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ThursdayApril 10, 2014

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Mexico Discovers Missing Persons who Disappeared in 2008

Mexico Discovers Missing Persons who Disappeared in 2008

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Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office said it has located three people who went missing six years ago from a children’s shelter in this capital, two of whom are now adults.

It said in a statement that its organized crime unit and the local branch of the AG’s office in the central state of Puebla located the three individuals on April 2.

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Undocumented Women Take Contraceptives Amid Rape Fears While Crossing Border

Undocumented Women Take Contraceptives Amid Rape Fears While Crossing Border

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Quite apart from the risks inherent in crossing the U.S. border illegally, a large number of women decide to take contraceptive pills to prevent unwanted pregnancies knowing that the possibility also exists that they might be raped on their journey to the United States.

“We know of cases of women who take these measures when they are on the border, given that in Mexico they don’t require a medical prescription to buy contraceptive pills,” Anna Ochoa O’Leary, a professor in the Department of Mexican American Studies and a member of the Binational Migration Institute at the University of Arizona, told Efe.

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Spain Surpasses France as No. 2 Wine Producer in the World

Spain Surpasses France as No. 2 Wine Producer in the World

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Spain last year became the world’s second-largest wine producer, moving ahead of France - but still behind Italy - thanks to a 31 percent production increase over 2012 to 42.7 million hectoliters (about 1.13 billion gallons), the International Organization of Vine and Wine, or OIV, said Wednesday.

Spain’s jump was linked to record production of 50.6 million hectoliters (1.34 billion gallons), if one adds grape juice and must to the wine total.

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USCIS Releases Information About DACA Renewal Process

USCIS Releases Information About DACA Renewal Process

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Yesterday, USCIS posted an update shedding light on what the renewal process for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program will look like. Though the notice is preliminary and subject to change, it offers over half a million DACA recipients vital information about what they should do to prepare for the road ahead.

The update clarifies DACA renewal issues regarding adjudication procedure, evidence and timing. It states that the agency plans to release the updated DACA application form in late May and no individuals, other than the small number of individuals who received DACA from Immigration and Customs Enforcement before Aug. 15, 2012, may request renewal prior to its release. Regarding evidence, renewal requestors will only be required to submit new documents pertaining to removal proceedings or criminal history that were not been previously submitted to USCIS. Whereas initial DACA requestors were required to provide voluminous evidence, it appears renewal requestors are not. Finally, the notice makes clear that individuals filing for initial DACA should continue to use the current version of the DACA application form.

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Police Arrest Mayor for Ties to Gang in Southern Mexico

Police Arrest Mayor for Ties to Gang in Southern Mexico

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The mayor of Cuetzala del Progreso, a town of 9,000 in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, was arrested for allegedly having ties to a criminal organization, officials said Wednesday.

Feliciano Alvarez Mecino, a member of the leftist Party of the Democratic Revolution, or PRD, was arrested on Tuesday, Criminal Investigations Agency director Tomas Zeron said.

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Blog del Narco: Three of El Chapo’s Top Aides Found Murdered

Blog del Narco: Three of El Chapo’s Top Aides Found Murdered

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Sinaloa Police found three bodies in a commercial establishment in Elota Township, including Manuel Alejandro Aponte Gomez, El Bravo.

Three Members of the Sinaloa Drug Cartel Military Elite whom the federal government identifies as security chief of Joaquin Guzman Loera, El Chapo, have been found murdered. The discovery of the bodies occurred Wednesday at La Palapa, a factory and store construction materials Elota. They had bullet wounds in the head and their murders’ abandoned them in the building. Unofficial sources said Aponte Gomez Guzman Loera helped to build the escape tunnels utilized by El Chapo.

Manuel Alejandro Aponte Gomez, The Bravo, a former cartel leader was found slain as well.  According to reports from the Ministry of National Defense, Aponte Gomez hails from Chilpancingo, Guerrero, graduated from lieutenant Military College in 1996. From 2001 to April 2003 he was attached to the Seventh infantry company, which was in those years in Badiraguato where El Chapo was born. In 2004 he was declared a deserter and September 11, 2004 he reappeared in front of one of the commands with Rodolfo Carrillo Fuentes and his wife Giovana GastĂ©lum in Culiacan.

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Australian Museum Showcases Aztec Culture

Australian Museum Showcases Aztec Culture

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“Aztecs,” an exhibition that opened on Wednesday at the Melbourne Museum in southeastern Australia, features about 200 gold, jade, clay and stone artifacts from this people of the Valley of Mexico.

The exhibition showcases archaeological pieces from more than 20 Mexican museums, allowing the public to “discover the Aztecs’ ingenious agricultural technology, bustling trade and array of gods,” the museum said.

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Intel Closing Microprocessor Plant in Costa Rica

In a major blow to the economy of the Costa Rica, tech giant Intel said it is closing its microprocessor assembly plant there, a move that means 1,500 workers will lose their jobs.

“After extensive analysis, the company concluded the best long-term solution to maximize operational efficiency at the global level was to close its assembly and testing plant,” Intel said in a statement in Spanish.

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Atletico, Bayern Join Real Madrid, Chelsea at Champions League Semifinals

Atletico, Bayern Join Real Madrid, Chelsea at Champions League Semifinals

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An inspired Atletico Madrid advanced to the final four of the Champions League with a 1-0 home victory over FC Barcelona in Wednesday’s second leg of their quarterfinal clash.

Atleti, which tallied a 2-1 victory on aggregate, came out bursting with intensity at Vicente Calderon Stadium and was rewarded in the 6th minute when midfielder Koke booted in a perfectly placed pass off the head of Adrian Lopez, who had replaced injured striker Diego Costa in the starting lineup.

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Garcia Marquez Released from Mexican Hospital

Garcia Marquez Released from Mexican Hospital

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Colombian Nobel literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez has been discharged from the Mexico City hospital where he underwent treatment for pneumonia and will continue his recovery at home, sources at the medical center said.

The 87-year-old author of “One Hundred Years of Solitude,” known affectionately throughout Latin America as “Gabo,” entered the National Institute of Health Sciences and Nutrition on March 31 with symptoms of dehydration and lung and urinary-tract infections and left the hospital on Tuesday.

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ThursdayApril 10, 2014