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TuesdayNovember 19, 2013

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Venezuelan Congress Expands President Maduro’s Power

Venezuelan Congress Expands President Maduro’s Power

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Venezuela’s congress voted Tuesday to give President Nicolas Maduro the power to legislate by decree for the next 12 months.

The leftist head of state said he needed the additional authority to battle corruption and remedy economic imbalances in the oil-rich Andean nation.

 

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POLL:  President Obama Approval Hits All-Time Low

U.S. President Barack Obama’s approval rating has fallen to the lowest level since he took office, 42 percent, according to results of the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll.

The slump in the president’s popularity comes amid growing criticism of the Affordable Care Act’s rollout.

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Puerto Rico Pro-State Rally Head at U.S. Capital

The same day that Puerto Rico was celebrating the 520th year since its discovery by Christopher Columbus, San Juan’s non-voting representative in Congress demanded Tuesday outside the U.S. Capitol that the island become the 51st state.

“Five centuries is too long. The time to act is now,” Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi said here Tuesday.

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Reward for Information on Slaying of Eight Ciudad Juarez Family Members

The mayor of the Mexican border metropolis of Ciudad Juarez posted a reward of 300,000 pesos ($23,300) for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons behind the slaughter of eight members of a family inside their home.

Juarez authorities will cooperate with the Chihuahua state Attorney General’s Office to solve the case, Enrique Serrano told a press conference.

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Brazil Launching 39 Wind Farms

Brazil has awarded 25-year contracts for 39 wind farms to deal with an expected spike in power demand in 2016, officials said.

The wind farms, which are expected to begin operating on Jan. 1, 2016, will have a total generating capacity of 867.6 MW, the state-owned Energy Research Corporation, or EPE, said.

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Spanish Crown Prince Felipe and Wife Letizia Given Keys to City of Miami

Spanish Crown Prince Felipe and Wife Letizia Given Keys to City of Miami

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Spain’s crown prince and his wife on Monday were presented with the keys to the city of Miami by Mayor Tomas Regalado.

Prince Felipe expressed his thanks for the honor and said that his and Princess Letizia’s visit would serve to “continue tightening Spain’s political, economic and cultural links with Miami.”

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Brutal Attack on Honduras Mayor Leaves 5-Month Old Dead and Mother Wounded

Brutal Attack on Honduras Mayor Leaves 5-Month Old Dead and Mother Wounded

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The mayor of the western Honduran town of Concepcion came away unhurt Monday from an attack in which a 2-month-old baby girl was killed and her mother was wounded, police said.

The attack occurred in the village of Tierra Colorada, where several armed men opened fire on a vehicle in which Mayor Jose Sanchez was giving a ride to the baby and her mother, according to the police report.

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Argentine President Cristina Fernandez Returns to Work, Reshuffles Staff and Cabinet

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez Returns to Work, Reshuffles Staff and Cabinet

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Argentine President Cristina Fernandez on Monday made important changes in her Cabinet upon resuming her official activities after 40 days of medically-ordered rest following neurosurgery.

Fernandez appointed Chaco Gov. Jorge Capatanich to be her new chief of staff, replacing Juan Manuel Abal Medina, and tapped Axel Kicillof to be the new economy minister, replacing Hernan Lorenzino, presidential spokesman Alfredo Scoccimarro said.

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TuesdayNovember 19, 2013