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he road to the Super Bowl runs through Peyton Manning’s house. Chew on that, Tom Brady. With their 38-3 victory against Kansas City on Sunday, the Broncos secured the No. 1 seed and home-field advantage from here to New Orleans, site of Super Bowl XLVII. During the NFL playoffs, does Andrew Luck really want to show his face in Denver wearing an Indianapolis jersey? “I truly feel like there is a 12th-man advantage here,” Manning said Sunday. “And that’s what you want.” Welcome home, Peyton. Stay as long as you like. As the third quarter ended with a 32-point Denver advantage, the Broncos sprinted the field’s length so happily their feet barely touched the ground. As the crowd of 76,502 stood to scream in a single voice, you could feel something in the 27-degree Colorado air. And it felt like Super Bowl fever. Broncomaniacs feel it in their bones. This is the closest the local NFL team has been to a championship since John Elway last buckled his chin strap. Yes, we do recall the Broncos of Al Wilson and Rod Smith advanced to the conference title game in January 2006, only to have their dreams trampled by Ben Roethlisberger and Pittsburgh. “This team is better,” Denver cornerback Champ Bailey said, without requiring so much as a second to contemplate his answer. “I think our defense is better. We had a good offense (during the 2005 season). But our pass rush is way better. The secondary is better. I feel like we have better pieces.”

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Cada vez son más las personas que acuden a la sala de emergencias por dolor de dientes La ‘epidemia silenciosa’ cuesta cada año $100 millones a nivel nacional Por Carol McKinley, Colorado Public News

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esha Gilbert, de 19 años, padecía de un dolor de dientes insoportable. Por eso, terminó donde pocos quieren ir: en el sillón de un consultorio dental, con sincera preocupación al enterarse que le tenían que extraer una muela cariada. “Tengo miedo, pero me alegra estar aquí”, comentó Gilbert. “Parece que

alguien me está golpeando el lado de la boca con un martillo todo el tiempo y cada cinco segundos”. Gilbert fue a una clínica de emergencia buscando alivio de su dolor, pero los doctores le dijeron que no podían hacer nada, excepto enviarla a un dentista para que le saque la muela. Gilbert no es la única. En el 2012,

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l centro de Brighton está recuperando su vitalidad, gracias a un repentino aumento en el número de nuevos negocios. Cada una docena de tiendas especiales, restaurants y boutiques recientemente abrieron en el centro histórico de esta ciudad, que alguna vez fue el centro de mayor actividad de la ciudad. Los funcionarios locales dijeron que han trabajado desde hace años para revitalizar el área, que sufría de poco locales ocupados, edificios viejos y poco estacionamiento. Algunos dueños de negocios dicen que los esfuerzos de revitalización están dando resultado. “Creo que estamos a punto de lograrlo, pero no lo hemos logrado todavía”, dijo Richard McCutcheon, dueño de A Novel’s Story Bookshop y de Fine Tea Empourium, en 17 N. Main St. “Mucha gente ha regresado y se sorprende al ver la recuperación”. La agencia de renovación urbana de Brighton comenzó hace cinco años a buscar la recuperación del área, cuando la mitad de los negocios del centro de Brighton estaban desocupados, dijo Gary Montoya, director de la iniciativa para el centro de Brighton. Incluso se lanzó un programa para ayudar a los propietarios a recomponer la fachada de los viejos edificios. El programa permitió que los dueños de las propiedades

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restauren los ladrillos y los pisos de madera de los edificios a un precio razonable. La municipalidad cubrió el 90 por ciento del costo del proyecto, dijo Montoya. “Allí realmente comenzó la llegada de más inversiones al distrito”, indicó. Joni Fields, dueño de Joonbugz Kid’s Boutique, afirmó que el mencionado programa es responsable por el renacimiento del centro de Brighton. Su tienda, en 121 N. Main St., era antes un club para adultos. El edificio fue renovado y restaurado a su aspecto original. “Es asombroso. Todos los edificios tienen mejoras y eso atrajo a más negocios a este lugar”, dijo Fields. Desde que abrió en 2011, Joonbugz se ha convertido en un negocio importante en el centro de Brighton. De hecho, recibió el premio “Pequeño Negocio del Año 2012”, otorgado por la Cámara de Comercio de Brighton, por ser una “historia de éxito” en esta ciudad.

“Nos está yendo bien con el negocio. No me puedo quejar”, dijo Fields. Los negocios del centro de Brighton se unieron para lanzar una campaña de mercadeo para ayudar a que las personas visiten otras tiendas y restaurantes del área. “Es hermoso ver cómo los negocios trabajan con negocios vecinos”, dijo Kami Welch, directora ejecutiva de la Cámara de Comercio de Brighton. “Es fantástico ver este tipo de respaldo”. Sandy Jenkins, dueña de Milagro’s Soap Company, 39 N. Main St., mudó su negocio al centro de Brighton hace tres años. Jenkins dijo que tenía dudas sobre la mudanza, pero que siente que las cosas están yendo por buen camino. “La gente está cada vez más entusiasmada en esta zona”, dijo Jenkins. Según datos del censo, el 40 por ciento de los 34.000 residentes de Brighton son hispanos. Entre los latinos, poco más de uno de cada cuatro es inmigrante.

righton’s downtown area is picking up steam, thanks to a sudden uptick in newly opened businesses. Nearly a dozen specialty stores, eateries and boutiques have recently opened in the historic downtown district, once the city’s bustling core. Officials have been working for years to revitalize the area, which suffered from low occupancy, aging infrastructure and insufficient parking. Some business owners say those revitalization efforts are beginning to pay off. “I’d say we’re on the cusp of discovery, but not quite there yet,” said Richard McCutcheon, owner of A Novel’s Story Bookshop and Fine Tea Empourium, 17 N. Main St. “A lot of people have come back and they’re surprised to see the turnaround.” The city’s urban renewal agency began targeting the area about five years ago, when occupancy rates flatlined at about 50 percent, said Gary Montoya, downtown initiative director for Brighton. A facade improvement program was launched to help property owners cover the costs of sprucing up their downtown buildings, many of which date to the late 1800s. The program was designed to allow property owners a chance to restore the old brick surfaces and hardwood floors at an affordable rate. The city covered 90 percent of the cost of the project, Montoya said. “That’s really what began to bring in more investment into

the district,” he said. Joni Fields, owner of Joonbugz Kid’s Boutique, credits the city’s program for the downtown renaissance. Her store, at 121 N. Main St., formerly housed the city’s lone adult club, Western Topless Nightclub, before it was renovated and restored to its original appearance. “It’s been amazing,” Fields said. “All of our buildings have been improved and that’s brought more business here.” Since opening in 2011, Joonbugz has become a linchpin for the downtown area. The upscale consignment store was awarded “2012 Small Business of the Year” by the Brighton Chamber of Commerce and became one of the city’s success stories. “Business is doing really great,” Fields said. “I can’t complain at all.” Downtown shops also joined together in a marketing campaign to help steer shoppers to other nearby stores and restaurants in the area. “It’s beautiful how often they refer each other to the businesses next door,” said Kami Welch, executive director of the Brighton Chamber of Commerce. “It’s been fantastic to see that type of support.” Sandy Jenkins, owner of Milagro’s Soap Company, 39 N. Main St., moved her shop to downtown Brighton nearly three years ago. She admitted she was “apprehensive” about her chances, but feels things are headed in the right direction. “People are getting more excited about this area,” Jenkins said.

