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Brazil’s middle class swells as 35 mn climb out of poverty


September 21st, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 21 (IANS/EFE) Roughly 35 million Brazilians have climbed out of poverty over the last decade and 53 percent of the country's nearly 194 million people now ... Read more...

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Spain auction sees lower borrowing costs for benchmark bond


September 21st, 2012 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 21 (IANS/EFE) Spain's Treasury sold 4.8 billion euros ($6.2 billion) worth of debt Thursday in an auction that attracted strong demand, paying a sharply lower interest rate on ... Read more...

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Former Miss Puerto Rico is terminally ill


September 20th, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
San Juan, Sep 20 (IANS/EFE) Miss Puerto Rico 1985, Iris Matias, is suffering from terminal pulmonary hypertension which has left her bedridden and dependent on a machine connected to her ... Read more...

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Shakira confirms pregnancy


September 20th, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Miami, Sep 20 (IANS/EFE) Ending weeks of speculation, Colombian singer Shakira confirmed Wednesday that she and Spanish soccer star Gerard Pique are expecting their first child and that she has ... Read more...

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Mexico confident tourism sector will grow


September 20th, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 20 (IANS/EFE) Mexico's comprehensive tourism plan has laid the basis for spurring the growth of a sector that is increasing by about 4 percent each year, the country's ... Read more...

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26 die in Mexican gas plant blast, fire (Lead)


September 19th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 19 (IANS/EFE) Twenty-six workers were killed Tuesday in an explosion and subsequent fire at a gas plant in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, state-owned Petroleos Mexicanos ... Read more...

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Mexico issues 1 kg commemorative gold coin


September 18th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 18 (IANS/EFE) Mexico' central bank Monday brought into circulation the country's first 1 kg gold commemorative coin.The Banco de Mexico announced in a communique that the coin ... Read more...

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No doubt lawmakers took bribes: Brazilian judge


September 18th, 2012 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Sep 18 (IANS/EFE) Members of Congress traded votes for money during the first two years of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's 2003-11 tenure as president, one of the judges ... Read more...

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Brazil reduces Chevron fine for oil spill


September 18th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 18 (IANS/EFE) Chevron will be fined $17 million for an offshore oil spill rather than the nearly $25 million announced in July, the head of Brazil's ... Read more...

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Obama foresees more protests in Middle East


September 14th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Golden (Colorado), Sep 14 (IANS/EFE) President Barack Obama said Thursday in an interview with EFE that he expects more anti-US protests in the Middle East in the coming days, ... Read more...

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Venezuela releases US ship, skipper (Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Sep 12 (IANS/EFE) Venezuela has released a US-flagged cargo ship and its captain after investigating an undeclared weapon found on it, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday.The vessel ... Read more...

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Colombian navy seizes tonne of cocaine


September 12th, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 12 (IANS/EFE) Colombian naval units found nearly a tonne of cocaine on a high-speed boat travelling in Caribbean waters near San Andres Island, the military said Tuesday.The four ... Read more...

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Venezuela releases US ship, skipper


September 12th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Sep 12 (IANS/EFE) Authorities in the western port city of Maracaibo released a US-flagged cargo ship and its captain after investigating an undeclared weapon found on the vessel, Venezuelan ... Read more...

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Thousands take part in bull-spearing fest in Spain


September 12th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Tordesillas (Spain), Sep 12 (IANS/EFE) Thousands of people attended Tuesday in this northwestern Spanish city the festival of Toro de la Vega, during which young people spear a bull to ... Read more...

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Mexico’s president-elect vows to reduce poverty


September 12th, 2012 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 12 (IANS/EFE) President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto said in an address to political and business leaders that he planned to focus on reducing the poverty that afflicts 52 ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Spain, Egypt to create consortium to foster investment


September 11th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Sep 11 (IANS/EFE) Spain's foreign minister announced here Monday the creation of a Spanish-Egyptian consortium to foster bilateral investment and business activity."We're going to get a Spanish-Egyptian consortium under ... Read more...

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By 2030, nearly a third of Cubans will be over 60


September 11th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Sep 11 (IANS/EFE) People over 60 will make up 31 percent of Cuba's population by 2030, the official weekly Trabajadores said days before the start of the island's 2012 ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Herrera sketches `very flirty’ woman in new collection


September 11th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 11 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan designer Carolina Herrera paid tribute to the "very flirty, feminine" woman in her new spring and summer collection for 2013 unveiled during the New ... Read more...

