August 2011

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New Latin Writers Project.

Pulsamérica, the online news link for Latin America, is expanding its activities with the aim of creating a dynamic intercultural space for the promotion of new Latin American literature. Our…


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Cuba 08/08/2011

Cuban National Assembly approves economic reforms including sale of houses and more ‘flexible’ regulations for foreign travel while acclaimed Cuban author Eliseo Alberto Diego dies in Mexico City.


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The Caribbean 08/08/2011

Tropical Storm Emily dominates headlines, while the murder of journalist José Silvestre causes outrage. The Catholic Church celebrates 500 years in the Americas. The US credit downgrade upsets Puerto Rico.


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Mexico 08/08/2011

Entire police force of Ascensión resign; US increases security collaboration with Mexico; and Chivas crush Barcelona.


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Peru 07/08/2011

Shooting of Congressman’s daughter by delinquents and the discovery of missing corpses in El Santa are met with shock, whilst rumours of increased military presence spread around the country.


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Brazil 08/08/11

The Rousseff administration loses another two top officials to scandal, Brazil’s stock market suffers huge losses, and a school chef admits to poisoning students and staff.


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Arts 08/08/11

Humala selects Afro-Peruvian folk-singer Susana Baca as Peru’s new culture minister; Evita’s dresses on display; Fuentes receives Premio Formentor from Spain.


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Colombia 08/08/11

Santos ends his first year as president, Conservatives present constitutional amendment abortion ban and Colombia win group stage of U-20 World Cup.


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Argentina 08/08/11

Housing shortages plague North and Leaky Mails.com – democratic watchdog or just dirty laundry?


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Central America 08/08/11

Guatemala sentences former death squad operatives to millennia in prison, as France extradites ex-dictator and CIA asset Manuel Noriega back to Panama.


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Venezuela 08/08/11

Chávez away with leave as he receives second cycle of chemotherapy in Cuba; presidential warnings suggest that political opposition are planning a violent intervention; and new sports law promise a…


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Bolivia 08/08/11

Bolivia celebrates 186 years of independence, arguments broil over TIPNIS road, judicial elections come under more pressure, and Morales fears for economy.


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The World-View this week

Pulsamérica considers the foreign policy of Colombian President Santos one year in, while Nicaraguan leader Daniel Ortega receives a Libyan delegation.


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Ecuador 08/08/11

Debate over the role of the army as special forces are deployed in cities, while a drug processing lab is discovered in Montecristi.


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The Economy 08/08/11

As the strong Real renders Brazilian industry less competitive, the newly launched ‘Plano Brasil Maior’ aims to support the sector.


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Cuba 01/08/2011

Cuba celebrates 58th anniversary of attack on Moncada barracks as preparations for parliamentary session begin and ban on selling energy guzzling products is lifted.


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Ecuador 01/08/11

Newspapers arould the world criticize President Correa’s lawsuit against El Universo whilst his new twitter account registers more than 24,000 followers and Quito hosts the 2nd Salsa Congress that inspires…


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Argentina 01/08/11

Bad news for Kirchnerism as both Santa Fe and Buenos Aires see defeat for FpV whilst France puts pressure on Argentina for student double murder.


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The Economy 01/08/11

The impending US debt crisis causes insecurities and price volatilities across the Latin American continent The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) expressed concern about the possible…


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The Caribbean 01/08/2011

PLD candidate Danilo Medina meets with Lula and Dilma in Brazil, while Puerto Rico celebrates Constitution Day. Trinidadian PM assures there will be no national strike. A plane crash in…


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Central America 01/08/11

In Guatemala, massacre trial kicks off and Torres’ presidential bid is denied, whilst in Costa Rica ruling party hands President’s brother US$500,000 for campaign ads.


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Colombia 01/08/11

Colombian music icon Joe Arroyo dies, Bernardo Moreno and Andres Felipe Arias imprisoned and Supreme Court rules on gay marriage.


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Mexico 01/08/2011

Fed. govt. suspends subsidy for Juárez as prison riot highlights failure of the city’s security system; study shows poverty increased under Calderón; and economy secretariat says violence not deterring FDI.


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Brazil 01/08/11

The official report into the 2009 Air France crash is rejected by victims’ families group, Argentina’s Kirchner pays a visit and a journalist is murdered in Mato Grosso.


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Venezuela 01/08/11

Tracking ‘reborn’ Chavez from Havana to Caracas: no malignant cells found, as Bolivarian Revolution is ‘extended’ to middle class and confidence reigns over 2012 elections.