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Brazil's OSX to seek bankruptcy protection

11/09/2013 7:50am
OSX Brasil S.A, the shipbuilding company of Brazil's one-time richest man Eike Batista, said Friday evening it will file for bankruptcy protection in a Rio de Janeiro court.

Venezuelan shoppers amass outside seized stores

11/09/2013 11:26am
As soon as Dorisbell Pena received a text message informing her that President Nicolas Maduro seized control of a nationwide chain of appliance stores Friday, she rushed to the nearest outlet in the hopes of finding what's become one of the scarcest items of all these days in Venezuela: a bargain.

Colombia club shooting leaves 8 dead

11/09/2013 1:34pm
Police say eight people have died and six are injured after a man entered a nightclub in the Colombian city of Cali and opened fire.

Venezuela churning out beauty queens amid crisis

11/09/2013 4:18pm
For most Venezuelans, these are trying times. Inflation is running at a two-decade high, salaries are being corroded by a plunging currency and basic goods like milk and toilet paper are in short supply. But even as the economy shows signs of imploding, the country still churns out beauty, as evidenced by Maria Gabriela Isler's pocketing Saturday of the country's third Miss Universe title in six years.

Miami Herald writer freed from Venezuela custody

11/09/2013 8:56pm
Venezuelan authorities on Saturday released a Miami Herald reporter they had detained two days earlier while he reported on the South American country's economic crisis.