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Paraguay: OEA delays decision

The OEA delays decision on Paraguay; José Manuel Bóbeda sparks controversy with homophobic diatribe; Hugo Chávez fuels the fire between Paraguay and Venezuela; Cartes hits back at drug allegations The…




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Paraguay 14.1.12

Foot-and-mouth outbreak takes its toll on the economy; Paraguayan musicians survive the Costa Concordia disaster; Minister of Education calls for an improvement in sex education.


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Mexico 08/01/2012

Thousands of Mexican migrants return home from the US; former international football player is arrested for role in kidnapping ring; City of Mexico celebrates end of festive season with 10…


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Brazil 20/11/11

Rio police launch investigation into Chevron oil spill, S&P upgrade Brazil’s credit rating, and census results reveal historic Afro-Brazilian majority.


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Brazil 01/08/11

The official report into the 2009 Air France crash is rejected by victims’ families group, Argentina’s Kirchner pays a visit and a journalist is murdered in Mato Grosso.


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The Caribbean 28/02/2011

The Dominican economy and agricultural sector are adversely affected by increasing oil prices, whilst in Puerto Rico, a member of the Chamber of Representatives tests positive for cocaine.


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The Caribbean 14/02/2011

Dominican Republic helps form network for protection of migrants, while in Puerto Rico, Senator Soto calls for investigation into the legalization of drugs.


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Venezuela 16/01/11

Site of natural beauty threatened by tourist economy, occupations of idle land spring up in Maracaibo, and Chávez releases Annual Review.


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Uruguay 16/01/11

Nobel laureate, Mario Vargas Llosa, meets former Uruguayan presidents, and new statistics show that despite gloomy economic forecast over 80 Uruguayans  are repatriating every month.


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Venezuela 02/01/11

‘Cheap dollar’ scrapped as controlled currency is devalued sparking fears over troubled economy, whilst ex-President Andrés Pérez to be buried in Caracas.


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Ecuador 02/01/11

Despite radical restructuring in tax and oil revenue Ecuador shows second slowest rate of growth in South America.


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Uruguay 26/12/10

Two fires disrupt Montevideo on Christmas morning as President Mujica prepares to visit Brazil for the inauguration of new President Dilma Rousseff.


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Brazil 12/12/10

President-elect Rousseff announced key members of her cabinet, while economic growth slowed and climate conference earns a lukewarm reception.


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Bolivia 28/11/10

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