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SaturdayAugust 9, 2014

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Mexico’s Yaqui Indians Defend Water Rights in Meeting With Senators

Mexico’s Yaqui Indians Defend Water Rights in Meeting With Senators

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Representatives of the Yaqui Indian tribe demanded a halt to the operation of an aqueduct in the northwestern Mexican state of Sonora, saying here in a meeting with senators that it will leave their communities without water.

“Yaqui elders, men, women, youth and children have come to this city to make ourselves heard because we’re sure that what’s happening on our land is a violation of our rights,” Yaqui spokesman Tomas Rojo said, according to a statement by Mexican civil society organization Serapaz.

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Vehicle Carrying Member of Mexican Navy Overturns, Killing 9

Nine Mexican navy service members died when the military vehicle in which they were riding overturned in the central state of San Luis Potosi, the Navy Secretariat said in a statement.

The accident occurred at around 5:00 p.m. Friday on the Matehuala-San Luis Potosi highway, the secretariat said.

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Mexican Police Rescue 20 Central American Migrants

Police in the Mexican capital rescued 20 Central American migrants found suffering from hunger and dehydration, the municipal Public Safety Office said.

The group included six woman and four minors.

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Protestors Set Up Blockade on Busy Mexican Highway

Protestors Set Up Blockade on Busy Mexican Highway

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The expressway linking the Mexican capital with the Pacific resort city of Acapulco was re-opened early Friday after being blocked for more than 10 hours by peasants demanding that authorities do more to fight crime, the Guerrero state government said.

Members of the Union of Towns and Organizations of Guerrero blocked the expressway outside Chilpancingo, the state capital, at some 200 kilometers (120 miles) south of Mexico City.

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Someone Used Brazilian President’s Server to Slam Journalists on Wikipedia

Someone Used Brazilian President’s Server to Slam Journalists on Wikipedia

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A person with access to the Internet server in the office of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff altered the profiles of two journalists on Wikipedia by adding several criticisms and falsehoods, O Globo newspaper said Friday.

According to the newspaper, IP 200.181.15.10, an Internet identity linked to Planalto Palace, was used in May of last year to negatively modify the profiles of journalists Miriam Leitao and Carlos Alberto Sardenberg, well-known communicators on the Globo network.

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CAS to Rule on Luis Suarez’s Appeal in Less Than a Week

CAS to Rule on Luis Suarez’s Appeal in Less Than a Week

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The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Friday it will probably rule “before the end of next week” on Uruguayan international and FC Barcelona striker Luis Suarez’s appeal of his four-month ban for biting an opponent during the World Cup.

In a statement, the CAS said the player and legal representatives of Barça, which signed Suarez from Liverpool in July, and the Uruguayan soccer federation appeared Friday at a five-hour hearing at its headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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Son of Mexican Politician Indicted for Ties to Cartel

Son of Mexican Politician Indicted for Ties to Cartel

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A Mexican court on Friday formally charged the son of the former governor of the western state of Michoacan with obstruction for his refusal to answer questions about his videotaped meeting with a drug kingpin.

Rodrigo Vallejo Mora, who has been behind bars since last weekend, was ordered held, even though defendants charged with obstruction are usually granted pre-trial release.

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Only Half As Many Children Caught Crossing U.S. Border in July

Only Half As Many Children Caught Crossing U.S. Border in July

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The number of unaccompanied undocumented children apprehended on the southern border of the United States dropped in July to 5,508, compared with more than 10,000 in both May and June, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said.

DHS said it was the first time this year that the number has been lower than in the previous month.

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At Least 18 Dead, 40 Injured in Bus Accident in Peru

At Least 18 Dead, 40 Injured in Bus Accident in Peru

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At least 18 people died and another 40 were injured Friday in a bus accident on a highway in the central Peruvian region of Junin, police said.

After leaving Lima, the bus had an accident for unknown causes at Kilometer 126 (Mile 78) on the Central Highway near the town of San Pedro de Cajas.

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Area of Northern Spain Hailed as “Mega-Trove” of Dinosaur Footprints

Area of Northern Spain Hailed as “Mega-Trove” of Dinosaur Footprints

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Experts confirm that a site in the northern Spanish province of Burgos is a “mega-trove” of fossilized dinosaur footprints from a species unknown anywhere else in the world.

The scientific director of the Las Sereas site, Fidel Torcida, said the principal rarity of these fossilized footprints - known as ichnites - is that they show four toes in front that are not curved, unlike all others that have been documented around the world.

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Producers of “La Voz” Say Contestants Will Receive More Support

Producers of “La Voz” Say Contestants Will Receive More Support

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The fourth edition of the reality singing competition “La Voz…Mexico” (The Voice…Mexico) will be all about giving more support to the contestants, the producer of the hit show said.

The contestants who really stand out will be given support from the beginning of the program, rather than waiting until one of them wins a contest before beginning to think about his or her career, Miguel Fox told a press conference here.

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Cuba Celebrates Shakespeare with First Visit of The Globe Theater Group

Cuba Celebrates Shakespeare with First Visit of The Globe Theater Group

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Havana joined in the celebration of the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth with the first visit of the famed London theater group The Globe and its performance of “Hamlet.”

The Globe twice presented “Hamlet” on Thursday at the downtown Mella Theater as part of the world tour that began last April in London to mark the 450 years since Shakespeare (1564-1616) was born.

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SaturdayAugust 9, 2014