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Is the Cold War over? Congress pushes for end of restrictions on travel with Cuba

Is the Cold War over? Congress pushes for end of restrictions on travel with Cuba Watch

Americas

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

President Obama's inroads into warming relations between the United States and Cuba is being supported by a bipartisan group of Senators, who on ...

Castro making demands: Won't budge an inch on Cuban sovereignty in opening relations to U.S.

Castro making demands: Won't budge an inch on Cuban sovereignty in opening relations to U.S. Watch

Americas

Cuban President Raul Castro, brother of longtime dictator Fidel Castro appears to welcome normalizing U.S. relations. His compatriots wish to ...

IT'S MINE! Traders, tycoons and miners all vying for possession of Brazil's 180,000-carat Bahia Emerald

IT'S MINE! Traders, tycoons and miners all vying for possession of Brazil's 180,000-carat Bahia Emerald Watch

Americas

Ever since human eyes laid upon it in 2001, Brazil's Bahia Emerald has been caught in an ongoing tug of war between those who say the gem is ...

THE RISE OF WOMEN: Negotiations between the U.S. and Cuba begin with two influential women leading the way

THE RISE OF WOMEN: Negotiations between the U.S. and Cuba begin with two influential women leading the way Watch

Americas

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

President Obama recently loosened the embargo the United States has with Cuba. Now the next step is to negotiate and work towards less hostility and ...

Murderous gang violence plagues El Salvador every day with no end in sight, ambitious new plan offers hope

Murderous gang violence plagues El Salvador every day with no end in sight, ambitious new plan offers hope Watch

Americas

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

412 people were murdered in El Salvador during December 2014. A total of 3,942 murders occurred last year in what is now the most dangerous country ...

AMAZING discovery - mummy mask contains fragment of the Gospel of Mark

AMAZING discovery - mummy mask contains fragment of the Gospel of Mark Watch

Americas

A mask is frequently used to conceal an identity. This is certainly the case of a mask used to cover up a mummy. A fragment of the Gospel of ...

A good or bad idea? Under the Obama administration, U.S. softens embargo with Cuba

A good or bad idea? Under the Obama administration, U.S. softens embargo with Cuba Watch

Americas

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The relationship between the United States and Cuba will soon change as the Obama administration begins to slowly erase the 1962 U.S. embargo against ...

Five years later Haiti still tragically suffers from 2010's earthquake: Where did $13.5 billion dollars in relief funds go?

Five years later Haiti still tragically suffers from 2010's earthquake: Where did $13.5 billion dollars in relief funds go? Watch

Americas

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake rattled Haiti in 2010 destroying nearly everything, and leaving 220,000 people dead and 300,000 injured. The entire world ...

CANNIBAL RITUAL: Mexican cartel members forced to eat human hearts

CANNIBAL RITUAL: Mexican cartel members forced to eat human hearts Watch

Americas

Decapitating and ripping apart their still-living victims, the dreaded Knights Templar Mexican drug cartel forced members to devour the hearts of ...

Brazil looks forward to 2016 Olympics, but should their government be looking closer to home?

Brazil looks forward to 2016 Olympics, but should their government be looking closer to home? Watch

Americas

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Vila Alianca, an unofficial section of Rio de Jeneiro,  is an enclave of violence and organized crime, and one of the regions that the ...

 EPIDEMIC FEMICIDE: The horrendous reality for women in Mexico

EPIDEMIC FEMICIDE: The horrendous reality for women in Mexico Watch

Americas

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Six women are assassinated every day in Mexico. Only 24 percent of the 3,892 femicides (female homicides) in 2012 and 2013 were investigated by ...

 One bite and you're doomed! President of Argentina graciously adopts a young boy to stop his dreadful werewolf curse.

One bite and you're doomed! President of Argentina graciously adopts a young boy to stop his dreadful werewolf curse. Watch

Americas

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The seventh son or daughter to a family is cursed, according to Argentinian and Portuguese folklore.

Mexican Catholic priest believed abducted and killed by sadistic drug cartel

Mexican Catholic priest believed abducted and killed by sadistic drug cartel Watch

Americas

Those who dare to stand up against evil often pay a very high price. Reverend Gregorio Lopez Gorostieta has been discovered dead of a gunshot ...

Women in rural, poverty-stricken Colombia find empowerment - through coffee

Women in rural, poverty-stricken Colombia find empowerment - through coffee Watch

Americas

By Lisa Anderson, Thomson Reuters Foundation

It is believed that uneducated women who live in developing nations are frequently exploited by local agricultural industries for their labor. ...

