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FridayFebruary 21, 2014

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Spain’s First Cat Cafe Celebrates International Cat Day

Spain’s First Cat Cafe Celebrates International Cat Day

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The Gatoteca, Spain’s first cat cafe, has organized the FESTIMIAU! festival to celebrate International Cat Day.

The festival, which runs until Sunday, offers a series of educational, informative and fun activities for cat lovers of all stripes.

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Indigenous Leader Convicted on Starting Fire, Killing Elderly Couple

Indigenous Leader Convicted on Starting Fire, Killing Elderly Couple

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A leader of Chile’s indigenous Mapuche people was convicted Thursday in the January 2013 deaths of an elderly couple whose rural home was set on fire.

But the court in the southern city of Temuco rejected a request from the Interior Ministry to classify the arson attack as terrorism.

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Suspects in Mexican Journalist’s Kidnapping-Murder to Face Trial

Suspects in Mexican Journalist’s Kidnapping-Murder to Face Trial

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A judge has ruled that the six suspects in the kidnapping and murder of newspaper reporter Gregorio Jimenez de la Cruz will face trial, Mexican prosecutors said.

The suspects will remain in prison until the trial because the serious nature of the charges against them means they cannot get bail, the Veracruz Attorney General’s Office said in a statement.

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Spanish Courts Investigating FC Barcelona, Neymar for Tax Fraud

Spanish Courts Investigating FC Barcelona, Neymar for Tax Fraud

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FC Barcelona will be investigated for tax fraud in connection with the deal that brought Brazilian striker Neymar to the club, Spanish National Court Judge Pablo Ruz said Thursday.

Ruz, already looking into allegations of misconduct by erstwhile club president Sandro Rosell in the Neymar transaction, named Barça as a defendant at the behest of prosecutors.

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Blog del Narco: Feds Raid Home of El Chapos Ex Wife and Come Up Empty

Blog del Narco: Feds Raid Home of El Chapos Ex Wife and Come Up Empty

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Military operations undertaken by federal forces against the main leader of the Sinaloa Cartel brought them to the house of Griselda Lopez Perez, former wife of Joaquin El Chapo Guzman.

Early Monday morning,  17 members of the Navy stormed El Chapos home located at 642 7th Street Drops, San Miguel Hills subdivision in Culiacan, Sinaloa. Apparently the Marines vandalized the property, so Lopez Perez filed a complaint with the National Commission for Human Rights (CNDH), reports the newspaper Rio Doce.

Heriberto Rangel Mendez attorney of El Chapo, came in with his representation to file a complaint with the National Commission for alleged abuses committed by military personnel. The complaint was lodged on Wednesday 19 at the headquarters of the commission; whose staff Officially Parts gave the file number 17763.

López Pérez stated in his complaint that the uniformed officials damaged some furniture, doors and appliances in the property where El Chapos ex-wife lives with her children.  “It’s a violation of the rule of law. They arrived at about four o’clock and damaged the furniture, knocked things over, fortunately the family was not there. And one wonders why the harassment, who did they think they would find?” Criticized the lawyer.

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REPORT: Colombia No Longer Considered “Emerging” Tech Nation

REPORT: Colombia No Longer Considered “Emerging” Tech Nation

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Colombia “has ceased to be an emerging country in technology,” MIT Technology Review in Spanish publisher Pedro Moneo said.

The South American country’s innovation and entrepreneurship environment is “developed and mature,” Moneo said.

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Spain’s Princess Cristina Denies Role in Managing Company with Husband

Spain’s Princess Cristina Denies Role in Managing Company with Husband

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The younger of Spanish King Juan Carlos’ two daughters told a judge she had no role in managing a jointly owned firm that her husband allegedly used to launder embezzled money, media outlets said Thursday, citing court transcripts.

“I trusted him, he suggested it to me and I accepted,” Princess Cristina said, explaining why she agreed to husband Iñaki Urdangarin’s proposal that they create the Aizoon company.

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Miami’s Calle Ocho Festival Names Daddy Yankee the King

Miami’s Calle Ocho Festival Names Daddy Yankee the King

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Puerto Rican reggaeton star Daddy Yankee will be one of the stars at Miami’s Calle Ocho, one of the largest Hispanic festivals in the United States.

“The most important artist of the urban Latino genre, Daddy Yankee, is the king of Calle Ocho this year,” Kiwanis Club of Little Havana president Tony Lorenzo said in a statement.

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Spanish Production Team in Hollywood Campaigning for Oscar

Spanish Production Team in Hollywood Campaigning for Oscar

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The team behind Spain’s “Aquel no era yo” (“That Wasn’t Me”) were at a reception on the roof of the Andaz West Hollywood Hotel as part of their campaign for the Oscar in the category of Best Short Film, Live Action.

Director Esteban Crespo, star Gustavo Salmeron and members of the crew screened the film for around 100 invited guests, including a substantial contingent from Southern California’s Spanish expat community.

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FridayFebruary 21, 2014