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WednesdayAugust 13, 2014

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Death Toll Of Earthquake in Ecuador Rises to 3

Death Toll Of Earthquake in Ecuador Rises to 3

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Rescue teams on Wednesday found the body of another person evidently killed in a landslide during this week’s earthquake in northern Quito, Ecuadorian Interior Minister Jose Serrano said.

The death toll from Tuesday’s earthquake thus rose to three - two adults and a 4-year-old boy - Serrano said in a Twitter post.

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Reporters Without Borders Calls For Investigation Into Murder of Mexican Reporter

Reporters Without Borders Calls For Investigation Into Murder of Mexican Reporter

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Reporters Without Borders on Wednesday called for a federal investigation into this week’s killing of a crime reporter in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca.

“We call on the federal authorities to take over this murder investigation,” the Paris-based watchdog group known as RSF said in a statement, referring to Monday’s shooting death of Octavio Rojas Fernandez, a reporter with the El Buen Tono daily who was gunned down outside his home in the town of San Jose Cosolapa.

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Colombia Postpones Sale of Majority Stake in Isagen

Colombia’s government has postponed the sale of its 57.61 percent stake in power producer Isagen, with Finance Minister Mauricio Cardenas saying the auction will be delayed for a year.

“This decision will enable us to increase the number of bidders, have greater competition in the process and thereby maximize the value for the nation,” Cardenas said at a press conference.

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Survey: LatAm Business Climate at Lowest Level in 5 Years

Survey: LatAm Business Climate at Lowest Level in 5 Years

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The business climate in Latin America last month fell to its worst level since July 2009, Brazil’s Getulio Vargas Foundation, or FGV, said Wednesday.

The Economic Climate Index, or ICE, for Latin America fell from 90 points in April to 84 points in July, the private economic studies center said, citing the results of the quarterly survey that it conducts in association with the Economic Studies Institute at the University of Munich.

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Brazilian Presidential Candidate Eduardo Campos Dies in Plane Crash

Brazilian Presidential Candidate Eduardo Campos Dies in Plane Crash

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Socialist presidential candidate Eduardo Campos was killed in a plane crash Wednesday in Santos, a city in Brazil’s Sao Paulo state, party officials told Efe.

The Brazilian Socialist Party, or PSB, leader and several members of his campaign team were aboard a small plane that crashed in a residential area in Santos.

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Aeromexico Cut 5.6 Percent of Employees Over Last Year

Aeromexico Cut 5.6 Percent of Employees Over Last Year

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Aeromexico cut its payroll by 5.6 percent in the first half of this year, compared to the Dec. 31 figure, the Reforma newspaper reported, citing company filings with regulators.

The carrier had 12,884 employees, including hourly workers, salaried personnel and managers, as of June 30, or 768 fewer than on Dec. 31.

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Chilean Students Invent Theft-Proof Bike

Chilean Students Invent Theft-Proof Bike

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More than 106,000 bicycles are stolen annually in the Chilean capital, a problem that prompted three university students here to come up with an innovative, theft-proof model.

Andres Roi had had bikes stolen on several occasions, and so when his class at Adolfo IbaƱez University was assigned the task of enhancing a particular transportation device he and two other students, Juan Jose Monsalve and Cristobal Cabello, decided to focus on the pedal-driven two-wheeler.

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Benicio del Toro’s Pablo Escobar Film to Premiere at Toronto Int’l Film Festival

Benicio del Toro’s Pablo Escobar Film to Premiere at Toronto Int’l Film Festival

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“Escobar: Paradise Lost,” a French drama-thriller starring Benicio del Toro as the late Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar and directed by Andrea Di Stefano, will have its world premiere at next month’s Toronto International Film Festival.

Organizers also announced that films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Catherine Deneuve, John Travolta and Morgan Freeman, among other actors, will have their inaugural screenings at the TIFF.

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WednesdayAugust 13, 2014