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Apr 17, 2009, 1:00 AM
The FARC announced that it will unilaterally release Pablo Emilio Moncayo, one of the two Colombian soldiers that have remained longest in the hands of the guerrillas - almost twelve years.
Apr 17, 2009, 1:00 AM
On April 21 four musicians from the Berlin Philharmonic will go to Costa Rica to train 133 young people who are part of the Central American Youth Orchestra (OJC) and work with them.
Apr 17, 2009, 1:00 AM
Singer Gloria Estefan inundated Chile with a flood of Latin rhythms in a unique concert full of life, political demands, and a stellar performance by her 14-year-old daughter, Emily Estefan.
Apr 16, 2009, 1:00 AM
The most wanted drug trafficker in Colombia, Daniel Rendón Herrera, alias "Don Mario," was captured today in a rural area of Urabá, a northern region of the country in which he established a major drug smuggling route, imposed his law, and terrorized the local population for several years.
Apr 16, 2009, 1:00 AM
The armed guerrilla organization called “Shining Path” (Sendero Luminoso) has become a business conglomerate that benefits economically from the growing of coca leaf and the exploitation of wood, gas, and minerals in the jungle region of Peru, journalist Gustavo Gorriti, an expert in subversion, said today.
Apr 16, 2009, 1:00 AM
Scientists from various Chilean universities have separately developed new techniques to regenerate damaged skin using crustaceans and stem cells. This will improve the treatment of burns and scars, local media reported today.
Apr 16, 2009, 1:00 AM
Costa Rica has created an antivenin serum to combat the venom of three Nigerian serpents which bite a total of 150,000 people a year, official sources told Efe today.
Apr 15, 2009, 1:00 AM
The Heads of State and government of the Americas, except Cuba, will meet at the Fifth Summit of the Americas from April 17 to 19, during which they will continue the dialogue begun in Miami in 1994, discussing policies and seeking common solutions for the problems of the region.
Apr 15, 2009, 1:00 AM
Rogerio Ceni, the world's top scoring goalkeeper, broke his left ankle in practice Monday and will be sidelined for about four months.
Apr 15, 2009, 1:00 AM
Santiago de Chile, April 14 (EFE) - Chilean doctor Jorge Kaplan Meyer, a heart transplant pioneer in that country, died early this morning of heart failure, his family reported. He was 82 years old.
Apr 14, 2009, 1:00 AM
Buenos Aires, April 13 (EFE) - More than three decades after its demise at the hands of the Argentine military dictatorship (1976-1983), the International Book Fair of Buenos Aires will host the presentation of the complete works of the poet Roberto Santoro, which includes unpublished texts, local press reported today.
Apr 14, 2009, 1:00 AM
Bogota, April 12 (EFE) - Today approximately 250 Colombian motorcyclists arrived in Bogota, finishing a cross-country journey nearly 4,000 kilometers long to demand the release of more than 2,800 hostages in that country.
Apr 14, 2009, 1:00 AM
SANTIAGO, April 12, 2009 (AFP) - Clara Rojas, former hostage of FARC Colombian guerrillas, said that she has "forgiven" her fellow-in-captivity, former presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, for her kidnapping, after releasing “Cautiva” (Captive), a book which recounts the six years she spent in the jungle.
Apr 14, 2009, 1:00 AM
Quito, April 12 (EFE) - The Fernandina Volcano on the island of the same name, in the Galapagos archipelago, Ecuador, remains active the lava flows, authorities reported today.
Apr 14, 2009, 1:00 AM
Buenos Aires, April 13 (EFE) - The herbicide used in transgenic soybeans, Argentina’s main crop, can cause neuronal, intestinal, and heart malformations, according to scientific research released today.
Apr 10, 2009, 1:00 AM
On Thursday Guatemala's government ordered a ban on two people traveling on one motorcycle to combat killings ordered by criminal organizations, which often employ two people on two-wheeled vehicles to execute their assignments.
Apr 9, 2009, 1:00 AM
Dengue fever in Argentina has "gotten out of control" due to the "failure in prevention and control" of the disease, according to organizations that claim the true number of cases is around 20,000, not the 7,700 acknowledged by the government.
Apr 9, 2009, 1:00 AM
Today the European Southern Observatory (ESO) released two stunning pictures of galaxies to celebrate "100 Hours of Astronomy," part of the International Year of Astronomy 2009.
Apr 9, 2009, 1:00 AM
Spiderman has followed the recent example of Batman and traveled to Spain in a new adventure, in which he goes to the port of Cadiz (south) to hunt down some of the classic villains of the Marvel studio. He even bullfights.
Apr 8, 2009, 1:00 AM
The residency in Rio de Janeiro of the striker Adriano, and his stay in a dangerous favela, generated concern among leaders and the press, who speculated that the soccer player has emotional or personal problems that he should resolve before returning to Italy.