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3 hrs ago | Utility Products

Enel Green Power breaks ground on Chile wind farm

Enel Green Power began construction of the 61 MW Talinay Poniente wind farm in Chile 's Coquimbo region, according to Business News Americas. The $140 million project will supply some 160 GWh annually, a company release said, and is scheduled to begin operations in the first half of 2015.

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Related Topix: Chile, World News, Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

8 hrs ago | WGBH

'Breaking Bad' Fans Get Their Fix In Spanish

Well, all you need - as the show's chemistry teacher-turned-drug dealer, Walter White, might say - is "a little tweak of chemistry." Turn Walter White into Walter Blanco.

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Related Topix: Breaking Bad, Entertainment, Television, Albuquerque, NM, World News, Colombia,

12 hrs ago | Reuters

UPDATE 1-Brazil confident new rules will protect existing oil rights

Brazilian regulators said on Tuesday they were confident that new regulations will trump provisions of the country's 2010 oil law that threaten to strip oil companies such as Royal Dutch Shell Plc of rights to operate major oil fields. "We're pretty sure that the rules will stand up to any legal challenge," Thiago Macedo, the lead attorney for oil regulator ANP, said at an industry event.

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Related Topix: Brazil, World News,

Tue Sep 16, 2014

KTMF

Brazil election may change diplomatic direction

12, 2014 file photo, Brazil's President and Workers Party presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff waves to supporters during a campaign rally in Sao Goncalo, metropolitan region of Rio de Janeiro. . FILE- In this Aug. 30, 2014, file photo, Marina Silva, Brazilian Socialist Party presidential candidate, campaigns in the Rocinha slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Related Topix: World News, Brazil, Dilma Rousseff,

KTEN-TV Denison

Brazil election may change diplomatic direction

12, 2014 file photo, Brazil's President and Workers Party presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff waves to supporters during a campaign rally in Sao Goncalo, metropolitan region of Rio de Janeiro. . FILE- In this Aug. 30, 2014, file photo, Marina Silva, Brazilian Socialist Party presidential candidate, campaigns in the Rocinha slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Related Topix: World News, Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Stifling heat takes the air out of Mexican Independence Day...

Ruben Rodriguez, 70, of Victorville, dances to live music while waving the Mexican flag during Mexican Independence Day at Olvera Street in Los Angeles on Tuesday. LOS ANGELES >> Four decades ago Ruben Rodriguez, 70, moved from New York to Los Angeles.

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Related Topix: North America, World News, Mexico, Mexico, NY, Peru, Weather

The Washington Post

Venezuelan protesters discuss explosives in video

Two Venezuelan activists recently deported by Colombia have surfaced in a video that purportedly shows them discussing plans to stockpile weapons and launch attacks on government targets in apparent attempt to destabilize President Nicolas Maduro's rule. The video, which aired Monday night on a TV program known for battering the government's foes, apparently contains excerpts from a Skype video conference Lorent Saleh and Gabriel Valles had with an unidentified third person, whose voice is distorted.

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Related Topix: World News, Colombia

CBS News

Brazilian archbishop robbed at gunpoint in Rio

The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro escaped injury during a robbery by three gunmen, the city's archdiocese said Tuesday. Rio archdiocese spokesman Adionel Carlos da Cunha said the robbery occurred Monday night when Cardinal Orani Joao Tempesta was being driven to a local radio station to participate in a debate.

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Related Topix: World News, Brazil, Roman Catholic Church, Religion,

Lake Country Sun

Review: Mendes spreads joy of Brazil's music

Sergio Mendes continues his mission of spreading the joy of Brazilian music to a global audience on new album "Magic." That mission began nearly 50 years ago when he helped merge bossa nova with jazz and enjoyed commercial success with Brasil '66's bossa nova-flavored arrangements of pop tunes.

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Related Topix: World News, Brazil, Jazz, The Black Eyed Peas, Stacy Ferguson, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop

The Economist

Minecraft

BONANZA, a tropical town in north-eastern Nicaragua, has attracted gold miners since 1880. Still true to its name, it yields over a thousand kilos of the metal every year.

