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Unitedhealth's push into South America began in 2012, when it acquired Brazil's largest healthcare company, Amil. After that and other smaller deals, UnitedHealth's Brazil division now serves 4 million people with comprehensive medical and 2 million with dental coverage, according to a presentation at ...
EdgeConneX, the Herndon, Virginia-based data center provider specializing in large edge data center facilities for local content and cloud data caching and interconnection for last-mile ISPs, is expanding into South America. The company announced this week a plan to build a data center in Buenos Aires, ...

Argentina, South America (News4Utah) - A missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints died in South America on Monday. The missionary, 20-year-old Elder Emilio Ignacio Pradenas Diaz passed away after a brief undiagnosed illness, according to the LDS church. The exact cause is ...
As part of our Destinations to Watch series, all week we'll be profiling noteworthy destinations to keep on your radar this year. Whether it's a hot emerging destination or an established location that's been given new life, keep your eye on these places this year. Monday we took a look at cruise ports to keep ...
Pope Francis was hit by an object thrown from a person in the crowds gathered in Chile on the first day of his South America tour, which has been marred by violent protests and angry street clashes. By Rebecca Perring Rebecca Perring. PUBLISHED: 12:23, Wed, Jan 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 18:00, Wed, Jan 17, 2018 ...
A larger Norwegian Cruise Line ship, Norwegian Star, will replace Norwegian Sun in South America for the 2019/20 austral summer season, late December 2019 through early March 2020. The 91,740gt Norwegian Star has double-occupancy capacity for 2,348 passengers, compared to the 78,309gt ...

"We are saddened to announce the death of a young missionary serving in South America. Elder Emilio Ignacio Pradenas Diaz, age 20, passed away Monday after a brief, undiagnosed illness. At this time, the exact cause of death is undetermined. Elder Pradenas had been serving in a city in eastern ...
Brazil has become South America's biggest destination market for cocaine in recent years, the U.N. reported, but exports can be even more lucrative. The street value of cocaine rises dramatically the farther it moves from its source -- a gram is $12 in South America, $60 in parts of Europe and up to $300 in ...
The China-led Asian Infrastructure investment bank will be spreading its tentacles to South America, Africa and further into the Middle East soon, as it marks the start of its third year in business, its president says. "We have quite a number of South American countries joining, and I think it will be very good ...
Few countries in the world have recently had as many reasons to celebrate as Peru. First, its national football squad qualified for the World Cup for the first time in 36 years. And then it was announced that the team's star player, Pablo Guerrero, would be allowed to play after a doping ban against him was ...
Pope Francis on Monday begins a weeklong visit to Chile and Peru that is expected to highlight the plight of the continent's indigenous peoples, the decimation of the Amazon rainforests and the struggles of immigrants and the poor. The trip will mark the Argentine pope's fourth visit to South America, ...
In the rest of South America -- including Colombia and Chile -- expectations are for higher growth than in 2017. "With the exception of Venezuela, which is doing very poorly, the region will be in a better place; it will grow more," adds Monteiro. In Brazil, the most significant positive to emerge from 2017, ...
(CNN) Pope Francis' trip to South America this week is supposed to be all about peace, unity and hope. But the pontiff could also be welcomed with protests, threats of violence and controversy over allegations of abuses by the Catholic Church. Francis, a native of Argentina, comes to his home continent for ...
Duncan Clarke from Kilbirnie, Wellington roams South America in his role as a tour guide. What inspired your move, and how long have you been there? I got the idea to work in tourism when I was about 10. I saw a sightseeing boat in the Bay of Islands and thought working with people who are on holiday ...
The best train journeys in Latin America for 2018. The Andean Explorer Credit: Matt Crossick/Belmond. Telegraph Travel. 10 January 2018 • 5:01pm. Our rail experts suggest the best train journeys across Mexico, Central America and South America for 2018.
On Tuesday, the Inter-American Court of human rights ruled that 20 Central and South American countries must legalize same-sex marriage (or at least confer the legal rights associated with it). This Central and South America marriage ruling is a huge deal. Seriously.
The latest issue of gay travel mag Elska presents the Colombian capital as a "stunning, modern, cosmopolitan, and safe city full of open and positive people." by Dan Avery 12h ago. Each issue of Elska magazine introduces us to gay men from a different city. Past issues have focused on Brussels, Tapei, Cardiff, and even ...

