August 2012





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Chile: Piñera visits troubled Aysén region

President Piñera meets with leaders of the Aysén Social Movement; Judges sentence three executives in the 2007 case of a tainted dietary supplement; Academic unions plan National March for Education.




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Paraguay: 2013 elections are confirmed

Dates for 2013 elections are confirmed; Paraguayan Senate votes against Venezuela’s Mercosur membership once again; Franco causes controversy on visit to Curuguaty



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Cuba: Island recovers from Isaac

Eastern Cuba recovers from Tropical Storm Isaac; dissidents denounce ‘wave of repression’; Nyad abandons fourth attempt at Cuba-Florida swim.









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Ecuador: Diplomatic row with Britain over Assange

Assange gives public speech after 2 months in Ecuadorian embassy whilst Britain and Ecuador’s diplomatic row over his asylum request has stirred the waters of Latin American organisations. Assange gives…