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1 hr ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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

8 hrs ago | 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

12 hrs ago | 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,

16 hrs ago | 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

20 hrs ago | 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

Science Daily

Study of African dust transport to South America reveals air quality impacts

A new study that analyzed concentrations of African dust transported to South America shows large seasonal peaks in winter and spring.


Related Topix: University of Miami, World News, French Guiana

International Business Times

'Mission Impossible' 5 Casting News: Computer Hacker Luther Stickell To Return

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.


Related Topix: Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol, Jack Reacher, Mission: Impossible, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Action Movies, Adventure, Valkyrie, Celebrities, Tom Cruise, World News, Brazil

The Independent

Ebola outbreak: Brazilians cancel Namibia visit over Ebola fears,...

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Related Topix: Namibia, World News, Africa, Brazil, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Doctor Who series 8: Title of EVERY new episode revealed days before season premiere

Series 8 - which features cameos from Frank Skinner and Keeley Hawes will kick off with an episode titled Deep Breath, and end with a double bill The full titles of all the new episodes of Doctor Who have been revealed - including details of a double bill finale, called 'Death In Heaven'.


Related Topix: Peter Capaldi, World News, Brazil

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Hispanically Speaking

Chile Suffering Through Rare Winter Heat Wave

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.


Related Topix: Chile, World News, Weather, Natural Disasters, Heat Wave,