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WednesdayMarch 26, 2014

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600 Exhibitors Partake in Chilean Air Show

600 Exhibitors Partake in Chilean Air Show

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The 2014 International Air and Space Show, or FIDAE, has opened in Santiago, Chile, where nearly 600 exhibitors from 43 countries are showing off the latest in aerospace and defense industry equipment.

The air show, which runs until Sunday, provides participants with a venue to do deals and the public with an opportunity to watch pilots perform acrobatic maneuvers and showcase aircraft.

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Argentine Government Reports 89 Died During Flooding of 2013

Argentine Government Reports 89 Died During Flooding of 2013

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The death toll almost a year ago in the Argentine city of La Plata has been raised to 89 from the 51 deaths initially reported, the Argentine Justice Ministry announced Tuesday.

Judge Luis Arias, who is in charge of the investigation of the fatalities during the tragic storm that hit Buenos Aires province, confirmed the higher death toll to local media.

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Brazilian Politician Who Offered Sterilizations in Exchange for Votes Surrenders

Brazilian Politician Who Offered Sterilizations in Exchange for Votes Surrenders

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A Brazilian congressman sentenced to three years in prison for electoral crimes that included offers of sterilizations for women in exchange for votes, gave himself up Tuesday to the judiciary to start doing his time behind bars, authorities said.

Police said that Asdrubal Bentes surrendered to authorities in Brasilia when the Supreme Federal Court ordered him arrested after denying all of his appeals.

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REPORT: Immigration Reform Would Reduce Deficit by $900 Billion

REPORT: Immigration Reform Would Reduce Deficit by $900 Billion

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The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office reported Tuesday that the immigration form plan presented by Democrats in the House of Representatives would reduce the U.S. budget deficit by $900 billion over the next 20 years.

The CBO estimates that approving the bill - virtually identical to the bipartisan measure passed by the Senate last June - would save the country about $200 billion in the first decade and some $700 billion in the second.

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Authorities Dismantle Cocaine Distribution Hub in Paraguay

Anti-drug agents dismantled a complex in rural Paraguay that included cocaine labs, warehouses and a clandestine airstrip, authorities said Tuesday.

The operation, in which one Paraguayan and a one Brazilian were arrested, was carried out in a radius of about 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) around a cattle ranch in the northeastern province of Concepcion, the Senad counternarcotics agency said.

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New Democrat Coalition Applauds Introduction of Comprehensive Immigration Reform Discharge Petition

New Democrat Coalition Applauds Introduction of Comprehensive Immigration Reform Discharge Petition

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Led by the original sponsor of House Democrats’ comprehensive immigration reform measure, H.R. 15 and the leader of House Democrats’ discharge petition effort, Rep. Joe Garcia (D-FL), the New Democrat Coalition’s Immigration Reform Task Force Co-Chairs, Reps. Garcia, Jared Polis (D-CO) and Joaquin Castro (D-TX) issued the following statement in response to the introduction of a discharge petition to force H.R. 15 to a vote.

“We are pleased to see the introduction of a discharge petition that would force a vote on a bill that couldn’t be more essential to America’s economic future – comprehensive immigration reform,” the statement read. “The analysis of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office shows that comprehensive reform will lower deficits by $900 billion, and the Center for American Progress estimates that reform will add over $1.1 trillion to our economy. It’s time for us to put partisanship aside and acknowledge that immigration reform is good for American jobs, innovation and competitiveness.”

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Brazilian Museum to Welcome Major Dali Exhibit During World Cup

Brazilian Museum to Welcome Major Dali Exhibit During World Cup

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“Salvador Dali,” the most comprehensive exhibition of the Spanish master’s work ever held in Brazil, will take place in Rio de Janeiro during the World Cup, offering residents and visitors an opportunity to view 150 paintings, etchings, photographs, films and other works by the world’s best known surrealist, organizers said.

The show will run from May 29 to Sept. 22 at the Banco do Brasil Cultural Center, or CCBB, in Rio de Janeiro.

