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  • Pope under pressure to roll back on abuse case bishop
    Pope Francis's decision to appoint a Chilean bishop suspected of protecting a pedophile priest has alarmed the Vatican's own child protection watchdog
    Hurriyet.  Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:42:00 +0200.
  • A Hallucinogenic Tea Time for Some Brazilian Prisoners
    The provision of ayahuasca, a psychedelic brew used in the Amazon basin for centuries, to inmates on short furloughs reflects a quest to ease pressure on Brazil’s prison system.
    Simon Romero.  International Herald Tribune.  Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:00:24 GMT.
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  • Opinion: What Explains Brazil’s Surfing Boom?
    Suddenly, the country is dominating the sport.
    Juliana Barbassa.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:50:21 GMT.
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  • EWZ, EFO: Big ETF Outflows
    Looking at units outstanding versus one week prior within the universe of ETFs covered at ETF Channel, the biggest outflow was seen in the iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (EWZ), where 6,000,000 units were destroyed, or a 5.9% decrease week over week.
    By Marketnewsvideo.  Forbes.  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:52:00 GMT.
  • Brazil's economy grew 0.1% in 2014
    Brazil, the world's seventh largest economy, narrowly avoided contracting in 2014 with a growth rate of just 0.1% for the year.
    BBC News.  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:53:44 GMT.
  • VIDEO: Brazil faces economic slowdown
    Government stimulus measures dragged Brazil out of recession last year - but possibly not for long.
    BBC News.  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:20:41 GMT.
  • Africa: Which African Country is the Happiest?
    [New Times] A new study has ranked Rwanda among the best places to live, emerging top in Africa and 15th globally. Paraguay ranked highest worldwide in the survey conducted by an American research firm, Gallup.
    All Africa.  Wed, 25 Mar 2015 08:54:07 GMT.
  • Falkland Islands defences to be 'beefed up,' says U.K. cabinet minister Michael Fallon
    Britain plans to "beef up" its defences of the disputed Falkland Islands to ensure they are properly protected, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said on Tuesday, in comments likely to irk Argentina which still lays claim to the archipelago.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Tue, 24 Mar 2015 06:17:53 EDT.
  • Petrobras Case Prosecutors Seek Tougher Anti-Corruption Laws in Brazil
    Prosecutors who uncovered Brazil's biggest corruption case called Friday for tougher prison sentences and more legal powers to crack down on rampant graft that costs taxpayers more than the annual budget for education and health. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 20 Mar 2015 21:04:47 -0400.
  • Venezuela blasts US in New York Times ad
    Venezuela has placed a full page ad in the New York Times to reject what it says are "tyrannical" attempts by the U.S. to undermine its socialist system. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:42:53 -0400.

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