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FridayJune 20, 2014

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Blog del Narco: Mexican Authorities Arrest 2 Crime Bosses

Blog del Narco: Mexican Authorities Arrest 2 Crime Bosses

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Two “priority objectives” were among five organized crime figures apprehended in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas, the head of Mexico’s National Security Commission said.

Monte Alejandro Rubido told a press conference that the five detainees include Juan Manuel Rodriguez Rodriguez and Ricardo Ivan Santillan Trejo, identified by media outlets as local bosses of the Gulf and Los Zetas cartels, respectively.

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World Leaders Honor Spanish Royal Family

World Leaders Honor Spanish Royal Family

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The international community congratulated Felipe VI on his investiture Thursday as Spain’s new king and paid tribute to the work of former monarch Juan Carlos during his 39 years as head of state.

“Spain is a valued ally of the United States, and we share strong ties, steeped in history. I look forward to working closely with King Felipe VI and continuing to strengthen this bond in the years to come,” U.S. President Barack Obama said in a statement.

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UNESCO Appoints Mexico to Oversee International Hydrological Program

UNESCO Appoints Mexico to Oversee International Hydrological Program

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Mexico has been chosen to head the inter-governmental council that oversees UNESCO’s International Hydrological Program, or IHP, officials said.

The director of Mexico’s National Water Commission, or Conagua, David Korenfeld, was named the council’s president for the next two years, Mexico’s Environment Secretariat and Foreign Relations Secretariat said in a joint statement.

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Colombia’s J Balvin Joins Free Concert Series Online

Colombia’s J Balvin Joins Free Concert Series Online

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Colombian reggaeton singer J Balvin is the latest artist to sign on for the “Terra Live Music” Internet concert series, the Terra Web portal said in a statement in Miami.

The musician will give the concert in a live webcast on terra.com on June 26, performing a selection of songs from his most recent release, “La Familia,” which has gone platinum in several countries.

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Colombia Looks to Advance After Defeating Ivory Coast 2-1

Colombia Looks to Advance After Defeating Ivory Coast 2-1

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Colombia beat Ivory Coast 2-1 here Thursday to vault to the top of Group C in the 2014 World Cup, leaving the Andean squad all but assured of a berth in the knockout phase.

Winning back-to-back World Cup matches for the first time in their history, the Colombians lead the group with six points, followed by Ivory Coast with three.

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Luis Suarez Leads Uruguay to 2-1 Victory Over England

Luis Suarez Leads Uruguay to 2-1 Victory Over England

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Just weeks after undergoing knee surgery, Luis Suarez scored both of Uruguay’s goals here Thursday in a 2-1 victory over England.

The result leaves Uruguay with three points after two matches and a chance of advancing to the knockout stage.

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Cuba Looks to Foreign Investors in Bottling, Electronics Sectors

Cuba Looks to Foreign Investors in Bottling, Electronics Sectors

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Cuba is looking to attract foreign investment in a range of industrial sectors and sees special potential for capital inflows to the bottling and packaging and electronic equipment and appliances industries, a government official said Thursday.

“The main sectors we’re focusing on, the biggest opportunities, are in the bottling and packaging sector,” the Industry Ministry’s director of industrial management, Adriana Barcelo, said just days before the Caribbean island’s new foreign investment law goes into effect.

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Dispute Over Election Law May Halt Energy Reforms in Mexican Congress

Dispute Over Election Law May Halt Energy Reforms in Mexican Congress

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Mexico’s conservative National Action Party, or PAN, said it would participate in the debate on the secondary energy industry reform legislation only if the governing Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, ceased pressing for the modification of an election law.

The debate on the energy industry reforms in Congress could be delayed until November if the PRI does not agree to abandon efforts to change a law that governs the operations of political parties, the PAN coordinator in the Senate, Jorge Luis Preciado, said.

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FridayJune 20, 2014