Brazil: 31 Student Arrests in Protests Over Rio Bus Fares

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Ben Tavener of The Rio Times is reporting that protests over the increase in bus fares in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil...

South America: Drug Submarines Pose New Challenge

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Caribbean 360 is reporting that law enforcement officials fighting the war against illegal drugs are facing a new challenge.  Narcotics organizations...

‘Dear White People’: Director Justin Simien Has More Stories to Tell

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Dear White People is the clever feature debut of Houston native-now-Los Angeles-based writer, producer and director Justin Simien. The winner of...

Venezuela: Hugo Chavez Suffering from Lung Infection

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CNN is reporting that Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez is suffering from a "severe" lung infection. Mr. Chavez has been battling cancer...

Brazil: President Dilma Rousseff Re-Elected

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The BBC is reporting that Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected after securing more than 51% of votes in the...

Brazil: Sluggish 3rd Quarter Economic Growth Causes Concern

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The New York Times' Simon Romero is reporting that Brazil's economic growth has been sluggish in the third quarter. Romero writes: "Brazil’s...

Legendary Brazil Goal Keeper Gylmar dos Santos Neves Dies

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The Bleacher Report is reporting that legendary goal keeper Gylmar dos Santos Neves has died. Often thought of as the greatest...

Former Brazilian Soccer Player João Rodrigo Silva Santos Decapitated

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The Bleacher Report is reporting that former Brazilian footballer João Rodrigo Silva Santos has been kidnapped and decapitated by suspected drug...

Police Raid Brazilian Favelas

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Shasta Darlington of CNN is reporting that Brazilian police raided two slum areas (favelas) in Rio de Janeiro over the weekend...

Venezuela: Nicolas Maduro Wins Election by Slim Margin

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The BBC is reporting that acting president Nicolas Maduro won the Venezuelan election with 50.7% of the votes. His opponent, Henrique...

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