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TuesdayMarch 4, 2014

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Republicans Launch “Minority Councils” to Strengthen Ties to Minority Communities

The Republican National Committee announced the launching of three councils for minorities “to strengthen ties with minority communities and expand engagement efforts across the country.”

The RNC has created for that purpose the African American Advisory Council, the Asian Pacific American Advisory Council and the Hispanic Advisory Council.

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Gang Violence in El Salvador on Rise, In Spite of Two-Year-Old Truce

Revenge among street gangs, despite a truce signed nearly two years ago, has increased violence in El Salvador over the past few weeks, the country’s justice minister acknowledged Tuesday.

Ricardo Perdomo also said, however, that “many” recent murders have been the work of other criminal elements.

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Blog del Narco: El Chapo Spent time in Argentina

Blog del Narco: El Chapo Spent time in Argentina

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The independent news agency Noticias Argentinas released a statement in which they claim that based on DEA sources, that “El Chapo” came to the country of Argentina in August 2010 with his wife “and a stepdaughter” and remained about seven months using a false identity.

They report that the most wanted drug lord in Latin America escaped from Argentina on March 11, 2011, two days before the DEA arrived in Argentina. The reports are that the leader of the Cartel put together a network trafficking in ephedrine during their stay in the country. The Mexican Jesus Martinez Espinosa, was arrested a few months later and identified as a cell of “El Chapoā€¯.

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ACLU Alleges North Carolina Sheriff’s Office Discriminating Against Latinos

The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina announced Tuesday that the Department of Justice asked a federal court to rule as soon as possible with an eye toward halting discrimination against Latinos by the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Terry Johnson fosters an anti-immigrant culture, the ACLU said, citing the contents of a motion from federal prosecutors asking for summary judgment in their lawsuit against the law enforcement agency.

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Tennessee Considers Offering In-State Tuition Rates for Undocumented Students

Dozens of students, allies and members of the immigrant community in Tennessee on Tuesday asked state lawmakers to support a pair of bills that would allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at public universities.

The bills, SB1951 and HB1992, are being discussed in the education committees of the Senate and lower house of the Republican-controlled General Assembly.

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Unrest in Venezuela Continues, Death Toll Stands at 19

Venezuela experienced on Tuesday another day of protests against President Nicolas Maduro and registered another protest-linked fatality on the eve of the first anniversary of the death of former leader Hugo Chavez.

“One year from the departure of the Eternal Commander, I invite the entire people to pay him tribute in Peace and with Love” with a “civil military” parade, said Maduro on Twitter, where he covered his predecessor, who died last year of cancer after 14 years in power, with praise.

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Supreme Court Will Not Hear Anti-Immigrant Cases, Lower Court Rulings Stand

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday decided not to hear cases presented by two municipalities with an eye toward reactivating anti-immigrant ordinances that had been annulled by federal courts.

The high court rejected the appeals presented by Farmers Branch, Texas, and Hazleton, Pennsylvania, which means the lower court rulings will stand.

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Mexico Urged to Aggressively Prosecute Crimes Against Women

The international community must bring pressure to bear on Mexico’s government to prosecute crimes against women as such cases increase, Mexican attorney Karla Michel Salas, who handles cases involving crimes against women, said Monday.

“No public servant has been punished criminally” in Mexico despite accusations of “systematic negligence” in the investigation of these crimes and the alleged links of public officials to crimes committed against women, Salas said in an interview with Efe.

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Human Smugglers Dump Somali Migrants in Chiapas Mexico

Police found six Somali migrants who were abandoned in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas by the people traffickers they hired to smuggle them into the United States, officials said.

The men had been lost for eight days, the Chiapas Attorney General’s Office said in a statement.

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TuesdayMarch 4, 2014