September 2011

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Cuba 26/09/11

Cuban arrested in Spain for alleged links to Al-Qaeda; debates swell about the impacts of Cuba’s planned oil drilling; and a Canadian firm’s operations on the island are shut down.


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Chile 26/09/11

Student protestors regain the momentum as pressure mounts on the Piñera government


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The Caribbean 26/09/2011

DR investigates murder of DNCD official; bailout of CL Financial may cost Trinidadian government $3 billion; IMF predicts low-growth with fears of U.S. slowdown.


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Venezuela 26/09/11

Chávez hails ‘successful’ final round of chemotherapy; ex-US ambassador claims that the President’s health is flailing; and López confirms candidacy for 2012 elections. 


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Brazil 25/09/11

Spectacular anti-corruption protests in Rio, Rousseff opens debate at the UN General Assembly, and the central bank moves to halt currency slide.


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Peru 26/09/2011

Catholic University debate comes to a head reflecting new adaptations in the law treating women and cocaine.


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Haiti 26/09/11

Martelly makes speech to UN General Assembly, Duvalier draws a step closer to being convicted and Conille comes before the Senate.


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Central America 26/09/11

Central America at UN: appeals to Western co-responsibility in drug problem, Lobo pledges to uphold human rights, Guatemala seeks seat at Security Council.


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The Economy 26/09/11

Current economic uncertainty also hit Latin America’s currencies and stock markets, while Fernández held a firing speech at UN.


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Mexico 26/09/2011

Frontrunners announce their presidential candidacy; 35 bodies found in trucks in Veracrus; World Bank says violence is an important obstacle to development.


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Argentina this week

The politics of transport: bus strikers hold up Buenos Aires whilst Cristina threatens UK’s air link with Islands.


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Colombia 26/09/11

Former mayor of Bogota jailed, whistleblower exposes British anti-drugs operations in Colombia and Amnesty publish report on sexual violence.               The former mayor of…


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Uruguay 26/09/11

Changes to Brazil’s import policy cause a panic in Uruguay’s export markets and mining company Aratiri discussions move forward.


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Bolivia 26/09/2011

Foreign Minister used as “human-shield” by TIPNIS protestors, ex-antinarcotics chief Gen. Sanabria faces 15 years imprisonment, and Morales and Pinera take maritime dispute to the big stage.



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Cuba 19/09/11

Cuba introduces new rules for self-employment; members of a Pentecostal church barricade themselves inside a church in Havana; and Rene Gonzalez’s motion to return to Cuba is denied.


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Venezuela 19/09/11

Inter-American court clears ex-mayor to challenge Chávez in 2012; state voices support for Carlos the Jackal; and urban art festival draws 30,000 to the streets of Caracas.


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Haiti 19/09/11

Conille makes first step towards becoming Prime Minister and Ban Ki-Moon says Minustah blue helmets will stay on for another year despite riots to the contrary.


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Central America 19/09/11

As Central America celebrates independence, Hondurans demand ‘real’ independence; Costa Rica supports Palestine’s UN statehood bid; El Salvador is added to Obama’s drug countries list.


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Peru 19/09/2011

Bomb Scares hold the country in panic whilst coca strikers come to a deal and social conflict deaths are taken to court.


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Mexico 19/09/2011

Gunmen kill family of policeman linked to casino attack; Mexico ranks third in OECD countries for youth unemployment and school drop-out rates; while teachers march against violence in Acapulco.


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The Economy 19/09/11

Asian-Latin American commercial relations in the spotlight and Mexico’s informal employment rose, according to OECD.


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Argentina this week

Former President Menem absolved of illegal arms trading whilst Cristina makes an uncharacterstic move towards limiting wage rises.


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The Caribbean 19/09/2011

Dominican Republic is announced as largest cocaine transshipment point to Europe. Students protest at UASD. China pledges $1billion of investment in the region. 


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Chile 19/09/11

Conflict between the government and students remains deadlocked while the country celebrates its national holiday