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  • Mud from Brazil dam burst is toxic, UN says
    Mud from a dam that burst at an iron ore mine in Brazil earlier this month, killing 12 people and polluting an important river, is toxic, the United Nations' human rights agency said on Nov. 25
    Hurriyet.  Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:03:00 +0200.
  • Venezuela opposition leader killed
    A regional opposition leader in Venezuela is shot dead at a public meeting less than two weeks before parliamentary elections.
    BBC News.  Thu, 26 Nov 2015 09:51:59 GMT.
  • Brazilian Senator and Banker Are Arrested as Petrobras Scandal Widens
    A broad investigation into corruption at Petrobras, Brazil’s state-owned oil company, widened with the arrests of a sitting senator and one of the country’s top finance executives.
    Vinod Sreeharsha.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 26 Nov 2015 00:57:42 GMT.
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  • Billionaire arrested in Petrobras probe
    One of Brazil's richest businessmen and a leading senator are arrested as part of a corruption inquiry into the state oil giant Petrobras.
    BBC News.  Thu, 26 Nov 2015 00:15:30 GMT.
  • UK To Create 'Shale Wealth Fund' Atop Hydrocarbon Taxation Support
    Apart from the US and Canada, only Argentina and China happen to be producing either natural gas from shale formations or crude oil from tight formations at an international level. ...
    By Gaurav Sharma.  Forbes.  Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:13:00 GMT.
  • Local Opposition Leader Shot Dead in Venezuela
      A Venezuelan opposition candidate has reportedly been shot dead at a campaign event, while standing alongside the wife of a jailed opposition leader. ...
    Voice of America.  Wed, 25 Nov 2015 22:00:04 -0500.
  • Brazil Corruption Probe Widens; Bank CEO, Senate Leader Arrested
    The chief executive of Brazil's biggest independent investment bank and the leading senator in the governing coalition were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of obstructing the country's most sweeping corruption investigation ever. ...
    Voice of America.  Wed, 25 Nov 2015 21:26:47 -0500.
  • Review: Arca Keeps Moving With ‘Mutant’
    The second full-length album from the Venezuelan electronic-music producer comes from a wordless, abstract, deep-inside-the-head place.
    Ben Ratliff.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 25 Nov 2015 21:20:41 GMT.
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  • How Elementary School Students Taught Me about Being Globally Competent
    Marina in São Paulo, Brazil. She studied abroad in Rio de Janeiro during the spring of 2015. (Photo credit: Marina Kelly)
    Department of Education.  Thu, 19 Nov 2015 14:16:29 EST.
  • Badi Assad: Playing in the Light
    After a neurological disorder nearly ended her career, the Brazilian nylon-string and vocal virtuoso storms back with an album covering everything from Mumford & Sons to Lorde and Skrillex.
    Premier Guitar.  Thu, 12 Nov 2015 15:00:00 -0500.

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