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TuesdayNovember 26, 2013

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Guatemala Lynching Statistics: 47 Dead, 250 Lynchings Attempted

Forty-seven people, including two women, have died at the hands of lynch mobs this year in Guatemala, a government commission established to prevent vigilantism said Tuesday.

More than 250 other suspected criminals have survived lynching attempts and other forms of mob justice.

 

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Immigration Reform Hunger Strikers Vow to Sip Only Water on Thanksgiving

The 10 hunger strikers camped out in front of the U.S. Capitol demanding that Congress approve immigration reform as quickly as possible will spend Thanksgiving Day sipping only water.

The tents in which they are camping in front of the Capitol building were filled on Tuesday with religious leaders, activists and citizens who wanted to show their support for the fast being undertaken since Nov. 15.

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FIFA President Sepp Blatter “Sickened” by Racist Chants at Real Betis’ Paulao

FIFA President Sepp Blatter “Sickened” by Racist Chants at Real Betis’ Paulao

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The president of FIFA, soccer’s world governing body, expressed disgust Tuesday over racist chants directed at a Brazilian player last weekend during a La Liga match in Spain.

“Sickened to learn of ‘fans’ racially abusing a Real Betis player,” Sepp Blatter said on Twitter. “I condemn their actions, which were seen on TV/online by millions.”

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Cuban Government Suspends Consular Services in U.S., Travel to Country at Risk

Cuban Government Suspends Consular Services in U.S., Travel to Country at Risk

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The Cuban Interests Section in Washington felt obliged to suspend its consular services Tuesday, being unable to find a bank it can use because of the obstacles imposed by the U.S. economic embargo.

M&T Bank, with which the Cuban Interests Section and Cuba’s U.N. mission in New York previously operated, informed Cuba in July that it would no longer provide services to foreign diplomatic missions.

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Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera Reunited at Photo Exhibition in France

Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera Reunited at Photo Exhibition in France

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The French city of Strasbourg is hosting a photographic exhibition this week titled “Complicities. Diego and Frida,” which includes 35 images of iconic Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.

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Puerto Rican Government Delays Traditional ‘Black Friday’ Xmas Bonuses

Puerto Ricans are getting ready for the year’s prime shopping season but face the controversial government decision to delay the payment of public employees’ Christmas bonuses until after Black Friday in a bid to shift spending away from the giant U.S. chains to small, local retailers.

The previous Puerto Rico administration distributed the bonuses in time for workers to take advantage of Black Friday discounts and specials at the big-box stores.

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Venezuelan Opposition Leader Henrique Capriles Says Car was Set on Fire

Venezuelan Opposition Leader Henrique Capriles Says Car was Set on Fire

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Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles said it was only the intervention of a group of motorcyclists that prevented unidentified assailants from setting fire to his vehicle in the western city of Maracay.

“They tried to set fire to our vehicle when we were going to Maracay!” the governor of Miranda state said on Twitter.

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Filming for “Pele” the Movie Starts in Brazil

The Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro provides the set for the filming of “Pele,” a U.S. production in English of the life story of the Brazilian soccer legend, from early childhood to the masterful way he led his team to victory in the 1958 World Cup.

The film, meant not just for Brazil but for the world, will begin with Pele’s infancy and youth, and is being created by a standout team that includes actors Vincent Donofrio, Rodrigo Santoro and Seu Jorge, director Michael Zimbalist told Efe.

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Activists Plead to Stop Deportation this Saturday of Working Mother of 9

Activists in North Carolina are pressuring immigration authorities not to deport an undocumented mother of nine after her arrest last year for driving without a license.

Relatives and friends of 43-year-old Mexican immigrant Patricia Peña Martinez accompanied her on a support vigil at a church in the town of Dobson organized by the NC DREAM Team.

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4 Gunmen Die While Trying to Steal ATM out of Mexico City Hospital

4 Gunmen Die While Trying to Steal ATM out of Mexico City Hospital

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Four suspected robbers and a security guard died in a shootout at an ATM in a Mexico City hospital, the Federal District’s Public Safety Secretariat said.

The four robbers tried to stage a heist as three guards reloaded the ATM with cash Monday at the National Rehabilitation Institute in the southern section of Mexico City, the secretariat said in a statement.

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Van Carrying Dialysis Patient in Brazil Crashes, 15 Dead and 11 Injured

Fifteen people died and 11 others were injured Monday when a truck collided with a bus taking patients to a hospital, authorities in the southeastern Brazilian state of Minas Gerais said.

The bus, which belonged to the state health department, was transporting 26 people from the small community of Rubelita to a hospital in Montes Claros for dialysis treatment.

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TuesdayNovember 26, 2013