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ThursdayMarch 13, 2014

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Brazil’s Ex-President Urges Nicolas Maduro to Consider Talks with Opposition

Brazil’s Ex-President Urges Nicolas Maduro to Consider Talks with Opposition

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro made public a letter sent to him by former Brazilian head of state Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in which he emphasizes the need for dialogue “with all democrats” at a time when the Andean country is facing a wave of protests.

In the missive, which was sent on March 5, the one-year anniversary of the death of Maduro predecessor Hugo Chavez, Lula recalls that he was always united with the late president in “the battles for a fairer and more sovereign Latin America.”

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Brazilian President Says Investors Are More Confident

Brazilian President Says Investors Are More Confident

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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said during a ceremony Wednesday in which private companies signed contracts to manage two major federal highways that the South American giant was inspiring confidence among private-sector investors.

“Brazil has the great challenge of improving its infrastructure” and has the cooperation of the private sector in that pursuit, said Rousseff, who presided over the ceremony at the Planalto presidential palace.

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Ambulance Explodes in Colombia Killing 6

Ambulance Explodes in Colombia Killing 6

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At least six people died Wednesday aboard an air ambulance that exploded for as yet undetermined reasons when it was about to land at the Villavicencio airport in the central Colombian province of Meta.

According to the director of Civil Aviation in Meta, Cesar Robayo, the aircraft had taken off from Bogota and was heading for Araracuara, a small jungle enclave between the southern provinces of Caqueta and Amazonas.

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Spain to Lower Fees in Hopes of Attracting Major Cruise Lines

Spain to Lower Fees in Hopes of Attracting Major Cruise Lines

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Spain is looking to attract the world’s largest cruise lines by offering lower fees for arriving ships and passengers and making investments to link ports to the country’s major cities.

In an interview with Efe, the president of Puertos del Estado, the agency that coordinates Spain’s port authorities, summarized the strategy that the Iberian nation mapped out this week at Cruise Shipping Miami, the industry’s most important gathering.

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The Burrito Box Dispenses Mexican Food 24/7, Continues to Expand

The Burrito Box Dispenses Mexican Food 24/7, Continues to Expand

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The Burrito Box, a new machine featuring cutting-edge technology, is dishing out hot burritos to hungry consumers at any time of day all 365 days of the year.

“The Burrito Box is the food dispenser of the future,” Denis Koci, co-founder of Burrito Box creator The Box Brands, told Efe.

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Blog del Narco: Drug Cartel Kidnap and Murders Woman Family Member of Rival

Blog del Narco: Drug Cartel Kidnap and Murders Woman Family Member of Rival

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The body of a kidnapped woman was found mutilated in Nuevo Leon Zuazua yesterday.

The deceased, according to reports, had been kidnapped by a rival drug cartel that demanded ransom money from the family to buy her freedom.

A police source said, however, that after the kidnapping offenders killed the victim because they learned she was related to another drug cartel fighting in the same area. Authorities detained eight men who have confessed to the kidnapping and murder of the woman.

After the capture of the criminals, the ministerial agents located the remains of the victim in three plastic bags in Zuazua.
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New Robert Rodriguez TV Series Debuts on El Rey Network

New Robert Rodriguez TV Series Debuts on El Rey Network

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Director Robert Rodriguez’s “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series,” a television adaptation of his popular 1996 film that starred George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino, debuted on his El Rey Network.

The series, the first original content produced for the network, is about two crazy bank-robbing brothers who are on the run after a heist that left several people dead.

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Spain Honors International Journalists in Madrid

Spain Honors International Journalists in Madrid

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Spanish journalist Jose Maria Irujo was named Wednesday as the winner of the 2014 King of Spain International Journalism Prize in the Press category for his story in Madrid daily El Pais on a 1980 murder by right-wing extremists.

News professionals from Argentina, Brazil, the United States and Nicaragua were also recognized in the 31st edition of the prestigious awards.

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International Tourists Spent $1.44 Billion in January

Mexico earned $1.44 billion from international tourism in January, up 17.4 percent from the same month in 2013, when the figure came in at $1.22 billion, the Tourism Secretariat said.

Tourists staying more than 24 hours in the country spent an average of $542 in January, a figure that was up 3.1 percent from the $525 spent in January 2013, the secretariat said in a statement, citing Bank of Mexico data.

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ThursdayMarch 13, 2014