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Chilean rescuers optimistic that trapped miners to be freed sooner than thought SANTIAGO, CHILE - Chilean rescuers are growing increasingly optimistic about pulling the 33 trapped miners out far sooner than originally estimated, and with drilling quickly advancing on three narrow escape chutes, they raced Tuesday to decide on a desig
Washington Post | Sep 22, 2010 02:37 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Brazil quickly becoming a player in the global economy With an expansionary push in recent years among entrepreneurs, Brazil is rapidly becoming one of the more important investors in Latin America and is making its presence felt as far away as the United States, Africa and Europe.
Washington Post | Sep 21, 2010 07:22 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Letter from Argentina: Country legalizes same-sex marriage, and couples make big plans BUENOS AIRES - Sergio Donoso is gay and says he loves feathers. So on this day, in Andrea Pipkin's party favors shop, he draped a white feather boa around his neck, donning plastic neon sunglasses and a goofy silver topped hat.
Washington Post | Sep 12, 2010 02:45 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Scientists find evidence discrediting theory Amazon was virtually unlivable SAN MARTIN DE SAMIRIA, PERU - To the untrained eye, all evidence here in the heart of the Amazon signals virgin forest, untouched by man for time immemorial - from the ubiquitous fruit palms to the cry of howler monkeys, from the air thick with mosquitoes
Washington Post | Sep 5, 2010 11:57 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Colombia, Venezuela restore diplomatic ties Read full story for latest details.
Washington Post | Aug 12, 2010 04:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Colombia opens door for talks with FARC rebels BOGOTA, COLOMBIA -- The arrival of a more moderate president in Colombia has opened the possibility, if ever so slight, of talks with Marxist rebels to end a cocaine-fueled conflict that dates to the 1960s.
Washington Post | Aug 11, 2010 04:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Juan Manuel Santos takes oath as Colombia's new president BOGOTA, COLOMBIA -- Eight years ago, homemade rockets fired by Marxist rebels rained down on the presidential palace as lvaro Uribe took office, forewarning the all-out war that would come in his efforts to take back much of the country from potent guerri
Washington Post | Aug 8, 2010 04:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Colombia's new president lays out his vision in speech Juan Manuel Santos catapulted to the presidency of Colombia after the armed forces, under his watch, delivered the biggest blows against the FARC rebel group in the country's long conflict.
Washington Post | Aug 8, 2010 03:01 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Colombia-Venezuela dispute unresolved in meeting of South American leaders BOGOTA, COLOMBIA -- After the posturing and hysterics, an emergency meeting and competing press briefings, South American leaders were unable to resolve a crisis that began when the Colombian government accused Venezuelan President Hugo Chvez of aiding an
Washington Post | Jul 31, 2010 04:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Hezbollah militants may be charged in Hariri death LEBANON Lebanon is braced for another political crisis as a special tribunal set up to try the killers of Rafiq al-Hariri, the former prime minister, appears to be heading toward indicting members of Hezbollah, the Shiite militant group.
Washington Post | Jul 29, 2010 04:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend