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ThursdayJuly 3, 2014

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Public Employees Protest Pay Cuts in Puerto Rico

Public Employees Protest Pay Cuts in Puerto Rico

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Hundreds of employees of Puerto Rican government agencies and state-owned enterprises took to the streets of San Juan on Wednesday to protest pay and benefit cuts.

The workers gathered in front of the Minillas Government Center in San Juan, where the main offices of the Government Development Bank, the Department of Transportation and Public Works, the Planning Board, the Department of Consumer Affairs and the Public Buildings Authority are located.

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Olympic Athlete Denounces Police Extortion in Guatemala

Olympic Athlete Denounces Police Extortion in Guatemala

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Guatemalan Olympic race walker Jaime Daniel Quiyuch Castañeda said Wednesday that he was detained and extorted by the police.

The bronze medal winner in the 2011 Pan-American Games told Efe that cops detained him on Monday in Guatemala City as he was riding in an automobile with his brother and a friend.

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Cuba Claims Embargo Responsible for “Closed” Internet

The U.S. economic embargo prevents Cubans from accessing many Google services, Communist Party daily Granma said Wednesday, reacting to comments by the search giant’s chief during a recent visit to the island

CEO Eric Schmidt and three other Google executives traveled to Cuba last week “to promote the virtues of a free and open Internet,” dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez said in a post on her site, 14ymedio.

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Colombia to Invest $4 Billion in Water System Upgrades

Colombia to Invest $4 Billion in Water System Upgrades

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Colombia will invest 7.6 trillion pesos ($4 billion) over the next 10 years to improve water service for around 4.4 million people, the National Planning Department, or DNP, reported on Wednesday.

Under the plan, 1.79 million people will benefit from potable water service and 2.54 million will be provided with ways to better manage wastewater, according to a document prepared by the National Council for Economic and Social Policy.

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Dominican Authorities Arrest 137 Haitian Migrants

Dominican Authorities Arrest 137 Haitian Migrants

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The Cesfront border security force arrested a total of 137 undocumented Haitians, the Dominican army said.

On Tuesday, 16 illegal Haitian migrants were arrested after being found hiding in a house in the northwestern province of Dajabon.

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Blog del Narco: Reputed Leader of the Familia Michoacana Cartel Arrest in Mexico

Blog del Narco: Reputed Leader of the Familia Michoacana Cartel Arrest in Mexico

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Authorities apprehended a reputed leader of the Familia Michoacana drug cartel, a source in the Mexican Attorney General’s Office told Efe Wednesday.

Jose Maria Chavez Magaña was arrested Tuesday night in a joint operation by the navy and the AG’s office, the source said.

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Brazilian Police Stop Demonstrators in Sao Paulo

Brazilian Police Stop Demonstrators in Sao Paulo

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Brazilian police used tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets to break up a demonstration in downtown Sao Paulo protesting the arrests of two activists last week.

The protest staged Tuesday evening on Praça Roosevelt drew about 300 people, according to police, and the situation began to get out of hand when two attorneys representing the activists went to speak with authorities and wound up being arrested.

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ThursdayJuly 3, 2014