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Shark Scoop- April 7

Shark Scoop is a weekly roundup of five stories that examine developments in local, national, and global news, as well as a top headline in entertainment and sports.


Mexico cut ties with Ecuador

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Mexico will no longer have any Diplomatic ties with Ecuador after the police “forcibly entered” the embassy as Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador stated to arrest the former Vice President of Ecuador Jorge Glas.

Glas served as Ecuador’s Vice President from 2013 through 2017. He was later relieved of his duties after many allegations that had begun spreading with Glas and corruption.

He was then sentenced to six years in prison, but he was released from prison in November. Ecuadorian authorities, however, issued another warrant for his arrest which led to Glas fleeing and seeking refuge in the Mexican embassy.

Ecuador’s Presidency said in a statement, "Ecuador is a sovereign nation and we are not going to allow any criminal to stay free,” as the BBC article quoted.

According to Alicia Bárcena, Mexico's Secretary of Foreign Relations, it was stated that many Mexican Diplomats were injured during the entry. The tension between these two countries has continued to rise in these past few days.

Baltimore Businesses take a hit after the collapse of Bridge

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Since the collapse of the Baltimore Bridge, many local businesses have taken a hit as many of the city ports have been closed off.

Many businesses are preparing for what appears to be a difficult Spring as the customers they’re getting are first responders trying to clear the debris from Francis Scott Key Bridge.

Alex Del Sordo had just bought the Hard Yacht Cafe, a waterfront restaurant that has been there for more than 30 years, ten days before the collapse.

The Cafe has 75 employees, and Del Sordo has expressed that he doesn’t wish to fire any of them. “We want to keep them here — working, happy, healthy” as stated by NBC.

With less foot traffic and boaters having no access to the water, Baltimore has been figuring out ways to help the city economically. One way, for example, is to create a small channel for smaller commercial ships to accommodate them.

While the city is still feeling the shock of the collapse, they are still hopeful that this will only be short-term, and the city will go back to a more lively state.

Earthquake rattles the Northeast

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.8 rattles certain parts of the Northeast on Friday morning April 6. Some of the places that were affected ranged from Washington D.C. up to Maine.

This is the third-largest earthquake to have occurred in the area in the last five decades. This is the strongest one for New Jersey to feel in current times, with the last one being more than 240 years ago.

Many residents were shocked to realize what they thought was a freight train turned out to be more. Luckily, little to no damage was reported to have occurred, and many resumed their day as normal.

New York City Fire Department, however, received reports of several buildings shaking. The department responded in a statement by saying “We are responding to calls and evaluating structural stability. There are no major incidents at this time.”

Actor Chance Perdomo passes away at 27

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One of the stars of the Netflix series “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” Chance Perdomo passed away over the weekend after a serious Motorcycle accident.

His representative, Rachel Hunt, shared a statement with CNN, stating “On behalf of the family and his representatives, it is with heavy hearts that we share the news of Chance Perdomo’s untimely passing as a result of a motorcycle accident.”

His death has come as a shock to not only his family but as well as the people he worked with on shows together. Producers from “Gen V” said a few words X. 

“We can’t quite wrap our heads around this. For those of us who knew him and worked with him, Chance was always charming and smiling, an enthusiastic force of nature, an incredibly talented performer, and more than anything else, just a very kind, lovely person,” The producers began. “Even writing about him in the past tense doesn’t make sense. We are so sorry for Chance’s family, and we are grieving the loss of our friend and colleague. Hug your loved ones tonight.”

He will forever live on through the lives he affected both on camera and off camera. His passion for the arts will be remembered through his appearances on shows and movies.

Iowa moves on to the finals with South Carolina

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Last night, the final four Women's basketball teams, Iowa, Connecticut, South Carolina, and North Carolina competed as we wind down to the final two.

Iowa won against UConn 71-69 thanks to Caitlin Clark and Hannah Stuelke. They had a combined total of 44 points scored, with 11 rebounds and 12 assists.

 “Caitlin here, she’s a great passer,” Stuelke praises Clark as well as her other teammates for passing the ball to her.

Clark continued by saying “Sometimes that’s just what you need to win, my teammates stepped up and did a really good job, made some great baskets when we needed it.”

In the second game of the night, South Carolina continued their undefeated streak by beating North Carolina 78-59.

The NCAA women’s Championship game will take place April 7 at 3 pm ET.

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