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TuesdayNovember 12, 2013

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Spanish Pianist Facing Jail Over ‘Noise Pollution’; Causing Neighbor’s Gynecological Issues

A professional Spanish pianist and her parents are facing seven-years in prison for noise pollution and the alleged psychological and physical damage done to their neighbor as a result of incessant, loud piano playing. 

When Laia Martin, 27, was honing her piano playing skills as a teen she allegedly was so dedicated she played five-days-a-week, eight-hours-a day.  If that wasn’t bad enough her playing registered at 40-decibels, 10-decibels higher than legally acceptable for indoor instruments.  Keep in mind that normal conversation registers at a 55-60 decibel level.

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NY Supreme Court Will Determine if Undocumented Immigrants Can Practice Law

New York’s Supreme Court will likely determine if undocumented immigrants can obtain law licenses when it hears the case of Mexican-national Cesar Vargas. 

Thirty-year-old Vargas applied for a law license a year ago and was rejected because he is illegally in this country, coming here at age 5 from Mexico with his parents.  The Committee on Character and Fitness who determines who gets admitted to the bar noted how qualified Vargas was and if it were not for his immigration status they would of approved his admission to the NY bar.

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Former Brazil President Joao Goulart Body Exhumed: Heart Attack or Murder?

Former Brazil President Joao Goulart Body Exhumed: Heart Attack or Murder?

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Brazilian authorities will exhume the remains of late President Joao Goulart to determine whether his 1976 death in exile was a murder committed on orders from the country’s 1964-1985 military regime, officials said Tuesday.

The exhumation “might turn out to be decisive in clarifying the real circumstances that resulted in the death of Jango (as Goulart was known),” the presidential Office of Human Rights said.

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Illinois Begins Program for Undocumented Immigrants to Get Driver’s Licenses

Illinois Begins Program for Undocumented Immigrants to Get Driver’s Licenses

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The office of the Illinois Secretary of State began to schedule Tuesday the first appointments for a program beginning Dec. 3 that will allow undocumented immigrants in greater Chicago and Springfield to obtain driver’s licenses.

In half a day’s work, 3,100 appointments were made, Assistant Press Secretary Ernesto Martinez told Efe.

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Fact Sheet: The State of Latinas in the United States

Endnotes and citations are available in the PDF version of this fact sheet.

Latinas are a growing and influential constituency in the United States. The Latina share of the female population in the United States will increase from 16.4 percent today to 25.7 percent in 2050. Latinas are making significant strides in education, participation, health, and other areas, but there is a long way to go to fully close racial and ethnic disparities. New policies such as the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, and other proposed policies such as immigration reform can greatly improve the lives of Latina women and their families. For example, under the ACA, around 4.9 million Latinas are receiving expanded preventive service coverage, and an estimated 4.6 million Latinas will gain access to affordable or subsidized health insurance, which may help close some of the health disparities Latina women face.

This fact sheet provides a snapshot of statistics about health, education, entrepreneurship, economic security, and political leadership that should guide our choices to enact sensible policies to unleash the potential of this growing demographic and benefit our economy.

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Mexico’s Unemployment Rate Ticks Up to 5.2 Percent

Mexico’s unemployment rate was 5.2 percent in the third quarter, up slightly from the 5.1 percent rate registered in the same period in 2012, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography, or INEGI, said.

Some 2.7 million people were unemployed in the July-September period out of a labor force of 52.3 million, the INEGI said.

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Blog del Narco: Member of Italian Mafia Gunned Down in Acapulco Restaurant

Blog del Narco: Member of Italian Mafia Gunned Down in Acapulco Restaurant

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A 68-year-old Italian citizen was gunned down over the weekend in the Mexican Pacific resort city of Acapulco, Guerrero state Attorney General’s Office spokesmen said.

Moreno Gallo, who “was a member of the mafia” on the east coast of Canada in the 1970s, was shot dead at a restaurant in the resort city’s tourist district on Sunday night, an AG’s office spokesman told Efe.

