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FridayJuly 12, 2013

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Marco Antonio Solis Prepares to Release First Single of New Album

Marco Antonio Solis Prepares to Release First Single of New Album

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Mexican singer-songwriter Marco Antonio Solís, “El Buki”, is about to release “Tres Semanas” (Three Weeks), the first single of his new disc that will go on sale in the coming months, his record label said Thursday.

The song will have an international radio launch on Monday and the next day it will be available for purchase online.

“Tres Semanas” will be the first single of his new album “Gracias Por Estar Aqui” (Thanks for Being Here), which will go on sale in the coming months.

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July 12, 2013: It’s Friday! Let’s Head to the Movies

July 12, 2013: It’s Friday! Let’s Head to the Movies

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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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Mexico’s Largest Brewers Must Limit Exclusivity Deals

Mexico’s Largest Brewers Must Limit Exclusivity Deals

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Mexico’s two largest brewers, Grupo Modelo and Cuauhtemoc Moctezuma, reached an agreement with the country’s competition regulator that limits the exclusivity deals they have with clients to no more than 25 percent of their respective points of sale.

That percentage will have to be gradually lowered to 20 percent by 2018, the Federal Competition Commission, or CFC, said in a statement Thursday.

Under the terms of the agreement, Mexican craft beers must be allowed “open and unrestricted” access in all restaurants, bars and cantinas nationwide, the CFC added.

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PERU: 49-Foot Dead Whale Washes onto Beach. What Killed It?

PERU: 49-Foot Dead Whale Washes onto Beach. What Killed It?

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Scientists will soon be arriving at a beach in northern Peru to take samples and determine the cause of death for a six-ton whale that washed up on the shore.

Officials say the 49-foot whale was washed ashore by the strong swells that have occurred along the Peruvian coast in the last week and a half.

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For Every 1,000 Cubans There are 74 PCs

For Every 1,000 Cubans There are 74 PCs

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Cuba in 2012 had 74 personal computers for every 1,000 inhabitants, according to an index released Thursday by the National Statistics Office, or ONE, showing the slow growth of the sector.

The ONE’S latest IT index places personal computer ownership at 56 per 1,000 inhabitants in 2008, the year when the government allowed PCs to be sold freely, growing to 62 per 1,000 in 2009 and to 70 in 2011. Last year it reached 74 in every 1,000 inhabitants.

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Pitbull Named No. 9 on GQ “Worst Rappers” List

Pitbull Named No. 9 on GQ “Worst Rappers” List

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GQ recently assembled what they believe to be the worst rappers in history, and one Cuban-American made the list.

According to Rob Tannenbaum of GQ, Florida-based rapper Pitbull is No. 9 on the list of “The 25 Worst Rappers of All Time.”

He writes:

A Cuban-American Vanilla Ice who flacks for Dr Pepper and Bud Light—try mixing those two for a fun speedball!—Pitbull specializes in mind-numbing Eurodisco about hot girls and nightlife, with witless, winking reminders of his heritage: My tongue is bilingual, ready to play with that spot where you tingle.

Mr. Worldwide is joined on the list by Will Smith (20), MC Hammer (7), Vanilla Ice (4), Chingy (23), Eazy- E (11), Master P (13), Soulja Boy (18), and more.

Check out the full list here.

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Top 5 Latin American Countries Known for Corruption

Top 5 Latin American Countries Known for Corruption

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Transparency International’s
 “Global Corruption Barometer 2013,” which claims to be the biggest survey tracking world-wide public opinion on corruption. 

The organization asked over 114,000 people in 107 countries for their views on corruption relating to police, lawmakers, and public officials.

According to public opinion, 76% of respondents in United States felt that political parties were corrupt.

Check out the countries known for the top corruption in Latin America below.

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WATCH the Adorable Mestizo Ballet Folklorico Perform Mariachi with Machetes (VIDEO)

WATCH the Adorable Mestizo Ballet Folklorico Perform Mariachi with Machetes (VIDEO)

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A group of boys calling themselves Mestizo Ballet Folklorico took the stage in San Antonio, Texas to audition for this season of “America’s Got Talent.”

The four boys, ages 3, 7, and 11, closed the night of auditions by singing and dancing around the stage with machetes.

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STUDY:  Immigration Reform Could Bring States $2 Billion a Year

STUDY:  Immigration Reform Could Bring States $2 Billion a Year

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States and localities could collect an extra $2 billion a year in taxes from immigrants—on top of $10.6 billion they get already—if Congress overhauls the country’s immigration laws, according to a new report.

States that rely heavily on income taxes would see the biggest revenue boost, according to the analysis from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, a liberal think tank in Washington, D.C. The study did not estimate additional costs that an immigration overhaul might create for states and localities, such as more spending on health care services, in-state tuition discounts and English classes.

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Cuba Cataloging Its Pre-Columbian Archaeological Sites, Over 3,000 Identified

Cuba Cataloging Its Pre-Columbian Archaeological Sites, Over 3,000 Identified

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A project to catalogue Cuba’s pre-Columbian archaeological sites has pinpointed the locations of more than 3,200 indigenous settlements, Communist Party daily Granma said Friday.

The initiative, which was launched two years ago and is set to conclude by the end of 2013, has identified 1,000 previously unlisted sites.

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Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro Suffered Sprain At Wimbledon

Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro Suffered Sprain At Wimbledon

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Argentine tennis star Juan Martin del Potro suffered a “slight sprain” in his left knee during this year’s Wimbledon, the Telam official news agency reported.

Del Potro, the world’s seventh-ranked player, injured himself during his third-round match against Slovenia’s Grega Zemlja but he still managed to advance to the semifinals of that prestigious event for the first time, losing to world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in a thrilling five-setter.

