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FridayAugust 29, 2014

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U.S. Coast Guard Seizes $32 Million Worth of Cocaine

U.S. Coast Guard Seizes $32 Million Worth of Cocaine

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The U.S. Coast Guard seized a shipment of 970 kilograms of cocaine valued at $32.4 million on Aug. 10 in an operation conducted in Caribbean waters, the service announced Thursday.

The drug seizure came during an operation in which a suspicious Panamanian-flagged cargo vessel 69 meters (226 feet) long was intercepted in international waters.

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Puerto Rican Senator Proposes Making Country’s First Language Spanish

Puerto Rican Senator Proposes Making Country’s First Language Spanish

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A senator from Puerto Rico’s governing party on Thursday launched a proposal to make Spanish the island’s official language and relegate English to second position in the U.S. commonwealth.

Currently, both languages are officially co-equal, although Spanish is used the most in Spain’s former colony. The pro-statehood sector of the island’s population generally supports the predominant use of English and independence-minded members of the Puerto Rican public generally prefer Spanish.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Wins Best Player in Europe Award

Cristiano Ronaldo Wins Best Player in Europe Award

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UEFA on Thursday presented Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo with its Best Player in Europe Award.

The Portuguese international and reigning Ballon d’Or beat out German World Cup-winning goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and Dutch winger Arjen Robben in the vote by a panel of 54 journalists.

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Puerto Rico Investigating Possible Chikungunya-Related Deaths

Puerto Rico Investigating Possible Chikungunya-Related Deaths

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The Puerto Rican Health Department said Thursday that it is investigating whether two people who died had contracted Chikungunya, which - if true - would be the first two fatalities linked to that virus on the island.

“We’re performing the appropriate tests to determine if they had Chikungunya,” Health Department epidemiologist Dr. Brenda Rivera Garcia told Efe.

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Blog del Narco: US Officials Add Emilio Quintero Cadet to List of Dangerous Drug Cartel Members

Blog del Narco: US Officials Add Emilio Quintero Cadet to List of Dangerous Drug Cartel Members

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Sajid Christmas Emilio Quintero Cadet, cousin of Rafael Caro Quintero, was included by the Department of Treasury of the United States in its list of drug traffickers and those suspected of money laundering. He is to be considered a key figure in the trafficking of drugs in the path to Sonora Arizona.

Christmas Quintero was identified as responsible for coordinating the transportation of tons of cocaine from Guatemala and Bolivia to the United States through Sonora.

Adam J. Szubin, director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control said that Quintero Christmas “is a figure central to the Sonora-Arizona corridor “, the main route for transporting drugs from Mexico to USA. Quintero is a active member in the Sinaloa Cartel, and is associated with El Mayo and El Chapo Isidro.

OFAC associates it with Ismael El Mayo Zambada and Fausto Meza Flores El Chapo Isidro Isidro, designated in 2002 and 2013 respectively. The American authorities locate their operations in Sonora, although the designation made ​​Wednesday by the Treasury includes Zapopan, Jalisco.

Sajid Christmas Emilio Quintero Cadet, appeared in 2012 in different local media when it was reported about the appearance of Sonora blankets addressed to the government, which accused Quintero Christmas and other criminals as responsible for murders, kidnappings and stealing fuel .

In June 2013, OFAC saw a revival of the family Caro Quintero, after the head of the clan, Rafael Caro Quintero, was released from prison in August of that year, after spending 28 years in prison.
The United States government requested his extradition and the Treasury Department included his wife and children pointing to them as part of a network more than 20 companies that are used for money laundering. Most of these are located in Jalisco and have different spins, from gas stations to mining.


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Blog del Narco: US Officials Add Emilio Quintero Cadet to List of Dangerous Drug Cartel Members

Blog del Narco: US Officials Add Emilio Quintero Cadet to List of Dangerous Drug Cartel Members

Photo: Sinaloa Cartel

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Sajid Christmas Emilio Quintero Cadet, cousin of Rafael Caro Quintero, was included by the Department of Treasury of the United States in its list of drug traffickers and those suspected of money laundering. He is to be considered a key figure in the trafficking of drugs in the path to Sonora Arizona.

