Petrobras Sees Profit Jump

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News Americas, BRASILIA, Brazil, Weds. Aug. 17, 2011: Brazilian state-owned oil company, Petrobras, has seen a jump in profits. Petrobras, which has become one of the world’s major crude oil suppliers, has reported a 32 percent jump in its second-quarter net income compared with a year ago. The company made $6.9bn. “Our financial results this […]

U.S. Man To Remain Jailed In Aruba

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News Americas, Oranjestad, Aruba, Tues. Aug. 16, 2011: A 50-year-old American man has been ordered held for an additional 16 days in jail in Aruba as investigators on the island probe the disappearance of a woman who had traveled with him there. Aruban prosecutors argued to a judge Monday that Robyn Gardner, 35, might be […]

Bolivian Indians Protest Highway

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News Americas, La Paz, Bolivia, Tues. Aug. 16, 2011: Bolivian Indians are marching to La Paz to protest a government plan to build a 300 km highway through the Amazon rain forest. The Indians, indigenous to the Amazon plains, are protesting the plan, saying the road would be built through the Isiboro Secure indigenous territory […]

Google To Spend Billions In New Buy

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News Americas, LOS ANGELES, CA, Tues. Aug. 16, 2011: Digital media giant Google is set to spend$12.5 billion in a new purchase. The cash soaked company announced a deal Monday to acquire phone maker Motorola Mobility. The move, according to Google, will allow them to “supercharge” the company’s Android operating system. The deal will give […]

Guatemala To Face Seattle Sounders

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News Americas, Seattle, Washington, Tues. Aug. 16, 2011: Guatemalan CSD Comunicaciones will face the Seattle Sounders FC tonight in Seattle. The match at CenturyLink Field will see the two sides clash in the CONCACAF match-up. While there’s four American teams in the competition, Comunicaciones is alone to fly the Guatemalan flag after Municipal fell to […]

Nicki Minaj’s Hidden Talent?

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News Americas, TORONTO, Canada, Mon. Aug. 15, 2011: Trinidad-born rapper, Nicki Minaj, is definitely making no bones about showcasing what may be a hidden talent. Over the weekend, the singer gave a lap down to Canadian singer Drake. It was just the latest in a line of public lap dances the rapper has done including […]

Jamaicans Are Queens Of Cricket Too

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News Americas, Bridgetown, Barbados, Mon. Aug. 15, 2011: Jamaican women may be known as Queens of the dancehall, but on Sunday, the girls from Jamaica proved they were also queens of cricket. The Jamaican women’s cricket squad was crowned the queens of West Indies cricket when they beat Trinidad and Tobago by 30 runs to […]

Coach Dunga Sues English Club

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News Americas, LONDON, England, Mon. Aug. 15, 2011: Brazil’s former coach is suing English club, the Queens Park Rangers Football Club. Dunga claims the club owes him £750,000, a loan he made to them in 2006. Dunga was an investor in QPR under previous owners but now says he hopes the new owners, who include […]

Reggae’s “Doctor” To Receive NYC Proclamation

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Aug. 15, 2011: Reggae’s “Doctor,” Moses ‘Beenieman’ Davis, is set to be honored with a New York City proclamation next month. Beenieman will be presented with a proclamation from New York City Councilman, Jamaican American Leroy Comrie, (D-St. Albans), at the inaugural Reggae Rhythm & Blues Concert slated for […]