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“El Chapo” hires private defender

By Chara Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman Loera – a.k.a., “El Chapo” – has hired private attorney Jeffrey Lichtman to defend him against criminal charges in the United States. Lichtman – who successfully defended John A. Gotti Jr., the son of New York mob boss John Gotti, several years ago – has formed a team of lawyers to defend “El …

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Terrorists strike in Barcelona, Cambrils

Compiled From News Reports On Aug. 17 and 18, Spain suffered two terrorist attacks – and several more attacks might have followed if Spanish authorities hadn’t intervened, multiple news sources are reporting. The first attack was carried out Aug. 17 via a van being driven into a crown in Barcelona. As of Tuesday afternoon (Aug. 22), the latest news reports …

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Voting card process open to Mexicans living abroad

By Chara The Instituto Nacional Electoral (INE) has opened the process to Mexican citizens residing outside the country to apply for a voting card and vote while they’re living abroad. According to INE statistics, there are 11,913,989 Mexicans living abroad, with 97.7 percent of them living in the United States. Mexicans interested in voting abroad may send their votes by …

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U.S.-North Korean tensions have reached new highs

Commentary by Dermidio Juez-Perez North Korea and the United States have never had a pleasant relationship. Recently, however, tensions between the two countries have reached new highs. The leaders of both nations have made a series of threats against each other. As a result, tensions have quickly escalated.  Although North Korea has made no secret of its plan to develop …

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Marquez and Alvarez are under investigation

By Chara Rafael Marquez, the captain of the Mexican men’s national soccer team, is being investigated by U.S. authorities over a possible connection with a drug trafficking organization. Marquez and singer Julion Alvarez are being accused of acting as fronts for alleged drug lord Raul Flores Hernandez’s trafficking organization and for money laundering. Recently, the U.S. Department of the Treasury …

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Divorce less common in Latin America than in U.S.

Analysis by Dermidio Juez-Perez In the United States, divorce is common. In Latin America, it’s not so common. According to the American Psychological Association, 50 percent of U.S. marriages end in divorce. Generally, American couples aren’t ashamed about going through a divorce. However, in Latin America, divorce is still considered something shameful to go through. That’s one reason divorce is …

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Mexico’s federal election taking shape, favoring anti-establishment party

By Melissa Arroyo With the approval rating for Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto (Peña Nieto in Spanish) hovering between 12 and 20 percent, the landscape for Mexico’s 2018 federal elections doesn’t seem to be favorable for him – or his party, the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). The public is rallying around candidates that will take on Pena Nieto’s policies and …

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Son of Mexican drug lord turns himself in to U.S. authorities

By Chara On July 26, the son of Mexican drug lord Damaso Lopez Nunez (Lopez Nuñez in Spanish) a.k.a., “El Licenciado” – surrendered to U.S. authorities. According to U.S authorities, Damaso Lopez Serrano – a.k.a., “El Mini-Lic” – crossed the border and turned himself in to the Border Patrol. On July 27, he was transferred to the Drug Enforcement Administration. …

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State Department warns U.S. tourists about tainted alcohol in Mexico

By Melissa Arroyo The U.S. Department of State recently issued a travel warning for U.S. tourists visiting Mexico, following several reports of blackouts, injuries and assaults at upscale resorts in Mexico because of tainted alcohol. “There have been allegations that consumption of tainted or substandard alcohol has resulted in illness or blacking out,” the department stated on its website. “If …

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Mexico hosts Math Olympiad qualifier

By Chara Mexico City team takes first Some Mexico City students will get to visit Bulgaria in a few months to display their math skills. In June, 194 elementary and junior high school students ages 10-15 participated in a Math Olympiad in Mexico. Organized by the Mexican Math Olympics Committee, the competition was a qualifier for the 2018 International Math …

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