Tourist is Butchered for Her Organs by Medical Student Boyfriend She Met on Online

A woman was brutally murdered for her organs after she travelled 3000 miles to meet her boyfriend she met online.

Blanca Arellano Gutierrez 51, travelled from Mexico to Peru to meet in person Juan Pablo Jesus Villafuerte, 37, a medical student she had met on a gaming app.

But a few days later her dismembered body washed up on a beach and was found by stunned local fishermen.

Villafuerte who studies medicine and biotechnology was arrested in Lima over the gruesome killing.

The pair that shared an interest in video games met while playing a game online and quickly struck a relationship.

Blanca decided to travel to Huacho on July 27 to meet him in person for the first time.

Everything seemed to be going well as she remained in contact with her family until they stopped hearing from her on November 7.

Her worried relatives appealed to officials in Peru and Bianca was declared missing.

The woman’s niece Karla Arellano said on Twitter at the time: “As the months went by, my aunt was telling me that she was happy, relaxed and that the relationship was going very well.”

She added: “I never thought I would be in this situation, but today I’m asking for your support to spread this post and find one of the most loved and important people of my life.”

The woman contacted Villafuerte who responded her aunt had returned to Mexico.

She said on another post: “I decided to communicate with Juan P since he was the only contact she had in that country and that is where our fear was triggered.

She posted the man’s response that read: “The truth is that I don’t know anything for several days, she decided to leave by mutual consent, I couldn’t give her the life she wanted and simply put she got bored of me.

“She went to Lima to find a ticket for Mexico and that was the end of it for me. I hope that she is fine, I don’t know anything more.”

Two days later fishermen in Huacho were left in shock when they came across remains of a woman.

Investigators discovered the human remains were found near the Jose Faustino Sanchez Carrion National University, where Villafuerte is a student.

Forensic experts determined that the victim’s face and organs had been removed by someone experienced with surgical instruments.

The student accused of the murder, human and organ trafficking was arrested on November 17.

According to local media he made bizarrely told cops: “I am a university student, I pay for my studies by doing the work of others, helping future doctors in exams.”

The suspect is said to have shared gruesome videos of his victim’s organs to TikTok.

He remains in custody as the investigation continues.

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Meghan Markle Felt Royal Family ‘Needed Her More Than She Needed It’

Meghan Markle hit the ground running when she joined the Royal Family and was quickly able to harness the public speaking skills she had built up over the years. However, many authors and commentators have subsequently said Meghan was never able to grasp the fact that The Firm works together as one, rather than operate in individual branches.

The idea was explained in journalist Tina Brown’s book ‘The Palace Papers: Inside The House Of Windsor – The Truth And The Turmoil’ where she wrote that Meghan wanted “leading-lady” status after she and Prince Harry enjoyed a hugely successful royal tour of Australia shortly after their wedding. She added that Meghan reportedly couldn’t understand why no-one was congratulating her and felt that the monarchy “needed her more than she needed them”.

Prince Harry and Meghan embarked on their successful 16-day tour of Australia, New Zealand, Tonga and Fiji in 2018.

Throughout their visit, the newlyweds visited several landmarks including Bondi Beach, the Sydney Opera House and attended the Invictus Games. Their tour mimicked that of The Prince and Princess of Wales’ in 1983.

However, it would appear that there was a great deal of confusion taking place beneath the surface as Meghan allegedly struggled to understand the purpose of the various engagements.

A former palace employee told Tina Brown that Meghan found the numerous visits old-fashioned, and would have rather put the spotlight on causes she wanted to highlight.

Meanwhile, on the couple’s return from the tour, the book claims Meghan couldn’t understand why nobody told her “well done”. Brown wrote that Meghan drew the conclusion “that the monarchy likely needed her more than she needed them”.

She added: “She had starred in the equivalent of a blockbuster film and wanted her leading-lady status to be reflected in lights.”

Brown’s startling claims were later backed up in royal author Valentine Low’s book ‘Courtiers: The Hidden Power Behind the Crown’ when he explained the couple’s confusion and lack of understanding at what they were expected to do.

Low wrote: “behind the scenes it was a different story” and Meghan “failed to understand the point” of what they were doing.

