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# south-america - Friday 9 March, 2012

WATCH: Neymar does his best Lionel Messi impression
# Take A Bow
From The42
# Take A Bow

WATCH: Neymar does his best Lionel Messi impression

Mar 9th 2012, 6:20 PM 1,275 Views 0 Comments

The striker has been up to his old tricks again, as he looks to outdo his Argentinian counterpart.

# south-america - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

Interpol website hacked after arrest of 25 suspected Anonymous members
# Anonymous
# Anonymous

Interpol website hacked after arrest of 25 suspected Anonymous members

Feb 29th 2012, 9:39 AM 2,414 Views 15 Comments

Those arrested – aged between 17 and 25 – are suspected of planning cyber-attacks against several South American and European institutions. Interpol’s website went down following news of the arrests.

# south-america - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

International friendly wrap: wins for Brazil, Serbia
# World In Motion
From The42
# World In Motion

International friendly wrap: wins for Brazil, Serbia

Feb 28th 2012, 10:38 PM 402 Views 0 Comments

The Samba Boys left it late to see off Bosnia in St Gallen.

# south-america - Sunday 26 February, 2012

The Sunday Papers: some of the week's best sportswriting
# Well Read
From The42
# Well Read

The Sunday Papers: some of the week's best sportswriting

Feb 26th 2012, 9:07 AM 878 Views 0 Comments

Do yourself a favour and check this lot out.

# south-america - Sunday 29 January, 2012

Brazilian bikinis get bigger to fit expanding waistlines
# Itsybitsy Teenyweeny
From The Daily Edge
# Itsybitsy Teenyweeny

Brazilian bikinis get bigger to fit expanding waistlines

Jan 29th 2012, 10:07 AM 10,035 Views 17 Comments

A growing number of designers are making bigger bikinis to accommodate Brazil’s thickening waistline.

# south-america - Thursday 26 January, 2012

Six bodies pulled from Rio rubble after building collapse
# Rio De Janeiro
# Rio De Janeiro

Six bodies pulled from Rio rubble after building collapse

Jan 26th 2012, 10:07 PM 2,010 Views 0 Comments

Six people have been confirmed dead and 16 remain missing following the collapse of three high-rise buildings in Rio de Janeiro earlier today.

# south-america - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

Police investigate allegations of sexual assault on Big Brother Brazil
# Brazil
# Brazil

Police investigate allegations of sexual assault on Big Brother Brazil

Jan 18th 2012, 2:11 PM 5,466 Views 28 Comments

A contestant on Brazilian Big Brother is being questioned by police after concerns were raised that he raped a fellow contestant as she slept.

# south-america - Wednesday 4 January, 2012

Argentine president recovering after cancer surgery
# Argentina
# Argentina

Argentine president recovering after cancer surgery

Jan 4th 2012, 6:50 PM 2,511 Views 8 Comments

Cristina Fernandez is recovering after having surgery to remove a cancerous thyroid gland, and is cautiously expected to make a full recovery.

# south-america - Thursday 29 December, 2011

38 years on, Chile closes Allende case after confirming suicide
# Chile
# Chile

38 years on, Chile closes Allende case after confirming suicide

Dec 29th 2011, 10:27 PM 4,546 Views 11 Comments

The Chilean leader was found dead while defending the presidential palace in the 1973 coup in Chile, in which General Augusto Pinochet seized power.

# south-america - Wednesday 28 December, 2011

Argentine President diagnosed with thyroid cancer
# Argentina
# Argentina

Argentine President diagnosed with thyroid cancer

Dec 28th 2011, 9:31 AM 2,665 Views 3 Comments

Cristina Fernadez is not the first South American leader to be be diagnosed cancer in recent months – Presidents Fernando Lugo of Paraguay, Hugo Chavez of Venezuela and Dilma Rousseff of Brazil all have undergone treatments recently.

# south-america - Wednesday 14 December, 2011

Conjoined baby girls separated in Chile
# Chile
# Chile

Conjoined baby girls separated in Chile

Dec 14th 2011, 1:53 PM 1,463 Views 2 Comments

The Chilean twins presented a particularly difficult challenge because they were born sharing many of the same internal organs and urinary system.

# south-america - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

Global Witness leaves anti-Blood Diamond group in protest
# Blood Diamonds
# Blood Diamonds

Global Witness leaves anti-Blood Diamond group in protest

Dec 6th 2011, 10:55 AM 1,735 Views 1 Comment

The NGO said the diamond certification scheme has failed to prevent the processing of conflict diamonds in Ivory Coast, Zimbabwe and Venezuela.

# south-america - Thursday 10 November, 2011

Brazil: Rio's most-wanted trafficker caught
# Brazil
# Brazil

Brazil: Rio's most-wanted trafficker caught

Nov 10th 2011, 6:00 PM 644 Views 1 Comment

Notorious gang-Antonio Bonfim Lopes, known as “Nem,” is wanted on drug trafficking, murder, kidnapping and money laundering charges.

# south-america - Thursday 3 November, 2011

Man behind Nicholas Cage weapons dealer role convicted of attempting to arm FARC
# Lord Of War
# Lord Of War

Man behind Nicholas Cage weapons dealer role convicted of attempting to arm FARC

Nov 3rd 2011, 8:58 AM 937 Views 7 Comments

Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, aka the Merchant of Death, was convicted after US agents posing as Colombian terrorists staged a $20m arms deal.

