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FridayJanuary 3, 2014

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Colombia Recovers Body of Drowned French Tourist

Colombia Recovers Body of Drowned French Tourist

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The body of a French tourist who had disappeared last weekend while he was diving in Colombia’s Caribbean waters was recovered by naval personnel, the military said Thursday.

The body was found Wednesday afternoon approximately one nautical mile (1.8 kilometers) from the place where he disappeared near Tintipan island, which is part of the San Bernardo archipelago in the Gulf of Morrosquillo.

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Mexico City Airport Management Takes Control of Terminal Spaces

Mexico City Airport Management Takes Control of Terminal Spaces

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The Mexico City International Airport, or AICM, plans to directly lease spaces in Terminal 1 following the expiration of the contract it had with Fumisa, airport management said.

Fumisa, for its part, said the move by airport administrators violated a court ruling.

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Remittances to Mexico See 4.5 Percent Drop in 2012

Remittances to Mexico See 4.5 Percent Drop in 2012

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Mexico received $19.8 billion in remittances from emigrants in the first 11 months of 2013, down 4.5 percent compared to the same period in 2012, the Bank of Mexico said Thursday.

Mexico received $20.73 billion in remittances during the January-November 2012 period, the central bank said.

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Bolivian Telecom Company Connects with New Communications Satellite

Bolivian state-owned telecommunications company Entel has established contact with the Tupac Katari satellite, which the Andean nation put into orbit in December, President Evo Morales said.

The first contact with the satellite was made on Tuesday, Morales said during a military ceremony in the central region of Cochabamba.

“We have good news ... our Entel has had successful contact with our communications satellite, Tupac Katari. We are very happy, proud of our satellite,” Morales said Wednesday.

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“Women in Film” to be Theme of 2014 Paraguay International Film Festival

“Women in Film” to be Theme of 2014 Paraguay International Film Festival

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The 2014 edition of the Paraguay International Film Festival will focus on the theme “Women in Film,” looking at the problems women face in different parts of the world, organizers said.

The festival, which will open for its 23rd edition in September, will host a series of talks and debates on the issues addressed by the films screened during the event, festival director and founder Hugo Gamarra told Efe.

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Colombian Marines Rescue Kidnapped Businessman

Colombian Marines Rescue Kidnapped Businessman

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Marines rescued a businessman who had been kidnapped by the Los UrabeƱos gang in Buenaventura, a city in southwestern Colombia, the navy said Thursday.

During the rescue operation, which was carried out on Monday, the marines found Hilton Fabian Renteria with his hands bound in a darkened room of an abandoned house in the residential Comuna 7 neighborhood of Buenaventura. One of his abductors was also captured in the raid.

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Animal Traffickers Use Same Routes as Drug Smugglers

Animal Traffickers Use Same Routes as Drug Smugglers

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Criminals involved in smuggling endangered species from Latin America into Spain are using the same routes as drug traffickers, Spanish police told Efe.

Some drug traffickers have actually turned to the business of smuggling exotic animals because it is lucrative and less dangerous than the narcotics trade, Spanish Civil Guard Wildlife Protection Service Capt. Salvador Ortega said.

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FridayJanuary 3, 2014