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TuesdayMay 27, 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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Immigrant Activists Begin Trek Through Arizona Desert Same Taken by Undocumented

Fifty activists from the United States, Canada, Central America and Mexico on Monday began a trek on foot that will take them to Arizona by the same route used by undocumented migrants in crossing the desert.

The group began the march in the Mexican state of Sonora and in the coming days will cross the border on a journey of 120 kilometers (74 miles) that will bring them to Tucson next Sunday.

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Mexican Man Once Considered World’s Heaviest Dies at Age 48

A Mexican man who was considered the world’s heaviest human died Monday in this northern metropolis, his family said. He was 48.

Manuel “Meme” Uribe Garza was hospitalized on May 2 for a deterioration in his health due to bacteria that affected his kidney function.

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Costa Rica Teach Strike Enters Its Third Week

Costa Rica’s public school teachers completed Monday their third week on strike over delays in payment that have continued for the last three months.

The government said that this Monday night it will make a massive payment of wages owed to more than 13,000 educators, but for that they must return to the classrooms.

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Honoring the Foreign-Born Service Members of Yesterday and Today

Honoring the Foreign-Born Service Members of Yesterday and Today

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Each year, roughly 8,000 immigrants join the U.S. military, bringing linguistic skills and cultural diversity that enrich each branch of the Armed Forces. Nearly 65,000 service members have become naturalized U.S. citizens since September 2001, but there are still limits that prevent young immigrants who want to serve from doing so. In addition, there are a growing number of veterans of the U.S. military who served honorably but have still found themselves deported due to our broken immigration laws.

In the case of young people with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) who want to serve their country but are prevented by their status, proposed measures could help chip away at these barriers, but so far, leaders in the House of Representatives have blocked attempts at reform.

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Wives of Jailed Venezuelan Mayors Win Local Elections

The landslide electoral victories of the wives of two Venezuelan mayors dismissed and jailed two months ago should oblige the courts to free the two men, the opposition to President Nicolas Maduro’s leftist government said.

“Maduro often says that here the people rule. So if the people do rule, and they cast their votes solidly in favor of Scarano and Ceballos, he should respect the people and free the mayors,” the secretary general of the Christian Democrat Party (Copei), Jesus Alberto Barrios, told a press conference.

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Cold and Rare Snowfall in Bolivia Kills 3 and Dozens of Livestock

A cold wave that has been besetting Bolivia since the end of last week has caused the deaths of three people and dozens of head of livestock, authorities said Monday.

Two indigents died on Friday in the eastern city of Santa Cruz when temperatures plummeted from 23 to 8 C (73 to 46 F) due to the cold wave that entered Bolivia from Argentina, according to the government weather service, known by the acronym Senamhi.

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Mexico’s Economic Secretary Leads Trade Delegation to Cuba

Mexican Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo and several business leaders are visiting Cuba this week as part of an effort to expand trade in strategic areas, the Economy Secretariat said.

The delegation, which includes representatives of about 30 Mexican corporations, will be on the island Monday and Tuesday, the secretariat said in a statement.

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Surprise Move: Cuban Govt Unblocks Dissident Yoani Sanchez’s Online Blog

The independent online newspaper 14ymedio, published by Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez can now be viewed on the island after authorities had been blocking the Web site since its launching in the middle of last week.

“@14ymedio is accessible on networks at #Cuba. Hurry Web users! before the next blockade http://flic.kr/p/nrD9gL” said Sanchez on her Twitter account.

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TuesdayMay 27, 2014