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McDonald’s Biggest Franchisee Is Outperforming McDonald’s

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McDonald’s reached an all-time high this week, but its biggest franchisee has been doing even better. Buenos Aires-based Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc., the largest operator of McDonald’s restaurants in the world, has seen its shares gain 90 percent over the past year while the U.S. company added 35 percent. The good times may keep rolling. Arcos Dorados, which currently operates 2,160 restaurants in Latin America, expects growth in Brazil and Argentina to continue rising and it’s stepping up investment in preparation, said Sergio Alonso, chief executive officer of Arcos Dorados. The company is investing $500 million through 2019 to open 180 […]

10 Maps That Will Change How You View The World

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Maps are one of those things you can lose yourself in for hours. Since their humble origins as scribbles in the sandthousands of millennia ago, maps have beenuseful companions during the development of human culture and society. Now,in an age of seemingly endlessinformation, maps are more abundant, advanced and fascinating than ever before. Here aresome of the most interesting maps we could find;hopefully, they willleave you looking at our little “pale blue dot” with a fresh perspective. Goode Homolosine Projection Image credit: Strebe/Wikimedia Commons The most common form of map, known as the Mercator map, is actually surprisingly inaccurate. Yep, […]

Daughter, father, future doctor: Victims of unrest in Venezuela

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(CNN)Violence and unrest are tearing Venezuela apart. Lost somewhere in the spray of bullets and fog of tear gas are the stories of the dead. Here are their stories. The Venezuelan government continues to block CNN Espaol’s signal into Venezuela. CNN Espaol’s signal is available free for Venezuelans on YouTube and on This is a chronological list. Jairo Johan Ortiz Bustamante The first victim of violence, Jairo Johan Ortiz Bustamante, was 19 years old. Protesters were gathering April 6 in the Montaa Alta area of Carrizal, a town south of Caracas. Ortiz’s father, Jairo Johan Ortiz, told state-run television […]
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