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2 hrs ago | Reuters

UPDATE 2-Brazil central bank eases credit as economy stagnates

Brazil's central bank moved to increase the amount of capital available for commercial loans by at least 25 billion reais on Wednesday, part of efforts to boost a stagnant economy, the bank said.

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6 hrs ago | WLOX-TV Biloxi

Gilberto spreads her 'Bebel Sound' in new album

The Rio de Janeiro-raised musician - the daughter of renowned singer and guitarist Joao Gilberto and singer and composer Miucha, - describes her music simply as the "Bebel Sound," an eclectic mix of Brazilian rhythms, soul and electronic music.

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10 hrs ago | Global Voices Online

The Fight Against Mining's Destructive Consequences in Colombia

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.

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14 hrs ago | The Rio Times

Giant Graffiti Mural in Rio Celebrates Women's Rights

Officially launched on August 7th, a new giant graffiti mural in Rio de Janeiro created by well known urban artist and activist, Panmela Castro, celebrates women's rights and the eighth anniversary of the Maria da Penha Law, a Brazilian law that punishes those who commit violent crimes and domestic abuse against women.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Hispanically Speaking

New Snake Species Discovered in Brazil

Scientists from four Brazilian institutions announced Tuesday the discovery of a new species of non-venomous snake that inhabits the savannas in the central part of the country.

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BBC News

Chileans baffled by persistent bomb attacks

Santiago is generally regarded as one of the safest capital cities in Latin America, so it comes as something of a shock to visitors to find out that it has been hit by around 200 bomb attacks over the past decade.

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Religion News Service

Pope Francis hints he might one day retire

VATICAN CITY Addressing journalists on his return from his intense five-day visit to South Korea late Monday , Pope Francis bantered with reporters and lightheartedly said he may only have "two or three" years left to live.

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Related Topix: Brazil, World News, Pope Benedict XVI, Roman Catholic Church, Religion

Science Daily

Study of African dust transport to South America reveals air quality impacts

A new study that analyzed concentrations of African dust transported to South America shows large seasonal peaks in winter and spring.

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Related Topix: University of Miami, World News, French Guiana

International Business Times

'Mission Impossible' 5 Casting News: Computer Hacker Luther Stickell To Return

Actor Tom Cruise poses on the red carpet during the Brazil premiere of the movie "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" in Rio de Janeiro December 14, 2011.

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Related Topix: Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol, Jack Reacher, Mission: Impossible, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Action Movies, Adventure, Valkyrie, Celebrities, Tom Cruise, World News, Brazil

The Independent

Ebola outbreak: Brazilians cancel Namibia visit over Ebola fears,...

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Related Topix: Namibia, World News, Africa, Brazil, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Mirror.co.uk

Doctor Who series 8: Title of EVERY new episode revealed days before season premiere

Series 8 - which features cameos from Frank Skinner and Keeley Hawes will kick off with an episode titled Deep Breath, and end with a double bill The full titles of all the new episodes of Doctor Who have been revealed - including details of a double bill finale, called 'Death In Heaven'.

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Related Topix: Peter Capaldi, World News, Brazil

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Hispanically Speaking

Chile Suffering Through Rare Winter Heat Wave

A heat wave has scorched central Chile for several days with the highest temperatures for August - a winter month in the Southern Hemisphere - since 1973.

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Related Topix: Chile, World News, Weather, Natural Disasters, Heat Wave,

The Washington Post

Peru fights gold fever with fire and military force

They put explosives beneath the miners' hammocks and in the outdoor kitchen, where potatoes were still hot on the stove.

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Related Topix: World News, Peru, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

RedOrbit

Twin Galileos Meet, Ready For Thursday's Launch

Image Caption: The fifth and sixth Galileo satellites met on their dispenser on 11 August 2014 in the S5 payload preparation facility of the Guiana Space Centre.

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Confectionery News

Premium chocolatiers take note: Colombia to renew high-quality cocoa plantations

'An aggressive plant to renovate 80,000 hectares of poorly productive cocoa fields is the key to improve the economic prospects of Colombian cocoa producers and the sector as a whole': Fedecacao national technical supervisor Yardley Cano Higher cocoa prices in the international market could kick-start Colombia's plans to replant up to 80,000 ha of ... (more)

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Babalu Blog

Discredited AP story leads Castro propaganda machine in Cuba to suffer another self-inflicted wound

In yet another indicator of the slow, inevitable decline of the Castro regime's once-vaunted propaganda machine, CubaSi reported that Minister of Public Health, Dr. Roberto Morales Ojeda, condemned the United States because the " Associated Press revealed this week details of a program of the U.S. Agency for International Development that used ... (more)

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The London Free Press

WikiLeaks' Assange hopes to exit London embassy

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gestures during a press conference inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on August 18, 2014.

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Bella's Bolivia Blog

Aug 18, Airports in Bolivia. Airlines in Bolivia. Cheap Flights to Bolivia.

There are many airstrips and airports in Bolivia: among highest per capita in the world.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

Norwalk Citizen News

Novice matadors' hunger strike over bullfight ban

In this Aug. 13, 2014, file photo, Colombian bullfighters Omar Rodriguez, left, Alfredo Pena, second left, Diego Torres, second right, and David Rodriguez, right, stand outside La Santa Maria bullring while staging a hunger strike in Bogota, Colombia.

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NewsOn6 Tulsa

Novice matadors' hunger strike over bullfight ban

An unarmed black teenager killed by a white officer in Missouri was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, a preliminary private autopsy has found.

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Related Topix: World News, Colombia, Ferguson, MO, Riot

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