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Winning runoff elections in Latin America.

Chile is one of the Latin American countries with the most experience in runoff balloting. Of the seven presidential elections from 1989 to date, the last five required a second round. And on four of those five occasions, the second-round results confirmed the candidate who had won on the first round. How likely is ...

- Brookings - US

Amazon Echo launches across Europe, Latin America .

BI Intelligence This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Amazon has expanded the availability of its Echo line of smart speakers and Amazon Music Unlimited service to 28 new countries, reports VentureBeat. The additional markets are spread ...

- Business Insider - US

Santander sells assets in United States to a Chilean bank.

Spain's Banco Santander said it had sold its U.S. unit Totalbank to Chile's BCI for US$528 million as part of moves to sell non-core assets it inherited when it bought Banco Popular. BCI owns City National Bank of Florida and had been in talks with TotalBank's former owner Banco Popular before it was acquired by ...

- MercoPress - FK

Most Popular Video in Peru in 2017 .

The Chilean narration of the goal scored by Paolo Guerrero against Colombia is the most popular video in Peru. This year has been full of emotions with Peru making history by qualifying for the World Cup. A youtube show called “Rewind” made a compilation to remember the past year. The most popular Peruvian video ...

- Peruthisweek - PE

Chile learns to harvest its formidable solar power opportunities.

Fossil fuels shortage stimulates unprecedented boom in renewable energy investment

- Financial Times - US

Splitting Instagram Direct into its own messaging app might be a big mistake.

Stop me if you've heard this one before: A popular app is splitting one of its fastest growing features into its own app. Facebook made this exact type of decision when it broke out direct messaging into the Messenger app two years ago. This time, Instagram is doing the same for users in select countries with a new app ...

- Mashable! - US

Direct Is A New Standalone Messaging App From Instagram.

Instagram is testing out a new stand alone direct messaging app called Direct. The new app is apparently coming to Android and iOS today in a number of countries. The list of countries includes Chile, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, and Uruguay. If you install this new Direct app then your Instagram inbox appears in this (

- Geeky Gadgets - US

Astronomers observe most-distant supermassive black hole yet discovered.

Astronomers have spied the most-distant supermassive black hole yet discovered using the Magellan Telescopes at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile.

- UPI - US

First Light for Next Generation Planet Hunter ESPRESSO.

Garching, Germany Dec 06, 2017 The Echelle SPectrograph for Rocky Exoplanet and Stable Spectroscopic Observations has successfully made its first observations. Installed on ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile, ESPRESSO will search for exoplanets with unprecedented precision by looking at the minuscule changes in the light ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

These are 15 of the best photos scientists took in 2017 — and they show the world in stunning ways.

Sabrina Koehler/Royal Society Publishing Photography Competition Scientists explore the most unique corners of our world. They survey the frigid waters underneath the edge of Antarctica, watch polar bears circle as they look for a patch of ice to rest on, and gaze up at the stars from the high altitude Chilean desert. ...

- Business Insider - US

ESPRESSO Planet Hunter Ready to Drink in the Universe for Alien Worlds.

The ESPRESSO instrument, which is installed on the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope in northern Chile, has made its first observations.

- Space.com - US

First light for ESPRESSO—the next generation planet hunter

The Echelle SPectrograph for Rocky Exoplanet and Stable Spectroscopic Observations has successfully made its first observations. Installed on ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile, ESPRESSO will search for exoplanets with unprecedented precision by looking at the minuscule changes in the light of their host stars. For the ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Pope Francis will see a lively faith in Peru and Chile, Lima's cardinal says

Rome, Italy, Dec 5, 2017 / 11:40 am .- Ahead of Pope Francis' trip to Chile and Peru, the Archbishop of Lima has said that the Bishop of Rome will encounter a lively faith in the countries, where there are “great expression of popular religiosity.” Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne spoke to CNA ahead of Pope ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Leftist leader backs Guillier in Chile's run-off presidential election

SANTIAGO - The leader of an influential leftist bloc in Chile endorsed center-left presidential hopeful Alejandro Guillier on Monday over conservative Sebastian Pinera in next week's run-off election.

- Reuters - US

Violent risks intelligence bulletin – 28 November 2017

Americas Brazil - 27 November 2017: In São Paulo state, official statistics highlighted 23,980 reported robberies across the whole state in October 2017, a 13% reduction compared with October 2016. Chile - 27 November 2017: In Los Andes, Codelco workers set up road blocks near

- Jane’s - US

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