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FridayJune 6, 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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Study: Poverty Tops 30 Percent in Suburbs of Buenos Aires

Study: Poverty Tops 30 Percent in Suburbs of Buenos Aires

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Nearly 31 percent of the people in suburban Buenos Aires are living in poverty and six out of every 100 residents are indigent, media outlets said Thursday, citing a new study from the Universidad Catolica Argentina.

UCA’s 2013 survey found that 3 million residents of the blue-collar belt surrounding the capital are in households with a monthly income of less than 4,100 pesos ($506).

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Felipe Expected to be Proclaimed Spain’s New King in 2 Weeks

Felipe Expected to be Proclaimed Spain’s New King in 2 Weeks

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The proclamation of Crown Prince Felipe as Spain’s next monarch “very probably” will take place on June 19, one day after King Juan Carlos approves the law regarding his abdication, official sources said Thursday.

Neither the Royal Palace nor the Parliament has confirmed the date of the proclamation yet.

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Puerto Rican Governor Appoints New Official to Reform Police

Puerto Rican Governor Appoints New Official to Reform Police

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Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla on Thursday announced the appointment of retired U.S. Army Col. Arnaldo Claudio as the new advisor to undertake a reform of the Puerto Rico Police Department.

The governor said that the naming of Claudio, confirmed by federal Judge Gustavo Gelpi, was agreed to with Puerto Rican authorities and the U.S. Department of Justice.

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U.S. Catholic Bishops Continue to Fight for Immigration Reform

U.S. Catholic Bishops Continue to Fight for Immigration Reform

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The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Thursday urged Congress to approve immigration reform, insisting that “the time to act is now.”

Joseph E. Kurtz, archbishop of Louisville, Kentucky, issued his call while the bishops are preparing for their spring assembly, set for June 10-13 in New Orleans.

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Thalia and Fellow Latino Personalities Take Part in Anti-Bullying Campaign

Thalia and Fellow Latino Personalities Take Part in Anti-Bullying Campaign

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Latino entertainment personalities such as Thalia, Lucero and Adamari Lopez have joined the campaign against school bullying known as #ElBullyingNOEsUnJuego (“Bullying is NOT a game”).

Mexican singer Thalia published on Instagram a photo in which she is seen displaying a poster with the campaign’s slogan.

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Scientists Believe Loss of Habitat in U.S. Linked to Decline of Monarch Butterflies

Scientists Believe Loss of Habitat in U.S. Linked to Decline of Monarch Butterflies

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The principal cause of the shrinking population of monarch butterflies is loss of habitat in their U.S. breeding grounds, Canadian scientists say in a study published in the Journal of Animal Ecology.

“Our work provides the first evidence that monarch butterfly numbers in eastern North America are most sensitive to changes in the availability of milkweed on breeding grounds, particularly in the Corn Belt region of the United States,” said Ryan Norris, professor in the University of Guelph’s Department of Integrative Biology.

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Brazil’s Gol Airlines Using Biofuel for World Cup Flights

Brazil’s Gol Airlines Using Biofuel for World Cup Flights

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Brazil’s Gol airlines will use a 4-percent biofuel mixture to power 200 flights this month and next as the Latin American nation hosts the 2014 soccer World Cup.

The biokerosene flights show “that it is possible to reduce emissions voluntarily though technological innovation,” Brazilian Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira said during Gol’s presentation of the initiative.

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Metro Strike Causes Major Traffic Disruption in Sao Paulo

Metro Strike Causes Major Traffic Disruption in Sao Paulo

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A strike on Thursday disrupted metro service in Sao Paulo, Brazil’s largest city, leading to traffic backups and a riot by angry commuters at one station just a week before Sao Paulo is due to host the opening match of the 2014 soccer World Cup.

Nearly 5 million people ride the metro every day and the partial shutdown of four of the system’s five lines resulted in gridlock across more than 200 kilometers (120 miles) of city streets.

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FridayJune 6, 2014