February 2011

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Argentina 28/02/2011

4 months after the shooting of Mariano Ferreyra, a Union boss is arrested whilst Greenpeace make a stand for glaciers in San Juan province.


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The World-View 28/02/11

With Muammar Gaddafi defiant, Fidel Castro, Daniel Ortega and Hugo Chávez all speak out as Latin American reactions to unrest in Libya take on a political nature.


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The Caribbean 28/02/2011

The Dominican economy and agricultural sector are adversely affected by increasing oil prices, whilst in Puerto Rico, a member of the Chamber of Representatives tests positive for cocaine.


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Chile 28/02/11

One year on, Chile remembers those lost in last February’s earthquake, but thousands still homeless find little appeal in Piñera’s calls for unity. Meanwhile, the environmental authorities approve controversial geothermal power plans for the Atacama.


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Mexico 28/02/11

Murderer of US agent brought to immediate justice whilst family members of the murdered activist Josefina Reyes found dead this week in Ciudad Juarez.


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The Economy 28/02/11

Latin American economies benefit from surging oil prices as uprisings in the Middle East continue.


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Brazil 28/02/11

Court suspends construction of Belo Monte dam, while Brazilian workers flee troubled Libya and heavy rains have São Paulo on alert


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Ecuador 28/02/11

Torrential rain batters the east of the country while five members of the Police face trial for the ’30-S’ coup.


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Uruguay 28/02/11

President José Mujica’s performance is reviewed after a year in charge, progress is made in relations in Argentina, while the police seek help in the fight against drugs.


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Haiti 28/02/11

Manigat and Martelly up the ante on their campaigns whilst French company takes over the sanitation in Port-au-Prince and controversy surrounds football team’s disqualification.


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Paraguay 28/02/2011

Paraguayan football star Óscar Cardozo scores superb goal in Europa League, while Paraguay’s plans for improvement in energy and family farming are developed further.


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01/03/2011

Education systems hit an all-time low whilst more announcements are made regarding large private investments into Peru’s growing economy.


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Bolivia 28/02/11

Ex police chief is arrested for narco-trafficking; floods across the country claim lives; anti-price-rise strikes continue; and Miss Bolivia is banned from taking part in the Miss Universe competition.


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Colombia 28/02/11

Wikileaks reveals new Colombia cables, challenging the official version of the Uribe government and the origins of neo-paramilitary groups.


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Central America 28/02/11

Ortega expresses support for Gaddafi, Cost Rica anticipates Free Trade Agreement with China, and four flour thieves are lynched in Guatemala.


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Venezuela 28/02/11

Students abandon hunger strikes as opposition MP released from house arrest, controversial education statistics disclosed, and ‘Hugo Chávez’ football stadium revealed in Libya.



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Venezuela 21/02/11

More student hunger strikes and violent protests hit Venezuela as wave of social unrest grows stronger.


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The World-View 21/02/11

In the United States, the Republicans have their say on Latin America, while in Chechnya, a larger‑than‑life former warlord attempts to reunite a famous group of Brazilians.


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Chile 21/02/11

The Van Rysselberghe inquiry reaches a conclusion, but controversy still characterises the week as the Vatican considers child abuse claims and the Rapa Nui conflict continues.