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TuesdayOctober 29, 2013

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Counterfeit Capital of the World Peru Seizes More than $4 Million in Fake Currency Headed to U.S.

Peruvian police on Tuesday arrested a man who planned to travel to the United States with more than $4 million in counterfeit greenbacks and euros.

The head of the police Bribery Division, Col. Segundo Portocarrero, said the $3.7 million in phony $100 bills and a smaller quantity of counterfeit 20-, 50- and 100-euro notes were seized at an inn located in the northern Lima district of Comas after a four-month-long investigation.

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Immigrant Youth Activist Deported, Political Asylum Application Turned Down

Undocumented immigrant Rocio Hernandez, one of the so-called Dream 30, was deported Tuesday to Mexico, while 25 of her companions went on a hunger strike to call attention to her plight.

The 24-year-old Hernandez, who had been held more than three weeks in a detention center after entering the country through the Port of Entry in Laredo, Texas, was deported to Ciudad Juarez after her petition for political asylum was turned down, the National Immigrant Youth Alliance’s Mohammed Abdolahi told Efe.

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Puerto Rico’s Neighborhood Watch Groups Urged to Fight Crime

Puerto Rico’s Neighborhood Watch Groups Urged to Fight Crime

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The Puerto Rico Police Department is promoting the creation of neighborhood watch groups to help fight the crime wave besetting Loiza, a low-income San Juan suburb where a score of youths have been slain this year.

The director of the PRPD’s Community Relations Office in the Carolina district, Luis Romero, told Efe on Tuesday that the creation of a citizens’ group to monitor security in Piñones, Loiza’s tourist area, has been planned.

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Auto Dealers in Mexico Lower Sales Expectations

Auto Dealers in Mexico Lower Sales Expectations

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Dealers are cutting their sales forecasts for this year from 1.07 million vehicles to between 1.06 million and 1.05 million units due to the uncertainty created by the tax reform package being debated in Congress and a slowing economy, the Mexican Automobile Dealers Association, or AMDA, said.

“The uncertainty and unease in society over the reforms was one of the most important factors behind the 9 percent drop in new vehicle sales in September, compared to the previous month,” the AMDA said in a statement.

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POLL: Michelle Bachelet Ahead in Chilean Presidential Race

POLL: Michelle Bachelet Ahead in Chilean Presidential Race

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Michelle Bachelet, a former head of state representing the center-left New Majority, will defeat the standard-bearer of the governing rightist coalition outright in Chile’s Nov. 17 presidential election, a poll released Tuesday predicts.

Bachelet, who governed from 2006-2010, enjoys support from 47 percent of potential voters, compared with 14 percent for Evelyn Matthei, according to the survey by respected polling outfit CEP.

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Maine and Mexico Officials to Expand Trade, Investment Ties

Maine and Mexico Officials to Expand Trade, Investment Ties

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Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Jose Antonio Meade and Maine Gov. Paul LePage met and discussed the need to expand investment and trade between Mexico and the northeastern U.S. state, the Foreign Relations Secretariat said.

The two officials spoke Monday about “identifying joint projects between Mexico and the state of Maine, and the mutual benefits and strategic nature of bilateral economic relations,” the secretariat said in a statement.

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For 22-nd Year U.N. Demands End to 51-Year-Old U.S.-Cuba Embargo

The U.N. General Assembly again pronounced itself overwhelmingly against the U.S. embargo on Cuba.

The vote to condemn the embargo was 188-2 with 3 abstentions.

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BRAZIL: Former Soccer Player Beheaded in Rio

BRAZIL: Former Soccer Player Beheaded in Rio

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Former professional soccer player Joao Rodrigo Silva Santos was decapitated in the wee hours of Tuesday and his severed head placed in a backpack and left at the door of his Rio de Janeiro home, authorities said.

The backpack was found by the victim’s wife, a police officer assigned to one of the units responsible for public order in Rio slums taken back from drug traffickers.

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Gold Mining, Deforestation Ruining Jungles of Peru

Gold Mining, Deforestation Ruining Jungles of Peru

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The annual deforestation rate in Madre de Dios, a region in the Peruvian Amazon, has tripled since 2008 due to the rapid expansion of illegal gold mines started in response to the precious metal’s high price, a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences said.

