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ThursdayAugust 28, 2014

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Kia Announces Plans to Build $1 Billion Plant in Mexico

South Korea’s Kia Motors Corp. announced Wednesday its plans to build a $1 billion vehicle assembly plant in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon.

The project will likely generate a further $1.5 billion in investment by firms hoping to supply the Pesqueria plant, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said during a joint appearance with Kia Motors CEO Hyoung-Keun Lee.

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Xabi Alonso Announces Retirement From Spanish National Team

Xabi Alonso Announces Retirement From Spanish National Team

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Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso, a key part of Spanish squads that won two European championships and the country’s first-ever World Cup title, on Wednesday announced his retirement from the national team.

In an emotional statement on La Roja’s Web site, Alonso bid farewell to the Spanish squad after more than 11 years.

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WaPo: Obama Studying Plan to Expand Legal Immigration

WaPo: Obama Studying Plan to Expand Legal Immigration

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President Barack Obama is studying a proposal to double the number of green cards awarded each year, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday.

Two months ago, Obama announced that at the end of the summer he would take executive action to fix - as much as possible - the immigration system, given the inability of the House of Representatives to move forward on the issue.

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Vatican Says Laicized Nuncio Could Stand Trial in Dominican Republic

The Vatican denied covering up for a former papal ambassador accused of sexually abusing boys and suggested he might have to stand trial on the charges in the Dominican Republic.

Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, the Vatican spokesman, released a statement Aug. 25 in response to journalists’ questions about former Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, a Pole who served as nuncio to the Dominican Republic until August 2013.

According to an Aug. 23 article in the New York Times, the Vatican “secretly recalled (Wesolowski) to Rome last year before he could be investigated, and then invoked diplomatic immunity for Mr. Wesolowski so that he could not face trial in the Dominican Republic.”

Father Lombardi responded that the Vatican, by recalling the diplomat from his post last summer, “moved without delay and correctly in light of the fact that former nuncio Wesolowski held the position of a diplomatic representative of the Holy See.”

“Far from any intention of a cover-up, this action demonstrates the full and direct undertaking of the Holy See’s responsibility even in such a serious and delicate case, about which Pope Francis is duly and carefully informed and one which the pope wishes to address justly and rigorously,” the statement said.

The spokesman added that, “since former nuncio Wesolowski has ended all diplomatic activity and its related immunity, he might also be subjected to judicial procedures from the courts that could have specific jurisdiction over him.”

The Vatican announced June 27 that a canonical court had investigated Wesolowski on charges of sex abuse and concluded by dismissing him from the “clerical state,” depriving him of all rights and duties associated with being a priest except the obligation of celibacy. Wesolowski would face a criminal trial under the laws of Vatican City State, the Vatican said at the time.

In his Aug. 25 statement, Father Lombardi said Wesolowski’s appeal of his laicization will be judged “over the course of the coming weeks, mostly likely in October 2014,” and criminal proceedings will ensue “as soon as the canonical sentence becomes definitive.”

Pope Francis told reporters during in May 2014 that three bishops were under investigation for misdeeds related to the sexual abuse of minors. One—presumably the former nuncio—had “already been condemned,” the pope said, and his penalty was being studied.

The pope told reporters the abuse of children was “an ugly crime” and affirmed a policy of “zero tolerance” for abusers.

Previously, the Vatican had acknowledged that a formal investigation was underway against Cardinal Keith O’Brien, the former archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh, who resigned in 2013 after admitting to sexual misconduct.

Only a few bishops have been laicized in connection to allegations of abusing minors; they include Auxiliary Bishop Gabino Miranda Melgarejo of Ayacucho, Peru, who was dismissed from the priesthood in 2013 because of sexual misconduct. Retired Bishop Raymond Lahey of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, was convicted by a civil court in 2011 of importing child pornography and was laicized by the Vatican in 2012.

