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SaturdayAugust 23, 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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Atletico Defeats Real Madrid Thanks to Mandzukic

Atletico Defeats Real Madrid Thanks to Mandzukic

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A goal by recent acquisition Mario Mandzukic just 80 seconds into Friday’s second leg of the Spanish Super Cup gave Atletico Madrid a 2-1 aggregate win over Real Madrid.

Atleti’s second Super Cup is also the fifth title of coach Diego Simeone’s tenure with the club, including the 2013-2014 La Liga championship and the 2013 Copa del Rey.

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Another Mexican State Bans Use of Circus Animals

Another Mexican State Bans Use of Circus Animals

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The Mexican state of Coahuila has banned the use of animals in circuses or in any other kind of entertainment.

The reform, unanimously passed by the state legislature, prohibits the use of animals in shows or promotional parades, even including the rabbits and doves manipulated by magicians in their sleight-of-hand feats.

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4 Groups File Lawsuit Against U.S. Gov’t Over Deportations

4 Groups File Lawsuit Against U.S. Gov’t Over Deportations

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Four organizations sued the United States Government on Friday for the deportation of immigrant mothers and children who, according to the lawsuit, had fled from violence in Central America.

The American Civil Liberties Union, American Immigration Council, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, and National Immigration Law Center presented their suit in the name of immigrant women and children being held at a detention center in Artesia, New Mexico.

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Mexico’s Gendarmerie Ready to Hit the Streets

Mexico’s Gendarmerie Ready to Hit the Streets

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President Enrique Peña Nieto on Friday formally commissioned the Gendarmerie, a new division of the Mexican Federal Police.

The force’s more than 5,000 members are “prepared to protect and serve Mexicans in regions where there is greater institutional weakness,” he said during the ceremony.

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Colombia: “Serious Possibilities” Exist For Ending the Conflict

Colombia: “Serious Possibilities” Exist For Ending the Conflict

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The head of the Colombian government delegation negotiating peace with leftist FARC guerrillas said on Friday that the process is entering “decisive moments” and that there are “serious possibilities” for ending the decades-long conflict.

Humberto de la Calle, a former vice president, said those words in a statement read to the press at the conclusion of the 27th round of talks that began Aug. 12, which focused on the point referring to reparations for the victims.

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Border Vigilantes Return in Wake of Surge of Unaccompanied Children

Border Vigilantes Return in Wake of Surge of Unaccompanied Children

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The flood of unaccompanied Central American children in recent months has sparked a comeback of militias like the Minutemen, making even more complex the situation on the Mexican border.

“We see a national movement in which radical groups are trying in every way possible to take advantage of the situation. Last week the leader of the KKK said publicly that what they ought to do is go to the border and kill someone,” Mark Potok, who monitors hate groups for the Southern Poverty Law Center, told Efe.

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Man Lives Off of Insects for 12 Days in Brazilian Jungle

Man Lives Off of Insects for 12 Days in Brazilian Jungle

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A 65-year-old man lost in the Amazon jungle survived for 12 days eating insects like bees and flies, authorities of the northern state of Amazonas said.

Police said that Gileno Vieira da Rocha was found Tuesday by a peasant in the rainforest region of the Vila de Sucunduri municipality, 435 kilometers (270 miles) from Manaus, capital of the neighboring state of Para.

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Mexico’s Supreme Court Upholds Sales Tax Increase in Border States

Mexico’s Supreme Court Upholds Sales Tax Increase in Border States

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Mexico’s Supreme Court has upheld a law that raised the sales-tax rate in border states from 11 percent to 16 percent to bring it in line with the rest of the country.

That measure was part of a broader 2013 tax overhaul.

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Spain Has Welcomed 36.3 Million Foreign Tourists in 2014

Spain Has Welcomed 36.3 Million Foreign Tourists in 2014

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In the first seven months of the year, Spain welcomed 36.3 million foreign tourists, 7 percent more than in the same period of 2013 and the most ever recorded between January and July.

The tourists mainly poured in from Britain, Germany and particularly France, a country that contributed during this period more than 500,000 additional tourists, while the only countries showing declines were Russia and the United States, which dropped 3.8 percent and 5.5 percent, respectively.

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Sinaloa Legislators Repeal Restrictions on Media at Crime Scenes

Sinaloa Legislators Repeal Restrictions on Media at Crime Scenes

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Legislators in the western Mexican state of Sinaloa repealed a measure that barred reporters from crime scenes and otherwise limited their ability to cover issues of public safety and criminal justice.

The vote to abrogate what became known as the “gag law” was unanimous.

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Nissan to Make 3 Small Infiniti Models at New Mexico Plant

Nissan Motor Co. will manufacture three small Infiniti luxury vehicles at the plant it is jointly building with Germany’s Daimler in the north-central Mexican state of Aguascalientes, Japanese daily Nikkei reported Friday.

The first of the three models - the Infiniti Q30 Hatchback - will be manufactured when the plant starts operating in 2017, while two other small Infinitis, including a compact sport utility vehicle, will begin to roll of the assembly line in 2020, Nissan’s chief planning officer & executive vice president, Andy Palmer, told the newspaper.

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Dominican Republic Bans Miley Cyrus Concert

Dominican Republic Bans Miley Cyrus Concert

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The Dominican Republic’s CNEPR entertainment and radio commission has banned a concert that U.S. singer Miley Cyrus was scheduled to perform in the nation’s capital on Sept. 13.

In a notice sent to the SD Concerts and Live Nation companies, organizers of the concert, CNEPR said that in her concerts the singer tends to “stage acts at odds with the principles and customs” of the country.

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SaturdayAugust 23, 2014