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SundayDecember 8, 2013

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Guerrillas Kill Soldier in Paraguay

A soldier was killed and another was wounded in a shootout Sunday with Army of the Paraguayan People, or EPP, guerrillas, Interior Minister Francisco de Vargas said.

The soldier is the first killed by the EPP, De Vargas told Efe.

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Mexican Government Claims County has Met 74.5 Percent of UN Development Goals

Mexican Government Claims County has Met 74.5 Percent of UN Development Goals

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Mexico has met 74.5 percent of its Millennium Development Goals and is working to achieve the other targets set for 2015, the Foreign Relations Secretariat said.

A report prepared by the technical committee responsible for monitoring the country’s progress found that 100 percent of the goals on 38 of the 51 indicators have been achieved, the secretariat said in a statement.

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Carlos Beltran Signs $45 Million Deal with Yankees

Carlos Beltran Signs $45 Million Deal with Yankees

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The New York Yankees came to terms with Puerto Rican outfielder Carlos Beltran and agreed to a three-season contract worth $45 million.

The Yankees landed the talented outfielder, who, according to media reports, was pondering an offer of three seasons and $48 million from the Kansas City Royals.

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Antonio Banderas Says “Los 33” Will Reflect on Value of Humanity

Antonio Banderas Says “Los 33” Will Reflect on Value of Humanity

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Spanish actor Antonio Banderas, who will star in the movie “Los 33” about the miners who were trapped more than two months down a mineshaft 622 meters (2,039 feet) deep in Chile, said Saturday that the production will reflect on the value of humanity.

Banderas made his comments at a meeting Saturday with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, where he was accompanied by the production team of the film that will be shot in the salt mines of Nemocon, 65 kilometers (40 miles) north of Bogota.

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Colombia Declares Environmental Emergency in Cartagena Bay

Colombia Declares Environmental Emergency in Cartagena Bay

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Colombian authorities have declared an environmental emergency in a portion of Cartagena Bay, citing the risk posed to local inhabitants by solid-waste pollution.

The measure was adopted Friday by Environment and Sustainable Development Minister Luz Helena Sarmiento and National Authority on Environmental Licenses Director Nubia Orozco.

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Salvadoran Highlights Dangers of “The Beast” Train in Book

Salvadoran Highlights Dangers of “The Beast” Train in Book

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The book “The Beast: Riding the Rails and Dodging Narcos on the Migrant Trail,” by Salvadoran journalist Oscar Martinez, is a compendium of all the risks run by Salvadorans trying to enter the United States without authorizatiion.

The Beast is the generic name immigrants give to trains that go from Chiapas, a state on Mexico’s border with Guatemala, all the way to the states of Sonora and Coahuila in northern Mexico.

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Nuclear Heist Suspects Released from Hospital in Mexico

Nuclear Heist Suspects Released from Hospital in Mexico

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Six suspects in the theft of nuclear material in central Mexico have been released from the hospital after tests indicated they had not suffered radiation poisoning, authorities said.

The individuals were arrested Thursday and taken to the Pachuca General Hospital for tests to determine the extent of their exposure to cobalt-60, radioactive material that was among the medical equipment on board a truck they stole on Monday.

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Telemundo’s “La Impostora” Being Filmed in Central Mexico

Telemundo’s “La Impostora” Being Filmed in Central Mexico

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A ranch near the central Mexican city of Cuernavaca is the setting for scenes currently being filmed for the telenovela “La Impostora,” a story of two-faced lies produced by Telemundo and Argos.

The series, which will have 120 episodes, tells the story of Blanca Guerrero (Lisette Morelos), a beautiful waitress who has a knack for impersonation.

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Robinson Cano Signs $240 Million Contract with Seattle Mariners

Robinson Cano Signs $240 Million Contract with Seattle Mariners

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Dominican second baseman Robinson Cano has signed a 10-year, $240 million deal - one of the biggest in baseball history - with the Seattle Mariners, who are gambling that the slugger can help lead them to the World Series for the first time.

The terms of the deal have not been officially disclosed, but ESPN baseball insider and analyst Jim Bowden said in a tweet that the 31-year-old Cano received a full no-trade clause as part of the agreement.

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Former Mexican Presidential Candidate Leaves Hospital After Heart Attack

Former Mexican Presidential Candidate Leaves Hospital After Heart Attack

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Mexican ex-presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador left a hospital on the south side of Mexico City on Saturday after suffering a heart attack last Tuesday, an official close to the leftist leader told Efe.

Lopez Obrador, who unsuccessfully ran for president in the 2006 and 2012 elections, emerged at around 11:00 a.m. local time (1700 GMT) from the Medica Sur Tlalpan Hospital accompanied by his wife and children, the source said.

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Jewish Leaders Celebrate Hanukkah with Alan Gross in Cuba

Jewish Leaders Celebrate Hanukkah with Alan Gross in Cuba

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Alan Gross, the U.S. government subcontractor serving a 15-year sentence in Cuba after being convicted of subversion, received a Hanukah visit from leaders of the island’s Jewish community.

The visit took place Thursday at the Havana military hospital where Gross is being held, Hebrew Community president Adela Dworin said in a statement sent to Efe.

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Venezuelan Government Arrests 30 Merchants for Price-Gouging

Venezuelan Government Arrests 30 Merchants for Price-Gouging

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Only 30 of the 90 people charged in a government offensive against alleged price-gouging by retailers remain in custody, Venezuela’s attorney general said Friday.

The other 60 people arrested in the operation were granted pre-trial release, Luisa Ortega said in an interview with Venevision television.

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FARC Guerrillas Kill 8 in Colombia

Colombia’s army said eight people, including two civilians, were killed in an attack Saturday by FARC guerrillas in the southwestern town of Inza.

Among the dead are three army officers, a non-commissioned officer, an enlisted man, a police officer “and two individuals, apparently residents of the region,” the army’s 3rd Division said in a statement.

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SundayDecember 8, 2013