Posts Tagged South America

Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

ALTERNATIVE CROP OF XLAT301 - This undated file photo of Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez is seen in an unknown location. Marquez died Thursday April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. Garcia Marquez's magical realist novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality. (AP Photo/Hamilton, File)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia’s Caribbean coast.

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Two-week strike ends at 2016 Rio Olympic venues

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Over 2,000 construction workers returned to their jobs at the Olympic Park on Thursday, ending a two-week strike that further slowed the trouble-plagued 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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Brazil unveils $11 billion in ‘legacy’ budget

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian government officials announced Wednesday that almost $11 billion (24.1 billion Brazilian reals) will be spent on major transportation and environmental projects, which they argue are not related to holding the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

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Uruguay’s leader declares $322,883 in wealth

In this Oct. 25, 2009, file photo Uruguay's President Jose Mujica stands in a tractor on his flower farm on the outskirts of Montevideo, Uruguay. Mujica has declared $322,883 in wealth in 2014. Uruguay's president has been labeled “the poorest president in the world,” but his sworn declaration in 2014 shows a 74 percent increase since 2012. He says that’s because didn’t put his money, about $104,000, in bank accounts until recently. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico, File)

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — President Jose Mujica says his wealth adds up to $322,883. Nearly a third of that is cash, kept in three bank accounts that Uruguay’s leader didn’t previously declare.

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Strike continues at Rio Olympic venues

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The two-week strike at Rio de Janeiro’s main Olympic complex continued Wednesday despite an apparent settlement.

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