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MondayJuly 7, 2014

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Honduras Stops Rescue Efforts for 8 Trapped Gold Miners

Authorities and emergency agencies on Monday indefinitely suspended the operation to rescue eight men trapped in a gold mine in southern Honduras due to the risk of new cave-ins.

“The decision was made based on the knowledge of experts and taking into account the possibility of a greater tragedy due to the high-risk situation of the mine,” said Honduran geologist Anibal Godoy at a press conference he offered with Copeco emergency management chief Moises Alvarado.

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Alleged Cattle Ranchers Lynched in Bolivia

Three alleged cattle thieves were lynched by villagers in the Bolivian province of La Paz, local media reported Monday.

The incident took place on Friday in the town of Topoco after six men were surprised by local residents as they were stealing cattle. After a pursuit, three of the men were apprehended and lynched by their captors, Radio Erbol reported.

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White House:  “Most” Undocumented Migrant Children Will be Deported to Home Country

The White House toughened its stance on the situation created by the massive arrival of unaccompanied and undocumented Central American children along the U.S. southern border, saying that “most” of them do not meet the requirements to be allowed to remain in the country for humanitarian reasons and will be deported.

““Based on what we know about these cases, it is unlikely that most of these kids will qualify for humanitarian relief…and what that means is, it means that they will not have a legal basis for remaining in this country and will be returned,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest told a press conference.

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Real Madrid Soccer Legend and Honorary Club President Alfredo di Stefano Dies

Alfredo di Stefano, honorary president of the Spanish soccer club Real Madrid, died at Madrid’s Gregorio Marañon hospital on Monday, three days after suffering cardiac arrest as he was leaving a restaurant, his family told Efe. He was 88.

Di Stefano, considered one of the four greats of world soccer together with Pele, Diego Maradona and Johan Cruyff, suffered cardiac arrest on a street near Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, and since then was in the hospital’s intensive care unit.

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El Salvador: Three Pre-Columbian Burials Discovered

The secrets of the Salvadoran archaeological site Nueva Esperanza, hidden for centuries under the ashes of the ancient Ilopango volcano, have emerged to the light of day with the discovery of three pre-Columbian burials.

Little by little the volcanic ash has given way to the work of Japanese and Salvadoran archaeologists who announced last week the discovery of “three pre-Columbian burials at least 1,600 years old” in Nueva Esperanza, located in the municipality of Jiquilisco, Usulutan, some 70 kilometers (43 miles) southeast of San Salvador, the Culture Secretariat said.

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Report Says Obama Should “Go Big” on Immigration Action

Report Says Obama Should “Go Big” on Immigration Action

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This week, President Obama concluded that the House would not act on immigration reform this year, leading him to announce that he would use his executive authority to fix what he could of the immigration system on his own. This is a welcome decision, although details of his plans are unlikely to unfold until later in the summer, following consultation with Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Attorney General Eric Holder. There are no shortage of suggestions, however, about how the president can improve the current system, starting with a revision of current enforcement policies and expanding to include more permanent and temporary relief from removal. A timely new analysis from the Center for American Progress makes the case that the president should “go big,” implementing policies and programs that help the maximum number of people.

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6.4 Magnitude Earthquake in Mexico Kills Three in Guatemala

At least three people were killed Monday in Guatemala by an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 whose epicenter was in southern Mexico, national emergency management office director Alejandro Maldonado said.

Some residences and public buildings collapsed in western Guatemala, officials said.

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Puerto Rico Ramps Up Trade with Colombia with New Trade Office

The Puerto Rican government this week will open a trade office in Bogota with the aim of promoting the Caribbean island as an investment destination, a government official announced Sunday.

The spokesperson for Puerto Rico’s economic development and trade department, or DDEC, Keyla Rodriguez, told Efe that a high-level delegation including the heads of various agencies will travel to Bogota to participate in the office’s inauguration.

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Blog del Narco: Five Men Shot Execution Style and Dumped in Ravine in Cartel Violence

Five men were executed in the Sierra Tarahumara and thrown into a ravine 20 feet deep in Divisadero.

The multiple homicide occurred at kilometer 30 of the Creel-San Rafael Road, in the town of Bocoyna, frequented by many tourists. The men were thrown into a ravine 20 feet deep after being shot execution style. The State police took charge of the investigation.

So far the men have not been identified. The Attorney West Zone just unveiled their physical characteristics and the clothes each wore in hopes someone can identify.

Read more at Blog del Narco

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6 Drownings Reported in Guatemala on Pacific Ocean Beach

Six members of two Guatemalan families, including two children, drowned on a Pacific beach, emergency aid personnel reported Sunday.

According to the Municipal Firefighters, the first incident occurred late Saturday in the village of La Curvina de Chiquimulilla, in the southeastern province of Santa Rosa.

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Grenade Blast in Medellin Kills One and Wounds 40

A 23-year-old woman was killed and 40 other people were wounded when a man pulled out a hand grenade during a fight in a neighborhood in Medellin, a city in northwestern Colombia, police said Sunday.

The victim, identified as Rocio del Carmen Arrieta Arenas, was killed by the blast, police said.

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MondayJuly 7, 2014