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WednesdayJanuary 15, 2014

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Mexican Attorney General Confirms Clash Between Vigilantes, Army

Attorney General Jesus Murillo said Tuesday that a clash occurred between vigilantes and the soldiers who were trying to disarm them in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, but he did not provide any casualty figures.

The government is trying “to restore order with the least violence possible” in a state where numerous armed civilian groups have been created to fight the Caballeros Templarios drug cartel, Murillo told Televisa.

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Calle 13’s Residente Joins Teachers Protestin in Puerto Rico

Calle 13’s Residente Joins Teachers Protestin in Puerto Rico

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Residente, the singing half of the rap duo Calle 13, on Tuesday joined the protests thousands of Puerto Rican teachers are staging against an overhaul of their retirement pensions.

“My grandmother was a teacher for 30 years. I’m representing her as one more militant and doing my part as a common citizen,” Rene Perez told Efe at the doors of historic Central High in San Juan’s Santurce neighborhood.

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332,000 Mexicans Deported from the U.S. in 2013

332,000 Mexicans Deported from the U.S. in 2013

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More than 332,000 undocumented Mexican migrants, of whom nearly 16,900 were minors, were deported by the United States in a “safe, humane and orderly” fashion in 2013, the National Migration Institute, or INM, said Tuesday.

“From January to December 2013, the institute received 332,614 deported Mexicans via the nine repatriation points located in the states of Baja California, Chihuahua, Coahuila and Sonora,” the INM, a Government Secretariat agency, said.

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Chile Battles Forest Fires Across Country

Chile Battles Forest Fires Across Country

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Sixteen forest fires continued to rage across various parts of Chile on Tuesday, but 14 other blazes were brought under control, the National Forestry Corporation, or Conaf, said.

Eight of Chile’s 15 regions have some areas on fire.

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Dead 52-Foot Sperm Whale Washes Up on Uruguayan Beach

Dead 52-Foot Sperm Whale Washes Up on Uruguayan Beach

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A cargo crane was used to remove the body of a 16-meter (52-foot) sperm whale that washed up on a beach in Montevideo, Uruguay, over the weekend.

The 20-ton carcass was hauled away to a landfill, officials said.

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2 Private Universities Closed By Brazilian Government

2 Private Universities Closed By Brazilian Government

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The Brazilian Education Ministry withdrew Tuesday the operating licenses from two private universities in Rio de Janeiro for their low academic standards and serious financial problems.

The institutions affected are the Gama Filho University, or UGF, and the City University Center, or UniverCidade.

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Stay or Go? Terminally Ill Undocumented Immigrants Face Dilemma

Stay or Go? Terminally Ill Undocumented Immigrants Face Dilemma

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When Gil García García began to feel a sharp pain in his left foot, he didn’t think it was important.

“Two weeks later, I could not walk. I needed help to get up. I had a constant and bad headache,” García recalled in a quiet voice, now with little strength.

In October he was rushed to a hospital emergency room at the University of California, Davis. The diagnosis was devastating: skin cancer, or melanoma, which had invaded his head, lungs, stomach and left leg.

Facing an incurable disease

Like many undocumented immigrants who have worked a lifetime in this country, García faced a dilemma when he was diagnosed with an incurable disease.

They often do not know whether to stay in the U.S. to receive the limited emergency medical treatment allowed given their immigration status, or return to their home country to spend the last stage of their life with family members who they often have not seen for decades.

“I have not seen my four children for 20 years,” said García, now age 62. He came from Cuernavaca, Mexico in 1994 to work in California.

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Blog del Narco: 11 Helicopters Arrive to Battle Michoacan Violence

Blog del Narco: 11 Helicopters Arrive to Battle Michoacan Violence

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Yesterday 11 Helicopters landed around 18:00 in the Michoacan capital. In response to the violence unleashed by local paramilitaries and the Knights Templar who dispute the control of the entity, state and federal authorities implemented a security strategy near Tierra Caliente, Michoacan.

The helicopters will be used in a variety of actions to combat crime.

The aircraft landed at the Estadio de Beisbol Francisco Villa, near the Military Area Morelia.

Soldiers followed the arrival of the helicopters in the state capital.

Special Forces agents and research are part of the team that moved in.

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Immigrant Students Call on Governor to Fund NY Dream Act

Immigrant Students Call on Governor to Fund NY Dream Act

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Around 5,000 undocumented students graduate annually from New York public schools but many do not go to college because they haven’t the money to enroll, even though the state legislature passed a bill providing them with access to state financial aid.

A group of “dreamers,” as they are known, called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday to include $17 million in funding for the New York Dream Act in the next budget.

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Alicia Machado Joins Univision’s “Nuestra Belleza Latina”

Alicia Machado Joins Univision’s “Nuestra Belleza Latina”

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Former winners of the Miss Universe pageant, Alicia Machado and Denise Quiñones, will be part of what’s new on Univision’s “Nuestra Belleza Latina” reality show, which in February will start the process of electing from among the 12 finalists.

Unlike other years, this time the 12 finalists are already known, all talented Latinas from the United States and Puerto Rico, Univision said.

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WednesdayJanuary 15, 2014