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SaturdayJuly 19, 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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Robbers Carrying Toy Guns Killed in El Salvador

Two gang members carrying what turned out to be toy guns were fatally shot Friday while trying to rob passengers on a bus, Salvadoran authorities.

A third gang member was wounded when one of the passengers produced a real firearm and opened fire on the assailants, the Attorney General’s Office said on Twitter.

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Activists Head to Central America to Help Stop Child Migrants

Activists Head to Central America to Help Stop Child Migrants

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The Colorado chapter of the Evangelical Immigration Table announced Friday that a group of experts flew to Central America to educate families about the dangers of sending unaccompanied children to the United States.

“Besides helping to meet the needs of unaccompanied children on the border, we must send people to Central American countries to inform the population about why they must not send their youngsters on such a dangerous journey,” Michelle Warren, an EIT coordinator in Colorado, told Efe.

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Chile’s Electricity Costs Up 193% in Last 10 Years

Chile’s Electricity Costs Up 193% in Last 10 Years

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Chile’s electricity costs, which have risen by 193 percent over the past 10 years, are among the highest in the world, the president of the Metallurgical and Metal-Mechanics Industries Association, or Asimet, said Friday.

Elsewhere in the world, electrical power costs rose by an average of 111 percent during that same period, Gaston Lewin said during a gathering attended by Energy Minister Maximo Pacheco.

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Shakira Is the New Queen of Facebook

Colombian singer Shakira became the undisputed queen of social networks this week by winning over 100 million “likes” on Facebook.

The Barranquilla native became the first person to attract that record number and expressed gratitude for the support received with a message posted on her profile.

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Coalition Slams Detention of 100 Immigrant Workers in Southern Florida

Coalition Slams Detention of 100 Immigrant Workers in Southern Florida

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The Florida Immigrant Coalition described as “scandalous and cruel” the detention of more than 100 undocumented immigrants during a raid in the Gulf coast city of Naples.

Agents from the Florida Department of Financial Services raided the Fruit Dynamics packing plant on Wednesday, ostensibly as part of a probe into alleged insurance fraud.

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Body of French Tourist Discovered in Mexico

Body of French Tourist Discovered in Mexico

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DNA tests confirmed that remains found earlier this week in the southern state of Guerrero correspond to a French citizen who was reported missing in February, Mexican authorities said Friday.

Harry Devert, 32, disappeared in the western Mexican state of Michoacan while traveling from the United States to Brazil by motorcycle.

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China To Invest $35 Billion in LatAm Development

China To Invest $35 Billion in LatAm Development

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China has taken a key step toward closer political, economic and trade ties with Latin America, proposing a $35 billion fund to finance infrastructure and development projects.

Unveiled by President Xi Jinping during a meeting in Brasilia with leaders of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, or Celac, the proposal includes an initial $20 billion fund for infrastructure projects.

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Acclaimed Brazilian Writer Joao Ubaldo Ribeiro Dies, Age 73

Acclaimed Brazilian Writer Joao Ubaldo Ribeiro Dies, Age 73

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Award-winning Brazilian writer Joao Ubaldo Ribeiro died Friday in Rio de Janeiro, Globo television reported. He was 73.

The author of books like “Sargento Getulio” and “O Sorriso do Lagarto” (The Lizard’s Smile), Ribeiro suffered a pulmonary embolism before dawn Friday at his home in Rio’s Leblon neighborhood.

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Plans for Cuban Exile Museum Underway in Miami

The Miami-Dade County Commission has approved a plan to build a museum dedicated to the Cuban exile, whose history has been linked to the city for more than half a century.

The proposed site is on Biscayne Bay.

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Real Madrid Must Pay Monaco 85 Million Euros for Rodriguez Says French Daily

Real Madrid Must Pay Monaco 85 Million Euros for Rodriguez Says French Daily

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AS Monaco FC is demanding that Real Madrid pay an 85-million-euro ($114.7-million) transfer fee for Colombia’s James Rodriguez, a breakout star at the recently concluded World Cup in Brazil, Le Parisien reported Friday.

“Real Madrid and AS Monaco, where the Colombian has a contract through 2018, now must reach an agreement on the amount of the transfer,” the French daily said.

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Cast of “Orange is the New Black” Promotes Series in Mexico

Cast of “Orange is the New Black” Promotes Series in Mexico

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Part of the cast of the popular U.S. television series “Orange Is the New Black” is visiting Mexico to promote the second season of this comedy-drama about a group of female inmates’ life together and the reasons they ended up in jail.

Actor Jason Biggs, who plays Larry, the fiance of leading character Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), a woman with a good position but who was sent to prison for a crime committed long ago, is one of the actors on hand for this promotional appearance.

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Farmers Warn of Drought in Pacific Region of Costa Rica

Farmers Warn of Drought in Pacific Region of Costa Rica

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Costa Rica’s National Agriculture and Agroindustry Chamber, or CNAA, expressed concern over the lack of rainfall in the Pacific province of Guanacaste, a prolonged dry spell attributed to the El NiƱo weather phenomenon that is causing losses in the agriculture, ranching and aquaculture sectors.

“There is major concern because we feel this hasn’t been given the importance that the situation requires. We want to sound the alarm to raise awareness about the region’s lack of rainfall,” CNAA President Juan Rafael Lizano told Efe.

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SaturdayJuly 19, 2014