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Zika link to new, paralysing disease
Zika link to new, paralysing disease

Causing brain damage in babies and a rare neurological ailment in adults, the Zika virus is also linked to paralysis-causing myelitis.

Zika link to new, paralysing disease
Rio Carnival conquers Zika fears with repellant and samba
Rio Carnival conquers Zika fears with repellant and samba

With crazy costumes, pulsating music the Rio Carnival's top performers swatted aside Zika worries to get down for the world's biggest party

Rio Carnival conquers Zika fears with repellant and samba
Eminem to headline Latin American Lollapalooza fests
Eminem to headline Latin American Lollapalooza fests

Rap superstar Eminem will headline three Latin American editions of the Lollapalooza festival in 2016 after spending a year away from the stage.

Eminem to headline Latin American Lollapalooza fests
Cuban singer Isaac Real and Kazakh music band Aldaspan. ©Nikolai Kolesnikov
Cuban singer Isaac Real records Kara Zhorga song with Kazakh ethnic rock band

Cuban singer Isaac Real and Kazakhstan-based Aldaspan ethnic rock band have recorded a video for their version of a well-known Kazakh folk song Kara Zhorga.

Cuban singer Isaac Real records Kara Zhorga song with Kazakh ethnic rock band
Photo courtesy of fsvps.ru.
Kazakhstan and Mexico to strengthen bilateral cooperation

Kazakhstan and Mexico will strengthen the bilateral cooperation.

Kazakhstan and Mexico to strengthen bilateral cooperation
Obama zings Latin America over economic visions
Obama zings Latin America over economic visions

US President Barack Obama zinged Latin American leaders who have not moved beyond the economic dogma that defined the Cold War era.

Obama zings Latin America over economic visions
Astana Arlans win 3:2. Photo courtesy of vk.com/astana_arlans
Astana Arlans reign in Group B of WSB: Venezuela Caciques lose 2:3

The undefeated Astana Arlans of Kazakhstan travelled to Caracas to face Venezuela Caciques on March 7.

Astana Arlans reign in Group B of WSB: Venezuela Caciques lose 2:3
Photo courtesy of the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan and Venezuela to expand cooperation

Kazakhstan is expanding cooperation with Venezuela as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the latter visits Astana.

Kazakhstan and Venezuela to expand cooperation
Photo © Turar Kazangapov.
11 new ambassadors start working in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan’s Secretary of State Adilbek Dzhaksybekov has received letters of credence from ambassadors of 11 countries.

11 new ambassadors start working in Kazakhstan
Top Latin rocker Gustavo Cerati dead at 55
Top Latin rocker Gustavo Cerati dead at 55

Gustavo Cerati, who became a megastar in Latin America with his brand of showy, arena-friendly rock 'n' roll, died at 55 after four years in a coma.

Top Latin rocker Gustavo Cerati dead at 55
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro holds a photo of former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. ©Reuters/Ueslei Marcelino
Venezuela sings Happy Birthday to late president Chavez

Supporters of Venezuela's former president Hugo Chavez celebrated what would have been his 60th birthday Monday with fireworks, a gun salute -- and the unveiling of a computer font based on the late leader's handwriting.

Venezuela sings Happy Birthday to late president Chavez
Aruba releases Venezuelan wanted in US on drug charges
Aruba releases Venezuelan wanted in US on drug charges

A Venezuelan ex-military intelligence chief arrested by Aruba at the United States' request on drug trafficking charges was freed Sunday and quickly returned home to Caracas, authorities said.

Aruba releases Venezuelan wanted in US on drug charges
Japanese PM opens LatAm tour with Mexico energy deals
Japanese PM opens LatAm tour with Mexico energy deals

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe struck a series of energy deals with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at the start of a five-country Latin American tour.

Japanese PM opens LatAm tour with Mexico energy deals
Xi seeks energy deals in Venezuela
Xi seeks energy deals in Venezuela

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived Sunday in Venezuela, the third leg of a Latin American tour aimed at bolstering trade with the region and sealing energy deals.

Xi seeks energy deals in Venezuela
Putin in Cuba to rekindle Latin America ties
Putin in Cuba to rekindle Latin America ties

President Vladimir Putin visited Russia's Cold War ally Cuba on Friday, launching a tour that will see him cozy up to Latin America amid newly frayed relations with the West.

Putin in Cuba to rekindle Latin America ties
Photo ©astanaopera.kz
Latin dance festival in Astana: Shall we dance?

Dance festival Evolution Summer FEST 2014 starts at Astana Opera from June 21.

Latin dance festival in Astana: Shall we dance?
Former Argentine President and current senator Carlos Menem. ©Reuters/Enrique Marcarian
Argentina's ex-president Menem to testify on death of son

Argentina's former president Carlos Menem has been ordered to testify at a new inquiry into the 1995 death of his son in a helicopter crash, judicial sources said.

Argentina's ex-president Menem to testify on death of son
©Reuters/Norma Connolly-CayCompass
Four killed trying to leave Cuba illegally: authorities

Four people were killed while trying to leave Cuba illegally by sea and six suspects have been arrested, authorities said.

Four killed trying to leave Cuba illegally: authorities
©Reuters/Joe Skipper
Eight dancers defect from Cuba's National Ballet

A group of eight dancers with Cuba's prestigious National Ballet defected to the United States after an event in Puerto Rico, the father of one of the dancers said.

Eight dancers defect from Cuba's National Ballet
El Salvador joins cut-rate oil grouping
El Salvador joins cut-rate oil grouping

El Salvador on Monday announced it has joined Petrocaribe, the Venezuelan energy subsidy program that gives access to cut-rate oil.

El Salvador joins cut-rate oil grouping