July 2011

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Peru 31/07/2011

Official presidential handover, Ollanta’s inauguration speech, criticism of the behaviour of Fujimoristas and the dismissal of Carlos Bruce…


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Cuba 25/07/11

Fall in prices of bulk purchases for small enterprises; Cuba’s ‘Woodstock’ festival ‘hijacked’ by Ministry of Culture; and baseball star Yoenis Cespedes flees to the Dominican Republic.


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Colombia 25/07/11

10,000 petroleum workers strike in Puerto Gaitan, investigation into Andres Felipe Arias corruption scandal begins and Colombia celebrates national day of independence. On Wednesday, as Colombia celebrated its national day of…


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The Economy 25/07/11

Mexican think tank presents new way of measuring poverty while Brazil grapples with long-standing problem of overheating and Peru’s Humala announces economics team All means to measure poverty, particularly for…


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Ecuador 25/07/11

International reaction against President Correa’s lawsuit against El Universo newspaper and 29 people dead due to intoxication from alcohol not fit for consumption alert the authorities.


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Argentina 27/07/11

Federal Police officer shoots by-stander in San Telmo whilst Buenos Aires’ buses shift to electronic tickets. 22 year old Ariel Dominguez was shot dead by a member of the Policia…


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The Caribbean 25/07/2011

In the Dominican Republic, a group of students breaks the Guiness Record for reading. Puerto Rico prepares for Constitution Day. The British government reports US$5billion missing from the Turks and…


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Brazil 24/7/11

A British student found dead in Amazonia, police indict three over murders of Amazon activists, and Petrobras announces huge new oil investement.


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Venezuela 25/07/11

US bullied Haiti into refusing trade with Venezuela, whilst human rights NGO’s hit a wall and national team is massacred by Peru in Copa América.



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Peru 24/07/2011

Peru comes third in the Americas Football Cup and new changes at the Cabinet are called Paolo Guerrero, a Peruvian footballer, was widely praised this week for his impressive goal…


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Arts 25/07/11

ALBA Culture Ministers meet in Santa Cruz; a newly-installed mural by late artist Manuel Rendón Seminario unveiled in Guayaquil.


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Colombia 19/07/11

Major corruption scandal revealed in Colombia’s tax agency, EU vicepresident says it was impossible Uribe did not know about wiretapping, false positive convictions and Colombia knocked out of Copa America.


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Cuba 18/07/11

Chávez returns to Cuba for chemotherapy; body of young Cuban man found in undercarriage of flight to Madrid; and government regulates use of public space for new private businesses.


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The Economy 18/07/11

Multilateral involvement: Argentina collaborates with IMF to improve quality of economic data and the World Bank gives loan for water supply improvement in Brazil Last week, Argentina committed to cooperating…


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Ecuador 18/07/11

Ban Ki-moon announces a meeting to seek support on the Yasuni-ITT initiative, Quevedo inaugurates its third bridge and Ecuadorian football team says ‘good-bye’ to Copa America.


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Venezuela 18/07/11

Chavez makes compromise and takes refuge in Cuba for chemotherapy, as Venezuelan crude oil reaches US$105,75 a barrel and imports from Bolivia hit bottom.



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Peru 17/07/2011

Ollanta’s popularity wanes due to his brother’s trip to Russia, while reports on corruption and inadequate schools errupt throughout the press.


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The Caribbean 18/07/2011

The national strike in the Dominican Republic is declared a success, while in Puerto Rico a new police superintendent is chosen. Anti-gay remarks by a Surinamese legislator spark debate.


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Mexico 18/07/2011

Mexican government uncover enormous marijuana farm; seven prisoners are killed after jail riot sees 59 escape; and central bank head says economy resilient to global woes.


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Central America 18/07/11

‘A “Stupid” Loss’: murder of Facundo Cabral prompts judicial retribution and provides food for thought regarding crime and security in Central America.


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Brazil 17/07/11

Plane crashes dominated headlines again this week, along with  rumours that Venezuela’s Chavez will seek cancer treatment in Brazil.


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The World-View 18/07/11

Arturo Valenzuela quietly exits, leaving top US Latin America policy post vacant, as hosts Argentina crash out of Copa América in a penalty shoot-out.


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Chile 18/07/11

Piñera’s proposals fail to win over the student movement, as the government moves towards legal recognition of same-sex partnerships and Chile’s copper production grinds to a halt amid national strike.