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SundayAugust 24, 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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Official Slams Rick Perry’s Claim of Jihadists in Mexico

Official Slams Rick Perry’s Claim of Jihadists in Mexico

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There is no evidence to support the comments by Texas Gov. Rick Perry that jihadists could enter the United States via the southern border, Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Jose Antonio Meade said.

“It is very unfortunate that some people make foreign policy on the basis of beliefts, suppositions and completely unfounded and absurd analyses,” Meade said in a press conference on Saturday.

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Ricardo Arjona’s “Viaje Tour” Heads to Ecuador

Ricardo Arjona’s “Viaje Tour” Heads to Ecuador

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Guatemalan singer-songwriter Ricardo Arjona offered a concert in Quito on the weekend, raising the local temperature on a cold night in Ecuador’s capital with a show that was part of his international “Viaje Tour.”

The show in Quito on Saturday night was Arjona’s third stop in Ecuador, where he also performed last week in the coastal cities of Guayaquil and Manta.

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Northern California Experiences Most Powerful Earthquake in 25 Years

Northern California Experiences Most Powerful Earthquake in 25 Years

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A magnitude-6.1 earthquake shook Northern California on Sunday, injuring at least 120 people and cutting electric power across the region. It was the largest temblor registered in the area since the magnitude-7.0 Loma Prieta quake in 1989, the U.S. Geological Survey, or USGS, said.

The quake - originally gauged as a magnitude-6.0 tremor - struck at 3:20 a.m. and had its epicenter located 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) below the earth’s surface about 10 km southwest of the city of Napa and a little more than 80 km (about 50 mi.) southwest of Sacramento.

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3 Die in Shootout in Central Mexico

3 Die in Shootout in Central Mexico

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Three people, including a police officer, died in a shootout triggered by an attempt to steal an automobile in the central Mexican city of Ecatepec, media reports said.

The shootout took place Saturday afternoon on Central avenue in Ecatepec, a city in Mexico state, which surrounds the Federal District and forms part of the Mexico City metropolitan area, the El Universal newspaper reported.

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Michelin Rated Chef Berasategui Heads for Costa Rica

Michelin Rated Chef Berasategui Heads for Costa Rica

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Martin Berasategui, the Spanish chef who has earned the most Michelin stars, plans to open a new restaurant in Costa Rica in early 2015.

The restaurant in Costa Rica will be located in a hotel complex operated under Spanish hospitality giant Melia’s Paradisus Resorts luxury brand, Berasategui, whose career has spanned nearly 40 years and has received seven Michelin stars, told Efe.

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Mexican Government Says FDI Fell 59 Percent

Mexican Government Says FDI Fell 59 Percent

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Mexico totaled $9.73 billion in the first half of this year, down 59 percent compared to the same period in 2013, the Economy Secretariat said.

The figure for the first half of this year “includes an atypical transaction observed during the second quarter, which consisted of the purchase of shares by Mexican investors in the America Movil company worth $4.49 billion,” the secretariat said.

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North Carolina Schools to Welcome Hundreds of Central American Students

North Carolina Schools to Welcome Hundreds of Central American Students

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Hundreds of Central American youngsters arriving in North Carolina from the southern U.S. border, and who were part of the massive wave of immigrants that entered the country illegally over the past few months, are getting ready to start classes next Monday in hopes of beginning a new life.

Only 9 years old, Liesdenis Ochoa has gone through the terror of street gangs threatening her back in Honduras, the subsequent months-long journey to join her mother in the United States, and being detained for weeks in an immigrant shelter on the border.

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Silvio Rodriguez Claims Bureaucrats Ruining His Recording Studio in Cuba

Silvio Rodriguez Claims Bureaucrats Ruining His Recording Studio in Cuba

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Cuban singer-songwriter Silvio Rodriguez complained that his Abdala recording studio, which he founded in Havana in 1998, is “dying” as a result of all the bureaucratic red tape and useless government officials, while directly blaming the island’s Culture Ministry.

“Abdala, which was a project approved and supervised by Commander-in-Chief Fidel Castro, is being destroyed by the complacency of the many government officials aware of the situation but who do nothing,” Rodriguez wrote in the latest entry on his personal blog, Segunda Cita.

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Marie Becomes Category 1 Hurricane, to Bring Heavy Rains to Western Mexico

Marie Becomes Category 1 Hurricane, to Bring Heavy Rains to Western Mexico

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Marie was upgraded Saturday from a tropical storm to a Category 1 hurricane off Mexico’s Pacific coast and its outer bands are expected to begin lashing western states with heavy rains in the coming hours, the National Water Commission, or Conagua, said.

In a bulletin issued at 7:15 a.m., Conagua said the hurricane was centered 575 kilometers (350 miles) south-southwest of Manzanillo, a port city in the western state of Colima.

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Robert Rodriguez’s Long-Awaited “Sin City” Sequel Hits Theaters

Robert Rodriguez’s Long-Awaited “Sin City” Sequel Hits Theaters

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Hispanic filmmaker Robert Rodriguez again worked with graphic novelist Frank Miller to create the long-awaited sequel to “Sin City” (2005) christened “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.”

The movie, which premiered nationwide in the United States on Friday, features a cast that includes Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke, Josh Brolin, Rosario Dawson, Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who portray characters taken from the dark comic-book world of Miller’s imagination and whose stories run into and around one another.

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Beloved Galapagos Tortoise “Pepe the Missionary” Dies

Beloved Galapagos Tortoise “Pepe the Missionary” Dies

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The giant tortoise “Pepe the Missionary”, a symbol of Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands, has died at an estimated 100 years of age, apparently due to overweight, Galapagos National Park announced.

The chelonian, which spent much of its life in captivity, died Friday at the park’s care center on San Cristobal Island, whose capital is Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

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11 Bodies Found in Clandestine Graves in Mexico

Mexican authorities have discovered 11 bodies in two clandestine graves in the western state of Michoacan, authorities said.

One of the graves was found in Tumbiscatio, near the hometown of Los Caballeros Templarios (Knights Templar) drug cartel leader Servando Gomez Martinez, and contained nine bodies, including those of two women, a spokesperson with the Michoacan state Attorney General’s Office told Efe on Friday.

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SundayAugust 24, 2014