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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Book Fair of Buenos Aires will host the presentation of the complete works of the poet Roberto Santoro, which includes unpublished texts, local press reported today.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
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 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 8, 2009, 1:00 AM
Barcelona's Argentina forward Lionel Messi is already the best player in the world, according to his club president Joan Laporta.
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.
Apr 7, 2009, 1:00 AM
Brazilian police arrested 200 people including 23 teenagers as part of a wide-ranging operation to reduce the incidence of violence in and around this capital, authorities said.
Apr 6, 2009, 1:00 AM
Colombia wants to contribute its anti-narcotics and counter-terrorism expertise to Afghanistan, a country of which Bogotá is supportive because both nations suffer from the effects of drugs and terrorist violence.
Apr 6, 2009, 1:00 AM
The United Nations (UN) reiterated its call to the international community to generously support the Haitian government’s economic development plans, by which this Antillean country seeks to consolidate the relative stability achieved in the last five years.
Apr 6, 2009, 1:00 AM
Six properties, some of which were used in drug trafficking and apparently belonged to the FARC and ELN guerrilla groups, were seized by army troops and intelligence officers in the eastern Colombian province of Arauca, officials said.
Apr 6, 2009, 1:00 AM
The head of the U.S. Southern Command, Admiral James G. Stavridis, considers drug traffickers and terrorists to be innovators and congratulated the Colombian government for "Operation Checkmate," by which fifteen people were rescued from the hands of the FARC.
Apr 6, 2009, 1:00 AM
It's a game played out regularly on the high seas off Colombia's Pacific coast: A U.S. navy helicopter spots a vessel the size of a humpback whale gliding just beneath the water's surface.
Apr 2, 2009, 1:00 AM
The Spanish singer Julio Iglesias aroused passions among female audience members in his only concert in Chile, which was dominated by his sensuality and where he joked with spectators about his splendid "47 years."
Apr 1, 2009, 1:00 AM
The presidents of France and Brazil urged greater regulation of the world's financial markets and vowed Wednesday to work together toward such measures at the G-20 summit.