latin american

12 million Latinos to vote in US polls


September 13th, 2012 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) Around 12 million Latinos - people with Latin American ancestry - are expected to exercise their legal right to vote in the Nov 6 US presidential ... 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...

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Cannabis field found in Moscow


August 11th, 2012 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A big city may not be a prime location for marijuana plantations, but machete-wielding drug police have discovered and hacked down a two-hectare cannabis field ... Read more...

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East-West blend is future of music industry: Sohail Sen


August 10th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Composer Sohail Sen, who is behind the foot-tapping numbers in forthcoming film "Ek Tha Tiger", feels that the Indian music is in its best ... Read more...

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India to hold first dialogue Latin American troika


August 2nd, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) India will host its maiden dialogue with a troika of Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) countries Tuesday, an important step that will elevate ties ... Read more...

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Latin America beckons: India must seize the moment (Comment)


July 26th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
'Vibrant Gujarat' was on full display at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Ahmedabad where the CII assembled over 200 representatives from a wide spectrum of Gujarati business to a seminar last ... Read more...

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Argentine comedian Jorge Luz is dead


July 16th, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, July 16 (IANS/EFE) Argentine actor Jorge Luz, who stood out during his prolific career as a comedian, died in Buenos Aires, his family said Sunday. He was 90.The ... Read more...

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Putin to deepen cooperation with India, China


July 10th, 2012 - 9:21 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS) President Vladimir Putin has listed India and China among his foreign policy priorities and vowed to deepen cooperation with the two emerging powers, Xinhua reported.Addressing Russian ... Read more...

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Latin American firm gains control of Dutch telecom


June 29th, 2012 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, June 29 (IANS/EFE) Latin American wireless giant America Movil has gained effective control over KPN after increasing its stake in the Dutch telecom to 27.7 percent.This latest move ... Read more...

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Chile, Brazil form biggest Latin American airline


June 24th, 2012 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago (Chile), June 24 (IANS) Lan Airlines, the flag carrier of Chile, and Brazil's Tam Airlines, have merged to create the LATAM Airlines Group, the largest airline in Latin America.The ... Read more...

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Krishna to visit Cuba to further ties


June 12th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Looking to further bilateral relations with Cuba, India's External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will be paying an official visit to Havana June 15-17.During his ... Read more...

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Krishna juggles US, Cuba visits next week


June 8th, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) In a trip that underlines India's new-found confidence in juggling diverse partners, India's External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna goes first to the US and then ... Read more...

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FDI in Latin America hits record high


May 4th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago, May 4 (IANS) Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Latin America reached a record high of $153.45 billion in 2011, representing 10 percent of the total global flows, the Economic ... Read more...

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Shakira wants better US policies for children


April 16th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 16 (IANS) Singer Shakira returned to her native Colombia to deliver a speech, urging improved childhood development policies in Latin America."I am convinced that by far ... Read more...

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Cuba, US to resume friendly baseball games


March 21st, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Havana, March 21 (IANS/EFE) Cuba and the US will resume in Havana in July an annual series of friendly baseball games that will serve to prepare both countries for international ... Read more...

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Boat with 3,000 kg cocaine seized in Spain


February 25th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 25 (IANS/EFE) A fishing boat carrying over 3,000 kg of cocaine has been intercepted in international waters near Spain, sources said.The trawler Ratonero, owned by a firm in ... Read more...

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Boat with 3,000 kg cocaine seized in Spain


February 25th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 25 (IANS/EFE) A fishing boat carrying over 3,000 kg of cocaine has been intercepted in international waters near Spain, sources said.The trawler Ratonero, owned by a firm in ... Read more...

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Jennifer Lopez talks about her marriage issues on the ‘Today Show’


January 31st, 2012 - 12:38 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Jan 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Singer Jennifer Lopez has revealed that she is not sure about walking down the aisle again. The American Idol judge has canceled an engagement once and ... Read more...

