Brazil uses drones to combat Zika virus

February 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on Brazil uses drones to combat Zika virus 

RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb. 21 — Several cities in brazil are using drones to detect and destroy the breeding grounds of the Aedes aegypti mosquito that transmits Zika, dengue and chikungunya viruses.

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Colombia sees sharp rise in Zika cases

February 15, 2016 by · Comments Off on Colombia sees sharp rise in Zika cases 

BOGOTA, Feb. 14 — Colombia reported Saturday that there was a sharp increase in Zika virus cases in the country, with an announced total of 31,555 cases, including 5,013 pregnant women.

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Brazil to push for deeper economic integration at CELAC summit

January 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on Brazil to push for deeper economic integration at CELAC summit 

BRASILIA, Jan. 22 — Brazil said on Thursday it will propose deeper regional economic integration and more trade agreements within the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC).

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Steve Harvey's flub was humiliating — Miss Colombia

January 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on Steve Harvey's flub was humiliating — Miss Colombia 

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 2 — Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez has opened up about having to give back her crown, saying it was humiliating for the whole nation.

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Colombia to close popular Caribbean Park for natural protection

October 30, 2015 by · Comments Off on Colombia to close popular Caribbean Park for natural protection 

BOGOTA, Oct. 29 — The Colombian authorities decided to temporarily close Tayrona National Nature Park, one of its most popular tourist destinations in the northern Caribbean region, in response to an indigenous community petition to protect nature.

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Colombia exports youthful talent

August 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on Colombia exports youthful talent 

BOGOTA, Aug. 10 — The Colombian league is the 10th most important soccer-player market in the world, according to a report from Colombia's local daily El Tiempo published Sunday.

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2 explosions in Colombia's capital leave 5 injured

July 3, 2015 by · Comments Off on 2 explosions in Colombia's capital leave 5 injured 

BOGOTA, July 3 — Two explosions were reported in the Colombian capital on Thursday and left five people injured, the local new reported.

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Australian police seize massive drug haul

March 5, 2015 by · Comments Off on Australian police seize massive drug haul 

SYDNEY, March 5 — Australian Federal Police swooped on properties across Sydney on Thursday and arrested six men alleged to have imported 230 km of illegal drug worth USD122 million.

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Ecuador seizes 13 tons of narcotics this year

February 24, 2015 by · Comments Off on Ecuador seizes 13 tons of narcotics this year 

QUITO, Feb. 24 — The Ecuadorian authorities reported Monday the South American country's police have seized a total of 13.29 tons of narcotics in nationwide operations so far this year, way more than the 2.53 tons seized in the same period in 2014.

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China becomes attractive market for Kenyan flower farmers

February 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on China becomes attractive market for Kenyan flower farmers 

NAKURU, Kenya, Feb. 20 — china has become a new attractive market for Kenyan flower farmers exploiting diversified avenues for retailing their produce.

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