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FridayAugust 15, 2014

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Juanes Makes New Videos in Puerto Rico Ahead of World Tour

Juanes Makes New Videos in Puerto Rico Ahead of World Tour

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Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes filmed in Puerto Rico four videos of songs from his new disc “Loco de Amor,” with which he will launch his new world tour next week in his native land.

In an interview with Efe before shooting the videos, directed by Kacho Lopez, the global superstar said he felt “very happy” about filming for the first time ever on the Caribbean island.

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Brazil to Receive $3 Billion Investment From GM Over 5 Years

U.S. automaker General Motors plans to invest 6.5 billion reais (nearly $3 billion) in Brazil over the next five years, CEO Mary Barra said.

She said after meeting with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff that GM has a nearly 90-year track record in Brazil and plans to be in the country for the long haul.

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Mexican Actress Columba Dominguez Dies, Age 85

Mexican Actress Columba Dominguez Dies, Age 85

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Actress Columba Dominguez, an emblematic figure of the golden age of Mexican cinema, has died in a Mexico City hospital. She was 85.

The star of films such as “Maclovia” (1948), “Rio Escondido” (1948) and “Pueblerina” (1949) died Wednesday but the family kept private the cause of her death.

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Blog del Narco: Narco Violence Returns to Tijuana

Violence again surfacing in the border city of Tijuana where in the first seven months of the year there have been 302 crimes, most of them related to disputes between rival groups for control of drug dealing.

The homicide rate could skyrocket even more one takes into account so far this month total there have been 14 murders.  The municipal authorities reinforced checkpoints in 40 colonies. The murders and kidnappings continue despite the heavy police presence.

Mayor Jorge Astiazaran Orci said the violence in this border town escalated with the discovery of four dead at the start to the week, including that of a 19-year old reported missing whose remains were located in the sewer, it does however not compare to the crime rate of 2008 when a war between drug cartels was recorded.

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Mexican Mayor With Alleged Ties to Knights Templar Accused of Murder

Mexican Mayor With Alleged Ties to Knights Templar Accused of Murder

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The mayor of the western Mexican town of Huetamo was arrested on charges of homicide and extortion, the Michoacan state Attorney General’s Office said Thursday.

Dalia Santana Pineda was being questioned by AG’s office investigators in Morelia, the state capital, according to an official statement.

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Reporters Without Borders Blames Negligence For Colombian Journalist’s Death

Reporters Without Borders Blames Negligence For Colombian Journalist’s Death

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Reporters Without Borders said Colombian authorities’ negligence was partially to blame for the death of a radio journalist who was gunned down just two weeks after his police protection was removed.

The Paris-based press-freedom watchdog, known by its French initials as RSF, lamented the “tragic withdrawal” of a police bodyguard for Luis Carlos Cervantes, the director of the Radio Morena station in Taraza, a town in the northwestern province of Antioquia.

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Mariano Rajoy Calls on EU to Take Stance on Illegal Immigration

Mariano Rajoy Calls on EU to Take Stance on Illegal Immigration

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Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Thursday here pushed for a “forceful” European Union policy on illegal immigration, pointing to the “difficult situation” his government has been facing due to recent massive attempts by migrants to enter Spain.

In brief remarks to the press during his vacation in northwestern Spain, Rajoy expressed his wish for Italy, which currently occupies the rotating EU presidency, to lead a forceful policy against illegal immigration and also one of aid to people who want to leave their countries of origin.

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Central American Coffee Rust Fungus Contributes to Region’s Migration

Central American Coffee Rust Fungus Contributes to Region’s Migration

Photo: Coffee growers Juan Rivas and Manuel Antonio Rodriguez sit in the assembly area of their El Salvador coffee cooperative. The cooperative has 115 members, but has been silent this year because a fungus that has wiped out much of coffee production. (CNS/David Agren)

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Oralia Lopez had a brother leave for the United States in 2013. He had given up on eking out a living in El Salvador’s coffee country, where a fungus known as coffee rust wiped out crops and caused hardship and hunger. He arrived in the Washington, D.C., area, home to many Salvadoran migrants, and started sending home remittances.

His success encouraged two brothers to try their luck, Lopez said, but they were detained on the Mexico-U.S. border and deported.

“Agriculture is not providing anything here to survive on,” Lopez said.

Such is the desperation in this corner of El Salvador and other parts of Central America, where coffee crops can provide modest livelihoods. The coffee crisis in El Salvador has sent some searching for work in larger cities, while those staying put increasingly grow subsistence crops such as corn and beans, which stave off hunger, but can be bad for the environment.

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Mexican Political Party Removes Legislative Leaders After Scandal

Mexican Political Party Removes Legislative Leaders After Scandal

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The chairman of Mexico’s conservative National Action Party, or PAN, announced the dismissal of the party’s leaders in the lower house of Congress after they were caught on video dancing with scantily clad women at a private party.

PAN lower house coordinator Luis Alberto Villarreal and his deputy, Jorge Villalobos, will be replaced by Jose Isabel Trejo Reyes and Aurora Aguilar, respectively, party chief Gustavo Madero told a press conference.

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Marlow Rosado Looks To Expand Salsa Genre

Marlow Rosado Looks To Expand Salsa Genre

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The latest album from Marlow Rosado and his La Riqueña band aims to show that salsa can accommodate new elements and colors.

“Salsanimal,” the follow-up to the Grammy-winning “Retro,” was crafted with the idea of expanding the genre, Rosado said in an interview with Efe.

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FridayAugust 15, 2014