June 2011

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Cuba 27/06/11

Florida Congressman seeks to reverse Obama’s policies on Cuban family travel and remittances, as talks about potential micro-credit programs develop and Cuba remains silent on Chavez’s health condition.


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Colombia 27/06/11

Colombia´s coffee cultural landscape added to world heritage list, Ecuadorian court charges Colombian military leaders and UN report decline in coca-leaf cultivation.


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Venezuela 27/06/11

Negotiations continue as prison crisis escalates and rumours fly over Chávez’s whereabouts and wellbeing following surgery in Cuba.


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Paraguay 27/06/11

Gay pride colors the streets of Asunción; Essap union refuses to back down on hunger strike; Brazilian companies charged with illegal deforestation of Chaco region.


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Uruguay 27/06/11

Uruguay’s First Lady criticises the media for ‘lying flagrantly’, while the ruling coalition enforce internal discipline, and Peñarol slip up at the final hurdle.


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Peru 27/06/2011

Deaths escalate in mining conflict in Puna, whilst Ollanta is faced with new challenges for his upcoming role next month. 


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Bolivia 27/06/11

Gen. Sanabria pleads guilty to drug trafficking, and Peruvian President-elect Humala visits Bolivia. 


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The World-View 27/06/11

UNODC World Drugs Report reveals Peru is challenging Colombia for mantle of world’s largest cocaine producer, while providing data on Latin American consumption.


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The Economy 27/06/11

Colombia’s economy boosted by another improved investment rating, Argentina receives a big investment and the number of Latin American millionaires grows.


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Argentina 27/04/11

President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner finally announces her intention to run for re-election; Boudou joins her on the ticket, whilst high energy demand sees Uruguayan business left in the cold.


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Ecuador 27/06/11

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos takes responsibility for the bombing of the FARC camp on Ecuadorian territory in 2008 and Corpus Christi celebrations take place in various cities of Ecuador.


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Brazil 26/06/11

Government websites come under hacker attack, Clegg promises football to the favelas, and a 120 year-old woman is ‘discovered’ in Acre.


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Arts 27/06/11

Ernesto Sábato’s home in Buenos Aires to become a museum; Evita’s lost jewelry recovered in Italy; further investigations into Neruda’s death.


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Venezuela 19/06/11

Prison crisis escalates – 25 dead in clashes between armed prisoners and troops and 2500 inmates transferred.


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Cuba 20/06/11

The UN acknowledges Cuba’s struggle against racism as Hemingway is commemorated in Havana and Cuba’s rising sea level becomes a source of concern.


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Bolivia 20/06/11

14 Bolivian soldiers arrested in Chile on suspicion of smuggling illegal cars; Humala and Piñera discuss Bolivian maritime access; and Gran Poder festival gets under way in La Paz.


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Paraguay 20/06/11

After Itaipú victory, government plans what to do with US$240m, whilst BBVA managers get the axe for denouncing millions in credit pouring illegally from bank’s coffers.


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Peru 20/06/2011

Outcry over statue of Jesus to be erected in Lima, Fujimori to remain in personal prison and vote of confidence for new president elect.


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The Caribbean 20/06/10

In the Dominican Republic, historians meet, the President goes on a tour of Spain, France and the Middle East and efforts are made to combat illegal gambling, as in Puerto…


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Brazil 19/6/2011

Rousseff launches a second high-profile social programme in as many weeks, Patriota threatens to retailate over US cotton subsidies, and police invade Rio’s Mangueira favela.