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3 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com
Ray Whelan, an executive with the MATCH group, left the Copacabana Palace hotel in Rio de Janeiro through a service entrance about an hour before police arrived to re-arrest him Thursday.
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7 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee
The Nobel Prize-winning poet will be briefly visible Friday in the window of his former home in Santiago, which is now a museum, writing verses.
7 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston
Rio de Janeiro Archbishop Orani Tempesta on Friday presided over a ceremony marking the end of repairs that were made to the 98-foot-tall hilltop figure.
10 hrs ago | The News Tribune
Jose Mariano Beltrane, security secretary for the state of Rio de Janeiro, says the contingent will be the largest in Brazil's history with 9,300 Brazilian defense forces and at least 10,000 military police.
12 hrs ago | Inhabitat
Artist Vik Muniz 's innovative photographs of carefully arranged garbage, chocolate , dirt, and wires can be found in contemporary art museums across the world.
16 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun
German Chancellor Angela Merkel may hold brief talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin when both attend the soccer World Cup final in Brazil on Sunday, Merkel's spokesman said on Friday.
New groundbreaking research is bringing long-awaited hope to a Colombian boy who was born with a rare skin condition whose cause, until now, has been a medical mystery.
"This acquisition will reinforce AAK's speciality oils and fats strategy and offers a strong foothold in Colombia, the third largest GDP in Latin America."
Investigator Fabio Barucke told The Associated Press he was en route to the lavish Copacabana Palace hotel to again arrest Ray Whelan, an executive with the MATCH group.
IN THE past decade Brazil has grown richer and less unequal. Around 36m people were pulled out of extreme poverty; more children go to school and stay there for longer.
France's health minister warned Thursday of a serious epidemic in the Antilles and French Guiana after 33 deaths were reported in connection with the chikungunya virus.
Cerro Rico, the fabled peak towering over the Bolivian city of Potosi that supplied silver to fund Spain's colonial empire, is at risk of collapse from overmining, putting thousands of workers in jeopardy.
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Three people died after drinking insecticide thinking it was alcohol in a town in southwestern Bolivia, a government official reported Tuesday.
Colombia is one of the world's top producers and exporters of coffee, but two international brands are nevertheless aiming to gain a foothold in the key Latin American market.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Joachim Gauck will attend the World Cup final in Brazil on Sunday to back the German side, Berlin said.
Updated: Fri Jul 11, 2014 07:15 pm
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