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June 4, 2015
A rare, once-lost 1962 guitar belonging to former Beatles member John Lennon will go up for auction this year and could break a record, Julien’s Auctions said on Thursday. The jumbo J-160E Gibson Acoustic guitar, purchased by Lennon in Liverpool, is expected to fetch between $600,000 and $800,000 when it goes on sale on Nov....
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Violence in the run-up to Mexico’s mid-term elections this weekend has killed at least seven candidates and forced another 20 out of the race, battering the government’s record on law and order. Drug gangs battling for control of Pacific coast trafficking routes have murdered or intimidated candidates, while militant teachers opposed to education reforms have...
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Canada and Mexico will seek World Trade Organization authorization to impose over $3 billion in sanctions against U.S. exports in retaliation against contentious meat-labeling laws, the two nations said on Thursday. U.S. legislators have signaled they plan to repeal the 2009 laws, which Canada and Mexico says makes their meat products more expensive. In May,...
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Just one day after the first cases of indigenous chikungunya were detected in Puerto Vallarta, the city was fined by the State Health Commission for violations in controlling the spread of dengue and chikungunya. As the State of Jalisco announced programs to battle dengue and chikungunya, state health inspectors found an area in the municipality...
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Hurricane Blanca became the second named storm of the season, and the earliest Category-4 on record, but the energy just wasn’t available to sustain strength. Just 24-hours earlier, forecasts had predicted Hurricane Blanca to strengthen to a category-5 and make landfall as a major hurricane along the Baja Peninsula. Mother nature had other plans as...
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Mexico’s central bank held borrowing costs steady on Thursday, pointing to still sluggish economic growth and noting that inflation pressures remained muted following a deep slump in the peso. The Banco de Mexico left its key rate at 3.00 percent, as expected by all 15 analysts surveyed by Reuters last week. Policymakers said slack in...
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Screen and TV star, diva and beloved Muppet, Miss Piggy, is being recognized for her contributions to society with a feminist award at the Brooklyn Museum in New York on Thursday. The glamorous, outspoken pig will receive the award at the evening ceremony from the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. The presentation will...
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