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BRICS are so last season. Here are 10 other emerging economies to watch

The 10 nations to watch were chosen because they have good production prospects and the financing to support expansion.

These nations are using food to project power around the world. And it's working.

"Noodle diplomacy" and "chopstick diplomacy" may be relatively new phrases, but the concept that food and diplomacy go together is as old as, well, food.

500 Dolphins dead in northern Peru

LIMA, Peru – At least 500 dolphins were found dead in the past few weeks on different beaches in northern Peru and the cause of death is still under investigation, media reports said. The Peruvian Sea Institute, or Imarpe, sent a team of scientists to investigate why the dolphins beached themselves in the northern regions of Lambayeque and Piura, the El Comercio newspaper reported. Other beachings of dolphins occurred in the past two years in northern Peru.

500 Dolphins dead in northern Peru

LIMA, Peru – At least 500 dolphins were found dead in the past few weeks on different beaches in northern Peru and the cause of death is still under investigation, media reports said. The Peruvian Sea Institute, or Imarpe, sent a team of scientists to investigate why the dolphins beached themselves in the northern regions of Lambayeque and Piura, the El Comercio newspaper reported. Other beachings of dolphins occurred in the past two years in northern Peru.

Peru’s blackface 'Negro Mama' continues to offend

LIMA — Critics say Negro Mama, played by a comedian in blackface and made up with grotesquely flaring nostrils and thick lips, relies on crude black stereotypes. Activists say it's reflection of Peru's deep racism problem, and there's nothing funny about it.

Latin America has a homophobic killing problem

LIMA — By all accounts, Joel Molero, an openly gay young man, was enjoying his life to the fullest in Chachapoyas, a sleepy provincial capital in northern Peru. But after a night out at a karaoke bar, Molero’s unrecognizable corpse was discovered in a ditch. He'd been horribly dismembered and his remains stuffed into a straw mattress and set on fire. He appears to have been yet another victim of an epidemic of homophobic violence sweeping Latin America.

Bartoli, accused mastermind of $65 million Ponzi scheme, busted in Peru

The former securities broker is on the FBI's most wanted list for his alleged involvement in a multimillion dollar scam.

The US can learn something about minimum wage from the rest of the world

BOSTON — Many Americans want to raise the minimum wage — quickly, before there's another fast-food strike. US President Barack Obama has backed a Senate effort to do just that. But, for now, federal minimum wage stands at $7.25 an hour. The rest of the world can teach us a thing or two about wage systems that work.

That coffee you are drinking might not be so fair trade after all

LIMA — Are you paying a fair price for your latte every morning? More than fair, you might think. But try telling that to the farmers in Latin America who grow most of the world’s premium java and, in many cases, are not even making ends meet. Rock-bottom prices for coffee beans — below cost for many of the region’s growers — and a crushing outbreak of coffee leaf rust, a fungus that slashes harvests, are making their lives a misery.
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