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1 hr ago | Hispanically Speaking

4 FARC Rebels Killed, One Female Guerrilla Captured

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.

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Related Topix: World News, Colombia

5 hrs ago | Reuters

Venezuelan protesters hold Easter rally, plan to burn Maduro effigies

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.

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Related Topix: Venezuela, Hugo Chavez

10 hrs ago | Selkirk Today

Scott of Antarctic p-p-picks up penguin scarf made in Selkirk

An 85-year-old Peebles adventure-seeker returned fresh from the Antartic, having discovered possibly Selkirk's farthest travelled tartan.

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Related Topix: Falkland Islands, World News

14 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Forest fire destroys 150 homes in Chilean city

Authorities say a large forest fire that is covering the Chilean city of Valparaiso in smoke has destroyed at least 150 homes and is forcing evacuations.

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

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Inside Colombia

Colombia investigating increases in earthquakes in the country's oil-producing region

Colombian authorities are working with Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. to investigate an increase in seismic activity in the nation's biggest oil-producing area.

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Related Topix: World News, Colombia, Geology, Science

BBC News

Easter deaths spark Brazil protests

Residents of a poor neighbourhood near the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro have set fire to vehicles in protest at the deaths of two people in incidents involving the police.

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Related Topix: Brazil, World News,

Suria

Powerful 7.5 magnitude quake strikes off...

A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 struck off Papua New Guinea late Saturday night, the US Geological Survey said.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Papua New Guinea, Oceania, World News, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Geology, Science, Brazil,

WOI-TV West Des Moines

Deadline lapses in Peru for illegal gold miners

13, 2013 aerial file photo shows tailings produced by informal mining in Peru's Madre de Dios region.

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Related Topix: World News, Peru,

The Rio Times

Going to the Movies in Rio this Easter Weekend: Daily

Movie theaters in Rio de Janeiro are offering a wide range of options for movie buffs of all ages during this holiday weekend.

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Related Topix: Rio, World News, Brazil

BroadwayWorld.com

Dhrama: the Remarkable Dialogue Between Krishna and Arjuna to Run...

Noted Brazilian actors Luca Bianchi and Lvia de Bueno will perform the North American and English language premiere of "DHRAMA: The Remarkable Dialogue Between Krishna and Arjuna" at Teatro LATEA in Clemente Soto Vlez Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk Street, May 22 to June 8. Written by famed Brazilian playwright/screenwriter/director Joo Falco and ... (more)

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Related Topix: World News, Brazil, Theater, Arts, Ballet, Opinion

The Telegraph

A life worth waiting for in solitude for hundred years

Gabriel Garcia Marquez listens to a speech during the New Journalism Prize awards ceremony at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Monterrey, Mexico, on October 2, 2007.

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Related Topix: Journalism, Arts, Literature, Colombia

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Reuters

Brazilian tycoon Batista investigated for financial crimes -reports

Brazils federal police have opened an investigation into former billionaire Eike Batista for financial crimes, including insider trading, manipulation of markets and money laundering, Brazilian media reported on Friday.

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Related Topix: Brazil, World News, Economics News, Bankruptcy,

The Globe and Mail

Artist photographs one Torontonian from every country in the world

Originally from Bangladesh, Nadia Alam explains how Toronto is home 'because it's the first place [she] called home.'

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Related Topix: Brazil, World News

Evening News

Photo gallery: Adorable baby primate is newest addition to Banham Zoo

It may only be a week old but a rare addition to Banham Zoo is already monkeying around with its family.

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Related Topix: Brazil, World News

Inside Colombia

Acid Attacks in Colombia Get Attention

Viviana Hernandez sells beauty products door to door in Neiva, a Colombian city where daytime temperatures regularly soar to 90 degrees.

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Related Topix: World News, Colombia

Mashable

Riot Gear: How Protesters Around the World Suit Up

Many of the photos coming out of Venezuela, Ukraine, Thailand and Turkey over the past 10 months are images of violent disarray.

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Related Topix: Riot, World News, Venezuela, Ukraine,

Thu Apr 17, 2014

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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Related Topix: Chile, World News

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