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TuesdayJune 24, 2014

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Spanish National Team Returns Home and Avoids Press

The Spanish national soccer team returned to Madrid from Brazil around noon on Tuesday, avoiding reporters and not greeting the fans who showed up to express their support.

The team arrived on an Iberia flight from Brazil, where Spain was eliminated from the World Cup, and the players were taken straight to waiting vans outside the concourse.

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Venezuelan Prison Riot Leaves 3 Dead - One of Country’s Most Violent Prisons

Three people died and several were injured in a riot at a prison in western Venezuela, authorities said Monday.

The incident took place Sunday at Uribana penitentiary, where 58 people died in distubances in January 2013.

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Mexico’s Economic Activity Increase Slightly in April

Mexico’s Global Economic Activity Index, or IGAE, rose 0.50 percent in April, compared to the same month last year, thanks to strength in the agricultural and service sectors, the National Statistics Institute, or INEGI, said Tuesday.

The primary sector of the economy grew by 1.3 percent, while the secondary sector contracted by 0.60 percent and the tertiary sector expanded 1.1 percent, the INEGI said in a statement.

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Three Car Accident in Guatemala Leaves 5 Dead, 7 Injured

Five people were killed and seven others injured in a three-vehicle accident in the western province of Quetzaltenango, Guatemalan authorities said Monday.

The crash, which involved a bus, a van and a light cargo truck, occurred Sunday night in the municipality of Flores Costa Cuca, 209 kilometers (130 miles) west of Guatemala City, provincial fire chief Eric Sempe told the media.

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Madrid and Miami Sign Friendship Accord

Madrid Mayor Ana Botella and Miami’s Tomas Regalado signed in the Spanish capital Monday a twin-town agreement, noting the historic, cultural and economic ties that bind them.

After signing the accord, the mayor of Madrid spoke of the “harmony, affection, common interests and deep economic and cultural ties, above all the Spanish language,” which unite the two sister cities.

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Criminals Break Into Venezuelan Police Station to Steal Guns

A police station near Caracas was assaulted by four “heavily armed” criminals, who stole 18 handguns and seven ammunition magazines, an official spokesman told Efe Monday.

“Four individuals entered the police station…they overcame the officers who were there, beat them, tied them up and took their service weapons along with 16 handguns they found in storage and seven ammunition magazines with 17 bullets each,” Miranda state police press secretary Niumar Oropeza said.

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Spanish Singer Isabel Pantoja’s Money Laundering Sentence Upheld

The Spanish Supreme Court confirmed Monday a two-year prison sentence for singer Isabel Pantoja on charges of money laundering, but she is unlikely to serve any time behind bars.

Under Spanish law, a convict with no previous criminal record who is sentenced to a maximum of two years is eligible for a suspended sentence.

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REPORT:  Cuba Holding 114 Political Prisoners

The number of political prisoners in Cuba has climbed to 114, the opposition Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation, or CCDHRN, said Monday.

“This total number represents a net increase over what our commission reported on Nov. 17, 2013, when the documented number of such convicts was 102,” the commission said in a communique.

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Mexican Indian Women Ask for Apology and Damages for Human Rights Violations

Human rights groups called Monday on the Mexican government to comply with judicial rulings by apologizing and paying compensation to three Otomi Indian women who spent time in prison on kidnapping convictions that were later thrown out by the courts.

Amnesty International and the Miguel Agustin Pro Juarez Human Rights Center have launched a campaign aimed at getting the Attorney General’s Office to adhere to the terms of court rulings on the women, who “were victims of unjust acts by Mexican authorities.”

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