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MondayJune 9, 2014

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Members of National Ballet of Cuba Who Defected Arrive in Miami

Six members of the National Ballet of Cuba who defected during a tour of Puerto Rico are already in Miami and very soon will perform with the Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami, the Florida dance company’s artistic director told Efe Monday.

“Six soloists have defected, two girls and four boys,” confirmed Pedro Pablo Peña, who - as in earlier similar situations - is housing them, advising them and seeking lodging for them in Miami.

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Blog del Narco:  12 Bodies Found in SUV in Sinaloa

Police found 12 bodies early Monday inside an SUV abandoned in San Ignacio, a town in the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa, officials said.

The bodies of the victims, who appear to have been tortured, were covered with cardboard and blankets, state police chief Jesus Antonio Aguilar Iñiguez told Efe.

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Spaniards Close to Locating Cervantes’ Remains

Researchers searching for the remains of Miguel de Cervantes in the church of the Trinitarian convent in Madrid have found five places where he could be buried, including the church crypt, where they will begin looking since it is the area most easily accessible.

The study of the structure and subsoil of the church where Miguel de Cervantes was buried in 1616 was presented Monday to a crowded press conference at Cibeles Palace, at which geophysical radar mapping expert Luis Avial, historian Fernando de Prado and forensic scientist Francisco Etxeberria insisted once again that continuing the project is justifiable.

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Brazil Fires Striking Metro Workers on Eve of World Cup Opening

The Sao Paulo state government announced Monday the dismissal of 60 metro employees in Brazil’s largest city, who supported the “illegal” strike that began five days ago.

The walkout threatens to leave without transport thousands of fans who will attend Thursday’s inaugural match of the 2014 soccer World Cup at Sao Paulo’s Arena Corinthians stadium.

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Rep. Luis Gutierrez Issues “Final Call” to House Republicans to Pass Immigration Reform

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) issued a “final call” to his Republican colleagues in the House of Representatives to move forward on immigration reform this month or see President Barack Obama act by executive order to resolve the problem of undocumented migrants living in the United States.

Gutierrez, a leader on the issue of immigration, spoke at an event held by the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition.

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North Carolina DREAM Student Make Plea for In-State College Tuition Rates

A group of North Carolina youths set out Monday to walk 140 miles to call attention to the need to make university enrollment affordable for the state’s DREAMers.

Elver Barrios, Jessica Contreras and Mary Jose Espinosa, of the United 4 The Dream group, left Monday from Charlotte on their way to Raleigh, the state capital.

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King Juan Carlos and Family Host Mexico’s President Peña Nieto

Spain’s King Juan Carlos on Monday presented the Order of Isabella the Catholic to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and the Great Cross of Isabella the Catholic to first lady Angelica Rivero at a ceremony in Madrid.

King Juan Carlos, accompanied by Queen Sofia, Crown Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia, then hosted the Mexican leader and his wife at a luncheon at the Zarzuela Palace, the monarch’s official residence.

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Colombian FARC Guerillas Begin Cease-Fire So Not to Disrupt Presidential Elections

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, on Monday began a unilateral cease-fire so as not to disrupt the Andean nation’s June 15 presidential runoff election.

Guerrilla units “are aware of the suspension of offensive actions against the enemy forces and state infrastructure starting (just after) midnight on Monday, June 9, ... until midnight on June 30, 2014,” FARC leader Timoleon Jimenez said Saturday in announcing the cease-fire.

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Argentina’s Vice President Proclaims Innocence as Corruption Trial Begins

Surrounded by hundreds of government supporters, Argentine Vice President Amado Boudou on Monday proclaimed his innocence before testifying as a potential defendant in a corruption case.

Prosecutors contend Boudou used his position as economy minister in 2009-2011 to favor a firm that prints currency for the Argentine treasury.

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MondayJune 9, 2014