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ThursdayJuly 31, 2014

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Senate to Vote on Emergency Funds for Border

Senate to Vote on Emergency Funds for Border

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The Senate on Wednesday approved continuing the procedure to bring to a vote the Democratic bill to provide $2.7 billion in supplementary emergency funding to deal with the crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border.

The motion to end debate prevailed by a vote of 63-33. Ten Republicans supported the measure.

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Neymar Will Join Barça’s Pre-Season Match in August

Neymar Will Join Barça’s Pre-Season Match in August

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Brazilian star striker Neymar said here Thursday he will be “100 percent” when he joins FC Barcelona’s training sessions next week and is confident he will play in a friendly pre-season match later in August.

“I’m recovering little by little from the injury. I’ll arrive at Barcelona at 100 percent,” the striker told reporters in Tokyo, where he traveled to film a mattress commercial.

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El Salvador Charges Spanish Priest with Assisting Gangs

El Salvador Charges Spanish Priest with Assisting Gangs

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A Spanish priest was arrested in El Salvador and charged with allegedly smuggling banned items to gang members behind bars, the police said Wednesday.

The Rev. Antonio Rodriguez was taken into custody Tuesday night “for the crime of introducing illicit items into (prisons),” national police director Mauricio Ramirez told the media.

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Over 1.5 Tons of Cocaine Seized in Colombia

Over 1.5 Tons of Cocaine Seized in Colombia

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Colombian authorities seized 1,555 kilograms (3,425 lbs.) of cocaine that were found on a boat en route to Central America, the military said Wednesday.

The operation was carried out by Colombian and U.S. military forces, the latter being the ones who initially detected the boat in the Gulf of Uraba and warned Colombian authorities, who began the pursuit.

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Uruguay’s Luis Suarez to Appear Before CAS on August 8

Uruguay’s Luis Suarez to Appear Before CAS on August 8

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The Court of Arbitration for Sport has summoned Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez, currently serving a four-month ban from all soccer-related activities, to a hearing on Aug. 8.

Sources familiar with the case told Efe that CAS will apply its fast-track procedure and should rule on Suarez’s appeal against his suspension in mid-August.

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Colombian Oil Firm Begins Producing Oil in Gulf of Mexico

Colombian Oil Firm Begins Producing Oil in Gulf of Mexico

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Colombian state oil company Ecopetrol announced Wednesday the start of crude production from two wells in U.S. waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

The first well, in Block 4 of the Canyon DeSoto, began operating July 13 and is producing 9,500 barrels of oil equivalent per day, the firm said in a statement.

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Migration Fix Must Look at Big Picture, Bishop Encourages

Migration Fix Must Look at Big Picture, Bishop Encourages

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The head of the U.S. bishops’ migration committee challenged U.S. President Obama and the leaders of Central America to respond to violence in that region in order to protect children who are being forced to flee.

“Over the long-term, a strategy must be devised to address the violence and lack of opportunity in the countries of Central America,” said Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio Elizondo of Seattle, and “(s)pecific attention should be paid to helping at-risk youth remain safe and access opportunity at home.”

“Instead of cooperating on intercepting them and sending them back to dangerous situations, the leaders should work together to protect them from those dangers, including providing them asylum in neighboring countries and in the United States,” he said in a July 24 statement.

More than 52,000 unaccompanied minors have been apprehended in the U.S. this year, a number which has doubled since 2011. It is projected that by the end of the fiscal year, 90,000 unaccompanied minors will have arrived in the United States, fleeing ongoing violence in Central America. 

Bishop Elizondo urged the region’s leaders to address the ongoing violence and instability within Central America, in order to adequately examine the influx of unaccompanied minors to the U.S.

Alluding to a July 25 meeting scheduled between President Obama and the presidents of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras, the bishop said that discussion on the situation must address the “root causes of violence.”

“The leaders should focus upon the protection of these children and families, as they are charged with as the heads of their nations,” he explained.

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has stated opposition to the deportation of unaccompanied minors, without first giving them an immigration hearing.

“Families, as well, should receive a fair hearing of their asylum claims,” said Bishop Elizondo.

Rather than simply “send(ing) children back to harm,” he voiced hope that the United States will find a way to “humanely respond to this situation.”

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Drought Forces Puerto Rico to Begin Rationing Water

Drought Forces Puerto Rico to Begin Rationing Water

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Drought-stricken Puerto Rico soon will begin implementing an alternate-day water rationing plan that will affect some 300,000 residents of greater San Juan.

Water rationing will begin on Aug. 6 for customers served by the Carraizo reservoir, the president of the state-owned utility AAA, Alberto Lazaro, told a press conference.

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Italy to Extradite Convicted Organ-Trafficker to Brazil

Italy to Extradite Convicted Organ-Trafficker to Brazil

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Italy has agreed to extradite an Israeli army reservist who was convicted in Brazil of organ trafficking, Brazilian authorities said Wednesday.

Officers are on their way to Rome to take custody of Maj. Gedalya Tauber and escort him back to the South American nation, Brazil’s Federal Police said.

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ThursdayJuly 31, 2014