All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘south america’

Prince Harry: His South American Tour

Prince Harry is headed to South America in June for some fun and some official commitments, too. He will spend a total of seven days in both Chile and Brazil. Since England is competing in the World Cup campaign in Brazil, Harry will take part in the festivities–cheering the team on as they take on Costa Rica. And according to …

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Yelp Expands Into Argentina, Its 27th Country

Yelp continues to expand internationally with a launch in Argentina, its 27th market. This comes just two months after Yelp’s Mexico launch, further expanding the company’s presence in Latin America, which also includes Brazil. People in Argentina can now create accounts at Yelp.com.ar. The iPhone and Android apps as well as business owner tools will also be available in the …

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Caravan of Death Victims Identified in Chile

On September 11, 1973, Socialist leader of Chile Salvador Allende was overthrown by military forces under the command of Augusto Pinochet. Following this successful coup, Pinochet would seat himself atop Chile’s government and would remain as dictator of Chile for the next 17 years. During that time, 40,018 people were subject to human rights violations, and another 3,065 people were …

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Colombian FARC Rebels Release American Hostage Unharmed

Latin America’s oldest left-wing guerrilla group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia or FARC, released an American hostage over the weekend that CNN reports being captured back in June. “We are pleased to have facilitated his release so he can be reunited with his family,” commented Jordi Raich, head of the International Committee for the Red Cross delegation in Colombia. …

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Google Maps Project Maps Amazon Funds

Google has been working with Brazilian nonprofit organization, Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS), and the two have now announced the Bolsa Floresta Platform, an online tool that lets you explore social, environmental and economical datasets for areas in the Amazon. “One FAS’s most significative initiatives is the administration of the Bolsa Floresta — Brazil’s first internationally-certified incentive program for the preservation …

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HTC Pulls Out Of Brazil, Terminates Plans For HTC One Line

I have a HTC phone and I like it well enough. It’s a good Android phone and has served me well. It seems that Brazil doesn’t have as many fans. A representative from HTC has confirmed to AndroidPIT that the company is shutting down their operations in Brazil. This isn’t one of those strategies where HTC hopes to recoup their …

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Julian Assange Applies For Political Asylum In Ecuador

It was only a few weeks ago that Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, lost his appeal to the UK Supreme Court. It seemed like it was all but certain that he would be extradited to Sweden over charges of sexual assault. Then the unthinkable happened, Assange fled to the Ecuador embassy in London and filed for political asylum. The Independent …

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