The author notes how little acts of kindness such as bringing banana bread to the home of a farming family or visiting a school programme for young Aboriginals meant Meghan was “fêted as an inspirational role model”.

However, he says that several members of staff heard Meghan saying “I can’t believe I’m not getting paid for this” on at least one occasion.

Despite this, investigative author Tom Bower also claimed in his book ‘Revenge: Meghan, Harry and the War with the Windsors’ that the couple felt they had been “blessed” by “Diana’s magic” when their tour was a success.

He wrote: “The Sussexes had convinced themselves that their Australian success blessed them with Diana’s magic. Meghan could not understand that Diana had won the public’s affection after years of work.

“Neither she nor Harry could grasp that emulating Diana required time, to weave a narrative and create a brand from which influence would flow.”

Leonardo DiCaprio Almost Lost “Titanic” Role for Acting Like a Diva

Leonardo DiCaprio has embodied countless memorable characters throughout his career, but when it comes down to it, none are perhaps as globally iconic as his leading role in a little-known movie called Titanic.

Leo and Kate Winslet starred in the 1997 blockbuster as Jack and Rose, and their stellar performances quickly solidified them as one of the most recognizable onscreen duos in cinema history.

However, according to their director, the pairing was close to being scrapped.

Sitting down to retrace the behind-the-scenes magic of some of his most iconic titles with GQ this week, James Cameron recalled the contentious casting process for Titanic.

First off, the filmmaker explained that hiring Kate for the leading part was a no-brainer, and happened “fairly early on” in the search for their stars.

Despite having initially considered Gwyneth Paltrow for Rose, Kate came in and gave a “fantastic” audition, instantly bagging herself the gig.

As for her costar, the process wasn’t such smooth sailing, if you’ll excuse the pun.

With Kate firmly on board, the search for Jack was underway, and having recently scored his first Oscar nomination for What’s Eating Gilbert Grape in 1994, Leo was up.

James recalled his first meeting with Leo and reflected on the inevitable buzz around the young movie star.

“I’m sitting in my conference room, waiting to meet an actor, and I look around and all the women from the entire office are in the meeting,” he laughed. “They just all wanted to meet Leo. It was hysterical.”

Before they could offer him the part, Leo would have to team up with Kate for a screen test, which is where things got a little tricky.

“He came back a couple of days later, and I had the camera set up to record the video,” the director recalled. “He didn’t know he was going to test. He thought it was another meeting to meet Kate.”

At this point, James said that Leo refused to read with Kate, nearly bringing the audition to an abrupt ending.

“I said, ‘Okay, we’ll just go in the next room, and we’ll run some lines and I’ll video it.’ And he said, ‘You mean, I’m reading?’ I said, ‘Yeah.’ He said, ‘Oh, I don’t read,’” James remembered. “I shook his hand and said, ‘Thanks for coming by.’”

Eager to get the part, the sudden dismissal shook Leo and prompted him to reconsider, asking: “Wait, wait, wait. If I don’t read, I don’t get the part? Just like that?”

In response, James set the record straight, making it clear that Leo wouldn’t be allowed to cut corners if he wanted to be cast.

“‘Oh, yeah. Come on. This is a giant movie that is going to take two years of my life, and you’ll be gone doing five other things while I’m doing post-production,’” he told the actor. “‘So, I’m not going to fuck it up by making the wrong decision in casting. So, you’re going to read, or you’re not going to get the part.’”

Leo agreed to the screen test, but apparently wasn’t overly enthusiastic — until the cameras started rolling.

“So he comes in, and he’s like every ounce of his entire being is just so negative — right up until I said, ‘Action.’ Then he turned into Jack,” James said of the screen test. “Kate just lit up, and they played the scene. Dark clouds had opened up, and a ray of sun came down and lit up Jack. I’m like, ‘All right. He’s the guy.’”

Of course, you don’t need us to tell you that he obviously made the right decision, with Leo and Kate’s palpable onscreen chemistry helping launch the movie to stratospheric levels of success.

Looking back on his choice, the Academy Award winner reflected on how “fragile” the casting process can be, and how it can define the success of a movie, along with the rest of an actor’s career.

“You try to imagine that movie without Leo or Kate, it’s very hard to do,” James said, acknowledging that at the time Leo was cast, the movie had been slightly out of his comfort zone.