People close to Gallo, who had lived in Guerrero since being deported from Montreal, Canada, last year, identified him, the AG’s office spokesman said.

Investigators are gathering “testimony and evidence provided by people linked to the victim in different areas, including romantic, work and friendships, among others,” the Guerrero Attorney General’s Office said in a statement.

There are no leads on the gunmen who attacked Gallo as he dined at an Italian restaurant, the AG’s office said.

Two men entered the restaurant and one of them pulled a firearm from the waistband of his pants and fired nine shots at Gallo, who was hit in the back and head, eyewitnesses said.

Officials have contacted “the Italian Consulate in Mexico about the repatriation of the victim’s body to his country of origin,” the AG’s office said. EFE

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REPORT: 50,000 Enroll in Obamacare, 7 Million Expected by March 2014

REPORT: 50,000 Enroll in Obamacare, 7 Million Expected by March 2014

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Less than 50,000 people have successfully enrolled for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act via the HealthCare.gov Web site since Oct. 1, when the site was launched, The Wall Street Journal said Tuesday.

Citing two people familiar with the matter, the newspaper said people who have managed to navigate the problem-plagued Web site and have signed up for an insurance policy represent a fraction of the government’s goal of 500,000 enrolled in October.

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Rebel Plot to Assassinate Former Colombian President Uribe Uncovered

Colombian intelligence has detected a plan by FARC rebels to assassinate former President Alvaro Uribe, Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon said Tuesday.

Pinzon told reporters that he and police director Gen. Rodolfo Palomino met with Uribe earlier to advise him of the plot and arrange for additional security.

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Argentine President Cristina Fernandez Returning to Work on November 18

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez will resume her duties on Nov. 18, more than a month after undergoing surgery to drain a hematoma in her skull, the government said Monday.

“She is cardiologically all clear and able to resume her formal activities starting on Monday the 18th,” official spokesman Alfredo Scoccimarro told reporters.

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Blog del Narco:  Knights Templar Cartel Spending $25 Million Annually in Bribes to Mexican Officials

The Los Caballeros Templarios drug cartel is paying 325 million pesos (nearly $25 million) in bribes annually to different officials in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, media reports said.

The cartel has a monthly “narcopayroll” of about 27 million pesos (some $2 million) in Michoacan, where the criminal organization has extensive operations, the Milenio newspaper said, citing an intelligence report.

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It’s Official Pisco is Peruvian

It’s Official Pisco is Peruvian

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Written by contributor Jonathan Stroshine

Pisco is Peruvian!

That was the assertion made by the European Commission (EC) and announced by Peru’s Foreign Ministry this week regarding the alcoholic beverage often associated with the South American country.

Peru and Chile have disputed who invented the liquor, which can be made from eight different grape varieties that are distilled and aged.  Peruvian pisco must have an alcohol content between 76% to 96% proof. Pisco can be enjoyed by itself or mixed with in cocktails.  This latest turn in the dispute does not mean that Chilean exporters of the drink cannot use the name “Pisco” for their products, specified Lima newspaper El Comercio.

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10 Million Affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan, Call for Massive Aid

The official death toll from Super Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the central Philippines, stands at more than 1,700 on Tuesday, while survivors grow more desperate amid shortages of drinking water, food and shelter.

The death toll from last week’s storm is now at 1,744, officials said.

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University of Illinois Credited with Discovering 227 New Wasp Species in Costa Rica

University of Illinois Credited with Discovering 227 New Wasp Species in Costa Rica

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Researchers at the University of Illinois-Urbana are being credited with adding over 200 species of wasps to the 17,000 recognized wasps species list.

The entomologists from Urbana have described new species of parasitic wasps that belong to the tribe Heterospilini.  There is also the possibility that another 50-100 species could be added to the list as research continues in Costa Rica.

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TuesdayNovember 12, 2013