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Engineering giant Odebrecht on Wednesday won the right to operate a 855-kilometer (534-mile) stretch of highway in Brazil's key central grain-producing region of Mato Grosso, authorities said.
Microsoft on Friday crowed that more than a million Xbox One consoles were snapped up within 24 hours in 13 countries after hitting shelves for the first time in the morning.
Brazilian chef Alex Atala, widely seen as one of South America's culinary wizards, is making his name by highlighting the little-known cuisine of the Amazon region.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro exercised new emergency powers for the first time Thursday, signing decrees limiting business profit margins and tightening regulation of imports.
About three hundred kids staged a fundraiser in Nicaragua on Sunday and smashed a sweet Guinness Book record, baking the world's largest fruitcake.
Justin Bieber's concert gear has been seized in Argentina in a legal scuffle with a photographer, the latest in a series of incidents trailing the Canadian teen idol's South American tour.
The remains of Joao Goulart, ousted as Brazilian president ahead of the 1964-85 military dictatorship, were Wednesday exhumed to determine if he was poisoned.
The mass extinction of large animals in the Pleistocene era caused today's dearth of soil nutrients, scientists said Sunday, and warned of further damage if modern giants like the elephant disappear.
Kazakhstan's Astana Arlans – Argentina Condors fight will be held in Argentina on March 23.
Flowers are mostly supplied from the Netherlands, Germany, France, Israel, Ecuador, Kenya and Colombia to Almaty.
Kazakhstan's Shvedova and Spain’s Anabel Medina Garrigues won over Caroline Garcia/Muguruza Blanco Garbine duo in the Brazil Cup.
According to Kazakhstan's Polina Kozedub, it was all of a sudden, when she got an invitation to the pageant six days before the event.
Besides the title of the Vice-Princess, 8-y.o. Alua Kargabayeva got an invitation to Hollywood and a certificate for the Best Original Show.
Three Kazakhstan off-road vehicles will participate in this year's rally along with the Kamaz truck that won bronze last year.
Japan and its allies shot down a Latin American-led proposal Monday to create a sanctuary for whales in the southern Atlantic Ocean, reigniting international tensions over Tokyo's whaling.
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