Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Your World News Report - August 18, 2011

Berlyne Julmis

News Coordinator

Teen Plot to Bomb School Prevented

Jared Cano, 17, was arrested in Tampa, Florida for plotting to set off deadly explosives on the first day of school. Cano was expelled from Freedom High School last year for inappropriate behavior and planned on getting revenge by targeting to kill two assistant principals and approximately 30 of his former classmates. Cano’s plot was averted when police received an anonymous call unveiling Cano’s plan. Chief Jane Castor of the Tampa Police Department stated detectives uncovered drawings detailing areas where Cano had planned to position pipe bombs and a minute by minute attack schedule--Cano also contained supplies needed to create pipe bomb detonator. Cano has refused to speak to officers since his arrest and will be represented in court by a public defender. Officials have stated they believe that Cano would have carried out his plan alone, but are taking precautions the first day of school and placing more officers on campus.


Ecuadorian Police to Take Lie Detector Test to Cease Corruption

Police Officers in Ecuador are being forced to take lie detector test in hopes of rooting out corruption in the Ecuadorian police force. Under the new anti-corruption procedures officers will have to declare all their assets which will help illuminate corrupted officers. Police officers protested against the new procedures and cuts to their benefits. The protest turned violent and President Correa after being tear-gas and held for several hours in a hospital had to be rescued by the military. The police force is now under command of President Correa’s administration. General Alulema stated 300 officers who were suspended for alleged corruption have been reinstated by judges for judicial irregularities. In the attempt to cease corruption, officers who condemn corrupted officers will be rewarded with in incentive.


A Duchess in Love

Maria Del Rosario Cayetanna Alfonsa Victoria Eugenia Francisca Fits-James Stuart y de Silva, The Duchess of Alba, 85 of Spain agrees to give up her billion dollar fortune away for love. The Duchess six children a from her first marriage family do not support her decision to marry Alfonso Diez, 61, who is a civil government worker. The king of Spain called the duchess advising the Duchess against marrying Diez. The Duchess has agreed to give away her fortune to her children and grandchildren to prove to them her relationship is pure. The duchess has stated her children all are divorced and they should not care who she marries. Diez had agreed to sign legal documents preventing him from any claim to the Duchess wealth.


Vice President Biden visits China to discuss the US debt rating and economy. Vice President Biden visit is to convince the Chinese that President Obama has a handle on the economy and deficit. China is biggest foreign creditor for the U.S. Future Chinese President Xi and Vice President Biden is expected to sit down and tale about the strengthening of the U.S. economy. Vice President Biden visit will lead President Xi visit to Washington.




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