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3 hrs ago | Fodor's

5 Reasons to Visit Cartagena Now

It's easy to see why the writer Gabriel Garca Mrquez fell in love with the charming city of Cartagena on Colombia's northern coast: The city's vibrant UNESCO-protected Old Town, which evokes Florence and New Orleans, is perfect for leisurely stroll along its Spanish-built city walls.

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8 hrs ago | MLive.com

'The executive in the hot seat': GM Ceo Mary Barra makes 'Time 100' influential list

Mary Barra -- the first female to lead a major automaker -- was one of 41 women to make this year's "Time 100."

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

12 hrs ago | The Times-Picayune

Brazil spices New Orleans Jazz Fest 2014 with music, art, parades and more

Giant Brazilian snake invades New Orleans Jazz Fest 2014 . That's the tabloid headline for the smart cultural exchange that will bring nearly 100 Brazilian musicians, dancers, puppeteers, artists, and cooks to the New Orleans Fair Grounds for two weekends between, April 25 - May 4. Don't let the big snake frighten you.

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16 hrs ago | BBC News

Rio police 'to probe' dancer's death

The top security official in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro has said there will be a thorough investigation into the death of a young dancer that triggered clashes in a poor neighbourhood of the city on Tuesday.

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

Fox 23

Family may agree to publish Marquez's lost manuscript

The family of late literary legend Gabriel Garcia Marquez is considering releasing an unpublished manuscript the author chose not to print while he was alive.

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Related Topix: World News, Colombia, Entertainment

WGBH

Brazil Becomes One Of The First To Adopt Internet 'Bill Of Rights'

As the AP reports , the law enshrines access to the Web, guarantees neutrality and "puts limits on the metadata that can be collected from Internet users in Brazil.

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Star-Telegram.com

Chile aims to end dictatorship-era election rules

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet says she is determined to make her country's democracy more representative, and she may have just enough votes in Congress to achieve it.

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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.

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

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.

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India.com

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.

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Related Topix: Dance, Brazil, World News

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.

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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.

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Star-Telegram.com

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.

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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.

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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.

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Iol.co.za

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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Drugs, World News, Colombia

Bloomberg

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.

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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.

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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.

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