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Contact Lenses or Eye Color Changing Surgery can cause Blindness

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Changing the color of the eyes can blind Procedures to have a different color of the eyes can cause serious complications for eye health. One of them is the swelling and formation of corneal scars. The result is blurred vision, inflammation, glaucoma and even blindness. Vanity blinds. So much so that many Brazilians travel to other countries to change the eye color. According to the Institute Pendo... 

Venezuelans urged to boycott Facebook over US spying

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The splash page for the social networking website Facebook. Venezuela’s prisons minister has called on Venezuelans to cancel their accounts on the social networking website Facebook in a move to refrain from being targeted by US spying. Maria Iris Varela said in a message posted on Twitter, “Fellow Venezuelans: cancel your Facebook accounts, since you unwittingly have worked as CIA informants!... 

Brazil lawmakers demand answers on US spying, urge boycott

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As Brazil awaits Washington’s response on reports that US spy agencies also conducted surveillance on Brazilian companies and citizens, its lawmakers are urging the nation’s president to cancel her October visit to the White House. Brazilian politicians have called on President Dilma Rousseff to adopt a tough position against Washington and cancel her official meeting with US President Barack... 

Brazil football referee beheaded after stabbing player to death

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Otavio Jordao da Silva A soccer referee has been beheaded then had his body dismembered by the spectators at a game following a dispute in which he fatally stabbed an amateur player for refusing to leave the field. Brazilian police spokesman Kena Souza said on Saturday that the incident took place on June 30 in the remote northern town of Pio XII. The dispute began when player Josenir dos Santos, 30,... 

Bolivia to file UN complaint over airspace blockade

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‘An act of aggression and violation of international law’ is how Bolivia described the situation in which the Presidential plane was grounded in Vienna for almost 12 hours, over fears that Snowden could be on board. Austrian authorities grounded Bolivian President Evo Morales’ plane in Vienna early on Wednesday morning due to suspicions that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was on board. Morales... 

Bolivian president's plane forced to land in Austria

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Bolivian President Evo Morales’ plane has been diverted to Austria due to false rumors that US surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden was on board, Bolivian Foreign Minister David Choquehuanca has announced. France and Portugal refused to allow Morales’ plane, which was flying from Moscow back to Bolivia, to cross their airspace on Tuesday, Choquehuanca said. “The president was... 

Ecuadorian President slams US press over Snowden asylum scandal

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Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa came up with scalding online remarks over criticism his country faced from the US press for potentially granting asylum to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. “They’ve managed to focus attention on Snowden and on the ‘wicked’ countries that ‘support’ him, making us forget the terrible things against the US people and the whole world that he denounced,”... 

Venezuela to consider asylum for NSA whistleblower

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (center) in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on an official state visit – Tuesday, June 25, 2013. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday he would consider granting asylum to former CIA leaker Edward Snowden. “We would consider it, because the asylum is a measure of humanitarian protection and is a mechanism of the international humanitarian law, which is popular... 

Ecuador FM confirms asylum request from NSA leaker

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Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino The foreign minister of Ecuador says his country is considering a request for asylum from the National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden who is being persecuted by the United States. Ricardo Patino also questioned on Monday the concept of treason charges against NSA leaker Edward Snowden, adding that the alleged US surveillance program is a rights abuse... 

Brazilian Cities Reverse Public Transportation Hikes

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Riot police take positions as demonstrators gather near the Castelao stadium in Fortaleza, Brazil, on June 19, 2013. Authorities in Brazil’s two biggest cities have announced the reversal of a 10-cent hike in public transport fares that ignited massive protests across Latin America’s largest country. On Wednesday, Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes, Sao Paulo Mayor Fernando Haddad and Sao Paulo state governor... 

Brazil sees largest protests in decades as unrest hits second week

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Mass protests continued throughout Brazil on Monday, with hundreds of thousands of demonstrators converging in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, the capital of Brasilia and other cities. Protests initially began last week following a government announcement of an increase in public transportation costs, which brought out students and young workers and led to more than 250 arrests. According... 

EU imposes anti-dumping tariff on Argentine biodiesel

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The European Union has imposed anti-dumping duties on biodiesel imports from Argentina in a move dubbed by Buenos Aires as “aggressive protectionism,” Press TV reports. The decision by Brussels to levy 10.6-percent tariff on biodiesel took effect on Friday and will be in force for six months. Argentina’s Foreign Ministry slammed EU’s decision, saying, “The measure is due to the inability... 

US spy agencies threaten Latin America's sovereignty: WikiLeaks founder

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Julian Assange, the founder of the whistleblower website WikiLeaks The founder of the whistleblower website WikiLeaks says the US spy agencies pose a threat to the sovereignty of Latin American nations as the countries depend on US-based telecommunication technologies. Julian Assange said speaking via videoconference at Uruguay’s University of the Republic that Latin America’s reliance on hardware... 

US robots, Israeli drones to "secure" 2014 World Cup in Brazil

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Brazil has added 30 US military robots to the Israeli drones and ‘Robocop-style’ glasses with face recognition cameras to its arsenal after the country allocated $900 million to make 2014 World Cup “one of the most protected sports events in history.” The 30 PackBot 510 units, which usually cost between $100,000 and $200,000 apiece, will arrive in Brazil as part of the $7.2... 

Ancient Mayan pyramid destroyed by construction company in Belize

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Mayan pyramid, Xunantunich, Belize One of the oldest and most famous Mayan pyramids has been destroyed by a construction company in Belize, while digging for crushed rock for a road they were building. The authorities reported on Monday that the company was using bulldozers and backhoes to carry out the works, chipping away at the pyramid’s sides until barely anything was left. Jaime Awe, the head... 
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