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WednesdayNovember 13, 2013

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El Tri Triumphant 5-1 Against New Zealand, World Cup Bound Almost a Sure Thing

El Tri Triumphant 5-1 Against New Zealand, World Cup Bound Almost a Sure Thing

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Mexico’s national soccer team released months of frustration with a 5-1 shellacking of New Zealand in inter-regional World Cup qualifying action here Wednesday, all but assuring itself of a berth in Brazil.

Paul Aguilar, Raul Jimenez and Rafael Marquez scored a goal apiece and Oribe Peralta put the ball in the back of the net twice for El Tri, which now must only avoid losing by a four-goal margin in the second leg of the playoff, to be played Nov. 20 in Wellington.

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Why is Peru so Mad at Anderson Cooper?

Why is Peru so Mad at Anderson Cooper?

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If you were in Peru reading any of the dailies you would think there were no more wars or world hunger, because all you would read about is the audacity of CNN’s Anderson Cooper.

His crime?  Insulting the national costume of Miss Peru 2013.

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Experts Find 3,500-Year-Old Statues at Egyptian Temple

Experts Find 3,500-Year-Old Statues at Egyptian Temple

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French specialists discovered two statues dating back to Egypt’s New Kingdom (1539-1075 B.C.) in the archaeological zone of Luxor, Egypt’s Ministry of State for Antiquities, or MSA, said.

The excavation work that led to the discoveries was carried out by experts from the French Institute for Oriental Archaeology in Cairo in the patio of a temple dedicated to the falcon-god of war, Montu, located in the town of Armant.

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Narco Juan Juarez Orosco Extradited from Panama, Moved Eight Tons of Coke Monthly

Narco Juan Juarez Orosco Extradited from Panama, Moved Eight Tons of Coke Monthly

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Mexican narco Juan Juarez Orosco ‘El Abuelo’ has been extradited from Panama to the U.S. on charges of trafficking tons of cocaine from Central America to Mexico so cartels could distribute to the U.S. 

Juarez, 64, was one of the most prolific and efficient cocaine distributors that worked for some of Mexico’s largest drug cartels including the Beltran-Leyva cartel and El Chapo Guzman’s Sinaloa cartel.  Court documents indicate he was trafficking cocaine from the early 1990s until his arrest last year in Panama.

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Spanish Court Acquits Trio Responsible for Tanker Sinking

Spanish Court Acquits Trio Responsible for Tanker Sinking

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A court on Wednesday acquitted the three individuals charged in connection with the 2002 sinking of the tanker Prestige, Spain’s worst environmental disaster, and ruled that the government was not responsible for paying damages.

Apostolos Mangouras, the ship’s captain, was acquitted of the most serious charges against him but will have to serve nine months for contempt of court.

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FACT TRACK ON AGING: Social Security Denied to Many Ethnic Elders

FACT TRACK ON AGING: Social Security Denied to Many Ethnic Elders

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“Fact Track on Aging” is a new monthly column on research findings about ethnic elders present and future. It is supported by a grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies.

Even in this period of intense national debate over the National Debt, Americans fiercely want to protect Social Security from benefit cuts. But while 40 million seniors received retirement support from the program in 2012, about one in 10 seniors in the United States don’t qualify for Social Security, leaving many without a safety net.

Of the approximately 4 million U.S. seniors not receiving Social Security old age support, a disproportionate one-third are ethnic elders. In fact, according to the U.S. Census, one-in-six African American, one fifth of Latino—and nearly one-in-three (29 percent) Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) seniors cannot draw on the national retirement pension program to make financial ends meet

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Check Out: New Lionel Messi Ad Highlighting His Incredible Talents (VIDEO)

Check out soccer star Lionel Messi in a new ad for Samsung Galaxy.  The ad video highlights all of his talents that include his incredible foot work. 

The FC Barcelona star is currently sidelined with injuries sustained last weekend at a La Liga match against Real Betis. An ultrasound earlier this week revealed a hamstring tear that will sideline Messi for up to 8 weeks.

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Smartphone App Helps Argentines Select Wines to Accompany Meals

An application for smartphones and tablets will help Argentines select the best wine for a meal with the assistance of experts, the software’s creators said.

The Vinomanos app gives shoppers access to a database created by sommelier Alejandro Iglesias and journalist Joaquin Hidalgo.

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U.S. to Provide $98.5 Million in Financing for Latin American Small Businesses

The U.S. government through the State Department will make available $98.5 in financing for small-to-medium sizes businesses in Latin America.

The program coordinated through the U.S. Agency for International Development and three private banks aims to help Latin America create jobs and encourage entrepreneurship.  Mexico will be the largest benefactor of the private financing set to receive $60 million in local financing followed by El Salvador that will receive $25 million. 

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Top 10 Tequilas According to Best of Luxury

Top 10 Tequilas According to Best of Luxury

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Bestofluxury.com, a group dedicated to reviewing and evaluating luxury products and services, has ranked the top tequila brands in the world.

With the goal of identifying items which provide a higher level of satisfaction and an attention to detail that is hard to match by their competitors, Best of Luxury evaluated tequlas based on reputation, taste, ingredients, aroma, and availability.

Check out the top ranking tequilas according to bestofluxury.com below.

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Shameful: Former U.S. Marine Arrested for Leading Gang of Mexican Kidnappers

Shameful: Former U.S. Marine Arrested for Leading Gang of Mexican Kidnappers

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Luis Ricardo Gonzalez Garcia, former U.S. Marine and Texas cop, has been arrested by Mexican authorities for leading a gang of vicious kidnappers operating throughout Mexico.

According to the Mexican government, Garcia, 32, also known as ‘El Matute’ worked in the U.S. from 1998 through 2009.  First he was enlisted in the Marines from 1998 to 2002 then transitioned to law enforcement in Texas.  Sometime shortly after he left Laredo, Texas law enforcement he moved to Monterrey and started a kidnapping gang.

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Chile Recognizes Denomination of Origin for Tequila

Chilean officials have submitted a registration certificate to Mexican authorities covering the denomination of origin for tequila, the Mexican Industrial Property Institute, or IMPI, said.

The process to win recognition by the Chilean National Industrial Property Institute, or INAPI, began three years ago, the IMPI said.

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$3 Billion in Prize Money to be Offered at Spain’s Christmas Lottery

$3 Billion in Prize Money to be Offered at Spain’s Christmas Lottery

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The drawing of Spain’s Christmas lottery on Dec. 22 will distribute 2,240 million euros ($3 billion) in prizes, of which 640 will correspond to the “Gordo” (the Fat One).

The SELAE state lottery society debuted Tuesday the lottery and the TV commercial designed to promote ticket sales, a spot by film director Pablo Berger featuring the voices of Montserrat Caballe, Rafael, Marta Sanchez, Niña Pastori and David Bustamante.

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Vandals Targeting Churches in Argentina

Vandals Targeting Churches in Argentina

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Another two churches were vandalized over the past few days in Argentina, which has seen at least five incidents of destruction and defacement in houses of worship in less than two months, authorities told Efe on Tuesday.

The assailants caused material damage and tried to set fire to the Methodist Church of Buenos Aires.

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Police Arrest 10 for Cybertheft in Colombia

Police Arrest 10 for Cybertheft in Colombia

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Colombian police on Tuesday arrested 10 suspected members of a gang that stole a total of 1.2 billion pesos ($620,870) from three companies by means of “deceptive maneuvers” on the Internet.

The chief of police, Gen. Rodolfo Palomino, told a press conference about the arrests made over the past few hours in the northern coastal cities of Santa Marta, Valledupar and Barranquilla.

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WednesdayNovember 13, 2013