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WednesdayApril 16, 2014

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Mexican Foreign Reserves Rise to $183.62 Billion

Mexico’s foreign reserves rose by $304 million last week to $183.62 billion, the Bank of Mexico said.

Gold and foreign currency reserves grew in the week ending April 11 mainly due to an increase in the value of the central bank’s assets.

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Pope Francis Communicates with His 13 Million Twitter Followers

Pope Francis Communicates with His 13 Million Twitter Followers

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Pope Francis’s official Twitter account (@pontifex) has reached 13 million followers in nine languages.

The pontiff has 13,005,370 followers on the social-networking site, with the majority of them in Spanish.

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Hundreds of Peruvians Block Roads to Protest Limitations of Fuel-Sales

Hundreds of Peruvians Block Roads to Protest Limitations of Fuel-Sales

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Hundreds of people blocked roads Tuesday in the southern region of Madre de Dios to protest the Peruvian government’s imposition of controls on fuel distribution as part of authorities’ battle against drug trafficking and illegal mining.

Miners in the region have been mobilized for three weeks in response to Lima’s decision to exclude them from a process of legalization of mining activities in natural reserves.

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Undocumented Immigrants Contribute Billions in Taxes

Undocumented Immigrants Contribute Billions in Taxes

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Death and taxes, according to Benjamin Franklin, are the only things in life that are certain. And despite the prevailing myth perpetrated by nativist groups, there are plenty of undocumented immigrants facing the certainty of taxes on April 15. They pay billions in state and local taxes every year that help to fund benefits they are often unable to receive. Tax Day is a good reminder that if the House passed legislation to create a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, then it would increase the amount being paid in taxes each year while also creating a more fair system for immigrants.

One way that undocumented immigrants already pay taxes is through the day-to-day taxes of living in this country. According to the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), undocumented immigrants paid an estimated $9.4 billion in the state property and sales taxes that fund schools, police and fire stations, roads, and public services within each state. Everyone who lives in or visits our country pays these taxes when they fill up their gas tank and buy items like a car,  house, or clothes.

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Colombian Police Seize 3 Tons of Liquid Cocaine

Colombian Police Seize 3 Tons of Liquid Cocaine

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Colombian police on Tuesday seized 2,877 kilos (6,337 lbs.) of liquid cocaine discovered in the Caribbean port of Cartagena, where seven tons of the drug in solid form were confiscated a week ago.

The liquefied cocaine was mixed with dielectric oil - an insulator - and concealed inside an electric transformer set to be shipped to the Guatemalan port of Santo Tomas de Castilla.

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Blog del Narco: Dangerous Cartel Members Walk Michoacan Freely

Blog del Narco: Dangerous Cartel Members Walk Michoacan Freely

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The cartel hit man known as Broly Banderas continues to walk around Michoacán without a care in the world. Undoubtedly one of the most famous hit men due to his face book and other social media exposure, Brody is well known to all.

Accompanied by his henchmen he makes himself comfortable in the areas traditional Easter festivities. He is free to stroll through to stroll through the square without anyone saying anything.
Local police do nothing even when he is carrying weapons and a clear threat to the innocent people.

The locals ask the government – there were published reports of Knight Templar leader La Tuta walking in local towns completely at will.  Locals feel that they are the mercy of these criminals and the feds or police are doing nothing to apprehend them
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Nissan Unveils New Complex in Southern Brazil

Nissan’s top executives came to the southeastern Brazilian city of Resende on Tuesday to inaugurate a complex designed to turn out 200,000 vehicles and engines per year.

Built at a cost of 2.6 billion reais ($1.18 billion), the vehicle and engine plants in Resende will eventually employ 2,000 people and are expected to generate an additional 2,000 jobs in the community, Nissan said.

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Barack Obama Will Not Use Executive Orders to Stop Deportations

Barack Obama Will Not Use Executive Orders to Stop Deportations

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President Barack Obama does not wish to use any executive order to halt the deportation of undocumented immigrants, considering it would damaged efforts to pass immigration reform, religious leaders said after a meeting at the White House.

The president said “he would not be doing anything to change the law as it currently exists,” Luis Cortes, head of Hispanic faith-based organization Esperanza, told reporters after the session.

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NGO Reports Gunmen Threaten Indians in Brazil

NGO Reports Gunmen Threaten Indians in Brazil

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A group of Guarani Indians that two months ago occupied ancestral lands in the southern Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul is being threatened by gunmen working for big landowners, Survival International said Tuesday.

The London-based NGO showed on its Web site a video taken by a member of the Guarani Pyelito Kue community which shows gunmen shooting pistols in the air near the place occupied by the Indians.

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Mexican Vigilantes Strike Deal with Government

Mexican Vigilantes Strike Deal with Government

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The leaders of the community self-defense groups in 20 cities in the western Mexican state of Michoacan have reached an agreement with federal officials to begin demobilizing, officials said.

The vigilantes also agreed to work with federal authorities to strengthen efforts to identify Caballeros Templarios drug cartel “targets,” the office of the federal commissioner for security and development in Michoacan, Alfredo Castillo Cervantes, told Efe.

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WednesdayApril 16, 2014