WILLARD -- police in this city were asked to check on the status of a 69-year-old resident. The man's son called police Wednesday afternoon, saying he had received a message on facebook stating his father was in Columbia, dead. Police offers went to a Rae Court residence -- the last known address for ...
The first major story line for 2018 has to be the ongoing frigid temperatures across Ohio and the Midwest so far this winter. Those cold temperatures seem to affect human temperament as well as that of farm equipment, which makes for challenges in getting grain moved to final destinations. Not only do the ...
2018: South America readies pipeline calls. By David Casallas Thursday, January 4, 2018. BNamericas. Bookmark. Share ... A number of procurement calls to advance development of natural gas and oil pipelines in South America are due to be issued this .
China's ride-hailing application Didi Chuxing has agreed to acquire control of Brazil's 99, the companies said in a statement on Wednesday, potentially creating a formidable rival to Uber in Latin America's largest economy. The companies did not disclose the stake acquired nor the value, but two people ...
Air Force Research Laboratory researcher Kevin D. Schmidt unfurls an AFRL flag on Mount Aconcagua in South America. ... ripped open the small tent Kevin D. Schmidt barricaded himself in on a trek to reach the top of the highest mountain in South America that spans the border of Chile and Argentina.
Gremio star Luan capped a fantastic year by picking up the prestigious South American footballer of the Year award on Sunday. The 24-year-old forward was a key part of Gremio's march toward the 2017 Copa Libertadores title, scoring in the final to help dispatch Lanus 3-1 on aggregate. In all he scored ...
Norwegian Air in Argentina will face competition from Lan, which has expanded over the Andes from Chile to Argentina, north to Peru and Ecuador, and teamed up with Tam of Brazil to create a pan-South American carrier: Latam. British Airways seems disinclined to move back to South America in a big ...
"There are only two places where you can see penitentes," says Explora guide Oscar Moya as he points to a white patch of bladed ice. "The Andes and Afghanistan." Protruding from a layer of black basaltic rock, the penitentes lean toward the sun as a gusty wind wreaks havoc on the barren landscape.
28 de diciembre de 2017, 17:49La Paz, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia will end this year again as the country with the highest economic growth in South America, President Evo Morales said today during the ceremony to increase the population of river turtles in Trinidad, in the Beni district. Morales said that ...
HIS PATH TO South America: After World War II ended, Eichmann went into hiding in Austria. With the aid of a Franciscan monk in Genoa, Italy, he obtained an Argentine visa and signed an application for a falsified Red Cross passport. In 1950 he boarded a steamship to Buenos Aires under the alias ...
The deal would expand Unitedhealth Group's operations in South America, where the largest health insurer in the United States already is a large health care provider and insurer in Brazil. The announcement Friday comes at the end of a year in which the Minnetonka-based company rolled out three other ...
"It's hard here being alone," the former electrician said as he wiped away tears and tried to sell small cups of black coffee to passersby. "But in Venezuela there was nothing for us anymore. They stole our hope." The number of Venezuelans who have fled to other parts of South America has increased more ...
Apart from bolstering South America's domestic market, the transcontinental railway has been designed to transport goods across South America and out of the continent - especially to China, which is already Brazil's largest trading partner and most important export market, apart from the USA. According to ...
Peugeot's French driver Sebastien Loeb sits near his car after running into sand trouble on Jan. 10. Started by French motorcylist Thierry Sabine, the first rally of 182 vehicles left Paris on Dec. 26, 1978 on a 6,000-mile journey to Dakar, Senegal. The race has been in South America since security concerns ...
Minneapolis -- Unitedhealth Group on Friday said it has agreed to acquire a health care provider and insurer operating in Chile, Colombia and Peru in a deal that values the South American company at about $2.8 billion. The deal would expand UnitedHealth Group's operations in South America, where ...
Norwegian Air in Argentina will face competition from Lan, which has expanded over the Andes from Chile to Argentina, north to Peru and Ecuador, and teamed up with Tam of Brazil to create a pan-South American carrier: Latam. British Airways seems disinclined to move back to South America in a big ...
"There are only two places where you can see penitentes," says Explora guide Oscar Moya as he points to a white patch of bladed ice. "The Andes and Afghanistan." Protruding from a layer of black basaltic rock, the penitentes lean toward the sun as a gusty wind wreaks havoc on the barren landscape.
