May 2011

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Bolivia 30/05/11

Truck drivers stranded due to Peruvian protests ask Bolivian government for food, Morales announces the building of a new international airport, and the Organisation of American States plans to monitor…


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Peru 30/05/11

Revolts in Puna lead to fears of mass violence, whilst new scandals emerge amongst the presidential candidates and the conviction of the ex-presidential advisor Vladimir Montesionos.


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Haiti 30/05/11

Storm alert in Haiti, Martelly faces first challenges and anti-deportation campaign is removed from Times Square.


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Argentina 30/05/11

A lovers’ tiff: Kirchnerism falls out with the Madres de la Plaza del Mayo, whilst statistics show Argentina’s youngsters prefer to kiss and make up.


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Mexico 30/05/11

Battles between rival drug cartels rocks Michoacan, forcing hundredsfrom their homes, whilst Cristina Fernandez arrives from Argentina for a state visit. 


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Colombia 30/05/11

Senate passes Victims and Land Restitution Law and identifies more than 10,000 disappeared.


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The Caribbean 30/05/2011

IMF delegation arrives in the Dominican Republic as flight agreement with Paraguay is signed, while Puerto Rico looks ahead to Barack Obama’s June visit.


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The Economy 30/05/11

OECD publishes its Economic Outlook reports, Peru and Costa Rica sign a bilateral trade agreement and volume of coffee exports rises sharply.


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Venezuela 30/05/11

Spate of attacks against religious icons across the country; protests over faltering water supplies in Carababo.


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Cuba 30/05/11

Cuba announces a moratorium on payroll taxes for private businesses while artist Pedro Pablo Oliva is expelled from the Provincial Assembly of Popular Power in Pinar del Rio.


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Chile 30/05/11

Allende’s body is exhumed, as government and opposition disagree over who should take responsibility for Hidroaysén, and two Mapuche hunger strikers are hospitalised after 72 days of protest.


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Brazil 30/05/11

Three environmental activists brutally murdered, as forestry code reforms passed by chamber of deputies.


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Central America 30/05/11

Manuel Zelaya returns to Honduras; suspected Zetas are arrested in connection with last week’s massacre in Guatemala; and Wikileaks releases new files on El Salvador.


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Arts 30/05/11

Mexico mourns surrealist artist Leonora Carrington, dead at 94


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The World-View 30/05/11

Honduran reintegration debate heats up, Air France flight ‘black box’ data published and Argentina celebrates victory for Messi (and Barcelona).


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Uruguay 30/05/11

Another crisis for the Government as President Mujica’s desire to increase taxes on farms is criticised across the political spectrum


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Ecuador 30/05/11

Controversy is provoked by military actions aimed to tackle illegal mining and a Tsáchila community project attracts the attention of tourists.


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Paraguay 30/05/11

Private hospitals site of shocking medical malpractice and negligence, resulting in the deaths of two children and a woman in just three days.



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Cuba 23/05/11

Cuba announces that it will allow all non-state businesses to hire workers and Agrarian Reform Day is celebrated amid debates over monopolized food distribution.