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  • Colombia legalizes same-sex marriage
    Colombia became the fourth South American country to allow same-sex marriage when the constitutional court definitively legalized it on April 28
    Hurriyet.  Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:01:00 +0200.
  • Saved circus lions head to SA sanctuary
    More than 30 lions rescued from circuses in Colombia and Peru are to be flown to a sanctuary in South Africa - in what is said to be the largest such airlift.
    BBC News.  Fri, 29 Apr 2016 08:50:06 GMT.
  • US firm fined over false 'Scots salmon'
    An American salmon supplier is fined and given probation for falsely claiming its fish was from Scotland when it had been imported from Chile.
    BBC News.  Fri, 29 Apr 2016 07:11:50 GMT.
  • Airlift Is Sending 33 Lions From South American Circuses to African Sanctuary
    In what is being called the largest lion airlift ever, the big cats — together weighing more than 10,000 pounds — will make a 14- to 15-hour trip.
    Jonah Bromwich.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:34:05 GMT.
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  • $500,000 Brings US Residency - Or 'Front Row Seat' to Fraud
    Felipe Vieira moved from his home in Brazil to the tiny town of Stowe, Vermont, under a program that allows foreign investors the chance to become a permanent U.S. resident. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 28 Apr 2016 05:05:56 -0400.
  • Brazilian Billionaire Andre Esteves Freed From House Arrest
    Billionaire Andre Esteves, the controlling shareholder and former chairman and CEO of investment bank BTG Pactual, was released from house arrest on Monday by Brazil's Supreme Court.
    By Keren Blankfeld.  Forbes.  Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:58:00 GMT.
  • With Brazil in Turmoil, Rio Counts Down to Olympics
    With less than 100 days until Rio de Janeiro hosts the Summer Games, organizers say they are insulated from the country’s array of problems.
    Rebecca R. Ruiz.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:30:23 GMT.
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  • BMX Worlds team finalized
    The final two members of the2016 UCI BMX World Championshipsteam were named this week, one month ahead of the May 25-29 competition in Medellin, Colombia.
    USA Cycling.  Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:32:00 GMT.
  • Venezuelans Surprised by Rolling Blackouts
    Some Venezuelans were surprised Monday by rolling four-hour blackouts that the government says will last 40 days, in response to a drought that has rendered hydroelectric power plants nearly useless. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 26 Apr 2016 00:43:02 -0400.
  • GM backs up its talk with strong profit report
    GM's first-quarter profits soared despite slower sales, as it sold more pricey models and cut costs in troubled regions such as South America.
    AutoNews.com.  Mon, 25 Apr 2016 00:01:00 EST.  Subscription required.

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