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FridayJanuary 17, 2014

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Costa Rica Sees Record 2.4 Million Tourists in 2013

Costa Rica Sees Record 2.4 Million Tourists in 2013

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Costa Rica in 2013 welcomed a record 2.42 million tourists, up 3.6 percent compared with 2012, the country’s tourism minister said.

Allan Flores told a press conference that tourism provided Costa Rica with $2.43 billion in revenues in 2013.

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Former Guerrilla Commander Murdered in Guatemala

Former Guerrilla Commander Murdered in Guatemala

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Juan de Leon Tuyuc Velasquez, a guerrilla commander during Guatemala’s 1960-1996 civil war, was killed Thursday in the western city of Solola, authorities said.

Tuyuc Velasquez was shot in the wee hours, according to police in Solola, 150 kilometers (90 miles) west of Guatemala City.

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Congress Approves Funds for Referendum on Puerto Rico’s Status

Congress Approves Funds for Referendum on Puerto Rico’s Status

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The U.S. House of Representatives’ approval of a budgetary line item to provide funding for a referendum supervised by Washington on Puerto Rico’s status is considered historic by pro-statehood parties here.

Puerto Rico’s representative in Washington and the head of the main opposition PNP, Pedro Pierluisi, told Efe on Thursday that this is “an unprecedented act.”

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Imprisoned Cuban Dissident Released on Parole

Imprisoned Cuban Dissident Released on Parole

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A Cuban dissident sentenced in 2012 to 30 months in prison for “pre-criminal social dangerousness” was released this week on parole, a leader of the Patriotic Union of Cuba opposition group said Thursday.

Rafael Matos Montes de Oca, from far-eastern Guantanamo province, was released Tuesday, Jose Daniel Ferrer told Efe by telephone.

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Mexican Ambassador Urges China to Invest in His Country

Mexican Ambassador Urges China to Invest in His Country

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Chinese investment in Mexico has risen in recent years but still falls well short of its true potential considering the bilateral trade volume, which amounted to $62 billion in 2012, Mexico’s ambassador to the Asian giant said.

Julian Ventura made his remarks at the inauguration of the Annual Meeting of Chinese and Foreign Investment Promotion Agencies.

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Pope Francis Shakes up Vatican Bank, sets Financial Cap for Sainthood

Pope Francis Shakes up Vatican Bank, sets Financial Cap for Sainthood

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Pope Francis on Wednesday (Jan. 15) took his biggest step yet at cleaning house at the scandal-ridden Vatican Bank, replacing most of the institution’s advisers with fresh faces.

Among the new appointees: Vatican Secretary of State and Cardinal-designate Pietro Parolin; Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn from Vienna; Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto; and veteran diplomat Cardinal Santos Abril y Castello, a close friend of the pontiff’s.

French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran is the lone cardinal adviser who was retained.

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Blog del Narco: US “Extremely Concerned About Michoacan & Ready to Intervene”

Blog del Narco: US “Extremely Concerned About Michoacan & Ready to Intervene”

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“What is happening is extremely worrysome, “said a senior official of the U.S. State Department to a small group of media, including DPA and Reuters. “We’re talking about communities that are already under pressure by drug cartels and now find themselves in the middle of a battle between those who claim that protect communities and those who use them in their own interest, “he said.

The official said the U.S. is “ready to provide assistance” if required by Mexico but pointed out that Washington does not usually act as on the front line, but their support is rather “institutional” and stressed particularly that by the time the Peña Nieto government has not requested any help. “Mexican government knows that we are always willing to provide assistance,” he said. “Mexico has demonstrated in other circumstances it is able to deal with these crises when they occur, but if you want technical help or have a conversation, certainly we would be happy to have that conversation.” “But so far we have had no requests and I do not think they would do so, “he added.

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Professional Soccer Player Gunned Down in Colombia

Professional Soccer Player Gunned Down in Colombia

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A player with the second division soccer team Union Magdalena was fatally shot by assailants traveling on a motorcycle, Colombian police said.

Ferley Reyes, 29, was shot while at a sidewalk hair salon in the Caribbean city of Santa Marta, the area police commander, Col. Juan Carlos Restrepo, told reporters.

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Mexican Authorities Arrest Suspect for Murder of Activist Javier Sicilia’s Son

Mexican Authorities Arrest Suspect for Murder of Activist Javier Sicilia’s Son

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A suspect in the 2011 murder of the son of poet and peace activist Javier Sicilia was arrested in northern Mexico, authorities in Chihuahua state said.

Angel Salvador Taboada Villanueva faces charges in the killing of Juan Francisco Sicilia and six other young men, the state police said in a statement.

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“American Hustle,” “Gravity” Receive 10 Oscar Nods Each

“American Hustle,” “Gravity” Receive 10 Oscar Nods Each

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The satire “American Hustle” and “Gravity,” a story about survival in outer space, grabbed the spotlight ahead of the 86th Academy Awards show, receiving 10 nominations each.

“American Hustle,” a comedy-drama about con-artists and FBI agents on a mission to take down the Mafia in 1970s New Jersey, is another critically acclaimed hit for director David O. Russell, whose “Silver Linings Playbook” received all the major Oscar nods a year ago.

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FridayJanuary 17, 2014