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Geraldo Rivera Says All Six Jurors Would Have Also Killed Trayvon Martin

Geraldo Rivera Says All Six Jurors Would Have Also Killed Trayvon Martin

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On Friday morning, as George Zimmerman’s defense team prepared to deliver its closing statement in the 3-week trial, Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera told Fox & Friends that the all-female jury would have also killed Trayvon Martin if they had encountered him on that fateful night:

RIVERA: I see those six ladies in the jury putting themselves on that rainy night, in that housing complex that has just been burglarized by three or four different groups of black youngsters from the adjacent community. So it’s a dark night, a 6-foot-2-inch hoodie-wearing stranger is in the immediate housing complex. How would the ladies of that jury have reacted? I submit that if they were armed, they would have shot and killed Trayvon Martin a lot sooner than George Zimmerman did. This is self-defense.

In March of last year, Rivera proclaimed that “I think the hoodie is as much responsible for Trayvon Martin’s death as George Zimmerman (his killer)” and later gloated about the remarks.
His original comment was met with widespread disgust, even from his own son. Public figures, including Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) and the Miami Heat basketball players responded by wearing hoodies in solidarity with the slain teenager.

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Chiquis Rivera and Other Latinas Appearing on ‘The View’

Chiquis Rivera and Other Latinas Appearing on ‘The View’

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Will a Latina replace the outgoing host Elisabeth Hasselbeck who is leaving for the Fox Network?

If recent guest hosts are any indication then it a resoundingly maybe.

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Spanish Midfielder Asier Illarramendi Signed to Real Madrid

Spanish Midfielder Asier Illarramendi Signed to Real Madrid

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Real Madrid has signed Spanish midfielder Asier Illarramendi from Real Sociedad after paying a big buy-out clause, ending his long relationship with the fellow La Liga side.

In a press conference on Friday at Real Sociedad’s stadium, the 23-year-old star said the decision to leave the club that groomed him was “very difficult” but that the opportunity was too big to pass up.

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No Runners Gored on Fifth Day of Pamplona

No Runners Gored on Fifth Day of Pamplona

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The bulls from the Torrestrella ranch took to the streets of the northern Spanish city, Pamplona, Thursday in a fast and dangerous run that featured some hairy moments but did not leave anyone gored.

Four people were hospitalized during the fifth running of the bulls at the world-famous San Fermin festival, including American Peter Milligan, a 42-year-old from New Jersey who suffered a broken ankle when he was shoved to the ground by another runner.

Milligan, whose brother was gored in the calf last year, told Efe that he was receiving excellent medical care in Pamplona, adding that he felt fortunate he was not gored but was sad that he would not be able to participate in any of the remaining three bull runs.

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JUST IN:  Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano Resigning Amidst Push for Immigration Reform

JUST IN:  Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano Resigning Amidst Push for Immigration Reform

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Reportedly Homeland Security Janet Napolitano is leaving the Obama administration as early as today to head up the University of California 10-campus operation.  Some sources say she is leaving in September.

The former governor of Arizona has run the Homeland Security department since 2009.  Homeland Security has a $60-billion budget with over 230,000 employees.  Border patrol and customs and immigration operations are under Homeland Security.

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SPAIN: Jose Breton Convicted of Kiling his 2 Children to Get Back at Wife

SPAIN: Jose Breton Convicted of Kiling his 2 Children to Get Back at Wife

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A jury on Friday convicted Spaniard Jose Breton of murdering his two young children, finding that he carried out the killings as an act of revenge against his estranged wife.

The complex case, which attracted a great deal of media attention in Spain due to the mysterious circumstances surrounding it, was decided by a jury made up of seven women and two men.

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Blog del Narco: Drug Violence Claims Two Young Adults

Blog del Narco: Drug Violence Claims Two Young Adults

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A man and a woman were found dead in the town of San Marcos Huixtoco, Chalco, State of Mexico.  Both had several bullet holes in different parts of the body, mainly on the face.

Inhabitants of the colony New Creation alerted the Municipal Police in the bottom of the Red Sea Street that they had found two corpses. Instantly there were about 12 elements of the Municipal Police, under Commander Humberto Sánchez Dorantes. The man, about 35, was shot in the left jaw. He was wearing black shirt, beige shorts and brown shoes, the woman about 25 years old, wore lilac blouse, pants and tennis shoes.

Authorities found eight shell casings from an AK-47 type weapon. They did not find any documentation to help identify the victims, who were admitted to the Medical Examiner where they will perform the autopsy. It is believed that the double murder is related to drug dealers in the area.

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Alejandro Sanz Prepares For Trip to Arctic Region

Alejandro Sanz Prepares For Trip to Arctic Region

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Spanish singer-songwriter Alejandro Sanz is making final preparations for a July 14-20 Greenpeace expedition to the Arctic region, a trip organized to bring attention to the need to protect that unique ecosystem.

The trip’s objectives include documenting the extent of Arctic glacier and ice-cap retreat “due to climate change,” as well as demonstrating the danger a potential oil spill would pose to that practically unexplored frontier region and its inhabitants, Greenpeace said.

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MTV Millennial Awards to be Held in Mexico City

MTV Millennial Awards to be Held in Mexico City

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Television channel MTV Latin America announced that that it will stage its first-ever awards show in Mexico City on July 16 to honor the best in music, social networks, films, television and fashion.

At the presentation of the MTV Millennials Awards were Mexican blogger Werevertumorro, who will co-host the show, singer Danna Paola and Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera, who announced official sponsorship of the event through the individual urban transport system Ecobici, a bike sharing program.

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FridayJuly 12, 2013