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WednesdayMay 7, 2014

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4 Cuban-Americans Arrested on Terror Charges in Havana

Four Cuban-Americans have been arrested in Cuba on charges of plotting terrorist attacks, the interior ministry said Wednesday.

Jose Ortega Amador, Obdulio Rodriguez Gonzalez, Raibel Pacheco Santos and Felix Monzon Alvarez, all residents of Miami, were detained April 26, according to a statement circulated in Cuba’s state-controlled media.

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American Architect Frank Gehry Wins Prince of Asturias Award

American Architect Frank Gehry Wins Prince of Asturias Award

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U.S. architect Frank Gehry was announced here Wednesday as the winner of Spain’s 2014 Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts.

The Canadian-born Gehry’s signature structures include the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, and Prague’s Nationale-Nederlanden building, known as the Dancing House.

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Mexico Expects to Start Oil Auctions in Early 2015

Mexico Expects to Start Oil Auctions in Early 2015

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The Mexican government expects to hold the first auctions of oil fields for private investors in the first half of 2015, officials said.

High-level officials met with foreign correspondents on Tuesday to discuss the implementing regulations for the constitutional reforms approved last December to overhaul the energy industry.

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Sao Paulo Rewards Citizens for Giving Police Crime Tips

Sao Paulo Rewards Citizens for Giving Police Crime Tips

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The government of Brazil’s most populous state will offer up to 50,000 reais ($22,200) to people who offer useful information that helps police solve crimes and locate criminals.

The reward program was announced Tuesday by Sao Paulo Gov. Geraldo Alckmin, just 37 days before the start of the 2014 soccer World Cup, matches of which will be hosted by Sao Paulo city and 11 other Brazilian metro areas.

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Puerto Rican Authorities Seize 1,280 Kilos of Cocaine

Puerto Rican Authorities Seize 1,280 Kilos of Cocaine

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Two Dominican citizens were arrested on Puerto Rico’s southern coast in possession of 1,280 kilograms of cocaine, a shipment valued at $37 million, in one of the most significant blows against drug trafficking so far this year in the Caribbean, local authorities reported Tuesday.

The head of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney General’s Office in Puerto Rico, Jose Ruiz Santiago, said at a press conference that the arrested men, identified as Santos Lantigua Nuñez and Efrain Cedano Diaz, were located on April 29 some 37 kilometers (23 miles) south of Ponce, a city on the island’s southern coast.

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Cuba’s International Tourism Fair Hopes to Attract Foreign Investors

Cuba’s International Tourism Fair Hopes to Attract Foreign Investors

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Cuba on Tuesday kicked off its 2014 International Tourism Fair with the challenge of taking advantage of opportunities provided by the new Foreign Investment Law to increase the competitiveness of the sector that constitutes the island’s second-largest source of income.

The event was inaugurated by Cuban Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero, French Secretary of State for Foreign Trade Fleur Pellerin and the general secretary of the World Tourism Organization, Taleb Rifai.

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Chile Considering to Decriminalize Abortions for Specific Cases

Chile’s center-left government plans to decriminalize abortion in certain specific cases, the Cabinet minister who heads the National Service for Women, known as Sernam, said Tuesday.

The decriminalization of abortion, which was contemplated in the platform on which Michelle Bachelet won the presidential election last December, will not occur immediately, said Claudia Pascual.

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Colombia Government Busts Ring Smuggling Migrants from Middle East

Colombia Government Busts Ring Smuggling Migrants from Middle East

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Colombian authorities broke up a band of eight people who specialized in smuggling migrants from the Middle East, to whom they supplied fake documents to enable them to remain in the country, judicial sources said.

The group was comprised of two Lebanese citizens, two members of the Colombian police, three public employees and a taxi driver, all of whom were arrested, according to the Attorney General’s Office although it did not provide their identities.

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WednesdayMay 7, 2014