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MondayJanuary 13, 2014

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STUDY:  Overwhelming Majority of Argentines are Politically Active and Engaged

Argentine society is highly politicized, with six out of every 10 citizens taking part in a political event last year, and four out of every 10 being active members or sympathizing with some political party, according to a survey published Monday.

The survey, carried out by Flacso and Ibarometro, identifies the groups with the greatest interest in politics as men, 71.7 percent; college students, 84.6 percent; and people between the ages of 18 and 30, 69.4 percent.

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Spain’s Princess Cristina Asked to Appear in Court Earlier on Fraud Charges

Princess Cristina, the younger of Spanish King Juan Carlos’ two daughters, will appear in court Feb. 8 - a month earlier than originally planned - to answer questions about alleged tax fraud and money laundering, the judge hearing the case said Monday.

Investigating magistrate Jose Castro was responding to a document presented last Saturday by Cristina’s lawyers, in which she refused to challenge the summons and stated her wish to testify, though she “absolutely and firmly disagrees” with the charges.

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Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo Wins Coveted Ballon d’Or

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo had tears in his eyes Monday as he accepted his second Ballon d’Or as the world’s best soccer player at the annual FIFA awards gala in Switzerland.

The Portuguese forward won the 2008 trophy, but saw Argentine superstriker Lionel Messi - who plays for Real Madrid archrival Barcelona - grab the Ballon d’Or for the next four years running.

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More Suspects Identified in Murder of Former Miss Venezuela

A ninth suspect has been arrested in connection with last week’s slaying of actress and former Miss Venezuela Monica Spear and her husband, the head of the CICPC investigative police said Monday.

“Arrested by Poliyaracuy another of the individuals sought for the Murder of Monica Spear and Thomas Henry Berry #CICPC,” Jose Sierralta said on Twitter.

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South Carolina’s “Carolina Reaper” Pepper 300 Times Hotter than Jalapeño

The producer of the world’s hottest chili peppers is in South Carolina, home of the Guinness-record “Carolina Reaper” pepper, not Mexico.

“This chili is 300 times hotter than the jalapeño. The jalapeño has 1,000 units on the heat scale and the ‘Carolina Reaper’ has 1.5 million,” Ed Currie, holder of the Guinness record, said.

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Why Baseball Fans Shouldn’t Celebrate Alex Rodriguez’s Season-Long Suspension

Why Baseball Fans Shouldn’t Celebrate Alex Rodriguez’s Season-Long Suspension

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Alex Rodriguez will miss the entire 2014 season for his connection to baseball’s Biogenesis performance enhancing drug scandal, a spokesperson for the New York Yankees third baseman announced Saturday.

Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig originally handed Rodriguez a 211-game suspension in August; after a lengthy appeal that allowed Rodriguez to play the remainder of the 2013 season, an independent arbitrator reduced the ban to 162 games. The effect, however, is the same: the Yankee slugger will not set foot on a Major League field for all of 2014.

The MLB Players Association, which worked alongside Rodriguez in appealing the suspension, said it “strongly disagrees with the award issued today…even despite the Arbitration Panel’s decision to reduce Mr. Rodriguez’s unprecedented 211-game suspension. We recognize that a final and binding decision has been reached, however, and we respect the collectively-bargained arbitration process which led to the decision.”

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First Dinosaur Remains Found in Saudi Arabia

A team of international researchers has found the first dinosaur remains ever in Saudi Arabia, identifying two species that lived in what is now the Red Sea coastal region more than 72 million years ago, the Al Medina newspaper reported Sunday.

The scientists discovered parts of the tail of a Titanosaurus, a type of vegetarian dinosaur that measured at least 20 meters (66 feet) long, and some of the teeth of another dinosaur.

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Blog del Narco: US Updates Mexico Travel Warning Due to Drug Violence

Blog del Narco: US Updates Mexico Travel Warning Due to Drug Violence

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The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens about the risk of traveling in Mexico due to threats to safety and security posed by Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCOs) in the country. U.S. citizens have been the target of violent crimes, such as kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery by TCOs in various Mexican states. For information on security conditions in specific regions of Mexico, which can vary, travelers should reference the state-by-state assessments further below.

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Spanish Prime Minister and Obama Meet Today

The meeting today between Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and U.S. President Barack Obama comes at a time of close cooperation between the two countries, which have a relationship stretching back 229 years.

Although bilateral relations have gone through some difficult periods, most recently in 2004 when former Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero’s government withdrew Spanish troops from Iraq, nowadays they are close and cordial, Spanish officials said.

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Singer Juan Franciso “El Songo” Santana Dies at 84

Dominican singer Juan Francisco Santana died after being in a diabetic coma, his family said. He was 84.

Santana, known as “El Songo,” died on Saturday and his wake is being held at the Blandino funeral home in Santo Domingo.

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Pope Francis 19 New Cardinals, Including 4 for Latin America

Pope Francis said during the traditional Sunday prayer in St. Peter’s Square that he is naming 19 new cardinals, including the archbishops of Buenos Aires, Managua, Rio de Janeiro and Santiago.

The ceremony at which the pontiff will bestow the cardinal’s hat and ring on the 19 selected men, including three who are over age 80 and thus cannot vote for a new pope, will be held as announced on Feb. 22 in The Vatican.

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MondayJanuary 13, 2014