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ThursdayJune 19, 2014

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Spanish Parliament Swears In Felipe VI

Spanish Parliament Swears In Felipe VI

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Felipe VI was sworn in and proclaimed king of Spain before Parliament on Thursday in a ceremony in the lower house of the legislature.

The speaker of the lower house of Parliament, Jesus Posada, swore in the new monarch, who received a long round of applause from the lawmakers and officials present for the ceremony.

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Industrialization is Bolivia’s Biggest Challenge, Economy Chief Says

Bolivia’s economy and finance minister said Wednesday that the Andean nation’s most pressing challenge is to consolidate its drive toward industrialization.

Luis Arce said in an interview with Efe that the natural gas and mining industries, which were “abandoned by the state” for decades, are the focus of the government’s industrialization effort.

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18 Colombians Arrested After Robberies in Brazilian World Cup City

18 Colombians Arrested After Robberies in Brazilian World Cup City

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Police in one of the 12 Brazilian cities hosting World Cup matches arrested 18 Colombian nationals on suspicion of robbery, authorities said Wednesday.

The 17 men and one woman were detained in the wee hours of the morning in downtown Belo Horizonte, police in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais said.

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Blog del Narco: Mexican Police Discover 31 Bodies in Clandestine Grave

Blog del Narco: Mexican Police Discover 31 Bodies in Clandestine Grave

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Investigators have found 31 bodies in a clandestine grave in the southern part of the Mexican Gulf state of Veracruz, military spokesmen said.

The grave was found Tuesday at the El Diamante ranch in the Tres Valles region, which is on the border with Oaxaca state.

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Mother of U.S. Contractor Jailed in Cuba Dies

Mother of U.S. Contractor Jailed in Cuba Dies

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The mother of Alan Gross, the U.S. government subcontractor serving a 15-year sentence in Cuba on a conviction for subversion, died Wednesday.

Evelyn Gross, 92, died in Plano, Texas, after a years-long battle against lung cancer, the family said in a statement.

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Mexican Authorities Recover Missing Radioactive Material

Mexican Authorities Recover Missing Radioactive Material

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The radioactive substances stolen from a government research facility last week in Tultitlan, a city in the central state of Mexico, were recovered early Wednesday, officials said.

The stolen piece of equipment containing cesium-137 and americium-beryllium was “identified” and “retrieved from the place” so it can be “fully safeguarded without affecting the population,” emergency management coordinator Luis Felipe Puente said in a Twitter post.

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Mexican Court Refuses to Block Arrest of Drug Kingpin Wanted by U.S.

Mexican Court Refuses to Block Arrest of Drug Kingpin Wanted by U.S.

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A Mexican court refused to block the arrest of fugitive drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero, who is wanted by U.S. authorities in connection with the 1985 murder of a DEA agent.

Attorneys for Caro Quintero, who remains in hiding 10 months after his release from a Mexican prison, had asked a court in this capital to quash the arrest warrant.

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27 Scarlet Macaws Released as Part of Recovery Plan in Mexico

27 Scarlet Macaws Released as Part of Recovery Plan in Mexico

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Scientists and wildlife managers have released 27 scarlet macaws in the La Otra Opcion preserve in the Los Tuxtlas region of the Gulf state of Veracruz under a program to reintroduce the species to its original habits in Mexico, the Xcaret nature park said.

The birds were released last weekend in the preserve, “where the chances of survival are very favorable,” Xcaret wildlife manager Rodolfo Raigoza Figueras said.

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ThursdayJune 19, 2014