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TuesdayJuly 29, 2014

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FARC Guerillas Leave Colombia’s Most Important Port without Electricity

The port of Buenaventura, the most important port on Colombia’s Pacific coast, is without electricity after a dynamite attack on several electric towers attributed Tuesday to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, by the Colombian military.

“There is one of the towers that is bent in two, whereby we’ve ... confirmed that it’s a terrorist attack (and) about which we have intelligence information to corroborate those impressions,” Pablo Romero, the commander of the country’s Pacific naval fleet, told Radio Caracol, attributing the attack to the FARC.

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40,000 Guatemalan Families Affected by Drought

Some 40,000 families have been affected by the drought caused by the El Niño weather phenomenon in Guatemala, Agriculture, Ranching and Food Minister Elmer Lopez said Tuesday, citing preliminary figures.

The lack of rain has damaged corn crops in some 28 cities in eight provinces located in the so-called Dry Corridor in the country’s east and north, the minister said.

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Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo and Mexico City Universities Sign Accord

The presidents of the University of Buenos Aires, or UBA, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, or UNAM, and the University of Sao Paulo, or USP, on Tuesday signed a cooperation agreement governing the recognition of titles, student exchanges and cooperation in finding financing sources.

Alberto Edgardo Barbieri, of the UBA, the UNAM’s Jose Narro and Marco Antonio Zago, of the USP, signed the agreement during the 3rd International Meeting of Universia Deans, which wrapped up Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro and was participated in by 1,103 heads of academic institutions in 33 countries.

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Ex-Mexican Governor’s Son Seen Meeting with Cartel Leaders

An online video shows the leader of the Los Caballeros Templarios (Knights Templar) drug cartel meeting with a son of Fausto Vallejo, the former governor of the western Mexican state of Michoacan.

The meeting took place at an unspecified date in cartel boss Servando Gomez Martinez’s area of influence in Michoacan, based on the video footage uploaded Tuesday to news agency Quadratin’s Web site.

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PEMEX Reports Lower Trade Surplus

Mexican state-owned oil company Petroleos Mexicanos posted an $8.2 billion trade surplus in the first half of 2014, down 20.42 percent from the same period of last year.

The company’s exports of crude, refined products, natural gas and petrochemicals were valued at $22.5 billion, down 7 percent from the first half of last year, Pemex said in a statement Tuesday.

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U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey Introduces Legislation to Protect Victims of Notario Fraud (VIDEO)

U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey Introduces Legislation to Protect Victims of Notario Fraud (VIDEO)

Photo: Congressman Marc Veasey

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On Monday, July 28, 2014, Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) unveiled H.R. 5228, the Notario Victim Relief Act to assist immigrants who have been victims of fraudulent immigration practices.

This legislation allows victims of immigration fraud to have unlimited time to refile their immigration related paperwork, permitting them to have an opportunity to reopen their cases and immigrate lawfully.

“Notario fraud” happens when an unauthorized immigration consultant, sometimes known as a “notario” or “notario público” provides legal advice or services without legal authorization.  Since 2002, more than 75 businesses in Texas have been shut down for providing unauthorized legal services. There is no federal statute that specifically addresses the unauthorized practice of immigration law, though federal authorities are able to prosecute using other statutes.

“While America waits for House Republicans in Washington to bring immigration reform to the floor for a vote, we cannot forget about the invisible victims of the broken U.S. immigration process. When immigration is in the news, scam artists see an opportunity. House Republicans’ reckless delay has confused the public and allowed scam artists to prey on our immigrant communities. This is a serious national problem that causes suffering for Texas families and weighs on an already overburdened immigration system.  By working with advocacy groups like the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), we have crafted legislation that would allow victims of notario fraud to reopen their cases and immigrate lawfully. This legislation is just the first step towards stopping fraudulent immigration services in our nation.”

 

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Spain’s Economy Expected to Grow 1.5 Percent This Year

The government expects Spain’s economy to grow 1.5 percent this year and 2 percent in 2015, Economy and Competitiveness Minister Luis de Guindos said Tuesday.

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s government plans to revise its macroeconomic forecast upward in September, De Guindos told Parliament.

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Blog del Narco: La Tuta- Leader of Knights Templar Controls Everything- incl. Organ Donations-VIDEO

Blog del Narco: La Tuta- Leader of Knights Templar Controls Everything- incl. Organ Donations-VIDEO

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Rodrigo Vallejo Mora, son of former governor of Michoacan, Fausto Vallejo Figueroa, and Servando Gómez Martínez, La Tuta, top leader of the Knights Templar,  met to discuss the situation of the government and find new mechanisms for communication and working as part of the crisis due to the recurring absences of the then state governor. According to a video of 18 minutes 15 seconds the eldest son of former Morelia Mayor also revealed to the criminal boss that his father suffers and needs atleast five replacements of internal organs, including the pancreas, liver and intestines.

In turn, La Tuta said the PRI federal deputy Alfredo Anaya Gudino it sought to explore the possibility of acting governor, while Senator Luisa Maria Calderón, the PAN, and the current president of the Political Coordination Board in San Lazarus, Silvano Aureoles Conejo PRD recently operated against.

But “the son of bitches Zambrano,” said the man also known as El Profe, who appears throughout the video always seated to the left of Vallejo Rodrigo Mora, who in turn looks relaxed, makes jokes, is laughs and drinks a beer Tecate can Fausto Vallejo Figueroa even refers by name to close associates of La Tuta, and gives orders. A woman sitting with her back to the camera, a man in orange shirt and cap, and another individual dressed in black also appear in the video and poured some comments, at different times. The recording was made at an inn on the edge of a road, perhaps in the Tierra Caliente region of Michoacán Coast or because of the vegetation in these areas. It also records the passage of a group of cyclists, people walking and even a truckload of freshly felled trees. Rodrigo Vallejo and Servando Gómez always remain quietly seated on white plastic chairs with the name Leslie in the rear. The video ends when La Tuta asks the person who is allegedly recording “Bring me a little water.”

 

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Legal Action Over Signing of Striking Neymar Widens

FC Barcelona club member Jordi Cases has decided to widen his legal action over the team’s signing last year of Brazilian striker Neymar to include Barça’s president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, and its economic vice president, Javier Faus.

Attorney Felipe Izquierdo confirmed his client’s decision in statements to TV3.

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6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Central Mexico

A magnitude-6.4 earthquake rocked central and eastern Mexico on Tuesday, but no injuries have been reported, the National Seismology Service said.

The earthquake occurred at 5:46 a.m. and its epicenter was located 46 kilometers (28 miles) southwest of Isla, a city in the Gulf state of Veracruz, at a depth of 131 kilometers (81 miles).

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TuesdayJuly 29, 2014