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FridayAugust 1, 2014

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Oakland Trades Cuban Cespedes for Boston Pitcher Jon Lester

Oakland Trades Cuban Cespedes for Boston Pitcher Jon Lester

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The Oakland Athletics bolstered their pitching staff on Thursday by acquiring ace starter Jon Lester from the cellar-dwelling Boston Red Sox for Cuban slugger Yoenis Cespedes.

The A’s, who have the best record in baseball at 66-41, were looking to load up on arms with a view to the playoffs, having been eliminated the past two years in the postseason by the pitching-laden Detroit Tigers.

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House Republicans Cancel Vote on Border-Crisis Bill

House Republicans Cancel Vote on Border-Crisis Bill

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The House of Representatives did not bring to a final vote the bill crafted by the Republican majority for $659 million in supplementary funds to handle the border crisis.

The Republican leadership in the House canceled the vote amid divisions in their own ranks.

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Retired Army Officer Arrested for 1999 Murder of Colombian Journalist

Retired Army Officer Arrested for 1999 Murder of Colombian Journalist

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A retired army officer accused of being one of the people involved in the 1999 murder of popular journalist and political humorist Jaime Garzon was captured Thursday after a decade on the run, the Colombian Attorney General’s Office said.

Jorge Eliecer Plazas Acevedo was arrested in San Martin, a town in the central province of Meta, Deputy Attorney General Jorge Perdomo told reporters.

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Argentina Denies Economy is in Default

Argentina Denies Economy is in Default

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A day after rating agency Standard & Poor’s declared Argentina to be in selective default for failing to make interest payments to holders of restructured debt, the Argentine government dismissed talk of default as “an absurd fable.”

Argentina last month deposited $539 million with a New York bank to cover the payments, but the U.S. judge who ruled in favor of holdout creditors demanding 100 cents on the dollar for Argentine bonds has barred the bank from distributing the money, Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich pointed out at his daily press conference.

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Blog del Narco: Children arrested in Mexico Carrying Firearms Skyrocket

Blog del Narco: Children arrested in Mexico Carrying Firearms Skyrocket

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The number of children and adolescents who carry firearms in Guanajuato is steadily increasing according to a report from the Attorney General PGJ entity.


In 2011 only nine minors were found to be in possession of revolvers, brackets, machine guns, etc.. Although in 2013 found a total of 50. All of them were found in the 23 municipalities as Acambaro Apaseo Alto, Celaya, Coroneo, Cortazar, Cuerámaro, Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato, Irapuato, Leon, Pénjamo, Pueblo Nuevo, Salamanca . Also in San Miguel de Allende, Santa Cruz de Juventino Rosas, Santiago Maravatío, Silao, Tarandacuao, Tarimoro, Uriangato, Valle de Santiago, Villagran and Yuriria. This increase in the number of children and adolescents who carry guns seems to be related to the increase in the number of minors engaged in drug dealing in the state.

The state Attorney revealed that while in 2011 arrested 12 minors transporting or trading in drugs at wholesale or retail to the end of 2013 the figure was 848. 
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Rep. Gutiérrez On Failure of House Republicans to Get Their Act Together

Rep. Gutiérrez On Failure of House Republicans to Get Their Act Together

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Rep. Gutiérrez On Failure of House Republicans to Get Their Act Together on Immigration, Border Spending, Children and DREAMers
Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) commented on the failure of House Republicans to approve their harsh border supplemental bill and a bill House Republican leadership promised to the anti-immigrant wing of the GOP to revoke the Deferred Action initiative (DACA) for DREAMers.  Rather than see the bills fail in a vote, House Speaker John Boehner pulled the bill altogether.  At this hour (4 p.m. ET), Republicans are still trying to find a way forward and plan to regroup as a conference in the morning, postponing the beginning of the August recess.

Rep. Gutiérrez is scheduled to leave this evening for a tour of the Texas border with a bipartisan group of House Members led by Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and a delegation of Senators led by Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME).  They will tour border facilities in Texas on Friday, if they are able to leave this evening.  Rep. Gutiérrez, a Democrat, represents the Fourth District of Illinois, is a Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, a Member of the Judiciary Committee and the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, and is the Chairman of the Immigration Task Force of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

“I guess it is harder to take candy from children than they thought.  The Republicans planned to pass a bill to deport children quickly and take away protections from deportation that the President extended to children with DACA raised in the U.S., but it didn’t work out as planned.  They just couldn’t go far enough over the anti-immigrant ledge to satisfy enough of the GOP conference to get a majority.

“The number of kids who have come to this country from Central America fleeing violence could all fit in Soldier Field with room to spare, yet about 60,000 kids have made adult American legislators lose their marbles.  Republicans could not agree on how to deport them fast enough and the Democrats were not going to let a decade or more of progress in improving our asylum and human trafficking laws get thrown out for election year politics.

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Petrobras Stops Production at Offshore Rig after Fire, Spill Near Brazil

Petrobras Stops Production at Offshore Rig after Fire, Spill Near Brazil

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Brazilian state-controlled energy giant Petrobras halted production at its PNA-1 platform off the coast of the southeastern state of Rio de Janeiro after a fire broke out and oily water spilled, the Sindipetro NF oil workers union said Thursday.

No one was injured in the fire that erupted at around 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, when technicians were performing welding work on one of the platform’s metal beams, the union said.

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Peruvian Police Arrest Man Linked to Mexican Drug Cartel

Peruvian Police Arrest Man Linked to Mexican Drug Cartel

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A man was arrested for allegedly heading an international drug organization linked to Mexico’s Tijuana cartel, the Peruvian Interior Ministry said.

Alberto Santillan Zamora was arrested last week and on Wednesday he was transferred to Lima from the city of Tingo Maria amid tight security under the direct supervision of Interior Minister Daniel Urresti and National Police commander Jorge Flores.

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Cameron Diaz Brings “Sex Tape” to Mexico

Cameron Diaz Brings “Sex Tape” to Mexico

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Actress Cameron Diaz traveled to Mexico to promote her new film, “Sex Tape,” in which Jason Segel co-stars.

“Sex Tape” is a raunchy comedy that shows “how couples that have been married many years can suddenly need to once again find their intimacy,” Diaz told Televisa.

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Brazilian Group Captures First Contact with Indian Tribe (VIDEO)

Brazilian Group Captures First Contact with Indian Tribe (VIDEO)

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A video released by Brazil’s National Indian Foundation, or FUNAI, shows an isolated Indian tribe’s first contact with civilization in Acre, a state on the border with Peru, and how the Indians interact with a nearby indigenous community.

Members of the tribe were first spotted on June 27, when FUNAI personnel out fishing saw two Indians who had dropped a basket of lemons on the banks of the Envira River.

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FridayAugust 1, 2014