February 2012

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The Economy 27/02/12

G20 finance ministers meet in Mexico City to finalise eurozone support, Brazil demands IMF  voting rights reform and European and fall of unemployment rate in Mexico and Argentina


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Brazil 27/2/11

Two die as Antartic research base is ravaged by fire, Pará senator to face slave labour trial, and the continent’s oldest carving discovered in Minas Gerais.


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Paraguay 27.2.12

Carperos agree to relocate to land provided by the state; six Paraguayans die in Buenos Aires train crash; Paraguay celebrates National Tereré Day.


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Argentina 27/02/2012

Horrific train crash in Buenos Aires leaves 51 dead and hundreds wounded, and some new schools in the capital go missing.


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Mexico 27/02/12

Police search for 30 convicts who broke out of a Nuevo León prison; Mexico and US sign cross-border pact on deep sea oil deposits, and scientists develop a vaccine which…


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Peru 27/02/2012

Bono visits Peru; harvest cancelled due to heavy rains; $20 offered for land; student scholarship programme begins; bilingualism encouraged…


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Chile 27-02-12

The Aysen protests continue to rage, the blame game over the 27-F earthquake continues, and a rock star enters the political debate


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The Caribbean 27/02/2012

Haitian prime minister resigns; Jamaican drug lord appeals for lenience; and the Dominican Republic’s First Lady sues a journalist for slander.


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Central America 27/02/12

US investigators claim Honduras prison fire accidental, as inmate turned hero is pardoned and region’s gang policy returns to the limelight.


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Uruguay 26/02/12

Carnival in La Pedrera gets out of control, while Mujica finally signs an agreement on the education issue; and “mosqueta” band is successfully captured. 


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Cuba 27/02/2012

Colombia to decide on Cuba’s Summit invitation, Chávez’s ill health worries Cubans, Spain asks for democratic reforms, and dissidents mark controversial anniversary.


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Venezuela 27/02/2012

Chávez undergoes cancer tests in Cuba as Henrique Capriles launches presidential campaign; and Venezuelan football team arrive in Malaga to play against Spain. 


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The Economy 20/02/12

Venezuela’s and Ecuador’s legal battle with large oil companies unfolds, Brazil’s President announces production and export stimulus and Bolivia and Cuba urged to improve their Anti-Money laundering framework Following a…


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Ecuador 20/02/2012 week

National court upholds sentence against El Universo as editor Carlos Pérez is granted asylum in Panama and Ecuadorians get ready for Carnival season.


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Uruguay 19/02/12

Sean Penn visits President Mujica, while demonstrations against bridge take place in Lake Garzón, and new funds for investment trigger internal disputes in the Government.


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Mexico 20/02/12

UN expresses concern about racial discrimination in Mexico; the government sets sights on South American opportunities and Guillermo del Toro will direct new version of a Disney classic.


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The Caribbean 20/02/2012

First Lady makes a pledge to end femicide in the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rican politicians are questioned about ethics and payment irregularities.


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Peru 20/02/2012

Prison break in Puno; wanted terrorist captured; severe rains hit Ancash; social inclusion talks between Peru and Ecuador; children on benefits discovered without documentation.


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Colombia this week

Priests contracted assassins in suicide pact, Luis Carlos Restrepo attacks the Santos government and Salvatore Mancuso admits responsibility in Mapiripán massacre.


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Venezuela 20/02/2012

Chávez camp accused of anti-semitic smear campaign against opposition candidate Capriles; Dudamel wins his first Grammy; and carnival kicks off in Caracas.