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VMI Cadets in South America Use Llama Poop to Filter Water

(WSLS)  As part of an ongoing effort to help a village in South America, a group of VMI cadets is spending the summer working to find ways to help the people there purify their water.  Their solution may surprise you -- llama manure.VMI's "Engineers Without Borders" program sends cadets and faculty Full story

New non-stop to Panama City starts December at TIA

Travelers flying out of Tampa International Airport have had to change planes to fly to Panama. But starting in December that will change. Full story

Rich Venezuelans hunt luxury overseas homes to flee Chavez

LONDON (Reuters) - The number of Venezuelans hunting for luxury homes around the world jumped by a greater degree than any country last year as political uncertainty escalated in the South American state, a report from property consultant Knight Frank shows. Full story

Ancient Seaways Carried Alligators to South America

Crocodilian fossil skulls found in the Panama Canal may provide the missing link between the mouthy reptiles of North America and their kin in South America, scientists say. Full story

Haven for South America's Largest Land Mammal Found

A large population of threatened lowland tapir, a strange beast with a trunk-like nose that frequents rain forests and grasslands, has been found in a series of parks spanning the remote Peru-Bolivia border in South America. Full story

Best Sommelier of the America's Competition

   The best of the best from North and South America are preparing to go "palate to palate" in Brazil next week, with the "Closing Bell" crew.

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