March 2011

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Arts 28/03/11

Colombian novelist wins a major prize in Spain, Plácido Domingo sings in Buenos Aires, and the Mexican government alleges that a Mayan statue sold at auction may be a fake.


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Haiti 28/03/11

Rumours fly during the final vote count, Duvalier is hospitalised and cholera epidemic questions soon to be answered.


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Ecuador 28/03/11

Fight against drug trafficking progresses as nine arrests linked to the Sinaloa Cartel are made whilst campaign around Correa’s judicial system referendum gets underway.


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Peru 28/03/11

Two weeks from election day, lack of debates and political programs still clouds a 5-tie presidential race that has turned into a guessing game.


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The Caribbean 28/03/11

In the Dominican Republic, the constitutionality of two important legal processes is questioned, while in Puerto Rico, congressman Gutiérrez denounces the Fortuño governorship.


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Cuba 28/03/11

Fidel Castro announces that he resigned as Party chief in 2006, as Cuban Minister for Economy and Planning is removed to oversee new economic reforms.


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Argentina 28/03/11

24th of March commemorations mark Argentina’s transition to dictatorship 35 years ago amidst division over the legacy of Nestor Kirchner.


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Mexico 28/03/11

Media pact on coverage of the fight against organised crime raises concerns over censorship.


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Colombia 28/03/11

Assassinations raise concern over protection given to land re-claimants and Baltasar Garzón will work for OAS in Colombia.


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The Economy 28/03/11

As Latin American economies continue to grow, Uruguay and Brazil take preventative measures to combat overheating, while the IDB meets to discuss the region’s key challenges.


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Brazil 28/03/11

Seven police officers are arrested for the unprovoked shooting of a teenager, while Brazil toughens stance on Iran.


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Paraguay 28/03/11

López Perito deemed government puppet-master, while chancellor proclaims country is disillusioned with Mercosur and students join fight against plan to increase transportation costs.


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Bolivia 28/03/11

Diplomatic tensions with Chile flare up on ‘Day of the Sea’ as Morales is ranked 18 out of 20 in popularity poll of Latin American leaders.


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Chile 28/03/11

Obama’s long-awaited speech leaves the US-Chile relationship lacking concrete terms, as the issue of US involvement in the 1973 coup is broached and Santiago responds to Morales ‘Day of the Sea’ speech



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Venezuela 28/03/11

Students stitch lips to step up protests, state television producer is murdered, and protests over curbs to visits in prisons.


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Uruguay 28/03/11

Uruguay’s immunity law is condemmed, the polemic over a mystery video continues and a visit from Lula receives an enthusiastic response.


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The World-View 28/03/11

Iran moves to the fore in Latin America’s foreign policy concerns, as Brazil and Argentina chart contradictory courses.


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Chile 21/03/11

A bomb is detonated in Viña del Mar on the eve of Obama’s arrival, as the Fukushima crisis prompts concern over nuclear power and the Church is implicated in further controversy


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Arts 21/03/11

Antonio Skármeta collects a prize for his novel on Chile in the last days of Pinochet, a stolen Warhol returns to Argentina, and Mafalda turns 49.