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FridaySeptember 6, 2013

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Chilean Students Call For an End to Pinochet Education Model

Chilean Students Call For an End to Pinochet Education Model

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Tens of thousands of students marched here Thursday to demand an end to the educational system inherited from late dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet as Chile prepares to mark the 40th anniversary of the coup that brought him to power.

Police estimated the size of the crowd at 25,000, while organizers said some 80,000 people filled Santiago’s main thoroughfare to call for free, quality public education.

Seven people, five of them police, were injured in minor disturbances at the end of the march.

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Top 10 Latin American Restaurants According to “World’s 50 Best” Organization

Top 10 Latin American Restaurants According to “World’s 50 Best” Organization

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Recently, the World’s 50 Best organization announced Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants in Lima, Peru.

The list is internationally recognized as the most credible indicator of the best places to eat on Earth and is the trusted arbiter of what matters in global cuisine.

For the first time ever, the World’s 50 Best has ranked the top restaurants in Latin America on their own.

The organization designated a Latin American Academy in order to properly evaluate Latin America’s food culture and cuisine styles.

Check out the top 10 restaurants in Latin America below.

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Librarians Discover Unpublished Borges Manuscript in Argentine Library

Librarians Discover Unpublished Borges Manuscript in Argentine Library

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Researchers combing the archives of Argentina’s National Library have found an unpublished manuscript written by literary giant Jorge Luis Borges.

Librarians Laura Rosato and German Alvarez found an alternate ending to the Borges short story “Tema del traidor y del heroe” (Theme of the Traitor and the Hero), which was first published in 1944.

The story’s final paragraph, penned in the Argentine author’s unmistakable small handwriting, was discovered inside the Sur magazine’s 112th edition.

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Teachers Shut Down Major Road Leading to Mexico City Airport

Teachers Shut Down Major Road Leading to Mexico City Airport

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Around 1,000 Mexican teachers unhappy about aspects of a wide-ranging schools overhaul blocked the main road into the capital’s international airport on Thursday, forcing outbound passengers to abandon vehicles and walk to the terminal.

The protest by members of the militant CNTE union shut down Airport Boulevard in both directions.

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Blog del narco: Cancun Gulf Cartel Leader Arrested

The suspected leader of the Gulf cartel in the resort cities of Cancun and Playa del Carmen was arrested by police and Mexican army troops, the Quintana Roo state Attorney General’s Office said Thursday.

Jose Roberto Diaz Cornelio was captured Wednesday in Merida and taken to Cancun, Quintana Roo Attorney General Gaspar Armando Garcia said.

Diaz Cornelio was moved early Thursday to the municipal jail in Playa del Carmen, where he will be tried on murder and extortion charges.

Officers from the police department in Merida, the capital of Yucatan state, and soldiers participated in the operation to arrest Diaz Cornelio.

The suspected Gulf cartel boss is being investigated in connection with the murders of Jose Salvador Delgado Estrada and Marlin bar DJ Jose Israel Lopez Morales, whose bodies were found in Xcalacoco, an area in the Riviera Maya.

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Obama Vows to Investigate Spying on Mexican President

Obama Vows to Investigate Spying on Mexican President

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U.S. President Barack Obama assured Mexican counterpart Enrique Peña Nieto he will investigate reports that Washington’s spy apparatus monitored his communications, officials here said Thursday.

Obama offered the assurance in a brief yet “very cordial” telephone conversation with Peña Nieto in St. Petersburg, Russia, where both heads of state are taking part in the G20 economic summit, sources in the Mexican president’s office told Efe.

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Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta to Unveil Creations At New York Fashion Week

Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta to Unveil Creations At New York Fashion Week

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Latin designers, including Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta and Narciso Rodriguez, will be showcasing their creations at New York Fashion Week, which begins Thursday, while Argentina promotes its country brand.

The huge fashion event got its unofficial start on Wednesday, when American designer Michael Kors received the 2013 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion from the The Museum at FIT.

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Spanish PM Boasts of Economic Recovery at G-20 Summit

Spanish PM Boasts of Economic Recovery at G-20 Summit

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Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy arrived Thursday in St. Petersburg, Russia, where he plans to convey a message of confidence in Spain’s economy to other leaders attending the G-20 Summit.

Rajoy, who is accompanied by his wife, Elvira Fernandez, and Economy Minister Luis de Guindos, is dealing with a much different situation than at the last G-20 summit, where speculation swirled that Spain might have to be rescued by the European Union.

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Brazil’s Rousseff is One Step Closer to Canceling U.S. Visit

Brazil’s Rousseff is One Step Closer to Canceling U.S. Visit

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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has canceled a planned trip to Washington this weekend by members of her staff, who were to have made advance preparations for her scheduled Oct. 23 visit to the United States, the official Agencia Brasil news service said Thursday.

The delegation had been scheduled to fly to the U.S. capital on Saturday but the travel plans were apparently scrapped over revelations the U.S. National Security Agency spied on Rousseff’s personal communications.

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FridaySeptember 6, 2013