He said that Leo — who was 21 when Titanic was shot — had been eager to give Jack’s character a more complicated edge, saying that he’d even suggested they alter the script to give him “some affliction” and a “traumatic thing from the past.”

However, James felt this wasn’t necessary and proceeded to give him some pointers to help him execute the performance in a more refined way.

“I said, ‘Look, you’ve done all these great characters that all have a problem, whether it’s addiction or whatever it is…you’ve gotta learn how to hold the center and not have all that stuff,’” he told Leo. “‘Then you’ll be ready for this,’” he added.

This was apparently a major turning point for the actor and ultimately helped him to master the role.

“The second I said that, it clicked for him that this was a really hard, challenging film for him,” James recalled. “[Leo] didn’t want something that was easy, he wanted something that was hard, and that’s been his instinct since then.”

And here we are today!

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Balenciaga Slammed Over Ad with Children

Balenciaga has filed a $25 million lawsuit against the producers of a controversial ad campaign that included a child pornography court ruling and BDSM teddy bears, new court papers show.

The fashion house brought the suit Friday against production company North Six, Inc. and set designer Nicholas Des Jardins and his eponymous company for the inclusion in one of the ads of legal documents from a US Supreme Court decision on child porn laws.

The fashion brand ad also showed unsettling pictures of a child holding teddy bears dressed in bondage outfits. The two-page court summons doesn’t mention the BDSM teddy bears.

Balenciaga is bringing the case “to seek redress for extensive damages defendants caused in connection with an advertising campaign Balenciaga hired them to produce,” the Manhattan Supreme Court summons alleges.

Balenciaga claims North Six and Des Jardins included the images of the court docs without its knowledge – which was “malevolent or, at the very least, extraordinarily reckless,” the filing states.

“As a result of Defendants’ misconduct, members of the public, including the news media, have falsely and horrifically associated Balenciaga with the repulsive and deeply disturbing subject of the court decision,” the court papers charge. “Defendants are liable to Balenciaga for all harm resulting from this false association.”

The advertisements came out at Paris Fashion Week and supported the company’s spring/summer 2023 collection.

On Tuesday, the company issued an apology and announced it had pulled the teddy bear ads.

“We sincerely apologize for any offense our holiday campaign may have caused. Our plush bear bags should not have been featured with children in this campaign. We have immediately removed the campaign from all platforms,” read the statement posted on Instagram.

Amid scrutiny of the contentious campaign, one eagle-eyed watchdog spotted the high court documents about child pornography laws.

The company also apologized “for displaying unsettling documents in our campaign,” and said it is “taking legal action against the parties responsible for creating the set and including unapproved items for our Spring 23 campaign photoshoot.”

“We strongly condemn abuse of children in any form. We stand for children’s safety and well-being,” the company concluded.

Meanwhile, the photographer of the bear ad, Gabriele Galimberti, wrote on Instagram he wasn’t in control of the “direction of the campaign and the choice of the objects displayed.”

Last month, the luxury brand became embroiled in another dispute after rapper and fashion entrepreneur Kanye West — who has collaborated with the company’s art director several times – made anti-Seminitic threats.

Balenciaga, which has close ties with the rapper’s ex Kim Kardashian and her family, has also cut ties with him.

Queen Battled Cancer in Secret During Final Years According to Prince Philip’s Friend

The Queen had battled painful cancer in the final year of her life, a friend of Prince Philip has claimed in a new book.

Gyles Brandreth’s writing, Elizabeth: An Intimate Portrait, shed light on the late monarch’s ‘stoicism’.

He claimed she had suffered from a form of bone marrow cancer over the course of her final years.

The Queen’s death certificate had stated that she died of ‘old age’.

It also confirmed that only the Princess Royal would have been by Her Majesty’s side in her final moments.

The death certificate, released by National Records of Scotland, noted the time of the Queen’s death on Thursday September 8 as 3.10pm.

Quotes from Elizabeth: An Intimate Portrait have been obtained by MailOnline, suggesting what had caused the monarch’s health to deteriorate.

According to the outlet, Mr. Brandreth wrote: ‘I had heard that the Queen had a form of myeloma — bone marrow cancer — which would explain her tiredness and weight loss and those ‘mobility issues’ we were often told about during the last year or so of her life.

