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MondayDecember 16, 2013

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Hope Fades for Immigration Reform in 2013

When he thinks about the children he left behind in Mexico more than a decade ago, Jorge is at a loss for words.

His oldest daughter is 25 and the youngest, 20, while Jorge’s 23-year-old son is already a father himself.

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San Diego-to-Tijuana “Toy Run” Remains Popular 25 Years Later

More than 3,000 motorcyclists traveled from San Diego to Tijuana to participate in the 28th edition of the “Toy Run,” a charitable event to support children living in the Mexican border city.

The event, organized by the Solo Angeles club of Tijuana and the Harley Davidson club of San Diego, gathered bikers from California and the Mexican state of Baja California, who donated toys to thousands of children who waited from early in the morning seated along Revolucion Ave. in Tijuana.

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El Salvador Modernizing Country’s Only Commercial Airport at $490M Cost

The modernization of El Salvador International Airport, the country’s only commercial air terminal, will require an investment of over $490 million over the next 18 years, the government said Monday.

That figure represents the total projected costs of the first two phases of restoration and modernization, which are already underway, and the plan of expansion, the chairman of the CEPA port authority commission, Alberto Arene, told a press conference.

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Organization that Planned Lionel Messi’s Charity Soccer Matches Suspected of Money Laundering

Spain’s Civil Guard, with the aid of Colombian and U.S. authorities, has dismantled a money-laundering ring linked to a company that organized charity soccer matches headlined by FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.

Messi’s implication in the racket has been dismissed, as has that of his agent Jorge Messi and another soccer player.

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REPORT:  Violent Crime Rate Drops in Puerto Rico

The Puerto Rico Police Department said Monday that, as of 15 days before the end of the year, there has been a 6.7 percent decline compared to 2012 in serious crimes, including murder, rape, robbery, serious assaults, break-ins and car theft.

“These numbers reflect the daily efforts of our officers and provide proof of the work that the police are doing every day to improve the quality of life in Puerto Rico,” the new superintendent of police, James Tuller Cintron, said Monday.

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Crazy Talk Doesn’t Get You Far:  Rubio and Cruz at Bottom of 2016 Iowa Poll

A recent Iowa poll, testing the political climate for the 2016 presidential election, does not put Latino Senators, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, in a good light.

The Iowa Poll placed the two Republican Senators almost in last place.  Each had a low 46 percent favorability rating.  Cruz garnered the highest negative opinion amongst all potential Republican candidates. 

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Soccer Rivalry Leads to Multiple Deaths in Argentina

Two supporters of Argentine soccer club Newell’s Old Boys died after men sporting the colors of a rival club fired at a vehicle carrying Newell’s fans, authorities said Monday.

The shooting occurred Sunday night in the city of Rosario, home to the Newell’s and Rosario Central clubs.

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STUDY: Overwhelming Majority of Latinos Do Not Have Retirement Savings

A new study highlights the dilemma of the aging Latino population – no retirement savings to life off of.

The study by the National Institute on Retirement Security concluded nearly 70 percent of Latinos have no money put away for their retirement.  In addition, 62 percent of Latinos do not have access to or are participating in any employer-sponsored retirement plans.

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Mexican States Agree to End PEMEX Monopoly

Seventeen of Mexico’s 32 states have approved the energy industry overhaul passed by Congress as of Monday, allowing the measure to take effect.

The San Luis Potosi state legislature approved the energy industry overhaul early Monday with the votes of lawmakers from the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, and the Green Party.

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Brazil Court Halts Construction on World Cup Stadium in Manaus After Recent Worker’s Death

Brazil Court Halts Construction on World Cup Stadium in Manaus After Recent Worker’s Death

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Brazilian prosecutors said Sunday that they asked for a halt in the construction of the Arena de la Amazonia stadium in Manaus, one of 12 venues for the 2014 World Cup and where a laborer died on the weekend, the second fatality in the past nine months.

Three prosecutors on Saturday presented the request to a court in the northern state of Amazonas, of which Manaus is the capital.

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Uruguay Becomes First Country To Legalize Marijuana

Uruguay Becomes First Country To Legalize Marijuana

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Uruguay became the first country late Tuesday to legalize the sale, distribution and production of marijuana, in a move aimed at curbing violence from the illicit drug market.

“Today there is a market dominated by drug traffickers. We want the state to dominate it,” bill co-sponsor Julio Bango told the Associated Press.

Now that the Senate and House have passed the measure, individuals in the small country of 3.3 million can access marijuana either by growing their own, joining a licensed cooperative, or obtaining it through a licensed pharmacy. The bill prohibits sales to minors, driving under the influence, and advertising. President Jose Mujica has been a strong proponent of the bill arguing that legal sales will “spoil” the black market by selling it a lot cheaper, although he said he personally hates pot and has never smoked it. Possession of all drugs was already legal in Uruguay.

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Blog del Narco: 840 Kilos of Pot Hidden in Shipment of Watermelons

Blog del Narco: 840 Kilos of Pot Hidden in Shipment of Watermelons

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According to the Department of Customs and Border Protection, a suspect tried to smuggle about 840 kilograms (1851 pounds) of marijuana into Arizona in a shipment of watermelons..

Authorities report that they found 200 containers of marijuana worth $ 924,00 hidden in a shipment of watermelons in a tractor trailer.  A 32-year-old Mexican national was arrested Thursday when he tried to enter through the U.S. via Mariposa.

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Gun Battle Between Venezuelan Authorities and ‘Mega Gang’ Leaves 7 Dead

At least seven people, including six suspected criminals and a law enforcement agent, died in a shootout, Venezuelan Interior Minister Miguel Rodriguez said.

The shootout occurred in a city in western Venezuela on Saturday when officers tried to search several houses being used by members of a “mega gang dedicated to extortion and kidnapping,” Rodriguez said.

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Michelle Bachelet is Chile’s New President

Michelle Bachelet scored a big win in Chile’s presidential run-off election over the weekend, earning another chance to govern the South American country.

Bachelet, who served as Chile’s president from 2006 to 2010, won 62.16 percent of the vote Sunday in an election marked by a voter abstention rate of nearly 59 percent.

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MondayDecember 16, 2013