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Attorney for “El Chapo” complains about client’s prison conditions

By Chara Joaquin Guzman Loera, a.k.a., “El Chapo,” is living in “cruel and unusual” prison conditions, according to Mariel Colon, one of his attorneys. In February, Guzman Loera was convicted of multiple drug charges and running a criminal enterprise. He is to be sentenced June 25. Before his sentencing, however, Colon is asking a judge to intervene and investigate the …

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Wonderful World: Discover Quito

By Tom Sawyer Welcome tourists! In this edition, we will talk about the capital of the South American country that is the main exporter of bananas in the world, besides being one of the smallest countries in the American continent. We are talking about San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador. Its formal foundation dates to 1534 and it has a population …

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More than 1,000 migrants escape immigration center in Mexico

By Chara On April 25, Mexican media outlets reported that more than 1,000 migrants from Central America, Haiti and Cuba had escaped from a detention center in southern Mexico. According to news reports, the breakout was organized by Cuban immigrants who were complaining about the conditions at the center. A statement from the National Migration Institute in Mexico stated that …

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Mexímetro 05.02.19

04/25/19 Una fábrica de acero se incendió en Monterrey, Nuevo León. Autoridades llegaron al lugar después de que se les informara del incendio. Investigaciones apuntan a que el incendio se dio debido a un corto circuito dentro de la fábrica. Al día de hoy no se ha informado el monto de los daños. 04/26/19 Un grupo de hombres fue agredido …

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Wonderful World: Discover Singapore

By Tom Sawyer Welcome tourists! In this edition, we will talk about the smallest country in Southeast Asia, which is also one of the biggest economic powers in the world. We are talking about Singapore. The country became independent in 1965 and has just over 5.5 million inhabitants. There are many factors why Singapore is considered one of the best …

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Pope donates $500,000 to assist migrants in Mexico

By Roberta Pardo Pope Francis has donated $500,000 to help migrants stranded in Mexico as they try to reach the border with the United States, the Vatican said. The money comes from the Catholic Church’s Peter’s Pence Fund, gathered from church collections around the world. “The Catholic Church hosts thousands of migrants in the hotels within dioceses or religious congregations, …

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More than 300 people killed in bombing attacks in Sri Lanka

By Roberta Pardo Gruesome bombings in Sri Lankan churches and hotels killed at least 321 people and injured more than 500 on Easter Sunday (April 21), multiple news sources reported. Within a few hours Sunday, suicide bombings hit three Catholic churches and three luxury hotels in the island nation. According to the Washington Post, Sri Lankan authorities said Tuesday (April …

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Wonderful World: Discover Zacatecas

By Tom Sawyer Welcome tourists! In this edition, we will talk about Zacatecas, Mexico, which was considered as the second most important city of the old New Spain and also held the most important battle of the Mexican Revolution. Founded in 1546 due to the discovery of its rich silver mines. It has a population close to 200 thousand residents, …

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Discover Marrakech

By Tom Sawyer Welcome tourists! In this edition, we will talk about Marrakech, Morocco, one of the four imperial cities of Morocco, besides being one of the most important and visited not only in the country but across Africa. The city was founded by the Almoravid monk-soldiers in 1062 and has more than 1.5 million residents. The city of Marrakech …

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Venezuelans march to demand power, water and end to Maduro

By Roberta Pardo On April 6, tens of thousands of Venezuelans marched in protest of Nicolas Maduro’s presidency after weeks of power cuts and limited access to water. Over the past month, the situation in Venezuela has worsened. Nationwide power outages have left vast arrays of territory in the dark for days at a time, cutting off water supplies and …

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