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WednesdayJuly 24, 2013

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Newly Elected Mayor in Mexico Use to be Dead, Arrested for Faking Death & Avoiding Rape Charges

A politician who was elected mayor of a city in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca earlier this month has been arrested for faking his death in 2010 to avoid prosecution, officials said Wednesday.

Raymundo Carballido was arrested Tuesday night at a house owned by his family in a city near Oaxaca city, the state capital, and faces numerous charges, the Oaxaca state Attorney General’s Office said.

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Looking to Promote Island Image Governor Signs Law Establishing Brand Puerto Rico

Looking to Promote Island Image Governor Signs Law Establishing Brand Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla on Tuesday signed into law a bill to establish Brand Puerto Rico, with the aim of projecting an image of the Caribbean island as an attractive tourist destination.

“Our country brand will mean economic development, global positioning and investment. Our country brand will exceed any publicity campaign because it’s about a distinctive aspect of identity,” said Garcia Padilla after signing the new law.

The speaker of the island’s House of Representatives and author of the bill, Jaime Perello, emphasized that a permanent brand for Puerto Rico has, in and of itself, the value of defining what the economic future of the island will be.

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Archaeologists Continue Searching for “First Humans” in Europe at Atapuerca Site in Spain

Archaeologists Continue Searching for “First Humans” in Europe at Atapuerca Site in Spain

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Archaeologists in Spain are busy excavating the Gran Dolonia portion of the Atapuerca archaeological site for clues to the first humans that arrived in Europe.

Many archaeological treasures have come from this northern Spain location known as the caves of the Sierra de Atapuerca.  In 2007 human remains were found that date back one and a half million years, considered the oldest Europeans remains ever found.  Human remains have also been found from the “Homo antecessor” dating back 850,000-to-950,000-years ago.  The youngest remains found here date back a mere 5,000-years ago from the homo sapien species.

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BIZARRE: Woman Suing Psychic for Taking $11K, Not Lifting Curse

BIZARRE: Woman Suing Psychic for Taking $11K, Not Lifting Curse

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A North Hollywood woman in suing her former psychic for not lifting a curse she paid the mystic thousands of dollars to end.

A suit filed by Klarissa Castro in Los Angeles Superior Court alleges Psychic Readings By Yana’s Jennifer Williams conned her out of $11,000 by claiming she could lift the curse Castro believed she was plagued by.

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Dominican Republic Inaugurates $6M Solar Energy Plant

Dominican Republic Inaugurates $6M Solar Energy Plant

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President Danilo Medina inaugurated the $6 million solar energy plant at the Cibao International Airport in the northern Dominican Republic.

The 1.5 MW power plant has 5,880 solar panels that generate electricity.

The plant is the largest clean energy project in the Dominican Republic and the most ambitious project of its kind in the Caribbean and Central America.

The electricity produced by the power plant will be used to run the airport, the Office of the President said.

Trace International built the energy facility, which includes a monitoring and control system.

The solar power plant is one of the “most economical” ways to deal with the Dominican Republic’s energy problems, especially the country’s dependence on importing “costly and polluting” fossil fuels, Cibao International Airport board chairman Felix Garcia Castellanos said.

Surplus electricity from the power plant will be transferred to utility company Empresa Distribuidora de Electricidad del Norte, or Edenorte, Garcia Castellanos said.

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Blog del Narco- 375 Arrested in San Diego with Links to Mexico Drug Cartels

Blog del Narco- 375 Arrested in San Diego with Links to Mexico Drug Cartels

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The Sheriff San Diego County, California reported that in the last days they have arrested 375 people suspected of collaborating with drug traffickers in Mexico.

The sheriff’s deputy, Ed Pendergast said the operation “Allied Shield Four” included over a thousand police officers from different locations.

Pendergast reported that the operation had been directed against drug-related offenders and gang organizations.

He also said that authorities had reviewed activities of offenders on parole in San Diego County.

According to him, this operation has slowed traffic and distribution of drugs in the United States, as well as the output of weapons and cash to the Mexican Drug Cartels.

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Alessandra Ambrosio Opens Colombiamoda Fashion Show

Alessandra Ambrosio Opens Colombiamoda Fashion Show

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Fashion designers Francesca Miranda and Adriana Santacruz, and fashion house Pink Filosofy, whose guest of honor was Brazilian model Alessandra Ambrosio, officially opened Colombiamoda.

Ambrosio, known for her work with Victoria’s Secret, Dolce & Gabbana, Loewe and Ralph Lauren, introduced the collection Tuesday by Arkitect, featuring the creations of Pink Filosofy, a fashion house run by Colombia’s Adriana Arboleda and Johanna Ortiz.