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EMERGENCY VISITS. Dentist Bianca Hillers works on a decayed molar of patient Vesha Gilbert at Denver Health’s Webb Clinic. Last year, Coloradans with dental complaints went to emergency rooms 39,000 times. Colorado Public News

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ineteen-year-old Vesha Gilbert’s toothache had become so unbearable, she ended up where no one wants to be: Sitting in a dentist’s chair, cringing at the thought of having her decayed back molar pulled. “I’m scared, but I’m glad I’m here,” she said. “It feels like somebody’s knocking me on the side of my mouth with a hammer, like, constantly, and it goes in and out like every five seconds.” Gilbert had rushed to an urgent care clinic for relief from her throbbing mouth, but doctors there couldn’t do anything, except send her to the dentist to have her tooth pulled. Gilbert is not alone. Last year, Coloradans with dental complaints went to emergency rooms 39,000 times – even though they could have been pain-free if they had simply stayed on top of regular cleaning and maintenance, according to the Colorado Dental Association. Making it worse, E.R. visits for dental problems cost $350 to $650, far more than a routine visit to the dentist, according to a Colorado Public News price survey. And usually, the physicians can’t fix the tooth. They treat the infection and pain – and then send patients to a dentist. Gilbert said that she, of all people, should never have ignored her teeth. She has dental insurance through her job at Wal-Mart, and her mom is a dental hygienist. “My mom always told me, and I was like ... ’Mom, you know I’m grown, so ... I was just being careless, I guess, not brushing and flossing.” Vesha says she wasn’t willing to give up sweets to save her teeth. Instead, she’s giving up a tooth. Other patients who end

up in the E.R. have no dental insurance and can’t afford to pay a dentist out of pocket, so they ignore tooth decay until it’s too late. Numbers from the latest Colorado Health Access Survey, conducted by the Colorado Health Institute, show that 40 percent of Coloradans do not have dental insurance. The same percentage skipped going to the dentist last year.

Findings from the telephone survey of 10,352 households include: n Sixty percent of people over age 65 have no dental insurance. (Medicare doesn’t cover dental care.) n More than half of the Hispanics surveyed have no dental insurance. And 55 percent of Hispanic kindergartners in the state were found to have a cavity, compared to 32 percent of white children. n For many rural Coloradans, often there is no dentist nearby. Denver Health Medical Center’s Director of Emergency Medicine Dr. Chris Colwell said toothaches have become common in his E.R. “We, as the last resort, are seeing something pretty much every day, and almost every shift during the day,” he said. Colwell says many of the patients he sees are on the weekends, when many dental offices are closed. He cited one patient who came in on a Sunday morning with infected gums, and no cash. “The dentist wanted money up front,” Colwell said. So the man waited, and finally had to go to the E.R. Ignoring gums and teeth can lead to much more serious problems than a mouthful of pain and plaque, said Katya Mauritson, oral health unit director for the Colorado Department of Public Health

and Environment. “Last year, in another state, a healthy 24-year-old man went to the E.R. with tooth pain and he didn’t have medical or dental insurance,” Mauritson said. “He wound up only being able to fill the pain pills because that’s all he had money for. And then he wound up dying,” as the infection progressed to a brain abscess, she said. Because people usually can’t see dental disease until it worsens, it is often called a “silent epidemic.” Prevention is key, says Ken Peters, president of the Colorado Dental Association. “We can’t drill our way out of this issue.” Annual visits to the dentist also may catch early signs of nutritional deficiencies and even detect the presence of some cancers, the CDA said. Dr. Louis Sullivan, a former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, is on a personal campaign to improve dental health and stop the unnecessary visits to E.R.’s, which reached 830,000 in 2009 and cost well over $100 million nationally. “We have a major problem that can be preventable. We need to turn this around.” Recently, officials have begun to act. State programs have helped get many lowincome children insured. Gov. John Hickenlooper recently called dental health one of the state’s “ten winnable battles.” He has proposed adding funds for coverage of some adults on Medicaid, the government health insurance program for low-income people. Last year, a bill to provide dental care to pregnant women on Medicaid had bipartisan support, but died in the yearend fight in the legislature over civil unions. With millions of taxpayer dollars covering many

unneeded emergency room visits for toothaches, dental health is beginning to move off the back burner. Vesha Gilbert says after this painful and expensive experience, she’ll be regularly flossing and brushing – and listening to her mother. “I’m glad I’m taking care of this so that I can go back to work … because a toothache keeping you from working ... that’s horrible,” she said.

eople living in rural parts of the state tend to skip the dentist more often and have the toughest time finding dental care – in part because nine of the Colorado’s 64 counties have no resident dentist. These counties are Bent, Cheyenne, Crowley, Costilla, Hinsdale, Gilpin, Jackson, Kiowa and San Juan. To compound the problem, a dozen counties do not have a dental hygienist who could perform routine check-ups and cleanings. Most of these counties have populations of 3,000 people or fewer. “That’s not a lot of people to support a practice, when you consider only half of them will even go to a dentist,” said Ken Peters, president of the Colorado Dental Association. The CDA is working on a plan to send young dentists to Colorado’s underserved areas. Presently, two and a half times

more dentists graduate every year than there are jobs to be filled. Further complicating the access issue: Residents of rural areas are less likely than urbanites to carry dental health insurance. The Colorado Health Access Survey found nearly 60 percent of the people who live in the southwest corner of the state go without dental coverage, compared to 29 percent along the Front Range. In the other three corners, half don’t have dental insurance. People who live in rural Colorado often pay out of pocket for any oral health problems, and are also likely driving a long way to get care. Katya Mauritson, oral health director for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, said the rural residents also miss out on another dental advantage: Their water may not contain the cavity-fighting additive fluoride. “One of the biggest public health interventions of the 20th century is water fluoridation,” she said.

