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1 hr ago | KFBB

Colombia's military meets face-to-face with rebels

Members of Colombia's military met face-to-face Friday with Marxist rebel leaders for the first time as talks aimed at ending a half-century war enter a decisive phase.


Related Topix: World News, Colombia

4 hrs ago | Newindpress

Europe Launches Soyuz Rocket Carrying two Galileo Satellites

BRUSSELS: A Soyuz rocket carrying two Galileo satellites, the fifth and sixth of Europe's Galileo global satellite navigation system, lifted off from the spaceport in French Guiana Friday, the European Space Agency has announced.


Related Topix: World News, French Guiana, Science / Technology, GPS

9 hrs ago | The Independent

Video: Tens of thousands of Chilean commuters locked in train...

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Related Topix: Chile, World News, Michelle Bachelet

13 hrs ago | Merinews

Interview: Peru's Vice Minister for Foreign Trade invites India to...

In an exclusive interview to Peruvian Vice Minister Edgar Vasquez talked about Peruvian government's expectations from the new Indian government, his country's aim to develop broader and deeper relations with India in order to increase bilateral trade.


Related Topix: World News, Peru, Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural, Colombia Travel, Travel

17 hrs ago | Newsday

VIDEO: The last prisoner on Big Island

Julio de Almeida, 83, is the last prisoner on Big Island, Ilha Grande, off the coast of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.


Related Topix: Prison, Travel, Brazil Travel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Travel, World News, South America Travel, Brazil, Uruguay Travel, Brazil, Uruguay Travel

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Russia Taday

Clashes in Chile as thousands of students protest lagging education reform

Students clash with riot police during a protest to demand to Chilean President Michelle Bachelet government to improve the public education quality in in Santiago, on August 21, 2014.


Related Topix: Chile, World News, Michelle Bachelet, Riot

The York Daily Record

Police tear gas, water cannons at Chilean protest

Student protesters have fled a tear gas truck and police water cannons during a march through the Chilean capital, but no injuries or arrests have been reported.


Related Topix: Chile, World News, Michelle Bachelet, Harrisburg, PA

Hindustan Times

New software to warn drivers against making phone calls

Scientists have developed a new facial recognition system that detects when drivers are using their mobile phones and warns them to put the devices down.


Related Topix: Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics, Brazil, World News

Miami New Times

Quantic on Uniting Latin and Electronic Dance Music Lovers

As an electronic dance music artist, you can either draw your influences from the relatively limited palette of styles within the genre itself, or reach beyond it.


Related Topix: Electronic, Dance, Dance Music, World News, Colombia, Colombia Travel, Travel, New York,

Fausta's blog

Colombia: Luis Carlos Cervantes murdered

A classic mob hit: The Colombian journalist car was stopped on the road, and Cervantes was shot .


Related Topix: World News, Colombia

The Baltimore Sun

Petrobras worker dies from burns in refinery explosion

A worker severely burned in an accident at a Petrobras refinery in the Brazilian city of Manaus died of his injuries on Wednesday, union officials representing workers at the company said.


Related Topix: Explosion, World News, Brazil,

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Brazil expands labor rights for domestic workers

Nivea dos Santos got her first job as a live-in maid at age 12, dusting, vacuuming, ironing and polishing the silver of a wealthy Rio de Janeiro family from dawn until she'd fall, exhausted, into bed.


Related Topix: World News, Brazil, Recreational Vehicle, Security

The Republic

Brazil Socialists name Silva as new candidate

Environmentalist Marina Silva announced Wednesday that she will be the new presidential candidate for Brazil's Socialist Party a week after its previous candidate was killed in a plane crash.


Related Topix: Brazil, IN, World News, Brazil,


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.


Related Topix: World News, Brazil,

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.


Related Topix: World News, Brazil

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.


Related Topix: World News, Colombia

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.


Related Topix: World News, Brazil,

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.


Related Topix: Brazil, World News,

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.


Related Topix: Chile, World News

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.


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