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S. America in Zika crisis talks as sexual transmission feared

Montevideo (AFP) – South American health ministers launched emergency talks Wednesday on fighting the fast-spreading Zika outbreak after a US case of sexual transmission of the virus, which has been…

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Advice to delay pregnancy due to Zika virus is naive, activists say

By Anastasia Moloney BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Women in El Salvador & Colombia are being cautioned to avoid pregnancy due to the potentially dangerous Zika virus, yet little access…

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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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Colombia to free 30 jailed FARC rebels as peace talk gesture

BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombia's government said on Sunday it will free 30 jailed members of the Marxist FARC rebel group as a gesture of goodwill as the two sides negotiate…

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Colombian immigrant living in Saskatoon tells how cartel hitmen murdered his family

George Barreras never planned on moving his family to Saskatoon yet cocaine hitmen forced him to flee Colombia a decade ago. Now he's sharing his story with Saskatoon teens &…

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Colombia to legalize medical marijuana under presidential decree

BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombia said on Friday it plans to legalize medical marijuana in a further shift in drug policy after suspending aerial fumigation of illicit crops. The government is…

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AB InBev, SABMiller extend takeover deadline to Nov. 4

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Brewer SABMiller Plc has extended the deadline for rival Anheuser-Busch InBev to make a formal $100 billion-plus takeover offer by a week. The two companies said in…

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Social media history could provide alternative to credit checks

If you're trying to obtain a loan or a mortgage right now, a satisfactory credit score is essential. But in the near future, banks may look to your phone records or social media…

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Colombia President Santos: Some justice sacrificed for peace deal

By Mica Rosenberg NEW YORK (Reuters) – Colombia cannot punish Marxist guerrillas for war crimes as severely as some would like if the country wants a peace deal to end…

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Colombia's FARC leader halts rebel combat training

BOGOTA (Reuters) – The leader of Colombia's Marxist FARC rebels ordered a halt to combat training of its fighters on Thursday, a move President Juan Manuel Santos said would assist…

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