More information n Dentists and cost per visit: Centre Family Dentistry Fort Collins $86, 970.237.3628 Perfect Teeth Denver, $34, 303.558.6717 Premier Dental Care Colorado Springs, $92, 719.428.6408 Eagleridge Dental Pueblo, $72, 719.582.2920 Kimberly Suter DDS Sterling, $164, 970.522.2622 Keith Messersmith DDS Lamar, $90, 719.336.9092 Cortez Dental Associates Cortez, $75, 970.565.4702 Neal Fenton DDS Craig, $88, 970.824.9785 Sunrise Dentistry Durango, $84, 970.247.3303

n Alternative to ER Care: Emergency Dental Care USA Centennial $100 to $400 303.569.8269 n Hospital Emergency Rooms: Prowers Medical Center Lamar, $364, 719.336.4343 Southwest Memorial Hospital Cortez, $500, 970.564.2130 Craig Memorial Hospital Craig, $450, 970.826.3125 Mercy Regional Med Center Durango, 970.247.4311 Denver Health Denver, $648, 303.602.2200 Sterling Regional Med Ctr Sterling, 970.522.0122 Compiled by Karen Pitzer for Colorado Public News


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Ignorar la higiene dental puede afectar la salud >> Pag 1 residentes de Colorado con dolor dental fueron 39.000 veces a salas de emergencia, aunque podrían haber evitado el problema con limpieza dental regular, según la Asociación Dental de Colorado. Para complicar las cosas, las visitas a las salas de emergencia cuestan entre $350 a $650, mucho más de lo que cuesta una visita de rutina al dentista, según una encuesta de precios realizada por Colorado Public News. Y generalmente los médicos no pueden hacer nada por los dientes. Sólo pueden tratar la infección y el dolor, pero el paciente tiene que ir a un dentista. Gilbert reconoció que ella jamás debería haber ignorado sus dientes. Ella tiene un plan dental por medio de su empleador, Wal-Mart, y su madre es higienista dental. “Mi mamá siempre me dijo (que me cuidase los dientes), pero le dije que yo ya era grande. Me descuidé y no me cepillé ni usé hilo dental”, dijo Gilbert quien, por no dejar las golosinas, ahora perdió un diente. Otros pacientes que van a la sala de emergencia no tienen seguro dental ni pueden pagar un dentista y por eso ignoran las caries hasta que ya es demasiado tarde. Según la Encuesta de Acceso a Salud en Colorado, realizada por el Instituto de Salud de Colorado, el 40 por ciento de los residentes de Colorado no tienen seguro dental. Y un porcentaje similar no fue al dentista el año pasado.

La encuesta se realizó por teléfono entre 10.352 hogares. Estos son algunos de los resultados: n El 60 por ciento de los mayores de 65 años no tiene seguro dental. (Medicare no cubre los gastos de salud dental.) n Más de la mitad de los hispanos de Colorado no tienen seguro dental. Y un 55 por ciento de los niños hispanos en jardín de infantes tiene caries, contra el 32 por ciento de los otros niños con la misma condición. n Muchos residentes en zonas rurales de Colorado no tienen dentistas cercanos. El Dr. Chris Colwell, director de emergencias del Denver Health Medical Center, dijo que los dolores de dientes se ven con cada vez mayor frecuencia en las salas de emergencia. “Nosotros, como último recurso, lo vemos casi todos los días y en casi cada turno durante el día”, comentó. Colwell dijo que muchos pacientes llegan el fin de semana, cuando los consultorios dentales están cerrados. Él dijo que un domingo por la mañana vio a un paciente con las encías infectadas y sin dinero. “El dentista quería el pago por anticipado”, dijo Colwell. Por eso, el hombre esperó hasta tener que ir a emergencias.

Ignorar las encías y los dientes puede llevar a otros problemas de salud más serios que sólo dolor en la boca o placas, dijo Katya Mauritson, directora de salud bucal del Departamento de Salud Pública y Medio Ambiente de Colorado. “El año pasado, en otro estado, un muchacho de 24 años y saludable fue a la sala de emergencia por dolor de dientes y no tenía seguro médico ni dental”, dijo Mauritson. “Sólo tomó algunas pastillas para el dolor porque es todo el dinero que tenía. Y al final murió”, porque la infección le llegó al cerebro, explicó la facultativa. Debido a que la gente usualmente no se preocupa de las enfermedades dentales sino hasta que son serias, a esta situación se la llama la “epidemia silenciosa”. La clave es la prevención, dijo Ken Peters, presidente de la Asociación Dental de Colorado. “No podemos tapar cada carie para resolver este problema”. Las visitas anuales al dentista pueden detectar signos de deficiencia nutricional e incluso de ciertos tipos de cáncer, según la misma asociación. La Dra. Louis Sullivan, ex Secretaria de Salud y Servicios Humanos de Estados Unidos, inició una campaña personal para mejorar la salud dental y terminar con las visitas innecesarias a las salas de emergencia. En 2009, se produjeron 830.000 de esas visitas en todo el país, con un costo superior a los $100 millones. “Tenemos un gran problema, pero se puede prevenir. Tenemos que revertir esa situación”. Recientemente, funcionarios públicos implementaron nuevas medidas. Algunos programas estatales ahora ayudan a que los niños de bajos recursos obtengan seguros. El gobernador John Hickenlooper recientemente incluyó a la salud dental como una “de las diez batallas de Colorado que se puede ganar”. Por eso, el gobernador propuso más fondos para ofrecer cobertura a ciertos adultos en Medicaid y para programas de seguros médicos para personas de bajos recursos. En 2012, se presentó un proyecto de ley para otorgar cuidados dentales a mujeres embarazadas. El proyecto tenía respaldo bipartidista pero al final no fue aprobada por diferencias sobre matrimonio de personas del mismo sexo. Con millones de dólares de impuestos destinados cada año a visitas innecesarias a salas de emergencia por problemas dentales, la salud dental está recibiendo nueva atención. Vesha Gilbert dijo que su experiencia fue dolorosa y costosa, por lo que ahora regularmente se cepilla los dientes y escucha los consejos de su madre. “Me alegra que ya resolví el tema y ahora puedo regresar al trabajo. El dolor de muelas no me dejaba trabajar”, aseveró.

