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2 hrs ago |

Venezuelans struggle with shortages

A genie appears from a lamp in the hands of an astonished Venezuelan boy to declare: ''You can ask for anything - except toilet paper!'' The world's highest inflation and shortages of basics from milk to toilet roll are really no laughing matter for Venezuelans, but they find solace in a thriving comedy scene lampooning the governance behind the ... (more)


Related Topix: World News, Venezuela, Hugo Chavez

2 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

U.S. restricts travel by Venezuelan officials

The United States imposed travel restrictions on Wednesday on some Venezuelan government officials it accuses of rights abuses in a crackdown on protests against President Nicolas Maduro this year.


Related Topix: World News, Venezuela, Prison, OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries), Hugo Chavez, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Bill Nelson

3 hrs ago | Jamaica Observer

PHOTOS: Other Jamaicans competing at the Commonwealth Games

2 - Gareth Henry of Jamaica competes in the badminton men's singles against Paul Georges of Mauritius in the first round of singles competition yesterday at the Emirates Arena.


Related Topix: Falkland Islands, World News

7 hrs ago | Newsday

Colombian city on alert after attack

Authorities in the Colombian city of Buenaventura, on the Pacific coast, have temporarily banned the sale of alcohol and the carrying of arms.


Related Topix: World News, Colombia

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Rio Times

New Tours Discover the Street Art of Rio de Janeiro

Street art in Rio gives new meaning to the expression 'painting the town' with the vast number of scrawls and spray paintings that color the city.


Related Topix: Travel, Brazil Travel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Travel, World News, South America Travel, Brazil, Buenos Aires, Argentina Travel, Argentina Travel, Graphic Design, Arts

KHOU-TV Houston

Arianespace launches rocket from French Guiana

Arianespace has launched a rocket from French Guiana carrying a robotic cargo ship to deliver provisions to the International Space Station.


Related Topix: World News, French Guiana

Foreign Policy

Venzueula's Latest Victory Is... Saving a Suspected Drug Lord?

Within the pantheon of Latin American political archetypes, few figures are as reviled as the intelligence cheif, whose cowled outline is often found nestled beside populist strongmen and tin pot dictators alike.


Related Topix: Prison, Netherlands, Europe, World News, Venezuela, Terrorism

Want To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint? Choose Mackerel Over Shrimp

A fisherman pulls a basket filled with anchovies aboard a fishing boat off of Peru's northern port of Chimbote, in 2012.


Related Topix: Peru, World News

West Australian

Argentina hopes for last-minute exit as default looms

With one day remaining to stave off its second default in 13 years, Argentina voiced hope Tuesday for a last-minute solution but repeated its unwillingness to budge in negotiations with creditors.


Related Topix: Argentina, World News

The Baltimore Sun

Colombia's Marxist ELN rebels to blame for explosions: police

Colombia's Marxist ELN rebels detonated four small explosive devices around the capital, Bogota, early Tuesday morning, causing no injuries but damaging a highway overpass and other structures, police told local media.


Related Topix: World News, Colombia, Alvaro Uribe


Push to flood iron ore market crushes smaller suppliers

A faster-than-expected increase in iron ore production by the world's biggest miners in Australia and Brazil this year is pushing less efficient smaller suppliers of the steel-making raw material to the edge.


Related Topix: World News, Brazil

Mon Jul 28, 2014

International Business Times

A Common Link Among Female Criminals: Brain Injury

To spread awareness about a health problem that has been neglected a research was carried out in a prison in Ontario, Canada.

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Related Topix: Prison, Maximum Security, State Prisons, World News, Peru


Santander stirs Brazil election storm with client note

Spain's Banco Santander SA finds itself in an unwanted spotlight in Brazil after its local subsidiary irked the government by circulating a client note saying that the re-election of President Dilma Rousseff would likely push asset prices lower.


Related Topix: World News, Brazil, Dilma Rousseff

St. Petersburg Times

Explore South Florida's global love affair with mangoes

The curator of tropical fruit at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is explaining the difference between how people in her native Colombia eat mangoes and the meticulous way they are peeled and consumed in the United States.


Related Topix: Florida, Home Gardening, Home, World News, Colombia, Home Listing, Life, Food, Food Festival

The Age

Hugo Chavez's handwriting to live on as new type font

The style will live on: late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez writes a message after signing his support for a proposal to change the constitution, in Caracas in December 2008.


Related Topix: Hugo Chavez, Venezuela, World News,

KHOU-TV Houston

Argentina in last-ditch effort to avert default

Argentina's government said Monday it will make another effort to reach a deal with US.


Related Topix: Argentina, World News

America's Network

Equinix acquires remaining 47% stake in ALOG, furthers Brazil, Latin America presence

Equinix has completed the acquisition of the remaining stake it did not own in Brazil's ALOG Data Centers for $225 million, a move that reflects its growing presence in the Latin American market.


Related Topix: World News, Brazil,

DFW Catholic

Rio favela continues to reap fruits from World Youth Day

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jul 28, 2014 / 04:02 am .- After nearly two years of preparation, Father Jos Almy Gomes, 40, almost wasn't ready for Pope Francis' World Youth Day pilgrimage to Rio de Janeiro.


Related Topix: World News, Brazil, Travel, Brazil Travel, Uruguay Travel, South America Travel, Brazil, Uruguay Travel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Travel, Roman Catholic Church, Religion


Aggrieved Airlines Are Making it Harder to Fly In or Out of Venezuela

When her father had a medical emergency this month, Anna Bamario struggled to find airline tickets to her native Venezuela, finally paying $1,250 round-trip to a destination about as far away as New York.


Related Topix: World News, Venezuela, Travel, Venezuela Travel, Pembroke Pines, FL, Florida

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Economy In Gutter, Brazil More Expensive Than Europe

Brazil's economy might be growing near zero, and it's currency isn't as strong as it was in the heyday of the U.S. housing bubble of 2008, but that hasn't stopped the country from becoming more expensive than the entire euro zone.


Related Topix: World News, Brazil, Mortgage, Personal Finance