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Brazil's Biggest Racist Serial Killer in History Arrested in Rio de Janeiro

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Sailson Jose das Gracas, 26, told police in Rio de Janeiro he would go out ‘on the hunt’ for white women after studying each victims for up to a month. A Brazilian racist black man arrested for stabbing a woman to death calmly confessed to murdering another 41 people, putting him among history’s most prolific serial killers, it was reported today. Sailson Jose das Gracas, 26, told... 

Cuba president slams 'unfair' globalized world

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Cuban President Raul Castro Cuban President Raul Castro has called on the Caribbean countries to boost their economic and political ties in the face of an “unfair” globalized world. Castro made the remarks during a regional summit by 15 member states of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuba in the capital Havana on Monday. The meeting aims to enhance trade and cooperation among the participating... 

Argentina state workers protest against low pay

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Argentinean state workers have gathered in the capital, Buenos Aires, in protest against low pay, Press TV reports. The demonstrators have also been demanding an end to labor taxes and an emergency year-end bonus. “Federal workers from all Argentinean provinces, we are the pride of this country as we defended it in the darkest time … in the 90s. We are still standing and we will continue our fight... 

Mexican protesters attack government building in Guerrero

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Thousands of protesters have attacked a government building in Mexico’s Guerrero State amid popular anger against the apparent killing of over 40 college students in September. The enraged, masked protesters in Chilpancingo, the capital of Guerrero, threw rocks at the building’s windows and burned around 10 vehicles in the area on Saturday. They said the Mexican government has been involved in... 

Mexican president vows justice for missing students

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Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has promised the families of 43 students, who went missing in the southern city of Iguala in September, that justice will be served. Nieto vowed to hunt down all perpetrators of the case after three gang members confessed to murdering all the students in the state of Guerrero. The students were killed after they were handed over... 

Argentina warns US of 'vulture funds'

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Argentina’s President Cristina Kirchner has warned the United States against the serious consequences of what she called US officials’ slandering Buenos Aires over its debts. In a harsh five-page letter on Friday, the Argentina president criticized US President Barack Obama’s choice of hire for a high-level advisory position in his administration. “Could this be a case of namesakes?”... 

Dilma Rousseff reelected president of Brazil

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Brazil’s leftist president Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected for another term with over 51 percent of the vote in a tight presidential run-off on Sunday. Rousseff, who has been in power since 2011, has been re-elected for a second term, winning 51.6 percent of the vote according to the official tally. With over 99 percent of the ballots counted, her opponent, the centrist opposition leader Aecio... 

Mexican Mayor Mastermind of Students Disappearance

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Mexican authorities have ordered the arrest of the mayor of the southern town of Iguala and his wife in connection to a police raid that resulted in the disappearance of dozens of students. Mexico’s Attorney General Jesus Murillo said on Wednesday that Mayor Jose Luis Abarca had ordered the police raid to prevent the students from disrupting an event. “We have issued warrants for the arrest... 

Caribbean countries announce Ebola travel bans

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A group of Caribbean countries have announced bans on entry to foreigners who have travelled through the three West African countries most affected by Ebola. Jamaica said it would not accept travellers from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone for the time being. Guyana, the island of St Lucia, Haiti and Colombia also introduced a ban. In the United States, President Barack Obama has resisted pressure... 

Breakthrough device heralds future of cancer detection

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A brand new device, called Miriam, could simplify regular cancer screenings. Early cancer detection can save millions of lives but current diagnostic methods remain costly and invasive. However, a new startup is developing a device which could detect dozens of cancers with a single blood test. The Miriam test platform was recently presented at the TEDGlobal 2014 conference in Rio de Janeiro by Jorge... 

Mexican police shuts down drug cartels' firearms manufacturing units

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A joint operation between US special forces and the Mexican Federal Police has resulted in the discovery of two firearms manufacturing units in the Mexican city of Guadalajara. Drug traffickers and the mafia in the state of Jalisco had succeeded in manufacturing over 100 AR-15 assault rifles using high-tech equipment and parts imported from the United States. Eighteen functioning rifles were seized... 

Mexico Paying to Help Shield Illegal Immigrants in the U.S. from Deportation

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The government of Mexico is paying to help its citizens who are living illegally in the United States avoid deportation. According to a report from National Public Radio, the Mexican government through its 50 consulates around the United States has been helping to fund low-income illegal immigrants to apply for President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA which shields... 

Mexican officials find 4 new mass graves in Guerrero

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Four new mass graves have been discovered in the Mexican state of Guerrero, where 43 student teachers disappeared last month after clashes with the local police. On Thursday, Mexican Attorney General Jesus Murillo said that the remains of charred human bodies were uncovered in the mass graves on the outskirts of Iguala city. We are going to take DNA samples from the missing students’ relatives to... 

Mexico disarms Iguala police after finding students mass grave

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Mexican federal forces have disarmed the entire police department in the southern city of Iguala after its officers were accused of collaborating with a gang behind the recent disappearance of 43 students. On Monday, the government’s new federal police unit took over security in Iguala, located some 200 kilometers (125 miles) south of the capital, Mexico City. The federal unit was tasked with holding... 

Media censor Argentina president's remarks at UN

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Argentina’s President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner Mainstream media outlets have censored the comments made by the Argentine president at the United Nations General Assembly where she harshly criticized the US international policies. During her speech before the United Nations 69th General Assembly on September 24, Argentina’s President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner covered a variety of issues... 
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