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FridayJuly 11, 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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Denver Community Demands Probe Into Fatal Shooting of 20-Year-Old Latino

Denver Community Demands Probe Into Fatal Shooting of 20-Year-Old Latino

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Hispanic leaders and members of the community in Denver met with municipal authorities to ask for an investigation into the death of a 20-year-old Latino, who was gunned down by police after attending a friend’s wake.

At the meeting, which took place Wednesday evening, were Mayor Michael Hancock and other city officials, Fidel Montoya, the former Denver public safety chief, told Efe on Thursday.

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Neymar Distances Himself From Agent’s Attack on Brazilian Coach

Neymar has repudiated the scathing comments his agent made about Brazilian national coach Luiz Felipe Scolari in the wake of the squad’s 7-1 defeat in this week’s World Cup semifinal against Germany.

The striker, sidelined from the competition after suffering a back injury in last Friday’s quarterfinal with Colombia, rejoined the team Thursday at its training facility in Teresopolis.

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U.S. Marine has Hearing in Mexico on Gun Charges

U.S. Marine has Hearing in Mexico on Gun Charges

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U.S. Marine reservist Andrew Paul Tahmooressi appeared before a Mexican judge for only the second time since he was arrested here April 1 for entering Mexico with military-grade weapons.

Tahmooressi has said from the beginning that he entered Tijuana inadvertently after he found himself stuck in the wrong lane while driving near the border crossing in San Ysidro, California.

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Spanish Firm to Develop New Oil Field in Ecuador

Spanish oil major Repsol said it plans to develop a new oil field in Ecuador that could yield between 5 million and 6 million barrels of crude.

The company will invest between $73 million and $75 million in that field - known as Wati and located south of Block 16, where Repsol currently has operations - and may begin its drilling campaign there in 2015, the head of Repsol operations in Ecuador, Luis Garcia Sanchez, said Thursday.

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Blog del Narco: Woman Executed in Lazaro Cardenas Michoacan

Blog del Narco: Woman Executed in Lazaro Cardenas Michoacan

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The lifeless body of a young woman with multiple stab wounds, was found Thursday afternoon inside the municipal cemetery, next to a vault.

The victim is as unknown,as the body had no identification on it. The body is that of a woman between 25 and 30 years old, thin build, who wore a floral blue dress and a white short. The discovery was made ​​by the manager of the cemetery that is located in the colony April Flower.

The search for the murderer is underway.

Read more at Blog del Narco here

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“I Want the President to be as Bold and Generous as Republicans have Been Petty and Mean-Spirited”

“I Want the President to be as Bold and Generous as Republicans have Been Petty and Mean-Spirited”

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Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) joined at least 14 of his colleagues from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to say that July will be a month of action for the CHC to defend children fleeing violence and to push for prosecutorial discretion and executive action by the President to address the continuing immigration and deportation crisis in America.  The CHC Members said they plan to fight to ensure that the law of the United States is being followed when it comes to children from Latin America seeking safety and that the President act within the law to improve America’s immigration system as he pledged to do on June 30 after Republicans made it clear they were not going to help.

The following is Congressman Gutiérrez’ opening statement from today’s press conference.  A segment of his remarks recorded on video, in Spanish, can be found here: http://youtu.be/nOkZ_OgxWSU and http://youtu.be/AyHU0nfgl1k (Video en Español).  A release with additional quotes from CHC Members is coming separately from the CHC Press Office (http://chc-hinojosa.house.gov/).  Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez represents the Fourth District of Illinois, is a Member of the Judiciary Committee and the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, and is the Chairman of the Immigration Task Force of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

Rep. Gutiérrez remarks:

The CHC is unified in supporting the fair treatment of children fleeing violence who are apprehended at our border and we support the President following the law and giving children a meaningful day in court to protect their rights under our laws.

When children are being demonized – in this case, children from Latin America – when they are being vilified; when their legal rights are being questioned and their due process rights threatened; when adults are stirring up fear of children – children—we want to make it very clear that the Congressional Hispanic Caucus will join together with other Democrats and other people of conscience and defend those children so they are treated as they should be treated under U.S. law.