‘The most common symptom of myeloma is bone pain, especially in the pelvis and lower back, and multiple myeloma is a disease that often affects the elderly.

‘Currently, there is no known cure, but treatment — including medicines to help regulate the immune system and drugs that help prevent the weakening of the bones — can reduce the severity of its symptoms and extend the patient’s survival by months or two to three years.’

The royal biography, serialised in the Daily Mail, also delved into how the Queen was forced to ‘go on’ following the death of her beloved husband.

It was said that the late monarch had found ‘a new comfort’ with Prince Philip in one another’s company during lockdown.

Once restrictions lifted, they travelled to Scotland and Sandringham, as well as at Windsor.

The biography also detailed the Queen’s ‘determination’ to be with Prince Philip when he died.

It claimed she ‘barely left his side’ in the final few weeks of his life.

A period of ‘intense personal grief’ soon followed, but the Queen was said to have found huge comfort in her loved ones and believed it was her ‘Christian duty’ to carry on.

‘Life goes on. It has too,’ she said.

Her Majesty’s love for Line of Duty helped distract her, with such TV dramas working to ‘keep her spirits up’ after the Duke of Edinburgh’s death.

But, it’s thought that she sometimes struggled to keep up with the plot, which saw stars including Vicky McClure, Martin Compston, and Adrian Dunbar attempt to fight corruption,

The Queen also disliked the constant ‘mumbling’ on it and other programmes.

Plus-Size Model Stopped from Boarding Flight ‘Because She was Too Big’

A furious plus-size model has said she was stopped from boarding a Qatar Airways flight to her native Brazil because she was too large for her seat.

Social media influencer Juliana Nehme, 38, has now accused the middle eastern airline of discriminating against her due to her size.

In a post for her 118,000 Instagram followers, Juliana said she was not allowed to board her flight from Beirut to Doha on November 22.

She had been on holiday in Lebanon with her family and had arrived in the country via Air France without a hitch, she told her followers.

But being denied boarding on her first return flight meant she also went on to miss her onward connection to Sao Paulo, where she lives.

Juliana said Qatar Airways did not offer to refund her the £830 she had paid for her ticket. Instead, the influencer claimed, the airline said she needed to buy a first-class ticket – which has larger seats – for £2,480, so she fit into a seat on the plane.

Juliana took to social media to vent: ‘They are denying my right to travel… I’m desperate, help me, they don’t want me to board because I’m fat.’

The influencer ended up staying in Lebanon with her mother, while her sister and nephew returned home.

She told her followers: ‘What a shame for a company like Qatar to allow this type of discrimination against people! I’m fat, but I’m just like everyone else!’

At the time of reporting, Juliana remained in Lebanon unable to get back home.

‘I’m here at the Qatar Airways desk, with tickets I bought to go to Doha and from Doha to Brazil,’ Nehme told her thousands of followers on Instagram in Portugese.

‘With no reason, the stewardess from Qatar said I cannot board because I am too fat, and according to her, I have no right to have this plane ticket.

‘I paid $1,000 on my plane ticket, almost R$ 6,000 (Brazil’s currency). I’m here with my mum, my sister and my nephew, a total of $4,000 in tickets for her to simply deny the tickets and not let me board the airplane to Doha, because I am fat.

‘Now, what am I going to do? They are denying my right to travel, but I came here by AirFrance and everything went well, I had no problem. And now, they are denying my ticket,’ a clearly upset Nehme claimed. ‘They are requiring me to buy an executive ticket to go back to my own country, but I came here with normal seat ticket.

‘I am desperate, they don’t want to board me, because I’m fat. I need to buy a business ticket, which is $3,000, I don’t have this money. I don’t know what to do, there is only 30 minutes until the airplane takes off. They are saying I have no right to board in the airplane, because I’m fat. I don’t know what to do.’

Qatar Airways was named the world’s best airline at the 2022 Skytrax World Airline Awards – a record seventh time.

With airlines looking to cut costs as much as possible, how to approach the sensitive topic of overweight passengers has been a contentious subject. 

Airline carriers are tasked with calculating the weight and balance of their aircraft to ensure its within allowable limits for the safety of the plane. 

In the United States, it has been suggested that the country’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) weighs some passengers before they board.

