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Ecuador Pulls Funding from Left-Wing Propaganda Network Telesur

Despite Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno's election as a member of the leftist PAIS Alliance party, the country's Communications Secretary Andres Michelena indicated that the channel had become too costly and they now preferred to focus on their own state media. "We have met with the people of Tele

BREITBART - 2018-03-21 19:07:49

Higuain says ill mother convinced him not to retire

Buenos Aires (AFP) - Gonzalo Higuain came close to retiring two years ago but was convinced to continue by his severely ill mother, the Argentine forward told television channel TyC Sports on Wednesday. The 30-year-old Juventus forward was undergoing a difficult period at that time with the national

WORLD SOCCER TALK - 2018-03-21 18:05:09

Officials attribute Ecuador attack to dissident FARC rebels

QUITO, Ecuador - Ecuadorean authorities say a guerrilla faction that was once linked to Colombia's largest rebel group is responsible for an attack that left three soldiers dead. Gov. Pablo Hadathy Rodas of the northwestern Esmeraldas province where Tuesday's attack took place told a Colombian radio

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-03-21 17:14:00

Neymar (foot) will be fit for the World Cup, Ronaldo insists

Brazil great Ronaldo believes compatriot Neymar will be back from injury in time to lead a "very strong team" at the 2018 World Cup. The South American nation last was crowned world champion in 2002, when Ronaldo scored both goals in a 2-0 final win over Germany. Getty Images Neymar playing for Braz

MSN.COM - 2018-03-21 13:49:01

Stepping Beyond Cartagena: Exploring Colombia's Northern Reaches

A new political tranquility is luring travelers to northern Colombia's colonial towns, teeming jungles, and golden coastline. One day last summer, walking along a back street of Cartagena's walled old city, I spotted Luis Guzma'n, the lupine-faced actor from Carlito's Way and Boogie Nights. He was a

CNTRAVELER.COM - 2018-03-21 12:00:00

USA Basketball reveals first-round foes for Self's Under 18 national team

The USA men's Under 18 national basketball team, which will be coached by Kansas' Bill Self, will compete in Group A against the Dominican Republic, Panama and Puerto Rico in preliminary round play at the 2018 FIBA Americas Under 18 championship for men, USA basketball announced Tuesday. Group B wil

KANSAS CITY STAR - 2018-03-20 22:52:00

Blast kills three Ecuadoran troops near Colombia border

Quito (AFP) - Three Ecuadoran soldiers were killed and at least seven other people were injured Tuesday in a bomb explosion on the country's northern border with Colombia, the government said. A roadside bomb exploded as a patrol carrying out "surveillance and control" operations on the border passe

YAHOO! - 2018-03-20 22:53:34

COLOMBIA: Country Begins White Rice Exports To Canada

(RTTNews) - Colombia made its first export of white rice to Canada after four years of joint work between public and private sectors to open that market. "This export of rice is in line with our policy of diversification of the exportable supply, but also shows the deepening of our Trade Agreement w

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2018-03-20 22:48:11

Dragon Ball Super Screened for Thousands Across Latin America... But It May Not Have Been Fully Authorized

Thousands of Dragon Ball Super fans gathered together to watch the 130th episode of the hit series streamed publicly in cities across Latin America, and it appears some of these screenings may have been held without the authorization of Toei Animation. Prior to the release of Episode 130, Toei Anima

IGN - 2018-03-20 22:28:34

Watertown resident travels to Ecuador with Tandana Foundation

Mary Breen, of Waltham, was one of 11 students along with and one university representative from Northeastern University in Boston to spend a week in the indigenous community of Motiln Chupa in highland Ecuador as a pat of the Alternative Spring Break Program. They worked together with community mem

WICKED LOCAL - 2018-03-20 16:38:31

Venezuelans flee Maduro regime seeking freedom and safety - but asylum is elusive | Miami Herald

When Venezuelan authorities arrested her mother in 2014 on thinly veiled political charges, her brother went into hiding and Mery Munoz was left alone. Just 16 years old, she lived by herself in a house that was regularly ransacked by police and armed, government-backed groups known as colectivos.

MIAMI HERALD - 2018-03-20 12:00:00

Tons of garbage cleaned up around Galapagos Islands

Officials at Ecuador's Galapagos National Park said they have collected 22 tons of garbage since January off the coasts. According to Japan Times, the cleanup activity aims at studying "the possible arrival of invasive species in the waste swept in by the ocean currents," the park said in a statemen

KICKERDAILY.COM - 2018-03-20 07:00:00

Epidemiological Update - Yellow Fever - 20March 2018

Between January 2016 and 13 March 2018, seven countries and territories of the Region of the Americas reported confirmed cases of yellow fever: the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Peru, and Suriname. The number of human cases and epizootics collectively rep

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2018-03-20 07:00:00

Trump bans U.S. trade in Petro, Venezuela's new cryptocurrency

Photo via Cancillera del Ecuador/Flickr The currency was supposed to subvert U.S. sanctions. President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Monday banning U.S. citizens from trading in Petro, the new cryptocurrency developed by the Venezuelan government. The action explicitly bans "all transact

THE DAILY DOT - 2018-03-19 20:39:14

Venezuela: Dollarization takes central stage

Exchange controls and excessive money printing plunges the bolvar further into depreciation vis--vis the US dollar.(Rete del Gobierno) There is a national consensus on an integrated monetary reform as the only way to escape from the hyperinflation Venezuela is submerged in. Some, like the government


Brazil will face Austria in last friendly before World Cup

Brazil's Neymar, Paulinho and Marcelo celebrate a goal against Ecuador. VIENNA -- The Austrian football federation says Brazil will play their final warm up-game for the World Cup against Austria on June 10, a week before the five-time world champions take on Switzerland in their Group E opener. The


Lionel Messi hints 2018 could be his last chance to win World Cup

Lionel Messi has suggested he won't get another chance if Argentina fail to win the World Cup in Russia this summer. The Barcelona forward lost in three straight finals -- two Copa Americas and the 2014 World Cup -- in a three-year span and has not won a trophy with the senior team. Messi's hat tric


Colombia's choice is between prosperity and path to Venezuela: Lacalle

"It happened in Venezuela and it will happen in Colombia", says Lacalle, about Petro's threat to put in place a 'constituent assembly'. Economist Daniel Lacalle warns about the dangerous economic policies of Colombia's current front-runner Gustavo Petro (PanAm Post). PanAm Post interviewed Spanish e


Colombia's Last Guerrillas Fight Over Cocaine Hub

On the same day that Colombia's biggest guerrilla group, the ELN, resumed peace talks with the government, reports emerged of a battle between the rebels and former guerrillas embedded in the main cocaine hub on the Venezuela border: the region of Catatumbo. The fighting - between the National Liber


Dragon Ball Super Fans Gather In Latin America For Massive Public Screenings

Is there any better way to watch your favorite TV show than with 10,000 other fans in a stadium? Based on the reaction to a massive livestream of Dragon Ball Super in Ciudad Jurez, Mexico, there likely is not. The city streamed the penultimate episode of Dragon Ball Super publicly on Saturday, March