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TuesdayJuly 8, 2014

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Puerto Rico Prison Riot Leaves 10 Guards Injured

Ten guards and several inmates were injured during a large-scale riot at the Zarzal Correctional Institution in the eastern town of Rio Grande, Puerto Rican authorities said.

The riot started after prison guards uncovered a stash of illegal substances, which led to a showdown with the prisoners, who in turn attacked the guards.

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75 Undocumented Cuban Migrants Detained in Honduras

Honduran authorities detained Tuesday 75 Cubans trying to get to the United States, a police spokesman said.

A group of 15 Cubans - 10 men, four women and a toddler - was detained in customs at Agua Caliente on the border between Honduras and Guatemala, following a routine police check.

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Chilean Authorities Seized 3 Tons of Crack and Coke in Large Drug Bust

Police seized 3 tons of crack and power cocaine and marijuana and arrested eight people in an operation last weekend in northern Chile, authorities said Tuesday.

Police estimated the street value of the drugs confiscated in Chile’s largest drug bust in the last 10 años at 33 billion pesos ($60 million).

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REPORT:  Sofia Vergara Dating Actor Joe Manganiello

Colombian actress Sofia Vergara, who in May announced the end of her relationship with businessman Nick Loeb, is the new love interest of actor Joe Manganiello, the online edition of People magazine reported.

“They just started to hang out,” said a source with the publication.

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Second Day Of Running of Bulls: 3 Injured

A Briton, a Japanese man and a local resident were injured Tuesday in the second running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona, officials said.

The 23-year-old British man sustained a chest injury and was transported to a hospital.

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Nicargua’s Canal 173 Mile Route Unveiled

The Grand Interoceanic Canal Commission of Nicaragua and China’s HKND Group presented the proposed 278-kilometer (173-mile) route of the canal linking the Pacific with the Caribbean.

The canal will stretch from the coast of the southwestern town of Brito on the Pacific across Lake Nicaragua to the mouth of the Punta Gorda River on the Caribbean, an executive of the HKND Group said during a live broadcast.

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Obama To Ask Congress For $2B To Ease Immigration Crisis

The Obama administration will ask Congress for more than $2 billion Tuesday to address the urgent humanitarian crisis along the U.S. border with Mexico.

In the past nine months, more than 50,000 children and teenagers have crossed that border illegally on their own, most from Central America. By law, the administration can’t deport those young people until they have an immigration hearing — a process that can take years.

President Obama is asking lawmakers for additional money to speed up the process, but also to help warehouse the children while they’re awaiting deportation.

The White House budget request comes as Obama is preparing to travel to Texas this week. He’s not expected to visit the Rio Grande Valley, where most of the Central American children are entering the country. But White House spokesman Josh Earnest says Obama already knows what’s happening there.

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FIFA Will Not Take Action on Brazil’s Neymar Injury

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee announced Monday that it cannot take action to punish Colombian soccer player Camilo Zuñiga for kneeing Brazil’s Neymar in the back and fracturing a vertebra, and rejected the request by the Brazilian Soccer Confederation, or CBF, to rescind the yellow card for Brazilian captain Thiago Silva.

The president of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee, Claudio Sulser, said in a communique that he “deeply regrets the incident and the grave consequences for Neymar’s health” from the kneeing he was dealt by the Colombian defender that fractured a vertebra.

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Fossil of Largest Bird with 23 Foot Wingspan Found

Scientists have identified the fossilized remains of a bird that, with a wingspan of more than 7 meters (23 feet), could have been the largest bird that ever existed on Earth, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reported.

The remains were found in 1983 in South Carolina by Charleston Museum volunteer James Malcom during excavations directed by Albert Sanders for a new terminal at the international airport of that city.

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Blog del Narco: La Familia Drug Cartel Forces Nurses to Aid Injured

Officials from the Mexican Navy Department were involved in a shootout with this La Familia Drug cartel members in La Goleta, Amatepec Township, State of Mexico.

According to reports, after the exchange of gunfire, the assailants fled to Alahuixtlan municipality of Teloloapan, located on the border of northern Guerrero and south of the State of Mexico.

The cartel members, who were traveling in at least 15 trucks, then took control of the town. They fitted out the church as a camp and forced the local nurses at the clinic to give the injured gunman medical attention.

The group was led by Osvaldo Olascoaga Hurtado, brother Jonhy Olascoaga, The Mojarro, and deputy leader of La Familia Michoacana, Jose Maria Chavez Magaña.
So far, federal authorities have not issued information about the incident.

Despite the deployment of troops from the Army and Navy, the violence in northern and southern Guerrero state of Mexico continues and, in addition, there remains a brutal dispute for this important corridor between drug cartels.

Read more at Blog del Narco

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Cuban Government to Give Schools More Autonomy

The Cuban Education Ministry announced that during the next school year it will try out a new model giving more autonomy to the schools, according to which they will be able to organize their own schedules and activities to a greater degree.

Education Minister Ena Elsa Velazquez said that the decision reviewed by hundreds of teachers, students and officials and it will allow principals to organize the internal activities of their schools in accord with their particular circumstances and their environment.

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TuesdayJuly 8, 2014