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ThursdayAugust 14, 2014

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English Group Rescues Circus Monkeys, Lions in Peru

English Group Rescues Circus Monkeys, Lions in Peru

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Monkeys and lions are among the animals rescued from Peruvian circuses by British-based Animal Defenders International, which is raising funds to find new homes for those creatures in refuges and reserves.

Launched in February, ADI’s Operation Spirit of Freedom has been carried out in coordination with Peruvian police and the Andean nation’s forestry and wildlife services.

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Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.9 Percent in Mexico

Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.9 Percent in Mexico

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Mexico’s unemployment rate fell to 4.9 percent of the workforce in the second quarter of 2014, down slightly from 5 percent in the same period of last year, authorities said.

A total of 2.5 million people were out of work in the April-June period in Mexico, whose workforce of 52.1 million people represents 58.6 of the nation’s population, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography, or Inegi, said Wednesday.

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Guatemalan Police Capture 3 Alleged Kidnappers

Guatemalan Police Capture 3 Alleged Kidnappers

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Guatemalan security forces captured three alleged kidnappers in the northwestern part of the country suspected of having abducted a young girl on July 22, an official source reported.

The National Civil Police, or PNC, said in a communique that Diego Leonel Ramirez Garcia, alias “El Loco,” 24; Mario Magdoni Garcia Mendoza, 26, and Mateo Marcos Diego, 35, were arrested on Tuesday as they were negotiating a second payment of ransom money in exchange for the unidentified victim’s safe return.

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3 Cargo Trucks Burned By Violent Groups in Colombia

3 Cargo Trucks Burned By Violent Groups in Colombia

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Unidentified violent groups on Wednesday burned three cargo trucks on a road linking the town of Ocaña with the city of Cucuta, both in Colombia’s northeastern Norte de Santander province, which borders on Venezuela, sources with the National Police confirmed to Efe.

The incident, which occurred at 6 a.m. local time, took place after several individuals intercepted the vehicles and then set the trucks on fire, completely closing down the roadway for several hours.

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Immigrants Work in More Arduous Jobs than U.S. Natives, New Study Shows

Immigrants Work in More Arduous Jobs than U.S. Natives, New Study Shows

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One of the reasons often cited to explain the importance of immigrant workers to the U.S. economy is the presumption that immigrants perform jobs that U.S. natives are unwilling to take. Numerous studies show that immigrant workers complement the native-born in various ways. But in spite of the growing evidence, restrictionist groups recurrently argue that inflows of immigrants negatively affect the native-born labor force as a whole, and less-educated working-class individuals in particular.

The reality is that, in general, native-born workers do not compete with immigrants for the same jobs. And to a large extent that is because “unemployed natives and employed recent immigrants tend to have different levels of education, to live in different parts of the country, to have experience in different occupations, and to have different amounts of work experience.” In particular, immigrant workers tend to specialize in occupations intensive in manual, physical labor, while natives tend to work in jobs more intensive in communication and language tasks.

Adding more nuance to the “complementarity thesis,” a recent publication by economist Madeline Zavodny shows that immigrants are more likely than natives to work in jobs that are more physically demanding. In other words, on average, immigrants tend to do jobs that require more physical effort.

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Spain Allows Repsol To Explore For Oil Off Canary Islands

Spain’s Industry Ministry has authorized Madrid-based oil major Repsol to drill up to three exploratory wells off the Canary Islands, a major tourist destination.

The resolution published Wednesday in the official gazette allows Repsol to carry out the oil exploration project at three sites off the Atlantic archipelago: Sandia, Chirimoya and Zanahoria.

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Mexico Allocates 83 Percent of Reserves to Pemex

Mexico’s Energy Secretariat said Wednesday it has assigned 83 percent of the country’s proved and probable, or 2P, reserves to state-owned oil company Petroleos Mexicanos as part of a historic energy-sector overhaul and has also granted the state-owned company 21 percent of prospective resources.

In an event in this capital, Energy Secretary Pedro Joaquin Coldwell said the area that Pemex has been assigned under the so-called “Round Zero” allocation covers 90,000 sq. kilometers (34,750 sq. miles) and contains an estimated 20.6 billion barrels of oil equivalent.

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Blog del Narco: Drug Cartel Leader Rules Community- Settles Legal Disputes

Blog del Narco: Drug Cartel Leader Rules Community- Settles Legal Disputes

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The leader of the Knights Templar cartel, Servando Gomez, alias “La Tuta,” was captured in a video that showing his power and leadership.

La Tuta distributed the estate of a deceased businessman in the town of Zitácuaro, Michoacan state. In the video, the Mexican drug lord with his cap on and a white shirt, is featured presenting to members of the family what their share in the estate will be and explained to the cameras. Upon the death of businessman Luis Miguel Estefan, a family dispute arose over money. The family made up of three men and two women surrounded “La Tuta” on a terrace of a hotel while he begins to divide property.

“The problem here is that there was a legacy which needs to be divided in proportional shares,” says the criminal. “Morally you must recognize a son, to whom was his wife’s in the civil marriage , a little boy who is not present.” One child received a home in the region of foviste Zitácuaro and 500 thousand dollars in cash, as was determined by the leader of the Knights Templar. Servando Gómez goes on to lists assets of each member, then the family members shake thier head and say they agree. In the video it shows the influence and power of the leader of the Knights Templar. “Stephanie is running a restaurant with a value of $ 1.5 million and a house in Lerdo, worth a million,” says the boss. But at the end of the distribution “La Tuta” reminds them about a donation of $ 450,000 to ‘Us’, referring to The Knights Templar cartel. Each member agrees to donate a proportion of their inheritance to the criminal organization led by the offender. After the meeting, the boss looks at the camera and asks the family if they agree with the distribution, to which the family responds. Everyone involved are closely following the drug cartel leader for signs . He is always in control of the the assembly and holding a paper with notes on the percentages of inheritance.

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Man Shot by Police in Missouri Near Vigil for Michael Brown

Man Shot by Police in Missouri Near Vigil for Michael Brown

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A man was injured by police gunfire early Wednesday not far from where, for the third consecutive night, incidents have been occurring after the death of a young black man at the hands of a police officer in Ferguson, a city in west-central Missouri.

St. Louis County police confirmed that officers shot and wounded an armed man about 1 a.m. after having been alerted about a shootout and the presence of four masked individuals who were carrying firearms.

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Guatemala Arrests 6 Suspected Drug Traffickers

Guatemala Arrests 6 Suspected Drug Traffickers

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Six suspected drug traffickers, including two Salvadorans and a Mexican, were captured in Guatemala’s Pacific Ocean waters, the National Civilian Police, or PNC, said Wednesday.

The arrests were made on Tuesday by anti-drug personnel with the support of Guatemala’s coast guard and U.S. drug enforcement agents, the PNC said in a statement.

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ThursdayAugust 14, 2014