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SundayFebruary 2, 2014

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314 Flu Deaths Occurred in January, Says Mexican Government

A total of 314 people died from influenza between Jan. 1 and Feb. 1 in Mexico, the Health Secretariat said.

Of the total deaths registered during the period, 290 were from the AH1N1 strain, one from the AH3N2 virus, one from type B influenza and the remaining 22 deaths from other strains of the virus.

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Botran Rum Names Emilio Estefan As New Face of Brand

Botran Rum Names Emilio Estefan As New Face of Brand

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Music producer Emilio Estefan told Efe that he agreed to be the face of Botran rum in the United States because the deal will benefit the South Florida economy and send a message of unity in the Hispanic community.

The deal was attractive because Botran rum is produced by a Guatemalan “family that has tradition and has proven that it makes the best rums in the world,” the 60-year-old musician and businessman said.

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500 Dolphins Die Over Span of Few Weeks in Peru

500 Dolphins Die Over Span of Few Weeks in Peru

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At least 500 dolphins were found dead in the past few weeks on different beaches in northern Peru and the cause of death is still under investigation, media reports said.

The Peruvian Sea Institute, or Imarpe, sent a team of scientists to investigate why the dolphins beached themselves in the northern regions of Lambayeque and Piura, the El Comercio newspaper reported.

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Thousands of Protestors Take A Stand Against Abortion-Law Reform in Spain

Thousands of Protestors Take A Stand Against Abortion-Law Reform in Spain

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Thousands of people demonstrated Saturday in Madrid to demand a stop to abortion-law reform, which seeks to change the current length of pregnancy when abortion is legal and limit the procedure to cases of rape or when the mother’s health is in danger.

Those joining in this “Train to Freedom” demonstration also asked for the resignation of Justice Minister Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon, in an atmosphere of festive protest.

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Brazil Opens High School With Classes in Portuguese and Spanish

Brazil Opens High School With Classes in Portuguese and Spanish

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The first bilingual public school with classes in Spanish and Portuguese for students ages 15-17 was inaugurated in this metropolis, the result of an agreement between the southeastern Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro and the Spanish Embassy.

The Hispano-Brazilian institute has been christened the Joao Cabral de Melo Neto State School and is located in the middle-class Meier neighborhood.

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REPORT: The Demographics Of The Sunday Morning Political Talk Shows

REPORT: The Demographics Of The Sunday Morning Political Talk Shows

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Throughout 2013, Media Matters has analyzed guest appearances on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, CBS’ Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer, Fox Broadcasting Co.‘s Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, NBC’s Meet the Press with David Gregory, CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley, and MSNBC’s Up with Steve Kornacki and Melissa Harris-Perry, political talk shows that often set the media and political agenda.

Media Matters has previously released analyses of the first, second, and third quarters of the year.

On the four broadcast shows and CNN, white men represented a majority of all guests: 60 percent on This Week, 67 percent on Face the Nation, 67 percent on Fox News Sunday, 62 percent on Meet the Press, and 54 percent on State of the Union. On Up and Melissa Harris-Perry, white men represented a plurality of guests at 42 percent and 27 percent, respectively.

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Robbers Take $12,500 From Cathedral in Buenos Aires

Robbers Take $12,500 From Cathedral in Buenos Aires

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Thieves burst inside an office of the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral complex and made off with 100,000 pesos ($12,500), the Argentine press reported Saturday.

The incident occurred last Sunday, when three robbers waited until the end of afternoon Mass before making their way down a hall to the archbishop’s offices, Perfil newspaper reported.

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Mexican Documentarians Win Verdict in Civil Case

Mexican Documentarians Win Verdict in Civil Case

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Mexican lawyers-turned-filmmakers Layda Negrete and Roberto Hernandez, who showed in a documentary how an innocent man was convicted of homicide in the Mexican capital, have won a civil suit brought against them by relatives of the murder victim.

“We learned of the decision yesterday and we’re now studying it. It’s likely that ... the family and the witness will file an appeal,” the attorney for the producers, Javier Quijano, told MVS radio on Friday.

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Puerto Rico Opens First Center for Developing Generic Drugs

Puerto Rico Opens First Center for Developing Generic Drugs

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Puerto Rican Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla inaugurated the Center for the Development and Innovation of Pharmaceutical Products, or Cediprof, the first center for research, experimentation and development of generic pharmaceutical products on the Caribbean island.

The Neolpharma company, which established itself on the island last year, invested $12 million in the construction of the new R&D center.

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Brazil’s First Gay Kiss on Primetime Telenovela Proves Controversial

Brazil’s First Gay Kiss on Primetime Telenovela Proves Controversial

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The kiss on the mouth of two male characters, with which Brazil’s Globo network wrapped up the telenovela “Amor a Vida” (Trail of Lies), the first about a gay couple to air as a prime-time series in Brazil, attracted wide and unprecedented repercussions on social networks and in the press.

The onscreen kiss of “Felix” and “Niko,” the characters played by actors Meteus Solano and Thiago Fragoso in the telenovela with the biggest audience in recent months in Brazil, was one of the 10 subjects most tweeted about in the world on Twitter and made the front pages of all Brazilian morning papers.

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Spain’s Former National Team Coach Luis Aragones Dies, Age 75

Spain’s Former National Team Coach Luis Aragones Dies, Age 75

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Spanish former national soccer team coach Luis Aragones, who led his squad to victory at Euro 2008, died early Saturday in this capital, the Cemtro Clinic said. He was 75.

Traumatologist Pedro Guillen told Cadena Cope radio that Aragones died of leukemia, saying his condition had steadily worsened over the past few months.

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YPF Purchases Petrobras Stake in Argentine Oil Block

Argentine state-controlled oil company YPF said it acquired the stake it did not already own in a block in the country’s western region from Brazilian energy giant Petrobras.

After purchasing Petrobras’ 38.45 percent interest for $40.7 million, YPF said in a statement it now has a 100 percent stake in the Puesto Hernandez block, which straddles the provinces of Neuquen and Mendoza.

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Italy Takes 2-1 Lead Over Argentina in Davis Cup

Italy Takes 2-1 Lead Over Argentina in Davis Cup

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Italy snagged a 2-1 lead over Argentina in their first-round Davis Cup tie with a four-set victory in Saturday’s doubles.

The Italian duo of Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli lost the first set but rallied for a 6-7 (6-8), 7-6 (10-8), 7-6 (7-3), 6-4 victory over Eduardo Schwank and Horacio Zeballos in Mar del Plata to put the hosts on the brink of elimination.

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Justin Bieber Deals With More Issues in New York

Justin Bieber Deals With More Issues in New York

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Canadian pop idol Justin Bieber added to his legal troubles in Miami and Toronto with more of the same in New York, when he landed at an airport in a private plane that apparently smelled strongly of marijuana, the New York Post said.

The singer of “Baby,” who arrived Friday at New York state’s Teterboro airport planning to attend this weekend’s Super Bowl, was held for several hours and later freed when no remains of pot were found on the plane, which he had chartered to travel with 10 of his pals and his father Jeremy to Sunday’s big game.

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SundayFebruary 2, 2014