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SaturdayJune 14, 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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Spain’s Juan Carlos, Sofia to Retain Royal Titles Following Abdication

Spain’s Juan Carlos, Sofia to Retain Royal Titles Following Abdication

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Spain’s King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia will retain their royal titles following the abdication of the monarch next week in favor of the couple’s 46-year-old son, who will reign as King Felipe VI.

The announcement was made Friday by Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria after the approval of a decree that regulates certain aspects of how members of the royal family are to be addressed.

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Head of Homeland Security Visits Immigrant Detention Center in Illinois

Head of Homeland Security Visits Immigrant Detention Center in Illinois

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U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Democratic members of Congress from Illinois visited Friday the Broadview Immigration Detention Center in suburban Chicago.

At a press conference, Johnson said he had “vivid interactions” with people awaiting deportation.

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Judge Orders Marc Anthony to Double Child Support Payments

Judge Orders Marc Anthony to Double Child Support Payments

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A California judge on Friday ordered singer Marc Anthony to double the child support he pays ex-wife Dayanara Torres, according to the TMZ Web site.

Torres went to court in May to demand more money from the artist to maintain the two children they had together - he has been paying her $13,000 a month but the judge boosted the amount to $26,000.

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The Netherlands Slaughter Spain in First World Cup Match

The Netherlands Slaughter Spain in First World Cup Match

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The Netherlands routed Spain 5-1 Friday in both teams’ first match of the 2014 World Cup, as the Dutch avenged their loss to La Roja in the 2010 final.

The already difficult challenge of defending the World Cup title has now become substantially more difficult for Spain, which suffered the worst-ever opening-match loss of any reigning champion in the history of the competition.

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Deportations are Ideologically Motivated, Activist Says

Deportations are Ideologically Motivated, Activist Says

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Her more than two decades of labor activism on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border led Martha Ojeda to rate deportations as the top political protest topic for the Latino community.

“What’s behind them is ideology,” she said in an interview with Efe.

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Spain to Partially Privatize Airport Manager, Rail Service

Spain to Partially Privatize Airport Manager, Rail Service

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Spain’s government on Friday approved the partial privatization of state-owned airport manager Aena Aeropuertos and the entry of a private operator in the passenger-rail sector.

Development Minister Ana Pastor made the announcements after the weekly Cabinet meeting.

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Mexico Defeats Cameroon 1-0 in Brazil

Mexico Defeats Cameroon 1-0 in Brazil

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Oribe Peralta scored the only goal here Friday as Mexico topped Cameroon 1-0 to keep pace with host nation Brazil in Group A of the 2014 World Cup.

“El Tri” thoroughly dominated the African side amid a steady downpour at Arena das Dunas in the northeastern city of Natal.

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Blog del Narco: Guatemalan Authorities Seize Cocaine Worth $15.6 Million

Authorities confiscated 1,224 kilos (2,696 lbs.) of cocaine that arrived in Guatemala aboard a ship from Ecuador, police said Friday.

Police discovered the drugs Thursday night during an X-ray inspection of a container that had been offloaded to a warehouse in Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala’s largest Pacific port.

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Mexican Who Created LatAm’s 1st Brain Bank Dies, Age 60

Mexican Who Created LatAm’s 1st Brain Bank Dies, Age 60

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Neuropathologist Raul Mena Lopez, a leading Alzheimer’s researcher and founder of the first brain bank in Latin America, died in Merida, colleagues said. He was 60.

Mena Lopez “was one of the outstanding researchers in the study of neuropathological defects suffered by the tau protein at a cerebral level in Alzheimer’s disease,” Mexico’s National Polytechnic Institute’s Center for Investigation and Advanced Studies, or Cinvestav, said in a statement.

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2 Out of 3 Babies in Puerto Rico Born to Single-Parent Households

2 Out of 3 Babies in Puerto Rico Born to Single-Parent Households

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Sixty-eight percent of births in Puerto Rico are to couples who are neither married nor live together, an official told Efe Friday.

Nancy Vega, director of the Demographic Registry, acknowledged her “concern” about the progressive increase of this percentage, since in many cases mothers must shoulder the responsibility of raising the children alone.

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Colombia’s Santos Optimistic About Runoff Election

Colombia’s Santos Optimistic About Runoff Election

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Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Friday he feels good about his chances of winning a second term in this weekend’s runoff election, acknowledging that his campaign has been buoyed by new-found support from across the political spectrum.

“We are enthused and optimistic over all these endorsements we have received in these last two weeks, they are symptomatic, but the real result will be seen on Sunday,” the conservative incumbent said in an interview with RCN La Radio.

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Hispanic Youth Have “High Risk” of Gaining Weight on Vacation

Hispanic Youth Have “High Risk” of Gaining Weight on Vacation

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Quickly gaining weight on summer vacation is a problem that particularly affects Hispanic and African-American youngsters, as well as any other minors who are already overweight, according to a report by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The report notes a tendency for kids to gain weight while on summer vacation, particularly certain “high risk” groups like overweight children and certain minorities.

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Spain’s Public Debt Climbs to $1.3 Trillion

Spain’s Public Debt Climbs to $1.3 Trillion

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Spain’s public debt grew 7.12 percent in the first quarter of 2014 to 989.9 billion euros ($1.3 trillion), or a record 96.8 percent of gross domestic product.

The central government’s debt was up 8.4 percent from the first three months of 2013 to 864 billion euros, accounting for by far the largest share of the total, according to Bank of Spain figures published Friday.

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SaturdayJune 14, 2014