Posts Tagged Latin America and Caribbean

Scientists name Puerto Rico water mite after JLo

In this June 12, 2014 file photo, pop singer singer Jennifer Lopez performs at the 2014 World Cup opening ceremony in the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil. A group of of scientists named a water mite in Lopez's honor after discovering a new species near Puerto Rico. The music of the Bronx, New York-born entertainer who has Puerto Rican roots was a hit with the group while they wrote about their findings, biologist Vladimir Pesic said in an email Wednesday, July 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Pop singer Jennifer Lopez may be thinking life is funny after a group of scientists named a water mite in her honor after discovering a new species near Puerto Rico.

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Brazil police suspend 4 officers in Rio de Janeiro

SAO PAULO (AP) — Four police officers have been suspended after being caught on video as they beat journalists during an anti-World Cup protest, the Rio de Janeiro police department said Wednesday.

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