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Why some Mexicans want to get out of Acapulco

11 October 2013 Last updated at 20:12 ET





By Will GrantBBC News, Mexico









Acapulco was once known as the place Hollywood stars went on holiday. But the area around the resort is now home to violent drugs gangs, and last month, the region was hit by devastating floods and mudslides that killed dozens of people.





Normally the high-pitched sound of children playing inside a sports hall would be a happy one.




But as we bustled past the armed guards on the door, muttering our introductions to the officials, it was clear this was no fun kids' day out.




These children, with their parents and grandparents watching on, were homeless, displaced by the days of non-stop rain and mudslides caused by two hurricanes hitting Mexico at once.









In emergency shelters across the country, from the western jungles of Oaxaca to the Gulf of Mexico, survivors are telling stories of having lost everything in the floods. But few have suffered as much as the people inside this particular building.




One woman had lost her fo…

STUCK IN THE MUD & SINKING : VENEZUELA'S "NEW MAN" REVOLUTION ...(A DECADE LATER)

Murió William Niehous







Un ex empresario de Ohio que fue secuestrado en 1976 y rescatado tres años después en la selva de Venezuela falleció a los 82 años, informa Associated Press.




Una casa funeraria en las afueras de Toledo confirmó el deceso de William Niehous, ocurrido el jueves. No se dieron a conocer las causas del fallecimiento.




Niehous trabajaba como presidente de operaciones en Venezuela con la firma Owens-Illinois Inc., con sede en Toledo, cuando lo secuestraron individuos armados en su casa, cerca de Caracas.



Guerrilleros venezolanos mantuvieron cautivo a Niehous durante más de tres años en la selva mientras exigían dinero y la difusión de un manifiesto.




La policía lo rescató en 1979 cuando buscaba a ladrones de ganado.






Niehous regresó a Estados Unidos y trabajaba con Owens-Illinois. Después se dedicó a la educación y efectuó trabajo voluntario en Toledo, donde creció.










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THE DEMISE OF USA VALUE SYSTEM : More Signs The Regime Is Failing

October 9, 2013

 by Bob Livingston




PHOTOS.COM












I have told you often that a tell-tale sign of a failing regime is increased controls over the people. Now look around.






The regime’s failure is accelerating at breakneck speed and should be obvious to everyone.





Across the country, armed government goons are cordoning off open, public lands and monuments owned by the people. 



Worse than that, armed government goons have even held hostage tourists caught in Yellowstone National Park at the time of the theater-of-the-absurd that is the so-called government shutdown. 


The tourists included foreigners who feared they were being arrested and were made to feel like criminals.




In addition to terrorizing tourists and preventing them from photographing wildlife, viewing Mt. Rushmore, the Grand Canyon and other national monuments possessed by the people, the regime is capriciously endangering private businesses and non-profits.




 It is blocking off parking areas and preventing tourists from entering the busine…

(CLARIDAD) La nueva Miss Venezuela: Mientras esté aquí no hablaré de mi posición política

Así se ve la nueva Miss Venezuela al natural


Octubre 11, 2013 9:56 am



Foto: @MissVCOriental

La belleza natural destaca en la representante de Costa Oriental, Migbelis Castellanos, quien fue coronada el jueves como Miss Venezuela 2013.








Octubre 11, 2013 9:51 pm





Segura ante las cámaras, siempre sonriente, sin importar si la pregunta era incómoda, la Miss Venezuela 2013, Migbelis Castellanos, se mostró bastante tranquila en su primer encuentro con la prensa criolla y extranjera.








Ayer en la mañana, en uno de los salones del hotel Eurobuilding, se realizó el acostumbrado “desayuno con las misses”, donde paradójicamente ninguna de las ganadoras prueba bocado.





“Se siente muy bien ser un tubazo”, aseguró la nueva reina, acompañada por Michelle Bertollini, Miss Venezuela International y Stephanie de Zorzi, quien representará al país en el Miss Tierra.







A sus 18 años, Migbelis Castellanos se siente “orgullosa de hacer historia”, al ser la primera concursante en superar el reality Todo por la corona.





“No v…