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TuesdayJuly 15, 2014

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Costa Rica Arrests 4 Nicaraguans in Rape of U.S. Tourist

Costa Rican authorities on Tuesday arrested four Nicaraguans as suspects in the rape of a young U.S. tourist who said she had been attacked by several men.

The OIJ investigative agency said in a statement that police arrested four Nicaraguan men, three of them aged 27 and one 35, who are suspected of participating in the rape.

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Arizonians Protest Arrival of Unaccompanied Minor Immigrant Children

Groups opposing illegal immigration demonstrated Tuesday in this Arizona town to prevent the arrival here of undocumented children.

Singing patriotic songs and waving American flags, residents of Oracle, a town of some 4,000 people, expressed their annoyance at the news that Central American children will be sheltered in their community.

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White House Hopes First Round of Deportations Sends Clear Message

The White House said Tuesday that the arrival this week in Honduras of the first flight of undocumented adults and children that had entered the U.S. illegally will send a clear message to potential migrants that “they will not be welcome to this country with open arms.”

The deportation of the first group of Central American immigrants who recently crossed the southern border into the U.S. reflects the commitment of President Barack Obama’s administration to “prioritize” repatriation, White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters.

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POLL:  Majority of Americans Disapprove How President Handling Current Immigration Crisis

Fifty-eight percent of Americans disapprove of the way President Barack Obama is managing the recent immigration crisis on the southern border, while 66 percent reject the Republicans’ approach to the issue, a poll published Tuesday shows.

Just a third of the respondents in the ABC News/Washington Post poll came out in favor of the way in which the White House is responding to the humanitarian crisis created by the arrival of thousands of unaccompanied foreign minors and families with children.

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Is Ana Maria Belaval “The View’s” Next Co-Host?

The producers of “The View” could take on a Puerto Rican journalist to co-host the popular U.S. talk show and entertainment program for the ABC television network’s upcoming fall season.

Puerto Rico’s Ana Maria Belaval, reporter for the past nine years on the “Around Town” segment for WGN Morning News in Chicago, was invited by the producers to audition by co-hosting the program live - which they feel will be the best way to judge her work.

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Blog del Narco: 14 Year Old Gunned Down in Guanajuato Street

Blog del Narco: 14 Year Old Gunned Down in Guanajuato Street

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A 14-year-old entered the Guanajuato General Hospital after being shot by two men who circulated aboard a motorcycle down the street Rosal Colony Los Fresnos.

Hospital staff reported a patient named Carlos “N” 14 years old, was admitted who had two gunshot injuries and who is listed in serious condition . According to the father of the victim, the family was visiting at the home of the grandparents and their son left the house to meet friends on the street.  Minutes later, two young men on a motorcycle passed by and shot Carlos. The young boy was shot twice in the abdomen, while his friends ran to their houses after hearing the gunshots.

Ministerial Authorities added that both the family and the witnesses claimed ignorance of the identity of the shooters.
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Guatemalan Authorities Investigating Death of Unaccompanied Minor in Arizona Desert

The Guatemalan government is investigating the possible death of another minor in the Arizona desert as he was coming to the United States, Vice President Roxana Baldetti said Tuesday.

She mentioned the case during an interview on SN radio along with President Otto Perez Molina where the pair discussed the issue of the migration of unaccompanied children to the United States.

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Immigration Activist & Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas Detained in Texas

Immigration Activist & Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas Detained in Texas

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Journalist and immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas has been detained in McAllen, Texas, Lara Drasin with Define American told Poynter in an email. Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, is an undocumented immigrant and the founder of Define American.

“Mr. Vargas did not make it through security at the airport,” Define American’s campaign director Ryan Eller said in a statement that ran here. “Our understanding is that he is currently being questioned behind us at border patrol headquarters.”

In the statement, Eller said that Vargas came to Texas to humanize the stories of children and families fleeing the most dangerous regions of central America. “It became apparent during our time here in this border town that the founder of our organization, Jose Vargas, may not be able to leave McAllen.”


On Monday night, Eller said Vargas told him the following: “Our America is better than this, we’re more humane, more compassionate, and we are fighting for a better America, a country we love, but has yet to recognize us.”

Dan Kowalski, an immigration lawyer with the Fowler Law Firm in Austin, Texas, told Poynter in a phone interview that Vargas has a law firm or a lawyer on retention, though he’s not sure who. Kowalski said several lawyers on the ground in McAllen are trying to reach Vargas. For now, border patrol has just three options.

One, they can let Vargas go and set up recurring meetings to keep track of him. Two, they can let him go, set up those meetings and put him in removal proceedings. But because he has no criminal record and isn’t one of the refugees coming from Central America, Kowalski said, that could take years.

“But the third option is they could actually detain him and take him into custody.”

One question is, why now? Vargas has been traveling since coming out as undocumented in The New York Times in 2011.

“In theory, he could have been stopped at any one of those trips,” Kowalski said. “It does raise an interesting question. Why now, why here?”

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Mexican President Enacts Sweeping Telecom Reform Laws

President Enrique Peña Nieto on Monday signed into law the telecommunications reform legislation approved last week by Mexico’s Congress.

The telecom overhaul is aimed at reducing concentration in the industry, which is dominated by America Movil in telephony and Internet services, and Televisa in the broadcasting area, Peña Nieto said during a ceremony at the National Palace.

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15 Reporters Injured in the Latest World Cup Protests in Brazil

Fifteen reporters covering the last protest against the 2014 World Cup in Brazil were injured by police, the Journalists’ Union of Rio de Janeiro municipality said Monday.

Union leader Paula Marian slammed the aggression against reporters and demanded “a change in the model of public security, which, in the name of keeping order, resorts to brutal violence like this.”

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World Health Organization’s Chief Visits Cuba to Review Country’s Healthcare System

World Health Organization director Margaret Chan is on an official trip to Cuba to familiarize herself with the development of the country’s health care system, biotechnical research and medicines, Cuban state media said Monday.

“Whenever I come here I always learn something new from your scientists, from your health care workers,” Chan said upon her arrival in Havana accompanied by the director of the Pan American Health Organization, Carissa F. Etienne, Cuba’s official AIN news agency said.

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TuesdayJuly 15, 2014