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Barack Obama defends immigration plan at Las Vegas rally

  • President speaks to around 1,600 at Del Sol high school
  • Says: ‘We’re not a nation that kicks out strivers and dreamers’

Barack Obama defended his sweeping immigration reform on Friday, at a rally in Las Vegas designed to mobilise support for his decision to shield almost five million people from deportation.

The president told a rapturous, mostly latino crowd the executive order he announced on Thursday would protect hardworking parents who were living in the US illegally.

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Former Chilean military officers jailed for 1974 death of President Bachelet’s father

The two men tortured general Alberto Bachelet, father of current President Michelle Bachelet, after his imprisonment for treason during the Pinochet regime Continue reading…
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There is bipartisan agreement on one thing: Obama’s immigration action is controversial

President characterised his move to reform immigration as pragmatic and ‘common-sense’ approach – but his decision is viewed differently among critics and supporters alike

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Latin American leaders enthusiastic about US immigration reform

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Pirate Joe’s, the Vancouver store that resells Trader Joe’s goods – in pictures

Michael Hallatt has run Pirate Joe’s for three years now, bringing Trader Joe’s goods across the border to be resold to visitors to his Vancouver storefront. Here, a look inside the legal operation

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Pirate Joe’s, the Vancouver store that resells Trader Joe’s goods – in pictures

Michael Hallatt has run Pirate Joe’s for three years now, bringing Trader Joe’s goods across the border to be resold to visitors to his Vancouver storefront. Here, a look inside the legal operation

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Mexico: protesters clash with police over missing student teachers – in pictures

Demonstrators marched in the biggest protest so far to pressure the government into finding the 43 missing student teachers who disappeared seven weeks agoMexico on the brink: thousands to protest over widespread corruption and student massacre Contin…
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Mexicans protesting about missing students scuffle with police

Rocks, fireworks and gasoline bombs thrown at officers as demonstrators press government to find 43 students

Protesters marched in Mexico City on Thursday to demand authorities find 43 missing college students, seeking to pressure the government on a day traditionally reserved for the celebration of Mexico’s 1910-17 revolution.

Authorities cancelled the traditional 20 November Revolution Day parade, but did not give a reason.

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Funeral held for murdered Miss Honduras and sister – video

The funeral for Maria Jose Alvadaro and her sister Sofia is held in Honduras on Thursday, amid grief-stricken family and friends. The pair’s sister, Corina Alvarado, says they were always ‘honest, happy and sincere’. Two men have been arrested after th…
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Mexico on the brink: thousands expected at mass protests over student massacre

Corruption and violence threaten to destabilise country after mass murder of students and scandal over presidential home

Mexico is facing an escalating political crisis amid growing fury over a mansion built for the presidential family and the disappearance and probable massacre of 43 student teachers.

The two apparently unrelated issues have fed the widespread perception that unbridled political corruption is the underlying cause of the country’s many problems – ranging from stunted economic growth to a breakdown of law and order that has left parts of the country at the mercy of murderous drug cartels.

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