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MondaySeptember 1, 2014

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Did Narcos Call Argentine’s Presidential Office?

he Argentine government on Monday released a technical report in response to a judge’s request for information on alleged telephone calls made by drug traffickers to numbers within the executive branch.

President Cristina Fernandez’s chief of staff, Oscar Parrilli, was the person in charge of presenting the report prepared by the Casa Rosada communications office, where the numbers being investigated by Judge Maria Servini de Cubria were specified.

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Colombia Receives Nearly 700 Pre-Columiban Artifacts Repatriated from Spain

Colombia Receives Nearly 700 Pre-Columiban Artifacts Repatriated from Spain

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Colombia’s Foreign Ministry on Monday publicly presented a total of 691 pre-Columbian artifacts repatriated from Spain in recent weeks.

The items - from different epochs, cultures and regions - include objects with organic and geometric designs, the Colombian Anthropology and History Institute, or ICANH, said in a recent communique.

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Diego Maradona Leads Group of Retired Soccer Stars Honoring Pope Francis

Former greats such as Diego Armando Maradona, Roberto Baggio, Diego Simeone, Carlos Valderrama and Ivan Zamorano put on a show here Monday at an interfaith charity match inspired by Pope Francis, an avid soccer fan.

The team named for the pope’s Scholas educational project lost 6-3 to a squad representing retired Argentine soccer player Javier Zanetti’s Pupi Foundation.

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Cuba Experiencing a Teacher Shortage as School Year Begins

Cuba begins Monday its 2014-2015 school year with almost 2 million students in 10,366 schools and close to 172,000 teachers, 93 percent of the number that administrators say are needed.

Making the school organization more “flexible” is the novelty of this academic year, when for the first time teachers and principals will be the ones who organize the school-day schedule and other activities in the educational process.

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Heineken Sells Mexican Packaging Empaque to U.S. Concern for $1.22 Billion

Dutch brewer Heineken said it signed an agreement to sell its Mexican packaging business to U.S.-based Crown Holdings for $1.22 billion.

The deal, which is subject to regulatory approval, is expected to close later this year, Heineken said in a statement.

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4.5 Ton Fishkill in Jalisco Being Investigated

Environmental officials in the western Mexican state of Jalisco are investigating a fish kill in the Cajititlan lagoon.

Dead fish were first spotted in the lagoon early last week, but officials did not declare an emergency and start investigating the cause until Sunday.

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Lima’s New Public Transport System Launches Amidst Confusion, Long Lines

The first route of the new public transport system in Peru’s capital started operating Monday with riders having to put up with long lines and unprecedented confusion.

Beginning Monday, 125 buses are running on Tacna, Garcilaso de la Vega and Arequipa avenues between Lima’s historic center and the Miraflores district, replacing some 4,500 vans known as “combis.”

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Ailing Fidel Castro Rants U.S. Promoting Global Conflicts

Fidel Castro on Monday attacked the alleged imperialism of the United States and its allies, accusing them of promoting conflicts in third countries and comparing the style of recent statements by NATO spokespeople with those of the Nazis.

“Hitler’s empire, inspired by greed, passed into history without any more glory than the vapor contributed by the bourgeois and aggressive governments of NATO, which makes them the laughingstock of Europe,” Cuba’s former leader wrote in an essay published in Communist Party daily Granma.

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U.S. Lawmakers In Honduras to Discuss Surge of Child Immigration

Honduran authorities and a delegation of U.S. lawmakers met in this capital to discuss the structural causes of child immigration, officials said on Sunday.

Honduran government general coordinator Jorge Ramon Hernandez and five U.S. legislators spoke on Saturday evening about how violence and crime have forced hundreds of unaccompanied Honduran children to try and enter the United States, the President’s Office said in a communique.

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MondaySeptember 1, 2014