Más información n Oficinas dentales y costo de visitas: Centre Family Dentistry Fort Collins $86.00, 970.237.3628 Perfect Teeth Denver, $34, 303.558.6717 Premier Dental Care Colorado Springs, $92, 719.428.6408 Eagleridge Dental Pueblo, $72, 719.582.2920 Kimberly Suter DDS Sterling, $164, 970.522.2622 Keith Messersmith DDS Lamar, $90, 719.336.9092 Cortez Dental Associates Cortez, $75, 970.565.4702 Neal Fenton DDS Craig, $88, 970.824.9785 Sunrise Dentistry Durango, $84, 970.247.3303 n Alternativa a la atención de urgencias: Emergency Dental Care USA Centennial $100 to $400 303.569.8269 n Salas de urgencias de hospitales: Prowers Medical Center Lamar, $364, 719.336.4343 Southwest Memorial Hospital Cortez, $500, 970.564.2130 Craig Memorial Hospital Craig, $450, 970.826.3125 Mercy Regional Med Center Durango, 970.247.4311 Denver Health Denver, $648, 303.602.2200 Sterling Regional Med Center Sterling, 970.522.0122

PREVENCIÓN. La dentista Bianca Hillers revisa los dientes de la paciente Vesha Gilbert en la Clínica Webb de Denver Health. Las visitas anuales al dentista pueden detectar una serie de problemas de salud. Colorado Public News

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Some undocumented immigrants fear applying for licenses By Sophia Tareen, AP

CARRETERAS SEGURAS. El presidente del Senado de Illinois, John Cullerton, izquierda, y el gobernador de Illinois Pat Quinn, derecha, anuncian en una conferencia de prensa la propuesta para otorgar licencias de conducir a los inmigrantes indocumentados el 20 de noviembre del 2012, en Chicago. AP

lndocumentados temen solicitar licencias en Illinois Por Sophia Tareen, AP CHICAGO — Cuando los líderes políticos de Illinois destacaron las virtudes de una propuesta para permitir que los inmigrantes no autorizados obtuvieran licencias de automovilista, dijeron que la medida reforzaría la seguridad pública y contaba con el apoyo de organizaciones civiles, que la consideraban un paso en la lucha por una reforma migratoria. Pero la idea se ha topado con cierta resistencia de parte de los propios inmigrantes que residen sin permiso en el país. A muchos de los 250.000 residentes no autorizados y con edad para conducir en Illinois les resulta riesgosa la idea de proporcionar un domicilio, permitir que se les tome una foto y presentar un certificado de nacimiento. Quizás, el hecho de que toda esa información quede en una base de datos estatales les parece incluso más peligroso que conducir sin licencia. “Ellos tendrán mi expediente. Quizás un día (las autoridades) simplemente me detendrán”, dijo Faviola Villagómez traída sin permiso a Estados Unidos desde México cuando era niña. La joven, quien cursa estudios superiores en Chicago, dijo que tiene dudas sobre si solicitaría la licencia, pues el trámite haría que tanto ella como sus seis hermanos (ninguno ciudadano) sintieran que se les podría identificar más fácilmente para deportarlos. La desconfianza hacia las autoridades entre los inmigrantes sin permiso no es un fenómeno nuevo, pero la propuesta que se sometería a votación de los legisladores proximamente ha reavivado una serie de preocupaciones y podría afectar la forma en que muchos solicitarían una licencia en caso de que la iniciativa se promulgue. Los defensores de los derechos de los inmigrantes reconocen el problema, pese a que apoyan la medida y buscan informar sobre ésta a la comunidad. “Existe desconfianza”, dijo Cristóbal Cavazos, líder de la organización Immigrant Solidarity DuPage. “La gente

está preocupada”. La propuesta enfrentó poca oposición en el Senado estatal y podría ser votada en la Cámara de Representantes el 7 de enero. El gobernador Pat Quinn ha dicho que promulgará la medida si llega a su escritorio. Uno de los principales auspiciadores de la propuesta, el representante estatal Edward Acevedo, desestimó las preocupaciones manifestadas por algunos inmigrantes, al considerarlas infundadas. Acevedo, demócrata, dice que la iniciativa es un asunto de seguridad pública, no de una reforma de inmigración. Destacó que si se garantiza que los automovilistas conocen las reglas de tránsito y cuentan con un seguro, ello reducirá el número de accidentes y evitará que suba el costo de las pólizas. “Esto no se trata de ayudar a los inmigrantes sin permiso en el país”, señaló. “Se trata de proteger a nuestros ciudadanos aquí en Illinois”. De convertir la propuesta en ley, Illinois se uniría a Nuevo México y Washington como los estados que permiten a los inmigrantes no autorizados la obtención de licencias para conducir. Utah expide permisos y algunos estados más contemplan propuestas similares. Bajo los términos del proyecto en Illinois, las licencias se asemejarían a las otorgadas a visitantes temporales del estado. Esos permisos se entregan a personas carentes de la ciudadanía estadounidense pero que se encuentran legalmente en el país, como los estudiantes extranjeros. Tienen una vigencia de tres años, en vez de los cuatro de validez que tienen los permisos normales. Las licencias temporales deben incluir una fotografía, y el trámite para conseguirlas cuesta 30 dólares al solicitante. Aquellos que soliciten las licencias deben presentar un examen de automovilista, para el que se requiere un vehículo con seguro. Es necesario responder una prueba escrita y proporcionar documentación que incluye un acta de nacimiento. Las licencias lucirían distintas a un permiso otorgado a los ciudadanos.

CHICAGO — When Illinois’ top political leaders touted a proposal to allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses, it was painted as public safety measure and had the backing of immigrant rights advocates, who deemed it a positive step in the fight for immigration reform. But the idea has run into some resistance among undocumented immigrants themselves. For many of Illinois’ estimated 250,000 undocumented residents of driving age, volunteering an address, photograph and birth certificate to a state database seems like a risk, possibly more than driving without a license. “They will have my record, maybe one day they (authorities) will just stop me,” said Faviola Villagomez, who was brought to the U.S. from Mexico as a child and is now undocumented. The Chicago college student said she’d be hesitant to apply because it could make her and her six siblings — none of whom are citizens — more easily identifiable for deportation. Mistrust of authorities in immigrant circles is not a new phenomenon, but the proposal expected to come up for a vote before lawmakers this month has reignited concerns and could potentially affect how many would apply if it becomes law.