# south-america - Sunday 23 October, 2011

We're not the only country with a seven-way presidential election, you know
# Race For The Casa
# Race For The Casa

We're not the only country with a seven-way presidential election, you know

Oct 23rd 2011, 6:20 PM 268 Views 1 Comment

Argentina’s president Cristina Fernandez – the wife of her late predecessor – is set to be re-elected, boosted by a booming economy.

# south-america - Thursday 15 September, 2011

Mexico: Bodies hung from bridge as warning to social media users
# Mexico
# Mexico

Mexico: Bodies hung from bridge as warning to social media users

Sep 15th 2011, 4:15 PM 3,212 Views 12 Comments

Mexico’s notoriously vicious drug cartels are trying to crack down on members of the public who denounce their activities online.

# south-america - Monday 5 September, 2011

Bolivia bans cars for a day to help reduce pollution
# Car Ban
# Car Ban

Bolivia bans cars for a day to help reduce pollution

Sep 5th 2011, 3:33 PM 477 Views 6 Comments

Bolivia’s President even left the car behind and jogged to work yesterday.

# south-america - Friday 2 September, 2011

6.4 quake shakes northern Argentina
# Argentina
# Argentina

6.4 quake shakes northern Argentina

Sep 2nd 2011, 6:19 PM 378 Views 0 Comments

The earthquake prompted evacuations in Buenos Aires and was felt in other populous areas – however those living at the epicentre didn’t even notice it.

# south-america - Monday 29 August, 2011

Five detained over casino attack that killed 52 in Mexico
# Mexico
# Mexico

Five detained over casino attack that killed 52 in Mexico

Aug 29th 2011, 5:42 PM 129 Views 0 Comments

Five people suspected of being members of the notorious Zetas drug cartel in Mexico have been arrested over an arson attack on a casino killed 52 people earlier this week.

# south-america - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

Juego Bonito: watch Uruguay book their place in the final thanks to Suarez brace
# Due South
From The42
# Due South

Juego Bonito: watch Uruguay book their place in the final thanks to Suarez brace

Jul 20th 2011, 11:39 AM 168 Views 0 Comments

WATCH: Liverpoool striker on the double as Uruguay eye record 15th title.

# south-america - Monday 4 July, 2011

Hugo Chavez returns to Venezuela after Cuban cancer treatment
# Venezuala
# Venezuala

Hugo Chavez returns to Venezuela after Cuban cancer treatment

Jul 4th 2011, 4:17 PM 219 Views 2 Comments

The Venezuelan president arrives home after four weeks in Cuba, where he underwent emergency surgery.

# south-america - Friday 1 July, 2011

Chavez reveals cancer battle
# Hugo Chavez
# Hugo Chavez

Chavez reveals cancer battle

Jul 1st 2011, 8:23 AM 292 Views 0 Comments

Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez made a statement on television last night explaining his recent absence.

# south-america - Sunday 26 June, 2011

Where is Hugo Chavez?
# Venezuela
# Venezuela

Where is Hugo Chavez?

Jun 26th 2011, 12:27 PM 468 Views 6 Comments

The Venezuelan president reappeared on Twitter on Friday, but he hasn’t been seen in public for two weeks after undergoing surgery in Cuba.

# south-america - Friday 11 March, 2011

Tsunami may 'totally engulf' low lying Pacific islands: Red Cross
# Pacific Tsunami
# Pacific Tsunami

Tsunami may 'totally engulf' low lying Pacific islands: Red Cross

Mar 11th 2011, 10:53 AM 1,906 Views 0 Comments

The low lying Pacific islands may be swept over as a powerful tsunami hits the region – meanwhile Indonesia is bracing itself, as warnings indicate it will be the first area to be hit after Japan.

Tsunami centre widens warning to western US coast
# Tsumani Warning
# Tsumani Warning

Tsunami centre widens warning to western US coast

Mar 11th 2011, 9:19 AM 2,112 Views 0 Comments

Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and Central and South America and the rest of the Pacific Ocean have been issued with tsunami alerts.

# south-america - Wednesday 16 February, 2011

Artist launches bid for legal rights on iconic Che Guevara image
# Che
# Che

Artist launches bid for legal rights on iconic Che Guevara image

Feb 16th 2011, 11:14 AM 3,482 Views 0 Comments

Renowned artist Irish Jim Fitzpatrick is attempting to secure royalties on the world-famous work for the first time.

# south-america - Tuesday 8 February, 2011

Rio Carnival costumes and floats destroyed by huge blaze
# Rio Carnival
# Rio Carnival

Rio Carnival costumes and floats destroyed by huge blaze

Feb 8th 2011, 6:45 AM 1,967 Views 0 Comments

A fire has torn through some of the city’s most prominent dance schools, destroying parade costumes and floats – and causing €3 million worth of damage.

# south-america - Saturday 15 January, 2011

Drug trafficking suspect to appear in court
# Drugs
# Drugs

Drug trafficking suspect to appear in court

Jan 15th 2011, 10:07 AM 443 Views 0 Comments

One of two women arrested in a €1 million cocaine raid at Dublin Airport will appear in court today on drug trafficking charges.