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MondayNovember 4, 2013

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1,000 Year-Old Dog Skeletons Found in Lima, Peru

Peruvian archaeologists have uncovered remains of over 100 dogs thought to be 1,000 years old in the ancient ruins of Parque de las Leyendas in Lima, Peru.

Sixty-two complete canine remains were found along with seventy-five incomplete remains according to Peru’s El Comercio.  All the dog skeletons were found in resting positions alongside human remains.  The dogs are thought to be companions to the humans they were buried with and part of a ritual ceremony.

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Outcry Over Lack of Latino Inclusion on PBS

Outcry Over Lack of Latino Inclusion on PBS

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There is an outcry over the lack of Latinos on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) network led by the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) prompted by the departure of Ray Suarez.

Suarez, 56, unexpectedly departed PBS after serving the network over a decade as a senior correspondent noting that he “didn’t have much of a future with the broadcast” and his contributions were “heavily minimized.” With Suarez’ departure, no Latinos occupy senior positions at the “NewsHour” program.

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Karadashian Family Helps Inaugurate New Resort in Dominican Republic

U.S. model and television star Kourtney Kardashian this weekend attended the inauguration of the Breathless Resort & Spa, a luxury hotel built by Spain’s Martinon group on the Uvero Alto beaches here.

After the official speeches, Kourtney, accompanied by her partner Scott Disick, participated on Saturday in the ribbon-cutting ceremony along with Dominican President Danilo Medina, the hotel’s owners and the Dominican and Spanish tourism ministers, Francisco Javier Garcia and Jose Manuel Soria, respectively.

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Mexico Bans Soft Drink, Junk Food Ads Aimed at Kids

The Mexican government intends to ban during children’s television programming advertisements for soft drinks and foods that do not comply with nutritional requirements, according to the head of the Federal Commission for Protection against Health Risks.

The decision comes within the framework of government efforts to reduce child obesity, Mikel Arriola said in an interview published Monday by the daily El Universal.

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POLL:  Third of All Puerto Ricans Seriously Thinking of Leaving Island

POLL:  Third of All Puerto Ricans Seriously Thinking of Leaving Island

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Fifty-seven percent of Puerto Ricans say their financial situation has deteriorated over the last 12 months and a third are seriously contemplating leaving the island, according to a survey published Monday in the El Nuevo Dia newspaper.

The poll was taken by The Research Office using a sample of 1,000 adults between Oct. 26-29, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percent.

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Spanish Courts Impose Lien on Royal Family Assets in Corruption Case

A Spanish judge on Monday attached 6.1 million euros ($8.2 million) in assets belonging to Iñaki Urdangarin, including half of the Barcelona home he shares with his wife, Princess Cristina, the younger of King Juan Carlos’s two daughters.

The embargo is to cover the civil bond imposed on Urdangarin and business partner Diego Torres in the corruption case involving the Noos Foundation, Judge Jose Castro said in his order.

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Nadal Must Win 2 Matches at Barclays ATP Finals to Stay No. 1

Nadal Must Win 2 Matches at Barclays ATP Finals to Stay No. 1

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Spain’s Rafael Nadal must win at least two matches at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, which started at London’s O2 Arena on Monday, to remain at No. 1 and deny Serbia’s Novak Djokovic the top spot in the ATP rankings.

The 27-year-old Spanish star is hoping to win the season-ending tournament for the first time.

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Cuba Bans 3D Theaters and Computer Gaming Roooms

The Cuban government ordered the closing of private 3D movie theaters, which have proliferated on the island over the past year, at the same time that it imposed a deadline to do away with autonomous businesses selling clothing and other imported items.

The Council of Ministers said in a decision made public on Saturday that 3D theaters and computer game rooms “have never been authorized.”

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Newspaper Claims Brazil Spied on Diplomats from Russia, Iran, and Iraq

Newspaper Claims Brazil Spied on Diplomats from Russia, Iran, and Iraq

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Brazil’s ABIN intelligence agency was keeping tabs on diplomats from Russia, Iran and Iraq in 2003-2004, Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper said Monday, citing what it described as an official agency report.

ABIN personnel trailed and photographed Russia’s then-consul in Rio de Janeiro and representatives of Russian arms-exporting firm Rosoboronexport out of concern the targets were engaged in espionage, the daily said.

