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2 hrs ago | The News Tribune

FIFA fines Argentina for protest banner

Several players stood behind the slogan "Las Malvinas son Argentinas" on the field at a June 7 friendly against Slovenia in Buenos Aires.


Related Topix: Falkland Islands, World News

2 hrs ago | The Raw Story

UN urges Chile to allow abortion in some cases

The UN Human Rights Committee asked Chile Thursday to make exceptions to its ban on abortion in cases of rape, incest and the health of the mother.


Related Topix: Chile, World News, Michelle Bachelet

5 hrs ago | Bella's Bolivia Blog

Jul 25, The Bolivia Road of Death. Worlds Most Dangerous Road.

The Bolivia Road of Death is an 80-90 kilometer stretch leading from La Paz, Bolivia to the small city of Coroico , located to the North in the Bolivian yungas, a jungle high in the Andes mountains.


Related Topix: Bolivia, World News, Bolivia Travel,

9 hrs ago | The Age

African megacities look to cable cars as traffic solution to relieve congested streets

An engineer on the rooftop of a cable car station in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. African cities are looking to install similar systems to help relieve congested roads.

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Related Topix: World News, Brazil, Malawi, Uganda, Africa, Nigeria,

Thu Jul 24, 2014

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

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,

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,


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

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,

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