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SundayJune 22, 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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Son of Caballeros Templarios Boss Arrested in Mexico

Son of Caballeros Templarios Boss Arrested in Mexico

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One of the sons of Caballeros Templarios drug cartel boss Servando Gomez Martinez was arrested in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, officials said.

Huber Gomez Patiño was arrested in the city of Arteaga on Saturday, the Government Secretariat, Defense Secretariat, Navy Secretariat and Attorney General’s Office said in a joint statement.

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Colombia’s Catherine Siachoque Says She Loves Portraying the Villainess in Telenovelas

Colombia’s Catherine Siachoque Says She Loves Portraying the Villainess in Telenovelas

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Colombian actress Catherine Siachoque said playing a villainess on the telenovela “Reina de Corazones” allowed her to explore someone with a complex psyche that was the opposite of her own personality, providing a “license to do things that are prohibited.”

The 42-year-old Siachoque stars on the Telemundo soap as Estefania Perez Hidalgo.

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U.S., Mexico, Central America Cooperate to Walt wave of Immigrant Children

U.S., Mexico, Central America Cooperate to Walt wave of Immigrant Children

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The governments of the United States, Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador have begun a coordinated effort to halt the humanitarian crisis caused by massive arrivals of unaccompanied Central American minors at the southern U.S. border.

Guatemala hosted this Friday a meeting to establish shared strategies that was attended by Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina, Salvadoran President Salvador Sanchez Ceren, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, and representatives of Honduras and Mexico.

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UNESCO Names 2 Additional World Heritage Sites in Mexico

UNESCO Names 2 Additional World Heritage Sites in Mexico

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The Ancient Maya City and Protected Tropical Forests of Calakmul in Mexico’s Campeche state have been named “mixed natural and cultural” World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said.

The World Heritage Committee added the two Mexican sites to the World Heritage List at its meeting in Doha, Qatar, on Saturday.

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Brazil’s Workers Party Supports Rousseff’s Candidacy for Reelection

Brazil’s Workers Party Supports Rousseff’s Candidacy for Reelection

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The Workers Party, or PT, Latin America’s largest political force of the left that has governed Brazil since 2003, proclaimed Saturday at its national convention the candidacy of President Dilma Rousseff for a second term in the coming Oct. 5 elections.

Also confirmed at the convention was the alliance with the Brazilian Democratic Movement (PMDB) and the candidacy of Michel Temer for reelection as vice president on the ballot with the head of state.

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Bus Crash Kills 13 in Bolivia

Bus Crash Kills 13 in Bolivia

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Thirteen people died Saturday in Bolivia when a truck and a bus slammed into each other on the highway between the Andean provinces of Oruro and La Paz, police officials said.

The accident occurred around 6:30 a.m. near the community of San Antonio when the two vehicles collided head-on, Erbol radio reported, citing local police.

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Messi Leads Argentina to 1-0 Victory Over Iran

Messi Leads Argentina to 1-0 Victory Over Iran

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Lionel Messi curled a long-distance shot into the top-left corner of the goal in stoppage time to give Argentina a 1-0 victory here Saturday over Iran in Group F action and send the South American squad into the World Cup’s knockout stage.

The four-time world player of the year’s heroics at Estadio Mineirão in this southeastern city salvaged what had been a disconcerting performance by the Albiceleste and their “fab four” of Messi, Sergio Agüero, Angel di Maria and Gonzalo Higuain.

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Diego Luna Denounces Homophobic Slurs at Soccer Matches

Diego Luna Denounces Homophobic Slurs at Soccer Matches

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Mexican actor and producer Diego Luna says it is regrettable that homophobic terms like “putt,” a common cry heard at Mexico’s soccer stadiums, are used to insult players during the games.

The word “putt” in Mexico is a derogatory term for gays.

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Blog del Narco: Bodies Found in Mass Grave Show Signs of Torture or Mutilation

Blog del Narco: Bodies Found in Mass Grave Show Signs of Torture or Mutilation

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Authorities in the Mexican Gulf coast state of Veracruz confirmed that some of the 31 bodies found this week in a clandestine grave are badly disfigured and said the victims had been killed recently.

In statements to MVS radio, Veracruz Attorney General Luis Angel Bravo Contreras said only seven bodies have been identified and that six of them have already been handed over to their family members.

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Puerto Rico Celebrates Larger Numbers of Leatherback Turtle Nests

Puerto Rico Celebrates Larger Numbers of Leatherback Turtle Nests

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More than 1,700 nests of the leatherback, the largest sea turtle in the world, have been counted on the beaches of Puerto Rico, a far higher number than in recent years - and with another two-and-a-half months of the season still to go.

The director of the Sea Turtle Program of the U.S. commonwealth’s Department of Natural and Environmental Resources, Carlos Diez, told Efe about the increase, adding that during the entire season last year there were a total of 1,368 nests on Puerto Rican territory including the nearby isles of Vieques and Culebra.

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Ecuador Wins Word Cup Match Against Honduras 2-1

Ecuador Wins Word Cup Match Against Honduras 2-1

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Ecuador got a pair of goals from striker Enner Valencia in a 2-1 victory over Honduras, which now will need a miracle to reach the World Cup knockout stage.

On paper, the South Americans were more complete and offensively superior to Honduras, a squad that is on the rise but still has certain deficiencies, and were the clear favorite in Friday night’s Group E match at Arena da Baixada in this southern city.

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SundayJune 22, 2014