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ThursdayAugust 8, 2013

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Derek Medina Facebook Posts Murdered Wife’s Corpse and After Offering Successful Marriage Tips

Derek Medina Facebook Posts Murdered Wife’s Corpse and After Offering Successful Marriage Tips

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Derek Medina wanted to make sure he was caught for the alleged murder of his 26-year-old wife walking into a South Miami police station confessing to the killing of Jennifer Alonso on Thursday afternoon.  He also admitted to the killing to his father.

To erase any doubt he posted a picture of her lifeless body laying on the kitchen floor with the following message on his page:

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DREAM 9 Immigrant Youth Released from Immigration Detention as They Await Political Asylum

The young immigration activists known as the DREAM 9 were released from Arizona’s Eloy Detention Center pending consideration of their requests for political asylum.

Their release came a day after the National Immigrant Youth Alliance said U.S. immigration authorities determined that the activists had grounds to fear persecution if they were returned to Mexico.

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Rescue Efforts Continue for 13 Missing After Explosion in Argentina

Rescue Efforts Continue for 13 Missing After Explosion in Argentina

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Rescue teams on Wednesday resumed their search for 13 people who remain missing after the powerful explosion in an apartment building in the Argentine city of Rosario that killed at least 10 people.

Although on Tuesday the judge investigating the blast, Juan Carlos Curto, said that there had been 12 fatalities, on Wednesday the health minister of the province of Santa Fe, the capital of which is Rosario, Miguel Cappiello, said that only 10 deaths had been confirmed and 62 people had been injured.

In remarks to the media, Cappiello added that of the 62 people injured, 22 remain hospitalized, three of them in critical condition.

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Oops! Mariners’ Raul Ibanez has Less Than Stellar Throw (VIDEO)

Oops! Mariners’ Raul Ibanez has Less Than Stellar Throw (VIDEO)

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We all have our off days, but for most of us those days don’t occur in front of thousands…or on television.

Unfortunately for Raul Ibanez of the Seattle Mariners, that is exactly what happened.

During Tuesday’s game against the Blue Jays, the 17-year MLB veteran had some kind of arm malfunction (that’s what we’ll call it), and his throw from left field wound up slamming to the ground just a few feet in front of him.

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Mexico Seizes 273 Pounds of Cocaine from South American Ship

Mexico Seizes 273 Pounds of Cocaine from South American Ship

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Mexican authorities found 273 pounds (124 kilos) of cocaine on a ship that began its journey in Chile and made a stop in Colombia before arriving in the western port of Manzanillo, sources with the federal Attorney General’s Office told Efe Wednesday.

The discovery was made last Saturday during a search of the vessel by customs officials, navy personnel and Federal Police officers assigned to the AG’s office.

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TACO BELL: The Next Doritos Locos Flavor and the New Waffle Taco

TACO BELL: The Next Doritos Locos Flavor and the New Waffle Taco

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Though it hasn’t been confirmed, it appears the next Doritos Locos Taco flavor will be Flamas.

The chile lime flavor is the front-runner, but a major question remains: will non Spanish speakers be able to pronounce it properly. As FoodBeast pointed out, some have been pronouncing flamas as “flame ass.”

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Spanish, British Officals to Meet, Discuss Gibraltar Tensions

Spanish, British Officals to Meet, Discuss Gibraltar Tensions

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Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and British Prime Minister David Cameron agreed Wednesday to have their foreign ministers hold “immediate” talks to reduce tensions over Gibraltar.

Rajoy and Cameron spoke by telephone in the wake of recent bilateral problems over the British Crown Colony.

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Authorities Detain 56 Immigrants in Western Mexico

Authorities Detain 56 Immigrants in Western Mexico

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Authorities detained 50 Central American and six Cuban migrants in three operations in the southern state of Chiapas and the western state of Jalisco, the National Migration Institute, or INM, said.

Three suspected people traffickers were arrested in one of the operations, the INM said in a statement.

Five of the migrants are children, the agency said.

