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Colombia gov't to heed court ruling against mining in highland ecosystems
| COLOMBIA ENVIRONMENT | 10 de febrero de 2016
Bogota, Feb 10 (EFE).- Colombia's government said it would comply with a Constitutional Court ruling that bans all mining activities in the Andean nation's "paramo," or alpine tundra, regions.
Argentine experts may take up case of 5 missing Mexican youths
| MEXICO MISSING | 10 de febrero de 2016
Mexico City, Feb 10 (EFE).- Members of the prestigious Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team, or EAAF, will meet with relatives of the five youths who went missing last month in the Mexican Gulf coast state of Veracruz and determine whether to investigate the case.
5-Hour diagnostic exam for Zika developed in Brazil
| BRAZIL ZIKA | 10 de febrero de 2016
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 10 (EFE).- A group of Brazilian researchers has developed a molecular exam for diagnosing Zika within five hours, a much shorter time than current exams, and the new test will begin being used next week to facilitate studies on methods to combat the virus, academic sources reported Wednesday.
Half of Chilean students attend college free
| CHILE EDUCATION | 10 de febrero de 2016
Santiago, Feb 10 (EFE).- Half of all Chilean graduating high school students who attend college this year will not have to pay or go into debt to study there, according to figures published Wednesday by the Education Ministry.