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Cali and Bogota Rank Among Top Five Places to Buy Real Estate Overseas

Cali and Bogota Rank Among Top Five Places to Buy Real Estate Overseas

Bogota, Colombia TODAY COLOMBIA – In its annual outlook, a Panama-based publication recently ranked the best global locations to buy real estate this year, and two of the largest cities in Colombia — the “irresistible” Cali and gentrifying Bogotá — made the top five. Only two markets in Portugal — Algarve in first place and Lisbon […]

Smuggling Ring From Pakistan and Afghanistan to United States Through Latin America Exposed

Smuggling Ring From Pakistan and Afghanistan to United States Through Latin America Exposed

Q24N – A human smuggling ring that helped people from Pakistan and Afghanistan illegally enter the United States by way of Brazil and South and Central America was publicly revealed as the ring’s Brasilia contact pleaded guilty in federal court in Washington on Wednesday. Sharafat Ali Khan, 32, who U.S. authorities said is a Pakistani […]

Cops Break Up Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship for No Good Reason

Cops Break Up Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship for No Good Reason

(Q24N) Some Canadian cops apparently have nothing better to do than ruin the weekend for hundreds of martial arts athletes and enthusiasts. Canada’s Brazilian jiu-jitsu championship was supposed to have been hosted in Montreal over this past weekend. As CBC News reported, “About 240 competitors, some as young as nine, were registered to take part.” […]

Brazil Grants Two-Year Tesidence to Venezuelans Fleeing Crisis

Brazil Grants Two-Year Tesidence to Venezuelans Fleeing Crisis

Life in Venezuela is mostly waiting in line TODAY VENEZUELA – Brazil migration authorities have approved a measure that will facilitate a two-year residence for Venezuelan, Brazilian media reported on Thursday. The move authorized by the Brazilian National Immigration Council covers all Brazil’s bordering countries that have not been included in an agreement effective at […]

6 Magical Places To Watch The Sunset In Latin America

6 Magical Places To Watch The Sunset In Latin America

(Q TRAVEL) By Simon Williams – Latin America boasts some of the worlds most postcard worthy beaches, particularly in Brazil and Costa Rica. As top honeymoon destinations, they wouldn’t be complete without some truly magical sunsets, and both offer them almost every night of the year. However, these aren’t the only two places to consider […]

Latin America Makes History In 2016

Latin America Makes History In 2016

Satisfaction! On March 25, just one day after the end of a historic visit from US President Barack Obama, who was the first US president to visit Cuba in 88 years, the Rolling Stones played Havana. Tens of thousands of Cubans poured into the Ciudad Deportiva stadium to cheer the cult British band’s first ever […]

Pirates Threatening Brazilian Amazon Highlight Regional Security Concern

Pirates Threatening Brazilian Amazon Highlight Regional Security Concern

Q24N BRAZIL (Insightcrime.org) Marauding pirates represent a growing threat along the Amazon river in Brazil, the New York Times reports, but this remote outpost is not the only place in Latin America where piracy is becoming a greater security concern. Police forces in Brazil are struggling to curtail river piracy in the Amazon river basin, […]

Peru Seizes US$30 Million in Counterfeit Dollars, Biggest Ever

Peru Seizes US$30 Million in Counterfeit Dollars, Biggest Ever

Q24N NEWS – A recent operation by police in Peru led to the largest seizure of counterfeit dollars in the country’s history, illustrating the sophistication and scale of the counterfeiting industry in the Andean nation infamous for its production of fake bills. The Peruvian Interior Ministry announced on November 16 the seizure of US$30 million […]

Deadliest Year Ever For Environmental Activism

Deadliest Year Ever For Environmental Activism

(Q24N) Falling commodity prices are prompting land grabs by mining and forestry companies – often by force. That’s driving a disturbing trend: 2015 saw more murders of environmental activists than ever before. A wooden cross marks the spot where the body of environmental activist Isídio Antonio Pereira da Silva was found in Maranhão, Brazil on […]

Battle for Impeachment of Brazil’s Rousseff is Being Waged in Courts

Battle for Impeachment of Brazil’s Rousseff is Being Waged in Courts

BRASILIA (Prensa Latina) The battle unleashed by the process of impeachment against the deposed Brazilian president, Dilma Rousseff, is now being waged in the Supreme Federal Tribunal (STF), with two actions to be undertaken by the parties in dispute. An injunction demanding the annulment of the Senate’s session, which approved by majority the definitive separation […]

Costa Rica Sugarcane Industry Warns of “Dumping” of Sugar From Brazil

Costa Rica Sugarcane Industry Warns of “Dumping” of Sugar From Brazil

(qCOSTARICA BUSINESS) The Costa Rican sugarcane and sugar industry claims that imported sugar from Brazil is coming in at below market price. “The pratice known as dumping should be prohibited, causing a serious threat to the national production,” says the Agricultural Industrial League for Sugarcane (Liga Agrícola Industrial de la Caña de Azúcar  – LAICA), […]

‘Crime without Punishment’: Brazil’s Massive Contraband Trade

‘Crime without Punishment’: Brazil’s Massive Contraband Trade

LATIN AMERICA  – An investigation into Brazil’s massive contraband trade highlights the scope of the problem and the modus operandi of smuggling networks responsible for economic losses of around $20 billion dollars a year. During a two-month investigation called “Crime without Punishment,” Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo traced smuggling routes from sellers in neighboring […]

Pumped to Play With The Champions!

Pumped to Play With The Champions!

COSTA RICA SPORTS – Costa Rica faces an uphill battle in confronting the three former champions. But coach Jorge Luis Pinto said Friday he remains confident his team’s focus, motivation and speed will help in overcoming rivals. “Costa Rica has to be a level-headed team tomorrow and always. We have the game and we have […]