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Mexico Favors Decriminalizing Over Legalizing Marijuana

Mexico Favors Decriminalizing Over Legalizing Marijuana

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Mexico should continue on the path to decriminalizing marijuana but not shift course and legalize the drug, a step that could lead to increased consumption, a senior government official said.

“It’s important to make it clear that decriminalizing is not the same as legalizing: decriminalizing implies a benefit for the consumer, for the addict, not for the supplier, for the trafficker,” Roberto Campa, deputy secretary for Prevention and Citizen Participation, said Tuesday at a press conference.

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Chicago Cardinal Pulls Funding From Immigration Groups For Supporting Same-Sex Marriage

Chicago Cardinal Pulls Funding From Immigration Groups For Supporting Same-Sex Marriage

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Chicago Cardinal Francis George has pulled funding from a coalition of immigration groups that support same-sex marriage in Illinois, according to a Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) statement released last week. Because same-sex marriage violates Roman Catholic doctrine, Cardinal George believes in funding organizations that “respect the teachings of the Catholic faith.”

The CCHD severed funds for the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR), which dispenses funds to a variety of member organizations, because it decided that “when it comes to marriage and family life, men and women are not interchangeable.” The Cardinal wrote, “Because the signers of the letters are Catholic, they know that in a few years, like each of us, they will stand before this same Christ to give an account of their stewardship.”

Although the CCHD pulled funding from ICIRR, it did give member organizations a choice to continue receiving funding if they dropped their association with ICIRR. At least one member organization, the United African Organization (UAO) declined.

This is not the first time that the Catholic Church has pulled funding for groups that support marriage equality. It has also cut funding for homeless groups and charities that support marriage equality.
The Catholic Church approved a $1 million grant to help mobilize Catholics to support comprehensive immigration reform last year as part of its mission to support the poor and vulnerable. As many as 130 Illinois organizations that received funds through the ICIRR grant may lose funding toward that mission now.

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WATCH the New Official Trailer for “The Counselor” (VIDEO)

WATCH the New Official Trailer for “The Counselor” (VIDEO)

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Ridley Scott and author Cormac McCarthy join forces in the motion picture thriller THE COUNSELOR, starring Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, and Brad Pitt. McCarthy, making his screenwriting debut and Scott interweave the author’s characteristic wit and dark humor with a nightmarish scenario, in which a respected lawyer’s one-time dalliance with an illegal business deal spirals out of control.

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Blog del Narco: 54 dead in Three days in Zacatecas, Tamaulipas and Sinaloa; Press is Silent

Blog del Narco: 54 dead in Three days in Zacatecas, Tamaulipas and Sinaloa; Press is Silent

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For the past three days violence has plagued the town of Zacatecas (Central Mexico) and the cities of Reynosa (northeast) and Culiacan. Officials remain silent about the clashes that have left dozens of victims.

In Zacatecas, the national press reported 46 deaths in three consecutive nights in clashes between rival drug cartels in the municipalities of Fresnillo, Jerez (localities 200,000 and 50,000 inhabitants about 60 kilometers from the state capital) and Valparaiso.

On Thursday, two convoys met in Fresnillo leaving 38 dead, according to sources cited by La Jornada. On Friday night, a car chase ended with eight dead and five missing. On Saturday, one passerby was injured in another shooting in the city of Rio Grande. In Reynosa (Tamaulipas), five people were killed and nine were injured in clashes between police and suspected members of drug cartel early Saturday. At least three people were killed in another shootout with federal agents in Culiacan.

This city is the capital of Sinaloa, a state that is the birthplace of Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, the most powerful drug trafficker in Mexico, and the Sinaloa cartel leader.

Security analysts believe that the capture of the leader of the Zetas likely triggered a battle for control that would involve the Gulf and the Sinaloa cartels.

No official source has reported the events, and the local papers make no mention at all.  Last February, several media outlets signed the agreement ‘for our image’ with the PRI government to “improve the perception” of the State. The media agreed not to publish on the front-page information or photographs of clashes between cartels, criminal acts and murders. Social networking has taken over though.

