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ThursdayJuly 10, 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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Senate Approves Julian Castro as Housing Secretary

Senate Approves Julian Castro as Housing Secretary

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The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed the nomination of San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The Mexican-American mayor, one of the Democratic Party’s rising stars, was confirmed by a vote of 71-26.

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Mexico Repatriates Over 300 Honduran Children

Mexico Repatriates Over 300 Honduran Children

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Mexican authorities have repatriated to Honduras 309 underage undocumented migrants so far this week, the Casa Alianza humanitarian organization said Wednesday.

On Wednesday, 242 Honduran migrants arrived in the northern city of San Pedro Sula, 139 of them children, on seven buses from the Mexican municipality of Tapachula, Casa Alianza spokesman Carlos Flores told reporters.

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Neymar’s Agent Posts Sarcastic Rant About Brazil Coach Scolari

Neymar’s Agent Posts Sarcastic Rant About Brazil Coach Scolari

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The agent who represents star Brazilian striker Neymar took to social media to blast the manager of Brazil’s national squad, Luiz Felipe Scolari, calling him an “arrogant and ridiculous old fool.”

Wagner Ribeiro sarcastically posted on Twitter what he said were the “six requirements for being the coach” of the Brazilian national side, which was routed by Germany 7-1 on Tuesday in the 2014 World Cup semifinals.

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Immigration Organizations File Lawsuit Against Obama Administration

Immigration Organizations File Lawsuit Against Obama Administration

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Several organizations on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the administration of President Barack Obama over the lack of attorneys protecting the rights of immigrant children in deportation proceedings.

The American Immigration Council issued a statement announcing the filing of the suit along with the American Civil Liberties Union, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Public Counsel and K&L Gates LLP.

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Immigration Activists Offer Tips for Dealing with Border Patrol

Immigration Activists Offer Tips for Dealing with Border Patrol

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Activists in the U.S. Southwest are offering tips to local Hispanic populations on what to do when stopped at one of the Border Patrol’s internal checkpoints.

“The border communities are tired of suffering abuses by border agents at the checkpoints. We’ve received many complaints about civil violations,” James Duff Lyall, an attorney for ACLU of Arizona, told Efe on Wednesday.

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Argentina Defeats the Dutch, Heads for 5th World Cup Final

Argentina Defeats the Dutch, Heads for 5th World Cup Final

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Goalkeeper Sergio Romero was the hero for Argentina in São Paulo Wednesday in the World Cup semifinal against the Netherlands, stopping the Dutch twice in a 4-2 penalty shootout to give his team a shot at winning its third championship.

The sides were knotted 0-0 at the end of 120 minutes.

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Blog del Narco: Zeta Cell Captured- Led by Children- Video Show them Decapitating Victims

Blog del Narco: Zeta Cell Captured- Led by Children- Video Show them Decapitating Victims

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CIUDAD VICTORIA, Tamaulipas. - Two children who led a cell of the criminal group “Los Zetas” were caught holding eight videos showing how Zetas butchered victims of abductions even though they had paid the ransom, police sources reported yesterday in Tamaulipas.

Members of the State Police captured a cell of “Los Zetas” who were dedicated to kidnapping on streets of Colonia Moderna, after an anonymous complaint that warned of the “likely disappearance of two people. “,the Ministry of Public Security of the state arrested three of the members of the unlikely band of kidnappers, which eventually led to the arrest of the other seven members,” said one official statement.

The police arrested a total of ten members of “Los Zetas” who were led by “Francisco” Alexis Garate Aguilar, 16 years old, and his girlfriend “Karina” Isabel Conde Garcia, 13. After being captured, Police confiscated the eight videos that detail the murders. In their first statement to authorities, detainees claimed to belong to a criminal group operating in the capital city, engaged in kidnapping and killing of people. They admitted to have killed seven of their hostages.
The videos show that the children are personally responsible for dismembering abductees.

As a result of the the videos, authorities were able to identify two of the victims. They were two merchants whose remains were found in a “narco grave” located in the ejido El Olivo.

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Results of Mexico’s Fight Against Obesity, Diabetes to be Presented at U.N.

Results of Mexico’s Fight Against Obesity, Diabetes to be Presented at U.N.

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Health Secretary Mercedes Juan plans to present the results of Mexico’s efforts to fight obesity and diabetes to the United Nations in compliance with international agreements, officials said.

The Cabinet official will discuss achievements under the National Strategy against Obesity and Diabetes at the United Nations High-level Meeting for the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases, which starts on Thursday, a Health Secretariat spokeswoman told Efe.

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U.S., Cuba Hold New Round of Migration Talks

U.S., Cuba Hold New Round of Migration Talks

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The United States and Cuba on Wednesday are holding here a new round of talks aimed at preventing illegal migration and facilitating regular migration flows.

The encounter in Washington is the third round since the dialogue resumed in July 2013 after a hiatus of 2 1/2 years.

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ThursdayJuly 10, 2014