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WednesdayAugust 20, 2014

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1.3 Tons of Cocaine Seized in Colombia

1.3 Tons of Cocaine Seized in Colombia

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Colombian police announced the seizure of 1.3 tons of cocaine found in a cargo container aboard an outbound ship in the Pacific port of Buenaventura.

The drugs were concealed in a shipment of ceramic glue, the head of the narcotics division, Gen. Ricardo Alberto Restrepo LondoƱo, said, adding that no arrests had been made.

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Puerto Rico to Use Old Traffic Network to Lay Fiber-Optic Cables

Puerto Rico to Use Old Traffic Network to Lay Fiber-Optic Cables

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Puerto Rico’s government plans to use an old traffic-signal network in San Juan to lay fiber-optic cables in Santurce, a district being developed as the island’s tech center and an engine for job creation, officials said.

The Puerto Rican Telecommunications Regulatory Board, or JRTPR, officially signed an agreement Tuesday with the Transportation and Public Works Department covering the project.

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Chile’s Helmeted Water Toad in Danger of Extinction

Chile’s Helmeted Water Toad in Danger of Extinction

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Chile’s helmeted water toad, a unique species in the world and the largest amphibian in that South American country, is in serious danger of extinction due to habitat loss and other factors, experts told Efe.

“The Chilean map of species extinction” provides graphic proof of the bleak situation of this frog, which lives in isolated groups over an area stretching from Coquimbo, 500 kilometers (310 miles) north of Santiago, to Puerto Montt, 1,000 kilometers south of the capital.

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Film Festival Held in L.A. to Honor Demian Bichir

Film Festival Held in L.A. to Honor Demian Bichir

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Mexican actor Demian Bichir will be honored on Sept. 5 at Hollywood’s Egyptian Theatre during the 4th Guadalajara International Film Festival in Los Angeles, or FICG in LA, organizers said.

Bichir, who was nominated for an Oscar for his role as a Los Angeles landscaper in “A Better Life,” will receive one of the four Arbol de la Vida prizes.

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Mexico’s Foreign Reserves Up by $48 Million

Mexico’s foreign reserves increased by $48 million last week to $190.55 billion, the Bank of Mexico said.

Gold and foreign currency reserves increased in the week ending Aug. 15 mainly due to a rise in the value of the central bank’s foreign assets.

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Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid Tie in First Round of Spanish Super Cup

Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid Tie in First Round of Spanish Super Cup

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Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid battled to a 1-1 tie in the first leg of Spain’s Super Cup, with both goals coming in the final 10 minutes of regulation.

The clash between La Liga winner Atletico and Copa del Rey champion Real unfolded before a crowd of 82,000 at the Blancos’ Santiago Bernabeu stadium.

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Argentina Claims U.S. Is Accountable for Judge’s “Illegal” Acts in Debt Case

Argentina Claims U.S. Is Accountable for Judge’s “Illegal” Acts in Debt Case

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The United States “should assume its responsibility for the illegal acts” of the federal judge who has found in favor of hedge funds demanding 100 cents on the dollar for Argentine bonds bought in the wake of Buenos Aires’ 2001 default, the South American nation’s government said Tuesday.

Washington has not formally responded to Argentina’s Aug. 7 filing with the International Court of Justice asking the U.N. tribunal to resolve “a controversy between the Argentine Republic and the United States,” Foreign Minister Hector Timerman told a press conference.

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WednesdayAugust 20, 2014