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38 min ago | Reuters

TIMELINE-Life and times of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature and popularized the genre of magical realism, died on Thursday at the age of 87. 1927 - Garcia Marquez is born on March 6 in Aracataca, a backwater banana-growing town near Colombia's Caribbean coast.


Related Topix: World News, Colombia, Arts, Literature, National University, Fidel Castro

4 hrs ago | Reuters

Students add Easter twist to dwindling Venezuela protests

Venezuelan students are marching barefoot, building crucifixes and planning to burn effigies of President Nicolas Maduro to try and breathe new life into their protest movement over Easter.


Related Topix: World News, Venezuela, OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries), Hugo Chavez

8 hrs ago | People

Gabriel Garcia Marquez Has Died

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality, died at home in Mexico City around midday, according to people close to his family.


Related Topix: Arts, Literature, World News, Colombia, Journalism

12 hrs ago | Forward

Chile Jews Pitch In To Fight Valparaiso Fire

The Jewish community of Chile plans to send truckloads of supplies to victims of a huge fire raging in the central port city of Valparaiso.


Related Topix: Chile, World News

17 hrs ago | Inside Colombia

Colombian Police Seize 3 Tons of Liquid Cocaine

Colombian police on Tuesday seized 2,877 kilos of liquid cocaine discovered in the Caribbean port of Cartagena, where seven tons of the drug in solid form were confiscated a week ago.


Related Topix: World News, Colombia

21 hrs ago | Reuters

Frustration in the ashes of Chile's massive fire

Chilean firefighters release exclusive footage of deadly forest fires in Valparaiso which killed at least 15 people and destroyed 2,000 homes over the weekend.


Related Topix: Chile, World News, Fire,

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

New chief but few changes at Brazilian federation

Jose Maria Marin will be replaced in 2015 by vice president and sole candidate Marco Polo Del Nero, the head of the Sao Paulo federation and one of his closest supporters.


Related Topix: World News, Brazil

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Find A Mentor, Be A Mentor

Today I pay tribute to my mentors. You know, those rare people in life who take the time to help you, quite often redefining the path ahead.


Related Topix: Physics, World News, Brazil

Washington Times

Brazil unveils $11 billion in 'legacy' budget

Brazilian government officials announced Wednesday that almost $11 billion will be spent on major transportation and environmental projects, which they argue are not related to holding the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.


Related Topix: Brazil, World News,


Brazil's Rousseff looks weak, but so do her election rivals

With Brazil's economy struggling, a scandal at its state-run oil company and nearly three-quarters of voters saying they want change from their government, President Dilma Rousseff looks vulnerable in her bid for re-election this October.


Related Topix: World News, Brazil, Dilma Rousseff,

The Baltimore Sun

Bolivia's Morales files Hague documents in sea access claim against Chile

Bolivian President Evo Morales personally handed over documents at the International Court of Justice on Tuesday that support his country's claim against Chile in an ongoing case that it hopes will win it back the sea access it lost over a century ago.


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

The Times

Chouest invests $425M in deepwater port facility

GALLIANO -- Galliano shipbuilder and oilfield service provider Edison Chouest will invest more than $400 million in deepwater port facilities in Brazil.


Related Topix: Brazil, World News,

Crofs Blogs

Chile: Bachelet announces presidential delegates, master plan for quake and fire zones

La presidente Michelle Bachelet nombrarA delegados presidenciales para ValparaA so y las regiones afectadas por el terremoto en el norte del paA s, anunciando de paso un plan maestro para la reconstrucciA3n tras el mega incendio que afectA3 la comuna puerto.


Related Topix: Michelle Bachelet, Chile, World News, Earthquake, Natural Disasters,

Tue Apr 15, 2014

National Public Radio

Cuban Doctors In Eye Of Venezuelan Hurricane

When Judith Faraiz's son was near death after a severe motorcycle accident, she put his life in the hands of God and Cuban doctors.


Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Central America, Venezuela, Fidel Castro

Greenwich Citizen

Chile leader to relocate Valparaiso fire victims

A woman walks through the remains of a house destroyed by a wildfire, in Valparaiso, Tuesday April 15, 2014.


Related Topix: Chile, World News, Fire, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Michelle Bachelet

WDBO-AM Orlando

Full lunar eclipse delights Americas, 1st of year

The Earth's shadow is cast over the surface of the moon as a total lunar eclipse is seen though a Magnolia tree top in the sky over Tyler, Texas at 2:57 CDT on Tuesday morning, April 15, 2014.


Related Topix: Tyler, TX, World News, Paraguay, Science / Technology, NASA


Chilean Pastor Blames Inferno on Civil Unions Bill

A woman walks through the remains of a house destroyed by a wildfire, in Valparaiso, Tuesday April 15, 2014.


Related Topix: Chile, World News, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Michelle Bachelet, Gay/Lesbian

BBC News

Climate fears over Colombia drought

Colombian cattleman Daniel Cuadra: "I don't know what the future holds, but we need to prepare ourselves because next year could be worse."


Related Topix: Colombia, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture, Science, Global Warming

Hudson Hub-Times

Fight continues against wildfires at Chilean port

With all of Valparaiso under military rule early Tuesday, 5,000 firefighters, police, forest rangers, soldiers, sailors and civil defense workers joined in a mammoth fight against wildfires licking around the hilltop shantytowns of this picturesque port city.


Related Topix: Chile, World News, Michelle Bachelet

West Sussex Today

A real recipe for chocolate success...

Suzanne James and Carlos Mendez, of Raw Goodies, produce tiny batches of chocolate from cacao beans, using adapted household appliances and a workshop at the bottom of their garden in Queen Street, Worthing.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Chocolate, Recipes, Home Gardening, Home, World News, Peru,