Christmas Quintero was identified as responsible for coordinating the transportation of tons of cocaine from Guatemala and Bolivia to the United States through Sonora.

Adam J. Szubin, director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control said that Quintero Christmas “is a figure central to the Sonora-Arizona corridor “, the main route for transporting drugs from Mexico to USA. Quintero is a active member in the Sinaloa Cartel, and is associated with El Mayo and El Chapo Isidro.

OFAC associates it with Ismael El Mayo Zambada and Fausto Meza Flores El Chapo Isidro Isidro, designated in 2002 and 2013 respectively. The American authorities locate their operations in Sonora, although the designation made ​​Wednesday by the Treasury includes Zapopan, Jalisco.

Sajid Christmas Emilio Quintero Cadet, appeared in 2012 in different local media when it was reported about the appearance of Sonora blankets addressed to the government, which accused Quintero Christmas and other criminals as responsible for murders, kidnappings and stealing fuel .

In June 2013, OFAC saw a revival of the family Caro Quintero, after the head of the clan, Rafael Caro Quintero, was released from prison in August of that year, after spending 28 years in prison.
The United States government requested his extradition and the Treasury Department included his wife and children pointing to them as part of a network more than 20 companies that are used for money laundering. Most of these are located in Jalisco and have different spins, from gas stations to mining.


Read more at Blog del Narco

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Deported Mom Lives in Fear After Returning to Honduras

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras—

Celina Velasquez doesn’t feel safe in her home.

The 29-year-old mother of three, who lives in a one-story house off a dirt road on the outskirts of town, fears the man who almost killed her father is still out to get her. The gunman, who shot her father in the head on June 30, leaving him permanently crippled and blind, knows Velasquez can identify him and regularly sends other henchmen to prowl outsider her house menacingly.

Velasquez tried to flee the threat by escaping to the U.S. in July with her 8-year-old daughter Alison. But they were quickly apprehended and sent back home. Now she spends her days holed up at home, afraid to go outside.

“Since I came back I haven’t left the house. I spend all my time here and I don’t know how to start over. I don’t know what to do,” Velasquez said.

Celina Velasquez , 29, plays with her son in San Pedro Sula, Honduras after being deported from the United States.

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Shakira Announces Second Pregnancy, It’s a Boy

Shakira Announces Second Pregnancy, It’s a Boy

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Colombian songstress Shakira is pregnant with her second child, the 37-year-old global superstar said in an interview with the Mexican edition of Cosmopolitan.

“Well, yes, the truth is that yes, I’m pregnant,” said the singer in the story posted Thursday on the magazine’s Web site.

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Ebola Vaccine Gets Human Clinical Trials in the U.S.

Ebola Vaccine Gets Human Clinical Trials in the U.S.

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Human clinical trials of a vaccine against the Ebola virus that has killed more than 1,500 people in West Africa will begin next week, the U.S. National Institutes of Health said Thursday.

The tests will be performed at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland on 20 healthy adults, all volunteers, Dr. Anthony Fauci told a press conference.

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Cuban Cancer Patients Suffer More From U.S. Embargo

Cuban Cancer Patients Suffer More From U.S. Embargo

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Cuba is facing difficulties getting medications and technology to treat children with cancer due to the U.S. economic embargo, state-run media said Thursday, citing an official with the pediatric service of the National Oncology and Radiobiology Institute.

The country’s costs have been higher than they should have been because it cannot purchase medications or radioactive products in the United States and has to do so in third countries, Dr. Glenda Gomez said.

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Brazil’s Population Climbs to Nearly 203 Million

The Brazilian population climbed above 202 million last month, an increase of 0.86 percent from July 2013, the country’s IBGE statistics agency said Thursday.

The giant South American nation’s 5,570 municipalities had a total of 202.7 million residents as of July 1, according to the IBGE report, which is based on extrapolations from Brazil’s 2010 census.

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FridayAugust 29, 2014