New York Times lies, declares Cuba will remain communist - But what did Castro really say?

New York Times lies, declares Cuba will remain communist - But what did Castro really say? Watch

Americas

Most Americans are pleased with the decision of the Obama administration to normalize relations with Cuba. The move means that both countries will ...

The great thaw: President Obama aims to destroy the last bastion of Cold War politics, easing relations between the U.S. and Cuba

The great thaw: President Obama aims to destroy the last bastion of Cold War politics, easing relations between the U.S. and Cuba Watch

Americas

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

On the heels of the White House announcement that they will be normalizing relations with Cuba-with whom the United States has had a cold ...

'Chop-up houses' fill night air with cries of the slaughtered along Colombian riverbanks

'Chop-up houses' fill night air with cries of the slaughtered along Colombian riverbanks Watch

Americas

By Anastasia Moloney, Thomson Reuters Foundation

At night along the riverbanks of the Colombian port city of Buenaventura, residents say they can hear people scream and plea for mercy as they ...

Our Lady of Guadalupe: The Woman Who Casts a Shadow

Our Lady of Guadalupe: The Woman Who Casts a Shadow Watch

Americas

By Deal W. Hudson

Having never been to a major Marian shrine, I didn't quite know what to expect. Some years ago, in the summer of 2004, I made a pilgrimage to the ...

Crazed Greenpeace activists destroy ancient Nazca lines - Peru outraged over Greenpeace publicity stunt

Crazed Greenpeace activists destroy ancient Nazca lines - Peru outraged over Greenpeace publicity stunt Watch

Americas

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Peru has announced that they are going to file a lawsuit against Greenpeace, whose activists damaged a national monument during a publicity stunt.

Read the scathing words president of Uruguay has for Obama as six prisoners from Guantanamo Bay are sent to Uruguay

Read the scathing words president of Uruguay has for Obama as six prisoners from Guantanamo Bay are sent to Uruguay Watch

Americas

As part of the Obama White House's plan to finally shutter the holding tank for terrorist suspects, six suspected Al Qaeda militants are will ...

Mexican church survives EIGHT YEARS of volcanic eruptions while surrounding town destroyed

Mexican church survives EIGHT YEARS of volcanic eruptions while surrounding town destroyed Watch

Americas

In the small Mexican village of San Juan Parangaricutiro is completely buried under lava -- save for its church. The volcano in question, ...

'I am ready to die, 'Honduran priest says of his human rights' work

'I am ready to die, 'Honduran priest says of his human rights' work Watch

Americas

Keenly aware of the fate of his predecessor, radio marketing director Carlos Mejia Orellana stabbing death, Father Ismael Moreno says his human ...

43 Mexican students BURNED ALIVE over fears they would interrupt speech

43 Mexican students BURNED ALIVE over fears they would interrupt speech Watch

Americas

In dry, unemotional voices, three cartel hit men reenacted the horrific massacre of 43 Mexican students for investigators. Using twigs and ...

Illegal abortions fifth leading cause of maternal deaths in Brazil

Illegal abortions fifth leading cause of maternal deaths in Brazil Watch

Americas

By Adriana Brasileiro, Thomson Reuters Foundation

On Aug. 26, Jandira Magdalena dos Santos Cruz, 27, got into a white car at a bus station in the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. She was supposed to ...

If you think ISIS is bad, just look at what's going on in Mexico

If you think ISIS is bad, just look at what's going on in Mexico Watch

Americas

While the world-and especially the United States-remains fixated on the brutal actions and conquests of the Islamic State, few are looking closer ...

Worst drought in years: São Paulo may run out of water by next month

Worst drought in years: São Paulo may run out of water by next month Watch

Americas

By Adriana Brasileiro, Thomson Reuters Foundation

South America's biggest and wealthiest city may run out of water by mid-November if it doesn't rain soon.

In narrow election, Brazil reelects leftists president

In narrow election, Brazil reelects leftists president Watch

Americas

Dilma Rousseff, Brazil's leftist president, was re-elected on October 26, after one of Brazil's closest election races since it become a ...

Ottawa terrorist attack: Lone gunman planned to fight overseas for Islamic State

Ottawa terrorist attack: Lone gunman planned to fight overseas for Islamic State Watch

Americas

Details are beginning to emerge in a terrorist attack in the Canadian capital of Ottawa. Corporal Nathan Cirillo was "murdered in cold blood" as ...