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2 hrs ago | New Scientist

Brazil to unleash GM-mosquito swarms to fight dengue

Time to unleash the mozzies? Genetically modified mosquitoes will be raised on a commercial scale for the first time, in a bid to stem outbreaks of dengue fever in Brazil.


Related Topix: World News, Brazil, Entomology, Science, University, FL, Tampa, FL, Science / Technology

6 hrs ago | Inside Colombia

Tax Agency Boss Leaves Country Amid Death Threats

The director of Colombia's tax and customs agency has resigned and left the country after stating he had received death threats from a shadowy businessman with alleged ties to Pablo Escobar's Medellin Cartel and a criminal history spanning at least two decades.


Related Topix: World News, Colombia, Colombia Travel, Travel,

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Hispanically Speaking

Brazilian Police Implicated in Killing of Teen Robbery Suspect

Brazilian authorities are investigating two police officers in last month's killing of a 14-year-old boy in Rio de Janeiro, public safety officials said Tuesday.


Related Topix: World News, Brazil, Family, Teenagers


Interview: Brazil's Tourism President on the World Cup Disaster That Wasn't

As the dust from the World Cup settles, Brazil and the one million tourists that visited the country finally have the time to look back on their experiences.


Related Topix: World News, Brazil, Travel, Brazil Travel, Uruguay Travel, South America Travel, Brazil, Uruguay Travel

US cracks down on Caribbean drug trafficking ring

The indictment charges members of the group with generating some $127 million in revenue by trafficking Colombian cocaine from the Dutch Caribbean territory of St. Maarten by boat and plane for almost a decade.


Related Topix: Drugs, World News, Colombia, Lottery

The Village Voice

Botequim Will Bring Brazilian Culture to Union Square in September

Did you have a chance to drop into the Botequim pop-up during the World Cup? Chef-owner Marco Moreira, a native of Brazil, turned the bottom floor of his space at the Hyatt in Union Square into a restaurant that channels his home country's botequims, casual neighborhood restaurants where people meet for drinks and snacks.


Related Topix: Brazil, World News, New York

The Baltimore Sun

Venezuela government moves squatters from 'Tower of David' slum

Venezuelan soldiers and officials began moving hundreds of families on Tuesday out of a half-built 45-story skyscraper that dominates the Caracas skyline and is thought to be the world's tallest slum.


Related Topix: World News, Venezuela, Hugo Chavez

The Arizona Republic

ASU grad, Undie Run co-founder dies on Brazil trip

ASU grad, Undie Run co-founder dies on Brazil trip Brazilian police found his body Friday morning in Rio de Janeiro's Tijuca forest, according to the Daily Mail.


Related Topix: World News, Brazil, Arizona State University

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Hispanically Speaking

Colombian President Vows to Stop Future Presidents From Seeking Re-Election

President Juan Manuel Santos told lawmakers at the opening session of Colombia's Congress that among the priorities of his second administration will be undoing the 2004 constitutional amendment allowing an incumbent head of state to seek re-election.


Related Topix: World News, Colombia, Alvaro Uribe

Singer and sax team up for bossa nova magic at SFJAZZ

Brazil was shocked, angered, heartbroken and genuinely puzzled over its recent World Cup loss, but at least part of the reason should be obvious: Blame it on the bossa nova.


Related Topix: Brazil, World News

International Business Times

Prince Harry Moves on from Cressida Bonas by Contacting Ex-Girlfriend Caroline Flack

While Cressida Bonas is busy getting her acting career started through a new play and a film role, her Royal ex, Prince Harry is also moving on, or moving back to be more precise.


Related Topix: World News, Prince Harry, Chile, Michelle Bachelet


Wife of imprisoned Venezuelan activist pleads for his release

At the National Press Club, Lilian Tintori talked about the emotional impact on her family while her husband, Leopoldo Lopez, has been in jail in connection with a range of charges linked to protests against the South American country's leaders.


Related Topix: Prison, World News, Venezuela,


Guyanese Gay Prostitutes Stabbed Dead, Suspect Commits Suicide

The main suspect in the stabbing murder of two gay sex workers in Guyana's capital of Georgetown last week died on Sunday, July 20 at Georgetown Hospital after confessing to the murders and setting himself on fire.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, World News, Guyana, IGN Entertainment

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Photos: Gisele Bundchen stays flawless at 34

Happy 34th birthday, Gisele! Bundchen, a native of Brazil, makes a heart sign before the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final match between Germany and Argentina on July 13 in Rio de Janeiro.


Related Topix: World News, Brazil, Celebrities, Gisele Bundchen,

Basingstoke Gazette

Dog handler posted to the Falkland Islands

A FORMER pupil from The Hurst Community College is helping to guard the Falkland Islands - with the help of a canine friend.


Related Topix: Falkland Islands, World News

Mass Transit

Brazil: Presidents Xi Jinping & Dilma Rousseff Witness BYD History

BYD Company Ltd. 's Wang Chuanfu made history this week signing a contract to be the first Chinese manufacturer to open a battery factory in Brazil.


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


Xi heads to Venezuela after inking trade...

China's President Xi Jinping departed Argentina Sunday for Venezuela, the next-to-last stop of a Latin American tour aimed at bolstering trade with the region.


Related Topix: Travel, Venezuela Travel, Bolivia Travel, Argentina, Bolivia Travel, Argentina, World News, South America Travel, Argentina Travel, Buenos Aires, Argentina Travel, Venezuela,

International Business Times

Toaster Selfie: A Toaster That Toasts Your Selfie

Selfie-obsessed individuals can now enjoy "munching on their faces" through a new bread toaster that's designed to imprint any image on the toast.


Related Topix: Brazil, World News,

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Russia Taday

Bolivia legalizes labor of kids as young as 10

A law, legally allowing children to work from as early as the age of ten, has been signed in Bolivia this week, making the Latin American country the first nation to legalize child labor.


Related Topix: Bolivia, World News, Kids, Family


Colombia's Santos opens 'Congress of peace,' urges deal with rebels

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos opened a new session of Congress on Sunday, calling on lawmakers to back government efforts to strike a peace deal with Marxist rebels to end 50 years of war.


Related Topix: World News, Colombia, Alvaro Uribe