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Authorities say they arrested suspected drug lord Marco Antonio Rocca Ali and 18 other people, including Paraguayans, Brazilians and Bolivians.


Government turns to court to order Ghana to release ship

BUENOS AIRES — Argentina will ask the International Sea Tribunal to order the release of a seized navy sailing ship in Ghana, the South American government said Monday.

The ARA Libertad training ship was seized Oct. 2 in the port of Tema as collateral for unpaid bonds dating from Argentina’s economic crisis a decade ago.

Foreign Minister Hector Timerman said if Ghana does not free the vessel by Tuesday, Argentina will appeal before the tribunal in Hamburg, Germany.

Argentina had warned Ghana that it would take the issue to the arbitrage court late last month following a U.N. convention on the rights of the sea, Mr. Timerman said.

It also asked the African country to immediately restore power and water services to the vessel.

Ghanaian port authorities shut off the water and electricity to the ship last week, when Argentina refused to let it be moved to a less-busy part of the port. Argentina’s sailors pulled out rifles to prevent Ghanaian officials from boarding the vessel to move it.


Third person dies after powerful blast

SHERBROOKE, Quebec — A third person has died from injuries related to a powerful explosion and fire at a manufacturing plant outside Montreal earlier this week.

A worker who had be in an inducted coma with burns over 90 percent of his body died Saturday evening, Sylvie Robitaille, a spokeswoman for a Montreal hospital said Sunday.

The bodies of two other people were found in the ruins of the plant in Sherbrooke, Quebec, after the explosion Thursday.

The blast could be heard for miles, and 18 others were hospitalized.

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