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MondayAugust 11, 2014

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REPORT:  Colombia Goverment Peace Accord with FARC Will Not Happen in 2014

Negotiators for the Colombian government and the FARC rebel group will not meet President Juan Manuel Santos’ goal of finalizing a peace accord by the end of this year, the leader of the guerrillas said Monday.

The peace process, which began in November 2012, will be delayed by the complex nature of the debate on the fourth point of the peace agenda dealing with the recognition of - and reparations to - the victims of the conflict, Rodrigo Londoño, known as “Timochenko,” said on the FARC Web site.

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Argentina Cozies Up to Russia During their Feud with U.S.

The Argentine government said Monday that it will expand exports to Russia by taking advantage of “the opportunity” created by Vladimir Putin’s ban on importing food and raw materials from the United States and the European Union in retaliation for sanctions imposed on Moscow by Washington and Brussels.

“Russia has a significant need for food products and the Argentine Republic can supply them,” Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said in his regular press conference.

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Panama Launches National Literacy Program

Panama on Monday relaunched its national literacy program, a project in which it has the cooperation of the Cuban government.

The literacy program was initiated in 2007 and will be participated in by officials of several government institutions, as well as a group of Cuban technicians who are already in Panama, Social Development Minister Alcibiades Vasquez told reporters.

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Calle 13 Leader Singer Residente Has Baby with Actress Wife

Singer Residente, leader of the Calle 13 band, and his wife, Argentine actress Soledad Fandiño, have had their first child and named him Milo.

“Since Aug. 7 we have 4.185 kilos of love and 9.4 pounds of peace sleeping with us. Born of an Argentine and delivered by a Mexican. I introduce you to Milo,” said Rene Perez, the singer’s real name, on his Instagram account.

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Blog del Narco:  Cartel Money Man Arrested in Chihuahua

A man suspected of running the financial affairs of a drug cartel in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua was arrested over the weekend, the Government Secretariat said.

Enrique Hernandez Garcia was detained on Saturday, the secretariat said.

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72 Arrested in Spain for Human Trafficking

Spanish police arrested 72 people and broke up a band dedicated to illegally smuggling Albanian citizens to Britain, authorities said Monday.

The majority of the Albanians were introduced into Britain with fake travel documents acquired in Italy or Greece, for which they each paid 500-4,000 euros (about $669-$5,354).

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Guatemalan National Police Accused of Demanding Money from Migrants

Three agents of Guatemala’s PNC national police were arrested after they demanded money from a family of Honduran migrants, authorities said Monday.

Their capture took place Sunday night on a highway in Peten province on the Mexican border, at some 615 kilometers (382 miles) north of Guatemala City, after their victims filed a complaint, the PNC said in a statement.

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NBA Star Carmelo Anthony’s Foundation Inaugurates New Basketball Court in Puerto Rico

New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony and his foundation opened a fifth basketball court over the weekend in Puerto Rico to give poor kids a place to play.

“I want to thank the community for having brought me here again to do something positive for the kids and the community,” Anthony said during the “A Very Melo Weekend” event on Sunday.

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Brazil’s Economic Growth Forecast Cut for 2014 and 2015

Private sector analysts have cut their 2014 growth forecasts for Brazil’s economy to 0.81 percent from 0.86 percent last week, marking the 11th straight week of downward revisions, the Central Bank said Monday.

Analysts also cut their 2015 economic growth forecast from 1.5 percent to 1.2 percent.

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MondayAugust 11, 2014