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TuesdayApril 8, 2014

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Guatemala’s Top Chef and Cultural Ambassador Shot, Body Dumped on Road

Chef Humberto Dominguez, the ambassador of gastronomic culture in Guatemala, was found fatally shot on Tuesday south of this capital, police said.

The body of the chef was found along a dirt road near the town of Villa Canales, blindfolded and with one bullet wound in the back of his neck, the National Police, or PNC, said.

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Anti-Government Protesting in Oaxaca Mexico Leaves 6 People Injured, 38 Arrested

Thirty-eight people were arrested following a protest that left six police officers and a newspaper photographer injured in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, officials said.

The protesters got out of control on Monday when police moved in to control the crowd, which attacked officers with “stones, sticks and machetes” inside the Ciudad Administrativa government complex in Oaxaca city, the state capital, the Oaxaca Public Safety Secretariat said in a statement.

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U.S. Government Grants Puerto Rico $17 Million to Provide Shelter for Homeless

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has allocated $17 million to organizations that provide shelter to homeless people in Puerto Rico, the island’s non-voting representative in Congress said here Tuesday.

Pedro Pierluisi said that thanks to HUD’s Continuum Care program these non-profits, just like government agencies on the municipal and state levels, will be able to quickly relocate individuals and families who have become homeless.

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Lack of Information and Funds Keeps DACA Applications Low

Lack of Information and Funds Keeps DACA Applications Low

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Cynthia Tejeda was both nervous and hopeful as she waited in a long line at the Mexican Consulate Office in Los Angeles last week to speak with an immigration attorney.

Originally from Cuernavaca, Morelos Mexico, Tejeda was brought to the U.S. illegally by her parents when she was just 9-years-old, which could mean she is eligible for a reprieve from deportation through a special program that allows undocumented immigrants like her to stay in the country, at least temporarily.

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Luis Guillermo Solis is Costa Rica’s Next President

Center-left candidate Luis Guillermo Solis won Costa Rica’s presidential election over the weekend and vowed to work for national unity and greater social justice.

Solis garnered 77.88 percent of the vote on Sunday, while his National Liberation Party, or PLN, rival, Johnny Araya, got 22.12 percent, with 94 percent of the ballots counted, the national elections commission said.

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Narco Blog- Narco Singer Komander El Claims “I am Just a Storyteller!”

Narco Blog- Narco Singer Komander El  Claims “I am Just a Storyteller!”

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“I’m very upset with this decision, I do not think the measures they are taking are going to help stop violence at all,” he said in an interview with Radio Network last week. The City Council voted the veto the Cuernavaca singer’s performance after the Government of Morelos asked the authorities to refrain from promoting groups that incite violence. Morelos Government Secretary, Jorge Messeguer, said that in his opinion, Komander condones Narco crime, and that this would cause a setback in the peace and security strategy.


In this regard, Alfredo Rios said he was totally surprised by the restriction, “I am only he who pays the piper,” he explained. He goes on the say that he considers himself a storyteller. Similar to how newspapers and newscasts recount everything that is happening in Mexico. ” I was born in Culiacan, Sinaloa, where they spend a lot of time reporting on these things, as an artist I have composed many songs, most are fictional though. I dedicate myself to entertaining people with my music. I am very surprised by this decision.  I feel attacked for what I do “he explained. He then stated that h will abide by the orders of the government, but asked: “Where are our rights of expression?”

Read more in Spanish at Blog del Narco

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Senior Media Executive Kidnapped in Venezuela

A senior news executive with Venezuela’s Globovision television was kidnapped outside her home in Caracas, the network said Monday.

Nairobi Pinto was abducted Sunday by two masked assailants who grabbed her as she left her residence, Globovision said.

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Zeta Boss Captured in Guatemala

A Guatemalan man suspected of being a boss of Mexico’s Zetas drug cartel was captured by police Monday in northern Guatemala, Government Minister Mauricio Lopez Bonilla said.

Wilmer Arnulfo Cabrera Franco was arrested in San Pedro Carcha, a town in the northern province of Alta Verapaz, Lopez said.

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TuesdayApril 8, 2014