January 2011

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Ecuador 31/01/11

Opposition over referendum gathers momentum as protesters take to the streets and Ruptura 25 break from Alianza Paiz.


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The Caribbean 31/01/11

A Panamian cargo ship spills oil in the Dominican port of Caucedo, as dramatic drug-related arrests are made in Puerto Rico.


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Haiti 31/01/11

Uncertain times: anticipation of election results, Hilary Clinton arrives and WikiLeaks unearths cables concerning Haiti.


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Peru 31/01/2011

García pushes for privatisation, protests in ports, and works are due to start on Peru’s first oil refinery.


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Bolivia 31/01/11

Collapsed office block in Santa Cruz traps 24 victims. Choquehuanca invites back DEA ahead of UN pronouncement on coca-chewing



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Venezuela 31/01/11

Cholera outbreak in central Venezuela whilst ex oil-workers reach 12 days in hunger protest against unfair dismissal.


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Chile 31/01/11

Historic Santiago church destroyed in major fire, as inquiry into Allende’s death opens and President Sebastian Piñera prepares to court Barack Obama.


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Mexico 31/01/11

Hillary Clinton visits Mexico and praises counter-drugs efforts.
Bishop Samuel Ruiz, defender of indigenous rights, dies at age 86.


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Paraguay 31/01/11

Cancer-free President Fernando Lugo returns from Brazil to find a Palestine-friendly Paraguay threatened by further allegations of corruption and a fresh EPP offensive.


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Uruguay 31/01/11

Retired officers draw criticism for intervention in general’s murder trial, while new adoption regulations bring about sharp reduction in number of children rehoused.


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The World-View 31/01/11

Protests in Egypt dominate press coverage, while Barack Obama’s State of the Union address provides food for thought and strategic anxiety for those ‘ignored’ by US foreign policy.


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Colombia 31/01/11

US-Colombian Free Trade Agreement, security issues in Bogotá and Hay Festival comes to Cartagena.


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Argentina 31/01/11

Mystery surrounds the violent assassination of union leader Roberto Rodríguez, while the government reacts angrily to Barack Obama’s decision not to visit Argentina.


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Brazil 31/01/11

Continuing floods leave Brazil’s economic sector unhindered, as 2010 ends with historic growth and foreign investments pour in to escape Europe’s crisis-stricken markets.



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Venezuela 24/01/11

Fears for private property mount as occupations spread through Caracas, while Coca-Cola workers strike over low rates of pay.


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Chile 24/01/11

Magallanes gas protests end as Morales looks towards the Atacama and the Frei memorial ceremony causes ruptures.


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Paraguay 24/01/11

Brazilian government prioritizes agreement with Paraguay over Itaipú dam, while CONARE grants Mario Cossío status of political refugee.


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Brazil 24/01/11

The fall-out from January’s rain enters its third week, while new Central Bank president announces inflation-busting measures.


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Haiti 24/01/11

Former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier makes shock return after 25 years in exile whilst the electoral crisis and cholera epidemic continue.


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Argentina 24/01/11

Agricultural sector freezes the corn market in week-long protest; tractor blockade in Santa Fe, and Kirchner’s daughter takes to limelight on world stage.


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Mexico 24/01/11

Explosives and prison breaks dominate news as drug war continues to wreak havoc. Meanwhile, political attention turns to elections in 2012.


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Ecuador 24/01/11

A controversial new decree restructures the Police and Military and the country says goodbye to the six soldiers killed in an airplane crash.


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24/01/2011

Governmental changes rumoured as floods and gangs cause damage in the Lima area.