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Facebook's Latin America vice president arrested in Brazil

Wednesday, 02 March 2016 11:49
Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian police arrested Diego Dzodan, Facebook's vice-president for Latin America, for not complying with previous judicial decisions.In a press release, the federal police stated that Dzodan had been arrested in Sao Paulo on Tuesday.This followed an arrest…

Hopes of rate cut, positive Asian cues swell equity markets

Tuesday, 01 March 2016 16:50
Mumbai: Expectations of a rate cut, coupled with budgetary announcements and positive Asian cues, buoyed the Indian equity markets during the late-afternoon trade session on Tuesday.Consequently, the barometer 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) rocketed by…

Brazilian president's campaign chief to be jailed

Wednesday, 24 February 2016 11:48
Rio de Janeiro: The publicist for Brazil's ruling Workers Party and campaign chief for President Dilma Rousseff's re-election campaign is set to be jailed for corruption.Joao Santana gave himself up to police after an order for his arrest was released,…

Brazil's Rousseff calls for joint effort to fight Zika virus

Saturday, 20 February 2016 10:57
Rio De Janeiro: Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Friday called for a joint effort in the fight against the Zika virus, which has been responsible for a rise in microcephaly cases in the country."A mosquito cannot defeat 204 million people.…

Brazil's Air Force joins fight against Zika

Friday, 19 February 2016 13:56
Rio de Janeiro: Brazil's air force (FAB) has joined the fight against the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the carrier of the Zika virus, a military sources said.Accompanied by eight health surveillance agents, the air force personnel spread across Rio de Janeiro…

Venezuela raises gasoline price after two decades

Thursday, 18 February 2016 14:36
Caracas: Venezuela has hiked gasoline prices for the first time in 20 years following plummeting revenues from crude exports, the media reported on Thursday.The price hike came as a shock to residents of the oil-rich nation, who had been enjoying…

Cuba, US to re-establish regular commercial flights

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 11:08
Havana: The Cuban and US governments on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding on civil aviation that includes the establishment of direct air routes between the two nations for the first time in 50 years and is set to take…

Ex-Petrobras international head jailed for 12 years

Tuesday, 02 February 2016 13:32
Brasilia: Scandal-ridden Brazilian oil giant Petrobras' former international head has been jailed for 12 years for corruption and money laundering, the media reported on Tuesday.Jorge Zelada, the former director of the company's international division, was sentenced on Monday on charges…

Five dead in Brazil plane crash

Thursday, 21 January 2016 11:36
Rio de Janeiro: At least five people died when a small plane crashed into a van carrying passengers in Brazil, a media report said.Police sources said the agricultural aircraft was spraying crops on Wednesday when it went down in the…

Colombia's 2015 coffee harvest largest in 23 years

Thursday, 07 January 2016 10:48
Bogota: Colombia's 2015 coffee harvest totalled 14.2 million bags of 60 kilos , the largest in 23 years, the National Federation of Coffee Growers announced.The figure represents an increase of 83 percent over the 2012 harvest, which came in at…