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JLo To Release New Video On Idol

News Americas, LOS ANGELES, Thurs. Feb. 24, 2011: New American Idol judge, JLo, is set to premiere a music video featuring Pitbull next Thursday. The former Jenny from the Block singer, Jennifer Lopez, will premiere the music video for her song, “On the Floor” during American Idol on Thursday, March 3. RedOne produced the track, which debuted at No. 38 ...

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China and the Caribbean

By David Jessop NEW AMERICAS, LONDON, England, Thurs. Feb. 24, 2011: A decade or more ago it would have been hard to find much that was tangible to write about China and the Caribbean. Today it is difficult to know where to begin, so pervasive and economically vital has its role become in the region. From an approach originally driven ...

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Brazil’s Currency Weakens

News Americas, BRASILIA, Brazil, Thurs. Feb. 24, 2011: The Brazilian currency ended on a weaker note Wednesday, dropping again against the US dollar. The Brazilian real traded at BRL1.6725 to the dollar at 2049 GMT Wednesday, weaker from its Tuesday close of BRL1.6670. “External tensions concerning Libya led to risk aversion,” Flavio Serrano, chief economist with Espirito Santo Investment Bank ...

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Jamaica Makes It to FIFA Under-17 World Cup

News Americas, MONTEGO BAY, St James, Thurs. Feb. 24, 2011: Jamaica’s soccer team has made it to the 2011 FIFA Under-17 World Cup tourney. The Jamaicans qualified yesterday, Feb. 23rd, after defeating Honduras 2-1 at the Montego Bay Sports Complex. Jason Wright scored both goals for Jamaica before Honduras pulled a goal back in the 64th minute. Jamaica held on ...

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USA, Panama Through To FIFA U-17 World Cup

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Feb. 23, 2011: The U.S. and Panama are through to the FIFA U-17 World Cup. The USA had to work hard to keep up their record as the only side ever to qualify for every installment of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, requiring extra-time on Tuesday to down a rugged El Salvador. A foul-littered ...

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Exploring Caves And Shopping In Riviera Maya

By Melody Wren News Americas, TORONTO, Canada, Weds. Feb. 23, 2011: The Riviera Maya in Mexico is known for its white sand beaches, natural caves and craters. The Google Earth image of the Yucatan Peninsula shows it has more than 8,000 craters, which makes it look like a large chunk of Swiss cheese. I spent a few days in the ...

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Carlos Slim Expands Holdings

Carlos Slim News Americas, MEXICO CITY, Mexico, Weds. Feb. 23, 2011: Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim increased his assets this week with a 70 percent stake in the Tabasco Oil Company. His conglomerate Grupo Carso announced they reached the deal Tuesday, which will give the tycoon a foothold in the Latin American oil sector. Carso said in a filing with the ...

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Wisin Y Yandel Among Big Winners At “Premio Lo Nuestro” Latin Music Awards

Wisin y Yandel (Foto por: Univision.com) News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Feb. 23, 2011: Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Wisin y Yandel were among the night’s biggest winners at the star-studded, spectacular 2011 “Premio Lo Nuestro” Latin Music Awards. Wisin y Yandel took home three awards, including Album of the Year, Song of the Year – Urban Genre, and Entertainer ...

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Ricky Martin Tour Coming

Ricky Martin (Foto: Felipe Cuevas/Univision.com) News Americas, SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Weds. Feb. 23, 2011: Singer Ricky Martin is set to kick off a worldwide concert tour in his homeland of Puerto Rico. Martin announced via Twitter the opening of a fourth Puerto Rican show of “Música + alma + sexo” tour, slated to kick off on March 25 at ...

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Facebook Puts Focus On Latin America

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Feb. 23, 2011: Facebook is putting more emphasis on Latin America with the hiring of Alexandre Hohagen, who helped establish Google’s presence in Latin America. Hohagen will be Facebook’s vice president for sales in the region. Brazil has been a significant battleground for Facebook. It is the lone holdout where Google’s social networking service ...

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