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Blog del Narco: El Chapo Claims to Be a Farmer who Earns 20,000 Pesos a Month

Blog del Narco: El Chapo Claims to Be a Farmer who Earns 20,000 Pesos a Month

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No smoking, no drugs or have tattoos. Can not remember his phone number. He does not have email. Only drinks alcohol sporadically.He is a farmer, and that is all he has ever been.

Twenty years after his first statement after being arrested in Guatemala, he claims he has not diversified his activity except in farming .

Now also grows corn, sorghum and sunflowers. Receives a monthly income of 20,000 pesos. He says he does not belong to any cartel. Nor does he know anyone in organized crime. Joaquin Guzman Loera is known as “El Chapo” Guzman, and he answered the following seven questions .

A day after the world’s most wanted drug trafficker was captured in the Miramar building Mazatlan, Sinaloa. For the second time in his life, Joaquin Guzman gave his statement to the Federal Center for Social Rehabilitation number 1, the maximum security prison of Almoloya .

Of the seven answers from “El Chapo” Guzman to the Federal Public Ministry agent and a lawyer, two stood out: He does not belong to any cartel and he has a monthly income as a farmer of twenty thousand pesos per month.


During the inquiry, conducted by staff of the Deputy Attorney Specialized Investigation of Organized Crime, as well as the Specialized Crimes Against Health Unit, “El Chapo” Guzman said:

Who was born on April 4, 1957 in La Tuna, in the municipality of Badiraguato, Sinaloa.

He is the son of Emilio Guzman Loera Bustillos and Consuelo Perez.

He is married to Alejandrina Salazar, with whom he had four children: César (33 years); Gisel (31), Ivan (28) and Alfredo Guzman Salazar, 27.

That he is a farmer.

Having three brothers, Emilio (59 years), Michelangelo (45) and Aurelian (43 years).

He earns 20 thousand pesos a month, does not smoke and only sporadically ingested alcoholic beverages.

Does not use drugs, does not have tattoos, he does not remember his phone number and does not have email.

Here the questions that were asked of him by the Federal Public Ministry and the responses of Joaquin Guzman.

Public-Ministry: To tell which organization the respondent belongs.

-Joaquin Guzman: I do not belong to any cartel or know of any cartel members.

Public-Ministry: what do you do?

-Joaquin Guzman: I am a farmer

Public-Ministry: what is grown?

-Joaquin Guzman: Roasted corn, sorghum, beans and sunflowers (sic).

Public-Ministry: To tell if the respondent knows someone in organized crime.

-Joaquin Guzman: I do not know anyone from organized crime.

Public-Ministry: To tell the respondent how was the treatment he received by the current staff.

-Joaquin Guzman: Very good by the licensee.

Public-Ministry: To tell the declarant at any time if it were their human rights respected.

-Joaquin Guzman: Yes, the staff has respected my human rights .

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Fans’ Racist Taunts Towards Afro-Brazilian Player Cost Soccer Club $12,000

The South American Soccer Confederation announced Tuesday a $12,000 fine levied on Peru’s Real Garcilaso for fans’ racist taunts at an Afro-Brazilian player during a Copa Libertadores match between the Peruvian club and Brazil’s Cruzeiro.

A second infraction will result in Garcilaso’s being forced to play in an empty stadium, the confederation, known as Conmebol, said, affirming its commitment “to combat any form of discrimination and racist acts” in its competitions.

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Caribbean Community Continues to Urge U.S. to End Cuban Embargo

The Caribbean Community on Tuesday renewed its call for an end to the United States’ five-decade-old trade embargo against Cuba.

“CARICOM knows well the value of unity on the international front given that coordination of foreign policy is one of the pillars of our integration movement,” Secretary-General Irwin LaRocque said as he accepted the credentials of Cuba’s new envoy to the regional grouping, Julio Cesar Gonzalez Marchante.

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WednesdayMarch 26, 2014