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TuesdayJune 17, 2014

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Spanish Senate Approves King Juan Carlos’s Abdication

The Spanish Senate on Tuesday approved King Juan Carlos’s abdication, completing the final parliamentary procedure needed for the proclamation of Felipe VI as Spain’s next monarch.

The upper house of Spain’s Parliament voted 233-5, with 20 abstentions, to approve the abdication law, opening the way for the king’s son, Felipe de Borbon, to ascend to the throne on Thursday.

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POLL:  Majority of Cuban-American Youth Oppose Embargo

The majority of young Cuban-Americans not only oppose the embargo against Cuba but are in favor of reestablishing relations with Havana, according to a poll taken by Miami’s Florida International University.

“We’re seeing a clear demographic change - younger people and those who have arrived from Cuba over the past few years favor a change in policy toward the island,” FIU professor Guillermo J. Grenier, one of the directors of the survey released Tuesday, told Efe.

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SURVEY:  Nearly 90 Percents Mexicans Say Government is Corrupt

Some 88.3 percent of Mexicans consider corruption to be a prevalent practice among public servants in their contacts with citizens, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography, or INEGI, said, citing the results of a new survey.

The 2013 National Survey on Government Quality and Impact found that 48 percent of Mexicans say corrupt practices are “very frequent” among public employees, while 40.3 percent say corruption is frequent, the INEGI said.

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REPORT:  Cuban’s Average Salary Rises to $20 per Month

The average state salary in Cuba rose 1 percent in 2013 to 471 pesos ($20) a month, which maintains the trend toward slight increases seen in recent years, according to an official report published Tuesday.

A study posted on the Web site of the National Statistics and Information Office, or ONEI, indicates that the average monthly wage in the state economy topped the 466 pesos ($17) of 2012, a year when it rose 2.4 percent over the previous year.

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Mexican Narco Wanted by U.S. Arrested Enroute to World Cup in Brazil

A Mexican man wanted in the United States for drug trafficking was detained as he prepared to board a flight to the northeastern city of Fortaleza for Tuesday’s World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Mexico, Brazilian authorities said.

Brazilian Federal Police and Interpol agents arrested Jose Diaz Barajas shortly before midnight Monday at Rio de Janeiro’s international airport.

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TuesdayJune 17, 2014