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Prison riot kills 56 in Brazil

 01/03/2017 - 10:36
A column of smoke leaves a building after a violent clash between two rival factions in a penitentiary complex in Manaus, Brazil. At least sixty people were killed during a violent clash between two rival factions in a prison complex. Photo:EFE

A prison riot started by rival drug gangs has killed 56 people in one of the bloodiest violence in more than twenty years in the city of Manaus.

Security Chief, Sergio Fontes, mentioned that several decapitated bodies were thrown over the wall of the prison. Most of those killed were from Sao Paulo’s First Capital Command (PCC) drug gang. This massacre is being considered a “revenge killing” in the feud between gangs in Brazil.

Greek Ambassador to Brazil feared dead

 12/30/2016 - 12:09
View of the charred vehicle that was found by the Brazilian Police with possibly the body of Greek ambassador of Brazil, Kyriakos Amiridis inside. Photo:EFE

A charred body that was found in a car outside of Rio de Janiero is suspected to be Greece’s ambassador to Brazil. Homicide detectives have been assigned to the case.

Ambassador Kyriakos Amiridis, whose office is based in Brasilia, was last seen in Rio de Janiero during the holidays.  Spokesman for the Greek Foreign Ministry in Athens, Stratos Efthimiou said that they are not optimistic that the body is not his.

All futbolistas go to Heaven

 12/29/2016 - 10:54
The Champecoense Futbol team created a fictional story on their website to tell children of last month's plane tragedy. Photo: Associacao Champecoense de Futebol

With all the heartbreaking news surrounding last month’s Champecoense plane crash in Medellin, Colombia, the team has found a way to turn tragedy into a true fairytale story.

In the team’s monthly magazine, the Brazilian club decided to publish a fairytale to explain to the younger fans what happened in Colombia.  The fairytale is called “Era uma vez” or “Once upon a time”.  The storyline is that the futbollers were invited to play a match in heaven.

El surgir del Musulmán en Cuba

 12/28/2016 - 12:11
El surgir del Musulmán en Cuba

Desde que Fidel Castro prohibió la religión al tomar el control de Cuba en 1959, la mayoría de la población en la Isla es católica. Cuando el Papa Juan Pablo II visitó Cuba en 1998, hubo un pequeño porcentaje de cubanos que supusieron que quizás el gobierno se estaría volviendo más tolerante a la religión. ¿Aceptarían también el Islam?

2016: un año fatídico para las artes

 12/27/2016 - 20:46

Estos últimos doce meses se han llevado consigo a figuras importantes de la escena artística internacional, dejando desolados a miles de fans y dejando un vacío importante en la plantilla de artistas, que pareciera no tener generación de relevo.

Desde David Bowie hasta Carrie Fischer, estos son las personalidades que nos han dejado este año:


Un error del piloto causó el accidente aéreo del Champecoense

 12/27/2016 - 16:17

Las autoridades colombianas han dicho que el accidente aéreo del Champecoense, que causó la muerte de casi todos los jugadores del equipo de fútbol a las afueras de Medellín (Colombia), fue causado por un error del piloto.

El avión operado por la compañía chárter boliviana LaMia, se estrelló a kilómetros del aeropuerto debido a que el piloto no recargó el combustible del avión en la ruta y no advirtió a nadie sobre el fallo del motor causado por la falta de combustible hasta que fue demasiado tarde.

Pilot Error caused Champecoense Plane Crash

 12/27/2016 - 10:04

Colombian authorities have said that the Champecoense plane crash that killed all but three futbol players last month outside of Medellin, Colombia was caused by pilot error.

The plane operated by the Bolivian charter company LaMia, crashed miles from the airport because the pilot failed to refuel the plane while in route and did not warn anyone of the engine failure caused by lack of fuel until it was too late.

How to Survive the Whipped Cream Shortage on Christmas Holidays

 12/21/2016 - 03:35
The nation is facing a whipped cream shortage this year. Photo: WIKIMEDIA/COMMONS

The Atlantic reports about an explosion at a Florida nylon factory that has left American grocery stores with a sudden Reddi-wip shortage. Though this incident will make it harder to find the popular whipped cream topping this year, it also serves as an important reminder to appreciate the vast network of people and machines that go into making the treat possible to find.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2017 Class

 12/20/2016 - 17:18

 Among this year’s inductees are Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, Journey, Yes, Electric Light Orchestra and Joan Baez. Nile Rodgers will receive as well the Award for Musical Excellence.

These artists where chosen between 19 nominees trough a system of votes that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation carries out. The eligible artists must have an album or a single that is at least 25 years old.