South America Newswire (Page 9)

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  1. ICE agent acquitted of extortion charges in MiamiRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | The Miami Herald

    Juan F. Martinez, a U.S. agent accused of using his badge to extort millions of dollars in Colombia's underworld of drug trafficking, hugged his lawyers and burst into tears Wednesday when a jury found him not guilty of a dozen criminal charges in Miami federal court. His wife, Gabriela, sitting a couple of rows behind him, closed her eyes and then cried as the acquittal verdicts were read in court.


  2. Colombiaa s rebels declare indefinite ceasefireRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | The Miami Herald

    Colombia's largest guerrilla group Wednesday declared an indefinite ceasefire amid a two-year peace process that may be the country's best chance of ending the half-century civil conflict. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia said the move, which will go into effect Saturday, comes amid increasing confidence in the negotiations that are taking place in Havana.


  3. Colombian rebels announce unilateral cease-fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Albany Times Union

    Colombia's largest rebel group announced an indefinite, unilateral cease-fire Wednesday, saying guerrillas will refrain from staging attacks so long as they aren't targeted by the U.S.-backed military. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia made the announcement in Cuba at the end of another round of peace talks aimed at ending Latin America's oldest insurgency.


  4. Film 'Walking the Camino' is the real dealRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 |

    A decade ago, relatively few Americans had ever heard of the centuries' old pilgrimage trail, known as the Camino de Santiago. Now, following the release of a couple of popular movies and dozens of new books, thousands are familiar with the Camino .


  5. Wouldn't Marta back with the Flash be amazing? Dream onRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

    Wouldn't Marta back with the Flash be amazing? Dream on Brazilian midfielder is still great, just ask the U.S. squad Check out this story on Marta, shown here playing for the WNY Flash in 2011 against magicJack in a Women's Professional Soccer match, scored three goals against the Americans on Sunday.


  6. One Factor Driving Petrobras (PBR) Stock Up TodayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 |

    Foster told reporters that Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who served as chair of the Petrobras board from 2003 to 2014, rejected her resignation request. "I need to be investigated.


  7. The debilitating outbreak sweeping the AmericasRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | WTMA-AM North Charleston

    ... are perfect for the disease to flourish. Two mosquito species primed to the temperatures of Central and South America carry Chikungunya. The species -- Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus -- also carry the virus behind Dengue fever. "Given the level ...


  8. Claire Trevett: The year of apologies that keeps on givingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | The New Zealand Herald

    It was a year of sorrows. It was a sorry excuse of a year. It was also a year of sorries.


  9. 'Super Bacteria' Could Endanger Olympic Athletes in BrazilRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 |

    Scientists in Brazil warn that the waters around Rio de Janeiro contain a "super bacteria" that could threaten the health of Olympic athletes who compete in the sports on the ocean. The bacteria is caused by the tons of untreated sewage that the city releases on a daily basis into the ocean because of the absence of modern sewage treatment facilities.


  10. On Native GroundTHE Gop Keeps Doubling Down on the CrazyRead the original story

    Aug 24, 2012 | American Reporter

    ... United Kingdom, once the greatest colonial power in the world, and Ecuador, a small, impoverished country in South America, are sour and in the verge of collapse due to the same man. The verbal arrows are piercing each other because of Mr. Assange, ...


  11. Rio Olympics end recruitment of volunteersRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Washington Times

    ... about $20 billion - a mix of public and private money - to build sporting and urban infrastructure to prepare South America's first Olympics.


  12. Was The Cuba Deal A Papal Blessing?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | The Daily Caller

    On his 78th birthday, Pope Francis is being hailed for his role in a diplomatic breakthrough between Cuba and the United States. The Vatican hosted a meeting in October between American and Cuban diplomats, according to a press release from the Vatican Secretariat of State, which said that the Holy See "provided its good offices to facilitate a constructive dialogue on delicate matters, resulting in solutions acceptable to both Parties."


  13. Colombian rebels at peace talks in Cuba announce unilateral cease-fire with their governmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Brandon Sun

    Colombian rebels at peace talks with representatives of the Bogota government meeting in Cuba announced an indefinite, unilateral cease-fire Wednesday, which they say will hold as long as military units don't attack them. Representatives of the Marxist rebel group known as the FARC and the government have held a series of talks in Havana since 2012 aimed at ending the conflict of more the five decades.


  14. Brazil leader Rousseff's popularity undented by Petrobras scandalRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Vallejo News

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's approval rating has not suffered from a widening corruption scandal involving state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA and many Brazilians continue to trust her, a poll showed on Wednesday. The number of Brazilians that approve of her government has increased to 40 percent from 38 percent in September, according to polling firm Ibope in its first survey since Rousseff was narrowly reelected in October.


  15. Rio organizers create 'super bacteria' task forceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    In this Nov. 19, 2013 file photo, small boats sit on the polluted shore of Guanabara Bay in the suburb of Sao Goncalo, across the bay from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A drug-resistant "super bacteria" that's normally found in hospitals and is notoriously difficult to treat has been discovered in the waters where Rio de Janeiro's Olympic sailing events will be held, scientists with Brazil's most respected health research institute said Monday, Dec. 15, 2014.


  16. Arctic Losing Snow And Ice, Absorbing More Heat, Federal Report SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Switched

    In the spring and summer of 2014, Earth's icy northern region lost more of its signature whiteness that reflects the sun's heat. It was replaced temporarily with dark land and water that absorbs more energy, keeping yet more heat on already warming planet, according to the Arctic report card issued Thursday.


  17. The WilliesFROM the Slasher Himself, a Few Words About ViolenceRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 17 | American Reporter

    In the past couple of weeks, the pettiness - bordering on anti-Americanism - of the right-wingers has been a sight to behold. We know that President Barack Obama is inexplicably despised by a small but noisy segment of the American people.


  18. Cuba Didn't Have A Choice AnymoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Silicon Alley Insider

    In this Dec. 10, 2012, file photo released by Cuba's state newspaper Granma, Cuba's President Raul Castro, right, receives Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez at the Jose Marti International airport in Havana, Cuba. A new era in US-Cuba relations has begun with the release of US aid worker Alan Gross from the Cuban jail where he was held for five years.


  19. Red Roof Inn Expands Internationally with First Hotel Scheduled to Open in Brazil in 2015Read the original story

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Business Wire

    The economy lodging giant signs deal with Brazil's Nobile Hoteis with a robust development schedule of properties in the next decade )--U.S. economy lodging leader, Red Roof Inn A , meeting high demand for its brand, is expanding, expected to open its first international destination in Brazil. Partnering with respected Brazil-based Nobile Hoteis, Red Roof Franchising, LLC will be working with Nobile to develop 35-40 properties - new builds and conversions - across the country over the next twenty five years.


  20. Brazil development bank has no plan for Petrobras emergency loanRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Reuters

    BNDES has no plans to make an extraordinary loan to Petroleo Brasileiro SA to help Brazil's state-run oil company get through a cash crunch made worse by a growing corruption scandal, Luciano Coutinho, president of the state-run development bank, said on Wednesday. Petrobras, as the company is known, has been unable to release third-quarter financial results more than a month after the legal deadline because of the scandal and could be cut off from capital markets if it does not file annual audited 2014 results by April.