Obama begins defense of immigration plan

EFE | Las Vegas

President Barack Obama was welcomed here Friday with cries of "Si se puede" (Yes We Can) after announcing a set of executive measures that could shield some 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation.

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Arizona's Arpaio sues Obama over immigration measures

EFE | Tucson, Arizona
Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio filed a lawsuit against U.S. President Barack Obama for his executive order providing protection against deportation for to close to 5 million undocumented immigrants.

Cuban doctor diagnosed with Ebola in Sierra Leone reaches Geneva

EFE | International Desk
Cuban doctor Felix Baez Sarria, who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone, has reached Geneva for treatment at the Geneva University Hospital, Swiss public broadcaster RTS reported Friday.

Carla Bruni sings to combat Ebola

EFE | Paris
Former model and former First Lady of the Republic Carla Bruni will lend her vocal talent to the French version of the song "Do They Know It's Christmas?" by British musician Bob Geldof, as part of the drive to raise funds to combat Ebola.

Ecopetrol, Talisman announce oil find in Colombia

EFE | Bogota
Colombian state-controlled oil company Ecopetrol and Talisman Colombia Oil & Gas Ltd., a unit of Canada's Talisman Energy Inc., announced an oil find Friday in the central province of Meta.

Luis Enrique: "There is no Leo Messi case"

EFE | Sant Joan Despí, Spain
Barcelona coach Luis Enrique Martínez denied Friday in a press conference that a "Leo Messi case" exists, after recent comments by the Argentine opened the door to a hypothetical exit, and preferred to refer to star forward's words that he "loves" playing at the club.

Rediscovered effigy inspires Peru Indians to resist deforestation

EFE | By Fernando Gimeno Lima
The recent rediscovery of a giant rock bearing the likeness of a face has provided a cultural weapon for Peru's Harakmbut Indians as they struggle to protect their Amazonian homeland from deforestation, illegal mining and oil companies.