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2 hrs ago | The Republic
Brazil's once humdrum presidential race now resembles one of the country's famed soap operas, with a newcomer thrust into the spotlight by a plane crash and the longtime favorite reeling from a one-two punch of bad news.
6 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail
Bolivian police say eight foreign tourists are among the 10 people killed when a bus returning to La Paz from the Salar de Uyuni salt flats ran off the highway and crashed.
9 hrs ago | Suria
After surviving a harrowing rape attempt, Any Hurtado took up boxing -- and found herself surrounded by other Ecuadoran women using their fists for protection in a country torn by sexual violence.
13 hrs ago | South Yorkshire Times
Fifty veterans joined civic leaders at the Aeroventure Museum at Lakeside for the unveiling of a statue in honour of the 255 British servicemen and three Falkland islanders who died in battle.
17 hrs ago | Al Jazeera
A former head of a feared Colombian militia that was linked to more than 5,000 murders and a spate of disappearances has been arrested in Panama, Colombian police said.
20 hrs ago | AlertNet
Colombian authorities have arrested a Costa Rican man accused of trafficking shipments of cocaine to the United States on behalf of Mexico's infamous Sinaloa cartel.
Panamanian authorities say they have arrested a fugitive Colombian right-wing militia leader accused in more than 5,000 murders who officials say was posing as a construction company owner.
Brazil's economy, once an emerging-market darling, fell into recession, according to government data released Friday, as millions of new middle class citizens tightened their belts and further dampened a credit-driven spending spree.
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.
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%.
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.
Brazilian police conducting an operation against a gang suspected of destroying large tracts of the Amazon rainforest have arrested eight people.
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.
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.
A group of people demonstrate outside the site where is held the National Forum of Victims is being held in Cali, Colombia.
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.
Updated: Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:31 pm
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