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Djokovic, Cuevas advance to Beijing quarters; Muguruza books WTA Finals berth
| TENNIS BEIJING | 08 de octubre de 2015
Beijing, Oct 8 (EFE).- Serbian world No. 1 Novak Djokovic and Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas both advanced to the quarterfinals of the China Open here Thursday with straight-set victories, while Spaniard Garbiñe Muguruza booked her spot in the eight-woman WTA Finals with a three-set win.
Dominican tourism industry grows 8 pct.
| DOMINICAN REPUBLIC TOURISM | 08 de octubre de 2015
Santo Domingo, Oct 8 (EFE).- The Dominican Republic's tourism industry has grown 8 percent so far this year and the country is on track to reach within the next decade the goal of 10 million foreign visitors a year, Tourism Minister Francisco Javier Garcia said.
Brazil averaged 160 homicides a day in World Cup year
| BRAZIL VIOLENCE | 08 de octubre de 2015
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 8 (EFE).- Brazil experienced an average of 160 homicides a day in 2014 despite enhanced law enforcement measures implemented for the World Cup soccer tourney, the Brazilian Public Safety Forum said in a report released Thursday.
Bolivia, Russia sign nuclear cooperation agreement
| BOLIVIA RUSSIA/NUCLEAR | 08 de octubre de 2015
La Paz, Oct 8 (EFE).- An agreement signed Thursday with Russian state nuclear energy company Rosatom will advance President Evo Morales' project for the development of atomic power in Bolivia, the Andean nation's government said.
Latin American imports of Chinese steel up 5 pct.
| LATIN AMERICA STEEL | 08 de octubre de 2015
Santiago, Oct 8 (EFE).- Latin America imported 5.7 million tons of structural steel from China in the first eight months of this year, up 5 percent from the same period in 2014, the Latin American Steel Association, or Alacero, reported.