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SaturdayApril 26, 2014

Latino Daily News: Bringing You the Latest Hispanic Current Events and News Stories 24/7

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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Mexican Government Strongly Criticizes Arizona’s Proposed ‘Virtual Border Fence’

The Mexican Consulate in Phoenix, Arizona, strongly criticized plans for a “virtual fence” on the southern border of that state and warned that such state projects “negatively affect” relations between the two countries and “impede” collaboration on migration matters.

“The government of Mexico is watching the funding and implementation process, while recalling similar efforts that never achieved their established goals,” a communique from the Mexican Consulate in Phoenix said Friday.

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Beloved Former Barca Coach Tito Vilanova Dies at Age 45

Former FC Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova died Friday at a clinic here, the club said. He was 45.

Vilanova passed away a day after undergoing surgery for a stomach obstruction related to the throat cancer he had battled since November 2011.

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Chile Adds 6,000 More Military Police Officers

President Michelle Bachelet signed Friday a decree to increase by 6,000 officers the Carabineros, Chile’s national militarized police, in order to strengthen security in even the most crime-ridden areas.

“This is important because it will make many of our countrymen feel safer in their neighborhoods, on their streets, in their homes, in their cities, and because insecurity is one of our great concerns,” she said at a police station in the north Santiago neighborhood of Quilicura.

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Mexico Honors Filmmakers Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu and Rodrigo Garcia Barcha

Filmmakers Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu and Rodrigo Garcia Barcha have been awarded the Carlos Fuentes Medal for Creativity, established by a Mexican university and cultural authorities of the Aztec nation.

Gonzalez Iñarritu and Garcia Barcha “honor the tradition that formed them and have stamped it with the new vision that our reality requires,” the head of the National Culture and Arts Council, or Conaculta, Rafael Tovar, said during the ceremony at the Universidad Veracruzana in Xalapa.

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Mexican Vigilante Groups Fighting Cartel Must Surrender Weapons by May 10th

Mexican authorities and leaders of the self-defense groups who have been battling the Caballeros Templarios (Knights Templar) drug cartel in the western state of Michoacan for more than a year have signed an agreement spelling out the timetable for the militias to disarm.

The self-defense groups must begin surrendering their guns, which include AK-47 and AR-15 assault rifles, on Monday and completely disarm by May 10, officials said.

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SaturdayApril 26, 2014