October 2012







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Chile: Citizens vote in municipal elections

Chileans vote in municipal elections; four Carabineros charged with corruption; Mapuche prisoners end hunger strike; Public Works Ministry announces plan to improve Santiago airport








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Cuba: Hurricane Sandy leaves 11 dead

Hurricane Sandy leaves 11 dead and widespread damage; government announces further changes to migratory reform; Fidel lays death rumours to rest.






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Torre David: vertical slum?

The fascinating story of the Centro Financiero Confinanzas is the subject of Adam Fry’s exploration into the interaction between urban space and the residents of Venezuela’s capital, Caracas. To those…



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Economy: Latin America challenges China

President of Inter-American Development Bank challenges China; Colombia and Venezuela struggle to implement customs agreement; Venezuela to complete Mercosur integration plan by end of 2012; Capital flows into Peru on the rise;…




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Chile: Investigative Police face arrest, scandal

Chile’s Investigative Police sees members arrested over alleged misconduct and corruption; Government’s handling of Mapuche conflict criticized at home and abroad; US rights group honors Chile’s student leaders.