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MondayAugust 12, 2013

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Movie on Jenni Rivera’s Life Coming Soon Says Her Family

Movie on Jenni Rivera’s Life Coming Soon Says Her Family

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The late Jenni Rivera’s family continues to find ways to honor ‘La Diva da la Banda’ and keep her in the minds and hearts of her fans.  The family recently announced in an interview with NBC that a full-length feature film on Rivera’s rags-to-riches life story is in the works. 

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Eva Longoria Back on Campaign Trail this Time for NJ’s Cory Booker

Eva Longoria Back on Campaign Trail this Time for NJ’s Cory Booker

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Eva Longoria is becoming the go-to-Latina to get the Latino vote out.  She was on the political campaign trail today for Newark, New Jersey Mayor and senatorial hopeful Cory Booker. 

Longoria had a prominent role in President Obama’s two presidential campaigns.  The 38-year-old ‘Desperate Housewife’ served as Obama’s inauguration co-chair person and spoke at the Democratic National Convention.  Longoria, who is Mexican-American, campaigned aggressively to get Latinos to register to vote and a record number did in 2012.  It is believed Longoria met Booker during Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign.

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First Time in 80 Years Mexico to Open Oil Assets Up for Private Investors

First Time in 80 Years Mexico to Open Oil Assets Up for Private Investors

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President Enrique Peña Nieto on Monday unveiled energy industry reforms that call for changing two articles in the Mexican Constitution to modernize the sector by allowing private investors to play a bigger role without stripping the nation of its ownership of natural resources.

The president, who is dealing with a sensitive issue among Mexicans, said he wanted to reform Article 27, which President Lazaro Cardenas added to the constitution during his 1934-1940 term, to open the way for contracts that allow state-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, to share profits with the private sector.

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Costa Rica’s Biodiversity Growing: 5,000 New Species Catalogued

Research for the updating of Costa Rica’s National Biodiversity Strategy has detected roughly 5,000 new species in the Central American country, officials said.

The number of documented species grew from 87,000 in 2009 to around 92,000 this year, the executive director of the National Commission for Biodiversity Management, Marta Jimenez, told Efe.

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REPORT: 8.8 Million of 13.3M Undocumented Will Qualify for Citizenship

REPORT: 8.8 Million of 13.3M Undocumented Will Qualify for Citizenship

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There are more than 13.3 million documented immigrants who reside permanently in the United States, of whom 8.8 million qualify to apply for citizenship, the Department of Homeland Security reported Monday.

The government’s figures date from the beginning of 2012 and are based on the information obtained during the 2010 Census, the report said.

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Check Out Naya Rivera’s First Single “Sorry” with Boyfriend Big Sean

Check Out Naya Rivera’s First Single “Sorry” with Boyfriend Big Sean

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Like a few before her, Naya Rivera took a step away from her “Glee” cast mates to record her own music.

Last week, Rivera, who plays cheerleader Santana Lopez on Fox’s musical dramedy, released her single.

“Sorry” also features Rivera’s boyfriend, rapper Big Sean.

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Blog del Narco: “The Engineer” El Chapos Lieutenant Killed in Chihuahua

Blog del Narco: “The Engineer” El Chapos Lieutenant Killed in Chihuahua

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Gabino Salas Valenciano, known as “El Ingeniero” (the engineer), was a lieutenant in the Sinaloa cartel. He had been linked too much of the violence that has engulfed the Juárez region.

In control of the smuggling routes in the Valley of Juárez for Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman’s Sinaloa drug cartel , he was killed in a shootout on Thursday, Chihuahua officials said Friday.

Juárez police sources told the Norte newspaper that Salas was allegedly directly involved in the recent attacks on Juárez police, which were in retaliation for attempts to capture him.

The Sinaloa cartel led by reputed kingpin Guzman is believed to have seized control of the valley southeast of Juárez during the war with the Juárez drug cartel.

