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New study links over 7,000 cancer deaths to cell phone tower radiation

Cell phone tower

Could exposure to radiation from cell phone towers really responsible for over 7,000 cancer deaths? According to research findings from Brazil, the facts speak for themselves. The study established a direct link between cancer deaths in Belo Horizonte, Brazil’s third largest city, with the cell phone network. What does this …

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US robots and Israeli drones to be used in 2014 World Cup in Brazil

Brasil World Cup 2014 Israeli drones to fly

PackBot 510 Brazil has added 30 US military robots to the Israeli drones and ‘Robocop-style’ glasses with face recognition cameras to its arsenal after the country allocated $900 million to make 2014 World Cup “one of the most protected sports events in history.” The 30 PackBot 510 units, which usually …

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Ex-Brazil president practiced black magic: ex-wife

Brazil President Fernando Collor de Melo

The ex-wife of former Brazilian President Fernando Collor de Melo claims he practiced black magic rituals while governing Brazil from 1990 to 1992. “They (Collor de Melo and the group of advisers closest to him) performed black magic rituals but not with my participation, because in some things I did …

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Brazilian newspapers give ‘freeloader’ Google News the boot

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Over 100 of Brazil’s main newspapers have blocked internet giant Google’s news service from using their content. They say Google News has actually reduced their site traffic and benefits commercially from material it has refused to pay for. The 154 publications that make up Brazil’s National Association of Newspapers, known …

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Another world leader cancels on Obama due to NSA spying

Dilma Rousseff

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has postponed a state visit to Washington in response to the US spying on her communications with top aides. Rousseff is demanding a full public apology from President Obama. Barack Obama spoke with Rousseff on Monday in an attempt to persuade her into following through with …

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NSA caught spying on Latin America for energy and military intel

National Security Agency

The NSA’s spy program encompasses most countries in Latin America, new cables released by Edward Snowden have confirmed. The data gathered on military affairs and “commercial secrets” has provoked a flurry of furious rhetoric from regional leaders. Brazilian daily, O Globo, which obtained the cables released by former CIA employee …

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BRICS establish $100bn bank and currency reserves

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The group of emerging economies signed the long-anticipated document to create the $100 bn BRICS Development Bank and a reserve currency pool worth over another $100 bn. Both will counter the influence of Western-based lending institutions and the dollar. The new bank will provide money for infrastructure and development projects …

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NSA disguised itself as Google to spy on public

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If a recently leaked document is any indication, the US National Security Agency — or its UK counterpart — appears to have put on a Google suit to gather intelligence. Here’s one of the latest tidbits on the NSA surveillance scandal (which seems to be generating nearly as many blog …

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NSA sends all intel directly to Israel

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The US National Security Agency (NSA) directly sends all of the intelligence that it gathers to the Israeli regime, a political analyst tells Press TV. “We now know that all of the NSA’s spying is going directly to Israel,” James H. Fetzer, a professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth, …

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BRICS dumping euro amid simmering EU banking crisis

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People withdraw money from Bank of Cyprus ATM’s while employees gather outside the bank’s headquarters in Athens. Brussels has been forced to eat a generous slice of humble pie: A massive sell-off of the euro is underway in the wake of a persistent financial crisis, as holdings in the European …

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Ayahuasca now scientifically proven to be a game changing medicine

Ayahuasca ceremony

Gary, a London-based ayahuasca user, believes that ayahuasca can alleviate depression. Before he started taking the South American plant-based brew, he suffered from intense bouts of anxiety and panic attacks. “[Ayahuasca] is a very potent tool that shakes your psyche up and puts it back together again […] The first …

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HSBC to axe 50,000 jobs

HSBC jobs

Just days after JPMorgan revealed it would fire another 5,000 by the end of the year in a “scalpel” headcount reduction, overnight the world’s favorite drug money laundering bank HSBC unleashed the “machete” and announced it would cut almost 50,000 workers, or one in five bankers, a move which would shrink the …

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Central banks selling off US debt at record pace

Central Banks selling US debt

In March, central banks from around the world dumped $17 billion in American Treasuries. Since the beginning of the year the sell-off has reached $123 billion, which is the quickest pace since 1978. China sold $7.7 billion in US debt in March, lowering its holding by $26.4 billion since last June. Russia …

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Latin America wants to remove US military bases

US military base Latin America

Leaders from the United States, Canada and Latin America are gathering April 10-11 at the 7th Summit of the Americas to be held in Panama City, Panama, to talk about a variety of issues affecting the Western Hemisphere, including Cuba’s relationship with the United States as both countries thaw out …

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Bolivia declares Israel as a ‘terrorist state’

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Bolivia has declared Israel to be a “terrorist state” and renounced a visa exemption agreement with the country in protest over the ongoing Israeli military offense in Gaza which already killed more than 1,300 dead and left over 7,000 wounded. Cancelling the 1972 agreement which allowed Israelis to travel freely …

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Ecuador may consider political asylum for Syria’s Assad

After granting WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange political asylum, Ecuador may consider doing the same for embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad and his inner circle, if he asks for it. Speaking to Brazilian daily Folha de Sao Paulo, Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa said, “Any person who requests asylum in Ecuador, we …

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Christ turns ‘Green’ at U.N. Earth summit

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Green guru James Lovelock was right. He warned last week that “the green religion is now taking over from the Christian religion.” Now at the U.N. Earth Summit, even the image of Christ has been made a forcible convert to the eco-faith, as the city of Rio is bathing the iconic statue …

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