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Brazil bandits steal $6.3 million of Samsung phones, computers

Bandits attacked a Samsung Electronics Co Ltd factory near Sao Paulo late Sunday and held workers hostage while they robbed truckloads of smartphones, tablets and notebook computers the company valued at about $6.3 million.

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Google executives visit Cuba for first time to promote open Internet

A team of top Google executives is visiting Cuba to promote open Internet access, according to a dissident blogger who says she met the group in Havana.

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Watch Free Live World Cup 2014 Opening Game: Brazil takes on Croatia

The FIFA World Cup 2014 has officially kicked off despite many setbacks before the event. Watch Brazil play Croatia after the opening ceremony with performances from Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull and more.

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Homeless locals hold World Cup hostage in Brazil

As the World Cup opens this week in Brazil, thousands of poor and homeless Sao Paulo residents have camped out less than 3 miles away from the World Cup stadium, in a bid to pressure their government to provide affordable housing.

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Social inclusion in mining policy in Columbia gets boost from Ford Foundation research grant

Social scientists at the University of Queensland - Centre of Social Responsibility in Mining received a grant from the Ford Foundation amounting to $US254,000 to improve inclusion and engagement opportunities in Columbia as the resources industry develops.

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Exclusive: Facebook to expand video ads to seven countries outside U.S.

Facebook Inc is expanding its new video advertisingservice, allowing marketers to show the television-like spots to users of the social network in Britain, Brazil and five other countries, the company told Reuters.

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iZettle dances with $55.5 million Series C round for Latin America and European Expansion

iZettle, Swedish mobile company, pockets $55.5 million in a series C round led by Zouk Capital with other participants such as Dawn Capital, Intel Capital, Creandum, Greylock, Index, Northzone, and SEB.

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Embraer, BNDES to set up $59 mln fund for Brazil aerospace industry

Embraer SA , the world's largest regional aircraft maker, will set up a 131 million real ($59 million) investment fund for projects in the Brazilian aerospace industry alongside a number of state entities, according to a securities filing on Wednesday.

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Conference hopes to put Miami on America's tech startup map

Silicon Valley need have no fear, but look out for the latest upstart to enter the tech arena: Miami.

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Brazilian startup Netshow.me closes seed round to offer online concert service for artists

Sao Paulo, Brazil-based curated web platform Netshow.me closed an undisclosed amount in its seed funding round from Buscape co-founder Rodrigo Borges to offer online concert service for artists and musicians.

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Amadeus picks up $4.5M stake in Brazilian insurance broker Bidu

London, UK-based venture capital firm Amadeus Capital picked up an undisclosed stake in Sao Paulo, Brazil-based online insurance broker Bidu.com for $4.5 million to take advantage of the growth in emerging markets.

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Glencore Xstrata sells Peru copper mine to consortium led by China MinMetals

Glencore Xstrata sold its Peru copper mine to consortium led by China MinMetals in an all cash deal valued USD5.8 billion, reported Ventures Africa.

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Chilean government grants $350K to Kaitek Labs to develop red tide detector

The government of Chile gave $350,000 in funding to tech startup Kaitek Labs to develop prototype of a device that detects red tide in a bid to reduce the costs of testing for toxins.

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National Assembly passes foreign investment law for Cuba

The National Assembly of Cuba has approved a new foreign investment law via a unanimous vote held through a special session, Reuters reported citing the country's official media.

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Facebook launches Connectivity Lab to bring affordable Internet access to all

After helping 3 million people in the Philippines and Paraguay get access to the Internet, social media giant Facebook launched the Connectivity Lab to build drones and lasers that will help more people get affordable Internet access.

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