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Thalia Gets Ready for Her Return to the Silver Screen

Thalía is due to make a comeback to the silver screen within the next few months. The Mexican singer–who’s been away from the acting scene for 11 years–will star in the third season of the hit Mexican criminal drama Mujeres Asesinas. The show was adapted from the Argentinean original. Other confirmed actresses include singer Belinda and Weeds star Kate del Castillo.


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Over 200,000 Fish Found Dead in Argentine Lake

How’s this for bizarre news: more than 200,000 fish were found dead last week in a lake in Northern Argentina. Environmental officials are still figuring out what caused the mass deaths in Lake Ipizca located 621 miles northeast of Buenos Aires.


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Report: Immigration Legalization Could Boost U.S. Economy

A recent study says that legalizing the roughly 12 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. would boost our economy. The study, done by UCLA Associate Professor Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda and released by the Center for American Progress and the Immigration Policy Center, goes on to explain that granting them citizenship would create more jobs, increase minimum wage and add $1.5 trillion to our gross domestic product over 10 years.


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MTV Cancels "South Park" Mexico Spoof in Mexico

MTV canceled Monday’s airing of a South Park episode in Mexico in which President Felipe Calderón appears in front of a Mexican flag, The Huffington Post reports.


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Angelina Jolie visits Haitian Earthquake Survivors in Dominican Hospital

Actress Angelina Jolie recently met with Haitian earthquake victims currently receiving medical care in a Dominican hospital. The U.N. Goodwill Ambassador traveled to the Dario Contrera Hospital located in the capital of Santo Domingo to tour the center and speak with several of the dozens of survivors, some of whom recognized Jolie and asked for her help.


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Costa Rica Elects First Female President in Landslide Victory

With most of the votes counted from Sunday’s election, it looks like Costa Ricans have elected their first woman president. Laura Chinchilla maintains a 47 percent share of vote, far beyond the 40 percent needed to avoid a run-off. Chinchilla, a social conservative who represents the ruling National Libertarian party, promised during her campaign to continue free market policies in Central America's most stable nation.


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Mexico Considers Restriction on Social Networking

Now in addition to fighting a war against drug cartels, the Mexican government is trying to crack down on los Twitteros…as in members of the social networking site. Turns out some users have been twittering the locations of alcoholimetros—Breathalyzer checkpoints set up to curb its high drunk driving rate. On one such feed, Anti Alcoholimetro, users write in with the time and location of Mexico City checkpoints to help others avoid them.
 


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Mexican Police Identify Suspects in Salvador Cabañas Shooting

Mexican police have named two suspects in the shooting of Paraguayan soccer player Salvador Cabañas: José J. Balderas Garza (also known as “El Modelo”) and his bodyguard. Cameras in Mexico City’s Bar Bar club captured them leaving the bathroom where Cabañas was found and later exiting the night club and leaving in an unmarked car.


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Americans Accused of Kidnapping 33 Haitian Children

Ten Baptist missionaries from Idaho are currently in Haitian police custody after being accused of kidnapping 33 “orphans” to cross into the Dominican Republic. Now not only did they not have proper documentation from the government, but some of the children are not orphans at all, NPR reports.


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Honduras Swears in New President as Zelaya Flees

Honduras swore in its new president as former leader Manuel Zelaya flew into exile in the Dominican Republic on Wednesday, The New York Times reports. He’d been seeking refuge at the Brazilian Embassy since September after being ousted in the June 28 coup, living three months in exile and then slipping back into the country.


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