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42 min ago | US News & World Report

Congress Must Confirm U.S. Ambassadors to Latin America

A critical element in this summer's surge of unaccompanied minors from Central America was a campaign of rumors spread by smuggling networks about U.S. immigration policy.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Chile, World News, US Politics, Joe Biden, Michelle Bachelet, Opinion

4 hrs ago | BBC News

Brazil's economy enters recession

Economic output, GDP, fell by 0.6% in the three months to June, worse than analysts had predicted, and revised figures for the first quarter of the year also showed a fall of 0.2%.


Related Topix: World News, Brazil, Dilma Rousseff,

9 hrs ago | The Ecologist

Drought hits Sao Paulo - what drought?

Sao Paulo, South America's biggest city, is suffering its worst drought in over a century, writes Jan Rocha, with rivers and reservoirs running dry.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, World News, Brazil, Agriculture, Science

14 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

Chile Is Poised To Pass South America's First Carbon Tax

It's a big year for fighting climate change in Chile. A carbon tax is set to go before its House of Representatives next week, as part of a larger tax reform package that includes measures intended to fight air pollution and climate change.


Related Topix: Chile, World News, Canada, US News, Liberal Political News

Thu Aug 28, 2014

BBC News

Brazil Amazon loggers arrested

Brazilian police conducting an operation against a gang suspected of destroying large tracts of the Amazon rainforest have arrested eight people.


Related Topix: World News, Brazil, Agriculture, Science,

JD Supra

Brazil revises law on tax treatment of cross-border payments for data centers located abroad

From the Tax department of Campos Mello Advogados* Newly published Brazilian Interpretative Act N. 7/2014 expresses the Brazilian IRS's view regarding the tax treatment applicable to cross-border payments for the use of data centers located abroad.


Related Topix: Brazil, World News,

Brandon Sun

Argentina's YPF in $550M deal with Petronas to develop shale oil in Patagonia formation

Argentina has reached a deal with Malaysian national oil company Petronas to help develop what is believed to be among the largest shale oil deposits in the world.


Related Topix: Argentina, World News

The Washington Post

A group of people demonstrate outside the site where is held the National Forum of Victims is being held in Cali, Colombia.


Related Topix: World News, Colombia,

The Age

Sailor makes history as first openly gay member of Chile's military

Santiago: An active naval serviceman has become the first member of the Chilean military to reveal he is gay in a groundbreaking admission in this conservative Catholic country.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Chile, World News, Michelle Bachelet

International Business Times

Ice Bucket Challenge: Tom Cruise Accepts Hugh Jackman's ALS...

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.


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

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Inter Press Service

Brazil to Monitor Improvement of Water Quality in Latin America

A technician from the State Environmental Institute of Rio de Janeiro monitors water quality in the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon in this Brazilian city.


Related Topix: World News, Brazil, Environment, Science, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Whittier Daily News

Baby penguins make public debut at Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach

LONG BEACH >> The Aquarium of the Pacific introduced two new Magellanic Penguins to the public Wednesday as they waddled into the water for their first dive with the elders.


Related Topix: World News, Falkland Islands, Brazil,

ABC News

Ecuadoran Police Sentenced for Attack on President

An Ecuadoran court has sentenced six police officers to prison for attempting to kill President Rafael Correa during a protest in 2010.


Related Topix: Ecuador, World News, Rafael Correa

The Rio Times

Vista Chinesa, An Amazing Mountain Top View of Rio

Vista Chinesa is a charming little Chinese structure placed 380 meters high in Tijuca National Forest, one of the world's largest urban forests, and offers one of the most impressive views in Rio.


Related Topix: Brazil, World News

The Daily Beast

Mr. Simpson Goes to WashingtonBy Asawin Suebsaeng

The popularity of The Simpsons , which is in the midst of a record-busting FXX marathon, is assured.


Related Topix: Animated TV, The Simpsons, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Nuclear Energy, Prison, World News, Brazil,

Haringey Independent

The cigar once smoked by Isambard Kingdom Brunel

A half-smoked cigar belonging to celebrated engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel is to go on public display for the first time.


Related Topix: Falkland Islands, World News

Brazil prison riot ends with five dead

Rioting inmates who took over most of a prison in Brazil killed five fellow prisoners, beheading at least two of them, before ending the uprising early Tuesday and releasing two hostage guards.


Related Topix: Prison, World News, Brazil, Riot,

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Washington Post

Colombian kingpin's former hit man leaves prison

In this June 27, 2006, file photo, John Jairo Velasquez, a former hit man for Pablo Escobar, gives his testimony while holding a book titled "The True Pablo, Blood, Treason, and Death," during the trial against Alberto Santofimio Botero in Bogota, Colombia.


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

WAPT-TV Jackson

Where 'Breaking Bad' is just getting started

That's how many trophies the cast and crew of "Breaking Bad" have hauled home after five seasons of groundbreaking TV, with six of those honors being earned at Monday's 66th Primetime Emmy Awards.


Related Topix: Breaking Bad, Entertainment, Television, Emmy Awards, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Bryan Cranston, World News, Colombia

ABC News

Colombian Kingpin's Former Hit Man Leaves Prison

A former hit man for Pablo Escobar who confessed to hundreds of murders as head of the Colombian drug kingpin's army of assassins has been freed from prison despite protests by his many victims.


Related Topix: World News, Colombia, Prison