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By Jesse Pagan on February 14th, 2013 | Last updated: February 14, 2013 at 5:22 pm
Brazil’s economic success has made its economy the sixth largest in the world. The country will be the focus of the University of Florida’s Center for Latin American Studies’ 62nd annual conference called “Emergent Brazil.”
By Erik Ugartachea and Monica Marin-Diaz on February 11th, 2013 | Last updated: February 18, 2013 at 9:27 am
While speaking to the College of Cardinals the morning of Feb. 11, Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation, citing health reasons that limit his abilities.
By Jesse Pagan on February 7th, 2013 | Last updated: February 9, 2013 at 1:54 pm
An asteroid will pass close to Earth on Feb. 15, but won’t be close enough to impact. It will come closer than some weather satellites orbit.
By Leah Harding on January 17th, 2013 | Last updated: January 17, 2013 at 5:56 pm
UF assistant professor Terje Ostebo said the Algerian hostage-taking is an attempt to prevent Western invasions, such as France’s invasion of Mali.
By Cassandra Vangellow on December 5th, 2012 | Last updated: December 5, 2012 at 7:54 pm
Communities around the world will celebrate St. Nicholas today. This secret gift giver served as an eventual model for Santa Claus.
By Rochelle Alleyne on November 19th, 2012 | Last updated: December 5, 2012 at 4:34 pm
University of Florida students and area organizations are working to spread awareness about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by holding rallies in Turlington Plaza.
By Luis Giraldo on October 11th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:38 pm
On Sunday, Venezuelan people all over the world learned Hugo Chavez would be their president for another six years. He won 54 percent of the vote, his narrowest margin yet. But there is more to the story: Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Luis Giraldo traveled with a group of Venezuelan immigrants who journeyed 16 hours from south and central Florida to New Orleans.
By Luis Giraldo on October 8th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:39 pm
A contingent of Florida voters and Gainesville residents made a lengthy bus trip to New Orleans this weekend to participate in the Venezuelan election at the nearest consulate.
By Hannah Oliveto on October 8th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:39 pm
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez vowed to continue with his socialist reforms after winning another six-year term.