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SaturdayJuly 5, 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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Anthropologists Discover 3 Skeletons At Least 1,600 Years Old in El Salvador

Anthropologists Discover 3 Skeletons At Least 1,600 Years Old in El Salvador

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Three skeletons some 1,600 years old, two of them in a seated position with their legs crossed, were discovered in El Salvador by Japanese and Salvadoran anthropologists, officials said.

The three skeletons were discovered last April at the Nueva Esperanza archaeological site in the province of San Salvador, where another was found in 2007, Japanese archaeologist Akira Ichikawa, coordinator of the research, told Efe.

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Brazil Advances to Semifinals, Colombia Out of World Cup

Brazil Advances to Semifinals, Colombia Out of World Cup

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Both of Brazil’s goals came on set pieces in a 2-1 win here Friday over scrappy Colombia, raising questions about how the five-time World Cup champions will fare in next week’s semifinal against Germany.

The host nation will have to take on Germany without their captain, Thiago Silva, suspended for an accumulation of yellow cards.

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Beloved Spanish Journalist Celso Collazo Dies, Age 92

Beloved Spanish Journalist Celso Collazo Dies, Age 92

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Spanish journalist Celso Collazo Lema, who made his name as a foreign correspondent, died Friday, family members said. He was 92.

Collazo was part of the “intermediate generation” who brought news of the wider world to Spain as the country emerged from isolation in the years leading up to the restoration of democracy in the 1970s.

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Obama Vows Commitment to Immigration Reform

Obama Vows Commitment to Immigration Reform

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President Barack Obama spoke Friday at an Independence Day naturalization ceremony for U.S. service members and military spouses, stressing the contribution of immigrants to the country and committing himself to immigration reform.

“Each of you has traveled a long journey to this moment,” he told the group. “And yet somehow - either because your parents brought you here as children, or because you made the choice yourselves as adults - you ended up here, in America.”

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4 Cops Arrested For Extorting Olympic Athlete in Guatemala

4 Cops Arrested For Extorting Olympic Athlete in Guatemala

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Four members of Guatemala’s PNC national police were arrested for their suspected role in the confinement and extortion of an Olympic athlete, the force said Friday.

Officer Lucas Gonzalez Hernandez and agents Marco Tulio Mejia Recinos, Jose Alberto Gonzalez Hernandez and Jorge Talento Ortiz were detained Thursday night at the Guatemala City police station where they work.

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Honduras Rescues 3 of 11 Trapped Miners

Honduras Rescues 3 of 11 Trapped Miners

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Three of the 11 men trapped 80 meters (262 feet) underground inside a small gold mine in southern Honduras were rescued alive Friday, the head of the Copeco emergency management office said.

Moises Alvarado gave no specific details about the rescue, which was achieved shortly after 10:00 a.m., and said their identities have yet to be confirmed.

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New York Times Urges Obama to Curb Deportations

New York Times Urges Obama to Curb Deportations

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The New York Times urged U.S. President Barack Obama to curb the number of deportations of undocumented immigrants and make it easier for hundreds of thousands of people to regularize their status so they can continue to live and work in the country.

In an editorial, the newspaper applauded Obama’s decision to use his executive power to attempt a partial fix of the immigration system, but asked him to go a step further.

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Enrique Iglesias to Perform in Dominican Republic in August

Enrique Iglesias to Perform in Dominican Republic in August

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Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias will arrive Aug. 30 in the Dominican Republic with his “Sex and Love” world tour, the show’s organizers in the Caribbean nation said.

The singer will appear at the Fillmore Ballroom of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana in the eastern Dominican Republic, where he has previously entertained, as has his father, Julio Iglesias.

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Poor Fred! Brazil Votes Him Weakest Player

His compatriots regard Fred as the worst player on the Brazilian national side set to square off Friday against Colombia in a World Cup quarterfinal, according to a Datafolha poll.

The match between the tournament host country and Colombia is set for 5:00 p.m. in the northeastern city of Fortaleza.

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BMW to Invest $1 Billion In New Plant in Mexico

German automaker BMW said it will spend $1 billion to build a plant in the central Mexican state of San Luis Potosi with capacity to produce 150,000 units a year.

“I am delighted to announce this new investment,” BMW director Harald Krüger said during an event at Los Pinos, official residence of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.

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SaturdayJuly 5, 2014