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SaturdayJuly 26, 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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Mexico, Japan Agree to Work Toward Finishing Trans-Pacific Partnership

Mexico, Japan Agree to Work Toward Finishing Trans-Pacific Partnership

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Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed to work toward wrapping up a 12-nation trade agreement, known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, in the near future.

They also presided over the signing of 14 cooperation agreements in the oil, education, health and agricultural sectors and the areas of environmental protection and renewable-energy promotion.

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Rust Fungus No Match for New Coffee Plant in Guatemala

Rust Fungus No Match for New Coffee Plant in Guatemala

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Guatemala’s National Coffee Association, or Anacafe, announced the existence of a new variety of coffee plant immune to roya, a fungus that causes coffee rust and which damaged crops on 70 percent of Guatemalan plantations in 2012 and 40 percent in 2013.

The plant, dubbed Anacafe-14, was presented Friday at the 25th National Coffee Congress, the organization said in a communique.

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Eva Longoria to Lead LatAm’s Premier Fashion Event in Panama

Eva Longoria to Lead LatAm’s Premier Fashion Event in Panama

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U.S. actress Eva Longoria will be the star of the red carpet event “Vogue en Vivo Multiplaza” to be held in the Panamanian capital for the second straight year, the organizers said.

According to a communique from the international firm, the occasion in Panama has become “the most important fashion event in Latin America.”

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EU: Gibraltar has Not Breached Bloc’s Environmental Regulations

EU: Gibraltar has Not Breached Bloc’s Environmental Regulations

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The European Commission found that the government of Gibraltar, a British overseas territory, committed no breach of the bloc’s environmental regulations with its creation of an artificial reef last year and other activities, rejecting Spain’s allegations to the contrary.

“The Commission’s services have assessed the standpoints of the countries and concluded, on the basis of the investigations conducted, that no violation of environmental law has been identified,” the EC’s press officer for the environment, Andreja Skerl, told Efe.

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Obama: Most Migrants to be Deported

Obama: Most Migrants to be Deported

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The unaccompanied Central American minors streaming into the United States across the Mexican border who don’t qualify for asylum will be repatriated, President Barack Obama said here Friday in a meeting with leaders from the region.

The American people have “great compassion” for the young migrants, but the children and their families must be discouraged from making the often dangerous trek, Obama told the presidents of Guatemala, Otto Perez Molina; El Salvador, Salvador Sanchez Ceren; and Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernandez.

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Petroperu’s Board Reshuffled After Oil Spill

Petroperu’s Board Reshuffled After Oil Spill

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Peru’s government has reshuffled the board of state-owned oil company Petroperu, replacing chairman Hector Reyes Cruz following an oil spill.

Pedro Touzett, an engineer, was named as Reyes’ replacement after Energy and Mines Minister Eleodoro Mayorga announced plans for the reorganization earlier this week.

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More than 88,000 Displaced by Floods in Paraguay

More than 88,000 Displaced by Floods in Paraguay

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Some 88,200 people have been displaced here by floods caused by two months of rising waters in the Paraguay River, while nationwide the number of those driven from their homes dropped from 245,000 to 222,000, the head of the SEN emergency management agency told Efe Friday.

“In Asuncion the number shouldn’t increase. It should go down. It hasn’t happened yet but we assume these numbers will decline,” Joaquin Roa said.

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Brazil’s Petrobras Looking to Sell Argentine Assets

Brazil’s Petrobras Looking to Sell Argentine Assets

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Brazilian state-controlled oil giant Petrobras is once again looking to divest assets in Argentina, including oil fields in that country’s southern region that yield 20,000 barrels of crude per day, Argentine media outlets said Friday.

Company sources consulted by Efe did not confirm the reports, but they said an announcement to that effect may be made in the coming days.

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Over 100 Iowa Families to Welcome Undocumented Children

Over 100 Iowa Families to Welcome Undocumented Children

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When Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad refused to receive undocumented, unaccompanied Central American children in his state, the Eychaner Foundation launched the “1,000 Kids For Iowa” campaign, which in a scant 10 days received 600 offers of assistance.

More than 100 homes also offered to house undocumented minors.

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2 Mexicans Murdered in Guatemala

2 Mexicans Murdered in Guatemala

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Two Mexican nationals were fatally shot while staying at a roadside hotel on the Atlantic Route highway, Guatemala’s PNC national police force said.

The shooting took place around 11:30 p.m. Thursday, shortly after brothers Pablo and Daniel Flores Aguilar checked-in.

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President Santos Aids Drought-Stricken Regions of Colombia

President Santos Aids Drought-Stricken Regions of Colombia

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Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced financial aid for the agricultural sector that could be hurt if the weather phenomenon known as El Niño aggravates the severe drought already affecting much of the northern part of the country.

Santos outlined the plan Thursday during a Cabinet meeting held near Barranquilla, capital of Atlantico province, one of the areas suffering most from the drought.

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6 Die in Shootout in Honduras

6 Die in Shootout in Honduras

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One police officer and five suspected gang members were killed in a gun battle in the northern city of San Pedro Sula, the Honduran security ministry said.

The shooting broke out during a police operation in the Sandoval neighborhood of Honduras’ second-largest city.

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SaturdayJuly 26, 2014