Salas was wanted in El Paso by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on multiple charges, including drug conspiracy, smuggling of cocaine and marijuana, kidnapping and murder.

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Growing “Expendables 3” Cast Will Include Antonio Banderas, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford

Growing “Expendables 3” Cast Will Include Antonio Banderas, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford

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The the first two films in the “Expendables” franchise have been full of big name stars, “Expendables 3” has picked a few more.

Last week, it was confirmed that Antonio Banderas, Mel Gibson, and Harrison Ford would be joining the cast of Sylvester Stallone’s “Expendables 3” for Lionsgate.

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What Happens When You Don’t Honor Peru’s Flag?

What Happens When You Don’t Honor Peru’s Flag?

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Written by contributor Jonathan Stroshine


Ruth Flores displayed her Peruvian flag at her Lima home with pride during the month of July.

But there’s a catch: for at least part of that time, she had to.

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Congressman Says Giving DREAMers A Path To Citizenship But Deporting Parents Is ‘Compassionate”

Congressman Says Giving DREAMers A Path To Citizenship But Deporting Parents Is  ‘Compassionate”

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Undocumented youths brought to the country by their parents, or so-called DREAMers, should be given a pathway to citizenship while their parents should be deported, according to statements by Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) at two Texas town hall events in Bastrop and Luling on Saturday. In a surprising change from his victim-blaming tactics last year, Farenthold said that these DREAMers are “victims” who oftentimes don’t speak Spanish and deserve legal status.

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NELSON BALIDO: Technology Offers Better Security than More Border Fencing

NELSON BALIDO: Technology Offers Better Security than More Border Fencing

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Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano’s announcement that she will be leaving her cabinet post to head up the University of California system injects even more uncertainty into the fate of the on-again, off-again development of a so-called virtual fence along the U.S. border with Mexico.

It was Napolitano who pulled the plug on Boeing’s attempts in 2011 to implement her department’s vision of the high tech Secure Border Initiative, or SBInet, a planned network of cameras and sensors that would alert Border Patrol agents of border incursions in order to stem the tide of illegal immigration and drug runners in high-trafficked areas like Arizona’s Tucson sector.

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In New York?  Check Out the 17-Century Spanish Galleon in Hudson River

The Hudson River has a new summer resident: a Spanish galleon, the replica of a 17th-century ship that invites New Yorkers to learn about the voyages of discovery and what life was like for the first Spanish explorers who lived on such vessels.

The 25 crew members will welcome until Aug. 18 daily visits by groups of students and all others wishing to discover the secrets of the Spanish galleons that sailed to the Caribbean four centuries ago.

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Demi Lovato Belts “Made in the USA” at 2013 Teen Choice Awards (VIDEO)

Demi Lovato Belts “Made in the USA” at 2013 Teen Choice Awards (VIDEO)

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Sunday was the 2013 Teen Choice Awards and Demi Lovato took the stage with Nick Jonas on drums to sing “Made in the USA.”

Not only did the young Latina perform at the award show, she also took home a number of awards. The former Disney sweetheart won Choice Female Artist, Choice Single, Female Artist for “Heart Attack,” Choice TV Personality, Female (The X Factor), and Candie’s Choice Style Icon.

Check out her performance below.

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Blog del Narco: 15 Things About the First Famous Mexican Narco Drug Lord-Who is Caro Quintero?VIDEO

Blog del Narco: 15 Things About the First Famous Mexican Narco Drug Lord-Who is Caro Quintero?VIDEO

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1.)Rafael Caro Quintero was born in the town of Badiraguato, Sinaloa

2.) In this same city Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman,was born, in October 1952.

3.)He is considered one of the founders of Guadalajara Cartel, along with Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo and Ernesto “Don Neto” Fonseca Carrillo.

4.)At the beginning of the 80s, Caro Quintero was considered Mexico’s most powerful drug trafficker.

5.) He was the first famous narco lord, who gained notoriety for his standard of living and the way he often said he sought to help the needy.

