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ThursdayMarch 6, 2014

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Mexico City’s Metropolitan Cathedral Finishes Organ Restoration

Mexico City’s Metropolitan Cathedral Finishes Organ Restoration

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The seven-year project to restore the organs at Mexico City’s Metropolitan Cathedral has been completed, the National Culture and Arts Council, or Conaculta, said.

The Evangelio and Epistola organs will be able to produce “more than 400 vibrations per second,” Conaculta said in a statement.

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Latin American Leaders Pay Tribute to Hugo Chavez

Latin American Leaders Pay Tribute to Hugo Chavez

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday presided at a tribute to his late predecessor, Hugo Chavez, on the first anniversary of his death, an event attended by Cuba’s Raul Castro, Bolivian leader Evo Morales and Suriname head of state Desi Bouterse.

“Today, March 5, one year since our chief flew to his eternal life, in the first place I want ... to greet the brothers of the world, brothers and sisters who are here,” said Maduro, hailing the presence of his counterparts as well as that of Argentine Vice President Amado Boudou Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño.

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Students Say Hispanics Have Future in STEM Careers

Students Say Hispanics Have Future in STEM Careers

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Minerva Muñoz and Maria Medina Alva are studying engineering at prestigious Cal Poly Pomona in suburban Los Angeles thanks to a scholarship program that seeks to increase the number of women, especially Latinas, in the profession.

“You don’t think about the effort it costs to get here, but about the great benefits that can be achieved once you’ve reached the goal,” Muñoz, who was born in Los Angeles to Mexican parents and who will graduate in June with a degree in industrial engineering, told Efe on Wednesday.

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Business as Usual for Americans, Russians on ISS

Business as Usual for Americans, Russians on ISS

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The three Russian cosmonauts, two American astronauts and one Japanese astronaut aboard the International Space Station, or ISS, are doing their jobs while traveling around the Earth at 27,000 kph (16,777 mph) in spite of the tensions between Washington and Moscow over Ukraine.

The ISS’s Expedition 38 is under the command of Russia’s Oleg Kotov, with Russians Mikhail Tyurin and Sergei Ryazanskiy; Americans Rick Mastracchio and Michael Hopkins; and Japan’s Koichi Wakata rounding out the crew.

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Mexican Zoo Welcomes First Baby Hippo in 16 Years

Mexican Zoo Welcomes First Baby Hippo in 16 Years

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The Chapultepec Zoo is celebrating the first birth of a hippopotamus in 16 years and the public can help select a name for the animal, Mexico City’s government said.

The parents and the baby hippo are living in the zoo’s pastures, the Mexican capital’s government said.

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Atletico Madrid Coach Suspended 3 Games

Atletico Madrid Coach Suspended 3 Games

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Atletico Madrid assistant coach German “Mono” Burgos has been suspended for three games for confronting a referee during the Spanish-league club’s match last weekend against crosstown rival Real Madrid.

The Competition Committee of the Royal Spanish Soccer Federation, or RFEF, sanctioned Burgos for protesting the referee’s decision by shouting and raising his arms “conspicuously and repeatedly.”

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TV Cameraman Covering Carnival Shot 4 Times in Brazil

A TV cameraman was hospitalized in serious condition after being shot several times while he was covering a Carnival procession in the northeastern Brazilian city of Pedreiras, Bandeirantes television said Wednesday.

Hilton Costa Brito, 36, was at a parade when a man got out of a nearby car and opened fire at him, according to Bandeirantes, which is affiliated with TV Atenas, for which the cameraman works as a freelancer.

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ThursdayMarch 6, 2014