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SundayApril 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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Traffic Accidents Near Mexico City Leave 18 Dead

At least 18 people died in two traffic accidents in Mexico state, which surrounds the Federal District and forms part of the Mexico City metropolitan area, a spokesman for the state Attorney General’s Office told Efe Sunday.

The first accident occurred on Saturday night in the city of Naucalpan, where three vehicles, including an SUV carrying a family, collided, killing 11 people and injuring 11 others.

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Dominican Singer Sonia Silvestre Dies at 61

Dominican singer Sonia Silvestre has died in Santo Domingo after having two strokes, her husband said. She was 61.

“We must sadly announce that our Sonia Silvestre has died,” Jose Betancourt, the singer’s husband and father of their two children, said.

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Samsung’s $862 Million Chemical Plant in Bolivia Largest Investment in Country’s History

The urea and ammonia plant being built by South Korea’s Samsung in central Bolivia will begin operating in 2016, President Evo Morales said.

Work is progressing satisfactorily and the plant is expected to be completed by the end of next year, Morales said during an inspection of the facility on Saturday.

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Media Reports Gwen Stefani to Replace Pregnant Christina Aguilera on “The Voice”

Media Reports Gwen Stefani to Replace Pregnant Christina Aguilera on “The Voice”

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Singer Gwen Stefani could replace Christina Aguilera, who is pregnant, as coach on “The Voice,” media reports said.

The Hollywood Reporter and TheWrap reported that Stefani was still negotiating the terms of her contract, but TMZ said the singer and fashion designer had inked a deal to appear on season seven of the popular singing competition.

Stefani would appear on the shows that start shooting in June, The Huffington Post said.

Pharrell Williams is also joining the show, replacing rapper Ceelo Green.

“Although Stefani’s job isn’t permanent, she’ll be coaching alongside newcomer Pharrell Williams and longtime mentors Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. Aguilera will reportedly rotate back into her spinning chair for Season 8,” The Huffington Post said

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Plane Crash Kills 8 in Coahuilla

Plane Crash Kills 8 in Coahuilla

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Eight people were killed when a small plane hit a commercial building and then crashed into some warehouses in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila, the Excelsior newspaper reported on its Web site Sunday.

The eight-seat Hawker 800 crashed into an empty warehouse in an industrial park, the Coahuila Attorney General’s Office said.

Six men, including the two pilots, and two women died in the crash, Excelsior said.

The plane’s pilot was Alfonso Andre Reymond and the co-pilot was Israel Cabrera Hernandez, the newspaper said.

Journalist Antonio Davila Campos, his wife, Irma Lopez, and their 10-year-old son were among those who died in the accident, Excelsior said.

The plane was flying from Cozumel Island in Quintana Roo state to Plan de Guadalupe International Airport outside Saltillo, the capital of Coahuila, investigators said.

State emergency management office and emergency services personnel, as well as firefighters from the cities of Ramos Arizpe and Saltillo, responded to the crash and extinguished a fire that started at the industrial park.

Emergency services workers needed more than four hours to recover the bodies, which were taken to the coroner’s office.

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4 FARC Rebels Killed, One Female Guerrilla Captured

Four FARC guerrillas have been killed in fighting in Colombia this weekend, the army said.

The rebels died in clashes with army troops in Arauca, Meta and Cauca provinces.

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Blog del Narco: Grenade Attack on Hotel in Guerrero

Blog del Narco: Grenade Attack on Hotel in Guerrero

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Investigators are looking into a grenade attack this weekend on a hotel in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, officials said, adding that no one was injured in the incident.

Fragmentation grenades were thrown on Saturday morning at the hotel in Chilpancingo, the capital of Guerrero.

One grenade detonated and the other failed to explode at the Jacarandas Hotel, the Guerrero Coordination Group said in a statement.

The hotel did not sustain any damage in the attack, which occurred around 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, the agency said.

One of the grenades exploded in the air and the other landed on the ground, officials said.

Guerrero Attorney General’s Office investigators are working with other agencies to determine who staged the attack, officials said.

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Pope Francis Deliver Second Eastern Message Calling for World Peace

Pope Francis used his second Easter message as pontiff on Sunday to call for peace and asked for Jesus’ help to end “all war and every conflict, whether great or small, ancient or recent.”

The 77-year-old pope urged people to work toward reconciliation to end conflicts such as the ones in Syria, Ukraine, Iraq, the Central African Republic and Venezuela.

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¡Felices Pascuas!  From HS-News

¡Felices Pascuas!  From HS-News

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HS News sends many wishes for you this Easter.

Good health, Good fortune, And Fulfilling life.

Happy Easter!

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Experts warn More than 30 of Colombia’s Indigenous Groups Now Threatened with Extinction

Experts warn More than 30 of Colombia’s Indigenous Groups Now Threatened with Extinction

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At least 34 of the more than 100 native ethnicities and indigenous communities living in Colombia are going through a “humanitarian crisis” and are threatened with extinction, according to the Autonomy and Rights Observatory for Colombia’s Indigenous Peoples, or ADPI.

A Colombian activist at the Observatory, Juan Manuel Avila, living in Barcelona, Spain, told Efe that Colombia’s indigenous population totals almost 1.5 million and their lifestyle is based on the principles of “balance among living creatures, harmony, give-and-take, and defense of the common good.”

But 34 of these peoples see their way of life endangered and live under the threat of their kind disappearing, as the Colombian Constitutional Court recognized in 2009. Since then, things have only gotten worse, Avila said.

ADPI is an association of organizations and individuals who work in Barcelona to defend the human rights and collectives of Colombian Indians.

Avila said these native peoples are living through a “humanitarian crisis, due chiefly to the armed conflict” between the Colombian armed forces and the FARC guerrillas, “which is being fought in some indigenous territories” and has made the Indians “victims of both sides.”

So what the indigenous movement demands, he says, is that they be “left out of the conflict and their lands demilitarized.”

Indian ethnicities have not been invited to take part in the negotiations between the government and the guerrillas, according to Avila, who says indigenous peoples like the Awa, the Nasa and the Senu particularly fear the launching of “macroprojects based on an extractive economy, because they will only generate violence for control of the territory.”

Another problem Indians have suffered is “international invisibilization” - few remember they even exist.

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SundayApril 20, 2014