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3 hrs ago | Reuters

Brazil's Rousseff looks weak, but so do her election rivals

With Brazil's economy struggling, a scandal at its state-run oil company and nearly three-quarters of voters saying they want change from their government, President Dilma Rousseff looks vulnerable in her bid for re-election this October.

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7 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

Bolivia's Morales files Hague documents in sea access claim against Chile

Bolivian President Evo Morales personally handed over documents at the International Court of Justice on Tuesday that support his country's claim against Chile in an ongoing case that it hopes will win it back the sea access it lost over a century ago.

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Related Topix: Chile, World News, Netherlands, Michelle Bachelet

11 hrs ago | The Times

Chouest invests $425M in deepwater port facility

GALLIANO -- Galliano shipbuilder and oilfield service provider Edison Chouest will invest more than $400 million in deepwater port facilities in Brazil.

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Related Topix: Brazil, World News,

12 hrs ago | Crofs Blogs

Chile: Bachelet announces presidential delegates, master plan for quake and fire zones

La presidente Michelle Bachelet nombrarA delegados presidenciales para ValparaA so y las regiones afectadas por el terremoto en el norte del paA s, anunciando de paso un plan maestro para la reconstrucciA3n tras el mega incendio que afectA3 la comuna puerto.

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Related Topix: Michelle Bachelet, Chile, World News, Earthquake, Natural Disasters,

Tue Apr 15, 2014

National Public Radio

Cuban Doctors In Eye Of Venezuelan Hurricane

When Judith Faraiz's son was near death after a severe motorcycle accident, she put his life in the hands of God and Cuban doctors.

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Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Central America, Venezuela, Fidel Castro

Greenwich Citizen

Chile leader to relocate Valparaiso fire victims

A woman walks through the remains of a house destroyed by a wildfire, in Valparaiso, Tuesday April 15, 2014.

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

WDBO-AM Orlando

Full lunar eclipse delights Americas, 1st of year

The Earth's shadow is cast over the surface of the moon as a total lunar eclipse is seen though a Magnolia tree top in the sky over Tyler, Texas at 2:57 CDT on Tuesday morning, April 15, 2014.

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Related Topix: Tyler, TX, World News, Paraguay, Science / Technology, NASA

EDGE

Chilean Pastor Blames Inferno on Civil Unions Bill

A woman walks through the remains of a house destroyed by a wildfire, in Valparaiso, Tuesday April 15, 2014.

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

BBC News

Climate fears over Colombia drought

Colombian cattleman Daniel Cuadra: "I don't know what the future holds, but we need to prepare ourselves because next year could be worse."

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Related Topix: Colombia, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture, Science, Global Warming

Hudson Hub-Times

Fight continues against wildfires at Chilean port

With all of Valparaiso under military rule early Tuesday, 5,000 firefighters, police, forest rangers, soldiers, sailors and civil defense workers joined in a mammoth fight against wildfires licking around the hilltop shantytowns of this picturesque port city.

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Related Topix: Chile, World News, Michelle Bachelet

West Sussex Today

A real recipe for chocolate success...

Suzanne James and Carlos Mendez, of Raw Goodies, produce tiny batches of chocolate from cacao beans, using adapted household appliances and a workshop at the bottom of their garden in Queen Street, Worthing.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Chocolate, Recipes, Home Gardening, Home, World News, Peru,

Mon Apr 14, 2014

RTE.ie

Dozens of dead babies found in Brazilian hospital

The remains of 40 newborn babies and foetuses have been found abandoned in a Brazilian hospital morgue, some forgotten for years, authorities have said.

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Related Topix: Brazil, World News,

AlertNet

Two NY broker-dealer execs charged in Venezuelan bribery case

Two former executives of a defunct New York broker-dealer were indicted Monday as part of a widening U.S. investigation into foreign bribery involving their employer and Venezuelan state economic development banks.

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Related Topix: World News, Venezuela,

Greenwich Citizen

Brazil's modern capital gets a taste of football

Locally known as the Mane Garrincha Stadium, the 70,000-capacity Estadio Nacional in Brasilia was completed last year for the Confederations Cup and will host seven matches at this year's World Cup.

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TheDenverChannel

Raging inferno in Chile burns 1,000 homes A raging fire leaped from...

Winter Weather Advisory issued April 13 at 5:47AM MDT expiring April 14 at 12:00AM MDT in effect for: Grand, Jackson, Summit Winter Weather Advisory issued April 13 at 5:47AM MDT expiring April 14 at 12:00AM MDT in effect for: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson, Larimer, Weld Winter Storm Warning issued April 13 at ... (more)

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Related Topix: Fire, Chile, World News, Jefferson, CO, Broomfield, CO, Alamosa, CO, Saguache, CO

International Business Times

Chile Fires: 12 Dead, 2,000 Homes Gutted Down, Thousands Evacuated

Chilean President Michelle Bachalet has declared a state of emergency in Valparaiso as a 2-day-old fire continued to ravage the city, killing at least 12 people.

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

Sun Apr 13, 2014

The Miami Herald

Chile fire toll: 12 dead; 2,000 homes destroyed

Jeffrey Soffer, left, and his sister Jackie Soffer, right. Jeffrey is chairman and CEO and Jackie, principal, of the family owned Turnberry Associates, which owns the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Aventura Mall, and Turnberry Isle Miami.

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Related Topix: Chile, World News, Fire, Michelle Bachelet

Reuters

UPDATE 5-Blaze in Chilean port city kills 11, destroys 1,200 houses

At least 12 people were killed and 2,000 houses destroyed over the weekend by a fire that devastated parts of the Chilean port city of Valparaiso, as authorities evacuated thousands and sent in aircraft to battle the blaze.

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Related Topix: Chile, World News, Fire, Costa Rica,

KKTV

At Least 16 Dead in Chilean Fire

Rain and snow have developed across El Paso and Teller Counties during the mid-morning hours.

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Related Topix: Chile, World News, Teller County, CO,

Canada.com

7 dead in Chile forest fire; 500 homes destroyed, thousands evacuated

A raging fire leaped from hilltop to hilltop in this colorful port city, killing at least 16 people and destroying more than 500 homes.

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

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