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SaturdayAugust 16, 2014

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Mayor Running for Re-Election Killed in Peru

Mayor Running for Re-Election Killed in Peru

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Authorities are investigating the murder of the mayor of the central Peruvian municipality of Amarilis, a senior police officer said Friday.

Marzony Vasquez, who was seeking re-election in October, died en route to the hospital Thursday night after two assailants on a motorcycle shot him as he was driving to his home, Col. Juan Albarracin told the media.

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Deferred Action Sparks Debate In Light of Immigration Reform Failure

Deferred Action Sparks Debate In Light of Immigration Reform Failure

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With more than 500,000 young people enrolled, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals has not only been in force for two years this Friday but its importance looms ever larger in debates about immigration policy, in which some seek its repeal and others want to expand it.

The Republican majority in the House of Representatives approved a bill before leaving on their summer recess that aims to end DACA once and for all, a reaction to the child immigration crisis on the southern border.

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Following Death of Presidential Candidate Brazil Party May Turn to Marina Silva

Following Death of Presidential Candidate Brazil Party May Turn to Marina Silva

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Environmentalist Marina Silva appeared on Friday to be the Brazilian Socialist Party’s most likely choice to fill the void left by the death of presidential nominee Eduardo Campos in a plane crash earlier this week.

Despite its name, the party - known by the Portuguese initials PSB - is centrist and Campos was a business-friendly state governor was deep roots in the Brazilian elite.

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Chilean Police Defuse Bomb Planted at Bank

Chilean Police Defuse Bomb Planted at Bank

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Chilean police defused an explosive device before dawn Friday that had been planted in a branch office of the Banco del Estado, located several blocks south of downtown Santiago.

Next to one of the automatic teller machines, bank employees found a bomb made of a fire extinguisher fitted with wires that the criminals had not managed to detonate.

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Guatemala Records Over 80,300 Homicides Between 1997-2013

Guatemala Records Over 80,300 Homicides Between 1997-2013

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Guatemala had a total of 80,303 homicides between 1997 and 2013, the Mutual Aid Group, or GAM, an independent human rights monitor, said Friday.

In a report entitled “Violence after the Peace Accords,” GAM said the statistics came from data managed by Guatemala’s PNC national police.

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Southern Brazil Restores River’s Flow, Settling Water Dispute

Southern Brazil Restores River’s Flow, Settling Water Dispute

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Authorities in Sao Paulo state, Brazil’s wealthiest and most heavily populated, have restored the water flow of the Paraiba do Sul River to normal levels, bringing an end to a dispute with the neighboring states of Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais.

Sao Paulo, where a severe drought has triggered a serious water shortage, ceded to the demands of the ONS electric grid operator and stopped holding back the liquid at a dam.

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3 Killed, 5 Wounded During Home Invasion Outside of Mexico City

Three members of a family were killed and five others wounded Friday when gunmen burst into a home in the capital suburb of Ecatepec and started shooting, Mexican authorities said.

One of those wounded in the early morning attack was a 4-month-old infant, the Mexico state Attorney General’s Office said.

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Cuba Calls On Retired Professors to Cover University Deficit

Cuba Calls On Retired Professors to Cover University Deficit

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The Cuban government has authorized universities to hire professors already retired in the same positions they had before retiring, in order to cover the existing deficit of educators.

The Council of Ministers’ decision, published in the official gazette, will allow retired university professors to return “by age” to the classroom and be paid the regular salary plus their current pension, which could motivate many to offer their services.

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Mexican Authorities Find Bodies of 5 Kidnapped Men

Mexican Authorities Find Bodies of 5 Kidnapped Men

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Five young men kidnapped last weekend in the western Mexican state of Sinaloa were found slain in the northern state of Durango, authorities said Friday.

The bodies, which bore signs of torture, were discovered Thursday in Banquetas, Durango, according to a statement from the Attorney General’s Office in the neighboring state of Chihuahua.

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Brazil’s Economic Activity Index Down 1.2 Pct in 2nd Quarter

Brazil’s Economic Activity Index Down 1.2 Pct in 2nd Quarter

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Brazil’s central bank said its economic activity index, a leading indicator for gross domestic product performance, declined by 1.2 percent in the second quarter relative to the previous three-month period.

The monetary authority’s index, known as the IBC-Br, fell in June for the second consecutive month.

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Broadcast Journalist Slain in Honduras

Broadcast Journalist Slain in Honduras

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A broadcast journalist was murdered in northern Honduras, becoming the seventh journalist to be slain in the Central American country this year, a police source told Efe Friday.

The incident occurred Thursday night in Yoro province, where Nery Soto, 31, was gunned down by unknown persons in front of his home.

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Paleontologists Reconstruct Giant Dinosaur With Fossils Found in Spain

Paleontologists Reconstruct Giant Dinosaur With Fossils Found in Spain

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Fossils discovered in the east-central Spanish province of Cuenca have enabled experts to reconstruct the dermal armor of the titanosaurs, the last of the giant dinosaurs, for the first time.

Paleontologists Jose Luis Sanz and Daniel Vidal at the Autonomous University of Madrid and Francisco Ortega of the National Distance Education University completed the reconstruction and published their study this week in the online scientific journal PLoS ONE.

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SaturdayAugust 16, 2014