Immigrant rights advocates acknowledge the problem, even as they support the measure and gear up for community outreach. “There is a distrust,” said Cristobal Cavazos a leader of Immigrant Solidarity DuPage. “People are concerned.” The proposal sailed through the state Senate with little opposition and could be called for a vote in the House as early as Jan. 7. Gov. Pat Quinn has already said that he’ll sign it if it gets to his desk. A key sponsor, state Rep. Edward Acevedo, dismissed the concerns of some undocumented immigrants, saying their fears were unfounded. The Chicago Democrat said the bill is a matter of public safety, not immigration reform. Making sure drivers know the rules of the road and are insured would reduce accidents and keep insurance costs from rising. “This is not about helping undocumented immigrants here in this country,” he said. “This is about helping protect our citizens here in Illinois.” If it becomes law, Illinois would join New Mexico and Washington in allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses. Utah issues permits and a handful of other states are considering proposals. Under the Illinois proposal, the licenses would be modeled

after the state’s temporary visitor driver’s licenses. They’re granted to non-citizens with legal status, such as foreign-born college students. The licenses are granted for three years instead of four, require a photograph and cost the applicant $30. Anyone who applies would have to take the driver’s exam — which requires an insured vehicle — and the written exam, and supply identification documents such as a birth certificate. The cards couldn’t be used as identification and would look different than a regular license. That worries the Rev. Jose Landaverde, one of Chicago’s most vocal immigrant rights activists, who cautiously supports the legislation. He said the distinction could make immigrants a target, particularly in suburban and rural areas. Chicago is a sanctuary city where police aren’t allowed to ask about immigration status. “We will see what happens,” he said. Backers of the legislation disagree, saying that licenses aren’t a way to help federal immigration authorities. For one, the licenses would look like those of other groups in the country legally. The state’s largest immigrant advocacy group, the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, said they’d do community outreach to encourage applying. The group has called the proposal a step forward for immigration reform. While similar proposals have been floated in Illinois before, this plan gained momentum last month at a high-profile news conference just days after Republicans suffered devastating Election Day losses. Gov. Pat

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Quinn, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and two Republicans, former Gov. Jim Edgar and Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, were among those who came out in favor. The GOP blamed its defeats partially on failing to reach out to minorities and a lack of leadership on immigration reform, something ICIRR groups capitalized on. They say any legislation that addresses undocumented immigrants resonates with minorities and immigrants who are citizens, both growing voting blocs. “Members of both parties have seen this is a practical common sense approach of dealing with the reality of people who are undocumented living in our state,” said Lawrence Benito, head of IICIRR. “There isn’t political will or enough money to deport 11 million people who are undocumented in this country. We need to address immigration laws at the federal level.” Not all undocumented immigrants would be hesitant to apply. Mayra Sarabia, 37, said it would make her life easier. She’s been living in the country without papers since 1992 when she crossed the Mexican border. Her three children are U.S. citizens and she says every time she drives, it’s a risk. She said she would rather rely on public transportation for her two-hour commute each way to work in the suburbs from Chicago, where she lives. “I definitely need a driver’s license,’” she said. “If you have a car, you’re in the system. I have a bank account, I am in the system. The government knows where I live. ... If they want to deport everyone in the system, then they’ll do it.”


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2013: Latinoamérica a Hollywood, y viceversa Por Sigal Ratner-Arias, AP

NUEVA YORK — Mientras México y Argentina coquetean con la meca del cine con sus nuevas producciones, artistas de Hollywood muestran gran interés por el cine latinoamericano. Tal es el caso de Robert De Niro, quien filmaría el año entrante en Panamá una cinta sobre la vida del boxeador Roberto Durán. El gran actor estadounidense daría vida al entrenador Ray Arcel en “Manos de Piedra”, un filme dirigido por el realizador venezolano Jonathan Jakubowicz con miras a rodarse en Panamá en el 2013. “El hecho de que figuras de la talla de Robert de Niro estén apoyando esta película le da una proyección internacional que creo es sin precedente para una película en Latinoamérica”, dijo su director. “Esto no es que un latinoamericano está haciendo una película en Hollywood. Actores de Hollywood están haciendo una película latinoamericana”. El papel del popular púgil panameño estará en manos de Gael García Bernal, quien este año se apuntó un éxito protagonizando la laureada cinta chilena de Pablo Larraín “No”, inspirada en los hechos reales que llevaron a la derrota de Augusto Pinochet. El filme, en el que el actor interpreta a un ejecutivo de publicidad que elabora una campaña para poner fin a la dictadura de Pinochet utilizando el referéndum convocado en 1988, ganó este año, entre otros, el premio Art Cinema en la Quincena de Realizadores de Cannes, el premio del público en el Festival de Cine de Sao Paulo y el máximo premio del Festival del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano en La Habana, el Coral. Recientemente, “No” fue anunciada por la Academia de las Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas como la única película

latinoamericana en avanzar a la siguiente ronda de selección en la categoría de mejor película extranjera de la 85a edición de los Oscar, que se celebrará el 24 de febrero. Otra película sobre una dictadura, la argentina “Infancia clandestina”, también tuvo un año brillante en el que ganó el Colón de Oro, el máximo galardón del Festival de Cine Iberoamericano de Huelva (España), tras triunfar en el primer Festival Unasur Cine y ganar el Premio Casa de América del Festival de San Sebastián. El filme de Benjamín Avila aborda los convulsionados años de la guerrilla y la última dictadura militar (19761983), representó a Argentina en la contienda por la nominación al Oscar a la mejor cinta de lengua extranjera. Argentina ha sido postulada seis veces al Oscar a la mejor película extranjera y ha ganado en dos ocasiones, la segunda con “El secreto de sus ojos” de 2009, dirigida por Juan José Campanella. México, cuya industria del cine ha sido ampliamente reconocida y de donde han

