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UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Missing Ga. girl, 13, found alive

COLUMBUS, Ga., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A missing 13-year-old Georgia girl was found alive Sunday in Alabama and a young man with her was taken into custody, authorities said.
Mexicans going home warned to be careful

Mexicans going home warned to be careful

MEXICO CITY, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Mexicans returning from the United States for the holidays are being warned to take precautions because of drug violence.

Couple charged with torturing loan agents

GLENDALE, Calif., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A California couple facing foreclosure on their home kidnapped, beat and tortured two loan modification agents they had hired to help them, prosecutors say.
Fla. GOP tries to use Hillary Clinton

Fla. GOP tries to use Hillary Clinton

MIAMI, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Hillary Clinton campaigned Saturday in Florida for Barack Obama as Republicans made a last-ditch effort to peel away women who supported her in the primaries.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Chief of enforcement in El Paso retires

EL PASO, Texas, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Luis Garcia, director of field enforcement for U.S. Customs and Border Protection in the El Paso, Texas, sector, plans to retire Nov. 16.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Texas border checks limited

EL PASO, Texas, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- A policy to speed up border crossings in El Paso, Texas, undermines efforts to catch criminals entering the United States, say border inspectors.

Long-time Cuban dissident released

HAVANA, April 24 (UPI) -- A Cuban dissident who spent 17 years behind bars has been freed, while two others have been sentenced to lengthy terms.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrapup of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Chavez says Castro fighting for his life

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro is "fighting for his life," Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said in a speech in Brazil.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrapup of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
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Luis Garcia
Spain's Luis Garcia shows his frustration during play against France in World Cup soccer action in Hanover, Germany on June 27, 2006. France defeated Spain 3-1. (UPI Photo/Christian Brunskill)
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Luis Enrique Garcia Campoalegre (born December 23, 1987 in Matanzas, Cuba) is a Cuban professional boxer who competes in the Super Middleweight division. He moved to Cork, Ireland from Cuba and is trained by Glenn McCrory in Newcastle, England.

Garcia is a former World Junior Champion who missed out on a place at the 2008 Beijing Olympics to Emilio Correa despite having beaten Correa 13-3 in a contest beforehand. Disillusioned with what he claimed were the politics of amateur boxing that denied him a place in Beijing, Garcia moved to the Irish city of Cork and turned professional with promoter Gary Hyde. Correa himself went on to win silver at the games losing a close decision to Britain's James Degale.

Garcia's first professional bout took place in September 2008 in the city of Cork. He defeated Latvian Martins Kukuls by stopping him in the 3rd round. Following the victory Garcia was featured as a hot prospect by trade magazine Boxing News who said "he has star quality. Timing, balance, footwork, speed of hand and foot, experience, an icy – almost Tyson-like – demeanour and most definitely power to burn." Garcia fought four times in 2009 winning on each occasion including a victory over Nigeria's tough former Commonwealth title challenger Micheal Gbenga and a victory on 25 April 2009 saw him beating Argentinian Nestor Fabian Casanova in Cork. The win over Casanova was to prove to be his last outing of 2009 only returning to the ring a year later on 16 May 2010 to defeat Alexander Sipos in Dublin. Garcia described the period as being "very frustrating" after a number of fights fell through.

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