Read more Blog del Narco  News in Spanish Here

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Spanish Environmentalist Who Reported on Illegal Logging is Slain in Brazil

Spanish Environmentalist Who Reported on Illegal Logging is Slain in Brazil

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A Spanish biologist and environmental activist was murdered in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro, officials said Wednesday.

Gonzalo Alonso Hernandez, who lived in Rio de Janeiro state, may have been killed because he reported poaching and illegal logging.

The 49-year-old Alonso Hernandez’s body was found in a waterfall at Cunhambebe Park in the Lidice district, located 170 kilometers (105 miles) from the city of Rio de Janeiro, where he lived with his wife, Maria de Lurdes Pena Campos.

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“Devious Maids” Stars to Participate in Puerto Rican Charity Race for Animals

“Devious Maids” Stars to Participate in Puerto Rican Charity Race for Animals

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Cast members of the American television comedy-drama series “Devious Maids” and other U.S. artists will compete Saturday in a charity race to benefit the PetSOS organization, which is working to upgrade an animal shelter in Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rican actress Roselyn Sanchez said Tuesday in a press conference that her fellow cast members in the series, executive co-produced by Eva Longoria, will take part in the invitation-only “Amazing Paw Paw Race” in the U.S. commonwealth.

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In Light of Snowden Incident, Obama Cancels Summit with Putin

In Light of Snowden Incident, Obama Cancels Summit with Putin

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U.S. President Barack Obama cancelled the meeting he was going to have with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in September citing, among other reasons, Russia’s granting of temporary asylum to Edward Snowden, a White House spokesman told Efe Wednesday.

Obama had been scheduled to meet with Putin in Moscow before attending the G20 summit that will take place in September in the Russian city of St. Petersburg.

“Following a careful review begun in July, we have reached the conclusion that there is not enough recent progress in our bilateral agenda with Russia to hold a U.S.-Russia Summit in early September,” the White House said in a statement.

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Five-Sister Band Las Fenix Now Promoting 6th Album

Five-Sister Band Las Fenix Now Promoting 6th Album

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Las Fenix, a band of five sisters who discovered their singing talent at family gatherings in Texas, are promoting their recently released sixth album in the Regional Mexican genre, a work titled “Heliopolis.”

“The single we’re promoting now is ‘Cosquillitas’ and is about a young love,” Berna Rodriguez, a member of Las Fenix, told Efe.

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3 Suspects in Custody in Connection With Murder of Spanish Businessman

3 Suspects in Custody in Connection With Murder of Spanish Businessman

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Three suspects have been arrested by police in the western Mexican state of Nayarit in connection with the 2012 kidnapping and murder of a 36-year-old Spanish businessman, officials told Efe.

Maria de Jesus Gonzalez, a friend of victim Jose Luis Crespo Llabres, and brothers Emilio and Gamaliel Macareno Santiago were charged with several crimes, Nayarit Attorney General’s Office spokesman Abisai Barajas said in a telephone interview.

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Art Meets Fashion Design at Buenos Aires Fashion Week

Art Meets Fashion Design at Buenos Aires Fashion Week

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Designers are showing off creations that fuse art and clothing at Buenos Aires Fashion Week, or Bafweek, a four-day event that has brought renowned design houses, emerging designers and new talent to Argentina’s capital.

Bafweek is a venue for showcasing designs for the next Southern Hemisphere spring-summer season.

Artists and designers have joined forces to offer collections that merge their fields, creating unusual garments that tell a story via fashion.

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Auto Production, Sales in Mexico Increase, Exports Decrease

Auto Production, Sales in Mexico Increase, Exports Decrease

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Sales and production of automobiles grew 9.3 percent and 4.1 percent, respectively, in the January-July period, compared to the same period in 2012, but exports fell 2.1 percent, the Mexican Automotive Industry Association, or AMIA, said.

Sales totaled 588,632 units and production reached 1.72 million units in the first seven months of this year, AMIA said in a statement.

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ThursdayAugust 8, 2013