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MondayOctober 28, 2013

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REPORT: 30,000 Guns Taken Off Streets by Mexican Gov’t this Year

REPORT: 30,000 Guns Taken Off Streets by Mexican Gov’t this Year

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The government has taken more than 30,000 rifles and handguns off Mexico’s streets, thanks to the “Firearms Exchange” campaign that started at the beginning of this year, the Defense Secretariat said.

“The results of this national campaign have been achieved because of the cooperation of state and municipal governments, as well as the efforts of businessmen; but mainly due to the commitment of citizens, who contribute to the country’s safety by surrendering the firearms in their possession,” the secretariat said in a statement.

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Gates Foundation Will Help Brazilian Government Develop Affordable Measles Vaccine

The Brazilian government announced Monday an accord with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to produce a combined measles/rubella vaccine for export to developing nations at favorable prices.

The foundation is providing $1.1 million to pay for clinical trials of the vaccine, Brazilian Health Minister Alexandre Padilha told a press conference here.

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Crazed Justin Bieber Fans out in Force in Colombia to See Pop Idol Perform

Crazed Justin Bieber Fans out in Force in Colombia to See Pop Idol Perform

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Scores of teenagers gathered Monday in front of a Bogota hotel to see pop idol Justin Bieber, who on Tuesday will give the only concert in Colombia on his Believe Tour.

With cries of “Justin, we love you,” close to 100 teens, mostly girls, waited from the early hours for the star to appear in his hotel window.

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MEXICO: Alleged Drug Traffickers Killed by Michoacan Vigilantes

MEXICO: Alleged Drug Traffickers Killed by Michoacan Vigilantes

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Five suspected members of the Los Caballeros Templarios drug cartel were gunned down over the weekend by vigilantes in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, prosecutors said.

The cartel gunmen were killed in a shootout around noon Sunday with armed civilians in the city of Aguililla.

Aguililla is near Apatzingan, the main area of operations of the Caballeros Templarios.

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MEXICO: Recovered Antiquities Now on Display in National Museum

MEXICO: Recovered Antiquities Now on Display in National Museum

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Thousands of Mexican antiquities are scattered around the world, with illegally obtained archaeological items rarely being returned to Mexico.

There are exceptions, such as occurred in August, when a U.S. museum returned three stolen pieces to Mexico.

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Barça Coach Martino Not Worried About Messi Scoring

Barça Coach Martino Not Worried About Messi Scoring

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FC Barcelona coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino on Monday rejected criticism of superstar Lionel Messi and said that the club is not concerned about the striker’s performance.

“I don’t worry that Leo scores or doesn’t score goals because his contribution is always of tremendous importance,” the coach said ahead of Tuesday’s La Liga match with Celta Vigo.

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Puerto Rico-Based Craft Brewery Looking to Expand

Puerto Rico-Based Craft Brewery Looking to Expand

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Puerto Rico’s Old Harbor Brewery wants to conquer the global craft beer market, a sector that is growing rapidly.

The brewing company wants to introduce its beers in all the countries with a craft beer market, with the first stop being the United States, Old Harbor Brewery CEO Luis Diaz said.

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COLOMBIA: U.S. Marine Captured by FARC Released After 4 Months

COLOMBIA: U.S. Marine Captured by FARC Released After 4 Months

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A former U.S. Marine held captive for four months by Colombia’s FARC guerrilla group was handed over to a delegation of Red Cross, Cuban and Norwegian officials over the weekend.

Kevin Scott Sutay, a veteran of the Afghanistan war, was turned over to the international commission on Sunday by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, guerrilla group.

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US Ambassador Looking to Put Spain at Ease Over Alleged Spying

US Ambassador Looking to Put Spain at Ease Over Alleged Spying

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U.S. Ambassador to Spain James Costos made a commitment Monday to Spanish Secretary of State for the European Union Iñigo Mendez de Vigo to clear up any “doubts” Madrid might have about alleged spying by the United States in Spain, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Spanish officials met with the ambassador and made it clear that it was important to preserve trust in bilateral relations and to learn the extent of practices that, if proven to be true, would be “improper and unacceptable between partners and friendly countries,” the ministry said.

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Gomes, Ortiz Help Red Sox Win to Tie Cardinals in World Series

Gomes, Ortiz Help Red Sox Win to Tie Cardinals in World Series

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Outfielder Jonny Gomes hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning to power the Boston Red Sox to a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals, leaving the World Series tied at two games apiece.

The win ensures that the best-of-seven series will return to Boston for at least one more contest after Monday’s Game Five in St. Louis.

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MondayOctober 28, 2013