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NICARAGUA: Dengue Fever Puts 5 Children in Critical Condition

NICARAGUA: Dengue Fever Puts 5 Children in Critical Condition

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Five children are hospitalized in critical condition after being infected with dengue fever in Nicaragua, where on the weekend a Cuban epidemiological delegation arrived to help fight the epidemic, a top government official said.

Among the infected children is Stefany Sanchez, a five-year-old girl who has been fighting for her life since last Friday, said Nicaragua’s first lady, Rosario Murillo, who is also the coordinator of the Communications Council.

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Luka Modric Calls Cristiano Ronaldo “Past, Present, and Future” of Real Madrid

Luka Modric Calls Cristiano Ronaldo “Past, Present, and Future” of Real Madrid

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Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo is “the past, present and future” of Real Madrid, teammate Luka Modric said Monday.

“There are so many great players who have been active with Real Madrid. Look back and you find Di Stefano, Puskas. More recently Raul and Zidane, who is one of our coaches,” the Croatian midfielder said on the Bwin Web site.

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Luis Miguel Performs in Dominican Republic to Start LatAm Tour

Luis Miguel Performs in Dominican Republic to Start LatAm Tour

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Singer Luis Miguel kicked off his Latin American tour here with a concert lasting almost two hours during which he brought the fans to their feet and even kissed one female concertgoer on the lips.

After an 11-year absence from the Dominican Republic, Luis Miguel sang his most famous hits and - although the concert started an hour late - he dazzled the crowd Saturday night with numbers such as “Cuando calienta el sol,” “Que nivel de mujer.” “No se tu,” “Suave,” “La incondicional” and “Hasta que me olvides,” among others.

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1 Year After Referendum, Puerto Rico’s Status Unchanged

1 Year After Referendum, Puerto Rico’s Status Unchanged

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The review of Puerto Rico’s political status remains dead in the water a year after the last non-binding referendum held on the island, a vote in which the majority of Puerto Ricans came out in favor of doing away with their subordinate relationship to the United States.

This week marks a year since that balloting, which the president of the opposition New Progressive Party, or PNP, and resident commissioner to Washington, a non-voting member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Pedro Pierluisi, called an “historic act” for the island.

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Blackberry Closer to Final ¡Adios! As It Drops Sales Bid, Replaces CEO

Struggling Canadian smartphone maker Blackberry Ltd. said Monday it was scrapping a plan to sell itself, would replace its CEO and was receiving a cash infusion of $1 billion from its largest shareholder, Fairfax Financial.

Fairfax Financial Holdings, which has a 10 percent stake in the tech company, and other investors will inject capital into the company and CEO Thorsten Heins will resign, BlackBerry said.

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Justin Bieber Hit with Bottle During Concert in Brazil

Justin Bieber Hit with Bottle During Concert in Brazil

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During a concert in Sao Paulo, Brazil Saturday night, pop star Justin Bieber was struck by a water bottle.

After an unknown person chucked the bottle at the 19-year-old Canadian, hitting him in the hand, Bieber walked off stage with a look of confusion and anger.

Still, after the concert, the singer tweeted, “Love u Brazil.”

The incident occurred just one day after Bieber was allegedly spotted leaving a brothel called Centauros in Rio de Janeiro, according to the New York Post

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King Juan Carlos to Undergo Ninth Surgical Procedure Since 2010

Spain’s King Juan Carlos will undergo the second surgical procedure needed to implant a permanent prosthesis in his left hip on Nov. 21, the Royal Palace said Monday.

Dr. Miguel Cabanela, who removed the monarch’s infected left hip prosthesis on Sept. 24, will perform the operation at Madrid’s Quiron Hospital.

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Tamaulipas Mexico Gets Bloodier, Multiple Shootouts Leaves 13 Dead

Thirteen people died in three shootouts involving marines and gunmen in Tamaulipas, a state in northeastern Mexico, state officials said.

“None of the victims have been identified,” the Tamaulipas Coordination Group said in a statement.

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Colombian Tourist Bus Plunges 327-Feet, 4 Killed

Colombian Tourist Bus Plunges 327-Feet, 4 Killed

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A bus carrying tourists plunged into a ravine early Sunday in Tolima, a province in central Colombia, killing four people and injuring 30 others, officials said.

The accident was the second involving a bus this weekend in the Andean nation.

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MondayNovember 4, 2013