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Despacito: classic summer hit or the new Mambo No 5?

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Two Puerto Rican musicians (and Justin Bieber) have overtaken none other than Justin Bieber, to have the most-streamed song of all time Name: Despacito. Age: Six months old. Status: The Despacito has been No 1 in the UK and Australia for nine weeks, and No 1 in the US for 10 weeks. But Ive been abroad. Well, its also been No 1 in Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, the Philippines, Russia, Slovakia, […]

Venezuela crises set to escalate as general strike begins

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Opposition supporters want president Nicols Maduro to call off a vote for a new constitution which they say is an attempt to consolidate his power Venezuela is bracing for an escalation of the confrontation between the government and the opposition as the country awoke to near paralysis on Thursday at the beginning of a general strike. Caracas, the capital, was littered with roadblocks of burning rubbish and tyres, and wires stretched from lamppost to lamppost to stop traffic, as opponents of the president, Nicols Maduro, try to block his plan to consolidate power. Near Plaza Altamira, in the upscale eastern […]

From glamour to gunfire: the tourist city of Acapulco torn apart by violence

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In the 1950s Acapulco was a refuge for A-list celebrities; now the resort known as Mexicos most violent city is struggling to cope under the strain of gang warfare. Is there anything the mayor can do to reverse its fortunes? When mayor Evodio Velzquezs sparkling white Jeep Cherokee SUV pulls up at the side of the road, patrols of soldiers and heavily armed federal police are waiting for him. Velzquezs tourist police, a special unit of young female officers who wear light blue uniforms, stand in a small cluster by the kerb. Nominally law enforcement agents, these young women are […]

Obama commutes sentence for political prisoner Oscar Lpez Rivera

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Lpez Rivera, whose commutation was announced with 208 others, has been incarcerated for 35 years for his role in fighting for Puerto Ricos independence Barack Obama has commuted the sentence of Oscar Lpez Rivera, a victory for the Puerto Rican independence activist who is considered to be one of the worlds longest-serving political prisoners. In his final days in office, Obama has issued a release of Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, the US army soldier who became one of the most famous whistleblowers in modern times. Lpez Rivera, whose commutation was announced on Tuesday along with those of 208 others, has […]

Venezuelans In The U.S. Describe The Struggles Their Countrymen Are Facing

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Venezuelanshit 100 days of consecutive protest on July 9, calling for President Nicols Maduro to step down as the countrys crisis worsens.Mic posted a video Monday that highlighted how Venezuelans in the United States are impacted by the disastrous situation in the country. Official numbers show that theinflation rate for 2016 hit 274 percent, destroying the countrys currency and driving citizens into extreme poverty. Reports showed that the economic problems hit hospitals,where lack of supplies have left many of the ill without hope of recovery.In 2016, asylum applications from Venezuela to the U.S. surged 168 percent, according to Pew Research […]

Amazon land battle pits indigenous villagers against might of Ecuador state

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Only a bridge separates the Shuar village of El Tink from threat of military and mining interests in high-profile dispute resulting in death and displacement Military drones and police helicopters circle above the Shuar indigenous village of El Tink, an Amazonian community in Ecuador where a high-profile dispute against a Chinese copper mine has become a standoff and a siege. Aerial surveillance is the only way the authorities can monitor this cloud forest enclave because residents have blocked the sole entrance to their home: a bouncing plank-and-cable bridge suspended 15 metres above the brown torrents of the Zamora river. Some […]

Paraguay fears dictatorship as president moves to amend constitution

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After months of behind-the-scenes preparations, a senator steamrolled through the changes that could allow Horacio Cartes to be re-elected in 2018 After months of behind-the-scenes preparations, told reporters. On Tuesday, riot police and decrying a coup detat and the imposition of a dictatorship. monitoring events closely from the presidential palace. His supporters want him to run again in 2018 in order, they claim, to continue his pro-business reforms. Opposition politicians allege that senators have been bribed into supporting the amendment, and say that the Colorado Partys huge resources could easily bankroll a yes vote. The crisis risks further damage to […]

Brazil’s Corruption Crisis Is Everyone’s Problem

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The worlds largest nonnuclear power and fourth-largest democracy is in the midst of a political crisisit cant seem to escape. Over the past three years, Brazils ever-growing corruption scandal has enveloped hundreds of politicians. President Dilma Rousseff was impeached last fall. And last Wednesday, Brazils problems got even worse: A federal judge convicted the countrys former president, , on charges of corruption and money laundering. The conviction and potential imprisonment of a former president, especially one who was a leading candidate for next years presidential election, will throw Brazil even deeper into crisis. pushing legislationhave increased in recent years Brazils […]

The Manhattan of Venezuela Parties Against a Backdrop of Crisis

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In the courtyard of La Esquina, a restaurant in Caracas’s upscale Chacao district, Alexandra Lovera lived the more pleasant half of her double life. The 24-year-old culinary student and frequent protester of Photographer: Meridith Kohut/Bloomberg From afar, Venezuela’s capital appears to burn day and night. Protests against authoritarian President Nicolas Maduro have raged for more than 100 days, claiming scores of lives as the economy crumbles and masses go hungry. This month, the nation faces the prospect of a constitutional assembly that could hamstring democracy, a general strike and the possibility of fresh economic sanctions. But after dark, an elite class […]

Premier League: 20 players ready to make a breakthrough next season

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A club-by-club guide to the rising stars who could make a mark in 2017-18, including Arsenals Reiss Nelson and West Broms Sam Field Arsenal: Reiss Nelson The 17-year-old was trending on Twitter last Thursday morning during his first appearance for Arsne Wengers first team and Ryan Fraser, among others, and the 20-year-old winger arrives with exciting potential. Mahoney, an England youth international, was a team-mate of last seasons top scorer for Bournemouth, Joshua King, when he was at Rovers. Meanwhile, there are high hopes for the 19-year-old midfielder Matthew Worthington, who finished the season by making his Premier League debut […]
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