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8 min ago | The Village Voice
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.
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4 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A FORMER pupil from The Hurst Community College is helping to guard the Falkland Islands - with the help of a canine friend.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chinese President Xi Jinping hailed his country's strong bilateral relations with Argentina a day after signing currency-swap and power- and rail-financing deals with counterpart Cristina Fernandez.
Abroad, the South American nation has suffered from age-old stereotypes and misidentification - seriously, it's Colombia, NOT Columbia - but none of it has ever stopped its people from being known as some of the happiest on earth .
Favelas are located most often on the periphery of large cities. Some of the best-known favelas are those that cling to steep hillsides in Rio de Janeiro.
Updated: Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:46 am
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