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Pope, at Brazil Shrine, Urges Youth to Embrace Traditional Values

Pope, at Brazil Shrine, Urges Youth to Embrace Traditional Values

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Pope Francis, receiving another rapturous welcome in Brazil, on Wednesday urged young people to shun the “ephemeral idols” of money and pleasure, and cherish traditional values to help build a better world.

On the third day of his week-long visit for World Youth Day, a biennial Church gathering being celebrated in and around Rio de Janeiro, Pope Francis landed by helicopter in Aparecida, 260 kilometers [161 miles] west of the coastal metropolis.

The city houses a shrine of the Virgin Mary that is venerated as the patroness of Brazil, home to the biggest Roman Catholic population in the world. It also is the site where Francis, then a cardinal in Argentina, cemented his place as a leader of the Church during a 2007 conference attended by Pope Benedict XVI.

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JUST IN:  Spain Train Crash near Pilgrimage City of Santiago de Compostela Leaves at Least 20 Dead

JUST IN:  Spain Train Crash near Pilgrimage City of Santiago de Compostela Leaves at Least 20 Dead

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UPDATE:  Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has confirmed that at least 20 people and dozens more have been injured in the Santiago de Compostela, Spain train crash.  It is believed the high-speed train had nearly 220 passengers when it derailed at 8:41 p.m. local time. 


At least 10 people have been killed in a train crash near the pilgrimage city of Santiago de Compostela in Spain

The high-speed train was traveling from Madrid to Ferrol when it crashed in Santiago de Compostela near the station.  Early reports indicate that all 13 train cars left the tracks with four of them completely overturned. 

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STUDY:  High Lead Content Found in Mexican Hot Sauce

STUDY:  High Lead Content Found in Mexican Hot Sauce

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A U.S. based study, concluded earlier this year, has found that four out of twenty-five bottles of hot sauce from Mexico and Latin America, sold in the U.S., are loaded with lead. 

The study by University of Nevada (UNLV) looked at 25 bottles of imported hot sauce that are typically sold in ethnic grocery stories.  It found that 16 percent of the sample study had lead content above what the FDA recommends as safe. 
 

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HORRIFIC: Houston Woman Savagely Attacked by Pack of Dogs, Has Heart Attack

HORRIFIC: Houston Woman Savagely Attacked by Pack of Dogs, Has Heart Attack

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A Texas woman is in critical condition after being savagely attacked by a pack of wild dogs on her way to work.

Maria Arcos, 52, was on her way to a new job as a housekeeper when she walked below an underpass and was met by a number of viscous dogs.

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Mexico to Invest $1.5 Billion in Digital TV

Mexico to Invest $1.5 Billion in Digital TV

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The federal government plans to invest 18.76 billion pesos ($1.49 billion) to aid the transition to digital television in Mexico by the end of 2015, Deputy Communications Secretary Ignacio Peralta said.

Last Thursday, Tijuana, a border city in the northwestern state of Baja California, became the first Mexican city to convert to Digital Land Television, or TDT.

Administrative procedures are being started to shift five other cities along the U.S. border to TDT, Peralta said.

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Selena Gomez Interview Cut Off When Asked About Justin Bieber (VIDEO)

Selena Gomez Interview Cut Off When Asked About Justin Bieber (VIDEO)

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Awkward!

Selena Gomez’s video interview with a Chicago entertainment critic was cut short after she was asked about on-off boyfriend Justin Bieber.

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Legendary Rita Moreno to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award from Her Acting Peers

Legendary Rita Moreno to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award from Her Acting Peers

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The Screen Actor’s Guild (SAG) will honor the legendary Rita Moreno with their highest honor, the SAG Life Achievement Award. 

The 81-year-old Puerto Rican actress has a career that spans nearly 7 decades and has been recognized with an Oscar, Tony, Grammy and two Emmys.  Her incredible journey from Puerto Rico to Hollywood is chronicled in her recently released autobiography ‘Rita Moreno: A Memoir’.

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Teenage Girl Killed After Shark Attack in Brazil

Teenage Girl Killed After Shark Attack in Brazil

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An 18-year-old woman who was attacked by a shark at a beach in the northeastern Brazilian city of Recife died from the serious injuries she received, authorities said Tuesday.

Bruna Silva Gobbi died in the hospital where she had been admitted in serious condition, although before her death doctors had amputated her left leg, which was almost torn off by the shark.

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Blog del Narco: Bloody Ambush in Michoacan Leaves 22 Dead

Blog del Narco: Bloody Ambush in Michoacan Leaves 22 Dead

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The Mexican government reported that in six attacks on the Federal Police in Michoacán at least 22 people were killed and 15 more were wounded.

Two of the dead were federal police.

