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  • Venezuela blocks ex-presidents' visit
    Venezuela has blocked two ex-presidents from visiting opposition leaders jailed on charges of inciting violence against the government.
    BBC News.  Sat, 30 May 2015 03:01:38 GMT.
  • Mine clearance starts in Colombia
    The Colombian government and Farc guerrillas begin working together to clear landmines sown during 50 years of war.
    BBC News.  Fri, 29 May 2015 21:53:04 GMT.
  • Venezuela Blocks Former LatAm Presidents From Seeing Detained Leaders
    Venezuela blocked two former Latin American presidents on Friday from visiting opposition leaders jailed a year ago for their roles in deadly protests against the government of socialist President Nicolas Maduro. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 29 May 2015 20:32:55 -0400.
  • High Intensity Players: Something's Missing
    After perusing a dozen 13F filings by high intensity players, I dug right down to the bottom of my shoes and felt… nothing. No major shifts in sector concentration or de-emphasis. Few portfolio position weightings changed much.
    By Martin Sosnoff.  Forbes.  Fri, 29 May 2015 17:37:00 GMT.
  • Chile students, police clash at new protest over reforms
    Chilean police fired tear gas and used water cannons to disperse stone-throwing students protesting May 28 against what they call inadequate education reforms and heavy-handed crackdowns on recent demonstrations.
    Hurriyet.  Fri, 29 May 2015 09:27:00 +0200.
  • Venezuela, Russia's Rosneft Agree On '$14 Billion Oil Deal'
    Venezuela and Russia's top oil producer, Rosneft, have agreed on around $14 billion in investment in the South American OPEC country's oil and gas sector.
    Radio Liberty.  Thu, 28 May 2015 20:53:07 +0000.
  • Researchers: No Foul Play in Death of Chilean Poet Neruda
    Spanish researchers investigating the early '70s death of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda to determine if he was poisoned, have found no conclusive evidence of foul play, according to an initial report handed to the investigating judge. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 28 May 2015 13:53:47 -0400.
  • World Briefing: Brazil: After 30-Year Search, Police Arrest Italian Mob Boss
    The suspect, Pasquale Scotti, 56, was arrested in Recife in an operation involving Brazil’s federal police and Interpol, according to a police statement.
    Reuters.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 27 May 2015 01:45:06 GMT.
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  • Delta Files for New Non-Stop Service between Orlando, Florida, and Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) has filed for regulatory approval to offer new non-stop flights between Orlando, Florida, and Sao Paulo, Brazil, beginning Dec. 19, 2015.
    Travel Industry Wire.  Tue, 26 May 2015 16:34:38 EST.
  • Galapagos Islands volcano erupts for first time in 33 years
    Ecuador's Galapagos National Park administration said the 1.7 kilometre-high Wolf volcano began spewing fire, smoke and lava before dawn Monday.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Tue, 26 May 2015 05:34:54 EDT.

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