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Aug 31, 2009, 1:00 AM
A new blog launched by Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva became inaccessible within hours after aides sorely underestimated the number of Internet readers it would attract.
Aug 31, 2009, 1:00 AM
SÃO PAULO, 28 August 2009 (AFP) - Tick saliva contains a protein that could cure skin, liver, and pancreatic cancer, according to Brazilian researchers.
Aug 31, 2009, 1:00 AM
BRASILIA, 27 August 2009 (AFP) - Brazil will begin building its first nuclear submarine in 2016 and complete it in 2021, the Brazilian Defense Minister announced on Thursday. The submarine will be an adaptation of the Scorpene conventional submarine purchased from France in a multi-million-dollar deal to be sealed in September with the visit of President Nicolas Sarkozy.
Aug 31, 2009, 1:00 AM
Bogotá, 26 August (EFE).- The Colombian police and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) seized more than four tons of cocaine and detained nine members of an alleged international drug-trafficking ring during an operation in international waters, official sources told EFE today.
Aug 31, 2009, 1:00 AM
8/26/2009 - GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Col. Douglas Galipeau, 474th Air Expeditionary Group commander, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., visited the men and women currently deployed to Georgetown, Guyana, in support of New Horizons Guyana 2009.
Aug 31, 2009, 1:00 AM
LIMA, 27 August 2009 (AFP) - American actress Lucy Liu, a star of the film Charlie’s Angels, launched a social-mobilization and fundraising campaign for Peruvian children in Lima on Thursday, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced.
Aug 31, 2009, 1:00 AM
Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has the swine flu and officials have advised other South American leaders who met with him at a summit of the infection, authorities said Sunday.
Aug 31, 2009, 1:00 AM
Brazilian police said they have dismantled a vigilante militia that operated in the shantytowns ringing this metropolis and is suspected of more than 100 homicides.
Aug 27, 2009, 1:00 AM
Mexico City, 24 August (EFE).- A second-ranking leader of the La Familia Michoacana cartel, one of the most active and violent groups in Mexico, was captured by soldiers and law-enforcement agents in the western state of Colima, together with five of his bodyguards, the federal Attorney General’s Office (PGR) announced today.
Aug 27, 2009, 1:00 AM
Mexico City, 24 August (EFE).- The Mexican authorities will exhibit more than a hundred works by Mexican painters like Rivera, Siqueiros, Velasco, Goitia, Tamayo, and Chávez Morado, among others, saved from fire by Mexican museologist Fernando Gamboa in Colombia in 1948 during the “Bogotazo,” official sources announced today.
Aug 27, 2009, 1:00 AM
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) 8/24/2009 — Federal police on Monday uncovered four tons (4,200 kilograms) of ephedrine in oil drums and boxes to be sent to Mexico and the United States. The lead investigator called it the largest illegal shipment of the methamphetamine precursor ever seized in Argentina, worth millions.
Aug 27, 2009, 1:00 AM
BOGOTA (AP) 8-22-2009 — Colombian police have captured a guerrilla suspected of killing a U.S. military contractor and a Colombian soldier after their surveillance plane crashed in the jungle in 2003, authorities said Saturday.
Aug 27, 2009, 1:00 AM
LA PAZ, 26 August 2009 (AFP) - Bolivian and Paraguayan anti-drug police seized around two tons of cocaine during joint operations along the border between the two countries, according to a high-ranking Bolivian anti-narcotics official quoted in the local press on Wednesday.
Aug 27, 2009, 1:00 AM
LIMA, 26 August 2009 (AFP) - At least two soldiers died on Wednesday in an attack on a military patrol in southeastern Peru by presumed members of the Maoist guerrilla group Shining Path (SL), the army announced.
Aug 27, 2009, 1:00 AM
San Salvador, 27 August (EFE).- The National Civil Police (PNC) of El Salvador reported the arrest of twenty-eight gang members suspected in various cases of homicide and extortion that have taken place in three departments in recent months.
Aug 27, 2009, 1:00 AM
Panama City, 24 August (EFE).- One hundred years after the first cement blocks were put in place for the Panama Canal, in 1909, the interoceanic canal, which has been traversed by 983,000 vessels over the course of a century, is getting ready for new locks that can be used by the new ships of the twenty-first century.
Aug 25, 2009, 1:00 AM
The man Iran's president has named to be defense minister is wanted in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish cultural center in Buenos Aires, and his nomination drew an outcry Friday from Argentina and Jewish groups.
Aug 25, 2009, 1:00 AM
Around thirty rescue personnel and a helicopter from the United States are searching for American tourist David Gimelfarb, who has been missing for a week in Rincón de la Vieja National Park, in northern Costa Rica.
Aug 19, 2009, 1:00 AM
The presidents of Mexico and Brazil, Felipe Calderón and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, called for a “new era” in relations between the two Latin American giants, with an effort to increase trade and possible cooperation agreements in the oil sector.
Aug 19, 2009, 1:00 AM
The Brazilian Tourism Ministry has announced that it will give classes in English and Spanish to 300,000 tourism professionals as part of the preparations to host an increased influx of tourists during the 2014 soccer World Cup.