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FridayMarch 28, 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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Amnesty International: 13 Migrants Kidnapped on U.S.-Mexico Border

Amnesty International: 13 Migrants Kidnapped on U.S.-Mexico Border

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Thirteen migrants were apparently kidnapped by a gang in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas and their lives may be in danger, Amnesty International said Thursday.

Army troops rescued about 40 migrants on March 19 in Reynosa, located across the border from McAllen, Texas, but 10 of the migrants were abducted a second time as they made their way to a shelter, AI said.

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Trinidadians Among 13 Facing Terror Charges in Venezuela

Trinidadians Among 13 Facing Terror Charges in Venezuela

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A court in Caracas ruled Thursday that 13 people - including five Trinidadian nationals - arrested last week will be held pending trial on charges of terrorism and criminal conspiracy, the Venezuelan Attorney General’s Office said.

The defendants were surprised at a capital hotel in possession of computers, sophisticated communications gear and military apparel, the AG’s office said in a statement.

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Latin America’s Largest Solar Plant Goes Online

Latin America’s Largest Solar Plant Goes Online

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Latin America’s largest solar power plant, a facility with 39 MW of generating capacity, has gone online in the northwestern Mexican state of Baja California Sur.

The Aura Solar I photovoltaic power plant was inaugurated by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Wednesday and will supply electricity to the city of La Paz.

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Hundreds of Migrants Attempt to Break Into Spanish Enclave

Hundreds of Migrants Attempt to Break Into Spanish Enclave

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Hundreds of sub-Saharan migrants made various attempts to enter the Spanish city of Melilla in North Africa on Friday, some of whom managed to get across the border fence.

The migrants carried out several assaults on different parts of the perimeter separating Melilla from Morocco starting at 6:00 a.m., police officials told Efe.

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Barcelona Trades Dynamo Zagreb for Croatian Teen

Barcelona Trades Dynamo Zagreb for Croatian Teen

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FC Barcelona has reached agreement with Dynamo Zagreb and 17-year-old Croatian attacking midfielder Alen Halilovic on the transfer of the player to Camp Nou for five seasons, the Spanish-league powerhouse confirmed Thursday on its Web site.

The initial amount of the deal is 2.2 million euros (roughly $3 million), “which will increase as the player achieves the objectives of consolidating a position in the first team,” the statement said, without indicating how much the transfer may eventually cost.

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What Obama’s Meeting With The Pope Means — Minus The Hype

What Obama’s Meeting With The Pope Means — Minus The Hype

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President Barack Obama visited Pope Francis this Thursday, his first face-to-face meeting with the wildly popular pontiff since the Argentinian Jesuit was named the head of the Catholic church a little over a year ago.

Although the specifics of the conversation between President Obama and Pope Francis are somewhat vague, several other writers have already weighed in on the much-discussed meeting, highlighting the potential gains for the President should he find a way to tap into the so-called “Francis effect.” They argue that the platform created by the pope’s soaring popularity could help showcase the commonality between Obama’s new slate of progressive economic proposals, such as raising the federal minimum wage, and Francis’ unabashed opposition to “trickle-down economics.” Still others have attempted to cast the meeting as a boon to American conservatives, especially in light of recent comments made by the Vatican’s Chief Justice saying that Obama’s policies—particularly the contraception requirement of the Affordable Care Act—“have become progressively more hostile toward Christian civilization.”

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What Obama’s Meeting With The Pope Means — Minus The Hype

What Obama’s Meeting With The Pope Means — Minus The Hype

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President Barack Obama visited Pope Francis this Thursday, his first face-to-face meeting with the wildly popular pontiff since the Argentinian Jesuit was named the head of the Catholic church a little over a year ago.

Although the specifics of the conversation between President Obama and Pope Francis are somewhat vague, several other writers have already weighed in on the much-discussed meeting, highlighting the potential gains for the President should he find a way to tap into the so-called “Francis effect.” They argue that the platform created by the pope’s soaring popularity could help showcase the commonality between Obama’s new slate of progressive economic proposals, such as raising the federal minimum wage, and Francis’ unabashed opposition to “trickle-down economics.” Still others have attempted to cast the meeting as a boon to American conservatives, especially in light of recent comments made by the Vatican’s Chief Justice saying that Obama’s policies—particularly the contraception requirement of the Affordable Care Act—“have become progressively more hostile toward Christian civilization.”

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LatAm Airlines Predicts Travel Problems Ahead of World Cup in Brazil

LatAm Airlines Predicts Travel Problems Ahead of World Cup in Brazil

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Latin American airlines expect this year’s World Cup in Brazil to be bad for business due, among other reasons, to operational difficulties and reduced business volume, industry executives said here Thursday.

“The world will win with the World Cup - I don’t know who will win the matches - but the airlines will lose,” said Enrique Cueto, executive vice president of LATAM Airlines Group, the result of the merger between Chile’s LAN and Brazil’s TAM.

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Pope Francis Welcomes Barack Obama to Vatican

Pope Francis Welcomes Barack Obama to Vatican

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Pope Francis and U.S. President Barack Obama met for 50 minutes on Thursday at the Vatican.

The meeting lasted more than the 30 minutes that most of the pope’s conversations with heads of state and government run.

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Blog del Narco: Police Kill 10 Members of the Los Zetas Drug Cartel in Veracruz

Blog del Narco: Police  Kill 10 Members of the  Los Zetas Drug Cartel in Veracruz

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Ten alleged members of the drug cartel “Los Zetas” who engaged in kidnapping in central Veracruz area, were killed Thursday afternoon in an armed confrontation with members of the State Police Creditable and the Mexican Army.

The facts occurred in the colony Diaz Miron, in the town of Perote, seated 40 kilometers from Xalapa, capital of Veracruz, where the police gave follow up one of the most dangerous gangs of kidnappers in the area, in a statement Secretary of State Public Security.

Sources mentioned that when police elements circulating in the German boulevard Miguel, in the place known as El Sabinal , police detected suspicious behavior in a vehicle with armed people, and began a chase.

The suspects arrived at a home located in Colonia Diaz Miron, where there were more armed people who joined in the fight against the Mexican Army and the State Police, who were in the task of repelling armed aggression .

It indicates that the confrontation lasted several minutes, sparking alarm and terror among the people who inhabited the houses nearby, some who were affected by bullet shots .

As a result of the confrontation ten suspects, nine men and one woman, were killed and a member Police received a bullet wound that was not life threatening.

On site, authorities secured 10 rifles, tactical equipment, cartridges, ammunition, shirts with fake logos of the Federal Police and hat shields for the Ministerial Police.

The communiqué mentions that the deceased people belong to Los Zetas . “Preliminary information suggests that they belong to one of the most dangerous organized crime cells in the central area of the state, allegedly of ‘Los Zetas’, dedicated to killing and kidnapping,” they said.

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FridayMarch 28, 2014