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Monday, November 9, 2015
Brazil project aims to save indigenous languages
Guaricema Pataxo's indigenous roots are the cornerstone of her identity. The 53-year-old great-grandmother lives on her Pataxo people's reservation and makes a living by hawking their handicrafts, fully decked out in traditional regalia.
From the slum to the bookshop, Brazil drug queen turns writer
She started sniffing glue at age six to ease the hunger of life in a Brazilian slum. She got her first revolver when she was 11.
Ukraine famine memorial unveiled in US capital
A monument commemorating the millions of Ukrainians who died during a Soviet-era famine was unveiled in the U.S. capital Saturday, in a ceremony that brought back horrific memories for survivors.
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Ending a seven-year political saga, U.S. President Barack Obama killed the proposed Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, declaring it would have undercut U.S. efforts to clinch a global climate change deal at the center of his environmental legacy.
Castro, Pena Nieto seal warmer Cuba-Mexico ties
Cuban leader Raul Castro received a warm welcome in Mexico on Friday as President Enrique Pena Nieto sought to end a diplomatic chill and boost business opportunities on the island.
America's birthplace has been named the country's first World Heritage City, putting it on par with Jerusalem, Cairo, Paris and other places recognized for their impacts on the course of human events.
Controversial Russian media mogul Mikhail Lesin, whom critics accused of limiting press freedom, has been found dead at a Washington hotel. He was 57.
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Defense bill OK'd by US lower house would hamper closure of Guantanamo
The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly backed a US$607 billion defense bill that would bar President Barack Obama from moving Guantanamo Bay detainees to U.S. prisons, setting up a showdown with Congress over his 2008 campaign pledge to close the Cuban facility.
Brazil mine mudslide smothers village, kills at least 17: official
A dam burst Thursday at a mining waste site in Brazil, unleashing a deluge of thick, red toxic mud that smothered a village and killed at least 17 people, an official said.
Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush has slammed Dick Cheney as an "iron ass" and Donald Rumsfeld as an "arrogant fellow," in a new book in which he vents publicly for the first time about their influence on his son George's presidency.
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