In a statement, the agency reports that 20 of the dead are suspected cartel members.  15 soldiers were reported wounded. The ambush attacks were planned in advance, involving criminals with rifles hidden in the hills, in addition to blocking roads with buses and other units.  Incidents were recorded in two sections of the road Tumbiscatío - Arteaga, in the village known as Puerto Mamey, in Aguaje area in the community of Little Hell and in the village El Carrizo.  Roadblocks were set up to aid in the attacks in a stretch of road from Apatzingán to Cuatro Caminos, in the municipality of Nueva Italia, and one more on the road Lazaro Cardenas – Uruapan. Those being held were released after a few hours by members of the Regional Security Division of the Federal Police, supported by military personnel.

The document further explains that the search continues for those responsible for these attacks and they commit to “strengthened monitoring to ensure the safety of those who travel the roads of the region.” “The National Security Interior Ministry will maintain its deployment in the state of Michoacán and continue to work in coordination with different authorities to maintain public peace and order in the state, “he concludes.

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Taco Bell to Discontinue Kid’s Meals and Toys

Taco Bell to Discontinue Kid’s Meals and Toys

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On Tuesday, Taco Bell announced that it will discontinue kid’s meals and toys at its U.S. restaurants, becoming the first national quick service restaurant chain to do so. Select restaurants will begin the removal in July, with nationwide implementation anticipated by January 2014.

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Stingrays Discovered on Mexican Beaches Most Likely Dumped

Stingrays Discovered on Mexican Beaches Most Likely Dumped

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The more than 200 stingrays and manta rays found on popular tourist beaches in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz last week were dumped in the area dead and did not die from ingesting toxic substances, environmental officials said.

“It is presumed that these animals were discarded and dumped directly in the beach area” because rays “sink to the bottom when they die,” federal environmental protection agency chief Francisco Moreno Merino said in a letter to MVS radio.

Examinations of several of the animals turned up lacerations on their bodies around the fins, Merino said.

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Time to Celebrate:  It’s National Tequila Day 2013

Time to Celebrate:  It’s National Tequila Day 2013

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Tequila maybe Mexico’s national drink but it is the world’s most beloved beverage that has been in existence since the 16th century. 

Click here to check out HSN infographic on all things Tequila and our Tequila Section that highlights some of our favorite tequila brands.

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First Lady to NCLR: Pres. Obama Will Fight for Immigration Reform

First Lady to NCLR: Pres. Obama Will Fight for Immigration Reform

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President Barack Obama will continue fighting for comprehensive immigration reform, the first lady said here Tuesday in a speech to one of the country’s largest Hispanic organizations.

“(Y)our president and his administration are going to keep working with you and fighting with you every step of the way,” Michelle Obama said at the annual conference of the National Council of La Raza.

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Illinois Groups Receiving Obamacare Funds Serve Mostly Undocumented Residents

Illinois Groups Receiving Obamacare Funds Serve Mostly Undocumented Residents

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Almost everyone involved with Obamacare in Illinois insist undocumented residents won’t receive health insurance subsidies or be eligible for Medicaid.

But while the rules may be clear, the lines could be blurred because many of the groups being paid to inform and enroll people into Obamacare currently serve documented and undocumented people in Chicago’s large Hispanic neighborhoods.

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Matt Damon Vacations on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast

Matt Damon Vacations on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast

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U.S. actor Matt Damon, famous for such films as “Invictus” and “The Bourne Identity,” is currently vacationing on the Pacific coast beaches of Costa Rica, media reports said.

The actor arrived in Costa Rica on July 15 and has been seen on the Pacific beaches of northern Costa Rica, a favorite getaway for international celebs because of their natural beauty and privacy.

Damon, who loves to surf, signs autographs and poses with people who want their picture taken with him in the friendliest possible way.

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Pope Francis Tweets “Thank you! Thank you!” to Brazil

Pope Francis Tweets “Thank you! Thank you!” to Brazil

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Pope Francis on Tuesday expressed his thanks for “the magnificent welcome” offered to him by this Brazilian metropolis, where he arrived hours earlier to participate in the 28th World Youth Day event.

“Thank you! Thank you! Thank you to all of you and all the authorities for the magnificent welcome (to Rio de Janeiro),” the pontiff wrote on Twitter after having spent his first night in the city.

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Gunmen Opened Fire on Self-Defense Group Killing 5, Wounding 8 in Mexico

Gunmen Opened Fire on Self-Defense Group Killing 5, Wounding 8 in Mexico

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At least five people were killed and eight others wounded when gunmen opened fire on about 200 members of a self-defense group protesting police corruption in Los Reyes, a city in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, prosecutors said.

Investigators suspect that the gunmen work for a drug trafficking organization, the Michoacan Attorney General’s Office said.

The gunmen opened fire on the demonstrators, who were armed with sticks and machetes, around 1:00 p.m. Monday outside city hall, an AG’s office spokesman told Efe.

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WednesdayJuly 24, 2013