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Chile bans plastic bags for businesses

Chile has become the first South American country to legally ban the widespread commercial use of plastic bags. The new legislation, approved by Congress and enacted by President Sebastián Piñera, gives small shops two years to adapt to a total ban. Larger business will have six months to
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Mexico plane crash: All 103 people on board survive

Media playback is unsupported on your device A passenger plane has crashed in the capital of Mexico's Durango state, just moments after take-off. All 103 passengers and crew on board the Aeroméxico flight survived the crash but 97 of them are injured. State Governor José Rosas Aispuro said the plane was hit by a gust of wind which caused a sudden descent. Its left
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Fields medal: UK refugee’s major maths award stolen

A Cambridge professor who won of one of the most prestigious prizes in mathematics, the Fields Medal, has had his award stolen in Brazil. Professor Caucher Birkar, a Kurd, came to the UK as a refugee from Iran. He was one of four people honoured for their contributions to mathematics and had said that he "couldn't imagine that this would come true". But just
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Colombia shooting kills eight in area hit by rebel feud

Eight people have been killed in a gun attack in north-east Colombia. Armed men on motorcycles arrived at a billiard hall in the village of El Tarra in Norte de Santander province and opened fire on those inside. The region on the border with Venezuela has been hit by a feud between the National Liberation Army (ELN) rebel group and a break-away faction, the Popular
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Amazons Guillermo Rivera Joins Portadas Council System

We are excited to announce that Guillermo Rivera Hernandez, Sr. Marketing Manager at Amazon, is joining the Portada Brand Star Committee LatAm, one of the seven units of Portada's Council System. The Portada Brand Star Committee LatAm next in-person meetings will be for the occasion of Portada Mexico on October 17 at the wonderful Casa Lamm. Guillermo is a marketing