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3 hrs ago | The Bennington Banner
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.
7 hrs ago | The Republic
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.
11 hrs ago | Reuters
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.
15 hrs ago | WLOX-TV Biloxi
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.
18 hrs ago | Global Voices Online
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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.
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.
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.
A new study that analyzed concentrations of African dust transported to South America shows large seasonal peaks in winter and spring.
Actor Tom Cruise poses on the red carpet during the Brazil premiere of the movie "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" in Rio de Janeiro December 14, 2011.
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A heat wave has scorched central Chile for several days with the highest temperatures for August - a winter month in the Southern Hemisphere - since 1973.
They put explosives beneath the miners' hammocks and in the outdoor kitchen, where potatoes were still hot on the stove.
Image Caption: The fifth and sixth Galileo satellites met on their dispenser on 11 August 2014 in the S5 payload preparation facility of the Guiana Space Centre.
'An aggressive plant to renovate 80,000 hectares of poorly productive cocoa fields is the key to improve the economic prospects of Colombian cocoa producers and the sector as a whole': Fedecacao national technical supervisor Yardley Cano Higher cocoa prices in the international market could kick-start Colombia's plans to replant up to 80,000 ha of ... (more)
In yet another indicator of the slow, inevitable decline of the Castro regime's once-vaunted propaganda machine, CubaSi reported that Minister of Public Health, Dr. Roberto Morales Ojeda, condemned the United States because the " Associated Press revealed this week details of a program of the U.S. Agency for International Development that used ... (more)
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gestures during a press conference inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on August 18, 2014.
Updated: Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:22 pm
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