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SundayAugust 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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Surgeons Remove 132 LB Tumor From Woman in Mexico

Surgeons Remove 132 LB Tumor From Woman in Mexico

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A team of Mexican Social Security Institute, or IMSS, doctors removed a 60.2-kilo (132-pound) tumor from a 51-year-old woman’s ovaries, health officials said.

No intra-abdominal tumor this size has been documented before in the world, Moises Aaron Nuñez Gonzalez, director of IMSS Medical Unit No. 26 in the Cabo San Lucas Subzone, told reporters.

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Mexican scientists Target Cholesterol, Triglycerides with New Device

Mexican scientists are developing a wearable device that can monitor cholesterol and triglyceride levels based on the viscosity of blood.

The Materials Research Institute, or IIM, of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, or UNAM, is working on the wrist monitor, which is still in the prototype phase, to help doctors provide better care to patients.

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Bolivian Family Welcomes Siamese Twins Joined at Heart, Liver

Bolivian Family Welcomes Siamese Twins Joined at Heart, Liver

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A Bolivian woman has given birth to Siamese twins joined at the heart and liver in a hospital in the eastern city of Santa Cruz, who for the moment are in stable condition, local media said.

The baby girls were delivered by Cesarean section on Friday at the Percy Boland Maternity Hospital. Together they weigh 5 kilos (11 lbs.) and “share the heart and liver, being joined at the chest,” Dr. Gina Ribera said, according to the daily El Dia.

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Gunmen Kill 3 Attending Children’s Party in Mexico

Gunmen Kill 3 Attending Children’s Party in Mexico

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Gunmen killed three people and wounded two others who were attending a children’s birthday party in the Mexican Gulf state of Veracruz, police and city officials said.

The shooting occurred Friday night in Juan Diaz Covarrubias, a community outside the city of Hueyapan de Ocampo.

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FC Barcelona Signs Vermaelen for Next 5 Seasons

FC Barcelona Signs Vermaelen for Next 5 Seasons

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Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen has signed with FC Barcelona for the next five seasons and on Sunday will be presented as a new player for the Spanish-league side, Barça said in a press release.

The center-back, 28, arrived Saturday in Barcelona and successfully passed the obligatory medical exam before signing his new contract.

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Doctors Treat Spanish Priest with Ebola with Experimental Serum

Doctors Treat Spanish Priest with Ebola with Experimental Serum

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The Spanish missionary infected with Ebola and admitted to a hospital in Madrid is being treated with the experimental serum ZMapp, also used in the United States for patients with the hemorrhagic virus.

ZMapp was imported from Geneva with the authorization of the Spanish Health Ministry to be administered to Fr. Miguel Pajares, 75, who was repatriated on Thursday from Liberia.

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Costa Rica Seeks Investigation of Immigrant Bribes to Nicaraguan Military

Costa Rica Seeks Investigation of Immigrant Bribes to Nicaraguan Military

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Costa Rica’s Foreign Ministry asked Nicaragua to investigate the case of immigrants from that country paying suspected bribes to the Nicaraguan military for help in entering Costa Rica illegally.

“Given the seriousness of the charge that Nicaraguan public officials take money in exchange for permitting illegal, dangerous immigration into Costa Rican territory, my government calls Nicaragua’s attention to this situation so that these incidents will be investigated,” Costa Rican Foreign Minister Manuel Gonzalez said in a letter to which Efe had access.

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Obama Shares Success Against Militants in Iraq

Obama Shares Success Against Militants in Iraq

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U.S. President Barack Obama said Saturday that the first airstrikes carried out against the Sunni militant group Islamic State in northern Iraq were successful, but stressed that the solution to the problem posed by the jihadists lies in creating a strong an inclusive Iraqi government.

In a speech before beginning his summer vacation, Obama addressed the situation in that region less than two days after authorizing “targeted” airstrikes against the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and a humanitarian operation to help tens of thousands of members of the Yazidi religious group who had fled the militants and were in mortal peril on a mountaintop.

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Mexican to Coordinate Care for Immigrants, Undocumented Children in Chicago

Mexican to Coordinate Care for Immigrants, Undocumented Children in Chicago

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Mexican-American Tonantzin Carmona, 24, has assumed the management of the Office of New Americans at Chicago City Hall, which provides needed aid to immigrants and will coordinate shelter in this city for 1,000 undocumented Central American children.

The young woman replaces another Mexican, Adolfo Hernandez, who was the first director of this office, founded by Mayor Rahm Emanuel soon after he was elected, with the mission of making Chicago the best city in the world for welcoming immigrants.

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Petrobras’ Net Income Drops 20 Percent

Petrobras’ Net Income Drops 20 Percent

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Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petrobras posted net income of 4.96 billion reais (some $2.17 billion) in the second quarter, down 20 percent from the same period of 2013.

Petrobras also said in a statement that net income fell 8 percent from the first quarter, when the company registered its worst result in seven years.

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Cuban Musician Descemer Bueno Partners With Juanes, Estopa

Cuban Musician Descemer Bueno Partners With Juanes, Estopa

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Cuban musician Descemer Bueno, composer of the hit “Bailando,” which topped the charts in several countries this summer, announced his new projects with Colombian singer Juanes and the Spanish duo Estopa, local media reported Saturday.

The Cuban singer-songwriter and disc producer was referring to the number “La Maleta,” in which he accompanies Juanes, and the artistic project with Estopa, the rock/rumba duo with whom he recorded the song “Pastillas para Dormir,” the official Prensa Latina news agency reported.

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New IBM Microchip Imitates Human Brain Function

U.S. computer firm IBM has developed a microchip capable of processing several operations simultaneously, a feature that sets it apart from traditional chips and to a great extent simulates the functioning of the human brain, the company said.

In an article published in the online version of Science magazine, IBM recalled that traditional chips are capable of processing one operation at a time with incredible speed, the result of which can immediately set off a new operation.

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SundayAugust 10, 2014