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TuesdayMarch 11, 2014

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Argentina Construction Union Dispute Turns Violent

One person was shot dead Tuesday and another four were wounded in a shootout between rival factions of Argentina’s UOCRA construction union, doctors said.

The clash took place at dawn by a construction site in Villa Fiorito, a town in the Buenos Aires metropolitan area, and began with an argument over the assignment of jobs, police said.

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STUDY:  Local Battery-Recycling Plant Polluting Latino Community in Los Angeles

Community leaders requested Tuesday the urgent closure of a battery-recycling plant in Vernon, California, after a report was published showing the existence of lead pollution in this mostly Latino neighborhood.

The state Department of Toxic Substances Control released Monday the results of a study showing a high level of lead pollution in the subsoil of 39 homes.

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Mexico City’s New Metra Line Found to Have Structural Defects

Officials in the Mexican capital on Tuesday announced the suspension of operations along a stretch of the metro’s new No. 12 line to allow for repairs of structural defects.

The decision to halt operations at midnight Wednesday on the elevated stretch of track from the Tlahuac station to Atlalilco is designed to guarantee the safety of riders, the director of the STC-Metro system, Joel Ortega, said.

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Brazilian Auto Production Rises

Brazilian vehicle production rose 16.9 percent last month compared to output in February 2013, according to figures released Tuesday by the auto industry trade group.

Brazilian auto plants turned out 281,452 units in February, up 18.7 percent over the previous month, the National Association of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, or Anfavea, said.

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Tensions Rise Amongst Vigilante Groups in Mexico

Hipolito Mora, a vigilante leader from the western Mexican state of Michoacan, told Efe he was flown to Mexico City on a government helicopter amid tensions between his group and a rival self-defense organization.

Mora is the leader of a vigilante group formed more than a year ago in the town of La Ruana to fight the Caballeros Templarios drug cartel, which has a strong presence in the state.

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Michelle Bachelet Sworn in as Chile’s New President

Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday was sworn in as Chile’s president for the second time at a ceremony held at the seat of Congress in this port city.

The 62-year-old former physician received the presidential sash from the hands of the new Senate leader, Isabel Allende, the daughter of late President Salvador Allende.

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More Than 100 Undocumented Immigrants Are Crossing U.S. Border To Highlight Impact Of Deportations

More Than 100 Undocumented Immigrants Are Crossing U.S. Border To Highlight Impact Of Deportations

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In an effort to renew focus on the Obama administration’s handling of deportations, between 150 and 200 immigrant activists are attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border this week. The group, consisting of both undocumented immigrants and U.S. citizens who had once lived in the United States, showed up at the Otay Port-of-Entry in San Diego, California to ask immigration authorities to allow them to stay in the country either through a humanitarian parole or an asylum petition.

“This will be the third time the #BringThemHome campaign has fought for immigrants who were deported or forced to leave their homes in the United States,” the immigration advocacy group National Immigration Youth Alliance said in a statement.

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Blog del Narco: “La Tuta” and “Kike” Assume Leadership of Knights Templar Cartel

Blog del Narco: “La Tuta” and “Kike” Assume Leadership of Knights Templar Cartel

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The Attorney General’s Office (PGR) and the Federal Safety Commission in Michoacán separately confirmed the death of the founder and indoctrination of the Knights Templar, Nazario Moreno, El Chayo.

The head of the PGR, Jesus Murillo Karam, removed any doubt say that the identity of the alleged criminal was confirmed thanks “to the prints (fingerprints) that we recorded.” Federal Commissioner Alfredo Castillo strengthened the government’s position by stressing that there is “no doubt” that the victim is the Templar leader, whom the government of Felipe Calderón was declared dead in December 2010.

Alfredo Castillo explained that El Chayo was indeed wounded in 2010 and that may have given rise to him being given up for dead, although at that time the authorities did not have “significant physical evidence.” It was noted that Expert Services confirmed that El Chayo had a plaque in his head from an injury that he may have suffered in December 2010, and evidence of his alleged death, he noted, could have been exploited by the boss as “alibi” to throw off the authorities.. La Tuta and El Kike were in reality on the second level of the organization, but it appeared that they were in first, because of the presumed death of founder, Nazario Moreno. ”  The federal government has given a ” great blow ” to the structure of the organization of the Knights Templar. ” Servando Gomez, alias La Tuta will remain as leader of the Templars and below would be Enrique Kike Plancarte or La Chiva Plancarte “.

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REPORT:  35 Percent of Puerto Rico’s Population Receives Food Stamps

Thirty-five percent of the population in Puerto Rico receives food stamps, an abnormally large proportion due in part to a 31 percent increase in the number of Puerto Ricans over 60 who qualify for benefits.

Seniors account for 264,000 of the 1.3 million people on the island receiving help under the Puerto Rican equivalent of the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

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Ricky Martin Arrives in Brazil to Film Promo for World Cup

Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin is here to film a promotional video for this year’s World Cup soccer tourney in Brazil and will remain in Rio de Janeiro for several days, Brazilian media said Monday.

The artist arrived Sunday afternoon at Rio de Janeiro’s international airport from Spain, and over the next few days will shoot scenes of the music video at tourist attractions around the city, such as the lookout point of the affluent Leblon neighborhood, and Maracana Stadium, where the final match of the soccer championship will be played.

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TuesdayMarch 11, 2014