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2 hrs ago | Switched

No, These Cyclers Aren't Half Naked, But Their Uniforms Have Been Deemed 'Unacceptable'

A Colombian women's cycling team uniform is causing quite a stir. As some point out, the garment's light-colored section appears to make the riders look partially nude.

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Related Topix: World News, Colombia

6 hrs ago | Hospitality Net

Wyndham Hotel Group Signs Deal with Pronobis for Quito Airport Hotel

QUITO, Ecuador - Wyndham Hotel Group, the world's largest hotel company with approximately 7,540 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation , today announced the signing of a franchise agreement for the Wyndham Quito Airport Gran Condor, the first Wyndham Hotels and ResortsA property in Ecuador's capital city. The full-service, 146-room property, which is owned by Pronobis, is the only hotel on the new international airport grounds.

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Related Topix: World News, Ecuador, Travel, Ecuador Travel,

Mon Sep 15, 2014

West Australian

Venezuela airline crisis makes travellers ever more inventive

Buses across jungle borders, boats through Caribbean waters and private flights from small airfields have become a new norm for departing Venezuela as a multi-billion dollar pay dispute turns the country into something of a 'no-fly' zone. Major international airlines have slashed seat availability by half since last year, pulling many routes entirely in a spat with Venezuela's socialist government about the repatriation of $3.6 billion in ticket revenue.

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

The Washington Post

Brazil's indigenous seek out city, end up in slums

They huddle in a tight circle, shaking seed-filled maracas and shuffling in time to a rhythm that has pulsed through their tribes for generations. The dancers raise their voices in song, conjuring an ancient spirit that vibrates above the traffic roaring from a nearby expressway and the beat of funk music blasting from a neighbor's loudspeaker.

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Related Topix: Brazil, World News,

ABC News

Brazil's Indigenous Seek out City, End up in Slums

They huddle in a tight circle, shaking seed-filled maracas and shuffling in time to a rhythm that has pulsed through their tribes for generations. The dancers raise their voices in song, conjuring an ancient spirit that vibrates above the traffic roaring from a nearby expressway and the beat of funk music blasting from a neighbor's loudspeaker.

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Related Topix: Brazil, World News,

Silicon Alley Insider

After Standoff, Vale And China's Cosco Both Claim Shipping Victory

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.

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Related Topix: Brazil, World News

Examiner.com

Destination Ecuador announces 2014 rates for Huaorani Ecolodge program

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.

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Jerusalem Post

The Shabbos Project in Latin America

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..

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Related Topix: World News, South Africa, Brazil, Life, Holidays, Hanukkah

National Public Radio

'Nude' Or Not, Women's Cycling Team Uniform Makes Waves

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."

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Related Topix: World News, Colombia

Utility Products

Chile to study impact of transmission interconnection

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.

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Related Topix: Chile, World News, Michelle Bachelet, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

The New Zealand Herald

Cookson calls women's uniforms 'unacceptable'

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.

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Global Voices Online

Colombian Female Cyclist Uniform Sparks Social Networks

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone. The female team of BogotA Humana, that will take part on the 19 edition of the Giro di Toscana, presented a singular red and yellow uniform that from the waist to the groin has a beige-colored strip with female private parts drawn on it.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Caribbean News Now!

Colombian women's network receives annual UN refugee award

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.

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International Business Times

Optus Successfully Launches Optus 10 Satellite That Will Improve TV,...

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.

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Inside Colombia

Colombia women cycling team outfit raises eyebrows, a lot of eyebrows

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.

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Inside Colombia

Land restitution amid the armed conflict

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 .

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Daily Mail

Our A 30bn divorce: If Scotland leaves, get set to fight over oil, ...

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.

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Related Topix: Falkland Islands, World News

Daily Kos

Nove semanas no Brasil

Ha ha, I feel like Anchower from The Onion . I'm all "Ola amigos. I know it's been a long time since I rapped at ya .

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

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Space.com

Ariane 5 Rocket Launches Measat 3b and Optus 10 Satellites Into Orbit

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.

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Related Topix: World News, French Guiana, Science / Technology

Green Left Weekly

Ecuador: WikiLeaks exposes how US sought to stop democratic process

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%.

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Related Topix: World News, Ecuador, Travel, Ecuador Travel, Rafael Correa,

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