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WednesdayMarch 12, 2014

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Puerto Rico Reports Second Triple Homicide of 2014

Puerto Rico Reports Second Triple Homicide of 2014

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Three people were murdered in the east-central city of Caguas, the second triple slaying of the year, Puerto Rican police said on Tuesday.

Two of the victims died on the scene in the Cañabon “barrio,” or neighborhood, in Caguas and the third died at the HIMA Hospital after being shot on Monday night.

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Venezuelan Government Arrests Security Forces for Violence Against Protesters

Venezuelan Government Arrests Security Forces for Violence Against Protesters

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Authorities are holding 14 members of the security forces on charges of violating human rights amid weeks of anti-government protests blamed for more than a score of deaths, the Venezuelan Attorney General’s Office said Tuesday.

The group includes six officials from the Sebin intelligence agency, four officers of the PNB national police force, three municipal policemen and an army sergeant, the AG’s office said in a statement.

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Virgin Galactic Denies Investing in Puerto Rican Launch Site

Virgin Galactic Denies Investing in Puerto Rican Launch Site

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Virgin Galactic says it has made no investment in a former U.S. Navy base in eastern Puerto Rico, denying a press account that it was planning to build a spaceport on the island.

“FYI: There is no truth to reports about us buying land or renting hangars in Puerto Rico (though we’re sure it’s lovely there),” Virgin Galactic said on its official Twitter account.

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Mexican Bank Warns Customers of Risks of Virtual Currencies

The public should be aware of the risks inherent in using virtual currencies, like bitcoin or litecoin, as substitutes for conventional payment methods, the Bank of Mexico said.

Virtual currencies do not have “a relevant penetration” rate in the domestic market, but the public should be aware that these digital currencies “are not legal tender because the Bank of Mexico does not issue them or back them,” the central bank said in a statement.

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Investment Group to Inject $200 Million into Puerto Rican Resort

Investment Group to Inject $200 Million into Puerto Rican Resort

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The Encanto Group, a Puerto Rican company funded by U.S. investors, said it acquired the Punta Candelero Beach Resort Hotel and the Palmas del Mar marina in Humacao, a city on Puerto Rico’s east coast, and planned to invest $200 million to renovate the properties.

The deal, whose cost was not revealed, includes the Solarea Beach Resort, the Yacht Club Marina and 9.7 hectares (24 acres) of oceanfront land.

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Spain Commemorates 10th Anniversary of Terror Attack in Madrid

Spain Commemorates 10th Anniversary of Terror Attack in Madrid

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Spain on Tuesday marked the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that killed 191 people and wounded more than 1,500 others in Madrid.

King Juan Carlos, Queen Sofia, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and other officials attended a memorial service at the Almudena Cathedral for the victims of the commuter-train bombings.

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Bishops Gather on Behalf of 6000 Migrants Who Have Died in US Desert

Bishops Gather on Behalf of 6000 Migrants Who Have Died in US Desert

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The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Migration, joined by bishops on the border, will travel to Nogales, Arizona, March 30-April 1 to tour the U.S.-Mexico border and celebrate Mass on behalf of the close to 6,000 migrants who have died in the U.S. desert since 1998.

The trip follows the example of Pope Francis at Lampedusa.  Border bishops will join to celebrate Mass in remembrance of the dead, with a call for Immigration reform that is needed to end suffering, and to redeem the nation.

The purpose of the trip is to highlight the human suffering caused by a broken immigration system, an aspect of the national immigration debate which is often ignored.

“What we fail to remember in this debate is the human aspect of immigration ¬– that immigration is primarily about human beings, not economic or social issues,” said Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, auxiliary bishop of Seattle and chairman of the USCCB Committee on Migration. “Those who have died – and those deported each day – have the same value and innate God-given dignity as all persons, yet we ignore their suffering and their deaths.”

The trip follows the example of Pope Francis, who, in his first trip outside of Rome, traveled to the Italian island of Lampedusa to remember African migrants who died attempting to reach Europe. During that trip, Pope Francis spoke about the “globalization of indifference” toward migrants and decried the “throwaway culture” that disposes of human beings in the pursuit of wealth.

“The U.S.-Mexico border is our Lampedusa,” Bishop Elizondo said. “Migrants in this hemisphere try to reach it, but often die in the attempt.”

Bishop Elizondo continued: “We exhibit our own indifference when we minimize or ignore this suffering and death, as if these people are not worth our attention. It degrades us as a nation.”

The bishops on the USCCB Committee on Migration will be joined by Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston, and several border bishops. Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tucson, Arizona, will host the delegation.

“Hopefully by highlighting the harsh impact the system has on our fellow human beings, our elected officials will be moved to reform it,” Bishop Elizondo said.

The Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. followed by a press conference at 10:30 a.m., April 1.


                                        LOCATION:
                                        Border Wall
                                    International Street
                                    Nogales, AZ 85621

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New Smartphone App Dubs Hollywood Films in Spanish in Real Time

A new smartphone application called myLINGO provides a simultaneous dubbing service for Spanish-speaking people so they can hear in Spanish the soundtracks of films screened in English at movie theaters.

The service, winner of the 2013 Harvard College Innovation Challenge, will debut on March 28 with the premiere of the film “Cesar Chavez,” even as its creators are in contact with leading Hollywood studios to expand their catalogue of dubbed feature films, myLINGO said in a statement.

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Blog del Narco: Michoacan Locals Say Knights Templar Cartel Weakened by 75%

Blog del Narco: Michoacan Locals Say Knights Templar Cartel Weakened by 75%

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The death of Nazario Moreno, “El Chayo” represents a large breakthrough for the safety of the community because he was “the main enemy” of Michoacán, said a spokesman of armed civilian group.

El Chayo was the main leader and was the one who gave the orders to execute those who got in his way,” said Estanislao Beltran, a spokesman of the AUC of Michoacán. The armed civilian group emerged last year to face the “Templars”, whom they accuse for extortion and murder. “They are weak ... The Knights Templar Cartel is weakened by 70 or 80%. We have to end this, “said Beltran.

The government of President Enrique Peña Nieto confirmed that “El Chayo” whom the previous federal administration had declared dead in 2010, actually died Sunday in a shootout with federal forces a few kilometers from the county seat.  Oliva said that the death of “El Chayo” is one of the strongest blows to the “Templars”, and now the main leaders of this organization shall be “obviously,” Servando Gómez, “The Tuta “and” Kike “Plancarte. The analyst added that the sheer number of federal agents operating in Michoacán makes it unlikely a violent response from the “Templars” will follow after the death of one of its leaders, but also said achieving peace in the Michoacán area will need to be nourished by the arrests of the new Cartel leaders. Among other things, he said, will be necessary to work in social reconstruction, and the strengthening of Michoacán institutions. “First mission should be to undermine the social base, especially with the young people, from 15 and 25, who have been recruited by the Cartels and have really no alternative, in terms of Education.  “Said Dr. Eduardo Guerrero, a specialist in security issues.  Agreements, as governor, aim “to achieve progressively the demobilization.

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Ricky Martin, JLo, Wisin Bring Sensuality to “Adrenalina”

Ricky Martin, JLo, Wisin Bring Sensuality to “Adrenalina”

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The energy and sensuality that Ricky Martin and Jennifer Lopez radiate in their first video with Wisin won “Adrenalina” more than 10 million viewers in the first week of its debut.

The music video was filmed several weeks ago in Miami under the direction of Jessy Terrero to accompany a number that is planned to be included in Wisin’s new disc, “El Regreso del Sobreviviente,” which goes on sale March 18.

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WednesdayMarch 12, 2014