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FridayJuly 19, 2013

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Connecticut Court Dismisses Massacre Case Against Mexican President

Connecticut Court Dismisses Massacre Case Against Mexican President

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A federal judge in Connecticut dismissed a suit brought against former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo over a 1997 massacre.

The plaintiffs can appeal the ruling by U.S. District Judge Michael Shea.

The law firm of Rafferty, Kobert, Tenenholtz, Bounds & Hess filed the $50 million suit in 2011 on behalf of a dozen unnamed relatives of victims of the Acteal massacre.

Days after the filing, the Mexican government asked Washington to make a determination on whether Zedillo, now a faculty member at Yale University, could be sued in U.S. federal court for events that took place during his 1994-2000 tenure as head of state.

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Six Colombians Charged with Murder of DEA Agent in Bogota

Six Colombians Charged with Murder of DEA Agent in Bogota

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Six Colombians have been charged with the kidnapping and murder of DEA special agent James Terry Watson in Bogota on June 20, 2013 while he was assigned there.

Gerardo Figueroa Sepulveda, 38; Omar Fabian Valdes Gualtero, 27; Edgar Javier Bello Murillo, 26; Hector Leonardo Lopez, 23; Julio Estiven Gracia Ramierez, 30; and Andrés Alvaro Oviedo-Garcia, 21, were each charged with two counts of second degree murder, one count of kidnapping and one count of conspiracy to kidnap.  Oviedo-Garcia was also charged with two counts of assault.  The grand jury also indicted Wilson Daniel Peralta-Bocachica, 30, also a Colombian national, for his alleged efforts to destroy evidence associated with the murder.

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LATINO BLOTTER:  Eight Puerto Ricans Charged with Trading in Endangered Sea Turtles for Food

LATINO BLOTTER:  Eight Puerto Ricans Charged with Trading in Endangered Sea Turtles for Food

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Puerto Rican officials have charged eight Puerto Ricans with illegally possessing and selling the endangered sea turtle for food.  The group faces felony charges bases on the violation of the Endangered Species Act. 

Two women and six women were indicted, they are residents of Arroyo and Patillas and range in age from 30-to-50-years old.  The group faces a maximum of five years in prison each with a $250,000 fine.

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Sorry Folks! ‘Teen Wolf” Star Tyler Posey is Engaged

Sorry Folks! ‘Teen Wolf” Star Tyler Posey is Engaged

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“Teen Wolf” actor Tyler Posey revealed he is officially off the market.

Born Tyler Garcia Posey, the Mexican-American actor is best known for playing Scott McCall on MTV’s “Teen Wolf” and for playing Jennifer Lopez’s son in 2002’s “Maid in Manhattan.”

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FC Barcelona: We Are Not Entertaining Offers for Midfielder Fabregas

FC Barcelona: We Are Not Entertaining Offers for Midfielder Fabregas

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FC Barcelona says it will not listen to any offers for midfielder Cesc Fabregas, who has attracted the interest of English-league powerhouse Manchester United.

Sources with the Spanish club told Efe Friday that Barça had no plans to negotiate a potential transfer of Fabregas to United or any other club. The Spanish national-squad player, for his part, has made clear his desire to stay at Camp Nou.

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July 19, 2013: It’s Friday! Let’s Head to the Movies

July 19, 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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Blog del Narco: Two Women Arrested Smuggling 12K in Privates (VIDEO)

Blog del Narco: Two Women Arrested Smuggling 12K in Privates (VIDEO)

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Giving a new twist on money laundering, two females were arrested for smuggling $12,000 in their Privates.. We have to ask- how did authorities find it?

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Alejandro Sanz Announces 2 Concerts in Mexico City in October

Alejandro Sanz Announces 2 Concerts in Mexico City in October

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Spanish singer Alejandro Sanz will offer two concerts this October in Mexico City as part of his international tour “La Musica No Se Toca” (Don’t Mess with the Music), the promoter of the shows said in a communique.

The artist will appear Oct. 1-2 in the Mexican capital’s National Auditorium, where he will sing two numbers from his latest disc “La Musica No Se Toca,” as well as some of his greatest hits like “Amiga Mia” and “Corazon Partio.”

It was in Mexico City at the Foro Sol arena last October that Sanz kicked off the tour that has taken him to cities around the United States, Latin America and Spain.

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Mexican Regulators Reject Sherwin-Williams’s Bid to Buy Comex

Mexican Regulators Reject Sherwin-Williams’s Bid to Buy Comex

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U.S.-based Sherwin-Williams’s acquisition of Mexican paint company Consorcio Comex, S.A. de C.V. will not be allowed because it “would impose market conditions that no competitor could counter,” the Federal Competition Commission, or CFC, said Thursday.

The “merger would imply an accumulated market share on the order of 48 (percent) to 58 percent, depending on the type of decorative paint, making it between six and 10 times bigger than the closest competitor,” the CFC said in a statement.

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ICE Closes Dozens of Deportation Cases in Arizona

ICE Closes Dozens of Deportation Cases in Arizona

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At age nine, U.S.-born Kathy Figueroa became the public face of hundreds of children impacted by immigration raids and family separation in Arizona. In a YouTube video she pleaded with President Barack Obama for the release of her parents.

It was a bold move for a young child whose undocumented relatives were living in the shadows at a time when immigration raids were taking place in neighborhoods and workplaces on an everyday basis.

Four years later, a turn of events has the now 13-year-old going from fear and uncertainty to thinking about what dress she will wear to her Quinceañera.

Carlos and Sandra Figueroa have been in deportation proceedings since 2009 when Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputies arrested them in an immigration sweep at a local car wash in Phoenix.

But this week, the family got unexpected news: U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) closed their deportation case.

