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Brazil opens corruption probe against former president Silva

Jul 17, 2015

Brazil opens corruption probe against former president Silva

Brazil's corruption-fueled political crisis ramped up on Thursday when prosecutors announced a probe into possible influence peddling by former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva #World #Brazil #NewsTracker #Justice #South America #Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva #Corruption probe
Pope Francis asks forgiveness for church crimes against indigenous in Bolivia

Jul 10, 2015

Pope Francis asks forgiveness for church crimes against indigenous in Bolivia

Pope Francis apologized on Thursday for the sins, offenses and crimes committed by the Catholic Church against indigenous peoples during the colonial-era conquest of the Americas, delivering a powerful mea culpa on the part of the church in the climactic highlight of his South American pilgrimage. #NewsTracker #Bolivia #South America #Indigenous People #Pope Francis #Catholicism #Forgiveness
A victory for gay rights! Couples in Chile sign up for first civil unions

Jul 10, 2015

A victory for gay rights! Couples in Chile sign up for first civil unions

Gay couples flocked to civil registries in Chile on Thursday to pick a time to celebrate the first same-sex civil unions since their historic approval earlier this year. #NewsTracker #Chile #South America #Gay Rights #conservative #Civil Unions
Pope to stay away from homeland Argentina during South American visit

Jun 23, 2015

Pope to stay away from homeland Argentina during South American visit

Pope Francis' homeland of Argentina is not on the itinerary for his South American tour in July. #NewsTracker #Argentina #South America #Pope #Homeland #Pope Francis #Tour
Sepp Blatter meets heads of six FIFA confederations in Zurich

May 28, 2015

Sepp Blatter meets heads of six FIFA confederations in Zurich

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has met with the heads of FIFA's six confederations in Zurich on Thursday morning as a vast corruption scandal continues to engulf world football's governing body, sources confirmed. #Sports #United States #World Cup #Russia #football #FIFA #Sepp Blatter #2022 World Cup #Switzerland #Police #Qatar #Zurich #KickingAround #SportsTracker #Arrests #FIFA World Cup 2018 #Swiss federal prosecutors #Asia Football Conderation (AFC) #CONMEBOL (South America) #CAF (Africa)
Rio considering two Olympic flames during 2016 Games, says report

Feb 26, 2015

Rio considering two Olympic flames during 2016 Games, says report

Rio de Janeiro could have two Olympic flames burning simultaneously at two different venues, officials in the Brazilian city said. #Olympics #SportsTracker #South America #Olympic Flame #Rio 2016
Venezuelan women frustrated with shortage in breast implants

Sep 15, 2014

Venezuelan women frustrated with shortage in breast implants

Beauty-obsessed Venezuelans face a scarcity of brand-name breast implants, and women are so desperate that they and their doctors are turning to devices that are the wrong size or made in China, with less rigorous quality standards. #Venezuela #Hugo Chvez #South America #Breast implants #boob jobs #cosmetic surgery #Chinese imports
Why Brazil's 'new middle class' is frustrated with President Rousseff

Sep 09, 2014

Why Brazil's 'new middle class' is frustrated with President Rousseff

a faltering economy and mounting frustration over poor public services are dimming the outlook for Brazil's "new middle class." #Economy #Brazil #ConnectTheDots #BRICs #Dilma Rousseff #South America #public services #Brazil protests
Seals may have introduced tuberculosis to South America Study

Aug 21, 2014

Seals may have introduced tuberculosis to South America Study

According to co-investigator Johannes Krause from University of Tubingen in Germany, The connection to seals and sea lions is important to explain how a mammalian-adapted pathogen that evolved in Africa around 6,000 years ago could have reached Peru 5,000 years later #Africa #Peru #Study #South America #research #Tuberculosis #bizarre #seals #sea lions