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BOGOTA, Colombia – Edward Nino Hernandez is in many ways a typical 24-year-old Colombian male. He loves to dance reggaeton, dreams of owning a car — preferably a Mercedes_ and wants to see the world.
Top on his list of people he would like to meet are Jackie Chan, Sylvester Stallone and former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe.
What sets Nino (pronounced NEE-nyoh) apart is his size.
He is slightly taller than a piece of carry-on luggage and weighs just 22 pounds (10 kilograms).
Nino has just been officially certified as the gossip girl dvd world's shortest living man by Guinness World Records, measuring 27 inches (70 centimeters).
"He hasn't grown since he was 2 years old," his mother, Noemi Hernandez, said of the oldest of her five living children.
The previous titleholder was He Pingping of China, who was 1.5 inches (4 centimeters) taller and died March 13. The Guinness people discovered Nino afterward.
They say Nino's reign is not likely to last long, however.
Khagendra Thapa Magar of Nepal is expected to take over after he turns 18 on Y9943 Oct. 14. He measures about 22 inches (56 centimeters) and is currently recognized by Guinness as the shortest living teen.
Doctors never could explain why Nino is so small, his parents say.
"They never gave us a diagnosis," his mother, Noemi Hernandez, said during an interview advent batel80l6 battery in the family's sparely furnished apartment in Bosa, a mostly poor district of southern Bogota.
Hernandez, 43, said Nino weighed just 3.3 pounds (1.5 kilograms) at birth and was 15 inches (38 centimeters) long.
She said doctors at the National University studied bbc dvd him until he was 3, then lost interest. She and her husband, a security guard, lost a daughter who was similarly small in 1992 when she was about to complete a year of life.
The couple's youngest child, 11-year-old Miguel Angel, stands 37 inches (93 centimeters) tall and has facial features similar to Nino. The other three boys are of normal height and appearance.
"I feel happy because I'm unique," Nino said RN873 in an interview Friday with The Associated Press.
He does, however, have his problems: cataracts in both of his eyes that blur his vision and, says his mother, require urgent surgery that the family can't afford.
"He doesn't see well. He isn't able to read," she said.
During an interview, Nino's eyes water HSTNN-IB69 Battery BTP-CKK8 Battery BTP-C6K8 Battery and he fidgets with the laces on his toddler-sized black dress shoes.
Other than his eyes, he has no medical complaints.
He's mentally sharp and laughs easily though it's sometimes law and order dvd hard to understand his high-pitched speech and his stubby fingers make writing difficult.
Nino had to repeat several years of school before dropping the tudors dvd out in the eighth grade. But he's very sociable, loves to travel — though he hasn't been outside Colombia — and likes to play dominoes and checkers.
"He only gets depressed when he's shut in at home," his mother said.
Leafing through an advance copy of the Guinness World Records 2011 edition, which FK890 launches Sept. 15 in the United States and the next day internationally, Hernandez shows Nino a picture of the world's smallest woman, who is from India.
He's not interested in the least.
Nino says he already has a girlfriend. She's 18, is named Fanny and measures just under 5 feet (1.5 meters), he says.
Nino has earned some cash dancing at department stores and HP 6730B Battery is now acting in a film in which he plays — What else? This is Colombia — a pint-sized drug thug.
In his big scene, Nino gets into a shootout.
He acts out the scene, mimicking a pistol with the index fingers of his entwined ideapad s9 battery ideapad s10 battery ideapad s12 batteryTD347 hands, then slumps over onto the chair's arm. His character doesn't survive the gunbattle.
Nino smiles broadly at the idea of more acting jobs and more life in the spotlight.
And he says he's gotten HSTNN-UB68 Battery used to all the picture-taking.
But being the world's smallest man does have its drawbacks.
"It bothers me that people are (always) touching me and picking me up," he said.
NEW YORK – Craiglist's "adult services" section has been shut down in the U.S., but prostitution i love lucy dvd BTP-C7K8 Battery 42T4684 Battery 42T4685 Battery on the Internet is alive and well — even, quite possibly, on Craigslist.
Users of the website and its CEO grouse that the Internet is still full of sites where people can find prostitutes. As for the massive online classifieds site itself, many personal ads, which remain on the site, appear to be thinly veiled solicitations of sex for sale.
State attorneys general had pressed Craigslist to do more to block potentially illegal ads promoting prostitution, and hailed the company's decision to take down its adult services section on Saturday. But like other illegal online activities targeted with prosecution or lawsuits, including gambling, child pornography and unauthorized music downloads, shutting down one outlet simply sends many users running to others.
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