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El Salvador church leaders call for new gang truce

By Nelson Renteria SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - Church leaders in El Salvador on Tuesday said they want to revive a fragile truce between the country's powerful street gangs in order to curb a resurgence of violent crime. Catholic Bishop Fabio Colindres, who helped broker a 2012 deal between gang leaders, proposed that religious leaders establish new talks with gang leaders.

Keystone may be stalled, but the protests aren't: demos planned all week in D.C.

WASHINGTON - Horses walking through the streets of the U.S. capital. Teepee tents and a settler wagon adorning the National Mall. Self-described "Cowboys and Indians" in traditional clothing, promising to fight together against a common foe. This week will produce more than a few such memorable images as anti-pipeline protesters gather in Washington to pound the Obama administration with a visual demonstration of their opposition to Keystone XL.

Unemployment in Puerto Rico falls 0.3 pct

San Juan, Apr 22 (EFE).- Unemployment in Puerto Rico fell 0.3 percent last month to 14.7 percent, the Department of Labor and Human Resources said Tuesday. In comparative quantities, the 172,000 jobless in March signified 6,000 fewer out of work than the month before, the department said in its monthly bulletin. The figure for last month was higher than the 14.2-percent jobless rate registered in March 2013. Puerto Rico's workforce participation rate, traditionally one of the lowest in the world, stood last March at 40.4 percent, down 0.3 percent from February.

Unemployment in Puerto Rico falls 0.3 pct

San Juan, Apr 22 (EFE).- Unemployment in Puerto Rico fell 0.3 percent last month to 14.7 percent, the Department of Labor and Human Resources said Tuesday. In comparative quantities, the 172,000 jobless in March signified 6,000 fewer out of work than the month before, the department said in its monthly bulletin. The figure for last month was higher than the 14.2-percent jobless rate registered in March 2013. Puerto Rico's workforce participation rate, traditionally one of the lowest in the world, stood last March at 40.4 percent, down 0.3 percent from February.

Airport to be built near Copan archaeological site in Honduras

Tegucigalpa, Apr 22 (EFE).- A small airport will be built in Rio Amarillo, a district in western Honduras near the Copan Mayan archaeological site, President Juan Orlando Hernandez said. The Rio Amarillo airport project was conceived several years ago as part of an effort to boost tourism in western Honduras, but construction has been delayed. Meetings are planned with mayors in Copan to finalize the airport project, Hernandez told the "Frente a Frente" program.

Thousands bid Garcia Marquez farewell in Mexico

Mexico bid farewell Monday to its beloved adopted son, Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, with thousands of fans filing past his ashes in a music-filled tribute to the Nobel laureate. A coffee-colored urn containing his ashes was placed on a pedestal, surrounded by yellow roses -- his favorite flowers -- in Mexico City's domed Fine Arts Palace. Fans streamed to pay their last respects to the author of "One Hundred Years of Solitude," taking pictures as a string quartet played classical music.

Thousands bid Garcia Marquez farewell in Mexico

Mexico bid farewell Monday to its beloved adopted son, Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, with thousands of fans filing past his ashes in a music-filled tribute to the Nobel laureate. A coffee-colored urn containing his ashes was placed on a pedestal, surrounded by yellow roses -- his favorite flowers -- in Mexico City's domed Fine Arts Palace. Fans streamed to pay their last respects to the author of "One Hundred Years of Solitude," taking pictures as a string quartet played classical music.

Country foods: Sale of game in the North leaves Inuit society conflicted

IQALUIT, Nunavut - The hunter grabs one of his delicacies by its furry, frozen ear and waves it in the air. "Caribou heads for sale!" he cries. "Caribou heads for sale!" Eager for the makings of a tasty soup, customers flock to his table at an open-air market in Iqaluit, where fresh-from-the-land food has been on occasional offer since 2010. Tables piled with caribou, seabirds, seaweed, seal — the "country foods" of the traditional Inuit diet — sell out in minutes.

Only the elite allowed to shop at government of Canada's official gift store

OTTAWA - Canada's official gift shop is tucked into the fourth floor of a government building in nearby Gatineau, Que., but you won't see any tourists lining up at the cash register to buy coffee mugs adorned with Mounties. This taxpayer-funded store carries only high-end souvenirs, reserved for the elite ranks of the federal government.

Cricket: Windies bowler Roach shrugs off car crash

West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach escaped serious injury when his BMW car flipped over several times on a rain-lashed Bridgetown road, local media reported Sunday. The 25-year-old suffered a head injury and was taken to hospital, the Barbados Today online newspaper claimed. But Roach insisted he had not been seriously hurt. "Sorry To Scare My Friends, Family And Fans But I'm Straight! Thanks For The Love! #BlessUp," he wrote on Twitter. Roach has played 23 Tests and 61 one-day internationals but has not featured for the West Indies in nearly a year.
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