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FridayMay 16, 2014

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2 Youth Die Attempting to Bomb Police Facility in Colombia

2 Youth Die Attempting to Bomb Police Facility in Colombia

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Two boys - ages 12 and 13 - died in an explosion when they threw a bomb at a police facilities in the rural part of the municipality of Tumaco, on Colombia’s Pacific coast, authorities reported Thursday.

Several police officers were wounded in the Wednesday attack.

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FC Barcelona’s Puyol Retires from Professional Soccer

FC Barcelona’s Puyol Retires from Professional Soccer

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Veteran defender and long-time team captain Carles Puyol said his goodbye to FC Barcelona on Thursday, signaling his retirement from professional soccer after a glittering career spent entirely with the Catalan club.

“The idea is to recuperate. Due to the physical problems, I’ve hardly been able to play this year and it would be hard for me to play in the future anywhere else,” the 36-year-old Spanish international told a packed press conference, referring to chronic knee injuries.

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DR to Naturalize Dominican-Born Haitians

DR to Naturalize Dominican-Born Haitians

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The government of the Dominican Republic on Thursday sent a bill to Congress that would extend legal residence to the Dominican-born children of undocumented migrants.

The initiative, which will mostly benefit the children of migrants from neighboring Haiti, will allow a “fair solution” to be applied to what has been “a cycle of irregularities,” President Danilo Medina’s administration said in a statement.

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Spain Lends its Experience with Infrastructure Projects in Miami

Spain Lends its Experience with Infrastructure Projects in Miami

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Spain’s experience with large infrastructure projects and its familiarity with the public-private partnership model were the focus of Thursday’s first day of sessions at the 2nd United States-European Union Forum in Miami.

“Spanish companies have more than 30 years’ experience in highway, railroad, port and airport projects, and they are (able) to export that knowledge,” the Spanish secretary of state for Infrastructure, Transport and Housing, Rafael Catala, told Efe.

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Police Strike Leads to Looters Targeting Stores in Brazil

Police Strike Leads to Looters Targeting Stores in Brazil

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Recife, one of the Brazilian cities that will host World Cup matches, was hit by a wave of looting early Thursday amid an illegal strike by police demanding pay hikes, officials said.

The disturbances in the northeastern city started at dusk on Wednesday and continued through the night, with looters targeting stores and trucks hauling food.

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Guatemala Arrests 6 for Human Trafficking

Guatemala Arrests 6 for Human Trafficking

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Six people were killed and 22 others hurt early Thursday when a bus collided with a truck in the western state of Durango, Mexican authorities said.

The accident occurred around 5:30 a.m. on the Fresnillo-Cuencame highway, the Durango state Attorney General’s Office said in a statement.

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Venezuela Investigates 160 Allegations of Rights Abuses During Protests

Venezuela Investigates 160 Allegations of Rights Abuses During Protests

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Venezuelan prosecutors are investigating 160 allegations of human rights violations in connection with the anti-government protests that began three months ago, the attorney general said Thursday.

“Up until today, we have ... two cases of murder…, two cases of torture and 156 cases of cruel treatment,” Luisa Ortega told Venezuela’s Radio Nacional.

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Chilean Lawmakers Raise Corporate Taxes to Fund Social Programs

Chile’s government hailed the passage by the lower house of a tax bill that aims to raise an additional $8.2 billion to fund social programs and a public education overhaul, one of President Michelle Bachelet’s main campaign promises.

“This is a time to celebrate because we’ve taken a very important step toward completing a reform that will help fulfill the country’s dreams, that will guarantee high-quality and free education, that will combat inequality and invest in people,” Finance Minister Alberto Arenas said.

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FridayMay 16, 2014