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  • Two U.S. House Democrats investigating bribery allegations in Wal-Mart's Mexico affiliate said on Tuesday they have obtained new internal records that maypoint to evidence of tax evasion and money laundering.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 22, 2012, 6:09 AM EDT
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  • Brazil will overtake Australia and regain its position as the world's top iron ore exporter in 2017 after a giant new Amazon mine owned by Vale SA starts operations, Vale's investor relations chief said on Tuesday.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 22, 2012, 7:12 AM EDT
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  • Brazil's state-led Petrobras has made "one of the most significant oil discoveries" in the country's offshore sub-salt play, JoaoCarlos de Luca, the chief executive of Barra Energia, a partner in the discovery, told Reuters on Monday.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 22, 2012, 12:52 AM EDT
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  • Brazilian sugar cane mills are vulnerable to a wave of takeovers in which deep-pocketed groups devour fragile neighbors, while soft sugar and ethanol prices weaken small mills and make building new ones too costly, industry analysts said.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 21, 2012, 11:17 AM EDT
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  • Brazilian sugar canemills a re vulnerable to a wave of takeovers in whichdeep-pocketed groups devour fragile neighbors, while soft sugarand ethanol prices weaken small mills and make building new onestoo costly, industry analysts said.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 21, 2012, 9:19 AM EDT
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  • Cuba's President Raul Castro speaks during celebrations marking Cuba’s Revolution Day in Guantanamo, Cuba, Thursday, July 26, 2012. Cuba marks the 59th anniversary of the July 26, 1953 rebel attack led by Fidel and Raul Castro on the Moncada military barracks. The attack is considered the beginning of the revolution that culminated with dictator Fulgencio Batista's ouster.

    The aging of Cuba's population has its roots in some of the core achievements of Fidel Castro's revolution, including a universal health care system that has increased life expectancy from 69 years during the 1960s to 78 today, comparable with the United States.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 21, 2012, 3:16 AM EDT
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