28 de diciembre de 2017, 17:49La Paz, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia will end this year again as the country with the highest economic growth in South America, President Evo Morales said today during the ceremony to increase the population of river turtles in Trinidad, in the Beni district. Morales said that ...
How do we know this? Well, Renault just recently announced that the ZOE finally went on sale (October) in Columbia. Renault points out that rental agency Renting Columbia added 10 ZOE ZE 40s to its fleet in October. That 10 figure accounted for 40% of all electric vehicles sold that month. So, let's do the ...
South American production of alumina rose 2.36% year-on-year to 1.09Mt in November, according to the the International Aluminium Institute (IAI). IAI's South ... Subscriber-Only Content. BNamericas develops thousands of news articles, analyses and features every month, always concentrating on how to ...
Pod fill is well-established in south-central Brazil with the help of consistent rainfall. (Photo courtesy SL&E farm/Fazenda). Forecasts for timely rain during the Christmas weekend in Argentina and southern Brazil verified, to the benefit of crops. After a turn to warmer and drier weather in much of Argentina ...
HIS PATH TO South America: After World War II ended, Eichmann went into hiding in Austria. With the aid of a Franciscan monk in Genoa, Italy, he obtained an Argentine visa and signed an application for a falsified Red Cross passport. In 1950 he boarded a steamship to Buenos Aires under the alias ...
Minneapolis -- Unitedhealth Group on Friday said it has agreed to acquire a health care provider and insurer operating in Chile, Colombia and Peru in a deal that values the South American company at about $2.8 billion. The deal would expand UnitedHealth Group's operations in South America, where ...
"It's hard here being alone," the former electrician said as he wiped away tears and tried to sell small cups of black coffee to passersby. "But in Venezuela there was nothing for us anymore. They stole our hope." The number of Venezuelans who have fled to other parts of South America has increased more ...
In line with Six Senses Sustainability commitments, construction materials for Six Senses Formosa Bay come from sustainable sources together with repurposed materials, with much of it being produced within Brazil. Six Senses Formosa Bay is located on a 4.5 mile (7 kilometer) stretch of Atlantic Ocean ...
A Kentucky bed and breakfast has been named the best B&B in North and South America by Luxury Travel Guide. The honor goes to Southern Grace Bed and Breakfast in Brandenburg, which is about 43 miles southwest of Louisville. According to the B&B's website, Southern Grace has five guest rooms.
Japanese post-rock / math-rock band "toe" have announced the release of a compilation album "That's Another Story" for January 24, 2018, with the album set to include old song covers, ad music and collaborations with fellow musicians. The band have also added more dates to their first South America ...
My parents immigrated from Guyana in the early '80s, both from poor farming families. My father worked to pay for his college education while being financially responsible for his parents and younger siblings, and my mom worked in teaching and in insurance. None of them had backgrounds in finance, so I ...
Retiree Bob Vance is leaving Cordova Bay to start 2018 on an epic adventure in the sky. Come January the 81-year-old frequent flyer is heading off on a 60-day tour around South America, and he's doing it as a passenger in a two-seater airplane that would fit in most garages. "The planes are very small ...
1. A women's collective marches in protest on Nov. 25, 2017, to demand justice for at least 200,000 women who were forcibly sterilized in a mass population-control program implemented during President Alberto Fujimori's administration in the 1990s. SourceRicardo Martinez. facebook; twitter; Love this?
That and Bogota's recent emergence as South America's newest capital of cool - with trendy chef-driven eateries, a relentlessly innovative arts scene and growing ranks of home-grown hipsters to match - have made Colombia's biggest city one of the hottest new destinations in the region. This is why The ...
It seems pretty clear that, for now, the trade's impression of South America crop weather is one of confidence in Brazil's ability to meet its projected 108-million-metric-ton harvest in 2018. Argentina's likelihood of hitting its projected 57-mmt soybean crop projection is maybe a little less of a sure thing, but the ...
Pearl Jam Sets South America & Europe Gigs. 9:30 AM, Friday, 12/01/2017. By: Deborah Speer. Pearl Jam fans may have had to suffer through a relatively quiet 2017, with the band eschewing the road and Eddie Vedder indulging his love of baseball. But signs point to a big return next year, as a sizeable calendar of South ...


 

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