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ACtriZ MeJor PAGAdA. La actriz Sofía Vergara de ‘Modern Family’ llega a los Premios Primetime Emmy en el Teatro Nokia el 23 de septiembre del 2012, en Los Angeles. AP

salido laureados directores como “los tres amigos” Alejandro González Iñárriru, Alfonso Cuarón y Guillermo del Toro, sigue esperando llevarse la codiciada estatuilla pese a sus ocho nominaciones. Este año su apuesta fue “Después de Lucía” de Michel Franco, ganadora de la sección Un Certain Regard del Festival de Cine de Cannes y que también representa al país para el Goya de España. El filme sobre hostigamiento escolar cuenta la historia de Alejandra (Tessa Ia González), una adolescente que lucha en silencio con el acoso escolar mientras la relación con su padre (Hernán Mendoza), recientemente enviudado, se sigue fracturando. “La película es una especie de análisis de por qué la sociedad se ha tornado tan violenta o por qué ha

aceptado que esa violencia se viva de manera cotidiana y se acepte”, dijo Franco. “Creo que vale la pena hacer una película cuando hay muchas preguntas, cuando hay muchos temas que poner sobre la mesa”. Este año marcará el regreso del admirado Guillermo del Toro a la dirección. Tras producir varias películas que incluyen la animada de DreamWorks “Rise of the Guardians” y “Mama” de Andres Muschietti, protagonizada por Jessica Chastain, el realizador de “El laberinto del Fauno” presenta “Pacific Rim”. El filme de ciencia ficción, actualmente en posproducción, trata sobre un ataque extraterrestre que amenaza la Tierra y robots operados por humanos que salen a defenderla. Su estreno está previsto para mediados del 2013, pero Del Toro ha confesado que es otro proyecto el que lo tiene realmente entusiasmado: su primera cinta de terror en 15 años. Del Toro planea empezar a dirigir “Crimson Peak” a finales de 2013, reveló a la AP en una entrevista reciente en Nueva York, absteniéndose de dar detalles.

Su compatriota Cuarón también vuelve en 2013 con un nuevo largometraje, “Gravity”, su primero en siete años. Protagonizado por Sandra Bullock y George Clooney, el filme de ciencia ficción sigue a un grupo de astronautas que intentan volver a la Tierra tras quedar a la deriva cuando su trasbordador es impactado por escombros. Su estreno está previsto para octubre. El 2012 no sólo representó éxitos para artistas latinoamericanos en el cine. En la televisión estadounidense, la colombiana Sofía Vergara hizo historia como la actriz mejor pagada de la televisión, según la revista Forbes. “Nunca me metí en la actuación pensando que me iba a ganar ningún premio o que me iban a nominar a nada. Tenía ganas de que me fuera bien, quería ganar dinero. Me sorprende que a la gente le guste tanto el personaje”, dijo en una ocasión a la AP la estrella de “Modern Family” al ser nominada a los Globos de Oro por su papel de Gloria Delgado-Pritchett en la exitosa serie de comedia. Según la publicación, la barranquillera facturó ganancias de 19 millones de dólares en el último año. Vergara además fue nominada este año, al igual que los últimos dos, a un Globo de Oro y a un Premio SAG del Gremio de Actores de la Pantalla por su trabajo en “Modern Family”. Y en el teatro, este fue el año en que Ricky Martin se consolidó como un astro de Broadway con “Evita”. Tras debutar en 1996 en las prestigiadas tablas neoyorquinas en “Los Miserables”, el superastro puertorriqueño volvió como Che en el musical basado en la vida de la primera dama argentina Eva Perón. “Lo mejor de esta reposición... ¡Ricky Martin es el rey de Broadway!”, reseñó Mark Kennedy, de la AP. Los próximos planes de Martin están en Australia, donde participará como “coach” del show “The Voice”.


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Tips to stay fit without breaking the bank By Alex Veiga, AP LOS ANGELES — The start of a new year inspires many of us to commit to get fit and live healthier. Such an undertaking requires steeling one’s resolve to eat right and exercise. What isn’t required is emptying out one’s wallet just to break a sweat and shed a few pounds. It doesn’t cost a dime to go for a run in your neighborhood or at a nearby park. Or to do push-ups, abdominal crunches and other exercises that require only your own body weight as resistance. Set your DVR and do a Zumba or yoga routine in the comfort of your own living room. But if you feel you need to enlist a personal trainer, turn the spare room into a home gym or join a fitness club, you don’t have to spend a bundle. Here are eight tips on how to tackle your New Year’s fitness resolutions without straining your finances.

advantage of their free trial periods before making a year-long commitment. Whether you take this approach or not, try to put off joining a gym until February, after the New Year’s sign-up rush is over, says Jeff Kaplan, CEO of coupon website Lozo.com. The fitness club industry is highly competitive, so gyms typically

Find rival gyms’ ads or offer terms and ask the fitness club of your choice to match the deal. Or offer to sign up for a month-to-month contract and upgrade to a longer-term deal, in exchange for a discount. If you can wait until the weight-loss resolution wave wanes, say in March, you could have more negotiating leverage because gyms aren’t getting as many new members. Even scoring a tiny discount can add up to big savings. Average membership dues for fitness clubs that don’t offer racquet sports or pools range from $30 to $60 per month, according to the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association. But prices can range from $9.99 a month at some basic gyms to $200 at an upscale club.

offer deals throughout the year, he says.

FLEX YOUR NEGOTIATING SKILLS You’ve finished your free trials and you’ve chosen your gym. Now dust off your haggling skills. “The more gyms in your area, the more power you have,” says Kaplan.

THINK THROUGH CONTRACT TERMS

Are you thinking about joining a gym or buying a pricey treadmill or weightlifting set? A great way to save money on fitness is to not spend it needlessly in the first place. Just ask anyone who pays for a gym membership they rarely, if ever, use. Or someone with a pile of gear gathering dust in the garage or an exercise bike in their bedroom covered in clothes. Before getting locked into a gym contract or buying expensive equipment, spend a few weeks regularly working up a sweat running or doing other exercises that don’t require equipment. If you can stick to a regular training schedule for a month or two, it’s more likely that you will continue doing so once you join a gym.

USE FREE TRIALS AND AVOID THE RUSH At the start of a new year, gyms are eager to sign up legions of new members and will let prospective customers try out their facilities free of charge. If you have several gyms in your area, take

“You want to go at least three times a week to get your dollars’ worth and to benefit,” says Denise Austin, fitness expert and author of “Side Effect: Skinny.”

TRY THE BUDDY SYSTEM It can be tough to get going on your own. Personal trainers can help motivate and instruct clients how to get the most out of their workouts. They can also end up costing quite a bit. The IHRSA estimates that, on average, a personal training session runs from $38 to $82, on the low end, with upscale trainers charging as much as $150. One way to cut the cost is to find a trainer who will take on two people at once for less than the combined cost of two individual lessons. This way, you and your fitness buddy can split the cost.

