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SundayMay 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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Journalists Demand Paraguayan Gov’t to Investigate Colleague’s murder

Journalists Demand Paraguayan Gov’t to Investigate Colleague’s murder

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Paraguayan journalists demonstrated Saturday in front of the Interior Ministry in Asuncion, demanding that the government solve the murder of Fausto Gabriel Alcaraz, the journalist known for his reports on drug trafficking who was gunned down Friday in the city of Pedro Juan Caballero.

The demonstration was called by the Journalists Union of Paraguay, or SPP, whose leaders met with Javier Ibarra, deputy minister of Internal Security at the Interior Ministry.

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Journalist Claims 1,997 Women Murdered During EPN’s Governor Term

Journalist Claims 1,997 Women Murdered During EPN’s Governor Term

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Journalist Humberto Padgett said in an interview with Efe that 1,997 women were murdered during Enrique Peña Nieto’s 2005-2011 term as governor of Mexico state, a figure that officials have tried to gloss over by promoting an image of a president who is adored by women.

Padgett contends in his new book, titled “Las muertas del estado. Feminicidios durante la administracion mexiquense de Enrique Peña Nieto,” that Mexico state, which surrounds the Federal District and forms part of the Mexico City metropolitan area, is the region experiencing the highest level of violence against women and registering the fewest reported cases.

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Puerto Rico’s El Yunque Rainforest Partly Reopens After Storm

Puerto Rico’s El Yunque Rainforest Partly Reopens After Storm

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El Yunque National Rainforest in eastern Puerto Rico was partly reopened Saturday after remaining closed for a week while authorities had several areas cleaned up that were damaged by the torrential rains that fell there, cutting off highways and unleashing mudslides.

The areas that the forest administration decided to reopen, according to its press release, were La Coca Falls, a favorite of tourists, and the Angelito Trail, as well as the El Portal Visitors Center, the only place that wasn’t closed by the rains.

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Farmer Discovers World’s Biggest Dinosaur in Argentina

Farmer Discovers World’s Biggest Dinosaur in Argentina

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A farm worker in Argentina discovered the remains of a dinosaur weighing 100 tons, which makes it the largest specimen in the world found up to now according to researchers’ calculations, local media reported Saturday.

The object found was the femur of a herbivorous dinosaur of the sauropod family that lived some 100 million years ago, and was found in the southern Argentine province of Chubut near the town of Las Plumas.

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Vigilante Leader Cleared of Homicide Charges in Mexico

Vigilante Leader Cleared of Homicide Charges in Mexico

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The founder of the self-defense groups that were formed to battle the Caballeros Templarios drug cartel in the western Mexican state of Michoacan has been cleared of accessory to murder charges due to lack of evidence, judicial officials said.

Hipolito Mora, who walked out of the prison where he had been held for just over two months at around 8:30 p.m. Friday, read a message in which he said he was confident that judicial authorities and the Mexican government would solve the crimes for which he was arrested in March.

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500 Migrants Attempt Break-In to Spanish Enclave

500 Migrants Attempt Break-In to Spanish Enclave

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Close to 500 sub-Saharan African migrants tried Saturday to break into this Spanish city in North Africa by climbing over the border fence at a point near the local Chinatown.

Police officials told Efe that around 2:00 p.m. close to 500 sub-Saharan migrants made a massive attempt to climb over the fence and were turned back by the Civil Guard and Moroccan authorities.

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Almodovar Believes a Film’s Success is Not Dependent on Awards

Almodovar Believes a Film’s Success is Not Dependent on Awards

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Pedro Almodovar returned Saturday to Cannes as producer of “Wild Tales” by Argentina’s Damian Szifron, a film competing for a Palme d’Or that the Spaniard doesn’t believe it will win, but also believes that a movie “doesn’t have to win a prize for it to take off.”

Three years after presenting “The Skin I Live In” at the festival, Almodovar and his brother Agustin showed up as the producers of “Wild Tales,” a film full of well-known faces like Ricardo Darin, Leonardo Sbaraglia and Dario Grandinetti, and which was received at Cannes with laughter and applause.

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French Newspaper Says Colombia’s Falcao Will Miss World Cup Due to Injury

French Newspaper Says Colombia’s Falcao Will Miss World Cup Due to Injury

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Colombian striker Radamel Falcao will not recover in time from a knee injury to play in this summer’s World Cup in Brazil, according to French sports daily L’Equipe, which said the physician for the Andean country’s national squad will make the official announcement in the coming days.

The 28-year-old AS Monaco player tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee on Jan. 22 in a French Cup match and has not been able to speed along his recovery enough to compete for Colombia at soccer’s premier showcase, which gets underway on June 12.

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Pitbull, JLo Releases Video of official World Cup Song (VIDEO)

Pitbull, JLo Releases Video of official World Cup Song (VIDEO)

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Pitbull premiered on his official YouTube channel the official song of the World Cup in Brazil, “We Are One (Ole Ola),” which he sings together with Jennifer Lopez and Brazil’s Claudia Leitte.

The music video shows the artists singing and dancing amid a boisterous Carnival atmosphere packed with those famous Brazilian girls and colors of the flags of all nations competing in the tourney, to be contested from June 12 to July 13.

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IMF Predicts Mexican Economy to Grow 3 Percent in 2014

The International Monetary Fund expects Mexico’s economy to show an upturn in the coming months and grow 3 percent in 2014, the director of that organization’s Western Hemisphere Department said.

Alejandro Werner, a former Mexican deputy finance secretary, told CNNExpansion that there is a high probability of a “positive surprise” after the weak results in the year’s first few months.

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Colombian Gov’t, FARC Reach Agreement to Combat Illegal Drugs

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, guerrillas pledged to sever all ties to drug trafficking and contribute to a definitive solution to the problem of illegal narcotics in the Andean nation once a final peace accord is reached with the government.

The FARC’s commitment was announced as part of an “agreement on illicit drugs” reached on Friday in Havana, the third accord that government and rebel negotiators have hammered out since the peace talks began in 2012.

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SundayMay 18, 2014