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-In spite of a recent attack that left 13 Colombian soldiers dead, peace talks between the Colombian government and the FARC continue, in an attempt to end civil war and conflict that has lasted nearly 50 years and left tens … Continue reading

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-Former president and convicted human rights violator Alberto Fujimori is planning on asking for a pardon from his prison sentence due to health issues in a move that would undo years of efforts for justice for the victims of his … Continue reading

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-Last week may have seen the suspension of Paraguay and inclusion of Venezuela into Mercosul, but at least one Brazilian businessman from São Paulo believes that the political role of the trade bloc means it is on its way out. -Paraguay … Continue reading

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-With just over a month to go before the Mexican Presidential Election, center-left candidate Manuel López Obrador has narrowed the gap, and is now trailing PRI-candidate and frontrunner Enrique Peña Nieto by only four percentage points in one poll. -Venezuelan … Continue reading

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-Brazilian military police forcefully removed around 300 families from a camping site in Minas Gerais this weekend (photos available here). Members of the Movimento da Luta nos Bairros, Vilas e Favelas (“Movement for Struggle in Neighborhoods, Boroughs and Favelas”; MLB) had created … Continue reading

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-It has been a terrible week for journalists in Latin America. Earlier this week, a Brazilian journalist from the country’s Northeast who often covered crime was shot six times and killed while eating dinner at a restaurant, marking the fourth … Continue reading

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-In a case of taking veritas in the theatre too far, a Brazilian actor portraying Judas in a passion play in Brazil is in a medically-induced coma after nearly strangling himself to death while re-enacting the death of Judas. -In more … Continue reading

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-A Guatemalan judge has denied dictator and ex-general Efraín Ríos Montt’s claim that an amnesty protects him from prosecution for human rights violations his regime committed, leaving the general open to more genocide charges. Ríos Montt governed from 1981-1982 during a … Continue reading

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-While the United States tries to address its deficit by cutting military spending, a new study suggests that defense spending in Latin American countries is on the rise, with the main expenses being arms sales from China. Meanwhile, Adam Isacson … Continue reading

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-In another reminder that the drug war is a hemispheric and global problem, a new report points to the ways that gangs in places like San Antonio, El Paso, and Southern Texas are tied to Mexican drug cartels. -A Cuban … Continue reading

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