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Ten Dead in Sao Paulo, Brazil Flooding.

January 15, 2014 – Ten Dead in Itaoca, Sao Paulo, Brazil: Brazil’s Civil Defense Department has reported today that floods and landslides in a small village in the state of Sao Paulo have killed at least 10 people and a further … Continue reading

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Seeds That Burn – The New Crude Oil by the Acre.

December 26, 2013 – Seeds That Burn: The new crude oil – Jatropha seeds burn easily because of their high oil content (above). A California Start-Up Uses Plant Seeds for a Biofuel In an unmarked greenhouse, leafy bushes carpet an … Continue reading

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Picture of the Day – Rio

August 3, 2013 – Picture of the Day: Rio de Janeiro, commonly referred to simply as Rio, is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil. It is the third largest metropolitan … Continue reading

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With Curaçao’s Music, You Can Hear the Cultural Mix – NYTimes.com

June 15, 2013 – The Caribbean Island of Curacao: On one of many late nights in Curaçao, I found myself in a musical tower of Babel. The setting: a sleek iron-and-glass nightclub, Tu Tu Tango, near Willemstad, the Caribbean island’s … Continue reading

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240 Dead in Nightclub Fire in Brazil.

January 28, 2013 – 240 Dead in Nightclub Fire in Brazil: At least 240 people died in a fire that swept through a crowded nightclub in the southern Brazilian city of Santa Maria early Sunday, local government officials said. The … Continue reading

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For BRICS, Plan of Action Proves Elusive – NYTimes.com

March 29, 2012 – The BRICS are Coming – The BRICS are Coming:  As the shock waves of the global recession convulsed Europe and the United States three years ago, the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India and China gathered for … Continue reading

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The “Blame Game” on Gasoline and Crude Oil Prices.

February 27, 2012 – ‘Stupid’ and Oil Prices: The Associated Press image above tells the tale of rising gasoline prices, generated from rising crude oil prices. Note: Your editor is politically neutral, so that I may bring you as close … Continue reading

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Amid Murders, Mexico Quietly Thrives.

February 13, 2012 – Amid Murders, Mexico Quietly Thrives: If Mexico’s drug violence is so relentless and gruesome, then why are Marriott, Hilton, InterContinental and other hotel chains piling into the market? Largely because tourists and business travelers keep piling … Continue reading

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World-Wide Factory Activity by Country.

February 2, 2012 – Word-Wide Factory Activity by Country: The manufacturing sectors in most of the world improved last month, though many regions, especially in Europe, remained in problematic territory. China’s factory sector continued to expand, easing fears of a … Continue reading

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World Drought Map – A World in Crisis!

July 18, 2011 – – Drought Spreads Throughout United States and World: Floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, tsunamis and other extreme weather have left a trail of destruction during the first half of 2011. But this could be just the start to … Continue reading

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