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MondayJune 3, 2013

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U.S. Visa Requirement for Chileans Visiting U.S. is Eliminated

U.S. Visa Requirement for Chileans Visiting U.S. is Eliminated

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Chilean citizens have been chosen for the U.S. Visa Waiver program, Chile’s president said here Monday.

“We have made important progress toward winning Chileans permission to visit the United States for up to 90 days without a visa,” Sebastian Piñera said during a press conference in Washington, where he will meet Tuesday with President Barack Obama.

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Explorers Seeking Spanish Ships Sunk by Pirates in 1615 Near Peru

Explorers Seeking Spanish Ships Sunk by Pirates in 1615 Near Peru

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A group of researchers headed by maritime historian Jorge Ortiz Sotelo is continuing the search for two Spanish vessels that went missing along the coast south of Lima in 1615.

Sotelo on Monday presented a preliminary summary of his work so far, a project he began in 2010 and for which he has the support of the National Geographic Society and the Peruvian Ministry of Culture.

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Mexican Actor Enrique “Juan del Diablo” Lizalde Dies at 76

Mexican Actor Enrique “Juan del Diablo” Lizalde Dies at 76

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Mexican actor Enrique Lizalde died Monday in this capital of unknown causes, the Mexican Arts and Cinematographic Sciences Academy, of AMACC, announced via the social media networks. He was 76.

“The AMACC regrets the passing of Enrique Lizalde, actor and founder of the Independent Actors Union (S.A.I.),” the academy said, without providing more details about his death.

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Mariah Carey Joins Miguel for Hot 97 Summer Jam (VIDEO)

Mariah Carey Joins Miguel for Hot 97 Summer Jam (VIDEO)

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Mariah Carey surprised the crowd at Hot 97’s Summer Jam over the weekend.

On Sunday, Miguel was performing his set in New Jersey when Mariah joined him onstage to perform their summer hit “#Beautiful.”

Her always impressive whistle-range vocals ended the song, with even Miguel looking on in awe.

Check out the performance below.

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Coaches Sue Chivas USA and MLS, Alleging Discrimination Against Non-Latinos

Coaches Sue Chivas USA and MLS, Alleging Discrimination Against Non-Latinos

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Two former members of the coaching staff of Chivas USA have filed a lawsuit against the Major League Soccer organization, saying they were fired “because they were neither Mexican nor Latino.” The filing was announced today by Gregory D. Helmer , of the Los Angeles law firm of Helmer Friedman , LLP, who represents the two coaches.

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Frozen Lobster Tails Cause Galapagos Cruise Cancellations

Frozen Lobster Tails Cause Galapagos Cruise Cancellations

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A small cruise in the Galapagos Islands had its permit to operate revoked for allegedly violating the area’s strict environmental regulations.

Celebrity Cruises was forced to cancel a June 2 trip by the Celebrity Xpedition, a 98-passenger ship, when the Galapagos National Park cited them “for transportation and storage of 12 kilograms of frozen lobster tails in the Galapagos.”

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MEXICO: Lucha Libre Hero Helps Protect Pedestrians from Pushy Drivers

MEXICO: Lucha Libre Hero Helps Protect Pedestrians from Pushy Drivers

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Anyone who has tried to cross the street in a large city has experienced the anxiety of wondering if the car at the intersection is actually going to stop.

Pedestrians in Mexico City are no different, with an average of one pedestrian killed by a motor vehicle each day.

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Puerto Rican Governor’s Private Residence Robbery Target

Puerto Rican Governor’s Private Residence Robbery Target

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The crime wave lashing Puerto Rico does not even respect Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla, whose private residence was the target of an attempted robbery over the weekend.

Police reported Monday that one or several individuals tried to break into the Garcia Padilla residence at the inland town of Caguas before dawn Sunday.

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Ohio Kidnap Victim, Gina DeJesus, to Adopt Kidnapper’s Dog

Ohio Kidnap Victim, Gina DeJesus, to Adopt Kidnapper’s Dog

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After being held captive by Ariel Castro for 10 years, his three victims were given the opportunity to maintain a connection with one of the only positive things about their otherwise horrid experience.

Gina DeJesus, Amanda Berry, and Michelle Knight were recently given the opportunity to adopt Castro’s dogs before they were offered to the public.

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Evolution Scientists Meet at Galapagos Island to Get Darwin-Inspired

Evolution Scientists Meet at Galapagos Island to Get Darwin-Inspired

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More than a dozen scientists from the Americas and Europe gathered on Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands to discuss evolution in the place that inspired 19th-century British naturalist Charles Darwin to develop his theory of the evolution of species.

The scientists are attending the 3rd World Summit on Evolution on the Pacific archipelago, organizers told Efe.

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Bolivia’s Evo Morales Inaugurates New Power Plants to Meet Growing Demand

Bolivia’s Evo Morales Inaugurates New Power Plants to Meet Growing Demand

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President Evo Morales was on hand over the weekend for the arrival of a convoy of trucks hauling equipment for the 160 MW thermoelectric power plant that Bolivia is building on the border with Argentina.

Morales traveled Sunday to a town in eastern Bolivia to inspect the Swedish-made equipment.

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Spain’s Jose Calderon “Only Priority” is to Remain in NBA

Spain’s Jose Calderon “Only Priority” is to Remain in NBA

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Spanish point guard Jose Manuel Calderon said here Monday that his “only priority” is to remain in the NBA.

He commented at the presentation of the 7th edition of the youth basketball program he offers in Caceres.

“The kids will ask me a lot this year about which team I am going to play for,” said the 31-year-old Spanish international, who becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

While acknowledging some European clubs are interested in signing him, he said that he still has “much to do” in the NBA, where he has played since 2005.

After seven seasons with the Toronto Raptors, Calderon was traded in January to the Detroit Pistons, but expects to receive “good and positive” offers from other teams when the free agency period begins July 1.

One NBA watcher ranks Calderon among this summer’s top 15 free agents.

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MondayJune 3, 2013