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Shakira sends her dad a `Happy Birthday’ video


September 7th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Miami, Sep 7 (IANS/EFE) Shakira Thursday released a video in which she sings together with her father a song from the original soundtrack of "Love in the Time of ... Read more...

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Former Colombian general convicted of money laundering


September 7th, 2012 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 7 (IANS/EFE) A former head of army intelligence was convicted of criminal conspiracy and laundering proceeds of drug trafficking, the Colombian Attorney General's Office said.Prosecutors demonstrated that retired ... Read more...

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Mitsubishi to build plant in Mexico


September 7th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Sep 7 (IANS/EFE) Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. said it has reached an agreement with Mexico's Federal Electricity Commission, or CFE, to build a 50 MW geothermal power plant ... Read more...

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Cancer once made Chavez consider leaving politics


September 5th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Sep 5 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez acknowledged Tuesday that he thought about abandoning public life after discovering he had cancer in June 2011, for which he had to ... Read more...

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Woman accused of witchcraft slain in Colombia


September 5th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 5 (IANS/EFE) A woman was slain and her body burned after being accused of casting spells against other women in the northwestern Colombian province of Antioquia.The victim was ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Court awards damages to man forced to party with hookers


September 5th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 5 (IANS/EFE) Beverage giant AmBev was ordered by a Brazilian court to pay damages to one of its salespeople who was forced by a superior to ... Read more...

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Three die in Puerto Rico nursing home fire


September 5th, 2012 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
San Juan, Sep 5 (IANS/EFE) Three people died and two were injured in a fire Tuesday at a nursing home in Bayamon, a city outside San Juan, Puerto Rican police ... Read more...

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Runner dies during Mexico City marathon


September 4th, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 4 (IANS/EFE) A 33-year-old man has died from a heart attack while trying to complete the Mexico City marathon over the weekend.Juan Pablo de la Mora died ... Read more...

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Headless bodies of four women found in Honduras


September 4th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Tegucigalpa, Sep 4 (IANS/EFE) Five headless bodies, including those of four young women, were found over the weekend in the Caribbean port city of La Ceiba, a Honduran National Police ... Read more...

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Venezuelan presidential candidate says women are his weakness


September 3rd, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Sep 3 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles said that women are his "weakness" and added he was convinced that they will be the ones who win him ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Mexicans ride bikes to avoid traffic jams


September 3rd, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 3 (IANS/EFE) In Mexico City, where more than four million cars, vans and trucks clog the street everyday, the simple everyday task of going to work can ... Read more...

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Spanish PM says he’s focused on euro, Spain’s interests


September 3rd, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 3 (IANS/EFE) Spain's negotiations within the European Union have focused on measures "that benefit the general interests of the euro and those of Spain at every specific moment" ... Read more...

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Over six mn Latin American, Caribbean kids not in school


September 1st, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 1 (IANS/EFE) Around 6.5 million of the 117 million children and adolescents in Latin America and the Caribbean do not attend school, the regional office of Unicef said ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Colombian soldier snaps, kills three comrades


September 1st, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 1 (IANS/EFE) A Colombian army private killed three soldiers at a remote outpost in the southwestern province of Cauca, the military said Friday.The shooter was apparently suffering from ... Read more...

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`Colombia now South America’s No. 2 economy’


September 1st, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 1 (IANS/EFE) Colombia has moved ahead of Argentina to become South America's second-largest economy, the outgoing Colombian finance minister said Friday."Colombia surpassed Argentina in GDP, we are the ... Read more...

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Mexico to monitor crops, fisheries via satellite


September 1st, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 1 (IANS/EFE) Mexico's government said it will begin using a satellite next month to track the country's agricultural and fishery production on a "permanent and increasingly precise" ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Actress Roselyn Sanchez brings joy to kids with cancer


August 31st, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
San Juan, Aug 31 (IANS/EFE) Puerto Rican actress Roselyn Sanchez Thursday visited a group of children suffering from cancer at the San Jorge Hospital in San Juan and symbolically gave ... Read more...

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