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FridayMarch 21, 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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Ex-Director of Petrobras Arrested for Links to Money Laundering Ring

Ex-Director of Petrobras Arrested for Links to Money Laundering Ring

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A former director of Brazilian state-controlled energy giant Petrobras’ downstream operations was arrested Thursday for alleged links to a gang accused of laundering illicit proceeds.

Paulo Roberto Costa, a senior executive at Brazil’s largest company for many years, was detained at his residence in Rio de Janeiro, the Federal Police said.

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Brazilian Police Bust Paraguayan Organization Trafficking Drugs, Guns

Brazilian police on Thursday broke up a criminal organization that distributed drugs and guns from neighboring Paraguay to gangs operating in the slums of Rio de Janeiro.

The group, which had apparently been operating for two years, had bases in the border towns of Pedro Juan Caballero, Paraguay, and Ponta Pora, Brazil, as well as in Catanduva, Sao Paulo state, where they stored the material prior to shipping it to Rio de Janeiro.

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Caribbean Leaders Concerned About Health Threats for Youth

Caribbean Leaders Concerned About Health Threats for Youth

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The Second International Conference on Non-Communicable Diseases of Children and Adolescents began here amid concerns for the well being of the future generations in the Caribbean.

Non-communicable diseases, or NCDs, and their tragic consequences for society have become a matter of great importance, Trinidad and Tobago’s health minister, Dr. Fuad Khan, said during Wednesday’s opening session.

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5 Men Killed, 3 Wounded While Playing Soccer in Honduras

5 Men Killed, 3 Wounded While Playing Soccer in Honduras

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Five young men were killed and three others wounded when assailants opened fire at people playing soccer in a village on the outskirts of this capital, a Honduran police spokesperson told reporters Thursday.

The shooting took place Wednesday night in Santa Rosa, on the south side of Tegucigalpa.

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German Doctors Operate on Real Madrid’s Jese

German Doctors Operate on Real Madrid’s Jese

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Real Madrid forward Jese Rodriguez underwent successful anterior cruciate ligament and lateral meniscus surgery Thursday in Germany, the Spanish club said.

Renowned German orthopedic surgeon Dr. Ulrich Boenisch performed the operation on the Spanish player’s right knee under the supervision of Real Madrid physicians Jesus Olmo and Francisco Morate.

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Colombian Government Removes Bogota Mayor

Colombian Government Removes Bogota Mayor

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Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos ratified a Dec. 9 decision by the Inspector General’s Office to remove this capital’s leftist mayor, Gustavo Petro, for alleged mismanagement.

The president’s decision to oust the former guerrilla came a day after the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights instructed Colombia to desist from enforcing the IG office’s order, which also bars Petro from public office for 15 years.

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Eight Year Old Reportedly Committed Suicide After Deportation

Eight Year Old Reportedly Committed Suicide After Deportation

Photo: Children of immigrant parents sing the “Happy Birthday” song to Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) in front of a Capitol Hill office building. CREDIT: ESTHER Y. LEE

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An eight year old reportedly committed suicide last week after border patrol authorities caught her with a migrant smuggler as they attempted to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, according to the Associated Press. Mexico’s Comisión Nacional de los Derechos Humanos (National Human Rights Commission) released a press statement on Monday, saying that it would investigate her death and find her parents who live in the United States.

Federal authorities turned the young girl over to Chihuahua state authorities who put her in a private shelter, “instead of one run by the state’s child protective services,” in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. State prosecutors said that the girl hanged herself inside the bathroom of the private shelther, “La Esperanza,” but that “there was no foul play.”

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Bolivia to Invest $135.6 Million in Former Iberdrola Firm

Bolivia to Invest $135.6 Million in Former Iberdrola Firm

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Bolivia’s government says it will invest $135.6 million over five years in an electricity distribution company it expropriated from Spanish utility Iberdrola in late 2012.

Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera made the announcement Wednesday during a ceremony marking the first anniversary of Distribuidora de Electricidad La Paz, or Delapaz, as Iberdrola’s former Electropaz unit is now known.

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FridayMarch 21, 2014