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TuesdayJune 10, 2014

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POLL:  Overwhelming Majority of U.S. Voters Favor Citizenship for Undocumented

Sixty-two percent of U.S. registered voters favor citizenship for the undocumented as a part of immigration reform, a survey published Tuesday said.

The poll was taken April 7-27 by the Public Religion Research Institute together with the Brookings Institution among 1,538 registered voters.

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Gunmen Kills Six People Including Two Children in Mexico City

Gunmen killed six people, including two children, at a house in the northern section of Mexico City, a Federal District Attorney’s Office spokesman told Efe Tuesday.

The shooting occurred on Monday night in Cuautepec el Alto, a neighborhood in the Mexico City borough of Gustavo A. Madero.

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U.S. Authorities Seek Appropriate Shelters for Wave of Undocuented Minors

The U.S. government on Tuesday intensified the search for shelters to house the thousands of undocumented minors who have arrived in the southern part of the country from Central America and began vaccinating them to prevent outbreaks of assorted diseases.

Here in the border city of Nogales, a total of 1,118 minors have been housed in a Border Patrol warehouse, where they have been sleeping in plastic containers wrapped with aluminum thermal blankets and where they are using portable toilets.

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Chilean Students:  Education Reform is a Failure

Several thousand Chilean students marched in this capital on Tuesday to protest what they see as an inadequate proposal for education reform put forward by center-left President Michelle Bachelet, who took office in March.

The second major student demonstration in two months was joined by many high school and university instructors.

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Major Multi-State Drug Bust Goes Down in Brazil

Brazilian police on Tuesday busted a drug trafficking ring in an operation in five states that resulted in 19 arrests and the seizure of more than two tons of drugs.

The band, which was one of the main distributors of narcotics in Brazil, acquired the drugs in Bolivia and Paraguay and transported them by airplane to Sao Paulo state, from where they were sent on to the states of Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro, as well as to the northeastern part of the country.

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Mexican Economy Sets Record for Auto Production and Exports

Automobile production and exports hit a record level in the January-April period, rising 5.8 percent and 8.7 percent, respectively, compared to the first four months of 2013, the Mexican Automotive Industry Association, or AMIA, said.

Passenger vehicle production and exports reached “their best historic level both in the month of April and year-to-date,” the AMIA said in a statement.

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Mexico City Set to Ban Use of Circus Animals

The Federal District Legislative Assembly has approved the Law on the Staging of Public Shows, a measure that would ban circuses from using elephants, lions, camels, bears, tigers and other animals at performances in Mexico City.

The assembly voted 41-0, with 11 abstentions, on Monday to approve the law, which “prohibits the use of live wild or domestic animals during the staging of circus performances.”

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Massive Dam Project in Ecologically Sensitive Patagonia is Banned

A panel of Chilean Cabinet ministers voted unanimously on Tuesday to reject the $3.2 billion HidroAysen project, which envisioned the construction of five power-generating dams in the environmentally sensitive Patagonia region.

“This is a project that has many aspects that are little or insufficiently considered,” Energy Minister Maximo Pacheco told reporters.

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Immigrants Set $61.25 Billion in Remittances to Latin America in 2013

Emigrants remitted $61.25 billion to Latin America and the Caribbean in 2013, just about the same amount they had sent home the previous year but below the figure before the 2008 financial crisis, according to a report released on Tuesday.

Remittances showed a slight rise in 2011, but they have stagnated since then, the Multilateral Investment Fund, part of the Inter-American Development Bank Group, said.

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TuesdayJune 10, 2014