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FridayJune 21, 2013

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Death Toll of Peruvian Bus Accident Climbs to 35

Death Toll of Peruvian Bus Accident Climbs to 35

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The Peruvian Attorney General’s Office confirmed Thursday that the death toll when a bus plunged into a river in the central jungle has risen to 35.

The district attorney in the city of Chanchamayo, Ernesto Sierra, told Canal N television that 23 of the bodies have been identified and the search is continuing for the four people who are still missing.

Sierra said that some of the bodies recovered were found in the river near the spot where the bus belonging to Turismo Central went off the road on Wednesday and slid down an embankment into the water.

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Blog del Narco: General-Search for El Chapo more than Responsibility, it is an Obsession

Blog del Narco: General-Search for El Chapo more than Responsibility, it is an Obsession

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Federal District Secretary of National Defense, General Salvador Zepeda Cienfuegos, said it is his department’s priority to search and capture all the leaders of criminal organizations, including Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

Regarding the search of the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel,  he said that it is not only an “responsibility, but an obsession.”

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Oliver Stone Set to do Movie About Pal Hugo Chavez

Oliver Stone Set to do Movie About Pal Hugo Chavez

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Award winning filmmaker Oliver Stone is getting ready to honor his left-leaning pal Hugo Chavez and former President of Venezuela in a way only he can – by making a movie about his life.

Current Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro made the announcement about the film he described as “beautiful”.  Stone has won three Oscars with many of his movies about U.S. Presidents such as “JFK”, “Nixon” and “W”.

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Cuban Film “Pablo” Winner at New York City International Film Fest

Cuban Film “Pablo” Winner at New York City International Film Fest

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The Cuban production “Pablo,” directed by Yosmani Acosta, took home two prizes from the New York City International Film Festival, for Best Director and Best Supporting Actor, at a ceremony in which Latin American and Spanish productions won some important honors.

The festival awarded a total of seven prizes to Spanish cinema at the Thursday-night ceremony in the New York Institute of Technology, the organization said Friday.

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June 21: It’s Friday! Let’s Head to the Movies

June 21: It’s Friday! Let’s Head to the Movies

Photo: In theaters today: World War Z (left), Monsters University (right) -- Coming soon: Pacific Rim (center)

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Now that the weekend is finally upon us, let’s take a look at what’s opening in theaters.

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Minority Children’s Asthma Linked to Air Pollution

Minority Children’s Asthma Linked to Air Pollution

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A research team led by UC San Francisco scientists has found that exposure in infancy to nitrogen dioxide (NO2), a component of motor vehicle air pollution, is strongly linked with later development of childhood asthma among African Americans and Latinos.

The researchers said their findings indicate that air pollution might, in fact, be a cause of the disease, and they called for a tightening of U.S government standards for annual exposure to NO2.

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Bronx Man May Have Choked on Bag of Cocaine When Arrested

Bronx Man May Have Choked on Bag of Cocaine When Arrested

Photo: Did Jose Muniz choke on a bag of cocaine?

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Jose Muniz is dead after allegedly swallowing a golf ball-sized bag of cocaine during an altercation with narcotics officers this week.

On Wednesday night, Bronx narcotics officers allegedly witnesses Muniz, 52, in a drug exchange in front of a Norwood bodega.

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J.Lo Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

J.Lo Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the recording category for her success in the bilingual market.

“The path I have taken from the streets of the Bronx up to this moment on Hollywood Boulevard is paved with love and the support of my family, friends, and the family I’ve created in my work,” Lopez told reporters and the hundreds of fans who gathered for the event on Thursday.

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Documentary to Reveal “Rape in the Fields/Violación de un Sueño”

Documentary to Reveal “Rape in the Fields/Violación de un Sueño”

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FRONTLINE partners with Univision News for Rape in the Fields/Violación de un Sueño, to uncover the hidden price that many migrant women working in America’s fields and packing plants, especially those who are undocumented, are paying to keep their jobs and provide for their families.

While debate rages on Capitol Hill over the legal and economic impact of immigration reforms, this FRONTLINE documentary focuses on the human side of the issue: how female farm workers fall prey to their field bosses and co-workers — and dare not denounce their attackers. Otherwise, they run the very real risk that they’ll lose their jobs or be deported.

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DEA Agent Killed in Colombia During Robbery Attempt

DEA Agent Killed in Colombia During Robbery Attempt

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The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has announced one of its agents stationed in Cartagena, Colombia was murdered during a robbery attempt last night in Bogota, Colombia.

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Was he Fleeing to Venezuela? Man Suspected of Killing Wife was Looking to Travel

Was he Fleeing to Venezuela? Man Suspected of Killing Wife was Looking to Travel

Photo: Alan Smith with girlfriend. Wife (R) murdered in February

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A Washington man suspected of killing his wife was arrested after refusing to give police his passport this week.

In February, Alan Smith’s wife estranged wife was brutally murdered in her Bothell, WA home, while the two were in the middle of a bitter divorce. While the murder is being investigated, the couple’s two children are Washington Child Protective Service.

