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WednesdayJune 4, 2014

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Colombian Guerrillas Kill 4 Police Officers

Colombian Guerrillas Kill 4 Police Officers

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Four police officers were killed and another wounded on Tuesday in an attack by leftist ELN guerrillas in the northeastern province of Arauca, Colombia’s Defense Ministry said.

The rebels used explosives to attack the vehicle in which five police were riding as they drove through the town of Saravena, one of the fiefdoms of the National Liberation Army, or ELN.

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Heavy Rains, Wind Affects 8,000 in Chile

Heavy Rains, Wind Affects 8,000 in Chile

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More than 8,000 people have been affected, roads made impassable and basic services cut off in central and southern Chile by a wind- and rainstorm, according to authorities.

The National Emergencies Office, or Onemi, reported on Tuesday evening that at least 4,000 people in assorted towns were cut off by rising waters in several rivers and canals throughout the region.

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Guatemala Reports Homicides Drop 10.2 Percent

Guatemala Reports Homicides Drop 10.2 Percent

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Guatemala recorded between January and May a total of 2,343 murders, 10.2 percent less than the same period in 2013, according to figures released Tuesday by the state National Institute of Forensic Sciences, or Inacif.

The first five months of 2014 had a daily average of 15.5 homicides, less than the 17.2 during the same time last year.

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Blog del Narco: Body of Kidnapped Journalist Found in Mexico

Blog del Narco: Body of Kidnapped Journalist Found in Mexico

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The body of a kidnapped journalist who held a post with the Acapulco city government was found in a clandestine grave in a town outside the Mexican Pacific resort, officials said.

Jorge Torres Palacios, who served as the spokesman for the Acapulco health department, was kidnapped by gunmen last week, the Guerrero Attorney General’s Office said.

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Women’s Unpaid Work Equivalent to 15 pct. of Mexico’s GDP, Study Concludes

Women’s unpaid work is equivalent to 15 percent of Mexico’s gross domestic product, or GDP, excluding labor performed as caregivers and overseeing the household, National Women’s Institute president Lorena Cruz Sanchez said.

“This high economic value of unpaid work done by women could move the country toward sustained development,” Cruz said during a conference Monday in the central Mexican city of Aguascalientes.

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Mexican Research Ship Sets Sail for Gulf of California

Mexican Research Ship Sets Sail for Gulf of California

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The Mexican research ship Bipo Inapesca set out on its first cruise to study with cutting-edge technology the deep waters of the Gulf of California as a first step toward developing sustainable undersea resources, the Agriculture Secretariat said.

The oceanographic and fishery research ship of the National Fishing Institute, or Inapesca, weighed anchor with 22 specialists aboard to carry out studies aimed at determining “the indices of abundance and variations,” the life cycles and geographical areas of species that lend themselves to harvesting, the secretariat said in a statement.

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5 Die in Drug-Related Violence in Mexico

5 Die in Drug-Related Violence in Mexico

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Gunmen murdered three men in a cantina, while Federal Police officers killed two suspected drug traffickers in separate incidents in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, state prosecutors said.

The gunmen attacked the El Loco cantina in a town located about 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) south of Morelia, the state capital, the Michoacan Attorney General’s Office said.

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Spanish Agency Reports Barça Dodged $12.5 Million in Taxes on Neymar Signing

FC Barcelona evaded 9.1 million euros ($12.5 million) in taxes on the deal that brought Brazilian striker Neymar da Silva to the club, according to a report from Spain’s tax agency, judicial sources told Efe Tuesday.

The report was submitted to National Court Judge Pablo Ruz, who concluded in February that there was sufficient evidence of wrongdoing by Barça to warrant a judicial probe.

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WednesdayJune 4, 2014