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ThursdayAugust 21, 2014

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Mexico’s Economy Grows 1.7 Percent in First Half of 2014

Mexico’s Economy Grows 1.7 Percent in First Half of 2014

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Mexico’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew 1.7 percent in the first half of this year, compared to the same period in 2013, the National Statistics Institute, or INEGI, said Thursday.

Latin America’s second-largest economy grew 1.6 percent in the second quarter, marking a slowdown from the first quarter, when GDP expanded at a 1.9 percent annualized rate, the INEGI said.

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Study: Neanderthals, Humans Shared Earth for 5,400 Years

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A new analysis of 40 archaeological sites stretching from Russia to Spain indicates that Neanderthals and anatomically modern humans overlapped in Europe over a period of between 2,600 and 5,400 years.

Using an improved radiocarbon dating technique, researchers led by a team from Britain’s University of Oxford found that Neanderthals disappeared from Europe roughly 40,000 years ago.

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Colombia Creates Agency to Investigate Journalist’s Death

Colombia Creates Agency to Investigate Journalist’s Death

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A new agency created by the Colombian Inspector General’s Office will investigate this month’s murder of a journalist whose police protection had been recently withdrawn even though he had denounced a fresh death threat.

Luis Carlos Cervantes, the director of a radio station in the northwestern town of Taraza, was intercepted and gunned down on Aug. 12 by three men while riding his motorcycle.

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Ebola Death Toll Rises to 1,350, Says WHO

Ebola Death Toll Rises to 1,350, Says WHO

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The Ebola virus death toll in West Africa continues to rise and currently stands at 1,350, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.

Of that total, 576 have died in Liberia, where the outbreak is most severe and efforts to contain the virus are deemed most critical.

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Army Chief, 4 Others Die in Helicopter Crash in Guatemala

Army Chief, 4 Others Die in Helicopter Crash in Guatemala

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The chief of Guatemala’s armed forces, Gen. Rudy Ortiz, was among five people killed Wednesday when a military helicopter crashed in the northwestern province of Huehuetenango, Defense Minister Manuel Lopez said.

There were no survivors, Lopez told a press conference.

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Argentine Truck Driver Charged in Accident that Killed Pope’s Relatives

Argentine Truck Driver Charged in Accident that Killed Pope’s Relatives

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The truck driver involved in the accident that killed three of Pope Francis’s relatives was charged with aggravated manslaughter on Wednesday by a prosecutor in Argentina, judicial officials said.

Raul Pombo was charged by prosecutor Monica Biandrate so he can prepare his case and “fully exercise the right to a defense, which is constitutionally the most important,” spokesmen for the prosecutor’s office in Oliva, a city in Cordoba province, said.

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Seven Reasons Why Undocumented Immigrants are Rooted in America

Seven Reasons Why Undocumented Immigrants are Rooted in America

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With immigration legislation now moribund in Congress, all eyes have turned to the White House to see what sorts of non-legislative fixes to the immigration system might be implemented by the Obama administration.

While the administration’s deliberations remain private, it is almost certain that one of the fixes being contemplated is the granting of a temporary reprieve from deportation to some of the 11.7 million unauthorized immigrants now living in the United States.

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Group Shows Bicycles Are Best Way to Get Around Mexico City

Group Shows Bicycles Are Best Way to Get Around Mexico City

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Thirty-five riders participated in Desafio Modal 2014, an event organized to show that bicycles are the best mode of transportation in Mexico City.

Tuesday’s transportation challenge pitted bicycles, automobiles, public transportation, motorcycles and pedestrians against each other, with the competitors vying to get from the San Lazaro Legislative Palace to the World Trade Center in the shortest time possible.

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Peru Rescues 9 Captives from Shining Path Guerrillas

Peru Rescues 9 Captives from Shining Path Guerrillas

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Peru’s armed forces rescued nine captives from a column of Shining Path guerrillas in the central region of Junin, the defense ministry said.

The prisoners included women in their 60s and three young children, the ministry said.

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ThursdayAugust 21, 2014