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Uruguay One Step Closer to Confed Cup Semi-Finals with 2-1 Win over Nigeria

Uruguay One Step Closer to Confed Cup Semi-Finals with 2-1 Win over Nigeria

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Veteran Uruguayan striker Diego Forlan scored his team’s winning goal in a 2-1 victory here over Nigeria in the Confederations Cup, giving a big boost to La Celeste’s chances of qualifying for the semifinals.

Forlan showed some of the form that made him the top player at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, setting the tempo and creating opportunities for his teammates.

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Texas Rounds Up ‘Mexican Mafia’ Gang Members with Ties to Los Zetas

Texas Rounds Up ‘Mexican Mafia’ Gang Members with Ties to Los Zetas

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Yesterday federal officials arrested 30 alleged members of the prison gang – the Mexican Mafia – for working on this side of the border on behalf of Mexican narcos.

The four-year investigation led to arrests in Austin, Laredo and San Antonio.  It is believed these prison gang members are selling drugs on this side of the border for the vicious Mexican narcos Los Zetas.  In addition it is suspected the Mexican Mafia is one of the enforcement arms of the Zetas here in the U.S.

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Judge Gunned Down in Office in Northern Mexico

Judge Gunned Down in Office in Northern Mexico

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A Mexican judge in the northern state of Chihuahua was shot dead in his office by unknown assailants, authorities said.

The victim, identified as Jose Isabel Arrieta Mendoza, was in his office Wednesday in the town of Valle de Allende when two armed men burst in and fired at him at point-blank range, Carlos Gonzalez, spokesman for the Chihuahua state Attorney General’s Office, told Efe.

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LATINO BLOTTER: Woman Drives Drunk in Wrong Direction With No Pants

LATINO BLOTTER: Woman Drives Drunk in Wrong Direction With No Pants

Photo: Natalie Delgado, 20, drove wrong way while drunk, pantsless

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Ma’am, when you’re arrested for DUI and you’re not wearing pants, there sometimes is a connection between unusual behavior — not wearing your clothes — and the level of intoxication.

That is what one Florida judge had to say to 20-year-old Natalie Delgado, who was arrested for driving the wrong way down a road while drunk and not wearing any pants.

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Spanish Judge Summons Messi, His Father for Tax Evasion

Spanish Judge Summons Messi, His Father for Tax Evasion

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A judge in the Barcelona suburb of Gava has accepted a tax-fraud complaint filed against Argentine soccer superstar Lionel Messi and his father and summoned them to appear in court for questioning, judicial sources said.

The judge accepted the complaint filed by the Spanish autonomous community of Catalonia’s prosecutor’s office for tax crimes, which accused the four-time world player of the year and FC Barcelona standout and his father of defrauding the Spanish state of some 4.1 million euros ($5.5 million).

The allegations refer to taxes on income from endorsements that the player allegedly failed to report on his 2007, 2008 and 2009 tax returns.

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Brazil Protesters Surge to 1 Million, First Fatality Reported

Brazil Protesters Surge to 1 Million, First Fatality Reported

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Nearly 1 million people took to the streets in some 100 Brazilian cities demanding social equality and access to better public services.  The largely peaceful protests have claimed their first life since the protesting started some 10 days ago.

Some groups did try to force their way into Rio’s city hall and the seat of government in Fortaleza.  Rio saws the largest number of protesters with a reported 300,000 people turning out to protest.  Sao Paulo saw 100,000 take to the streets.

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Blog del Narco: Residents in Guerrero Do Not Know if Police or Cartels Kidnapped 14

Blog del Narco: Residents in Guerrero Do Not Know if Police or Cartels Kidnapped 14

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A group of about 50-armed men broke into various homes in the municipalities Heliodorus Castle and Leonardo Bravo, raided several homes and kidnapped 14 people.

According to residents of Filo de Caballos, Airfield and varal port, the incident occurred the morning of Tuesday June 18, and since then the attackers have kept that part of the Sierra under siege. This has caused panic among people and displacement of entire families for fear of being attacked.

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Spanish Director Miguel Morayta Dies in Mexico at 105

Spanish Director Miguel Morayta Dies in Mexico at 105

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Spanish film director Miguel Morayta, considered one of the great figures of the golden age of Mexican filmmaking, has died in Mexico. He was 105.

According to what Domingo Ruiz Robidio, a film director and the head of the Spain’s Elgranturbinax publishing house, which published several books about Morayta, the film icon died on Wednesday.

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Gulf of Mexico’s “Dead Zone” Could Reach Record Size in 2013

Gulf of Mexico’s “Dead Zone” Could Reach Record Size in 2013

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The Gulf of Mexico’s “dead zone,” an area affected by low oxygen levels, could expand to a record 22,000 sq. kilometers (8,494 sq. miles) this year, well above the average, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, said.

Researchers at the University of Michigan, Louisiana State University and the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium are forecasting that this year’s dead zone could be “among the ten largest recorded,” NOAA said in a statement.

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Police Investigating Poisonings at Party in Central Mexico

Police Investigating Poisonings at Party in Central Mexico

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Investigators are looking into the poisonings of nine people at a pool party last weekend in Guanajuato, a state in central Mexico, officials said.

The company involved faces “civil, not criminal, liability” in the case, Guanajuato Deputy Attorney General Manuel Angel Hernandez said.

The poisonings occurred at an event organized last Saturday in the city of Leon by a liquor company.

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FridayJune 21, 2013