For the first time, researchers were able to create a map showing the spread of mining in the region, which is rich in biodiversity, the paper said.

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Rafael Nadal Says Roger Federer is Far From “Finished”

Rafael Nadal Says Roger Federer is Far From “Finished”

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Spanish world No. 1 Rafael Nadal said he was certain that Switzerland’s Roger Federer, who many consider the greatest tennis player of all time, “is not finished” even though he has won only one title this year and is on the bubble as far as making the eight-man field at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London.

“I’m sure Federer is not finished. He’ll fight to do well in 2014 and will return to playing great tennis,” Nadal said.

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Fusion Cable Channel Launches Targeting Hispanic Millenials

The new English-language channel Fusion seeks to set the broadcasting standard for young Hispanic millennials, for whom “humor and honest reporting play a critical role,” the media outlet’s CEO Isaac Lee told Efe.

Fusion, the result of an alliance of Univision, the largest Hispanic television network, with ABC News, started broadcasting Monday evening with a three-minute musical presentation followed by a program of political analysis, “America with Jorge Ramos,” hosted by the well-known Univision anchor.

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Federal Authorities Will Not Use Information On Affordable Care Act Applications To Deport Immigrant

Federal Authorities Will Not Use Information On Affordable Care Act Applications To Deport Immigrant

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On Friday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement released a memo stating that the agency would not use personal information submitted through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) website to enforce immigration law. Undocumented immigrants are barred from qualifying for the ACA, but many live in “mixed status families” with legal immigrants who may be eligible for enrollment.

During the enrollment process, some applicants have to provide the immigration status of their household members to determine eligibility requirements. The statement by ICE indicates that the agency has always had the policy of not using personal information to pursue civil immigration enforcement:

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New Fuel Pricing for Brazil’s Petrobras

New Fuel Pricing for Brazil’s Petrobras

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Brazilian state-controlled oil giant Petrobras said it planned to adopt a new fuel-pricing system this year that would feature automatic adjustments, allowing the company to produce better financial forecasts and capitalize on the massive investments it plans over the next few years.

“The new methodology seeks to align (domestic) prices (with those abroad) so the company can have the necessary muscle to execute its business plan,” Petrobras CFO Almir Barbassa said.

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‘Big Papi’ Ortiz Helps Red Sox Take World Series Lead Over Cardinals

‘Big Papi’ Ortiz Helps Red Sox Take World Series Lead Over Cardinals

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Boston’s Jon Lester pitched another outstanding game and David Ortiz continued his phenomenal streak at the plate as the Red Sox beat the Cardinals 3-1 in St. Louis to take a 3-2 lead in the World Series.

The triumph left the Sox one win away from their third championship in a decade.

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Blog del Narco- Policeman Sacked for Having Sex on the Job

Blog del Narco- Policeman Sacked for Having Sex on the Job

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A young woman, dressed in denim shorts and blue blouse, left her home, located a short distance from the prison and met one of the officers of the van number 2037 of the police unit’s official vehicle on the south side of the Meridano prison. The van was parked near the front door, and under surveillance, around 16:00 pm on Wednesday October 23 this year.

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SPAIN: Prosecutors Gather Evidence of U.S. Spying Operations

SPAIN: Prosecutors Gather Evidence of U.S. Spying Operations

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Prosecutors decided Tuesday to begin gathering evidence about the alleged massive spying operations conducted by U.S. intelligence agencies in Spain, officials told Efe.

The goal of the probe is to determine whether criminal acts were committed in light of what is known so far about the spying, an investigation should be opened into the matter and Spain has jurisdiction to prosecute.

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San Luis Potosi Police Chief Gunned Down

The police chief of Aquismon, a city in the central Mexican state of San Luis Potosi, was murdered by gunmen, prosecutors said.

Adolfo Bueno Bautista was killed on Monday, the San Luis Potosi Attorney General’s Office said in a statement.

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Opinion: Government Not Tending to Issues Affecting Border States

Opinion: Government Not Tending to Issues Affecting Border States

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Despite President Barack Obama’s call on Congress to go forward with immigration reform, politicians in Texas say that Washington ignores the real problems facing border cities.

One of those difficulties is local governments’ lack of funds for dealing with the needs of the undocumented, former Texas state lawmaker Aaron Peña told Efe.

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TuesdayOctober 29, 2013