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Related Topix: Landslide, Weather, World News, Colombia

Switched

No, These Cyclers Aren't Half Naked, But Their Uniforms Have Been Deemed 'Unacceptable'

A Colombian women's cycling team uniform is causing quite a stir. As some point out, the garment's light-colored section appears to make the riders look partially nude.

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Related Topix: World News, Colombia

Hospitality Net

Wyndham Hotel Group Signs Deal with Pronobis for Quito Airport Hotel

QUITO, Ecuador - Wyndham Hotel Group, the world's largest hotel company with approximately 7,540 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation , today announced the signing of a franchise agreement for the Wyndham Quito Airport Gran Condor, the first Wyndham Hotels and ResortsA property in Ecuador's capital city. The full-service, 146-room property, which is owned by Pronobis, is the only hotel on the new international airport grounds.

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Related Topix: World News, Ecuador, Travel, Ecuador Travel,

Mon Sep 15, 2014

West Australian

Venezuela airline crisis makes travellers ever more inventive

Buses across jungle borders, boats through Caribbean waters and private flights from small airfields have become a new norm for departing Venezuela as a multi-billion dollar pay dispute turns the country into something of a 'no-fly' zone. Major international airlines have slashed seat availability by half since last year, pulling many routes entirely in a spat with Venezuela's socialist government about the repatriation of $3.6 billion in ticket revenue.

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Related Topix: World News, Venezuela, Travel, Venezuela Travel, Ecuador, Colombia Travel

The Washington Post

Brazil's indigenous seek out city, end up in slums

They huddle in a tight circle, shaking seed-filled maracas and shuffling in time to a rhythm that has pulsed through their tribes for generations. The dancers raise their voices in song, conjuring an ancient spirit that vibrates above the traffic roaring from a nearby expressway and the beat of funk music blasting from a neighbor's loudspeaker.

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Related Topix: Brazil, World News,

ABC News

Brazil's Indigenous Seek out City, End up in Slums

They huddle in a tight circle, shaking seed-filled maracas and shuffling in time to a rhythm that has pulsed through their tribes for generations. The dancers raise their voices in song, conjuring an ancient spirit that vibrates above the traffic roaring from a nearby expressway and the beat of funk music blasting from a neighbor's loudspeaker.

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Related Topix: Brazil, World News,

Silicon Alley Insider

After Standoff, Vale And China's Cosco Both Claim Shipping Victory

In the end, the answer to Brazilian miner Vale's Chinese shipping problem turned out to be in the problem itself. Valemax mega-ships - designed to cut the costs of transporting iron ore to China - have not been allowed to dock at Chinese ports, stalling the miner's $4 billion strategy.

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Related Topix: Brazil, World News

Examiner.com

Destination Ecuador announces 2014 rates for Huaorani Ecolodge program

Ecuador's leading purveyor of extraordinary nature and cultural experiences, Tropic , announces that 2014 rates will remain unchanged for 2015 programs at its award-winning Huaorani Ecolodge in Ecuador's Amazon. Guests will also benefit from new shared departures on multi-day Galapagos programs, a 24/7 concierge phone connection and exclusive transfers services.

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Related Topix: Ecuador, World News,

Jerusalem Post

The Shabbos Project in Latin America

With only five weeks to go until the big Shabbat of October 24/25, we bring you a round-up of Shabbos Project activities taking place across Latin America. A team in Buenos Aires prepares for the Shabbos Project's October 24/25 weekend..

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Related Topix: World News, South Africa, Brazil, Life, Holidays, Hanukkah

National Public Radio

'Nude' Or Not, Women's Cycling Team Uniform Makes Waves

If one goal of the uniforms for a women's cycling team from Colombia is to attract attention, they're a smashing success. Some observers are calling the outfits - which in photos seem to feature a swatch of flesh-tone-colored fabric in their lower region - "rude," "wrong," and a "disaster."

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Related Topix: World News, Colombia

Utility Products

Chile to study impact of transmission interconnection

Chile 's national energy commission issued a call for a study that evaluates the socioeconomic impact of a trunk line transmission interconnection project that would link the northern SING and central SIC grids. CNE plans to have the interconnection complete by 2020 as part of President Michelle Bachelet 's 2014-18 energy agenda, which seeks to get the public more involved in the planning of generation and transmission projects.

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Related Topix: Chile, World News, Michelle Bachelet, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

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