September 2012


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Peru: protestor shot

Protestor Death; ‘Human rights watch’ intervention; Child killed in crossfire; 350 Kg of Cocaine seized





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Chile: Chile hosts Mexico’s president-elect

Piñera and Peña Nieto meet to discuss bilateral relations; Chile braces for budget debate; Agrosuper rejects decision to close pig farm in Atacama; Rumor of Chilean author’s death circulates on…


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Paraguay: 5 killed in powerful storm

Five killed and thousands left homeless after storm ravages suburb of Asunción; controversy over repatriation of Stroessner’s remains; EPP has ‘grown considerably’


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Cuba: Intellectuals vs. Reggaeton

Cuba’s artists and intellectuals take on reggaeton; dissidents end hunger strike whilst independent journalist is arrested; trial date set for Spaniard charged with death of Payá.









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Chile: Nation celebrates Fiestas Patrias

Exodus from Santiago for five-day holiday weekend; Death of national police officer sparks controversy; Investigation confirms the suicide of former president Salvador Allende.



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Cuba: Census counts Cubans

Cuba launches its eighteenth census; blackout leaves half the island in the dark; dissidents lead mass hunger strike; MINREX willing to negotiate for Gross.



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Paraguay: EPP attacks leave two dead

EPP attacks leave two dead; Franco sparks controversy with talks over genetically modified seeds; Renate Costa’s ‘Resistente’ is screened in Venice




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Brazil: good times for automakers

Cars are more expensive in Brazil than elsewhere; the government might change its deficit criteria; and banks are lowering lending cost.


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Chile: Senate rejects tax reform

Senate rejects government’s tax reform bill; Peaceful student march ends with clashes and controversy; Chile’s population up 10% since 2002