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Pre-Ice Age Complex Found Off Bahamas Coast

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Researchers for the Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.) have investigated an underwater site with what appears to be the remains of a collapsed multi-room building. Locals first found the structure and notified A.R.E. team members who made several expeditions to the location. The building foundation has manmade mitered limestone corners and other debris inside the outer walls. A sample... 

Mayan Secrets to Be Revealed by Mexican Government in '2012' Doc

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The Mexican government is releasing state-held secrets about the end of the Mayan calendar to the makers of a documentary, “Revelations of the Mayans 2012 and Beyond,” TheWrap has learned. The information — protected for 80 years — is expected to reveal Mayan beliefs in future catastrophes and wisdom characterized as “shocking,” producer Raul Julia-Levy, son of... 

Venezuela to bring home gold reserves

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Venezuela’s Ministry of Finance and the country’s Central Bank plan to gradually pull the country’s gold reserves out of the US, Canada, and Europe. A member of the National Assembly of Venezuela Braulio Alvarez told a Press TV correspondent that, “Studies have been carried out and have resulted in the necessity of returning these assets. Why are we paying custody in other countries... 

Chilean students stage protest

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Chile's President Sebastian Pinera Chilean police have clashed with over 50,000 students who have taken to the streets of the capital Santiago to protest against the education policies of President Sebastian Pinera’s government. Tuesday saw tens of thousands of people in the streets demanding a reform in the education policy of the government which requires the students to pay high fees,... 

Chile: Snow, rain hit world's driest desert

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An unusual snowfall hit the Atacama desert, near Copiapo, Chile, Sunday. This has been the wettest winter in decades for Chile’s arid northern desert, where fractions of an inch of rain have done major damage in some areas and set the stage for spectacular floral displays in the weeks to come. July came and went with major storms that together dumped more than five times the annual average of... 

Colombian colonel sentenced for faking civilian murders

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The false positives scandal arose during President Alvaro Uribe's campaign to crush left-wing rebels. A Colombian army colonel has admitted his unit murdered 57 civilians, then dressed them in uniforms and claimed they were rebels killed in combat. Colonel Luis Fernando Borja was sentenced to 21 years, reduced from 42 years for accepting responsibility. In a typical case in 2007, Borja admitted... 

Report: 1,300 children killed in Mexico's drug war

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A drug cartel mass grave. Nearly 1,300 children and teenagers have died in Mexico since the beginning of the drug war in December 2006, the Network for the Rights of Children (Redim) said on Wednesday. CNN reported that the children have died as a result of the fight against organized crime that began when Felipe Calderón became president in December 2006. The 1,300 deaths represent a 3.7 percent... 

At least 40 killed in Mexico in 24-hour period

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Battles between the vicious Zetas gang and other drug cartels led to the discovery of more than 40 bodies in a 24-hour span, a government official said Saturday. At least 20 people were killed and five injured when gunmen opened fire in a bar late Friday in the northern city of Monterrey, where the gang is fighting its former ally, the Gulf Cartel, said federal security spokesman Alejandro Poire. Eleven... 

Chavez tells Venezuelans he'll win Long Battle Against Cancer

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Hugo Chavez (R) in Cuba with Fidel Castro (L) Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez, making his first public appearance since having a tumor removed in Cuba, promised supporters that he will win his battle against cancer though it will likely take some time. Speaking from a balcony at the presidential palace in Caracas yesterday evening, Chavez described how he underwent surgery on June 20 after... 

Is Hugo Chavez Dead?

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After Undergoing Surgery In Cuba, Some Are Speculating That Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Is Dead. BBC reported just a momemnt ago that “Absence of ill Hugo Chavez sparks speculation“. Hugo Chavez, the president of Venezuela, is undergoing medical treatment in Cuba, leading to all sorts of rumors about his health. There are even people speculating that Hugo Chavez is dead. Is Hugo Chavez... 

Mexico's most wanted trafficker, arrested

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Mexican authorities arrested Jose de Jesus Mendez, known as “El Chango,” or “The Monkey,” the alleged leader of the Familia Cartel and one of the nation’s most-wanted traffickers. Mendez was captured today in the central state of Aguascalientes by members of the federal police, government security spokesman Alejandro Poire said today. He said the arrest was the government’s... 

Chilean volcano eruption forces thousands to flee

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Spectacular: A time-lapse photo shows lightning bolts striking around the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic chain. The Chilean volcano which erupted on Monday has sent a towering plume of ash across South America, forcing thousands from their homes, grounding airline flights in southern Argentina and coating ski resorts with a gritty layer of dust instead of snow. Booming explosions echoed across the... 

Venezuela cuts ties with US over Iran

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Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro. Venezuela has severed its relations with the US after Washington imposed sanctions against Venezuela’s state-owned oil company for supplying gasoline to Iran. According to examiner.com, Venezuela officially “froze” relations with the United States on Sunday, a top diplomat from President Hugo Chavez’s government said. Venezuelan Foreign Minister... 

Body Count Reaches 218 in Mexico Mass Graves

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Investigators suspect that the killings may have been carried out by the Sinaloa, Los Zetas and Beltran Leyva drug cartels, Mexican media reported. Investigators and army troops found another 17 bodies in Durango city, the capital of the like-named northern Mexican state, over the weekend, bringing to 218 the number of bodies found at several sites since early April, officials said. Federal Police... 

Mexico drug baron becomes world's most wanted terrorist

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Billionaire: Joaquin Guzman Loera "el Chapo Guzman" pictured in a Mexican prison in 1993 before his escape. He is the top dog in Mexico’s bloody drug war, presiding over a $1billion drug empire and acused of firing the first shot in a bloody cartel war that has so far killed 38,000 people. And now, aside from a personal fortune to rival Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, Joaquin Guzman Loera... 
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