December 2010

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Uruguay 26/12/10

Two fires disrupt Montevideo on Christmas morning as President Mujica prepares to visit Brazil for the inauguration of new President Dilma Rousseff.


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Paraguay 26/12/10

New proof emerges of ties between Paraguay’s armed guerrillas and Colombia’s FARC, while bishop raises awareness of emigration fueled by social inequalities.


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Colombia 26/12/10

Samuel Moreno, mayor of Bogota, has assets seized over transport corruption scandal and further tragedy as a result of severe rains.


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Mexico 26/12/2010

Anger grows over Marisela Escobedo’s assassination.
Kidnappings of USA-bound migrants on the rise.


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Brazil 26/12/10

Vice-president Alencar hospitalized again as Brazil mourns the death of PDMB co-founder Orestes Quércia.


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Haiti 26/12/10

Haitian children arrive in time for Christmas in Paris whilst the electoral crisis is suspended for one week.


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Ecuador 26/12/10

Andean trade agreement temporarily renewed as Correa recognises Palestine as an independent state.


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Central America 26/12/10

Honduras’ human rights record faces criticism, Central American governments demand Mexico investigates migrant kidnappings, and Nicaragua condemns Costa Rican ‘provocations’.


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Chile 26/12/10

The Chilean embassy in Rome is targeted by a letter bomb attack, the prison system remains in crisis and debate over the legalisation of abortion escalates.


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Peru 26/12/10

Scandal in Comunicore case, the eviction of invaders from ancient cultural site and streets under a sea of waste.


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Bolivia 26/12/10

Bolivia officially recognises Palestine, while suspended governor flees to Paraguay.


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The World-View 26/12/10

US Senate passes last ditch stay of execution for Andean trade preferences, reigniting debate over free trade and prolonging uncertainty for the region’s exporters.


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Argentina 26/12/10

‘Dirty War’ generals face justice after 25 years and violence breaks out at Constitución railway station as housing tensions bubble over amid political blame and counter-blame.


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The Caribbean 26/12/10

Three days of mourning in the Dominican Republic start on Boxing Day, whilst end of year reviews condemn developments in work and education. In Puerto Rico, the university dispute continues.


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Venezuela 26/12/10

Controversial university law passed in rushed session at National Assembly, while student protesters clash with riot police in Caracas.


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Chile 19/12/10

The government finds itself under attack for delays to reconstruction following February’s earthquake, while the law enforcement system is beset by allegations of misconduct.



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The World-View 19/12/10

The Middle East conflict arrives in Latin America as four South American countries rile the United States and Israel with formal recognition of a Palestinian state.



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Colombia 19/12/10

Correa visits Colombia, Colombians donate millions to aid victims of the rainy season, and US indicts Dutch FARC terrorist.