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SundayJune 29, 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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Thousands Celebrate Gay Pride in Mexico City

Thousands Celebrate Gay Pride in Mexico City

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Thousands of people took part this weekend in the 36th Gay-Lesbian Pride and Dignity March in Mexico City, where about four dozen floats accompanied by marchers wound their way through downtown avenues to the Zocalo, the capital’s largest plaza, for a concert, officials said.

Nearly 1,900 police officers provided security on Saturday for the event.

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Panama Judge Absolves North Korean Sailors of Arms-Trafficking Charges

Panama Judge Absolves North Korean Sailors of Arms-Trafficking Charges

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A Panamanian judge absolved three crew members of a North Korean ship seized in Panama in 2013 on arms-trafficking charges but ordered the arsenal retained.

Judge Carlos Villarreal in the northern city of Colon also ordered the return of the more than 10,000 tons of sugar, under which Panamanian authorities discovered the hidden arms, in a matter involving the U.N. Security Council.

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Colombia Defeats Uruguay 2-0 at World Cup

Colombia Defeats Uruguay 2-0 at World Cup

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A pair of goals by emerging superstar James Rodriguez gave Colombia a 2-0 victory Saturday over Uruguay and earned the South American country its first-ever World Cup quarterfinal berth.

The Uruguayans came into the match at Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Maracana Stadium with a chip on their shoulder after Luis Suarez was given a nine-match international ban for biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini in Group D action Tuesday, but the loss of their star striker proved too much against Jose Pekerman’s talented squad.

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New York Assemblywoman Lied to Obtain U.S. Citizenship

New York Assemblywoman Lied to Obtain U.S. Citizenship

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Dominican-born New York State Assemblywoman Gabriela Rosa pled guilty to committing fraud by arranging marriage to obtain U.S. citizenship and of making a false statement to a bankruptcy court, judicial sources said.

Gabriela Rosa, 47, the first Dominican woman to hold a seat in the New York State Assembly, admitted before a federal judge that she was guilty of the two charges against her in a plea agreement that requires her to resign from office.

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500,000 Brazilians Affected by Lack of Water

500,000 Brazilians Affected by Lack of Water

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Some 500,000 people suffered from a lack of water in the Brazilian city of Manaos, Amazonas state, following the break of a water main, for which the local city hall decreed a state of emergency, officials said.

The lack of water in part of the municipality, one of the 12 host cities for the World Cup being contested since June 12 in Brazil, is due to breakage caused by an accident to a pipeline that forms part of the Manaos Water Program, or Proama.

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Police Rescue 39 Migrants From Ranch in Mexico

Mexican authorities rescued 39 migrants who were allegedly being held captive at a ranch in the northern state of Sonora and arrested four suspects, the federal Attorney General’s Office said.

The director of the AG’s office’s Criminal Investigations Agency, Tomas Zeron, said intelligence work and the monitoring of drug- and migrant-smuggling routes led authorities to the ranch, located near the U.S.-Mexico border in the municipality of Altar.

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Brazil Knocks Out Chile in Penalty Kicks Following Draw

Brazil Knocks Out Chile in Penalty Kicks Following Draw

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Goalkeeper Julio Cesar emerged as the hero Saturday for Brazil’s national team, which squeaked past Chile 3-2 in a penalty shootout to advance to the World Cup quarterfinals.

After the squads played to a 1-1 draw over 90 minutes of regulation and 30 minutes of extra time at Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, the Toronto FC net minder stopped penalty kicks by Mauricio Pinilla and Alexis Sanchez. The match then ended when Gonzalo Jara’s blast clanked off the post.

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Wild Margay Cat Found Roaming Bolivia School

The government of the eastern Bolivian province of Santa Cruz reported the rescue of a spotted wild cat called the margay that was found in a school of the regional capital, and expressed its concern because this is the fourth feline of its kind to be found recently in the urban area.

Personnel at Marcelino Champagnat School, located on Santa Cruz city’s south side, found the wild cat in this educational facility and asked the biodiversity unit of the provincial government to come rescue it, according to a communique from the school.

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Argentina Blasts U.S. Judge for Blocking Debt Repayment

Argentina Blasts U.S. Judge for Blocking Debt Repayment

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Argentina’s government slammed a U.S. federal judge’s decision to block a scheduled debt repayment to holders of restructured bonds, calling the move an “abuse of authority.”

In a brief statement, the Economy Ministry said U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Griesa is “trying to impede bondholders from collecting on what is legitimately theirs.”

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Blog del Narco: Vigilante Leader Arrested for Illegal Weapons Possession in Mexico

Blog del Narco: Vigilante Leader Arrested for Illegal Weapons Possession in Mexico

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A leader of the self-defense groups that were formed to battle the Caballeros Templarios (Knights Templar) drug cartel in the western Mexican state of Michoacan has been arrested along with 82 other armed civilians for illegal weapons possession, authorities said.

Jose Manuel Mireles was arrested Friday by federal troops that were deployed to assist state law enforcement, a source with the Government Secretariat told Efe.

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Argentine V.P. Faces Corruption Charges

Argentine V.P. Faces Corruption Charges

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An Argentine judge has charged Vice President Amado Boudou with bribery and business dealings incompatible with public office in a corruption case related to a currency-printing company, judicial sources said.

Federal Judge Ariel Lijo’s decision came while Boudou was in Havana on a multi-country visit that began Thursday and will conclude next week in Panama.

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SundayJune 29, 2014