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SaturdayMay 17, 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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FARC, ELN Announce Election Cease-Fire in Colombia

Colombia’s two main guerrilla groups, the FARC and the ELN, announced Friday a May 20-28 unilateral cease-fire for the presidential election.

The news was conveyed by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, delegates taking part here in peace talks with the Colombian government.

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Lionel Messi Signs “Revised” Contract with Barça

Lionel Messi Signs “Revised” Contract with Barça

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FC Barcelona and superstar striker Lionel Messi have reached agreement on a “revised and updated” contract, the details of which will be announced in the coming days once the deal is signed, the Spanish soccer club announced Friday.

The negotiations began months ago while the club’s former president, Sandro Rosell, was still at the helm but have taken time to be completed.

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Dominican Congress Supports Naturalization for Kids of Undocumented

Dominican Congress Supports Naturalization for Kids of Undocumented

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The Dominican lower house approved on Friday a bill to extend legal residence to the Dominican-born children of undocumented migrants.

The bill was passed unanimously in two consecutive readings after lawmakers decided to fast-track the measure introduced Thursday by President Danilo Medina’s government.

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Border Crime Boss Apprehended in Northern Mexico

Border Crime Boss Apprehended in Northern Mexico

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A man suspected of running an extensive criminal operation in the border city of Nuevo Laredo was arrested this week for the third time since 2011, Mexican authorities said.

Fernando Martinez Magaña was detained on Wednesday in Monterrey “as the result of investigations begun months ago and of surveillance work by the Mexican navy and other federal forces,” National Security Commission head Monte Alejandro Rubido said.

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4 Women Arrested for Turning Kids Into Beggars

4 Women Arrested for Turning Kids Into Beggars

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The Dominican Attorney General’s Office arrested four women who used five children to beg for money on the streets of this capital.

Prosecutors have asked that the accused, a Dominican and three of Haitian nationality, be held without bail, the AG’s offices said Friday in a communique.

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Abbott Labs Acquires Chile’s CFR for $2.9 Billion

Abbott Labs Acquires Chile’s CFR for $2.9 Billion

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U.S. pharmaceuticals and health care products giant Abbott Laboratories has reached a deal to acquire Chile’s CFR Pharmaceuticals for $2.9 billion, the two companies said Friday.

Under the agreement, Abbott will acquire the holding company that indirectly owns a 72.62 percent stake in CFR and also be required to submit a public offer for the Chilean company’s outstanding shares by Nov. 3 at the latest, CFR said in a regulatory filing.

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Experts Uncover Oldest Human Remains in the Americas

Experts Uncover Oldest Human Remains in the Americas

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A Mexican-U.S. team of scientists and divers discovered the oldest human remains in the Americas, belonging to an adolescent girl dubbed “Naia,” Mexico’s National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said.

The more-than-12,000-year-old skeleton was discovered in the Hoyo Negro archaeological site, located inside an underwater cave in the southeastern Mexican state of Quintana Roo.

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Daddy Yankee Films “Ora por Mi” Video in Puerto Rico

Daddy Yankee Films “Ora por Mi” Video in Puerto Rico

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Reggaeton star Daddy Yankee filmed in his native Puerto Rico the music video for his next single, “Ora por Mi” (Pray for Me), a song he describes as a resume of his life as an individual and as an artist.

‘Ora por Mi’ is a very special song, because it’s a look back at my childhood, my career and even my visions of the future,” he told Efe during a pause in the shoot at Puerto Rico Memorial Cemetery in the San Juan suburb of Carolina.

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Airbus, Mexican Armed Forces to Open Military Maintenance Facilities

European plane maker Airbus plans to install military maintenance facilities in Mexico this year in conjunction with that nation’s armed forces, company executives said.

The main goal will be to service a fleet of 20 Airbus planes owned by Mexico’s army and navy, the commercial director of Airbus’s Defence and Space division, Antonio Rodriguez, said Thursday at a press conference.

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10 Dead, 4 Injured in Road Accident in Southern Mexico

Ten people died and four others were hurt in a fiery collision between a bus and a fuel truck in the southeastern Mexican state of Tabasco, authorities said.

The crash took place late Thursday near Centla on the highway linking Villahermosa, Tabasco’s capital, with Ciudad del Carmen in neighboring Campeche state, Tabasco official Cesar Raul Ojeda said on Twitter.

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Environmentalists in Peru, Florida Launch Campaign to Stop Dolphin Slaughter

Environmentalists in Peru, Florida Launch Campaign to Stop Dolphin Slaughter

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Two environmental organizations in Peru and Florida launched a joint campaign to halt the slaughter of dolphins off the Peruvian coastline, a practice that results in the deaths of between 5,000 and 15,000 of these marine mammals every year, an online media outlet said.

BlueVoice, a non-governmental organization based in Florida, has joined forces with Peru’s Mundo Azul in a campaign to end the dolphin hunts off the coasts of the South American nation, the online daily Latino Post said.

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SaturdayMay 17, 2014