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TuesdayAugust 5, 2014

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Stolen Grandson of Argentine’s ‘Plazo de Mayo’ Leader is Found

Doubts about his real identity led a 36-year-old Argentine man to submit to a DNA test that showed him to be the grandson of the president of the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo human rights group, the family said Tuesday.

The man was born June 26, 1978, while his mother, Laura Carlotto, was in the custody of the military regime then ruling Argentina.

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REPORT:  South Carolina Migrant Workers “Least Visible” Members of Community

South Carolina fieldworkers receive low pay for toiling long hours in dangerous conditions, live in deplorable conditions and remain isolated and in the shadows out of fear of the country’s immigration laws, a new study shows.

Between 15,000 and 30,000 migrants, most of them from Mexico, arrive in the Palmetto State each year to work the peach, strawberry, grape, tomato, pepper, corn, blackberry and onion harvests, thus helping the state’s multimillion dollar agricultural industry stay afloat.

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Dept. of Justice Earmarks Funds for Crime Victims in Puerto Rico

The U.S. Department of Justice has allocated $5.4 million for services needed by crime victims in Puerto Rico.

The island’s representative in the U.S. Congress in Washington, Pedro Pierluisi, announced Tuesday in a press release that the funds will go to the Office of Public Security Affairs in Puerto Rico’s Department of Justice.

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Suspected Gulf Cartel Chief Arrested in Mexico

A suspected boss of a drug cartel based in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas was arrested by federal security forces in Mexico City, the Attorney General’s Office said.

Jose Ivan Chao Llanes was arrested last Friday at a hotel in the southern section of Mexico City, where the suspect was vacationing, Criminal Investigations Agency director Tomas Zeron said.

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Mexican Journalist Seeks Protection After 12-Year Old Son Murder

Reporters Without Borders sought protection Tuesday for a Mexican journalist whose 12-year-old son was fatally shot outside the family’s home in the central state of Mexico.

The slaying occurred last Friday in the town of Luviano when unknown persons fired on Indalecio Benitez Mondragon’s home, where he also has the studio of the community radio station he runs: La Calentana Mexiquense.

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REPORT: Spanish Priest Working in Africa Tests Positive for Ebola

A Spanish priest working in the West African nation of Liberia tested positive for the ebola virus and is being treated in isolation at San Jose Hospital in Monrovia, the Spain-based health charity Juan Ciudad ONGD said Tuesday.

Testing positive along with the Rev. Miguel Pajares of the Brothers Hospitallers of St. John of God were two nuns from the Order of the Immaculate Conception, Sisters Chantal Pasaline Mutwamene and Paciencia Melgar, the charity said.

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U.S. to Provide Funding to Protect Puerto Rico’s Coral Reefs

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, will provide $321,000 for the conservation of Puerto Rico’s coral reefs, the island’s representative in the U.S. Congress, Pedro Pierluisi, said.

“The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has just approved an allocation of $321,000 in federal funds for the local Department of Natural and Environmental Resources to pay for the operations of the Coral Reef Conservation and Management Program in Puerto Rico during fiscal year 2014,” Pierluisi said.

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STUDY:  Latinos Least Represented Group in Hollywood

Hispanics are the least represented group in Hollywood, according to a study by the University of Southern California, which found that a scant 4.9 percent of actors in the 100 biggest box-office films were Latinos.

The analysis by USC’s Annenberg School notes how meager this percentage is compared with the 17 percent of the country’s population that is of Hispanic descent.

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TuesdayAugust 5, 2014