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Image Venezuela's refugees add pressure to Colombia's presidential race [Lima Charlie News]
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Venezuela’s refugees add pressure to Colombia’s presidential race

“Please. I’m pregnant, and we won’t survive there,” pleaded a Venezuelan woman standing on a bridge that stretches between the northern Colombian city of Cúcuta and Venezuela. “I’m sorry, honey, but you need to go back,” said a Colombian female police officer, sending the sobbing… Keep Reading

Image SolarReserve Crescent Dunes - Preheating the Receiver (Photo courtesy of advisian.com) Molten Salt Energy Storage Making Strides
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Molten Salt Energy Storage Making Strides

SolarReserve is developing technology to make a solar system with 24-hr power generating capacity. The system relies on molten salt for its efficiency.   In 2015, SolarReserve opened 110-megawatt Crescent Dunes solar energy facility. It has 1,100 megawatt-hours of energy storage, and the facility can… Keep Reading

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A fight for natural resources in Colombia

Last week, a cease fire between the Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN), a communist guerrilla army, came to an end, and the rebels went straight to work attacking the county’s oil infrastructure.  #Atención | Por atentandos al oleoducto #CañoLimónCoveñas, le pedimos a… Keep Reading

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Russia is attempting to build its own ‘independent Internet’

Russia may have its own independent internet infrastructure by August 1, 2018. That’s according to members of the Russian Security Council who reportedly discussed the creation of an alternative to the globally used Domain Name System or DNS. While Russian officials cite national security concerns… Keep Reading

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Venezuela’s struggles deepen as inflation, shortages, unrest rise

Thousands of women marched in major cities around Venezuela Saturday both for and against the country’s socialist government. Those wearing white shirts in protest sang the national anthem and chanted, “Who are we? Venezuela! What do we want? Freedom!” Those in favor of President Nicolás… Keep Reading

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Venezuela: Chavez’s legacy falls into chaos

CARACAS, VENEZUELA (LC – SOUTH AMERICA) Opposition leaders have called for new mass protests on Monday, after twelve people were killed in Caracas in three days of street fighting, protests and looting. The latest figures raise the total number of deaths during growing protests to… Keep Reading

Image Colombia: Will There Be Peace? [Lima Charlie News][Photo: Rafa / AFP]
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Colombia: Will There Be Peace?

Colombia Celebrates Independence Day and Cautious Optimism. Colombia! The happiest country in the world, according to a 2012 and 2016 WIN/Gallup International Poll, celebrates its 206th birthday today. Día de la Independencia! Heralded as the Gateway to South America, Colombia follows its neighbor to the… Keep Reading

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