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FridayApril 18, 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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Singer Cheo Feliciano Killed in Car Accident

Singer Cheo Feliciano Killed in Car Accident

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Puerto Rican salsa star Cheo Feliciano died early Thursday when his car collided with a cement pole in San Juan. He was 78.

The crash occurred at 4:13 a.m. as the singer was driving to his home in the suburb of Cupey, transit police coordinator Jorge Hernandez Peña told Efe from the accident scene.

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Police Arrest suspect in Killing of Celebrity Chef in Guatemala

Police Arrest suspect in Killing of Celebrity Chef in Guatemala

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Police have made an arrest in the killing of prominent chef and restaurateur Humberto Dominguez, Guatemala’s interior minister said Thursday.

Lester Antonio Santos Monterroso was apprehended late Wednesday at a residence in Villa Canales, south of the capital, Minister Mauricio Lopez Bonilla told reporters.

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Reporters Without Borders Calls on Cuba to Release Jailed Journalist

Reporters Without Borders Calls on Cuba to Release Jailed Journalist

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Reporters Without Borders on Thursday urged Cuban authorities to release an independent journalist arrested 10 days ago and to drop all charges in the case.

The “heavy-handed” arrest of Juliet Michelena Diaz came three days before Miami-based Cubanet published her report about police violence in Havana, the press freedom watchdog said in a statement.

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Panamanian Authorities Arrest U.S. Fugitive On the Run

Panamanian Authorities Arrest U.S. Fugitive On the Run

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A U.S. man who faces criminal charges in his homeland was detained while trying to sneak into Panama from neighboring Costa Rica, Panamanian authorities said Thursday.

Sage Million, 61, was apprehended Wednesday as he tried to cross the border in a remote zone of the Rio Sereno sector of Chiriqui province, the Senafront border security service said in a statement.

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Brazilian Town Reports 21 Murders in One Day Amid Police Strike

Brazilian Town Reports 21 Murders in One Day Amid Police Strike

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The northeastern Brazilian city of Salvador suffered 21 murders in a 24-hour period amid a strike by Bahia state police, authorities said Thursday.

The oceanfront metropolis of 2 million people, set to host matches during the 2014 World Cup soccer tourney that begins in June, is one of Brazil’s most dangerous cities, with 62 homicides per every 100,000 residents, according to the Brazilian Center for Latin American Studies.

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Buenos Aires Zoo Introduces White Bengal Tiger Triplets to the World

Buenos Aires Zoo Introduces White Bengal Tiger Triplets to the World

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The Buenos Aires Zoo has put its white Bengal tiger triplets, who were born three months ago, on display, officials at the Argentine wildlife park said.

“The cubs, two females and a male, weighed around one kilo (2.2 pounds) at birth after being born normally following a gestation period of 105 days,” zoo veterinarian Miguel Perez told Efe.

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Blog del Narco: Tortured Body Found in Suitcase in Monterrey

Blog del Narco: Tortured Body Found in Suitcase in Monterrey

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A man with his mouth taped was found dead inside a suitcase in the northern city of Monterrey, Nuevo León.

The incident was reported around 10:40pm last night. On M. Hernández Pablo Street, between Railroad Street and Alberto Garduño, in the Colony Railroad. The suitcase with the body was found on South Street Paul M. Hernández sidewalk next to the wall of a high school.

Residents from the area made the discovery and frantically reported it to the Police. Authorities have confirmed that inside the suitcase was the body of a man. The victim, who has not been identified, was wearing jeans and blue shirt with black stripe.
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Hailstorm Forces Thousands to be Stranded On Highway in Mexico

Hailstorm Forces Thousands to be Stranded On Highway in Mexico

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Thousands of vehicles were stranded for more than 12 hours overnight on a highway west of Mexico City when a hailstorm hit the mountain area that divides the capital from the Valley of Toluca, federal officials said Thursday.

One of the lanes of the Mexico City-Toluca highway reopened on Thursday morning, Deputy Communications and Transportation Secretary Raul Murrieta said.

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France’s Renault to Invest $222 Million in Brazilian Plant

French automaker Renault announced that it will invest 500 million reais ($222 million) over the next five years in the production of two new models at it plant in Sao Jose dos Pinhais in the southern Brazilian state of Parana.

Renault also announced the construction of a distribution center for vehicle parts at Quatro Barras, Parana, with an investment of 240 million reais ($106 million) in the next 10 years, an amount that will include operating costs, according to a commmunique.

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Gunmen Attack Train in Mexico, Killing 3 Migrants

Gunmen Attack Train in Mexico, Killing 3 Migrants

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Four migrants were killed and three others wounded when gunmen attacked a train in southeastern Mexico, the National Migration Institute, or INM, said Thursday.

“A group of suspected criminals attacked the migrants, who were traveling on the train that covers the Arriaga, Chiapas-Ixtepec, Oaxaca route, causing the deaths of four people and wounding three others,” the INM said in a statement.

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Colombian Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies, Age 87

Colombian Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies, Age 87

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Colombian Nobel prize-winning writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez died Thursday at his home in this capital, the chairman of Mexico’s National Council for Culture and the Arts said. He was 87.

“He is a man who has entered into eternity and universality,” Rafael Tovar told Mexican television.

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FridayApril 18, 2014