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2 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider
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.
6 hrs ago | Examiner.com
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.
6 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post
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..
9 hrs ago | National Public Radio
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."
11 hrs ago | Utility Products
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.
15 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald
The president of the International Cycling Union says the flesh-colored uniforms worn by a Colombian women's cycling team are "unacceptable." The uniform, with a flesh-colored section between stomach and thighs, was worn by IDRD-Bogota Humana-San Mateo-Solgar riders at the Tour of Tuscany in Italy over the weekend.
The 19 coordinators of Butterflies, a women's rights network in Colombia, which also has 100 core volunteers. They put their lives on the line to assist forcibly displaced women and those who have been subject to sexual or physical violence.
The Ariane 5 rocket launched the satellite from the European space centre at Kourou, French Guiana. The logo of Germany's biggest commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG on a satellite dish at the headquarters in Unterfoehring, near Munich in this February 26, 2014 file photo.
A Colombian ladies' cycling team taking part in one of Italy's most important cycling races has raised eyebrows for their outfit, international cycling media reported on Saturday. The outfit of the team, sponsored by the city government of Bogota, is made of a skin-color fabric around the sportswomen's waste and hips, curiously accentuating the cyclists' private parts.
The Victims and Restitution of Lands Law - considered the most important human rights initiative of President Juan Manuel Santos' administration - seeks to reestablish within ten years the rights of citizens dispossessed of their properties or forced to abandon them due to violence since January 1991. "Colombia is the only country in the world that is going ahead with the restitution of lands in the middle of an armed conflict," said Ricardo Sabogal, director of the Land Restitution Unit .
Senior Nationalists have drawn up plans to demand a 30billion 'divorce settlement' from the UK if Scotland votes Yes to independence. They want talks to begin 'within days' of a Yes vote, expecting Westminster to agree to what would be the most expensive break-up of any country in the history of international relations.
Stacked inside the shroud of an Ariane 5 rocket, two commercial television broadcasting satellites for Malaysian and Australian telecommunications companies blasted off from French Guiana on Thursday. The Measat 3b and Optus 10 spacecraft rocketed away from a launch pad in Kourou, French Guiana, at 2205 GMT , riding on top of an 18-story Ariane 5 booster to begin 15-year missions to broadcast television programming to millions of customers in the Asia-Pacific.
Leaked US diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks show sought to stop President Rafael Correa from pushing ahead with a constituent assembly to draft a new, more progressive, constitution. In November 2006, leftist candidate Rafael Correa won the second round of the Ecuadorian presidential election with 57% of the vote, compare with his conservative opponent, Alvaro Noboa, who won 43%.
Venezuelan security forces have arrested 64 people during renewed demonstrations against President Nicolas Maduro's government in the capital as well as the city of Barquisimeto, a rights group said on Saturday. The detentions came on Friday when mostly student demonstrators organised protests to coincide with seven months since the Feb. 12 start of a major wave of demonstrations.
The Rio de Janeiro prosecutor's office has asked a federal court to freeze financial assets and up to 1.5 billion reais worth of property from Eike Batista, accusing the fallen Brazilian tycoon of market manipulation. In a statement on Saturday, the prosecutor's office said that Batista deceived investors with a "simulated" promise two years ago to invest $1 billion in oil company OGX, now known as Oleo e Gas Participacoes SA, if shares fell to a certain level.
Gaze eastward from the shores of huge Lake Nicaragua, and they seem almost like a mirage: Twin volcanoes thrusting out of the water, one of them a towering cone of cinder and ash, the other jacketed in verdant jungle. Perhaps it was the clouds that shrouded the twin peaks.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 06:17 pm
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