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SundayMay 25, 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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Mexican Guerrilla Leader Reappears After 5 years in Hiding

Mexican Guerrilla Leader Reappears After 5 years in Hiding

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Subcomandante Marcos, the leader of the Zapatista National Liberation Army, or EZLN, has made his first public appearance in five years in Mexico.

The guerrilla leader participated in a memorial service on Saturday for an Indian who was murdered on May 2.

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Imperial Russian Ballet to Perform “Don Quixote” in Mexico

Imperial Russian Ballet to Perform “Don Quixote” in Mexico

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The Imperial Russian Ballet Company will perform a work based on Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes’s classic “Don Quixote” in Mexico next month, organizers said.

More than 50 dancers will take to the stage on June 5 at Mexico City’s Teatro Metropolitan to perform in the work about the chivalrous gentleman from Spain’s La Mancha region.

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Mexico’s Cuaron Says He Has No New Projects Lined up Following “Gravity” Success

Mexico’s Cuaron Says He Has No New Projects Lined up Following “Gravity” Success

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Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron, who won the Oscar for best director for “Gravity,” said that at present he has no plans “of any kind” to make a new movie.

“My near-term plans over the coming months are to take my kids to school and plan what I’m going to do this summer with them. Now, I’m once again connecting with life, I have no plans of any kind,” Cuaron told Efe in the Italian town of Pietrasanta in Tuscany.

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Authorities Rescue 68 Central American Migrants Held Captive in Mexico

Authorities Rescue 68 Central American Migrants Held Captive in Mexico

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Federal Police officers and marines rescued 68 Central American migrants being held captive in Tamaulipas, a state in northeastern Mexico, and arrested six suspects, media reports said Sunday, citing the Tamaulipas Coordination Group, or GCT.

The migrants were rescued in separate operations, media outlets said, citing the GCT, a joint federal and state agency.

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Presidential Elections Underway in Colombia

Presidential Elections Underway in Colombia

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Colombia is holding its presidential election on Sunday, with five candidates, including incumbent Juan Manuel Santos, vying to win the nation’s highest office.

The South American country’s 10,642 polling places opened at 8:00 a.m. and will close at 4:00 p.m.

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6 Gunmen Die in Shootout with Mexican Security Forces

6 Gunmen Die in Shootout with Mexican Security Forces

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Mexican army troops and marines killed six gunmen in separate shootouts in Reynosa, located across the border from McAllen, Texas, the Tamaulipas Coordination Group, or GCT, said.

Federal officials have deployed security forces units in Reynosa, which is in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas, in an effort to stem a spike in drug-related violence.

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Pope Blames War in Syria on Those Who “Make and Sell Weapons”

Pope Blames War in Syria on Those Who “Make and Sell Weapons”

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Pope Francis said here Saturday that hatred and greed are the root causes of armed conflict and blamed the continuing civil war in Syria on those who “make and sell weapons.”

In a speech before close to 600 people who packed the church built on the site identified with the baptism of Jesus, the pontiff urged the international community to help Syria end its conflict.

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Assailants Abduct Family of 9, Kill 5 in Northern Mexico

Five members of the same family were shot and killed in a mountainous area of the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa, sources with the state prosecutor’s office said.

A group of armed assailants reportedly abducted nine members of the family in La Cienega, a community in the town of San Ignacio, four of whom managed to escape.

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Travel Agencies Demand Venezuelan Gov’t Pay Money Owed to Airlines

Travel Agencies Demand Venezuelan Gov’t Pay Money Owed to Airlines

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Dozens of business owners and employees in the travel agency sector protested outside Venezuela’s Tourism Ministry to demand the government pay billions of dollars in ticket fees owed to international airlines.

“We’re very seriously asking the national government to pay the more than $4 billion debt it has with the airlines,” travel agent and protest spokesman Pierre Marteau told Efe.

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Sao Paulo Suffers Record 214-Mile Traffic Jam

Sao Paulo Suffers Record 214-Mile Traffic Jam

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Sao Paulo, Brazil’s largest metropolis and one of the host cities for this summer’s soccer World Cup, suffered a record traffic jam with 344 kilometers (214 miles) of streets where traffic was slowed almost to a standstill, officials said.

The traffic jam at 7:00 p.m. Friday, a typical rush hour in this city, was the biggest ever measured by Sao Paulo’s CET traffic authority in its history.

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Don Omar Brings Urban Music, Drag-Racing Festival to South Florida

Don Omar Brings Urban Music, Drag-Racing Festival to South Florida

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Puerto Rican reggaeton singer-songwriter Don Omar is bringing his DragMania Music Fest to the South Florida city of West Palm Beach this weekend.

The two-day festival, part of a series of events that El Rey organizes along with Pina Records founder Rafael “Raphy” Pina, is being held at the Palm Beach International Raceway and will also feature performances by urban recording artists Tony Dize, Farruko and Jory.

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Archaeologists Find 19Th Century Aqueduct Hidden Under Scrubs in Mexico

Archaeologists Find 19Th Century Aqueduct Hidden Under Scrubs in Mexico

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An aqueduct 110 meters (360 feet) long and 5 meters (16 feet) high, built in the mid-19th century and which remained hidden under vegetation for many years, was discovered in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, the national archaeological authority said.

The discovery was made during the work of clearing the land, whose owner reported it to the Linares municipal government, which in turn asked the National Institute of Anthropology and History, or INAH, to get involved and make an evaluation of it.

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SundayMay 25, 2014