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Argentine Engineer Kidnapped in Nigeria: ‘Lionel Messi Saved My Life’

A 28-year-old Argentine agricultural engineer, recently liberated from abduction likely committed by nomadic criminal groups in Nigeria, told his family to thank soccer superstar Lionel Messi for saving his life. The athlete’s name, claims Santiago López Menéndez, was the only way he could communicate to his captors that he was Argentine and not American.

Alejandro Garcia Padilla

‘Death Spiral': Puerto Rico Faces $72 Billion Debt Default

Puerto Rico’s governor said that the U.S. territory was in a “death spiral” and may default on the $72 billion debt it has accrued. “Even if we raise revenues and cut costs, the magnitude of the problem is such that we would not resolve anything given the weight of the debt we’re dragging,” the Democratic governor, Garcia Padilla, said in a public address.

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Ebola Returns: Liberia Confirms First Death in 49 Days

The Liberian government announced on Monday that two separate tests had confirmed a 17-year-old boy had died of Ebola on June 28, the first Ebola death in that country in 49 days. The government has quarantined the town where the boy died and announced emergency measures to contain the disease.

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