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SundayJune 15, 2014

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Brazilian, Spanish Firms Investing $150 Million in Wind Farms

Brazilian, Spanish Firms Investing $150 Million in Wind Farms

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Spanish utility Iberdrola and Brazil’s Neoenergia will partner to build three wind farms in Brazil with a total installed capacity of 84 MW.

The companies’ joint venture, known as Força Eolica do Brasil, will build the three wind farms in the northeastern state of Rio Grande do Norte at a cost of 150 million euros ($200 million), Iberdrola said in a press release.

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Colombia Beats Greece at 1st World Cup Appearance in 16 Years

Colombia Beats Greece at 1st World Cup Appearance in 16 Years

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Colombia celebrated its return to the World Cup after a 16-year absence with a convincing 3-0 victory here Saturday afternoon over Greece.

The outcome of the Group C match at Mineirao stadium in this southeastern city was never in doubt, as Colombia opened the scoring shortly after kick-off, added an insurance goal at the 58-minute mark and put the icing on their victory with an injury-time strike.

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Ecuador to Take Legal Action Against Using Indian Blood for Research

Ecuador to Take Legal Action Against Using Indian Blood for Research

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The government of Ecuador is bent on taking action against an oil company and an American research center for the use of blood samples they tricked Amazon Indians into giving them and which they then allegedly used for scientific research.

So said Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa in his usual Saturday broadcast, during which he demanded an inter-American and international regulation to stop this kind of genetic “piracy.”

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Costa Rica Delivers First World Cup Upset, Defeats Uruguay

Costa Rica Delivers First World Cup Upset, Defeats Uruguay

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Costa Rica upset all expectations Saturday with a surprise 3-1 win over a stunned Uruguay in the Group D kickoff at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

With goals by Joel Campbell, Giancarlo Gonzalez and Marcos Ureña, the Ticos pulled off one of the greatest feats in its brief World Cup history. Goalkeeper Keylor Navas was another hero of the day with some big saves at key moments of the match.

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Vandalizing Monuments in Mexico Could Cost You 10 Years

Vandalizing Monuments in Mexico Could Cost You 10 Years

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People who damage, alter or destroy archaeological, artistic or historical monuments in Mexico will face up to 10 years behind bars under a law that took effect Saturday.

Fines will also be levied that could equal the value of the damage caused by those who commit such acts, according to modifications to the Federal Law on Monuments and Archaeological, Artistic and Historic Zones, passed by Congress in April and published Friday in the official gazette.

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Miami Homeless Shelters Increase Capacity to Receive Undocumented Children

Miami Homeless Shelters Increase Capacity to Receive Undocumented Children

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Miami’s shelters for immigrant children have increased the number of beds they have available in order to accomodate the massive influx of unaccompanied minors, mostly from Central America, who in recent months have poured into the U.S. illegally across the Rio Grande Valley in Texas.

Miami is one of the cities picked by authorities to receive the more than 47,000 minors who, according to official sources, entered the country up to May of this fiscal year, twice as many as during the same period of the previous fiscal year.

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Mexico Ends Military Jurisdiction for Crimes Against Civilians

Mexico’s government has published a law in the official gazette that allows civilian trials for soldiers accused of crimes against non-military personnel.

Congress passed the changes to the armed forces’ code of justice in late April as part of steps taken by Mexico to comply with a 2009 Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruling.

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Dolphins Rescued Off Spanish Mediterranean Island

Dolphins Rescued Off Spanish Mediterranean Island

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Agents of the Balearic Fauna Recovery Consortium, or Cofib, together with local police and biologists on Saturday morning freed 12 young dolphins on the open sea that had run aground in shallow water near the Alcudia Mar Nautical Club, off the northern coast of the Spanish Mediterranean island of Mallorca.

According to Alcudia police and the Department of Land, Agriculture and Environment, at around 6:30 a.m. they were notfied that several small dolphins were stranded in waters some 30 centimeters (12 inches) deep.

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Chile Wins First World Cup Match Against Australia

Chile Wins First World Cup Match Against Australia

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Chile lost steam after scoring two goals in an electrifying first 15 minutes, but held on for a 3-1 victory over a tenacious Australian side in Group B action of the 2014 World Cup.

In the 12th minute of Friday night’s match, Charles Aranguiz dribbled niftily in the penalty area before lofting a ball that Australian midfielder Mile Jedinak tried to clear but instead headed directly to Alexis Sanchez, who fired at close range past goalkeeper Maty Ryan.

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SundayJune 15, 2014