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2008-07-19 00:40:00

Rescuers and penguin experts are concerned about hundreds of baby penguins washing up dead on Rio de Janeiro's tropical beaches after being swept from the icy shores of Antarctica and Patagonia. Eduardo Pimenta, superintendent for the state coastal protection and environment agency in the resort city of Cabo Frio, said over the last couple of months more than 400 penguins, most of them young, have been found dead on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro state. Pimenta said it is common to find some...


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin