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SaturdayJune 7, 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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President Humala Promises “Cheap Gas” for Households at Pipeline Inauguration in Peru

President Humala Promises “Cheap Gas” for Households at Pipeline Inauguration in Peru

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President Ollanta Humala said at the inauguration ceremony for a gas pipeline in southern Peru that the government is starting to deliver on its promise to make the fuel available to all at affordable prices.

Peruvian company Contugas built the pipeline at a cost of $345 million.

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U.S. Marine Imprisoned in Mexico Attempted to Escape Twice

U.S. Marine Imprisoned in Mexico Attempted to Escape Twice

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U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, jailed in Mexico in April after crossing the border with several guns in his possession, has tried to escape twice and exhibited violent behavior, officials said.

When the 25-year-old suspect was incarcerated, he “manifested violent conduct, tried to escape on two occasions and inflicted physical harm on himself,” the Attorney General’s Office said Friday in its first statement on the case.

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Blog del Narco: Mexican Police Arrest Suspect Linked to Slain Cartel Boss

Blog del Narco: Mexican Police Arrest Suspect Linked to Slain Cartel Boss

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Authorities in the western Mexican state of Michoacan arrested a suspect accused of carrying out the orders of late Caballeros Templarios (Knights Templar) cartel boss Nazario Moreno.

In a joint statement, the Michoacan Attorney General’s Office and that state’s Public Safety Secretariat said the detainee, Pedro Naranjo Garcia, is suspected of homicide and violations of laws on inhumations and exhumations.

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Gov’t Mobilizes Volunteers to Provide Legal Aid to Child Migrants

Gov’t Mobilizes Volunteers to Provide Legal Aid to Child Migrants

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The U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday a plan to recruit attorneys and paralegals to provide legal assistance to child immigrants who arrive in the United States unaccompanied.

“We’re taking a historic step to strengthen our justice system and protect the rights of the most vulnerable members of society,” Attorney General Eric Holder said.

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Hillary Clinton Urged Obama to Ease Embargo on Cuba

Hillary Clinton Urged Obama to Ease Embargo on Cuba

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While secretary of state, Hillary Clinton urged President Barack Obama to ease the U.S. economic embargo against Cuba, according to excerpts from her memoir due out next week.

The embargo “wasn’t achieving its goals and it was holding back our broader agenda across Latin America,” Clinton says in “Hard Choices.”

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Former Uruguayan President Celebrates Spanish King’s Support for LatAm

Former Uruguayan President Celebrates Spanish King’s Support for LatAm

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Spain’s King Juan Carlos, who announced this week his abdication in favor of Crown Prince Felipe, has been “a great friend and supporter of Latin American countries in their process of integration,” former Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez told Efe Friday.

“All of us Latin Americans feel not only great respect and admiration, but also affection” for Juan Carlos I, Vazquez said in an interview with Efe at the end of his visit to Spain.

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Experts Concerned with Spread of Chikungunya Virus in Caribbean

Experts Concerned with Spread of Chikungunya Virus in Caribbean

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One of the Caribbean’s leading health officials has cautioned tourism stakeholders in the region not to turn a blind eye to the spread of the Chikungunya virus.

Though not usually lethal, the disease has become a major source of concern, Dr. James Hospedales, executive director of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency, said.

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7 Colombian Police Suspended for Electioneering

7 Colombian Police Suspended for Electioneering

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At least seven members of Colombia’s National Police have been suspended for engaging in political activity ahead of the June 15 presidential runoff, while an air force officer is under investigation for alleged electioneering, the Defense Ministry said Friday.

The ministry said the cops were suspended pending an investigation of charges leveled by German Vargas Lleras, running mate of incumbent President Juan Manuel Santos, who is seeking a second term.

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Pablo Escobar’s Former Lover Says Hollywood Might Make a Film of Her Life

Pablo Escobar’s Former Lover Says Hollywood Might Make a Film of Her Life

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Colombian journalist and former lover of the late Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, Virginia Vallejo, said in an interview with the showbiz magazine Elenco that she might take her life to the big screen with a group of moviemakers “associated with Javier Bardem.”

Escobar’s girlfriend for almost five years, who lives under protection in the United States, said she has even had a two-hour meeting with the Spanish actor.

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Mexican Singer Gloria Trevi to Star in “Unfiltered” Reality Show

Mexican Singer Gloria Trevi to Star in “Unfiltered” Reality Show

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Mexican singer Gloria Trevi is preparing a “reality show that is unfiltered and without complexes” about her personal life and artistic career that will air on mun2, the network affiliated with Telemundo.

The singer from Monterrey will be the star of this production by Cinemat, the same company that produced “Larrymania,” the reality show about the singer of regional Mexican music, Larry Hernandez, mun2 said.

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Melanie Griffith Files for Divorce From Antonio Banderas

Melanie Griffith Files for Divorce From Antonio Banderas

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Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith have decided to split after 18 years of marriage, the actress’s rep Robin Baum of Slate PR told Efe.

In a communique, the couple said “we have thoughtfully and consensually decided to finalize our almost twenty years marriage in a loving and friendly manner honoring and respecting each other, our family and friends and the beautiful time we have spent together.”

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Puerto Rico’s Bioluminescent Bay Glowing Brighter

Puerto Rico’s Bioluminescent Bay Glowing Brighter

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A bioluminescent bay on the island of Vieques is glowing more brightly again after several instances of fading earlier this year, the Puerto Rican government said.

Mosquito Bay has experienced a “constant improvement in bioluminescence” during the past two weeks, Natural and Environmental Resources Secretary Carmen Guerrero said.

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Spain Approves New 11-Billion-Euro Stimulus Package

Spain Approves New 11-Billion-Euro Stimulus Package

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Spain’s government on Friday approved a new 11-billion-euro ($15 billion) plan featuring 40 measures to spur growth, competitiveness and efficiency.

Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria said in a press conference after the weekly Cabinet meeting that besides the 6.3-billion-euro package announced six days ago by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, the plan will involve an additional 4.4 billion euros in credit measures, including an increase in loans issued by the ICO state-owned bank.

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SaturdayJune 7, 2014