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MondayFebruary 10, 2014

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Sofia Vergara Teaming Up with Reese Witherspoon on Next Movie Project

Director Anne Fletcher is negotiating joining the MGM movie project “Don’t Mess With Texas,” an action comedy in which Colombian actress Sofia Vergara will play an escaping prisoner and star with Reese Witherspoon, Variety magazine reported on Monday.

Witherspoon will play a bounty hunter who helps the prisoner flee while both characters are being pursued by corrupt police.

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Venezuela Bars Remittances to Colombia - Trying to Stop Flight of Capital from Country

The Venezuelan government suspended for an indefinite period the sending of family remittances to people living in Colombia, according to a special edition of the Official Gazette on Monday.

The prohibition against sending money outside Venezuela to relatives in Colombia will remain in effect “until the mechanism and the new conditions applicable for that end are put in place,” reads the text of the announcement.

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Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Peru Sign Historic Trade Agreement

The presidents of the member nations of the Pacific Alliance on Monday here signed an Additional Protocol to liberalize the exchange of goods, services and investments within the bloc.

The agreement was signed by the presidents of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos; Chile, Sebastian Piñera; Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto; and Peru, Ollanta Humala at the closing ceremony of the 8th Pacific Alliance Summit.

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Narcos Massacre Family of 8, Including Two Children in Guatemala

Narcos Massacre Family of 8, Including Two Children in Guatemala

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The massacre of eight people, including two children, in a community in northern Guatemala was carried out by drug traffickers, officials said Sunday.

The initial investigation concluded that the deaths of six adults and two minors is linked to a “settling of (drug trafficking) scores,” Guatemala’s interior minister, Mauricio Lopez Bonilla, told reporters.

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New York Man Traveling by Motorcycle in Mexico Disappears

New York Man Traveling by Motorcycle in Mexico Disappears

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A French citizen who lives in the United States disappeared two weeks ago in Michoacan, a state in western Mexico that has been rocked by clashes between vigilantes and drug traffickers, media reports said Sunday.

Harry Devert disappeared while traveling from the United States to Brazil by motorcycle.

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4 Dead after Shooting in Cuernavaca, Mexico Bar

Four patrons between the ages of 19 and 29 were gunned down early Sunday at a bar in Cuernavaca, a city in the central Mexican state of Morelos, officials said.

The victims were three men, ages 29, 23 and 19, and a 19-year-old woman, the Morelos Attorney General’s Office said in a statement.

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Cuban Film Director Jose Massip Dies at 88

Cuban film director Jose Massip, the winner of the National Film Prize and founder of the island’s Cinematographic Art and Industry Institute, or ICAI, died in Havana, local media reported. He was 88.

Massip died on Saturday after a long illness, ICAI sources quoted by the state-run AIN news agency said.

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MondayFebruary 10, 2014