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WednesdayAugust 6, 2014

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Cocaine Found Aboard Spanish Navy Training Vessel

Cocaine Found Aboard Spanish Navy Training Vessel

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Authorities found 127 kilos of cocaine hidden aboard the Spanish navy’s training ship, the Juan Sebastian Elcano, after an investigation in which three sailors - two Spaniards and an Ecuadorian - were arrested last month, Spain’s Civil Guard said Wednesday.

The operation, carried out jointly by the Spanish navy and U.S. authorities, began several months ago with the arrests in New York of two people of Colombian origin and the seizure of 20 kilos of cocaine.

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Immigrants Rights Groups Criticize NC Gov. for Wanting Faster Deportations

Immigrants Rights Groups Criticize NC Gov. for Wanting Faster Deportations

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Organizations defending immigrants’ rights in North Carolina on Wednesday called remarks by Gov. Pat McCrory “irresponsible” after he asked for deportations of undocumented Central American children who come unaccompanied to this country to be speeded up.

“It’s the most irresponsible thing we could do, given that those children are refugees who have arrived here fleeing from danger in their countries. North Carolina is, and must continue to be, a state that welcomes all recently arrived people,” Armando Bellmas, the spokesman for the Charlotte-based Latin American Coalition, told Efe on Wednesday.

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Castro’s Estranged Daughter Visits Ailing Mother in Cuba

Castro’s Estranged Daughter Visits Ailing Mother in Cuba

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Alina Fernandez Revuelta, the estranged daughter of Fidel Castro, flew from Miami to Havana to visit her ailing 88-year-old mother, media outlets said Wednesday.

Fernandez Revuelta, who has lived outside Cuba for 21 years, resides in Miami.

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¡Felicidades! Bolivia on Your 189th Year of Independence

Today, all of Bolivia is celebrating and rejoicing its 189-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500’s and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, enslaved native populations and plundered silver deposits.  The fight for independence started in 1809 and was 16-years in the making; led by Simon Bolivar and General Antonio Jose de Sucre.  August 6th is the date on which Bolivia officially became an independent republic.

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South America Welcomes First Gorilla Born in Captivity

South America Welcomes First Gorilla Born in Captivity

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The zoo in Belo Horizonte, the capital of Brazil’s Minas Gerais state, is the home of the first gorilla born in captivity in South America, the Fundacion Zoo-Botanica said.

The baby gorilla, whose gender is not yet known, was born on Tuesday, the foundation said in a statement.

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Atletico Madrid’s Manquillo Joins Liverpool on 2-Year Loan

Atletico Madrid’s Manquillo Joins Liverpool on 2-Year Loan

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Right back Javier Manquillo, who came through Atletico Madrid’s youth system and played last season with its first team, has joined Liverpool F.C. on a two-year loan, the clubs announced Wednesday on their respective Web sites.

The 20-year-old traveled Monday to Liverpool, passed a medical exam on Tuesday and has signed with the Premier League side, which earlier this offseason acquired Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Emre Can, Lazar Markovic, Dejan Lovren and Divock Origi.

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Olga Tañon Joins Reality Music Competition on Telemundo

Olga Tañon Joins Reality Music Competition on Telemundo

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Singing star Olga Tañon has signed on as school director and judge for Telemundo’s new reality music competition, “Yo Soy El Artista” (I’m The Artist), the network said.

The Puerto Rican singer-songwriter told Efe she is “happy and very proud” to be part of the show, which premieres next month.

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Costa Rica Arrests 2 Men Carrying Over $1 Million Concealed in Truck

Costa Rica Arrests 2 Men Carrying Over $1 Million Concealed in Truck

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Costa Rican authorities announced Tuesday the arrest of a man and his son, both Costa Rican citizens, who were intending to enter the country from Nicaragua carrying more than $1 million in cash hidden inside a truck.

The Drug Control Police, or PCD, at the Peñas Blancas border crossing point arrested a 57-year-old man with the surname Davila Ponce and his 29-year-old son and seized a total of $1,116,840 in cash.

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Authorities Discovered 97 Bodies of Immigrants in Arizona Over Past 10 Months

Authorities Discovered 97 Bodies of Immigrants in Arizona Over Past 10 Months

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The U.S. Border Patrol has found the bodies of 97 undocumented immigrants in the Arizona desert over the past 10 months, the latest being that of a 19-year-old youth.

“We got a call from a man asking for help. He told us he was crossing the mountains with his son who was hit by lightning. When the agents arrived he was already dead,” Andres Adame, spokesman for the Border Patrol in Tucson, told Efe.

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WednesdayAugust 6, 2014