In recent years, increasing obesity rates in the US means that the standard numbers used by the airline industry to average out passenger weight is likely outdated and therefore, unsafe to use. 

It was said at the time that weighing select passengers at airports would establish a more accurate number for average passenger weight so the number of seats available on flights can be adjusted accordingly.   

Critics of such a move say this would open the door to discriminatory practices. 

Award Winning Singer and Actress, Irene Cara, has Died at 63

Irene Cara, the singer best known for performing the title tracks to the classic 1980s films Fame and Flashdance, has died. She was 63.

Cara’s publicist, Judith A. Moose, confirmed the news of her death in a statement shared on the singer’s Twitter account early Saturday morning.

“It is with profound sadness that on behalf of her family I announce the passing of Irene Cara,” Moose wrote. “The Academy Award-winning actress, singer, songwriter and producer passed away in her Florida home.”

“Irene’s family has requested privacy as they process their grief,” the rep added. “She was a beautifully gifted soul whose legacy will live forever through her music and films.”

Cara’s cause of death is currently unknown, but it will be released when information is available, her rep said. Funeral services are currently pending and a memorial for Cara’s fans will be planned at a future date, she added.

Cara first rose to fame when she was cast in the 1980 musical Fame, which she sang the title track for and starred in as Coco Hernandez.

Her performance in Fame earned her two Grammy nominations for best new artist and best pop vocal performance, female, at the 23rd annual Grammy Awards in 1981.

Cara later sang and co-wrote “Flashdance… What A Feeling” for the soundtrack of the 1983 blockbuster Flashdance, with Giorgio Moroder and Keith Forsey.

“Flashdance… What A Feeling” earned the star two wins at the 26th Annual Grammy Awards in 1984 — best pop vocal performance, female, and best album of original score written for a motion picture or a television special — and an Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 1983 Oscars. Getty /Bob Riha, Jr.

In a follow-up statement, Cara’s rep confirmed that she and the star’s business manager were notified of Cara’s death late Friday evening. “Believe me, I wish it weren’t true,” she wrote.

She added that the pair are now “working on amazing projects that would have made her and her fans incredibly happy. Her manager and I will finish them. She’d want that.”

Tourist Falls 130ft Off Cliff in Bali Taking Selfie

A tourist in Bali has survived a massive cliffside fall after attempting a somersault.

The man had been posing for photos at the edge of the cliff while in Nusa Penida before attempting a flip and landing some 130 feet below.

Police said a tour guide was taking photos of the man at the popular tourist destination before his stunt backfired.

Local media reported that emergency services were called but were hindered by the dangerous terrain surrounding the cliff.

Nusa Penida Search and Rescue Alert Unit said operators attempted reaching the man by boat but were blocked by waves.

Head of Bali Basarnas Office Gede Darmada said one rescuer was able to drop down from the cliffside and stretcher the man out.

“We received information at around 10.00 WITA. The eyewitness was a tour guide. The victim is said to have taken a photo doing some flips,” he said, via local publication Detik Bali.

“We gave initial treatment to reduce bleeding from leg and hand injuries,” he said

“The victim was pulled up using a stretcher.”

The man was taken to hospital suffering serious leg injuries.

“He fell from there,” a man’s voice can be heard in a video filming the aftermath.

“He’s broken his leg and his arm and how the f–k he survived, I can’t tell you.”

The incident came four days after an American tourist died while on holiday in Indonesia.

The 35-year-old woman fell from the side of an infinity pool while trying to walk around another part of the structure, local media reported.

The woman reportedly fell a height of 15m and landed in a pond below. Hotel staff and guests at The Sankara Suites and Villa immediately rushed to her aid but could not revive her before ambulances arrived.

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Queen Camilla ‘Anxious’ Around Prince William and Kate Middleton

As the royal family rolled out the welcome wagon ahead of a November 22 state dinner, Queen Consort Camilla was “anxious” when Prince William and Kate Middleton arrived, a body language expert claimed.

Camilla Parker Bowles seemingly used her handbag as a ‘barrier’ when Prince William and Kate Middleton headed towards her, body language expert Judi James said.

Specifically, when the Prince and Princess of Wales arrived with South Africa president Cyril Ramaphosa, Camilla hinted at some possible discomfort. She flagged a “small gesture of anxiety as the very elegant William and Kate approached up the steps,” the expert said.

