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ThursdayJune 5, 2014

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Mexican Army to Double Presence on Border of Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas

Mexican Army to Double Presence on Border of Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas

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The Mexican army plans to expand its presence on the border between the states of Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas as part of the new security strategy for the region, the Nuevo Leon state government said.

Nuevo Leon Gov. Rodrigo Medina and Defense Secretary Salvador Cienfuegos agreed on the expanded troop deployment during a private meeting.

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Blog del Narco: Second Police Officer Dies in As Many Days in El Salvador

Blog del Narco: Second Police Officer Dies in As Many Days in El Salvador

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A Salvadoran police officer was gunned down Thursday by gang members, the second such killing in two days, the Attorney General’s Office said.

Joaquin Rosales, assigned to the Investigation Division, died in an exchange of shots with gang members in the eastern town of Guadalupe, police and the AG’s office told reporters.

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Extreme Speed, Driver Error Caused Deadly Train Crash in Spain

Extreme Speed, Driver Error Caused Deadly Train Crash in Spain

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Excessive speed due to driver error caused a train accident last year in northwestern Spain that left 80 people dead and 147 injured.

The train was traveling at 179 km/h (111 mph) around a tight curve where the speed limit was 80 km/h (50 mph), Spain’s Commission for the Investigation of Railway Accidents, or CIAF, said in a report to which Efe had access.

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Spain’s Crown Prince Felipe Vows to Serve as United, Diverse Nation

Spain’s Crown Prince Felipe Vows to Serve as United, Diverse Nation

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Crown Prince Felipe, who this month will be crowned king, on Wednesday expressed his “determination and conviction” to devote all his efforts to serving “beloved Spain.”

“In periods of difficulties like those we are going through,” the experience of the past “teaches us that only by uniting our efforts, putting the common good ahead of individual interests ... will we manage to move forward toward better scenarios,” he said during the presentation of the Prince of Viana Prize to historian Tarsicio de Azcone at the San Salvador of Leyre Monastery.

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Only Half of the World Cup Stadiums Equipped with Wifi in Brazil

Only Half of the World Cup Stadiums Equipped with Wifi in Brazil

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Only six of the 12 stadiums hosting World Cup matches in Brazil will have WiFi so fans can use the Internet, telecom industry trade association Sinditelebrasil said.

The WiFi networks, which will allow fans to use the Internet in the stands and relieve the pressure on the networks of companies offering 2G, 3G and 4G service, will only be available in Brasilia, Porto Alegre, Salvador, Rio de Janeiro, Manaus and Cuiaba.

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Calibre 50’s New Album “Contigo” Turns Romantic

Calibre 50’s New Album “Contigo” Turns Romantic

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Mexico’s Calibre 50 is back on the music scene with the release of “Contigo,” an album with a decidedly romantic feel.

The new album features a fusion of sounds and deals with themes of the heart, an area the band has not previously ventured into, Universal Music Group said in a statement.

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Experts Lower Economic Growth Forecast for Mexico to 2.77 Percent

Experts Lower Economic Growth Forecast for Mexico to 2.77 Percent

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Financial analysts have revised their 2014 economic growth forecast for Mexico downward to 2.77 percent from 3.01 percent, the Bank of Mexico said, citing its monthly survey on the economic outlook for the country.

Analysts lowered their estimates for gross domestic product growth following the Finance Secretariat’s May 23 decision to trim its 2014 growth forecast from 3.9 percent to 2.7 percent due to weakness in economy.

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FC Barcelona Could Face 54.6-Million-Euro Fine in Neymar Case

FC Barcelona Could Face 54.6-Million-Euro Fine in Neymar Case

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FC Barcelona could face a maximum fine of 54.6 million euros ($74.4 million) related to last year’s signing of Brazilian striker Neymar da Silva.

The case involves allegations that Barça paid 37.92 million euros more than the stated transfer fee for signing the player - 10 million euros in 2011 and 27.92 million euros in 2013.

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Peru to Begin Manufacturing Russian Helicopters

Peru to Begin Manufacturing Russian Helicopters

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Peru in the coming years will jointly manufacture Russian helicopters, the Andean nation’s defense minister said Wednesday while denying that Lima plans to buy armored vehicles from Moscow.

Pedro Cateriano told reporters that the government has bought 24 helicopters from Russia and said that the accord includes the establishment of a maintenance and repair plant for the aircraft which will begin operating in 2016.

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ThursdayJune 5, 2014