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43 min ago | The News Tribune

Venezuela's economic crisis catches up with malls

In this Jan. 28, 2014 photo, a shoe display sits empty inside a store at the Tolon Mall in Caracas, Venezuela.


Related Topix: World News, Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, Cellphones

3 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Colombia president reinstates ousted Bogota mayor

In this March 19, 2014, file photo, Bogota's Mayor Gustavo Petro speaks to supporters from a balcony of the city hall in Bogota, Colombia.


Related Topix: World News, Colombia

4 hrs ago |

Happy Birthday Taio Cruz: 7 things about this a Break Your Hearta singer you ought to know

Jacob Taio Cruz, known to us as Taio Cruz was born on 23rd May, 1985. He is a love child of a Nigerian father and Brazilian mother.


Related Topix: Dance, Brazil, World News

9 hrs ago | Portland Tribune

'Begging Sux ... Compassion Doesn't ...'

You've seen him at freeway on-ramps and off-ramps in Oregon City and at strip malls in Milwaukie and Oak Grove.


Related Topix: Oregon City, OR, Milwaukie, OR, World News, Brazil

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Urban hero takes on establishment in Colombia presidential race

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.


Related Topix: World News, Colombia

Violence erupts in Rio slum near Olympic venues

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.


Related Topix: Brazil, World News

Houston Chronicle

Brazil investigators: death of ex-prez accidental

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.


Related Topix: Brazil, World News,

The Fresno Bee

Mexico editor: Garcia Marquez left manuscript

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.


Related Topix: Colombia, Arts, Literature, Mexico

Two killed in Paraguay prison riot

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.


Related Topix: Riot, World News, Paraguay

ABC News

Colombia Arrests 10 Cocaine Smugglers at Airport

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.


Related Topix: Drugs, World News, Colombia


One-Armed Biker Leads as Paulistas Take to Cycling

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.


Related Topix: Brazil, World News

Jerusalem Post

Material man

Brazilian artist and photographer Vik Muniz opens up about his signature style, collaborating with kids and why art is a powerful tool.


Related Topix: World News, Brazil, Family, Kids, Photography, Arts,

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Colombians Fight 'Columbia' Misspelling

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.


Related Topix: World News, Colombia, Washington DC, Twitter, Startups, Facebook, Marketing, Opinion

The Rio Times

Rio Writer MixUp: Bloggers' Edition on April 24th: Daily

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.


Related Topix: Blog News, World News, Brazil, Journalism


Jesse Melamed (CAN) [P] Rocky Mountain - Urge Rally Team

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.


Related Topix: Chile, World News,

Lincoln Daily News

Mourning and memories in Garcia Marquez's languid hometown

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.


Related Topix: World News, Colombia, Home Listing, Home

Your Next Long Weekend Escape: Cartagena

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.


Related Topix: Life, Fruits, Food, Home Listing, Home, World News, Colombia, Colombia Travel, Travel, Public Relations,

Free Republic

Brazil To Fight Dengue With GM Mosquitoes

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.


Related Topix: Brazil, World News

One Direction's 'You & I' music video premieres; 1D leisure activities revealed

One Direction in the "You & I" music video. Pictured from left to right: Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson.


Related Topix: Colombia, World News, Peru, Chile, Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Falkland Islands News Network

Miss Vivienne Perkins 1934 to 2014

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.


Related Topix: Falkland Islands, World News