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Chile envisions integrated Latin American power grid
Santiago, Jan 14 (IANS/EFE) President Sebastian Pinera said his government''s efforts to promote a more transparent and competitive electricity market will make it possible for Chile to connect its power grid with those of other Latin American countries.

Saturday, January 14, 2012 12:04:48 PM

Cuba tries new methods to obtain energy
Havana, Jan 14 (IANS) Cuba is trying out physical, chemical and microbiological tests to obtain renewable energy from agricultural, livestock, industrial and forest waste, the Prensa Latina news agency reported.

Saturday, January 14, 2012 12:00:08 PM

Diplomat''s expulsion: Venezuela to close Miami consulate
Caracas, Jan 14 (IANS/EFE) Venezuela will respond to the US expulsion of its consul in Miami by closing - at least temporarily - its consulate in the Florida city, President Hugo Chavez said Friday.

Saturday, January 14, 2012 11:44:28 AM

Mexican rock band Mana to tour major US cities
New York, Jan 14 (IANS/EFE) The Mexican rock band Mana will greet its US fans again this spring on a new tour of some of the country''s major cities including New York, Miami, Chicago and Los Angeles.

Saturday, January 14, 2012 10:58:02 AM

US trade deficit went up in November 2011
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS/EFE) The US trade deficit shot up 10.4 percent in November to $47.75 billion after four consecutive months of declines, the Commerce Department said Friday.

Saturday, January 14, 2012 9:46:41 AM

Politician slain in Guatemala
Guatemala City, Jan 14 (IANS/EFE) Congressman Oscar Valentin Leal and his brother were murdered here Friday on the eve of retired Gen. Otto Perez Molina''s inauguration as Guatemala''s president.

Saturday, January 14, 2012 9:39:31 AM

Clinton to visit Africa
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) US State Secretary Hillary Clinton will start her four-nation Africa tour next week, the State Department announced Friday.

Saturday, January 14, 2012 7:38:31 AM

US gunman kills three
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) A 50-year-old man has shot dead three people at a lumber company in the US state of North Carolina Friday. He later shot and injured himself.

Saturday, January 14, 2012 7:23:31 AM

US stocks fall on bleak earnings
New York, Jan 14 (IANS) US stocks closed lower Friday as JP Morgan Chase reported worse-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings, while downgrades of several European countries spurred new concerns over the region''s debt crisis.

Saturday, January 14, 2012 7:13:41 AM

Russia''s Mars spacecraft to fall back to Earth
Moscow/Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) Russia''s failed Phobos-Grunt Mars probe spacecraft will likely plunge back to Earth between Jan 15 and Jan 16, reports Xinhua.

Saturday, January 14, 2012 7:11:21 AM

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