November 2011

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Mexico 28/11/2011

Mexican activists demand that President Calderón be investigated by the ICC; the discovery of 26 corpses in Guadalajara raises tensions as the city’s International Book Festival begins.


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The Economy 28/11/2011

Venezuela implements a controversial price regulation law on certain inflation-prone basic goods and El Salvador approves 2012 budget


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The Caribbean 28/11/2011

Caribbean marks Elimination of Violence against Women day; Trinidad PM foils assassination conspiracy; West Indies women’s cricket team win World Cup qualifier.


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Central America 28/11/11

Guatemala sees rampant rise in food prices, whilst El Salvador struggles to overcome floods and Honduran bishop condemns Porfírio Lobo’s political killings.


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Peru 28/11/2011

Conga Mining Project out of control; politicians accused of inappropriate behaviour on social networking sites; ex-minister under house-arrest; tribute to the Ashánica.


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Chile 28-11-11

The 2012 budget is finally approved by the Senate but without opposition support, while clashes at a book launch open old wounds from the Pinochet era.


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Bolivia 28/11/11

Mayor’s refusal to leave office causes violence on the streets of Cochabamba, minister stalls on coca reduction pact, and protestors want better pensions.


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Argentina 28/11/2011

The judge in the Schoklender case runs into hot water, and Cristina comes out fighting over Aerolíneas.


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Colombia 28/11/11

Four members of the police and armed forces kidnapped by the FARC are killed and Colombia’s second rainy season causes devastation on roads.


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Paraguay 28.11.11

A bus crash in Asunción sparks debate whilst another Indigenous tribe member is murdered by Brazilian drug traffickers and protesting fishermen close the Río Paraguay. 


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Venezuela 28/11/11

Process of repatriating foreign gold reserves begins and Chávez announces extension of price controls to tackle inflation. 


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Cuba 28/11/2011

Cuba allows farmers to sell to tourist facilities, opens credit to small business, and permits migration to Havana. The Spanish elections raise questions on future relations.


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Brazil 27/11/11

Chevron fined and banned from drilling after oil spill, Petrobras heads off strike action, and Senate passes nationwide smoking ban.


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Uruguay 27/11/11

Police action against a protest prevents bridge closure in Fray Bentos, while a silent protest against violence makes an impression on Montevideo and a new book on Julio Sosa pays…



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Brazil 20/11/11

Rio police launch investigation into Chevron oil spill, S&P upgrade Brazil’s credit rating, and census results reveal historic Afro-Brazilian majority.


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Ecuador 21/11/11

IACHR requests information on El Universo case whilst a government’s flagship tax reform bill is defeated in the National Assembly and Yasunizate telethon takes place in Quito.


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The Caribbean 21/11/2011

Caribbean HIV Conference begins; aboriginal cave art discovered in the Dominican Republic; Puerto Rican homicide rate surpasses 1,000 deaths; Jamaican elections set for December.


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Venezuela 21/11/11

Venezuelan football team tops World Cup qualifying standings; sixth candidate enters race for presidential election; World Meeting of Body Art kicks off in Caracas.


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Argentina 21/11/2011

A crime with unwelcome similarities to the Candela case, and a report reveals the extent of unsafe construction works in Buenos Aires.


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Uruguay 20/11/11

While education boards fight over autonomy, the State refuses to make religious marriages into civil marriages while Claudio Taddei performs in Montevideo after four years.


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Bolivia 21/11/11

Severe weather hits Cochabamba, a police brutality ‘whodunnit’ continues, and more road trouble for indigenous communities.


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Peru 21/11/2011

Vice-president Chehade is banned from congress for 120 days; first lady Nadine Heredia is critiqued by the press; Conga mining project provisionally banned; Peru named as leading economy in Latin…


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Paraguay 21.11.11

A bill is passed which will take Paraguay one step closer to ‘true democracy’ whilst more documents are discovered questioning national history and school pupils donate provisions to protesting indigenous…


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The Economy 21/11/2011

Brazil’s sovereign credit rating upgraded while its economy contracted for the first time in 2 years and the newest poverty statistics for Guatemala and Costa Rica are out