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ThursdayDecember 12, 2013

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Election Officials Confirm Hernandez is President-Elect of Honduras

Election Officials Confirm Hernandez is President-Elect of Honduras

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The High Electoral Court, or TSE, of Honduras reconfirmed Wednesday that Juan Orlando Hernandez of the governing National Party won the Nov. 24 presidential election and is president-elect despite a complaint filed by the opposition Freedom and Refounding, or Libre, party.

The TSE “declares ... Juan Orlando Hernandez to be elected as constitutional president of the Republic of Honduras for a period of four years starting Jan. 27, 2014,” according to the ruling read Wednesday by the president of the body, David Matamoros.

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Authorities Investigate Clandestine Grave Containing 24 Bodies in El Salvador

Authorities Investigate Clandestine Grave Containing 24 Bodies in El Salvador

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At least 24 bodies have been found at a clandestine burial ground in El Salvador, where investigators suspect there may be 20 more bodies, all believed to be victims of street gangs, officials said.

“Eight work shifts have turned up 14 graves containing the remains of 19 people,” Attorney General’s Office organized crime unit chief Rodolfo Delgado said early in the day, although five additional bodies reportedly were discovered later on.

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Joe Biden To Immigration Opponents: My Family Came To The U.S. Undocumented, Yours Might Have Too

Joe Biden To Immigration Opponents: My Family Came To The U.S. Undocumented, Yours Might Have Too

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On Wednesday, Vice President Joe Biden challenged the myth that ancestors of American citizens were legal immigrants, so the U.S. should not establish a path to citizenship for the nation’s undocumented population. Responding to one person who argued her family legally emigrated from Ireland in the 19th century, Biden explained his did not.

“My great-great grandparents came escaping the famine and they didn’t all come here legally,” Biden said, according to Politico. “They didn’t all come legally. And the existence of the system isn’t all truncated like it is now. I’d check your ancestry to make sure that they did come legally if that’s a concern to you.”

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Puerto Rican Official Resigns Amid Scandal

Puerto Rican Official Resigns Amid Scandal

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Puerto Rico Justice Secretary Luis Sanchez Betances resigned on Wednesday amid a scandal sparked when he visited a police station where a friend of his was being held in jail for driving while intoxicated.

Sanchez Betances issued a statement minutes before meeting with Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla and after publicly acknowledging that he made a mistake by going to the station after his friend and former law partner Jaime Sifre telephoned him.

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Blog del Narco: Durango Massacre Leave 4 Girls Injured- 12 Year Old Dead

Blog del Narco: Durango Massacre Leave 4 Girls Injured- 12 Year Old Dead

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Mexican authorities are reporting armed men gunned down five children in Durango. A 12-year-old died in the attack and four other teens were injured.

According to the Deputy Prosecutor of the area which covers the municipalities of La Laguna in Durango, Mexico, the massacre occurred last Friday.  The attack against the five minors happened in a home on Cuauhtémoc Street. Armed men arrived at the home in a grey pick up vehicle, entered the home and shot the children. The attack killed Nancy Gabriela, 12 years old and four girls, aged 15 through 17, were injured.

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Police Arrest 150 in Cuba on Global Human Rights Day

Police Arrest 150 in Cuba on Global Human Rights Day

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As many as 150 dissidents were arrested while trying to mark U.N. International Human Rights Day, the opposition Cuban Human Rights and National Reconciliation Commission said Wednesday.

“As a preliminary figure, (there were) between 100 and 150 people arrested, not counting other forms of harassment or acts of vandalism. There was a lot of police violence all across the country,” commission spokesman Elizardo Sanchez told Efe by telephone.

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New York Police Arrest 22 Anti-Deportation Protesters

New York Police Arrest 22 Anti-Deportation Protesters

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Twenty-two people were arrested after they disrupted traffic in front of the New York headquarters of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to demand a halt to deportations.

Shouting slogans like “Undocumented and fearless” and forming a human chain, the group stationed itself on Broadway Ave., which passes right in front of the federal building in Manhattan.

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Puerto Rican Police Officer Sentenced to 25 Years for Child Pornography

Puerto Rican Police Officer Sentenced to 25 Years for Child Pornography

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A 33-year veteran of the Puerto Rico Police Department was sentenced to 25 years in prison for crimes related to child pornography, the San Juan office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement reported Wednesday.

William Berrios Cruz was a PRPD lieutenant up until his arrest after being found to have videos of a sexual nature of a 16-year-old girl on his cell phone.

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Mexican Senate OKs Opening Energy Sector to Private Investment

Mexican Senate OKs Opening Energy Sector to Private Investment

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The Senate approved legislation early Wednesday to overhaul Mexico’s energy industry in a historic move that will open the sector to private investment.

Senators must still debate some points in the bill that are being challenged by leftist lawmakers.

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Disturbances in Argentina Lead to 9 Deaths

Disturbances in Argentina Lead to 9 Deaths

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The death toll from the wave of looting in Argentina has risen to nine with the confirmation Wednesday of a third death in the northern province of Tucuman, the region worst hit by the disturbances.

The wave of looting, which was sparked by police protests to demand wage increases, has been brought under control, officials said.

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ThursdayDecember 12, 2013