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Indonesian prosecutors seek 20-year jail for prison warden


December 29th, 2011 - 9:06 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Dec 29 (IANS/AKI) In a rare late-night trial session, prosecutors demanded that a former warden at Indonesia's Alcatraz prison be sentenced to 20 years' imprisonment for protecting a drug ... Read more...

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Brazil will soon be world’s No.5 economy: Minister


December 28th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Dec 28 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's finance minister said Tuesday that his country, which now boasts of being the world's sixth-largest economy, will overtake France for the fifth spot before ... Read more...

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Brazilian president meets IMF head on euro crisis


December 2nd, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, Dec 2 (IANS) Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff met International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde Thursday to discuss the ongoing eurozone debt crisis and its effects on ... Read more...

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Brazil is India’s bridge to Latin America: Former envoy


October 30th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 30 (IANS) Brazil is the bridge leading to Latin America, the final frontier for Indian diplomacy, says former Indian ambassador to Brazil Amitava Tripathi."I regard Latin America as ... Read more...

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Fitch maintains Brazil’s investment rating at BBB


October 26th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, Oct 26 (IANS) Fitch Ratings said it had decided to maintain Brazil's BBB investment grade credit rating and predicted the outlook for the South American country would ... Read more...

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`Latin America could suffer the problems of US, Europe’


October 26th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Miami, Oct 26 (IANS/EFE) Latin America is in a good financial situation, but the problems currently being suffered by the US and Europe pose a threat, a banker said."If the ... Read more...

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Shekhar Suman to judge dance championship


September 16th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 16 (IANS) After participating in dance reality show "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa", Shekhar Suman is now ready to judge the third edition of Maharashtra Open DanceSport Championship. The championship, scheduled ... Read more...

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A gastronomic treat for Messi and co.


September 1st, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 1 (IANS) From spaghetti to pasta, pork to beef - the Argentine soccer team led by football magician Lionel Messi will be spoilt for choice. The Hyatt Regency ... Read more...

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Venezuelan rockers are back with new album


August 30th, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
San Juan, Aug 30 (IANS/EFE) Venezuela's Caramelos de Cianuro are back with a new, self-titled album showing that after more than 20 years, their work still competes with the more ... Read more...

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Mexican singer Anahi says she’s unfazed by paparazzi


August 21st, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 21 (IANS/EFE) Mexican singer-songwriter and actress Anahi, former member of the pop group RBD, said she is not bothered or intimidated by the tabloid journalism and paparazzi ... Read more...

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India, EU reach interim settlement on drugs seizures


July 28th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) India and the European Union have arrived at an interim settlement on how to prevent the seizure of generic drugs."After several rounds of discussions, India ... Read more...

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Longoria shoots lesbian love scenes for new film


July 19th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) Actress Eva Longoria Parker has shot for a series of same-sex love scenes with actress Kate Del Castillo for her new film "Without Men".Director Gabriela Tagliavini ... Read more...

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Brazilian economist new chief of UN food agency


June 27th, 2011 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Rome, June 26 (IANS) Former Brazilian food security minister Jose Graziano da Silva was elected Sunday as the new director general of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Xinhua ... Read more...

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Va Tech Wabag looks for acquisitions overseas


May 27th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 27 (IANS) Chennai-based multi-national company (MNC) Va Tech Wabag Ltd, operating in the water treatment space, has chalked out multi-pronged strategies to make its mark internationally, said a ... Read more...

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Get stadium ready or miss Messi magic, says minister


May 25th, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Unless the Salt Lake Stadium is revamped on a war footing, the city might miss the opportunity to watch Lionel Messi and the Argentine national football ... Read more...

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15 countries elected to UN Human Rights Council


May 21st, 2011 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 21 (IANS) The UN General Assembly has elected 15 countries, including India, to the Human Rights Council, filling the latest slate of rotating council candidates, Xinhua reported.The ... Read more...

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Future of defence business uncertain: PWC


May 2nd, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The future of global defence business looks bleak in 2011 and beyond, an industry study has forecast. This is despite major deals such as the ... Read more...

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