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SaturdayJune 28, 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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Caribbean’s Chikungunya Virus Spreads to Mexico

Caribbean’s Chikungunya Virus Spreads to Mexico

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Mexico’s National Epidemic Surveillance System has identified an “imported” case of the chikungunya virus, the Health Secretariat said in a statement.

The patient had traveled to a sports event in Antigua and Barbuda, where the Pan American Health Organization has reported four confirmed cases.

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Mexican Helicopter Fires Shots While Over Arizona

Mexican Helicopter Fires Shots While Over Arizona

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Shots were fired from a Mexican government helicopter that strayed into Arizona airspace, the U.S. Border Patrol said here Friday, adding that no one was hurt.

“A Mexican law enforcement helicopter crossed approximately 100 yards north into Arizona nearly 8 miles southwest of the Village of San Miguel,” Customs and Border Protection officials in Tucson said.

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Blog del Narco: Colombian Police Arrest Drug Trafficker Wanted by U.S.

Blog del Narco: Colombian Police Arrest Drug Trafficker Wanted by U.S.

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Colombian police said Friday that they captured a reputed drug trafficker who is wanted in the United States.

Seized from the man in custody, Pedro Corredor, and his organization were 198 kilos (438 pounds) of cocaine that were found in a rural area of Cienega municipality in the Caribbean province of Magdalena, police said in a statement.

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U.S. Gov’t Declares It Will No Longer Produce, Purchase Land Mines

U.S. Gov’t Declares It Will No Longer Produce, Purchase Land Mines

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The U.S. government said Friday that it no will no longer produce or purchase antipersonnel land mines, or APL, not even to replace current stockpiles.

The announcement came from the U.S. delegation to a conference in Maputo, Mozambique, to review the Mine Ban Treaty, which is also known as the Ottawa Convention.

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Study: Threats, Violence Force Most Central American Children to Flee

Study: Threats, Violence Force Most Central American Children to Flee

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Most of the unaccompanied Central American minors who illegally enter the United States across the southern border are fleeing violence in their homelands, a U.S. researcher says.

“Minors and their parents think the risk for children en route to the United States is not nearly as great as the risk of staying in their own country, because they feel that staying there is to die,” Elizabeth Kennedy told Efe.

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U.S. Federal Judge Says Argentine Debt Repayment “Illegal”

U.S. Federal Judge Says Argentine Debt Repayment “Illegal”

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A U.S. federal judge said Friday that Argentina’s attempt this week to make a debt repayment to holders of restructured bonds without simultaneously paying holdout creditors was “illegal”.

U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Griesa, who ruled in 2012 in favor of a group of hedge funds that refused to accept debt swaps and sued Argentina for full payment on their defaulted bonds, told the two sides in a hearing Friday in his Manhattan court that they should continue negotiating.

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Police Discover Remains of 6 People in Guatemala

Police Discover Remains of 6 People in Guatemala

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Skeletal remains of six people were found buried under a vacant lot near the capital, the Guatemalan Attorney General’s Office said Friday.

Thursday’s discovery came after a nearly month-long search in La Arenera, a community 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Guatemala City where two pickup trucks containing human remains were unearthed in March.

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Spanish Scientists Discover Issues With Satellite Sensors

Spanish Scientists Discover Issues With Satellite Sensors

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The 2011-2012 eruption of El Hierro Volcano in Spain’s Canary Islands caused such changes in the surrounding sea that it became a bank of opportunities for all kinds of scientific projects, like the one that just found flaws in the sensors of three earth-observation satellites.

During the five months the eruption lasted, the whole world could watch the spectacular stain that the volcano spread in the sea thanks to photos provided daily from space by NASA’s Earth and sea satellites and the European Space Agency’s Envisat.

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Mexican-American Artist Shows Influence of Drug Trafficking on Pop Culture

Mexican-American Artist Shows Influence of Drug Trafficking on Pop Culture

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Photos, sculptures and drawings make up a retrospective exhibit in Guadalajara of works by artist Eduardo Sarabia, which explores how references to violence and drug trafficking have permeated Mexican popular culture.

“It is something that is translating into popular culture, into the music and the way people dress, but is only mentioned in passing or is not spoken of at all,” the artist, born in Los Angeles of Mexican parents, told Efe.

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Juanes: Creativity, Innovation are Key for an Artist

Creativity and innovation are essential for an artist’s success, Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes told Efe as he was preparing for his next world tour.

Juanes took part Thursday in an event with music students in Palm Beach, north of Miami, showing them how he and his band get ready for their upcoming concerts in Colombia and Mexico featuring songs from his new disc “Loco de Amor.”

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Mexico to Invest $31.9 Billion in Water Infrastructure Over Next 4 Years

Mexico to Invest $31.9 Billion in Water Infrastructure Over Next 4 Years

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President Enrique Peña Nieto said Mexico plans to invest 415 billion pesos ($31.9 billion) in water infrastructure between 2014 and 2018 to guarantee all Mexicans have access to that vital resource.

Speaking at the conclusion of a meeting of the World Water Council’s Board of Governors, Peña Nieto said Mexico is aware of the water challenges at the global and national level.

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Mexico to Invest $31.9 Billion in Water Infrastructure Over Next 4 Years

Mexico to Invest $31.9 Billion in Water Infrastructure Over Next 4 Years

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President Enrique Peña Nieto said Mexico plans to invest 415 billion pesos ($31.9 billion) in water infrastructure between 2014 and 2018 to guarantee all Mexicans have access to that vital resource.

Speaking at the conclusion of a meeting of the World Water Council’s Board of Governors, Peña Nieto said Mexico is aware of the water challenges at the global and national level.

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Gunmen Attack Police Patrol in Mexico, Killing 1 Officer

Gunmen Attack Police Patrol in Mexico, Killing 1 Officer

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One Federal Police officer was killed and three others wounded when gunmen ambushed them on a highway in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas, Mexican authorities said.

The assault took place around 10:00 a.m. Thursday on the road linking San Fernando and Reynosa, according to a statement from the Tamaulipas Coordination Group, a federal-state law enforcement task force.

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SaturdayJune 28, 2014