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22 min ago | Foreign Policy

Venzueula's Latest Victory Is... Saving a Suspected Drug Lord?

Within the pantheon of Latin American political archetypes, few figures are as reviled as the intelligence cheif, whose cowled outline is often found nestled beside populist strongmen and tin pot dictators alike.


Related Topix: Prison, Netherlands, Europe, World News, Venezuela, Terrorism

1 hr ago |

Want To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint? Choose Mackerel Over Shrimp

A fisherman pulls a basket filled with anchovies aboard a fishing boat off of Peru's northern port of Chimbote, in 2012.


Related Topix: Peru, World News

4 hrs ago | West Australian

Argentina hopes for last-minute exit as default looms

With one day remaining to stave off its second default in 13 years, Argentina voiced hope Tuesday for a last-minute solution but repeated its unwillingness to budge in negotiations with creditors.


Related Topix: Argentina, World News

8 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

Colombia's Marxist ELN rebels to blame for explosions: police

Colombia's Marxist ELN rebels detonated four small explosive devices around the capital, Bogota, early Tuesday morning, causing no injuries but damaging a highway overpass and other structures, police told local media.


Related Topix: World News, Colombia, Alvaro Uribe

12 hrs ago | Reuters

Push to flood iron ore market crushes smaller suppliers

A faster-than-expected increase in iron ore production by the world's biggest miners in Australia and Brazil this year is pushing less efficient smaller suppliers of the steel-making raw material to the edge.


Related Topix: World News, Brazil

Mon Jul 28, 2014

International Business Times

A Common Link Among Female Criminals: Brain Injury

To spread awareness about a health problem that has been neglected a research was carried out in a prison in Ontario, Canada.

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Related Topix: Prison, Maximum Security, State Prisons, World News, Peru


Santander stirs Brazil election storm with client note

Spain's Banco Santander SA finds itself in an unwanted spotlight in Brazil after its local subsidiary irked the government by circulating a client note saying that the re-election of President Dilma Rousseff would likely push asset prices lower.


Related Topix: World News, Brazil, Dilma Rousseff

St. Petersburg Times

Explore South Florida's global love affair with mangoes

The curator of tropical fruit at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is explaining the difference between how people in her native Colombia eat mangoes and the meticulous way they are peeled and consumed in the United States.


Related Topix: Florida, Home Gardening, Home, World News, Colombia, Home Listing, Life, Food, Food Festival

The Age

Hugo Chavez's handwriting to live on as new type font

The style will live on: late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez writes a message after signing his support for a proposal to change the constitution, in Caracas in December 2008.


Related Topix: Hugo Chavez, Venezuela, World News,

KHOU-TV Houston

Argentina in last-ditch effort to avert default

Argentina's government said Monday it will make another effort to reach a deal with US.


Related Topix: Argentina, World News

America's Network

Equinix acquires remaining 47% stake in ALOG, furthers Brazil, Latin America presence

Equinix has completed the acquisition of the remaining stake it did not own in Brazil's ALOG Data Centers for $225 million, a move that reflects its growing presence in the Latin American market.


Related Topix: World News, Brazil,

DFW Catholic

Rio favela continues to reap fruits from World Youth Day

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jul 28, 2014 / 04:02 am .- After nearly two years of preparation, Father Jos Almy Gomes, 40, almost wasn't ready for Pope Francis' World Youth Day pilgrimage to Rio de Janeiro.


Related Topix: World News, Brazil, Travel, Brazil Travel, Uruguay Travel, South America Travel, Brazil, Uruguay Travel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Travel, Roman Catholic Church, Religion


Aggrieved Airlines Are Making it Harder to Fly In or Out of Venezuela

When her father had a medical emergency this month, Anna Bamario struggled to find airline tickets to her native Venezuela, finally paying $1,250 round-trip to a destination about as far away as New York.


Related Topix: World News, Venezuela, Travel, Venezuela Travel, Pembroke Pines, FL, Florida

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Economy In Gutter, Brazil More Expensive Than Europe

Brazil's economy might be growing near zero, and it's currency isn't as strong as it was in the heyday of the U.S. housing bubble of 2008, but that hasn't stopped the country from becoming more expensive than the entire euro zone.


Related Topix: World News, Brazil, Mortgage, Personal Finance

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Colombians celebrate their heritage in Overpeck Park

Chants of "Viva Colombia" rang throughout the 45th independence day festival hosted by Hackensack-based Club Colombia USA, from the morning Mass to the afternoon live performances held at Overpeck County Park.


Related Topix: World News, Colombia, Hackensack, NJ, Bogota, NJ, Passaic, NJ

Daily Times

Cooperation with China brings new opportunity to Latin America

RIO DE JANEIRO: Chinese President Xi Jinping's recent trip to Latin America, the second in 13 months, demonstrated the important role Latin America plays in China's overall diplomacy and brought new opportunity to the bilateral ties.


Related Topix: Brazil, World News, Xi Jinping, Dilma Rousseff

KDAR-FM Oxnard

The Choice is Ours - Encouragement for Today - July 27

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead..." I watch Samantha Brown, Travel Channel host, as she explores Old Town in Ecuador's capital city of Quito.


Related Topix: World News, Ecuador, Travel, Ecuador Travel

Lowell Sun

Food to crafts, a feast for the senses

Whatever you do, don't call it a hamburger. It's called a losh kebab and the Armenian Relief Society was offering the burger-like cuisine as their signature dish at the Lowell Folk Festival Saturday.


Related Topix: Baked Goods, Life, Food, Bread, Vegetables, World News, Colombia

Hispanically Speaking

Brazil's Petrobras Looking to Sell Argentine Assets

Brazilian state-controlled oil giant Petrobras is once again looking to divest assets in Argentina, including oil fields in that country's southern region that yield 20,000 barrels of crude per day, Argentine media outlets said Friday.


Related Topix: Argentina, World News

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Washington Post

The immigration crisis solution: A Plan Honduras

IT IS increasingly fashionable in both political parties to imagine that the United States can retreat or retire from global responsibilities, with few consequences for itself.


Related Topix: Prison, Family, Kids, World News, Colombia, George Bush, Alvaro Uribe, Opinion