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Brazilian Election Polls Show Marina Silva is Not Far Behind Dilma Rousseff

Brazilian Election Polls Show Marina Silva is Not Far Behind Dilma Rousseff

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Marina Silva, the former environment minister who entered Brazil’s presidential contest only last week, poses a growing threat to incumbent Dilma Rousseff, poll results released Wednesday show.

Rousseff was the choice of 34.2 percent of respondents in the MDA survey, compared with 28.2 percent for Silva and 16 percent for erstwhile main challenger Aecio Neves.

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Blog del Narco: Medellin Cartel Top Assassin Paroled after 22 Years in Prison

Blog del Narco: Medellin Cartel Top Assassin Paroled after 22 Years in Prison

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Alias ​​“Popeye”, one of the heads of assassinations for lord Pablo Escobar received conditional freedom this week after serving 22 years in prison for the killing of Colombian politician Luis Carlos Galán. The decision was criticized by victims of the Medellin Cartel. ” “Popeye” was released on Friday for parole. The prosecution made ​​a preliminary search to determine if John Jairo Velazquez Vazquez (aka “Popeye”) had any other case pending in Colombia, which would prevent his release, but found nothing, “said an official, who declined to be identified.
Luis Carlos Galán, a favorite liberal charismatic politician who was predicted to win the 1990 elections, was shot dead on August 18, 1989 at a rally in Soacha, on the outskirts of Bogota.  After spending months condemning the trading in drugs,Galan was seen as very possibly the next President and this could not happen alias Popeye confessed in an interview with Semana magazine, in 2013. He claimed to have committed 300 murders. “But I have participated and coordinated nearly 3,000 deaths,” admitted the member of the defunct Medellin cartel.  He fought the state after Colombia approved an extradition treaty with the United States in 1979. . According to court officials consulted by the AFP, “Popeye” could get out of prison Monday after serving his prison sentence, but must still pay a fine of about $ 4,500 toward regaining their freedom. Yet , he said, the Prosecutor’s Office is conducting a search in all the courts of Colombia to determine if you have a pending process that prevents regain freedom. “On Friday they were looking for anything , but found nothing, but the search continue.

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California Authorities Must Inform Migrants of Consequences of “Voluntary Return”

California Authorities Must Inform Migrants of Consequences of “Voluntary Return”

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The American Civil Liberties Union announced Wednesday an accord with the federal government requiring immigration authorities in California to fully inform undocumented migrants of the consequences of agreeing to “voluntary return.”

The pact settles a lawsuit filed in June 2013 by the ACLU Foundation of San Diego & Imperial Counties, the ACLU Foundation of Southern California, the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project and law firm Cooley LLP.

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Rebels Release Kidnapped Geologist in Northern Colombia

Rebels Release Kidnapped Geologist in Northern Colombia

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Leftist ELN rebels released a geologist kidnapped nearly two months ago while on a mapping mission in the northern Colombian province of Cesar, the academic institution that hired him for the project said Wednesday.

Andres Felipe Calle Valencia was grabbed by members of the National Liberation Army, or ELN, on June 29 while working in the Serrania de Perija mountains.

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Jorge Drexler Prepares For Mexican Tour

Jorge Drexler Prepares For Mexican Tour

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Jorge Drexler will perform six shows in Mexico next month to showcase his latest disc, “Bailar en la cueva.”

The 10-day tour will begin Sept. 18 at Mexico City’s Teatro Metropolitan, followed by concerts in Guadalajara, Monterrey, Reynosa, Tampico and Puebla.

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Mexican Gov’t Calls Toxic Spill Country’s Worst Mining Disaster

Mexican Gov’t Calls Toxic Spill Country’s Worst Mining Disaster

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A toxic spill at a copper mine operated by a Grupo Mexico unit in the northwestern state of Sonora is the Mexican mining sector’s worst environmental disaster in recent history, the government said.

The mine operated by Buenavista del Cobre spilled a total of 40,000 cubic meters of copper sulfate acid into the Tinajas stream in the town of Cananea on Aug. 6.

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ThursdayAugust 28, 2014