Ship in South Argentina

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An international research team has discovered new fragments of the Spanish ship La Purisima Concepcion, shipwrecked in 1765 on the coast of the southern Argentine province of Tierra del Fuego, officials told Efe.

“The expedition found remains of wood, metal and seven cannonballs,” the provincial culture secretary, Sergio Araque, said.

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Virgin Galactic Eyes Puerto Rico as Launch Pad for Space Flights

Virgin Galactic Eyes Puerto Rico as Launch Pad for Space Flights

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A former U.S. navy base in eastern Puerto Rico could be the place where Virgin Galactic chooses to build a launch pad for future commercial space flights, an option being considered that neither party denies.

This week’s publication of an article in the daily Caribbean Business saying that the owner of Virgin Galactic, British entrepreneur Richard Branson, has acquired 11 hangars at the Roosevelt Roads Naval Station in Ceiba, on the eastern end of the U.S. commonwealth, was what sparked the rumors and conjectures.

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Wife of FC Barcelona Player Iniesta Suffers Miscarriage

Wife of FC Barcelona Player Iniesta Suffers Miscarriage

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FC Barcelona and Spanish national team midfielder Andres Iniesta and his wife, Anna Ortiz, have lost the child they were expecting due to a miscarriage, the Cadena SER radio network’s “El Larguero” program reported Saturday.

The miscarriage was the reason the star player did not travel with his team for Barça’s La Liga match Saturday afternoon against Valladolid.

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Nearly 4 out of 5 Latina High School Grads Continue on to College

Nearly 4 out of 5 Latina High School Grads Continue on to College

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The enrollment of female Hispanic high school graduates in colleges and universities increased 24 percent between 1994 and 2012, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center.

An analysis of U.S. Census data showed que 76 percent of Latina students enroll for higher education, compared with 72 percent of their white non-Latina counterparts.

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Carnival Cruise Ship Rescues 24 Cuban Migrants

Carnival Cruise Ship Rescues 24 Cuban Migrants

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A boatload of 24 Cuban immigrants has been rescued at sea by a Carnival cruise ship, whose crew handed them over to authorities on the Cayman Islands, the company said Friday.

The Cuban immigrants were stranded in a wooden boat that had been adrift for five days, Carnival said in a statement.

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Brazil’s Ruling Party Offers “Continuity with Changes”

Brazil’s Ruling Party Offers “Continuity with Changes”

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Brazil’s governing center-left Workers Party will pursue an agenda of “continuity with changes” if - as expected - President Dilma Rousseff wins a second term in the October elections, party chairman Rui Falcao said here Friday.

“We are victims of our own success, because we create the conditions for the populace to want change,” Falcao said during the latest installment of the EFE Breakfast discussion series, sponsored by Spanish tech giant Indra.

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SundayMarch 9, 2014