“She lifted her bag in front of her torso” in what Judi James described as a “barrier gesture.”

Regardless of any possible anxiety on Camilla’s part, Judi James remarked that the foursome seemed eager to demonstrate a “family vibe.”

“Smiles, chatting, and polite body language signals all round” indicated “a desire to show a unified front and a family vibe from the new top tier of the Firm,” she said.

The queen consort had been, at one point during the welcome, “especially keen to promote a family look”, the expert said.

She did it “not just with her maternal-looking smiles but in the way she turned her head to join in the conversation between William and Kate,” the expert explained.

Meanwhile “Kate’s dimpled smile and her raised brows showed a polite and attentive engagement as Camilla spoke to her across William, whose “fig leaf hand pose” suggested he was in “listening rather than speaking mode”, the expert asserted.

Missing Passenger from Carnival Cruise Ship Found ALIVE After Falling Overboard and Being in the Ocean for Hours

The male passenger, 28, whose identity has not been disclosed, was rescued by the US Coast Guard on Thanksgiving Day after going missing for more than 12 hours on the journey from New Orleans to Cozumel, Mexico. 

He was last seen at the Carnival Valor’s bar with his sister before he left to use the restroom at around 11pm Wednesday and did not return. His sister waited until noon the next day to report him missing, according to KPLC 7.

The ship was thoroughly searched, but he was nowhere to be found. Crews called the Coast Guard around 2.30pm. 

‘We have not been able to confirm when he entered the water, so we’re under the assumption [that] any point from Wednesday on, he could have entered the waterway,’ Lieutenant Seth Gross, of the New Orleans branch, told CNN

‘He realistically could have been in the water for 15+ hours before we were able to successfully rescue him.’  

The ship had backtracked toward New Orleans to support the US Coast Guard, before returning on its path to Cozumel, Mexico, after being released from the search. 

The man was spotted by another vessel and picked up by helicopter roughly 20 miles south of the Southwest Pass in Louisiana at 8.25pm. 

He was found in a responsive state and taken back to New Orleans for treatment, USCG Petty Officer Ryan Graves told CNN. He is currently said to be in stable condition, according to Gross, and is being treated at a hospital. 

Timeline:

Wednesday 11pm: The man is last seen at the bar with his sister 

Thursday 12pm: Sister reports him missing to crew staff

12-2.30pm: Crew searches for the man and cannot find him

2.30pm: US Coast Guard received call and Carnival Valor begins backtracking toward New Orleans 

Unspecific time: Ship is released from search by the Coast Guard 

8.25pm: Spotting by another vessel and rescued by the Coast Guard via helicopter 

Total time missing: 21.5 hours 

It is unclear how long he spent in the sea. The temperature of the water near New Orleans is about 70 degrees. 

Gross said the rescue mission was complicated ‘given the time difference from when he was last seen to when the Coast Guard received notification.’ 

They sent out an emergency message to all mariners in the Gulf and ‘launched all available resources,’ which included a small boat, helicopter, and airplanes that covered 200 miles of an ‘active search’ area. 

‘Time was paramount,’ Gross told CNN.  

Carnival provided support to his family while he was missing. His family remains onboard the cruise ship and Gross said he spoke with them. 

Throughout his 17-year career, Gross said this mission was ‘unlike anything I’ve been apart of.’ 

‘I think this blows normalcy out of the water here,’ Gross told the outlet. ‘The will to live is something you have to account for in every search and rescue case.

‘This is one of the absolutely longest I’ve heard about and one of those Thanksgiving miracles.’ 

Mike Anderson, who was a passenger on the ship, said he saw cruise staff searching for the man and heard announcements about a missing person. 

‘[I] noticed security starting to search the boat with a photo of the missing [passenger] in their phones,’ he told CNN. 

Carnival told DailyMail.com in a statement on Friday: ‘We greatly appreciate the efforts of all, most especially the US Coast Guard and the mariner who spotted the guest in the water.’ 

The ship will sail to Yucatán, Mexico – also known as Pregreso – before returning to the States on Monday. 

The five-day cruise started in New Orleans before arriving in Cozumel by day three. The next day passengers visit another port before returning to Louisiana. 

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