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ThursdayJanuary 16, 2014

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Mexican Cartel Burns Down Pharmacy Despite Military Presence

Mexican Cartel Burns Down Pharmacy Despite Military Presence

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Members of the Caballeros Templarios drug cartel burned down a pharmacy in the western Mexican state of Michoacan on Wednesday despite the presence of thousands of troops and Federal Police.

The attackers arrived just after 7:00 a.m. and ushered the employees out of the building before dousing it with gasoline and setting it ablaze, authorities said.

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Submarine Internet Cable to link Brazil, Spain

Submarine Internet Cable to link Brazil, Spain

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Brazilian state-owned telecom provider Telebras on Wednesday announced plans to form a joint venture with Spain’s IslaLink Submarine Cables to lay and operate an undersea cable linking Brazil and Europe, with work set to begin in the first half of this year.

The $185 million project is expected to be completed in 18 months, Telebras said in a statement.

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Border Patrol Agents Use Robots to Monitor Tunnels

Border Patrol Agents Use Robots to Monitor Tunnels

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The U.S. Border Patrol during a media event here presented three robots designed to patrol tunnels along the border with Mexico and fight drug trafficking and illegal immigration.

“If we find a tunnel, we like to send a robot in to clear the tunnel and identify any threats, contraband, potential people with weapons, and let the agent know ahead of time if the tunnel is structurally sound,” the Border Patrol’s Kevin Hecht said during a media event.

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INFOGRAPHIC: 10 Most Dangerous U.S. Jobs

INFOGRAPHIC: 10 Most Dangerous U.S. Jobs

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What is the most dangerous job in the United States? Construction works, truck drivers, and garbage collectors all make the list.

FinancesOnline.com has created an infographic covering tough jobs with harsh environments like falling trees, molten hot iron, high altitude, and the open sea.

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3 Feminist Lessons From Eva Longoria, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and LeBron James

3 Feminist Lessons From Eva Longoria, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and LeBron James

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The Center for American Progress partnered with Maria Shriver to put together The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink, which chronicles the ways in which the ongoing recession has affected American women. It’s a fascinating collection of everything from photojournalism to first-hand accounts of women workers, increasing numbers of whom are the breadwinners in their families. And it’s also got testimonials from men and women with enormous cultural power, some of whom have been increasingly vocal about their feminism both in their work as advocates, and in their artistic work. I wanted to highlight three of those ideas.

1. From Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, men and women need to be equally invested in pay equality: Knowles-Carter writes in her essay in the report that:
Unless women and men both say this is unacceptable, things will not change. Men have to demand that their wives, daughters, mothers, and sisters earn more—commensurate with their qualifications and not their gender. Equality will be achieved when men and women are granted equal pay and equal respect.

Humanity requires both men and women, and we are equally important and need one another. So why are we viewed as less than equal? These old attitudes are drilled into us from the very beginning. We have to teach our boys the rules of equality and respect, so that as they grow up, gender equality becomes a natural way of life. And we have to teach our girls that they can reach as high as humanly possible.

One thing I think she might have added is that we should teach boys and men that it’s in their interests for the women in their lives not to experience pay discrimination. If your wife is paid fairly, your household income goes up, and your family as a whole is less vulnerable if you lose your job. If your sister gets equal pay, she may be more able to contribute to the care of your parents or to help you in a crisis, and less likely to depend on you financially in case of a crippling emergency. If your mother is paid what she ought to be paid, you may not have to worry as much about how she’ll pay for your college education. Making up that 23 percent gap isn’t about redistributing income from men to women. It’s about making sure that everyone is more financially secure.

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Blog del Narco: La Voz Contestant Kidnapped in Veracruz

Blog del Narco: La Voz Contestant Kidnapped in Veracruz

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Gibran David Martiz Diaz, who participated in a program on Televisa called La Voz de Mexico, was kidnapped along with his friend Sergio Luis Martínez Hernández, confirmed a spokesman for the Ministry of Public Security (SSP) Veracruz.

The official said that the group of men in a polarized dark car kidnapped the singer on Railroad Avenue Interoceánico on Tuesday January 7.

The Police rushed to the scene where young people were taken from after receiving an emergency call but could not find any clues in the case.
Many of the victim’s friends and family have taken to social media to get the word out and hope for any clues.

“We support the authorities responsible for security in Veracruz. They have worked very hard since these two were kidnapped but we are very worried about their safety. ” Reads one of messages that have been broadcast on networks.

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Brazil’s Prison Crisis Not Only Affecting Poorer Regions

Brazil’s Prison Crisis Not Only Affecting Poorer Regions

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The crisis affecting prisons, although particularly bad in the impoverished state of Maranhão, is also being felt - and has led to a large number of deaths - in the richer areas of Brazil, including the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul, O Globo newspaper said Wednesday.

The daily published a judicial report concerning 23 inmate deaths in the Presidio Central in Porto Alegre, the capital of Rio Grande do Sul, since January 2010.

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Bolivian Radio Broadcasts Multipart Series on Life of Evo Morales

Bolivian Radio Broadcasts Multipart Series on Life of Evo Morales

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A 40-part serial recounting the life of Bolivian President Evo Morales began airing this week in the indigenous Aymara language.

Putting the project together took 18 months, series creator Emiliana Rojas told Efe.

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Renowned Argentine Poet Juan Gelman Dies, Age 83

Renowned Argentine Poet Juan Gelman Dies, Age 83

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Renowned Argentine poet Juan Gelman died at his residence in Mexico City, people close to the family told Efe. He was 83.

“He died peacefully in his home, surrounded by his family ... of an illness called myelodysplastic syndrome,” said a relative who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Gelman passed away shortly before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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Pemex to Construct Country’s First Solidifying Sulfur Plant

Pemex to Construct Country’s First Solidifying Sulfur Plant

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Mexican state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos has announced plans to build the country’s first solidifying sulfur plant, a project estimated to cost more than 500 million pesos (some $38 million).

The plant will be located in the Gulf coast port of Coatzacoalcos and have an annual processing capacity of 360,000 tons, Pemex CEO Emilio Lozoya said Tuesday.

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ThursdayJanuary 16, 2014