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3 hrs ago | The Mississippi Press

Sailors, marines aboard Ingalls-built America train with Colombian marines

Only five days after their departure from the Ingalls Shipyard, sailors and marines aboard LHA 6 America began a three-day exercise with Colombian marines at the International Center for Amphibious Training located in Covenas, Colombia.


Related Topix: World News, Colombia, US Military, US Marine Corps, US News

7 hrs ago | Nerve News

Seven killed in Peru bus accident

At least seven people were killed and 37 were injured Thursday when a passenger bus crashed and turned over in Peru's mountainous Andean region, media reports said.


Related Topix: Peru, World News,

11 hrs ago |

Florida Sen. Rubio cites case of jailed opposition leader in latest...

López's wife made a public plea to U.S. and international leaders this week , saying her husband had been jailed on trumped-up charges by what she called the weak and frightened regime of President Nicolas Maduro.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, World News, Venezuela,

16 hrs ago | Reuters

UPDATE 1-Brazil miner Vale posts record Q2 iron ore production

Brazilian miner Vale said on Thursday its iron ore output in the second quarter was a record high for the period, up 12.6 percent from a year earlier, as it ramped up production to win back market share from Australian rivals.


Related Topix: Brazil

20 hrs ago | Daily Times

13 rebels killed in Colombia fighting : July 24, 2014,

BOGOTA: The Colombian army killed at least 13 leftist guerrillas early Wednesday in two separate engagements, the defense ministry said.


Related Topix: World News, Colombia,

Yesterday | Global Voices Online

Three Anti-World Cup Activists Accuse Brazil of Political...

Brazil traded a military dictatorship for democracy nearly 30 years ago, but some are accusing the country, fresh off hosting the World Cup, of creating political refugees all the same.


Related Topix: Activism, World News, Brazil,

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Hispanically Speaking

Unlicensed Gold Mine Collapses in Colombia, 2 Dead and 17 Missing

The collapse of an unlicensed, open-pit gold mine Wednesday in the southwestern Colombian province of Cauca left at least two dead and 17 missing, authorities said.


Related Topix: World News, Colombia

The York Daily Record

Patriotic parade at big Peru psychiatric hospital

Patients and staff at Peru's largest psychiatric hospital put on a patriotic parade at the facility Wednesday to celebrate the 93rd anniversary of the country's independence from Spain.


Related Topix: Peru, World News,

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Finding The Anthropology In Latin Dance Music

Jorge Drexler 's songs have been called introspective and literate. He's been compared to Paul Simon .


Related Topix: Anthropology, Science, Dance, Dance Music, Bolivia, World News, University of Southern California

Redlands Daily Facts

Cuisine of Colombia comes alive at Sabor Latino Grill in Montclair

Have you ever sampled the food of Colombia? I suppose that until their soccer team's impressive run to the 2014 World Cup quarter finals, it's not something you've given much thought.


Related Topix: Colombia, World News, Dining, Life, Food, Bread, Baked Goods, Potatoes, Vegetables, Beef, Meat


UPDATE 1-Argentina debt mediator postpones start of New York talks

A court-appointed mediator in the Argentina debt dispute said he had to push back by a day the start of the latest round of settlement talks on Wednesday because the Argentine delegation "could not get here in time."


Related Topix: Argentina, World News

New Scientist

Brazil to unleash GM-mosquito swarms to fight dengue

Time to unleash the mozzies? Genetically modified mosquitoes will be raised on a commercial scale for the first time, in a bid to stem outbreaks of dengue fever in Brazil.


Related Topix: World News, Brazil, Entomology, Science, University, FL, Tampa, FL, Science / Technology

Inside Colombia

Tax Agency Boss Leaves Country Amid Death Threats

The director of Colombia's tax and customs agency has resigned and left the country after stating he had received death threats from a shadowy businessman with alleged ties to Pablo Escobar's Medellin Cartel and a criminal history spanning at least two decades.


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

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Hispanically Speaking

Brazilian Police Implicated in Killing of Teen Robbery Suspect

Brazilian authorities are investigating two police officers in last month's killing of a 14-year-old boy in Rio de Janeiro, public safety officials said Tuesday.


Related Topix: World News, Brazil, Family, Teenagers


Interview: Brazil's Tourism President on the World Cup Disaster That Wasn't

As the dust from the World Cup settles, Brazil and the one million tourists that visited the country finally have the time to look back on their experiences.


Related Topix: World News, Brazil, Travel, Brazil Travel, Uruguay Travel, South America Travel, Brazil, Uruguay Travel

US cracks down on Caribbean drug trafficking ring

The indictment charges members of the group with generating some $127 million in revenue by trafficking Colombian cocaine from the Dutch Caribbean territory of St. Maarten by boat and plane for almost a decade.


Related Topix: Drugs, World News, Colombia, Lottery

The Village Voice

Botequim Will Bring Brazilian Culture to Union Square in September

Did you have a chance to drop into the Botequim pop-up during the World Cup? Chef-owner Marco Moreira, a native of Brazil, turned the bottom floor of his space at the Hyatt in Union Square into a restaurant that channels his home country's botequims, casual neighborhood restaurants where people meet for drinks and snacks.


Related Topix: Brazil, World News, New York

The Baltimore Sun

Venezuela government moves squatters from 'Tower of David' slum

Venezuelan soldiers and officials began moving hundreds of families on Tuesday out of a half-built 45-story skyscraper that dominates the Caracas skyline and is thought to be the world's tallest slum.


Related Topix: World News, Venezuela, Hugo Chavez

The Arizona Republic

ASU grad, Undie Run co-founder dies on Brazil trip

ASU grad, Undie Run co-founder dies on Brazil trip Brazilian police found his body Friday morning in Rio de Janeiro's Tijuca forest, according to the Daily Mail.


Related Topix: World News, Brazil, Arizona State University

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Hispanically Speaking

Colombian President Vows to Stop Future Presidents From Seeking Re-Election

President Juan Manuel Santos told lawmakers at the opening session of Colombia's Congress that among the priorities of his second administration will be undoing the 2004 constitutional amendment allowing an incumbent head of state to seek re-election.


Related Topix: World News, Colombia, Alvaro Uribe