The Congress created the law for how we treat children at our border seeking safety in a humane and careful manner and we voted on this procedure not once, not twice, but on at least three different occasions—when cooler heads prevailed.

In 2002, 2007, and by a voice vote in 2008, Congress mandated the process that the President should follow.

These were not Democratic Bills rammed through on a partisan basis.  These were bipartisan bills – remember those?

Lamar Smith of Texas who opposes legal immigration voted for this procedure.  Louie Gohmert of Texas who talks about immigrants as disease-ridden criminals voted for it.  So did Steve King of Iowa who wants to electrify the fence.

And George W. Bush signed them into law.  When cooler heads prevailed, when their wasn’t a humanitarian crisis to exploit, a President they hate, and an election right around the corner, Republicans joined Democrats in saying we should treat children at our doorstep in a humane fashion.

I think we should speed up the processing of children and families detained at the border to make sure they are not warehoused in overcrowded conditions, to make sure there is a strong deterrent message getting back to Central America so children do not risk their lives in the first place, and that they get their day in court as the law mandates.

I plan to support the President’s budget request, but we must make sure we do not short-circuit justice for the children and I think all of us agree that that is a top priority.

At the same time, we are urging the President to act boldly under current law to extend prosecutorial discretion and take other executive actions to fix our broken immigration system now that Republicans have failed to allow legislation to proceed.

I want the President to be as bold and generous as the Republicans have been petty and mean-spirited on immigration.  We cannot let the current turmoil at the border – which we would be doing an even better job of controlling had this Congress addressed immigration reform – we can’t let this crisis distract us from the fact that record-breaking levels of deportation—and the threat of deportation—are taking a devastating toll on American communities.

The CHC has laid out a sensible, legal, thoughtful menu of items for the President and Secretary Johnson to consider and we will fight for executive actions that fix what the President can fix under current law now that Republicans have made it clear he is on his own.

I think the President can take actions to put all of those who would have been legalized by the Senate bill, for example, in a safe place and take them out of the deportation queue so we concentrate our resources on high priority deportations.  Even though the bill was stopped by House Republicans, the President has the latitude to put that large a group in a safe place.  And we will work with him and build support across the country for him to take action.

Clearly Republicans would rather sue the President than help him solve national problems.  They say he does not follow the law and now they are complaining when he does follow the law.  They cannot have it both ways.  On immigration and the treatment of immigrants – especially children – Republicans will have to contend with the CHC.

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Obama Insists He Can Resolve Border Crisis From Afar

Obama Insists He Can Resolve Border Crisis From Afar

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President Barack Obama said he does not need to visit the southern border to resolve the crisis arising from the massive arrival of unaccompanied Central American children and he urged Congress to grant his budget request for $3.7 billion in supplemental funds to address the influx.

Members of Congress “have said they want to see a solution. The supplemental offers them the capacity to vote immediately to get it done,” Obama told reporters in Dallas after meeting with Texas Gov. Rick Perry and other state officials.

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Obama Insists He Can Resolve Border Crisis From Afar

Obama Insists He Can Resolve Border Crisis From Afar

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President Barack Obama said he does not need to visit the southern border to resolve the crisis arising from the massive arrival of unaccompanied Central American children and he urged Congress to grant his budget request for $3.7 billion in supplemental funds to address the influx.

Members of Congress “have said they want to see a solution. The supplemental offers them the capacity to vote immediately to get it done,” Obama told reporters in Dallas after meeting with Texas Gov. Rick Perry and other state officials.

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3 Beached Whales Discovered on Puerto Rican Beach

3 Beached Whales Discovered on Puerto Rican Beach

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Three pilot whales that beached themselves on Puerto Rico’s southeastern coast are dead, the U.S. commonwealth’s Department of Natural and Environmental Resources said.

Two of the three whales died Wednesday, not long after the trio came ashore on Playa Sucia beach.

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Mexican Authorities Rescue 165 Migrants From Kidnappers

Police rescued 165 Central American and Cuban migrants from kidnappers in the northern border state of Tamaulipas, Mexican authorities said Thursday.

The migrants were being held at two residences in the Gulf port city of Tampico, according to a statement from the Tamaulipas Coordination Group, a multi-agency security task force.

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FridayJuly 11, 2014