BUY MORE BEANS

To reap the biggest savings on a gym contract, opt for a full-year term and pay for it upfront. Gyms typically offer memberships that run either month-to-month or for a year or more. Members who opt for the monthly contract can expect to pay more over 12 months than someone who signed up for a one-year contract. Monthly contracts cost more because the member pays for the ability to walk away at the end of each month. That’s great, unless you end up on a monthto-month contract for several years, something that happens to many people. A 2005 report by Stefano Dellavigna, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley economics department, found that people who elected to join a gym on a month-to-month contract were 18 percent more likely to remain members for more than a year than customers who had committed to a one-year contract. Annual contracts can be fairly difficult to get out of, so avoid signing on until you’re sure about the gym and your commitment to getting fit. And when you do go, go often so you get what you’re paying for.

TEST YOUR COMMITMENT

A big part of the fitness equation is eating healthy. Unfortunately, fast-food items and cheap packaged foods are often less expensive than loading up on fruits, vegetables and lean cuts of meats, fish and poultry. The costs are multiplied if you’ve decided to buy organically grown food or free-range meat. Still, one money-saving option is to substitute some of the red meat you buy with whole grains and beans and legumes, which are less expensive sources of protein.

LOOK FOR EMPLOYER OR HEALTH PLAN DISCOUNTS Your health insurance company or employer may offer a discount to certain gyms or offer nutrition assistance free of charge. Government employees and union members, among others, may also qualify for so-called wellness discounts.

TAKE THE NO-GYM APPROACH The best way to save money on exercise? Don’t spend any, if at all. Grab a friend and go for a hike. Walk or bike to work instead of drive. “Being active is the key,” Austin says.

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REMARKABLE CATCH. Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas reaches up for the ball and catches it for a touchdown over Kansas City Chiefs free safety Tysyn Hartman during Sunday’s game at Sports Authority Field, in Denver. AP

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This time it’s for real. This team is a real contender that has more than a prayer to win it all. “I’m wondering why it’s so quiet from the camp that was screaming about trading Tim Tebow, while saying Manning was washed up,” said Broncos fan Becky Browning of Estes Park. When the Houston Texans blew a chance to clinch the top seed in the AFC by losing to Indianapolis only minutes before Denver kicked off against Kansas City, the Broncos fully understood what good fortune had been presented to a team that began the season with a 2-3 record after a tough early schedule. “All I know is this opportunity doesn’t come along very often, and I’m going to make the most of it. I just

have got to make sure everybody else understands,” Bailey said. Is this the best chance for the Broncos to win a championship in more than a decade? “That’s an easy answer,” said Tom Nalen, who won two Super Bowl rings as the center for Denver. “I’m jealous. This team makes me wish I was still playing.” The Broncos are three victories away from partying like it’s 1999, when the team last won the Super Bowl on a humid Florida night, during what proved to be Elway’s grand farewell from the franchise. You think Broncos Country is offthe-hook crazy with anticipation of what might happen next? Well, you should have been inside the Denver locker room after the game, where Von Miller wore a cowboy hat, work boots and a towel, while declaring: “There’s a

party in the shower!” While the voting is not final for NFL most valuable player, Manning has about as much chance of beating out Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson for the award as the 36-yearold Denver quarterback had of tackling Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers, as he rumbled 64 yards with a fumble recovery in the first quarter. “I didn’t get the tackle?” protested Manning, in mock disbelief. No offense, Mr. Manning. But its apparent you’re the son of a quarterback, not a linebacker. Amid all this rambunctious fun, would it be OK for a brief moment of serious reflection? In his first campaign with the Broncos, Manning broke single-season franchise records for completions (400), passing yards (4,659), touchdowns (37) and quarterback rating (105.8).

PLAYMAKER. Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker pulls in a pass against the Kansas City Chiefs during Sunday’s game in Denver. Decker wound up with 13 touchdowns in the regular season. AP

As Manning was leaving the stadium, however, he paused to grab an acquaintance’s hand and offered a very earnest: “Happy new year.” At the outset of 2012, Manning was unwanted by the Colts and uncertain how well he could play after four surgeries on his neck. As 2012 came to a close, you can bet Manning took time to count his blessings. “I definitely will take the time to reflect,” Manning said. “It’s been a

gratifying regular season. I will admit that. It was certainly more than I expected. I’m grateful and I’m humble for it.” The football gods don’t invite me over to watch NFL games on television. But was that Rocky Mountain thunder we heard in celebration of the Broncos’ 11th straight victory? Or have the football gods taken a rooting interest in seeing Manning reach the Super Bowl?


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Cain Velasquez reclaims UFC title By Greg Beacham, AP LAS VEGAS — Cain Velasquez waited 13 miserable months for the chance to put the UFC heavyweight belt back around his waist. When he finally got Junior Dos Santos back in the cage, Cain didn’t waste another minute. Velasquez reclaimed the UFC heavyweight title Saturday, thoroughly battering Dos Santos on the way to a lopsided unanimous decision in UFC 155. Velasquez (11-1) took early control of the rematch of his only career loss, flooring the Brazilian champion with a big right hand midway through the first round. Velasquez spent most of the match stalking and pounding on Dos Santos (15-2), who never fully recovered from the first-round shot that left him swollen and woozy. “I was so tired, but I had to endure,” Velasquez said. “My coaches and everybody helped me so much. He’s tough, too. ... It feels so good to get this.” Velasquez won every round on every judge’s scorecard in the UFC’s traditional year-end event in its hometown. The three judges scored the bout for Velasquez 50-45, 50-44 and 50-43. Dos Santos took the UFC belt away from Velasquez in November 2011 in just 64

seconds, earning a first-round stoppage victory with one vicious overhand right in Anaheim, Calif. Velasquez refused to blame a knee injury for his only defeat — but in the rematch, he demonstrated exactly what he can do at full strength. “I knew that Junior was a tough striker and he was able to end our last fight that way, so I was prepared for him this time,” Velasquez said. “I was able to effectively use my striking and my grappling to control him throughout the fight and get the title back.” Jim Miller won a narrow unanimous decision over Joe Lauzon in a sensationally bloody fight on the undercard, and rising middleweight Costa Philippou stopped Tim Boetsch in the third rounds. Yushin Okami grappled his way past Alan Belcher and Derek Brunson easily beat veteran Chris Leben. But 12,423 fans bought a record $3.2 million in tickets at the MGM Grand Garden to see the second meeting in what seems certain to be a memorable heavyweight trilogy — although UFC President Dana White said Velasquez is likely to fight again, probably against Alistair Overeem, while Dos Santos heals. “I don’t know if you saw (Dos Santos) after the fight, but he looked terrible,” White said.

