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-Colombia’s FARC has announced a cease-fire as peace talks to end a nearly-50 year civil war take place between one of the largest guerrilla forces and the Colombian government. -In an ironic twist of history, Spain has asked Latin American … Continue reading

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-In Chile, protests erupted as the country commemorated the 39th anniversary of the military coup that overthrew democratically-elected president Salvador Allende. The protests turned violent, however, leaving one officer dead and at least 255 people under arrest. -After conflicting reports of … Continue reading

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As I was absent from blogging the past several days, a lot of worthwhile news came out of Latin America, so today will have two posts on news from around the region (the second will come later today). -Former Guatemalan … Continue reading

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-Lloyd Brevett, the bassist for foundational Jamaican band The Skatalites, has passed away at the age of 80. -Rio de Janeiro has joined São Paulo in combating visual pollution by tearing down billboards and banners that pepper buildings throughout the city. I … Continue reading

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-Jamaicans are outraged after police killed a 13-year old girl, two elderly men, and three others (though residents say the number of those killed is greater than 6) when they invaded a poor neighborhood. Police allegedly were engaged in a … Continue reading

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-Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller said in an AP interview that she will seek to completely sever Jamaica’s ties with Queen Elisabeth, who remains the titular head-of-state for the Caribbean nation. Simpson Miller has her hopes that Jamaica can … Continue reading

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While at the AHA, a decent number of stories came out of Latin America late last week. -Ecuadoran courts upheld an $18 billion judgement against Chevron for the deaths and damages (human and environmental) caused when the company dumped millions … Continue reading

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