6.) His fortune grew so large that, some said he offered to pay the external debt of Mexico in exchange to allow him to continue his drug trafficking activities and stop their pursuit.

7.) He owned large tracts of land in Chihuahua,  a ranch called “The Buffalo”.

8.) He planted marijuana plants with an irrigation system and was producing crops all year.

9.) In November 1984, U.S. officials and members of the Mexican Army conducted a drug seizure of more than 10,000 tons of marijuana at his ranch.

10.) Caro Quintero had full control over the police forces through gifts and bribery.

11.) Three months after the seizure of thousands of tons of marijuana on February 7, 1985, a group of men serving Enrique Camarena Salazar kidnapped a DEA agent and his pilot Alfredo Zavala Avelar.

12.) In March 1985, the bodies of Camarena and Zavala were found on a ranch in Michoacan, which was then ruled by Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas Solórzano.

13.) Caro Quintero fled to Costa Rica where he was arrested in April 1985 in a drug operation.

14.)It is reported that at his arrest authorities seized weapons that were gold plated and diamond encrusted.

15.)He was taken to Mexico where h was sentenced to 40 years in prison. But on Friday a collegiate court in criminal matters of Jalisco granted an injunction and ordered the immediate freedom of Rafael Caro Quintero after 28 years of being imprisoned.

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Mexico Invited to Join Global Anti-Chemical Weapons Group

Mexico Invited to Join Global Anti-Chemical Weapons Group

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Mexico has just become the newest member of The Australia Group that is dedicated to preventing the spread of dangerous chemical and biological weapons. 

Mexico will become The Australia Group’s 42nd country member and the second Latin American member.  Argentina joined in 1993 and Spain in 1985. 

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FOUND:  Proof of Human Existence in Cuba 8,000-to-10,000 Years Ago

FOUND:  Proof of Human Existence in Cuba 8,000-to-10,000 Years Ago

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An archaeological census performed by the Anthropology Institute within the Cuban Science, Technology and Environment Ministry has found that the human presence on the island hypothetically dates from between 8,000 and 10,000 years ago, local media here reported on Sunday.

The project that has been under way in Cuba for the past two years incorporates the research and experience of archaeologists, experts, historians, institutions and hobbyists and the officials heading it, as cited by the state-run Prensa Latina news agency, say it is expected to wrap up in January 2014.

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Panama to Take in 19 Cuban Immigrants Detained and Poorly Treated in Bahamas

Panama to Take in 19 Cuban Immigrants  Detained and Poorly Treated in Bahamas

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The Panamanian government “will grant territorial asylum for humanitarian reasons” to 19 Cubans who are being detained in The Bahamas, the Foreign Ministry said Sunday.

“Panama received the request of 19 Cuban citizens to be covered by the asylum statute, a condition that will be authorized for them as per the decision of the President of the Republic, Ricardo Martinelli Berrocal, once they enter Panamanian territory,” the ministry said in a statement.

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Missing Irish Woman Arrested in Peru with 5 Kilos of Cocaine

Missing Irish Woman Arrested in Peru with 5 Kilos of Cocaine

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An Irishwoman reported missing by her family was arrested by drug enforcement agents at Lima’s Jorge Chavez International Airport, Peruvian police said Sunday.

The 20-year-old woman, Michaella McCollum Connolly, was arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle five kilos of cocaine out of the South American country.

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BRAZIL: Many Protest Disappearance of Laborer Amarildo Souza

BRAZIL: Many Protest Disappearance of Laborer Amarildo Souza

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Hundreds of Brazilians once again turned out on Sunday to protest the disappearance of laborer Amarildo Souza, about whom no word has emerged since he was arrested by police in Rio de Janeiro on July 14.

The demonstration was supported by Amnesty International and took place in the Rocinha “favela,” or shantytown, where Souza disappeared after police arrested him on suspicion of being a member of a drug trafficking gang.

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MondayAugust 12, 2013