FOR THE TITLE. Cain Velasquez, above right, and Junior Dos Santos fight for the UFC heavyweight championship in Las Vegas on Saturday. At left, Velasquez, center, reacts as UFC president secures the UFC heavyweight championship belt following his victory over Dos Santos, left, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Velasquez won the bout with a unanimous decision. AP

“It’s going to be a while until he starts training again.” Dos Santos’ loss was his first in the UFC in 10 fights with mixed martial arts’ dominant promotion, and his first defeat anywhere since November 2007. Dos Santos expected the rematch to last longer, but also predicted a second knockout. Instead, Dos Santos barely avoided getting stopped in the first round, and he headed

Brasil, llegó la hora de deslumbrar al mundo Por Ricardo Zúñiga, AP MEXICO — Atención, Brasil: llegó la hora de deslumbrar al mundo. Después de un 2012 en el que Londres entonó una nota perfecta con los Juegos Olímpicos, los reflectores apuntan a Brasil y la Copa Confederaciones de junio, el primero de los tres grandes eventos que el gigante sudamericano organizará en los próximos cuatro años. Los monarcas de las seis confederaciones de la FIFA —además del campeón mundial España y el país anfitrión— se enfrentarán en seis ciudades del 15 al 30 de junio en

el torneo que servirá como antesala para la gran cita de 2014: la Copa del Mundo en Brasil, que la había organizado ya en 1950. Brasil también albergará los Juegos Olímpicos de 2016 en Río de Janeiro. La FIFA aprobó recién en noviembre las últimas sedes para la Confederaciones, en medio de unos preparativos que se vieron afectados por diversos retrasos. “Estamos seguros de que todo estará listo a tiempo”, comentó el líder de la FIFA, Joseph Blatter, al participar el 1 de diciembre en el sorteo de grupos del torneo. “Sabemos que no hay nada perfecto. La perfección no

straight to a hospital after the bout. “His game was very effective, and tonight he was better than me,” Dos Santos said. “It’s not usual for me to take a punch, but he walks forward all the time. His takedowns, his grappler game is very effective, so congratulations for him.” Velasquez immediately showed the rematch would bear little resemblance to the first

existe, pero estoy seguro que estará listo a tiempo”. Aunque para los equipos participantes se trata de una especie de fogueo para el Mundial, la Confederaciones es vital para que el país anfitrión pruebe sus sistemas de transportación, aeropuertos, seguridad y capacidad hotelera de cara a 2014 y 2016. Cualquier traspié organizativo encendería las alarmas un año antes de la Copa del Mundo, que no se realizaba en Sudamérica desde la de 1978 en Argentina. “Los brasileños le estamos demostrando al mundo que somos buenos dentro y fuera de la cancha”, declaró la presidenta brasileña Dilma Rousseff al inaugurar el estadio de Belo Horizonte. Sin duda, Londres fijó la vara bastante alto en cuanto a la organización de una justa

Mike Alvarado vs. Brandon Rios named boxing’s Fight of the Year in 2012 By Nick Groke, The Denver Post

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enver’s Mike Alvarado may have lost a bombarding bout against Brandon Rios in October 2012 — after the two traded non-stop blows for more than six rounds — but he can take some solace in knowing it was well-received.

The Alvarado-Rios bout, at the Home Depot Center near Los Angeles, was named the Fight of the Year for 2012 by Sports Illustrated. “Most pundits argued there was no way that the fight between Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado would live up to the hype. By the end of the seven round battle, most

agreed that the fight somehow topped the hype,” the magazine wrote. The two brawlers stood toe-to-toe the entire fight, swapping uppercuts and hooks. They never clinched. And they landed punches at an average of one every 3.5 seconds. The fight was nearly even through six

fight, pursuing Dos Santos from the opening bell and quickly backing up the champion. Velasquez then floored Dos Santos with that huge right to the head midway through the round, and Dos Santos had to cover up in the corner while barely surviving an onslaught of strikes and ground-and-pound. After brusquely swatting aside his stool and choosing to stand in his corner between rounds, Velasquez went to work on the ground in the second, and the former Arizona State wrestler repeatedly got the boxing specialist into bad positions. Dos Santos struggled to regain his rhythm, and

internacional se refiere. Los trigésimos Juegos Olímpicos brillaron por actuaciones deportivas sobresalientes —Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps y la selección mexicana de fútbol, por mencionar algunos— y por una organización impecable en la que la transportación y la seguridad funcionaron de maravillas. Bolt revalidó sus títulos de los 100 y 200 metros y el relevo 4x100, para convertirse en la “leyenda” que siempre quiso ser, mientras que Phelps se retiró de las piscinas como el atleta olímpico más condecorado en la historia con 18 medallas de oro y 22 en total. México conquistó el primer oro en su historia en el fútbol de hombres al vencer en la final a un Brasil que contaba con estrellas como Neymar y Oscar, y Estados Unidos refrendó el título en el básquetbol, entre otras actuaciones destacadas. El béisbol también tendrá su rounds — including a loaded fifth found of flurries from both fighters. Rios, though, used a series of punches in the seventh round to push Alvarado to the ropes, forcing the referee to stop the bout. It is likely Alvarado will get his chance at a rematch with Rios, perhaps as soon as March. Promoter Bob Arum, CEO of Top Rank, told the Los Angeles Times he’d like to match them again in L.A.

Velasquez managed another takedown early in the third round before repeatedly tagging the champion with shots that left his face discolored and puffy. At the final bell, Velasquez collapsed on his back at the center of the cage, pointing skyward with both hands. “Cain Velasquez, like you said (last year), I’m going to come back and I’m going to take my belt again,” Dos Santos said. Dos Santos defended his title against Frank Mir earlier this year and got a lucrative sponsorship deal with Nike while emerging as one of the promotion’s most likable stars.

competencia internacional más importante con la tercera edición del Clásico Mundial, que se disputará en marzo en Puerto Rico, Japón, Taiwán, Phoenix, Miami y San Francisco. Otros eventos importantes en el 2013:

n Enero-Febrero. Torneo Sudamericano Sub20 en Mendoza y San Juan, Argentina. Diez equipos buscan cuatro boletos al Mundial Sub20 que se disputará entre junio y julio en Turquía. n Febrero. Serie del Caribe en Hermosillo, México. Los monarcas de las ligas de México, República Dominicana, Venezuela y Puerto Rico disputan la supremacía del béisbol. n Junio-Julio. Mundial Sub20 de fútbol, en Turquía. n Julio. Copa de Oro de la CONCACAF, en Estados Unidos. n Todo el año. Eliminatorias mundialistas.

ALvARAdO.

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