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TuesdayAugust 12, 2014

Latino Daily News: Bringing You the Latest Hispanic Current Events and News Stories 24/7

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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Ronaldo Scores Two Goals to Take Real Madrid to Victory in Super Cup

Portuguese international Cristiano Ronaldo scored both goals here Tuesday as Real Madrid cruised to a 2-0 victory over Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup.

The clash between Champions League winner Real Madrid and Europa League victor Sevilla was played before some 30,000 people at Cardiff City Stadium.

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Shootout in Rio de Janeiro Leaves One Policeman Dead

The death Tuesday of a police officer in a shootout in a Rio de Janeiro shantytown raised to six the number of law enforcement personnel slain this year in Brazil’s second-largest city.

The new attack on officers assigned to one of the Police Pacification Units, or UPPs, deployed in the shantytowns that were previously controlled by drug gangs took place in Coracão de Mãe, a neighborhood located in northern Rio de Janeiro.

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5.1 Earthquake Hits Ecuador’s Capital, Leaves 2 Dead

A magnitude-5.1 earthquake hit the Ecuadorian province of Pichincha on Tuesday and shook this capital, according to the Geophysical Institute of the National Polytechnic School.

At least two people reportedly lost their lives and another 18 were injured in a landslide brought on by the quake at a quarry in northern Quito.

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Latinos Continue to Fight Arizona’s SB1070

The Tucson police chief expressed the opinion that Arizona’s controversial SB1070 immigration law was designed to make the immigrant community afraid of law enforcement authorities and leave the state.

“This law was originally designed so that undocumented immigrants would be afraid of the police, be afraid of coming to ask for help, feel themselves to be a target and, in that sense, I think that the law was successful, given that some of them have left the state voluntarily,” said Roberto Villaseñor in an interview with Efe.

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Mexican Congress Approve Large ‘Bonus’ for Its Members

The lower house of Mexico’s Congress plans to pay each of its 500 members a “performance bonus” of 1 million pesos ($76,000), Congressman Ricardo Monreal said Tuesday.

“This is abusive” because “the country cannot withstand so much corruption,” Monreal, a member of the leftist Citizens Movement, told MVS radio.

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Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro at Odds Over Scarce Water Rights

The governments of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s wealthiest and most populous states, exchanged accusations and litigation threats on Tuesday after the decision by the operators of a dam in Sao Paulo to reduce the flow of a river to guarantee their own access to the water.

The reduction of the flow in the Jaguari River, which supplies not only water but also electricity to the states of Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais, aggravated the conflict arising from water scarcity as a consequence of the region’s prolonged drought.

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Colombian Troops Injured in Explosion, Possible FARC Attack

Eight soldiers were wounded Tuesday when an explosive device was launched at them by unknown persons in the northeastern Colombian province of Arauca, military officials told Efe.

The incident occurred at 7:30 a.m. when the soldiers were taking part in a troop movement in the area between the municipalities of Fortul and Saravena, known for a strong presence of ELN guerrillas and a smaller concentration of the FARC.

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Housekeeper and Two Accomplices Murder Judge and Wife in El Salvador

Salvadoran authorities arrested a female housekeeper and two alleged accomplices for their suspected participation in the murder of a judge and his wife, Attorney General Luis Martinez and other sources said Tuesday.

The motive for the double murder, committed last weekend in the eastern city of San Miguel, was to steal jewelry and other property from Judge Tito Nicolas Garcia, 74, and wife Teresa Navarrete de Garcia, 70, Martinez said in an interview with Telecorporacion Savadoreña.

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Gunmen Pull Off Biggest Heist in Chile, Rob Armored Car of $10.5 Milion

A group of gunmen made off with a haul of as much as 6 billion pesos ($10.5 million) - the largest in Chilean history - in an assault on an armored car at Santiago International Airport.

Eight masked gunmen, pretending to be workers, entered the cargo area of the airport minutes before 6:00 a.m.

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TuesdayAugust 12, 2014