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SundayJuly 20, 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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Brazilian Construction Mogul Norberto Odebrecht Dies, Age 93

Brazilian Construction Mogul Norberto Odebrecht Dies, Age 93

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Norberto Odebrecht, an engineer who founded one of Brazil’s largest construction companies, died in Salvador, the capital of Bahia state, Odebrecht Group representatives told the press Sunday. He was 93.

Odebrecht, born in Recife on Oct. 9, 1920, died on Saturday.

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Deputy P.M. Meets with Spanish Business Leaders in Peru

Deputy P.M. Meets with Spanish Business Leaders in Peru

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Spanish Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria had a working breakfast Sunday with top Spanish business leaders in Peru, one of the most attractive destinations for Spanish investment.

Saenz de Santamaria began the second day of her visit to Peru by meeting with the business leaders at the residence of Spain’s ambassador to Lima, Juan Carlos Sanchez.

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Basque Terrorists: Logistics, Military Wings Dismantled

The Basque terrorist group ETA “has carried out the dismantling of the logistics and operational structures related to the armed struggle,” the Naiz.info Web site, the online version of the independent Basque newspaper Gara, reported Sunday, citing a statement from the organization.

“ETA reveals that it is creating a technical-logistics structure whose job will be to complete the sealing off of the armaments” reported to the so-called International Verification Commission on March 1 and is “willing” to put “the arms and explosives out of operational use,” Naiz.info said in a curtain-raiser published Saturday.

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Mexico Rescues 13 Cuban Migrants on High Seas

Mexico Rescues 13 Cuban Migrants on High Seas

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Immigration service officers allowed 13 Cuban migrants rescued on the high seas to be brought ashore in the Mexican Gulf state of Veracruz for humanitarian reasons, National Migration Institute, or INM, spokesmen said.

The Cuban Consulate has not responded to a notification sent by Mexican officials, INM spokesmen said.

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Eva Longoria Hosts Charity Events While on Vacation in Spain

Eva Longoria Hosts Charity Events While on Vacation in Spain

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Eva Longoria organized two events this weekend for the Global Gift foundation in the southern Spanish resort city of Marbella, where the actress is vacationing with relatives.

Global Gift held a charity golf tournament Saturday at the La Quinta club.

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Cuba Welcomes Dali Exhibit For First Time

Cuba Welcomes Dali Exhibit For First Time

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A selection of works by Salvador Dali (1904-1989) will be shown in Cuba for the first time in the “Memories of Surrealism” exhibition, which will open at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana on July 24, local media said.

The Universal Art building of the 100-year-old institution will show 95 works by Dali, the icon of international surrealism, whose work as a painter is well known in Cuba, but not his etchings, such as will be seen here, the National Museum’s specialist, Maximo Gomez Noda, said.

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Chinese President Hails Strong Relations with Argentina

Chinese President Hails Strong Relations with Argentina

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Chinese President Xi Jinping hailed his country’s strong bilateral relations with Argentina a day after signing currency-swap and power- and rail-financing deals with counterpart Cristina Fernandez.

On the last day of his state visit to the South American country, Xi visited the Argentine Congress where he was received by the head of the Chamber of Deputies, Julian Dominguez, and of the Senate, Amado Boudou.

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Baby Suffering From Chikungunya Symptoms Dies in D.R.

Baby Suffering From Chikungunya Symptoms Dies in D.R.

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A baby just one-and a-half months old died after being kept 11 days in a pediatric hospital in the northern Dominican city of Santiago with symptoms of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus, his family said Saturday.

The child had been taken to the medical center with a high fever and signs of allergy all over his body.

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Mobile Technologies Boost Productivity in Hispanic-Owned Businesses

Mobile Technologies Boost Productivity in Hispanic-Owned Businesses

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Mobile technologies are helping Hispanic-owned businesses improve productivity, client service and communications with employees, the president of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce said.

Javier Palomarez said that, according to a recent USHCC-sponsored survey taken among 513 Hispanic companies, 82 percent of respondents said that greater productivity could be attributed to the use of those devices, while 62 percent said they help grow their businesses.

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Border Patrol Sees Drop in Number of Unaccompanied Minors Crossing the Border

Border Patrol Sees Drop in Number of Unaccompanied Minors Crossing the Border

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U.S. border authorities have recorded over the past two weeks a significant drop in the number of unaccompanied Central American children crossing the southern border into the United States, a welcome easing of the humanitarian crisis caused by the flood of youngsters arriving in the country in recent months.

A Border Patrol official in McAllen, Texas, told local media that over the past few days, fewer unaccompanied minors have been rounded up trying to cross the border in that area, and, he said, one day only 80 children were detained, far fewer than last month’s daily average of 300.

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Antonio Banderas Takes Part in Peruvian Religious Festival

Antonio Banderas Takes Part in Peruvian Religious Festival

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Spanish actor Antonio Banderas has been visiting the Peruvian city of Cuzco this week, from where he went to take part in a famous religious festival of region and on Friday was expected to walk the Inca Trail to the citadel of Machu Picchu.

Banderas, who visited Lima two months ago to take part in a charitable event, attended the Cuzco region’s Virgen del Carmen (Our Lady of Mount Carmel) Festival this week in the town of Paucartambo, local media said.

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SundayJuly 20, 2014