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2 hrs ago | DFW Catholic

Pope Francis to meet with evangelical pastor

Vatican City, Jul 26, 2014 / 06:02 am .- Pope Francis' upcoming encounter with the evangelical Christian pastor Giovanni Traettino continues the path of dialogue he has walked with evangelical denominations since his time in Buenos Aires.


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

6 hrs ago | Miami New Times

Celebrate Peruvian Independence Day Monday at La Mar

In 1824, Peru became the last colony in South America to gain independence from Spain.


Related Topix: Peru, World News, Dining,

10 hrs ago |

Brazil Minerals Expands Management Team

Brazil Minerals Inc. added three professionals to its management team. Carlos Henrique de Oliveira Garcia joined the diamond and gold mining company as manager and Armando Franz Netto Soares joined as and associate.


Related Topix: World News, Brazil,

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Daily Kos

A Victory for Democracy in Chile

Family farmers, indigenous people, environmentalists, and food activists in Chile just won a critical five year fight against multinational agribusiness giant Monsanto.


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

The Fresno Bee

Argentina debt talks deadlocked as default looms

Argentina will default for the second time in 13 years if it cannot reach a deal with the U.S. hedge funds before July 30. Daniel Pollack, the court-appointed mediator in the dispute, met with Argentine officials and in a statement released after the talks said that progress had not been reached.


Related Topix: Argentina, World News

Bellingham Herald

FIFA rejects calls to strip Russia of World Cup

Russia's alleged involvement in shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last week prompted calls from some lawmakers in Germany to review the country's hosting rights.


Related Topix: World News, Brazil, Vladimir Putin

The News Tribune

FIFA fines Argentina for protest banner

Several players stood behind the slogan "Las Malvinas son Argentinas" on the field at a June 7 friendly against Slovenia in Buenos Aires.


Related Topix: Falkland Islands, World News

The Raw Story

UN urges Chile to allow abortion in some cases

The UN Human Rights Committee asked Chile Thursday to make exceptions to its ban on abortion in cases of rape, incest and the health of the mother.


Related Topix: Chile, World News, Michelle Bachelet

Bella's Bolivia Blog

Jul 25, The Bolivia Road of Death. Worlds Most Dangerous Road.

The Bolivia Road of Death is an 80-90 kilometer stretch leading from La Paz, Bolivia to the small city of Coroico , located to the North in the Bolivian yungas, a jungle high in the Andes mountains.


Related Topix: Bolivia, World News, Bolivia Travel,

The Age

African megacities look to cable cars as traffic solution to relieve congested streets

An engineer on the rooftop of a cable car station in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. African cities are looking to install similar systems to help relieve congested roads.

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Related Topix: World News, Brazil, Malawi, Uganda, Africa, Nigeria,

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Mississippi Press

Sailors, marines aboard Ingalls-built America train with Colombian marines

Only five days after their departure from the Ingalls Shipyard, sailors and marines aboard LHA 6 America began a three-day exercise with Colombian marines at the International Center for Amphibious Training located in Covenas, Colombia.


Related Topix: World News, Colombia, US Military, US Marine Corps, US News

Nerve News

Seven killed in Peru bus accident

At least seven people were killed and 37 were injured Thursday when a passenger bus crashed and turned over in Peru's mountainous Andean region, media reports said.


Related Topix: Peru, World News,

Florida Sen. Rubio cites case of jailed opposition leader in latest...

López's wife made a public plea to U.S. and international leaders this week , saying her husband had been jailed on trumped-up charges by what she called the weak and frightened regime of President Nicolas Maduro.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, World News, Venezuela,


UPDATE 1-Brazil miner Vale posts record Q2 iron ore production

Brazilian miner Vale said on Thursday its iron ore output in the second quarter was a record high for the period, up 12.6 percent from a year earlier, as it ramped up production to win back market share from Australian rivals.


Related Topix: Brazil

Daily Times

13 rebels killed in Colombia fighting : July 24, 2014,

BOGOTA: The Colombian army killed at least 13 leftist guerrillas early Wednesday in two separate engagements, the defense ministry said.


Related Topix: World News, Colombia,

Global Voices Online

Three Anti-World Cup Activists Accuse Brazil of Political...

Brazil traded a military dictatorship for democracy nearly 30 years ago, but some are accusing the country, fresh off hosting the World Cup, of creating political refugees all the same.


Related Topix: Activism, World News, Brazil,

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Hispanically Speaking

Unlicensed Gold Mine Collapses in Colombia, 2 Dead and 17 Missing

The collapse of an unlicensed, open-pit gold mine Wednesday in the southwestern Colombian province of Cauca left at least two dead and 17 missing, authorities said.


Related Topix: World News, Colombia

The York Daily Record

Patriotic parade at big Peru psychiatric hospital

Patients and staff at Peru's largest psychiatric hospital put on a patriotic parade at the facility Wednesday to celebrate the 93rd anniversary of the country's independence from Spain.


Related Topix: Peru, World News,

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Finding The Anthropology In Latin Dance Music

Jorge Drexler 's songs have been called introspective and literate. He's been compared to Paul Simon .


Related Topix: Anthropology, Science, Dance, Dance Music, Bolivia, World News, University of Southern California

Redlands Daily Facts

Cuisine of Colombia comes alive at Sabor Latino Grill in Montclair

Have you ever sampled the food of Colombia? I suppose that until their soccer team's impressive run to the 2014 World Cup quarter finals, it's not something you've given much thought.


Related Topix: Colombia, World News, Dining, Life, Food, Bread, Baked Goods, Potatoes, Vegetables, Beef, Meat