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MondayMarch 3, 2014

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Nogales Arizona: Narco-Tunnel Capital of the World

The Border Patrol keeps watch on this Arizona town with cameras, patrol cars and agents on foot in order to prevent the illegal entry of undocumented immigrants and drugs, so that traffickers have switched to sending their goods underground. Their 100 underground crossings make Nogales the narco-tunnel capital of the world.

In a town of almost 21,000 inhabitants, there are abandoned stores and houses very close to the border wall, which facilitates illegal excavations to bring drugs from the neighboring town of Nogales, Mexico.

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REPORT:  Over 1,000 Political Arrests in Cuba in One Month

The opposition Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation said Monday that in February there were at least 1,051 political arrests in Cuba.

In its monthly report on political repression, the commission also registered 137 “acts of repudiation” involving insults and taunts, 221 physical attacks, 57 cases of harassment and 14 acts of vandalism, which, it said, are “attributable in every case to the political secret police and to parapolice elements.”

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Guatemalan Supreme Court Justice Dies After Being Shot Twice in Head

Guatemalan Supreme Court Justice Cesar Barrientos Pellecer died Sunday in a hospital after being shot twice in the head, police said.

Although a member of the National Civil Police, or PNC, told Efe that the magistrate committed suicide, Interior Minister Mauricio Lopez Bonilla said later that there is still no conclusive information regarding how his death came about.

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Over 1,300 Central American Immigrants Detained in Mexico enroute to U.S.

Military personnel and National Migration Institute, or INM, agents detained 1,438 undocumented foreigners, the majority of them Guatemalans, during an operation in southern Mexico, officials said Sunday.

“Operation Soconusco II,” which took place from Jan. 17 to Feb. 14 in Chiapas state, also led to the arrests of 74 other people, of whom 70 are Mexicans, on drug, people trafficking and other charges, the Defense Secretariat, the Navy Secretariat and the INM said in a joint statement.

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MondayMarch 3, 2014