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MondayMarch 24, 2014

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Archaeologist Discover Sarcophagus of Ancient Pharoh in Egypt

Czech experts have discovered the sarcophagus and mummy of an important priest of the Fifth Dynasty of the pharaohs (2,500-2,350 B.C.) southwest of Cairo, the Egyptian minister of state for antiquities, Mohamed Ibrahim, said Monday.

The minister said in a communique that the remains of the religious figure, identified as Nefer, was found during excavations of his tomb in the Abu Sir area.

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Spaniards Pay their Last Respects to Former Prime Minister Adolfo Suarez

Thousands of Spaniards on Monday came to Parliament to pay tribute, express their gratitude and say their last goodbyes to the country’s first prime minister under democracy, Adolfo Suarez, who died over the weekend at age 81.

Citizens waited patiently and solemnly in a line some two kilometers (1.25 miles) long for their turn to enter the legislature, where Suarez’s body is lying in state.

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Michoacan Mayor Killed Outside His Home

Michoacan Mayor Killed Outside His Home

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The mayor of the southwestern Mexican town of Tanhuato was killed Saturday morning outside his home, Michoacan state government officials told Efe.

Gustavo Garibay, a member of the conservative opposition National Action Party, or PAN, was gunned down while trying to climb into an armored SUV after leaving his house, they added, citing neighbors as saying the attackers fled in a white vehicle.

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Spain to Invest $15 Billion in Colombian Road Work Projects

Sacyr expects to invest around $1.5 billion in road projects in Colombia, the CEO of the Spanish construction company, Manuel Manrique, said at the end of a visit to the South American country.

Sacyr views Colombia as a country that offers opportunities and is a “key to its international growth process,” Manrique said in a statement.

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Blog del Narco: New Most Wanted Drug Cartel Leaders Family Lives Quietly in Mountains

Blog del Narco: New Most Wanted Drug Cartel Leaders Family Lives Quietly in Mountains

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Nestled in the mountains, Arteaga is large town covering nearly 6% of the statewide of ​​Michoacán, with nearly 6 percent statewide. But a place according to some of its inhabitants that is demonized by the violence that comes with being a cartels leaders hometown. Many though are not in agreement.

It became famous for being the place where La Tuta, leader was born, grew up, studied and attended classes before becoming leader of La Familia Michoacana and after that the Knights Templar.

After the fall of Nazario Moreno, La Tuta is the most wanted man by the Army, Navy and Federal Police. Practically every day there are police operations to find the whereabouts of the cartel leader in Arteaga, adjacent to Lazaro Cardenas and Tumbiscatío, which are also hubs of the group .

The Regional Center of Education in Arteaga (CREN) Education, founded in 1997, was the leaders school between 1981 and 1985.


La Tutas two children also attend the school. One of them, according to director Rafael Guerrero, studying the third year. Another daughter, Sayonara, graduated long ago.

“That young man moves normally. Sayonara is finished and gone, but the boy is still here in third year. We do not get into their private lives. “

In this mountainous area people do not know of shootings, kidnappings or confrontations. Instead, some residents have received help from La Tuta.

“We are not aware directly but we know what we hear and yes he has given support to some people here,” he says.
“In Artega we live peacefully. The teachers are not worried about violence and everyone lives together nicely.”
Read more in Spanish at Blog del narco

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Blog del Narco: New Most Wanted Drug Cartel Leaders Family Lives Quietly in Mountains

Blog del Narco: New Most Wanted Drug Cartel Leaders Family Lives Quietly in Mountains

Photo: Knights Templar Leader La Tuta

Click Here to Enlarge Photo

Nestled in the mountains, Arteaga is large town covering nearly 6% of the statewide of ​​Michoacán, with nearly 6 percent statewide. But a place according to some of its inhabitants that is demonized by the violence that comes with being a cartels leaders hometown. Many though are not in agreement.

It became famous for being the place where La Tuta, leader was born, grew up, studied and attended classes before becoming leader of La Familia Michoacana and after that the Knights Templar.

After the fall of Nazario Moreno, La Tuta is the most wanted man by the Army, Navy and Federal Police. Practically every day there are police operations to find the whereabouts of the cartel leader in Arteaga, adjacent to Lazaro Cardenas and Tumbiscatío, which are also hubs of the group .

The Regional Center of Education in Arteaga (CREN) Education, founded in 1997, was the leaders school between 1981 and 1985.


La Tutas two children also attend the school. One of them, according to director Rafael Guerrero, studying the third year. Another daughter, Sayonara, graduated long ago.

“That young man moves normally. Sayonara is finished and gone, but the boy is still here in third year. We do not get into their private lives. “

In this mountainous area people do not know of shootings, kidnappings or confrontations. Instead, some residents have received help from La Tuta.

“We are not aware directly but we know what we hear and yes he has given support to some people here,” he says.
“In Artega we live peacefully. The teachers are not worried about violence and everyone lives together nicely.”
Read more in Spanish at Blog del narco

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Rick Scott’s Top Latino Fundraiser Leaves Campaign After Campaign Made Racist Jokes

Rick Scott’s Top Latino Fundraiser Leaves Campaign After Campaign Made Racist Jokes

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On late Thursday, billionaire Mike Fernandez abruptly resigned his post as the finance co-chair of Governor Rick Scott’s (R-FL) reelection campaign. The prominent Cuban-American health care mogul’s departure has fueled rumors of racism among Scott’s campaign staff.

Tensions between Scott’s campaign staff and Fernandez had been building for weeks. And the last straw, according to people within the campaign who spoke with the Miami Herald this weekend, was an incident in which several of Scott’s campaign staffers allegedly began joking around in a cartoonish, over-the-top Mexican accent while on the way to a Mexican restaurant.

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Oil Depot Fire Under Control in Argentina

Firefighters brought the blaze that caused an explosion that injured 17 people at an oil depot in the western Argentine province of Mendoza under control on Sunday, state-controlled oil company YPF said in a statement.

The storage tank at the Cerro Divisadero complex exploded on Saturday.

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Jesus Zambrano to Continue as Chair of Mexico’s PRD Political Party

Jesus Zambrano will serve another term as chairman of Mexico’s leftist Party of the Democratic Revolution, or PRD, party officials said.

The PRD’s National Council also decided to retain Alejandro Sanchez as secretary-general.

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MondayMarch 24, 2014