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Agencia EFE unveils plans for revamped English Service

Bridgetown, Apr 6 (EFE).- Agencia EFE on Sunday unveiled plans here to relaunch its English news service by opening offices in different cities around the world to provide 24-hour coverage in English. The current service, which is produced in Miami, will be expanded over the next few months, boosting production initially to an average of 100 stories per day plus regional reporting and other services. EFE's new project was unveiled in Barbados, where the Inter American Press Association, or IAPA, is holding its 2014 midyear meeeting.

Downpour saves Paraguay market from flames

Asuncion, Feb 7 (EFE).- The largest market in the Paraguayan capital was spared from total destruction Friday when a torrential downpour helped douse a fire. The blaze was caused by the explosion of an electrical transformer, the head of the Volunteer Firefighters, Roque Gonzalez, told Efe. While two firefighters experienced some ill effects from smoke inhalation, no one was killed or seriously injured. Even with the rain, it took four fire companies to bring the blaze under control.

EFE, present and future: digital era, expansion, new products

Madrid | (EFE).- Seventy-five years after its founding, Agencia EFE, one of the world's four major news agencies and the largest outfit working in Spanish, faces the present prepared for today's great technological challenges and looks to the future with renewed plans for expansion. EFE is today a multimedia news agency, known for its credibility and precision, where more than 3,000 professionals of 60 nationalities work in different languages to report the news 24 hours a day from 120 countries.

EFE, present and future: digital era, expansion, new products

Madrid | (EFE).- Seventy-five years after its founding, Agencia EFE, one of the world's four major news agencies and the largest outfit working in Spanish, faces the present prepared for today's great technological challenges and looks to the future with renewed plans for expansion. EFE is today a multimedia news agency, known for its credibility and precision, where more than 3,000 professionals of 60 nationalities work in different languages to report the news 24 hours a day from 120 countries.

EFE marks 75 years as vehicle for Spanish and school of journalism

Madrid | EFE - Created as a small local news agency amid the devastation left by Spain's 1936-1939 civil war, Agencia EFE turns 75 as one of the world's four major news agencies and the largest outfit working in Spanish. Several generations of Spanish and Latin American journalists have made EFE a trusted news source, passing the baton to the more than 3,000 professionals from 60 countries who now staff the agency.

Bill collectors' telephonic terrorism featured in short film "Sin Respuesta"

Madrid, Dec 21 (EFE).- Journalist and moviemaker Miguel Parra opens one of the most painful wounds suffered by those in debt, the telephonic harassment they endure from businesses calling about unpaid bills, in his first fictional short film "Sin Respuesta" (No Answer), starring Natalia Mateo.

Bill collectors' telephonic terrorism featured in short film "Sin Respuesta"

Madrid, Dec 21 (EFE).- Journalist and moviemaker Miguel Parra opens one of the most painful wounds suffered by those in debt, the telephonic harassment they endure from businesses calling about unpaid bills, in his first fictional short film "Sin Respuesta" (No Answer), starring Natalia Mateo.

Deportees find shelter in Tijuana

Tijuana, Mexico, Dec 18 (EFE).- Immigrants deported from the United States are finding shelter here in a camp established just a short distance from the border. The camp, located in Tijuana's Constitution Square, was set up by the Angeles Sin Fronteras (Angels Without Borders) organization because of the need for a place to house deportees seeking work in a city with which most of them are unfamiliar.

Businesswomen don't have it easy in LatAm, study shows

Miami, Dec 2 (EFE).- The lack of mentors or extensive networking makes it hard for businesswomen to grow their companies in Latin America, according to a study by the Multilateral Investment Fund, or FOMIN, a unit of the Inter-American Development Bank. "The study shows that 46 percent of female entrepreneurs in Latin America have no mentors, and both mentors and role models are key to the growth process," FOMIN's Susana Garcia-Robles told Efe Monday.

Work resumes at Brazil World Cup stadium after deadly accident

Sao Paulo, Dec 2 (EFE).- Construction work resumed Monday at this Brazilian metropolis's World Cup stadium, where an accident last week left two people dead. After the three days of mourning decreed by lead contractor Odebrecht, 1,350 workers were back on the job Monday at Arena Corinthians, informally known as Itaquerao. Nonetheless, in the area where the accident occurred, equivalent to about 30 percent of the east side of the stadium and 5 percent of the entire building site, construction remains at a standstill pending completion of the accident investigation.
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