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ThursdayDecember 26, 2013

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Bolivia’s Energy Revenue Tops $5 Billion in 2013

Bolivia’s government earned more than $5 billion in hydrocarbon-related revenue in 2013 and that total is projected to rise to $6 billion next year, President Evo Morales said.

The president gave those figures in a speech in the eastern province of Santa Cruz, noting that the government’s revenue from hydrocarbon activities in 2005 - a year before the country’s oil and gas reserves were put under state control - totaled $300 million.

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Victor Valdes Says He’s Ready to Return to Play for FC Barcelona

Victor Valdes Says He’s Ready to Return to Play for FC Barcelona

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FC Barcelona and Spanish national team goalkeeper Victor Valdes, who has been out with an injury for more than a month, said on Twitter that he was ready to return to action.

“Training session on Dec. 25. I’m all set to go. Thanks Juanjo Brau (Barça’s physiotherapist) for always being by my side,” Valdes, who also sent season’s greetings to his fans, wrote on Wednesday.

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18 Migrants Die in Boat Capsizing in Caribbean

18 Migrants Die in Boat Capsizing in Caribbean

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At least 18 migrants died Wednesday after the boat carrying them capsized off the coast of the Turks and Caicos Islands, the governor of that Caribbean archipelago, Peter Beckingham, said on Twitter.

The incident occurred early Wednesday after the 40-foot vessel carrying more than 50 Haitians had been intercepted and was being towed to port, the Turks and Caicos’ Sun newspaper said.

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Blog del Narco: Former Governor of Coahuila, Demands Forbes Remove Him from Most Corrupt List

Blog del Narco: Former Governor of Coahuila, Demands Forbes Remove Him from Most Corrupt  List

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Humberto Moreira, former governor of Coahuila, has demanded that Forbes remove his name from the list of “The 10 most corrupt in Mexico 2013”. He is listed at number seven.

Through the firm of “Christian F. Zinser Cieslik and Associates, ” the former state governor sent a letter asking to withdraw publication and to publish an immediate public apology.

In defense of Moreira, the letter claims that the research article is false, defamatory and malicious based.  Besides listing Forbes, they also name the journalist Dolia Estevez, author of the list, for the damage that the information published may cause.

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Blog del Narco: Former Governor of Coahuila, Demands Forbes Remove Him from Most Corrupt List

Blog del Narco: Former Governor of Coahuila, Demands Forbes Remove Him from Most Corrupt  List

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Humberto Moreira, former governor of Coahuila, has demanded that Forbes remove his name from the list of “The 10 most corrupt in Mexico 2013”. He is listed at number seven.

Through the firm of “Christian F. Zinser Cieslik and Associates, ” the former state governor sent a letter asking to withdraw publication and to publish an immediate public apology.

In defense of Moreira, the letter claims that the research article is false, defamatory and malicious based.  Besides listing Forbes, they also name the journalist Dolia Estevez, author of the list, for the damage that the information published may cause.

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Colombian Rebels Release Man Held Captive for 2 Months

The smaller of Colombia’s two main guerrilla insurgencies has freed a man held captive since Oct. 30, the International Committee of the Red Cross told Efe Wednesday.

Members of the National Liberation Army, or ELN, handed Jose Eulogio Vera over to the ICRC in a rural area outside Arauquita, a town near the Venezuelan border, at around 8:00 p.m. Tuesday.

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HIgh Ranking Police Officers Murdered in Western Mexico

HIgh Ranking Police Officers Murdered in Western Mexico

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The police chief and deputy police chief of Tarimbaro, a city in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, were murdered, police spokesmen said Wednesday.

The bodies of chief Luis Manuel Gonzalez Magaña and deputy chief Osvaldo Rendon Salcedo were found Tuesday afternoon after police received a report that two bodies were lying by an SUV parked behind the Las Chalupas bar in the community of Uruetaro.

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1,500-Year-Old Ceremonial Site is Explored in Mexico

1,500-Year-Old Ceremonial Site is Explored in Mexico

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Archaeologists are exploring Teocaltitan, a 1,500-year-old ceremonial site located in the western Mexican state of Jalisco near the San Juan de los Lagos Church, the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said.

The Teocaltitan archaeological zone covers 20 hectares (49 acres) and has at least 23 structures built between 450 and 900, the INAH said in a statement.

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Juan Uribe Extends Contract with LA Dodgers

Juan Uribe Extends Contract with LA Dodgers

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Dominican infielder Juan Uribe will remain a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers after signing a two-year contract.

“Juan was a major player in our success last season,” Dodger General Manager Ned Colletti was quoted as saying Tuesday in a team press release. “His play at third base, leadership in the clubhouse and clutch hitting helped the club immensely.”

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Eight Immigration Wins In 2013

Eight Immigration Wins In 2013

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Despite a landmark comprehensive immigration reform bill that cleared the Senate in June, a corresponding bill that addresses the 11.7 million undocumented immigrants in the United States has yet to come to a vote in the House. In fact, the only immigration-related bill that House members brought to a floor vote was a measure to pave the way for deporting undocumented immigrants between the ages of 16 and 31. But although the year ended without a victory on the greatest potential avenue for reform through a bill in Congress, the immigration reform movement achieved other crucial victories in 2013. Here are eight:
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1. Driver’s licenses and state tuition: In 2012, only three states granted driver’s licenses to the undocumented. Now, 11 states — California, New Mexico, Utah, Washington, Illinois, Nevada, Oregon, Maryland, Vermont, Colorado, and Connecticut — and the District of Columbia have passed legislation that allows the undocumented to legally drive. Studies show that giving driver’s licenses to unlicensed drivers, a category that includes many undocumented immigrants, would vastly improve public safety because drivers would have to pass a test before they obtain a license and buy auto insurance. This year, Colorado, Minnesota, and Oregon also passed laws that permit in-state tuition for undocumented students.

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Mexico’s Foreign Reserves Rise By $893 Million

Mexico’s Foreign Reserves Rise By $893 Million

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Mexico’s foreign reserves rose by $893 million last week to $176.55 billion, the Bank of Mexico said.

The rise in reserves was caused by a sale of dollars by state-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, to the central bank, with the transaction totaling $1 billion, monetary officials said in a statement.

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ThursdayDecember 26, 2013