- FIFA's Best Player award blowback after favourite Sam Kerr loses out to Brazil's Marta.
Matilda's Samantha Kerr is snubbed at the Best FIFA Football Awards after Brazil's Marta Vieira da Silva steals the show and scores Best FIFA Women's World Player Award.
Daily Mail. Tue, 25 Sep 2018 04:11:41 +0100.
- Colombian leader urges diplomatic isolation of Venezuela
UNITED NATIONS (AFP) - Colombia's new president, Ivan Duque, called on Monday (Sept 24) for the diplomatic isolation of neighbouring Venezuela, urging pressure to restore democracy in what he labelled a dictatorship.
Straits Times. Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:43:47 +0800.
- Venezuela says diplomats may be tied to assassination try
Venezuela's government said Monday that diplomats from three Latin American countries may have played a role in an attempt to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro, and it demanded the foreign governments investigate.
Fox News. Tue, 25 Sep 2018 01:42:51 GMT.
- #NotHim: Brazilian Women Take Aim at Presidential Candidate
Women are organizing a social media campaign and street protests to voice anger at Jair Bolsonaro, the far-right candidate known for sexist comments.
Shasta Darlington. New York Times. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 23:40:16 GMT.
- Guyana puts oil auctions on hold to better oversee energy boom
Guyana has put planned oil auctions on hold as the impoverished South American country works to establish a Department of Energy to oversee the energy boom, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said on Monday.
Reuters. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 19:08:52 -0400.
- Violence in pre-Columbian Panama exaggerated, new study shows
An oft-cited publication said a pre-Colombian archaeological site in Panama showed signs of extreme violence. A new review of the evidence strongly suggests that the interpretation was wrong.
Science Daily. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 17:44:44 EDT.
- Facebook Reportedly Rolls Out Dating Feature in Colombia
Per reports, Facebook (FB) launches dating feature, Facebook Dating in Colombia.
Zacks Equity Research. Zacks. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 21:26:00 GMT.
- Chile's Government Announces Investment for Indigenous Region
Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Monday announced a plan worth $24 million aimed at ending a lengthy conflict between the state and the country's indigenous population in the south. ...
Voice of America. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:39:50 -0400.
- Top lawmakers in Congress push tough new measures against Venezuela
Lawmakers will unveil a $58 million plan Monday that would force the Trump administration to push harder to isolate the Venezuelan government and restore democracy. The plan would be the … Click to Continue »
By Franco Ordoñez Fordonez@mcclatchydc.com. McClatchy. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:40:00 EDT.
- Canadian cannabis companies invest millions in Pablo Escobar's home turf in Colombia
At least seven licensed Canadian cannabis producers have set up shop in Colombia, investing more than $100 million in the conflict-hit country that has become a new frontier in the legal marijuana business.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 04:00:00 EDT.
- French fountains site of protest against Total's Brazil oil project
Fountains were tinted black in several French towns Saturday during protests against plans by oil giant Total to drill near a coral reef at the mouth of the Amazon.
The Local. Sun, 23 Sep 2018 09:14:01 +0200.
- Venezuela crisis: Chinese hospital ship docks for a week
Thousands of patients struggling with the collapse of the health system will receive free treatment.
BBC News. Sun, 23 Sep 2018 00:06:30 GMT.
- Long watch: What drives a mother to cross South America on foot?
The sight of hungry Venezuelan migrants on country roads has become commonplace in South America.
BBC News. Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:41:19 GMT.
- 'They are like our children' - Sniffer dogs given medals during retirement ceremony in Colombia
Fourteen Colombian police dogs have been given medals and diplomas as they were retired after years of service sniffing out drugs, bombs and bodies.
Irish Independent. Fri, 21 Sep 2018 23:05:02 +0100.
- Spat over taxes splits leading candidate, adviser in Brazil
The economist seen as guarantor of Brazil's leading presidential candidate has cancelled two campaign events amid a disagreement with his boss
ABC News. Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:37:32 -0400.
- Daily Digit: Looking for a job? Be careful about what you post on social media
A new study finds 70% of employers check a candidate's social media accounts before hiring. While LinkedIn seems like the most logical site to peruse, employers head to Facebook more often.
Yahoo. Fri, 21 Sep 2018 12:20:30 -0400.
- Colombia's coffee workers despair over low wage
Coffee producers are calling on leading high-street companies like Starbucks and Nestle to subsidise farmers who are struggling.
Al Jazeera. Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:56:14 GMT.
- Russian embassy rejects allegations about plans to help Assange escape from UK
The Guardian wrote that in 2017 several Russian diplomats allegedly negotiated those close to Assange to organize his escape from the embassy of Ecuador in London
Tass. Fri, 21 Sep 2018 18:27:31 +0300.
- Brazilian mobile market slows in H1 2018
Factors ranging from the diesel crisis to the dollar hike prompted a consumption slowdown, says IDC
ZDNet. Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:53:08 +0000.
- Venezuela's Retrogressing Economy -- Exhibit 1, PDVSA
Two hallmarks characterize capitalist economies. On those two counts, Venezuela is retrogressing. In Venezuela, the most important part of the economy is PDVSA, the oil giant. ...
By Steve Hanke, Contributor. Forbes. Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:56:00 -0400.