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ThursdayJune 26, 2014

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Ecuador’s Tie With France Not Enough to Advance at World Cup

Ecuador’s Tie With France Not Enough to Advance at World Cup

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Ecuador was eliminated from the World Cup Wednesday after a scoreless draw with Group E winner France in front of nearly 74,000 spectators at Rio’s Maracana stadium.

The Andean side fought hard and could take some satisfaction from denying the high-powered French offense a goal, especially when the Ecuadorians were forced to play the final 40 minutes down a man after Antonio Valencia was ejected on a straight red card for a vicious foul against Digne.

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Blog del Narco: Mexican Authorities Confirm DNA is Leader of Mexico’s Tijuana Cartel

Blog del Narco: Mexican Authorities Confirm DNA is Leader of Mexico’s Tijuana Cartel

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DNA and physical tests performed by Mexico’s Criminal Investigation Agency confirmed that a man arrested earlier this week is Fernando Sanchez Arellano, the suspected leader of the Tijuana drug cartel, the Attorney General’s Office said Wednesday.

DNA tests confirmed that the suspect’s “genetic profile shows a biological parental link to the Arellano Felix family,” the AG’s office said in a statement.

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Armed Men Attack Church Killing 2, Injuring 4 in Honduras

Armed Men Attack Church Killing 2, Injuring 4 in Honduras

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Two people were killed and four others wounded when several armed men burst into a church in western Honduras and began shooting, the National Police said Wednesday.

The attack occurred Tuesday night during a service at a Protestant church in Santa Rosa de Copan, a police spokesperson told reporters.

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Accused Murderer, Rapist Burned Alive by Bolivian Mob

Accused Murderer, Rapist Burned Alive by Bolivian Mob

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A 30-year-old man accused of raping and murdering a woman in the eastern province of Santa Cruz was seized by a mob and burned to death, Bolivian authorities said Wednesday.

The lynching victim has been identified as Dario Ribero Maldonado, police Col. Octavio Gutierrez told reporters.

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Mexico Stopped 9,622 Unaccompanied Minors From Crossing Border in 2013

Mexican immigration agents have stopped 9,622 unaccompanied minors this year, a figure equal to the 2013 total, with the total for the full year projected at 16,000, Deputy Government Secretary for Population, Migration and Religious Affairs Mercedes del Carmen Guillen Vicente said.

“As of this time, 44,409 foreigners have been returned, and 9,622 unaccompanied children in this period, while the total in 2013 was 9,724,” Guillen Vicente said.

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Argentine Marine Biologists Investigate Dead Sperm Whale

Argentine Marine Biologists Investigate Dead Sperm Whale

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A 16-meter (52-foot) sperm whale weighing between 30 and 40 tons was found dead on a beach in El Condor, a city in the Patagonian province of Rio Negro, Argentine environmental officials told Efe.

The huge marine mammal was spotted last Friday by a fisherman, who notified marine biologists working in the area, Rio Negro Environment and Sustainable Development Secretariat spokesman Lucas Albornoz said.

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Kate del Castillo Calls On Mexico City Mayor to Ban Circus Animals

Kate del Castillo Calls On Mexico City Mayor to Ban Circus Animals

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Actress Kate del Castillo is calling on Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera to sign legislation passed by the Federal District Legislative Assembly that would ban the use of animals in circuses.

“As an artist who will always consider Mexico City her home, I felt very proud to learn that Legislative Assembly members voted unanimously to prohibit the use of animals by circuses,” the actress said in a letter to Mancera.

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Uruguay’s Suarez Faces Disciplinary Action After Biting Accusation

Uruguay’s Suarez Faces Disciplinary Action After Biting Accusation

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FIFA confirmed that it has launched disciplinary action against Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez over an apparent biting incident during his team’s World Cup Group D match against Italy, and it has given the player and the national squad until late Wednesday afternoon to present their side of the story.

“FIFA can confirm that disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the player Luis Suarez of Uruguay following an apparent breach of art. 48 and/or art. 57 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code during (Tuesday’s) 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil match Italy-Uruguay,” soccer’s governing body said in a statement Wednesday.

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ThursdayJune 26, 2014