Category Archives: Latin America

BHP cuts 76 Canada jobs, keeps building potash mine

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) – Anglo-Australian miner BHP Billiton PLC will cut 76 jobs from its Canadian potash operations due to low commodity prices, a company spokesperson said on Friday. Work…

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U.N. council to meet next week on human rights in North Korea: U.S.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations Security Council will meet next week on human rights in North Korea, which has been accused by a U.N. inquiry of abuses comparable…

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Matthew 'Sun' Schellenberg missing from Fort Garry

A man who recently returned from a spiritual quest in Colombia is missing from Winnipeg. Matthew "Sun" Schellenberg, 36, was last seen on Friday. His family said it is unlike him to go without contact…

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Canadian men finish 13th after tough weekend at Dubai Rugby Sevens

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Canada finished 13th at the Dubai stop on the HSBC Sevens World Series on Saturday, hanging on to edge Japan 19-17 & win the consolation…

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Brazil speaker and government fan impeachment fire with exchange of barbs

By Leonardo Goy & Alonso Soto BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil's presidential chief of staff traded barbs with the speaker of the lower house of Congress on Thursday, as President Dilma…

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Where have the Canadian tourists gone? Weak loonie keeps them from visiting US

ORLANDO, Fla. – Around this time of year, Joel & Lorraine Leydier usually make their annual drive from their home near Toronto to South Carolina. But this year, they're staying…

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Renault says to make full F1 return in 2016

By John Irish PARIS (Reuters) – Renault will return to Formula One as a constructor next year after signing key contracts on Thursday to acquire the struggling Lotus team. Announcing…

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Avon in talks sell North American arm to Cerberus: sources

(Reuters) – Avon Products Inc is in negotiations to sell its North American arm to Cerberus Capital Management LP, in a deal that would provide a needed cash boost to…

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US indicts 16 in world soccer corruption investigation, citing 'outrageous' betrayal of trust

WASHINGTON – As members of FIFA's executive committee prepared to vote on reforming soccer's scandal-plagued governing body, Swiss government agents swept into a luxury hotel before dawn for a second…

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South American soccer bosses charged in latest FIFA graft probe

By Mark Hosenball & Joshua Franklin WASHINGTON/ZURICH (Reuters) – Soccer bosses from across South & Central America were among 16 people charged on Thursday with multimillion-dollar bribery schemes for marketing…

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