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  • Under Armour All-America Game Spotlight: Jesus Luzardo
    For a young Venezuelan with major league dreams, there’s an ever-growing pool of heroes to worship. ...
    Michael Lananna.  Baseball America.  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:24:05 +0000.
  • Africa: UNEP and Brazil Launch Research Project to Manage Mercury Risks
    [UNEP] Brasilia -The Minamata Convention paves the way for greater international cooperation on mercury pollution and global efforts to remove a serious health and environmental threat from the lives of people across the globe
    All Africa.  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:45:20 GMT.
  • Brazil businessman faces charges
    The president of Brazil construction giant Odebrecht, Marcelo Odebrecht, is charged with corruption and money laundering.
    BBC News.  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 04:12:13 GMT.
  • Brazil Arrests Nuclear Chief in Widening of Graft Case
    Othon Luiz Pinheiro da Silva is accused of taking more than $1.3 million in bribes as chief executive of Eletronuclear, a company that operates nuclear plants.
    Simon Romero.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:59:23 GMT.
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  • Peru rescues 'Shining Path slaves'
    The Peruvian Army says it has rescued 39 people - most of them children - from a farm where Shining Path rebels kept them as slave workers.
    BBC News.  Tue, 28 Jul 2015 22:52:42 GMT.
  • GM plans new vehicle family for emerging markets
    GM plans to spend $5 billion over the next several years to develop a new range of technology-rich small cars, based on a common architecture, that will be built and sold under the Chevrolet name in China, Brazil, India, Mexico and other ...  Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:01:00 EST.  Subscription required.
  • Worldwide Strengthening El Nino Giveth and Taketh Away
    In California, they're counting on it to end an historic drought; in Peru, they've already declared a pre-emptive emergency to prepare for devastating flooding. It's both an economic stimulus and a recession-maker. ...
    The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:47:50 GMT.
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  • Joe Jackson, Father of Michael, Janet, Suffers Stroke in Brazil
    Joe Jackson, patriarch of the Jackson family of musical performers, suffered a stroke in Brazil on Sunday and is being treated in a Sao Paulo hospital. ...
    Voice of America.  Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:12:14 -0400.
  • US Dominates Pan American Games
    The United States won the inaugural women's baseball competition at the Pan American Games on Sunday, while Uruguay beat defending champion Mexico in the men's soccer final on the closing day of competition. ...
    Voice of America.  Mon, 27 Jul 2015 00:43:08 -0400.
  • Colombia suspends bombing raids on FARC
    Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on July 25 ordered a halt to air strikes against the Marxist-inspired FARC rebels, giving a major boost to stop-start peace talks
    Hurriyet.  Sun, 26 Jul 2015 11:24:00 +0200.

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