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17 Killed In One Blow

News Americas, MEXICO CITY, Mexico, Weds. July 27, 2011: Seventeen people in a prison in Mexico were killed late Monday night after clashes there. A spokesman for the city’s prisons told the BBC that one group of inmates attacked rivals from another drug gang using weapons they had seized from prison guards on Monday night, resulting in the deaths. Another ...

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Jailed For Costa Rica-Based Business Fraud

News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. July 27, 2011: A former South Florida man will have to spend 252 months in prison for his role in a series of Costa Rica-based business opportunity fraud ventures. Sirtaj Mathauda was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Joan A. Lenard in Miami and was also slapped with five years supervised release. A jury in Miami ...

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“Brazilian Diet Pills” Gets Woman Into Hot Water

News Americas, CONCORD, N.H., Weds. July 27, 2011: A New Hampshire-based, Brazil-born woman has gotten into hot water for illegally importing “Brazilian diet pills.” Elisane Garcia, 32, formerly of Hooksett, N.H., was sentenced to approximately 10 months or time served and two years of supervised release for illegally importing the pills into the U.S. Investigators intercepted thousands of pills, known ...

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Call Him Patron “Reds”

News Americas, CASTRIES, St Lucia, Weds. July 27, 2011: Call him Joseph “Reds” Perriera. The Guyana-born, veteran journalist and international sports commentator, has been named Patron of The West Indies Cricket Umpires Association (WICUA). Following the WICUA’s bi-annual conference which ended last weekend, the board of Directors announced that Perriera would be honored. “Over the years Reds has contributed in ...

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Salsa Star Passes On

News Americas, BOGOTA, Colombia, Weds. June 27, 2011: Joe Arroyo, a Colombian-born salsa star known for hits like La Rebelion, has passed on at the age of 55. Arroyo had been ill for months with heart, lung and kidney problems. His wife said the singer died “peacefully” in Barranquilla, another Colombian city on the Caribbean coast. Arroyo began singing in ...

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Is A Brazilian Model Rohan Marley’s New Beau?

News Americas, MIAMI, FL, Weds. July 27, 2011: Rohan Marley seems to be over former Fugees singer, Lauryn Hill, and moving on with a Brazilian model. Marley, son of the late reggae legend Bob Marley and the father of Hill’s five children, has reportedly been dating Isabeli Fontana. On July 20, Fontana, the 28-year-old Victoria’s Secret model, posted a picture ...

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Call It The “Two Second” Ride

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. July 27, 2011: The former fiancé of Playboy founder, Hugh Hefner, is spilling bedroom secrets from their relationship publicly. Crystal Harris, 24, told Howard Stern on his radio show Tuesday that sex with the 85-year-old last “like two seconds.” “Then I was just over it,” she Stern. “I was like, ‘Ahhh.’ I was over ...

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Egypt’s unending crisis

A post-Hosni Mubarak Egypt is hardly the epitome of peace and stability as envisaged by tens of thousands. Though the Egyptian military leadership made a critical choice by siding with the popular protests at the right time, their standing at present seems to have sunk low enough to merit concern. Egypt today is mired in political uncertainty as it lumbers ...

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IMF chief warns of global dangers of US default

WASHINGTON ‘ IMF chief Christine Lagarde warned Tuesday the clock was ticking on a US debt deal, as the dollar slid to new lows amid concerns of a looming and unprecedented default by the world’s top economy. With a week to go before the United States hits an August 2 deadline when the government runs out of funds to pay ...

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UN races to get food to hungry Somali refugees

DOLO, Somalia-The U.N. will airlift emergency rations this week to parts of drought-ravaged Somalia that militants banned it from more than two years ago — a crisis intervention to keep hungry refugees from dying along what an official calls the “roads of death.” The foray into the famine zone is a desperate attempt to reach at least 175,000 of the ...

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