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Brazil Will No Longer Tax Sugar-Based Fuels Like Ethanol

The Brazilian government announced Tuesday that starting May 1 it will increase the obligatory blend of ethanol with gasoline from 20 to 25 percent and will eliminate all taxes on the sugar-based fuel. continue reading »

Spain’s King Juan Carlos Renews Political and Economic Cooperation with Chile

Spain's King Juan Carlos on Tuesday called on Spanish business leaders to take advantage of opportunities in renewable energy and tourism in Chile, and he praised the South American country for its legal security, compared with those "where arbitrariness reigns." continue reading »

UN:  Bolivia is Numero Uno Cocaine Suppler to South American Market

The head of the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime, or UNODC, in this Andean nation said in an interview published Sunday by the La Paz daily Pagina Siete that Bolivia was now the largest supplier continue reading »

Bolivian Evo Morales Cancels Controversial Amazon Highway

As 2,000 or more Amazonian Indians made their way through Bolivia to the capital of La Paz to meet with President Evo Morales on a controversial highway, he announced he was scraping the whole project. continue reading »

Honduras Likely to Break World Murder Rate Record

One Latin American country is about to break a world record that no country is ever proud to break, the world murder record. A report released Thursday says Honduras, w continue reading »

‘Heterosexual Pride’ Day Maybe Coming to Sao Paolo, Brazil Soon

Evangelical community leaders in Sao Paolo, Brazil have not been too happy about all ‘the privileges’ the gay community enjoys in the city like their five-day gay pride parade. Therefore a local councilman proposed and won approval for his idea that there be a ‘Heterosexual Pride Day’. continue reading »

Two Foreign Tourists Brutally Assaulted and Murdered in Argentina

Over the weekend tourists in Argentina found the bodies of two female victims near a hiking trail in the Salta province which is in located in the northwest of the country. Both female victims were staying at a hostel and identified as French tourists last seen on July 16th. continue reading »

Homemade, Bootleg Liquor Kills 21, Injures 103 in Ecuador

Authorities in the province of Los Rios, Ecuador are investigating the deaths of 21 people from homemade alcohol that appeared to be contaminated with methanol. continue reading »

Wild Blueberries Native to Central and South American Have 2x-4x More Antioxidants Than U.S. Berries

The first analysis of the healthful antioxidant content of blueberries that grow wild in Mexico, Central and South America concludes that some of these fruits have even more healthful antioxidants than the blueberries — already renowned as “super fruits” continue reading »

Hugo Chavez Arrives in Cuba for Chemo, Foregoes Treatment in Brazil, Cedes Some Powers to VP

On Friday the Brazil government was reporting that ailing Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was heading to their country to receive treatment for his yet-to-be-identified cancer - those reports were in fact wrong. continue reading »

Paraguay to Conduct Housing & Population Census

Paraguay’s 2012 National Population and Housing Census will be carried out with the help of a $12.5 million financing package from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »

Church of Santiago Celebrates 450 Years of Service to Country

"Christ ayer, hoy y siempre" is the motto with which the Church of Santiago, created as a diocese in 1561 by Pope Pius IV, celebrated her 450 years of life. The Archbishop of Santiago, His Exc. Mgr. Ricardo Ezzati, presented the many events that are taking place throughout the month at a press conference. continue reading »

One of a Kind: Lucha Libre Bolivian Wrestlers in Traditional Grab (VIDEO)

Where except in Bolivia would you except to see wrestlers, or better said Lucha Libre fighters, in colorful twirling skirts. These ‘cholitas’ as they are known not only beat up their opponent but wreak havoc on the audience. A recent observer noted chairs were thrown at the audience along with spraying them with sticky soda. continue reading »

Brazil: Super Saturday Visa Program

The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia, along with the U.S. consulates in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Recife, will open on Saturday, June 18, to accommodate Brazilian travelers continue reading »