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MondayJune 16, 2014

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Sales of Mexican Wine Growing In Spite of Odds

Sales of Mexican wine are growing despite limited government support and the lack of a denomination of origin, thanks to rising interest in winemaking and unique approaches to the business, such as a winery operating on a Mexico City roof.

Guillermo Tame and a group of friends cleared the junk off the roof of a Mexico City building and installed winemaking equipment and built a room to age the product.

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U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Argentina’s Appeal on Bond Debt

The U.S. Supreme Court refused on Monday to hear the Argentine government’s challenge to lower court rulings ordering Buenos Aires to pay $1.3 billion to a group of hedge funds led by New York-based Elliott Management Corp.‘s NML Capital Ltd unit.

Denounced by Argentina as “vulture funds,” NML and other entities acquired risky Argentine bonds at high interest rates when Buenos Aires defaulted on the debt in 2001.

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Nearly 40 Children Removed from Shelter in Puebla, Mexico Amid Allegations of Sexual Abuse

Thirty-three children and 10 young people were removed from a shelter in Puebla, a city in central Mexico, and three people were arrested on sexual abuse and other charges, state prosecutors said Monday.

The children range in age from 5 to 17, while the young people are between 18 and 24, the Puebla state Attorney General’s Office said.

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REPORT:  Argentine Authorities Locate 1,400 Clandestine Landing Srips Used by Narcos

Authorities have identified 1,400 clandestine landing strips used by smugglers to move drugs into northern Argentina, Security Secretary Sergio Berni said Monday.

All of the strips are located in the province of Santiago del Estero, he told a radio station.

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Proposed Legislation Would Grant New York’s Immigrants State “Citizenship”

A group led by New York state Sen. Gustavo Rivera launched Monday a campaign that proposes awarding state “citizenship” to the estimated 2.7 million immigrants who live in the Empire State, regardless of their immigration status.

“We have failed with immigration reform nationally and what we want is to provide an opportunity for the almost 3 million people who live and contribute to the public treasury in our state to take part in its political, civic and economic life,” Rivera told Efe Monday before introducing the bill.

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World Cup City Hosting U.S. v Ghana Dealing with Torrential Flooding

The northeastern Brazilian city of Natal, site of Monday’s World Cup match between the United States and Ghana, has turned into a disaster area due to the torrential rains flooding the municipality over the past few days.

Municipal organizations have been legally authorized to call for volunteers to help collect funds, provide quicker action in the work of containing floodwaters and lend a hand with whatever else needs to be done.

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20 People Killed, 10 Injured in Miranda, Venezuela Bus Accident

At least 20 people were killed and 10 others injured Monday when a bus ran off the road and struck a tree in the central state of Miranda, Venezuelan authorities said.

“Up to now we have the unfortunate number of 20 people killed and 10 people injured - we’re waiting for the list identifying these people,” the emergency management services director of Miranda, Victor Lira, said on Union Radio.

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Tough Eviction Laws in Venezuela Dries Up Rental Market

Venezuela’s rental market has dried up, with owners reluctant to rent properties three years after enactment of a law that makes it extremely difficult to evict tenants.

Thousands of would-be renters are finding it nearly impossible to rent an apartment, Venezuelan Real Estate Association president Aquiles Martini Pietri told Efe.

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Juan Manuel Santos Re-elected to Second Term as Colombia’s President

Juan Manuel Santos was re-elected over the weekend to a second term as Colombia’s president, winning with the support of the left and grassroots organizations that backed his agenda of continuing the peace process with guerrillas and achieving social justice.

Santos received 50.95 percent of the vote in Sunday’s runoff election, while challenger Oscar Ivan Zuluaga got 45 percent of the ballots cast, the national elections commission said.

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MondayJune 16, 2014