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News on South America continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

47 min ago | The Republic

Silva surges ahead in Brazil's presidential vote

Brazil's once humdrum presidential race now resembles one of the country's famed soap operas, with a newcomer thrust into the spotlight by a plane crash and the longtime favorite reeling from a one-two punch of bad news.


Related Topix: Brazil, IN, World News, Brazil, Dilma Rousseff,

4 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

Canadians among the 10 dead, 24 injured in Bolivia tourist bus crash

Bolivian police say eight foreign tourists are among the 10 people killed when a bus returning to La Paz from the Salar de Uyuni salt flats ran off the highway and crashed.


Related Topix: Bolivia, World News

7 hrs ago | Suria

Ecuador women turn to boxing to fight...

After surviving a harrowing rape attempt, Any Hurtado took up boxing -- and found herself surrounded by other Ecuadoran women using their fists for protection in a country torn by sexual violence.


Related Topix: Ecuador, World News

11 hrs ago | South Yorkshire Times

Falklands war remembered with new Doncaster memorial

Fifty veterans joined civic leaders at the Aeroventure Museum at Lakeside for the unveiling of a statue in honour of the 255 British servicemen and three Falkland islanders who died in battle.


Related Topix: Falkland Islands, World News

15 hrs ago | Al Jazeera

Feared Colombian militia leader arrested

A former head of a feared Colombian militia that was linked to more than 5,000 murders and a spate of disappearances has been arrested in Panama, Colombian police said.


Related Topix: World News, Colombia

19 hrs ago | AlertNet

Silence surrounds Colombia's 92,000 disappeared - " ICRC

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Related Topix: World News, Colombia,

22 hrs ago | Caribbean News Now!

Suriname president's son pleads guilty to drug trafficking and terrorism charges

Also, for the convenience of our readers and the online community generally, we have reproduced the complete Caribbean Net News archives from 2004 to 2010 here .


Related Topix: Drugs, Suriname, World News, Terrorism, Prison

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Colombia arrests suspected drug trafficker for major Mexico cartel

Colombian authorities have arrested a Costa Rican man accused of trafficking shipments of cocaine to the United States on behalf of Mexico's infamous Sinaloa cartel.


Related Topix: Drugs, World News, Colombia, Prison, Mexico,


Colombian accused in 5,000-plus killings arrested

Panamanian authorities say they have arrested a fugitive Colombian right-wing militia leader accused in more than 5,000 murders who officials say was posing as a construction company owner.


Related Topix: World News, Colombia

The Republic

BRIC wall: Brazil's economy slips into a recession

Brazil's economy, once an emerging-market darling, fell into recession, according to government data released Friday, as millions of new middle class citizens tightened their belts and further dampened a credit-driven spending spree.


Related Topix: Brazil, IN, World News, Brazil, Travel, Brazil Travel, Uruguay Travel, South America Travel, Brazil, Uruguay Travel, Dilma Rousseff,

US News & World Report

Congress Must Confirm U.S. Ambassadors to Latin America

A critical element in this summer's surge of unaccompanied minors from Central America was a campaign of rumors spread by smuggling networks about U.S. immigration policy.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Chile, World News, US Politics, Joe Biden, Michelle Bachelet, Opinion

BBC News

Brazil's economy enters recession

Economic output, GDP, fell by 0.6% in the three months to June, worse than analysts had predicted, and revised figures for the first quarter of the year also showed a fall of 0.2%.


Related Topix: World News, Brazil, Dilma Rousseff,

The Ecologist

Drought hits Sao Paulo - what drought?

Sao Paulo, South America's biggest city, is suffering its worst drought in over a century, writes Jan Rocha, with rivers and reservoirs running dry.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, World News, Brazil, Agriculture, Science


Chile Is Poised To Pass South America's First Carbon Tax

It's a big year for fighting climate change in Chile. A carbon tax is set to go before its House of Representatives next week, as part of a larger tax reform package that includes measures intended to fight air pollution and climate change.


Related Topix: Chile, World News, Canada, US News, Liberal Political News

Thu Aug 28, 2014

BBC News

Brazil Amazon loggers arrested

Brazilian police conducting an operation against a gang suspected of destroying large tracts of the Amazon rainforest have arrested eight people.


Related Topix: World News, Brazil, Agriculture, Science,

JD Supra

Brazil revises law on tax treatment of cross-border payments for data centers located abroad

From the Tax department of Campos Mello Advogados* Newly published Brazilian Interpretative Act N. 7/2014 expresses the Brazilian IRS's view regarding the tax treatment applicable to cross-border payments for the use of data centers located abroad.


Related Topix: Brazil, World News,

Brandon Sun

Argentina's YPF in $550M deal with Petronas to develop shale oil in Patagonia formation

Argentina has reached a deal with Malaysian national oil company Petronas to help develop what is believed to be among the largest shale oil deposits in the world.


Related Topix: Argentina, World News

The Washington Post

A group of people demonstrate outside the site where is held the National Forum of Victims is being held in Cali, Colombia.


Related Topix: World News, Colombia,

The Age

Sailor makes history as first openly gay member of Chile's military

Santiago: An active naval serviceman has become the first member of the Chilean military to reveal he is gay in a groundbreaking admission in this conservative Catholic country.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Chile, World News, Michelle Bachelet

International Business Times

Ice Bucket Challenge: Tom Cruise Accepts Hugh Jackman's ALS...

Actor Tom Cruise poses on the red carpet during the Brazil premiere of the movie "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" in Rio de Janeiro December 14, 2011.


Related Topix: Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol, Mission: Impossible, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Action Movies, Adventure, Celebrities, Tom Cruise, World News, Brazil, Austria,