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SundayNovember 7, 2010

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Bull SPLITS Matador’s Pants (VIDEO)

A Colombian bullfighter continued his match after he was disrobed by a charging bull. The undaunted fighter tied a piece of cloth around his waist after his opponent, the bull, ripped his pants. After the announcer requested shorts from the audience, the fighter changed into the donated pair. The matador finished the fight wearing floral printed swim trunks.

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What is the G20 and Latin America’s Role?

The Group of Twenty (G-20) Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors was established in 1999 to bring together systemically important industrialized and developing economies to discuss key issues in the global economy.

There are only three Latin American country members: Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico.  Mexico chaired the G20 in 2003 and most recently Brazil in 2008.

The Republic of Korea is hosting this year’ G20 on November 11-12; President Obama is already enroute.  In principle, priority is given to heads of state, such as king of Saudi Arabia, presidents of the U.S., South Korea and Brazil among others. Next in line are the heads of governments such as the prime ministers of the United Kingdom and Japan.

Seating is extremely important. Some countries are vying to sit next to the host country or influential world leaders to share important messages at the multilateral talks.

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Shootout Near U.S.-Mexico Border Leaves Drug Kingpin Dead

Over the weekend the Mexican Navy and security forces carried out a surprise raid in the border city of Matamoros right across the way from Brownsville, Texas.  The raid was targeted at various strongholds of the Gulf Cartel.

The raid resulted in numerous street shootouts, road blockades and launched grenades that barracked many Mexican residents in their home and caused schools to be closed.  The border bridge from Mexico to U.S. was also shut down temporarily.  The U.S. consulate was also closed until further notice.

In the shoot out five Mexican military personnel were killed as well as one of U.S. and Mexico’s most wanted men, Ezequiel “Tony Tormenta” Cardenas.  Cardenas had a $5 million bounty on his head from the U.S. for his cocaine smuggling activities. 

Cardenas was co-leader of the Gulf cartel and the fourth top drug kingpin to be killed or captured by Mexican authorities.

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Mexico Confirms Newest Mass Grave Contains Missing Tourists

The resort town of Acapulco is reeling from the news that the 20 missing Mexican tourists that were kidnapped back on September 30th were found in a mass grave.

A group of mechanics from nearby Morelia, Michoacan were vacationing together in the resort city and that appears to be why they were targeted.  Federal police have confirmed none of the men were involved in crime or affiliated with the dominant drug cartel in Michoacan La Familia. 

A YouTube video posted by the assumed murderers shows two of the tourists tied up and being questioned while announcing that police would find the bodies in a small town outside of Acapulo.  In the video the kidnappers state this was done as an act of revenge against the drug cartel La Familia. 

Upon investigation 18 bodies were found confirmed to be the missing tourists and presumed to have been there since a month ago with the two men interviewed on the video on top of the heap of bodies.  Two men remain missing and presumed dead. 

Read more at AOL News →

SundayNovember 7, 2010