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Activist Arrested for Protesting Avoids Deportation

Activist Arrested for Protesting Avoids Deportation

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An undocumented immigrant arrested for mounting a protest at a state legislative hearing in North Carolina has managed to avoid deportation, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Thursday.

ICE exercised procedural discretion in the case of Uriel Alberto and granted him one year of legal residence in the country after an “exhaustive consideration of the case,” government spokeswoman Carissa Cutrell told Efe.

Alberto, 25, had to turn himself in to ICE authorities in Charlotte on Wednesday to comply with the deportation order he had had pending since last year, but on the way to the appointment he received the good news of the order’s suspension from his lawyer.

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Mexican Authorities Find 5 Bodies in Burning SUV

Mexican Authorities Find 5 Bodies in Burning SUV

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The burned bodies of five men were found Thursday inside a vehicle abandoned on a highway in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila, state officials said.

The grisly find was made under a bridge in the town of Ramos Arizpe around 6:00 a.m., when the SUV was searched by police responding to a telephone tip, Coahuila security spokesman Jesus Carranza told Efe.

The victims, whose bodies were almost completely burned, had been tied up and shot in the head, Carranza said.

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Check Out Fassbender, Diaz, Bardem and Cruz in NEW Trailer for “The Counselor” (VIDEO)

Check Out Fassbender, Diaz, Bardem and Cruz in NEW Trailer for “The Counselor” (VIDEO)

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Last month we had our first look at Ridley Scott’s The Counselor, based on the book written by Cormac McCarthy. This week, a new teaser trailer was released.

The Counselor is award-winning author Cormac McCarthy’s first script, but he is already familiar with Hollywood. McCarthy’s books All the Pretty Horses and No Country for Old Men were turned into award-winning films.

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“Paranormal Activity” Spin-off Aimed at Latino Audiences to Be Released in 2014

“Paranormal Activity” Spin-off Aimed at Latino Audiences to Be Released in 2014

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A “Paranormal Activity” spin-off made with Latino audiences in mind is set to open in theaters next January, TheWrap and Deadline Hollywood reported, citing people with knowledge of the project.

The spin-off, directed by Christopher Landon, is complete, but remains untitled.

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Blog del Narco: Knight of Templar Cartel Apologizes and Vows to Protect

Blog del Narco: Knight of Templar Cartel Apologizes and Vows to Protect

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Thursday morning in different places of Michoacán, cartel members placed several blankets posting narco-messages signed by the group “The Knights Templar”. The Cartel apologizes to the residents of Michoacan and offers a truce to the authorities. 

“To the men and women in our state of Michoacan, the Knights Templar who guard Michoacana, have become aware that due to the comments and criticisms of the various sectors of our society in favor and against our organization, we apologize for the misunderstanding. It has been our intention and will always be to serve and protect our fellow Mexicans and never harm them. “They are at complete liberty to exercise and perform appropriate business transactions.”

“However, fraudsters, extortionists, kidnappers and those who do not live in a proper way, we will aid authorities to hold them responsible for their actions.”

“Knights Templar” warned that everyone need be vigilant to prevent the entry into their state of their adversaries, “Los Zetas”, and Jalisco New Generation cartel. Blankets were placed in the “Morelos Bridge” and “Bridge of Ramirez and Camelinas”. Also in Apatzingán Tacámbaro Ario de Rosales.

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Vandals Deface, Destroy Parts of Upscale Rio de Janeiro

Vandals Deface, Destroy Parts of Upscale Rio de Janeiro

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The upscale Rio de Janeiro neighborhoods of Leblon and Ipanema woke to the traces of violence left by demonstrators who lit bonfires in the streets and looted shops, Brazilian police said Thursday.

The disturbances came five days before the visit to the city of Pope Francis for the World Youth Day event.

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VENEZUELA: Caracas Hosts 7th Int’l Puppet Festival

VENEZUELA: Caracas Hosts 7th Int’l Puppet Festival

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Puppeteers from Argentina, France and Cuba are in Venezuela’s capital for the 7th International Puppet Theater Festival.

More than 100 people, the majority of them parents with children, packed into the Teatro Teresa Carreño in downtown Caracas on Wednesday for a puppet show.

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Kidnapped Spanish Aid Workers Released in Somalia

Kidnapped Spanish Aid Workers Released in Somalia

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Two Spanish citizens kidnapped in October 2011 while working with Medicins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) at a Somali refugee camp in Kenya have been released, sources familiar with the situation told Efe Thursday.

MSF also said in a statement issued in Nairobi that Blanca Thiebaut and Montserrat Serra were freed in Somalia, adding that “both are safe and healthy and keen to join their loved ones as soon as possible.”

The organization once again condemned the abduction of the Spaniards and noted they had been “offering lifesaving medical assistance to thousands of refugees.”

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Mexican Authorities Rescue 80 Kidnapped Migrants Near U.S.-Mexico Border

Mexican Authorities Rescue 80 Kidnapped Migrants Near U.S.-Mexico Border

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Mexican security forces rescued 80 Central American migrants and a Mexican being held captive in Reynosa, located across the border from McAllen, Texas, the Tamaulipas state government said.

“The Tamaulipas Coordination Group, via the mixed operations base made up of state and federal security forces, rescued 81 people who had been deprived of their liberty in the city of Reynosa,” the state government said in a statement, without the releasing the date of the operation.

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Health Secretariat Employee Stabs 6 Co-Workers in Mexico City

Health Secretariat Employee Stabs 6 Co-Workers in Mexico City

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A Health Secretariat employee stabbed six co-workers in a workplace fight, the Mexico City police department said.

The incident occurred Wednesday on the fourth floor of the secretariat’s building on Mexico City’s Paseo de la Reforma.

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FridayJuly 19, 2013