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Chile 28/11/10

As Piñera jets off on a diplomatic trip to Lima, the nation is still beset by industrial action and the central government in Santiago is under attack from the opposition…


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Argentina 28/11/10

Trains, planes and automobiles: Scandal surrounds Ex transport Minister Jaime Ricardo this week as a raft of emails uncovered by the judiciary reveal the full extent of illicit rent seeking.



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Brazil 28/11/10

State strikes notorious Rio Slum, and Brazil under Rousseff: a more egalitarian government


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Haiti 28/11/10

Presidential voting goes ahead against a backdrop of disease and fraud accusations.


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Mexico 28/11/10

US Ambassador questions Mexican approach to quelling violence. ‘Narcotunnel’ discovered in Tijuana and confusion over fate of kidnapped senator.


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Venezuela 28/11/10

Torrential rain continues leaving 16 dead in its wake, while the president of Globovisión has struck out against Chávez.


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Peru 28/11/10

Chilean State Visit to Lima bears no immediate results and Peru found guilty of being the largest producers of counterfeit US dollars


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The World-View 28/11/10

As a global climate change summit begins in Cancún, South America has adopted a common negotiating front amid bellicose rhetoric and reminders of previous frustrations.


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Bolivia 28/11/10

New taxes imposed on churches, the currency appreciates and Morales attacks US foreign policy.




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Peru 21/11/10

Drug Control Up Devida, the National Commission for the Development of Drug-free Life, is to meet on 23 November in Tumbes to discuss improving controls on the Peru-Ecuador border in…


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Chile 21/11/10

As Brad Pitt makes a bid for the film rights to the frenziedly mediatized story of the Copiapó miners, the mining industry has been the focus of political protest across…


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Bolivia 21/11/10

The body of Ramón Choque, one of the two miners trapped in the Hampaturi mine, has been recovered. His colleagues, who found his helmet on Saturday, were able to free…


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Venezuela 21/11/10

Throughout the week, Caracas has been disrupted by several manifestations of social unrest, provoked by wage disputes in the health sector and disruptions to the capital’s metro service. Heavy rain…


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The Caribbean 21/11/10

This week, as the number of victims lost to cholera exceeds 1,200 in Haiti, the Dominican Republic has had its first cases of the disease. After the discovery on Tuesday…


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Uruguay 21/11/10

Strike Action in Uruguay Intensifies. After eight months in government, President Mujica’s administration’s most serious struggle is taking place in what was an improbable social sphere of opposition, the workers…


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Ecuador 21/11/10

The week began with breaking news: it came to light that in the early hours of November the 15th, the Colombian military had bombed a FARC camp in the Ipiales…


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Mexico 21/11/10

Ex-governor of Colima, Jesus Silverio Cavazos was gunned down outside his home on Sunday. He died from his injuries in a private hospital shortly after the attack.  President Calderon has…


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Argentina 21/11/10

On Friday this week students, activists and union-members took to the streets of Buenos Aires to mark the passing of a month since the death of Mariano Ferreyra, the Argentine…


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The World-View 21/11/10

A Central American border dispute escalated on Thursday, as Costa Rica filed a lawsuit against Nicaragua at the International Court of Justice in The Hague.


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Colombia 21/11/10

On celebrating the first 100 days of his presidency, Juan Manuel Santos insisted that his government of ´National Unity´ was producing results. The governing coalition, which includes the Conservatives, Liberals,…


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Argentina 16/10/2010

The credibility of Argentina politics has been seriously jeopardised this week following an allegation of vote-buying in the House of Deputies.