Last week we dined by candle light - not from choice but because a giant blackout left all of Sao Paulo, Rio and 16 other states without power for nearly 4 hours. Sixty million people were affected - stranded in lifts, on trains, on the underground.
CHILE: JUDGE CHARGES SUSPECTS OF KILLING FORMER PRESIDENT ♦ BOLIVIA: EVO MORALES ANNOUNCES NEW FORM OF GOVERNMENT ♦ CLIMATE CHANGE: BRAZIL: INDIANS WARN OF “REBELLION” OVER HYDROELECTRIC PROJECT ♦ COP15: NO WOMEN, NO AGREE
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Haiti: illness threatens survivors and orphaned children ♦ Nicaragua: Indigenous peoples are not citizens ♦ Peru: politics and show business mix well ♦ Venezuela: desperate attempts to solve energy crisis ♦ Heavy rains are the
Haiti: US missionaries to go home ♦ Oil exploration to go ahead despite Argentinean obstacles ♦ Mexico: Calderón returns to Ciudad Juarez and promises more help ♦ Peru: oil sector will grow in 2010 ♦ Venezuela: calls to declare