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FridayApril 11, 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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Nebraska Town Begins Enforcing Ban on Renting to Undocumented Immigrants

Nebraska Town Begins Enforcing Ban on Renting to Undocumented Immigrants

Photo: Mural in Fremont, Nebraska (Latinovations)

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After almost four years of legal battles, a Nebraska town - starting on Thursday - will enforce a municipal ordinance requiring that anyone who wants to rent a home must prove that they are in the country legally.

Ordinance 5165, approved by Fremont voters in a 2010 referendum, prohibited hiring or renting to people who can’t prove their legal immigration status.

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Accused Killers of DEA Agent to be Extradited from Colombia

Accused Killers of DEA Agent to be Extradited from Colombia

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President Juan Manuel Santos announced Thursday that he signed the order to extradite to the United States the seven Colombians accused of the June 2013 kidnapping and murder of a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent.

Santos made the announcement in an interview with La FM radio, eight days after Colombia’s Supreme Court authorized the extraditions after determining that James Terry Watson was a protected person in the United States.

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General Strike Cripples Argentina

General Strike Cripples Argentina

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Unions opposed to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez’s government brought the country to a standstill with a general strike on Thursday, while the administration said militants were preventing people from going to work.

The strike against “austerity, inflation and crime” was most disruptive in greater Buenos Aires because of the participation of the transport sector and protesters’ blocking of main roads into the capital.

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Mexican Singer Thalia Releases Album Targeting “Inner Child”

Mexican Singer Thalia Releases Album Targeting “Inner Child”

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Mexican singer Thalia said her new album, “VivaKids,” aimed to bring out everyone’s inner child and make people forget about the daily grind.

“My idea is to bring out the inner child that my generation has inside, which does not go to sleep because of so much angst over the day-to-day routine. With so much going on, you start tuning out emotions and surprises,” the 42-year-old singer told reporters.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Suffers Hamstring Injury

Cristiano Ronaldo Suffers Hamstring Injury

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Real Madrid said new tests showed Cristiano Ronaldo has sustained a left hamstring injury but did not indicate how much longer the star forward would be out of action.

“Medical tests performed on Cristiano Ronaldo have revealed an injury to the player’s left biceps femoris muscle. Pending a medical evaluation,” the team said in a brief medical update Thursday on its Web site.

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Colombia’s Ecopetrol, Environmental Organizations Team Up to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Colombia’s Ecopetrol, Environmental Organizations Team Up to Reduce Carbon Emissions

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Colombian environmental bodies and state-controlled oil company Ecopetrol unveiled seven joint initiatives aimed at reducing greenhouse-gas emissions caused by deforestation and forest degradation.

The project, led by Ecopetrol, Natural National Parks of Colombia and the Natura Foundation, will be carried out at reserves, national parks, buffer zones and rural areas of the northern provinces of Antioquia, Santander, Norte de Santander and Boyaca.

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Brazil’ Unemployment Rate Rises to 7.1 Percent With New Indicators

Brazil’s unemployment rate averaged 7.1 percent for all of 2013, the government said Thursday, which marked the debut of a new way of measuring joblessness.

The quarterly PNAD household survey is broader and more detailed than the previous indicator, the Monthly Employment Study, or PME, which found that unemployment in 2013 averaged 5.4 percent.

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Colombian Authorities Confiscate 7 Tons of Cocaine Heading for Netherlands

Colombian Authorities Confiscate 7 Tons of Cocaine Heading for Netherlands

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Colombia’s National Police confiscated seven tons of cocaine bound for the Netherlands at the Caribbean port of Cartagena, in what officials described as the third-biggest seizure of that drug in the past 13 years.

Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon, in remarks Wednesday to reporters, described the blow against drug-trafficking gangs as an “historic seizure” and attributed it to “exceptional” intelligence work.

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FridayApril 11, 2014