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TuesdayMarch 18, 2014

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REPORT:  Henrique Capriles Was Not Involved in Inciting Riots

Two-time presidential candidate Henrique Capriles was not part of the political violence “coordinated” by two other leaders of the Venezuelan opposition, Interior Minister Miguel Rodriguez said Tuesday.

Citing an unnamed informant, the minister told state television that Capriles rejected the plans hatched by Leopoldo Lopez and lawmaker Maria Corina Machado.

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Cuba and European Union Set to Expand Relations and Sign Cooperation Agreement

Authorities of the European Union and Cuba are actively working to start official negotiations on a political dialogue and cooperation agreement, EU sources said Tuesday.

“Both parties are proposing dates, not as a question of tactics but simply of scheduling,” one source said about the timing of the formal startup of talks.

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Colombian FARC Guerillas Kill 2 Police Officers

The director of the Colombian Police confirmed Tuesday the murders of two officers in the southwestern part of the country and attributed the deed to leftist FARC guerrillas.

After Maj. German Mendez Pabon and Pvt. Edilmer Muñoz Ortiz were reported missing last weekend authorities launched a search that ended Tuesday morning with the discovery of the two bodies in Tumaco, a municipality in Nariño province, Gen. Rodolfo Palomino told a press conference.

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Left-Leaning Candidate Salvador Sanchez Ceren Confirmed President of El Salvador

El Salvador’s TSE electoral tribunal officially proclaimed the candidate of the ruling leftist FMLN as the winner of the March 9 presidential runoff.

“Based on the results obtained, Mr. Salvador Sanchez Ceren and Mr. Oscar Samuel Ortiz Ascencio are declared president-elect and vice president-elect of the Republic,” TSE chair Eugenio Chicas said in a message transmitted live on all radio and television stations.

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How The Obama Administration Can Reduce Deportations

How The Obama Administration Can Reduce Deportations

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On Thursday evening, President Barack Obama (D) told three top members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus that he would ask the Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to review options to achieve a “more humane” deportation policy.
After the President met with House Democrats Reps. Xaxier Becerra (CA), Luis Gutierrez (IL), and Ruben Hinojosa (TX), the White House released a statement that read in part, “The president emphasized his deep concern about the pain too many families feel from the separation that comes from our broken immigration system.”

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Visa Forging Ring Uncovered in Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic’s DNI investigative agency on Monday reported it had busted a ring accused of falsifying the signature of Foreign Minister Carlos Morales Troncoso to produce forged visas.

The ring was using an NGO as a front organization and allegedly was headed by Reynaldo Sanchez Hernandez, the DNI director, Maj. Gen. Maximo William Muñoz Delgado, said in a statement.

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Blog del Narco:  Knights Templar Narco Arrested for Killing Minors for their Vital Organs

Police in western Mexico arrested a nephew of drug kingpin Enrique Plancarte Solis in connection with several murders, Michoacan state authorities said Monday.

Manuel Plancarte Gaspar, 34, was detained in possession of a stolen vehicle, the state public safety department said on Twitter.

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Cast and Crew of “The 33” Say Good-Bye to Chile

The cast and crew of “The 33,” a film about the dramatic 2010 rescue of 33 men from a mine in northern Chile, said goodbye to the Andean nation as the phase of postproduction in Canada begins.

“It’s been a great experience and we think we have a great film,” producer Edward McGurn said in a statement to the press.

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TuesdayMarch 18, 2014