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Enrique Penalosa, a jovial economist who made Colombia's congested capital more tolerable when he was mayor in the 1990s, is bringing his urban smarts to the national scene, hoping to persuade voters he will bring peace and prosperity as president.
A Rio de Janeiro slum erupted in violence late Tuesday following the killing of a popular local figure, with angry residents setting fires and showering homemade explosives and glass bottles onto a busy avenue in the city's main tourist zone.
Brazil's National Truth Commission said Tuesday that its investigation into the 1976 death of former President Juscelino Kubitschek turned up no evidence to support claims his fatal car accident was the work of the country's then-military regime.
Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos, left, and Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, stand next to the urn containing the ashes of Colombian Nobel Literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez during the authors homage at the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City, Monday, April 21, 2014.
Two inmates are dead after a riot broke out at a Paraguay juvenile prison, and two guards have been arrested for allegedly using lethal force.
Colombia's anti-narcotics police force says it arrested five foreigners and five Colombians trying to smuggle cocaine through Bogota's international airport during Holy Week.
David Sousa was left for dead. At dawn on March 10, 2013, a car slammed into him while he was cycling on Sao Paulo 's main road.
BOGOTA , Colombia-"Just landed in Columbia. On my way to the hotel," Paris Hilton tweeted last year as her plane touched down in BogotA for the opening of one of her handbag shops.
The Rio Times will be hosting the next edition of the Rio Writer MixUp events, this one focused on blogging, at the Gringo CafA© in Ipanema on Thursday, April 24th from 7-11PM.
Riders from 21 nations gathered at the ends of the earth, the Chilean Andes, this weekend, for the stage-setting opening event of the 2014 Enduro World Series.
The sleepy Colombian town that was Gabriel Garcia Marquez's birthplace and inspired him to write "One Hundred Years of Solitude" mourned its Nobel Prize-winning author on Friday with music, candles and flowers.
Tropical and sultry, its candy-colored colonial houses draped with bougainvillea and its plazas buzzing with fruit vendors and flamboyantly costumed dancers, Cartagena carries a heady whiff of the exotic.
The world's largest ever swarm of genetically modified mosquitoes has been released in a Brazilian town to combat dengue -- a leading cause of illness and fatality in several Latin Mercosur group countries, except for Uruguay.
It is with profound sadness that FINN heard over FIRS that Miss Vivienne Perkins passed away at the King Edward memorial Hospital in Stanley on the morning of Monday, 14 April 2014.
Two of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, guerrillas died in an operation in a rural area outside Tame, a city in Arauca.
Hundreds of protesters rallied on Sunday to demand the "resurrection" of Venezuelan democracy while effigies of both President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leaders were paraded for burning in a local Easter Day tradition.