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ThursdayMarch 20, 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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Police Discover Over 100 Undocumented Immigrants Living in Houston Home

Police Discover Over 100 Undocumented Immigrants Living in Houston Home

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Police on Wednesday rescued 109 people, most of them believed to be undocumented immigrants, from a house in southeastern Houston, local media reported.

Houston police spokesman John Cannon said that five men were arrested in the operation for apparently being part of a people trafficking network, and he discussed the shock experienced by the officers at finding more than 100 people confined in a single house.

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Brazilian Authorities Rescue Kidnapped Italian Teenage Girl

Police in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday morning rescued an Italian teenage girl who had been kidnapped four days ago in the seaside resort of Arraial do Cabo.

Two suspects were killed.

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A Simple Outline For How To Make Video Games More Diverse

A Simple Outline For How To Make Video Games More Diverse

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The world of video games has a diversity problem. But this is to its credit, actually. The fact that the industry needs to address diversity in gaming speaks to the level of cultural influence video games now have throughout society — as both a form of art and entertainment. With the proliferation of smart phones, gaming is as accessible as ever, which means that the success of a game is no longer dependent on its ability to pitch the idea of gaming itself. Games can now market their own quality, opening the door to a wider realm of gameplay, design, and story in which the medium can truly flourish artistically without catering to narrow tropes of yore.

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Uruguay Weights Jail Time for Animal Cruelty

Uruguay Weights Jail Time for Animal Cruelty

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Uruguayan lawmakers are considering a bill that would broaden protections for domestic animals, including the creation of an offense of killing an animal “with cruelty,” punishable by up to two years in prison.

The aim is to improve animal welfare and “to punish those who make them suffer,” one of the authors of the measure, Fitzgerald Cantero, told Efe.

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Mexican Journalists Covering Politics More Likely to be Targeted with Aggression

Mexican Journalists Covering Politics More Likely to be Targeted with Aggression

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Public officials accounted for 60 percent of the 330 acts of aggression against journalists and media outlets documented in Mexico last year, press-freedom watchdog Article 19 says in a new report.

The first 12 months of President Enrique Peña Nieto’s six-year term witnessed the largest number of attacks on journalists since 2007, according to the group, which takes its name from Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, proclaiming the right to freedom of expression.

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Rosario Dawson Honored to Play Dolores Huerta in Cesar Chavez Biopic

Rosario Dawson Honored to Play Dolores Huerta in Cesar Chavez Biopic

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In the film biography “Cesar Chavez,” Rosario Dawson had the honor of playing one of the women who admires him most, Dolores Huerta - the righthand person for the union leader - who continues to be active at 83 and tweeted the actress to congratulate her on her performance.

“She’s a woman who continues writing her own story, who is very active, who continues to collaborate with multiple causes. I had the privilege of getting to know her when we were at a meeting on immigration where she was with Maria Teresa Kumar (of Voto Latino) and politician Lawrence O’Donnell,” Dawson told Efe in an interview.

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More Protesters Die During Protests in Venezuela

More Protesters Die During Protests in Venezuela

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A municipal worker died in Caracas and a student lost his life in the border state of Tachira in incidents linked to the protests that have been under way for more than a month in Venezuela, authorities said Wednesday.

The mayor of the capital’s Distrito Libertador municipality, Jorge Rodriguez, said on Twitter that Francisco Rosendo Marin was “murdered by terrorists” as he was taking down a barricade set up by anti-government protesters.

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Real Madrid’s Jese Rodriguez Injures Knee, Misses Rest of Season

Real Madrid’s Jese Rodriguez Injures Knee, Misses Rest of Season

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Real Madrid Jese Rodriguez, who will miss the rest of the season after injuring his knee in a Champions League clash with Schalke 04, has decided to turn to renowned German orthopedic surgeon Dr. Ulrich Boenisch, the club said Wednesday.

Jese plans to fly to Augsburg, Germany, home of the Hessingpark-Clinic, where Boenisch works.

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Enrique Peña Nieto Appoints Former Spy to National Security Commission

Enrique Peña Nieto Appoints Former Spy to National Security Commission

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President Enrique Peña Nieto nominated attorney and former intelligence chief Monte Alejandro Rubido as the new chairman of Mexico’s National Security Commission.

If confirmed by the Senate, Rubido will succeed Manuel Mondragon, who asked to “withdraw from the operational realm” and focus on devising strategies for law enforcement, Government Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chang.

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ThursdayMarch 20, 2014