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Venezuela limits access to dollars at official rate Venezuela said Wednesday it would allow only importers of high priority goods like food to buy dollars at the official rate, forcing others to pay nearly twice that.
23 января 2014
Lighting costs Rio's iconic Christ statue tip of thumb The iconic statue of Jesus overlooking Rio de Janeiro, one of the city's most recognizable landmarks, has lost a thumb tip to lightening, a report said Friday.
19 января 2014
Two Argentine reporters die in crash while covering Dakar Rally Two members of an Argentine news team covering the Dakar Rally died Thursday when the car they were driving in fell into a ravine, the Super Rally magazine said.
10 января 2014
Former Miss Venezuela shot dead in front of daughter Gunmen shot dead a former Miss Venezuela and her British-born partner in front of their five-year-old daughter, who was wounded in an attack that dismayed the crime-plagued nation, authorities said Tuesday.
08 января 2014
'Exceptionally rare' conjoined whales found in Mexico Fishermen have found two conjoined gray whale calves in a northwestern Mexican lagoon, a discovery that a government marine biologist described as "exceptionally rare."
08 января 2014
Photo a courtesy of Astana Motorsports 4 Kazakhstan crews start Dakar Rally 2014 Four Astana Motorsports crews from Astana Presidential Sports Club have started the Dakar Rally 2014, the annual off-road race.
06 января 2014
©Reuters/Nazim Serhat Firat Sparkling Sydney to kick off glitzy global 2014 party Sydney promised an unprecedented fireworks spectacular to kick off global new year celebrations Tuesday, the first in a wave of pyrotechnics to usher in 2014 from Hong Kong to world record-chasing Dubai.
31 декабря 2013
©Reuters/Chaiwat Subprasom Argentina court grants abortion for teen rape victim A court in Argentina ruled Friday that a 14-year old rape victim could have an abortion, overturning a judge's earlier decision barring the girl from seeking the procedure.
30 декабря 2013
Brazilian President Dilma Roussef. ©Reuters/Paulo Whitaker Some 92 farms expropriated in Brazil for land reform Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Friday signed a decree expropriating 92 farms which will be handed over to small farmers as part of the country's land reform.
30 декабря 2013
Uruguay economy minister resigns over airline scandal Uruguay's economy minister has resigned as he faces a probe over the 2012 collapse of national airline Pluna -- a scandal that has tainted President Jose Mujica's administration.
23 декабря 2013
Tourists to spend $10 billion during Brazil World Cup Foreign and Brazilian tourists are expected to spend $10.4 billion during next year's World Cup, more than the public funds invested for staging the event, the Brazilian tourism board said Friday.
21 декабря 2013
Racing: Astana Dakar team vehicles off to South America A caravan of Astana Dakar team vehicles has been shipped off from the port of Havre, France, to South America after a technical check.
16 декабря 2013
Socialist Bachelet tipped to win easily in Chilean runoff Former Chilean president and socialist champion Michelle Bachelet, who has proposed tax reforms and a new constitution for her country, is expected to unseat conservatives Sunday in a runoff election.
13 декабря 2013
Glovo Television, logo. Photo Courtesy of Brazil's TV dream machine fueled by 7,000 people In a Rio suburb, wealthy and beautiful heiresses, orphans and assassins lunch together in a mini-city where Globo television creates the soap operas that captivate more than 50 million Brazilians.
10 декабря 2013
©Reuters/Jim Urquhart Scientists discover vast undersea freshwater reserves Australian researchers said Thursday they had established the existence of vast freshwater reserves trapped beneath the ocean floor which could sustain future generations as current sources dwindle.
05 декабря 2013
Football: Brazil risks own goal with high Cup prices Eyeing a massive boost to tourism and prestige, Brazil hoped it had won the jackpot in earning the right to host the next World Cup and summer Olympics.
03 декабря 2013
Maduro says gov't in Venezuela will set car prices President Nicolas Maduro said Monday his leftist government will set car prices in a bid to lower their cost.
03 декабря 2013
The prices of gasoline, ethanol and diesel fuel are shown at a gas station at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro November 29, 2013.©Reuters/Ricardo Moraes Despite rising demand, Brazil ethanol sector struggles Hobbled by rising production costs and low prices, Brazil's ethanol sector is in crisis, with many sugar mills closing despite rising demand.
01 декабря 2013
©Reuters/Mike Segar Smartphone app to give earthquake warning A smartphone app designed to give early warning of earthquakes could be ready as early as next year, according to scientists at the World Science Forum in Rio de Janeiro.
30 ноября 2013
Argentina to issue papal commemorative coins Argentina moved a step closer Thursday to issuing commemorative coins to honor its native son after its lower chamber of Congress backed the move, Pope Francis.
29 ноября 2013

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