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Bolivia has passed a law allowing children to work from the age of 10

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Bolivia has passed a law allowing children to work from the age of 10 as long as they also attend school and are self-employed. The...

Ladies in White members were detained during a protest march in Cuba

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Cuban opposition activist group "Ladies in White" says dozens of its members were detained during a protest march. The women, who were freed after several...

Vladimir Putin has been holding bilateral talks with President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner during his visit to Argentina

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Vladimir Putin is visiting Argentina as part of his Latin American tour in an apparent bid to seek allies to counter US and Western...

Vladimir Putin has begun his Latin American tour by visiting Cuba,

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President Vladimir Putin has begun his Latin American tour by visiting Cuba, in an apparent bid to seek allies to counter US and Western...

President Dilma Rousseff has urged Brazilians to bounce back after the national soccer team devastating 7-1 World Cup defeat against Germany

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President Dilma Rousseff has urged Brazilians to bounce back after the national soccer team devastating 7-1 World Cup defeat against Germany. "Like all Brazilians, I...

The bridge has collapsed on a bus in the Brazilian World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte

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A bridge has collapsed on a bus in the Brazilian World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte, reportedly killing at least two people.The overpass...

The number of suspected and confirmed cases of chikungunya virus in Caribbean countries has risen sharply over past weeks

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According to health officials, the number of suspected and confirmed cases of chikungunya virus in Caribbean countries has risen sharply over past weeks. Tens of...

The rumors about a possible romance between Amado Boudou and Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner ran like wildfire in Buenos Aires

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In an unauthorized biography of Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, author Lindner Franco tells about lovers, bookmarks, money, business and power are the...

Amado Boudou is accused of using shell companies and secret middlemen to gain control of the company that was given contracts to print the Argentine peso

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An Argentine judge has charged VP Amado Boudou in a corruption case. Amado Boudou is suspected of using his influence when he was economy minister...

Costa Rica's newly elected President Luis Guillermo Solis has passed a decree banning his name being put on plaques at public works

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Costa Rica's newly elected President Luis Guillermo Solis has passed a decree banning his name being put on plaques at public works. Luis Guillermo Solis,...

Inca Empire’s Qhapaq Nan road system has been granted World Heritage by UNESCO

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Inca Empire’s Qhapaq Nan road system has been granted World Heritage status by the UN cultural agency, UNESCO. The Qhapaq Nan roads go through six...

President Dilma Rousseff has been officially endorsed by the governing Workers Party to run for re-election in October

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Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff has been officially endorsed by the governing Workers Party to run for re-election in October. Speaking to party delegates in Brasilia,...

Six cases of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus have been confirmed in Cuba

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Six cases of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus have been confirmed in Cuba, health authorities say. Cuba is the latest Caribbean nation to confirm cases of...

American Airlines is cutting almost 80 percent of its flights to Venezuela

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American Airlines has announced it is cutting almost 80% of its flights to Venezuela from next month. From July 2, American Airlines will operate only...

Juan Manuel Santos has been re-elected as Colombia's president in the most dramatic presidential contest in years

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Juan Manuel Santos has been re-elected as Colombia's president in the most dramatic presidential contest in years. Juan Manuel Santos won 51% of votes and...

Oscar Ivan Zuluaga defeated Juan Manuel Santos in the first round of vote by a narrow margin

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Colombians are voting in a runoff election between incumbent President Juan Manuel Santos and his conservative rival Oscar Ivan Zuluaga. The campaign has been dominated...

Sao Paulo riot police have used tear gas to break up a protest against Brazil’s World Cup, hours before the opening match

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Sao Paulo riot police have used tear gas to break up a protest against Brazil’s World Cup, hours before the opening match. At least one...

President Dilma Rousseff says Brazil is ready for the football World Cup 2014

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President Dilma Rousseff says Brazil is ready for the football World Cup which starts on Thursday. In a TV address, Dilma Rousseff said "the pessimists"...

Salvador Sanchez Ceren has been sworn in as El Salvador’s president

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Former El Salvador’s left-wing rebel leader Salvador Sanchez Ceren has been sworn in as the country’s president. Salvador Sanchez Ceren, 69, of the FMLN party,...

Edinho has been sentenced to 33 years in jail for laundering money raised from drug trafficking.

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Edson Cholbi Nascimento, usually known as Edinho and the son of the Brazilian football legend Pele, has been sentenced to 33 years in jail...

American Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donohue arrived in Cuba to assess the economic changes taking place under President Raul Castro

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An American Chamber of Commerce delegation has begun its first visit to Cuba in 15 years. Chamber president Thomas Donohue said he was in Cuba...

Riot police fired tear gas at anti-World Cup and indigenous demonstrators in Brasilia

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Brazilian riot police fired tear gas at anti-World Cup and indigenous demonstrators in the capital, Brasilia. Stones were hurled at security forces as hundreds of...

It is not known why the fire started, but Colombian media said the bus may have been used for smuggling petrol

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A Colombian bus has caught fire near the city of Fundacion, killing at least 30 people, most of them believed to be children under...

Thousands of protesters in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro marched against the cost of hosting the football World Cup in Brazil

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Thousands of protesters in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro who marched against the cost of hosting the football World Cup in Brazil have...

Mexico has begun to swear in members of self-defense groups for its newly created rural police force in Michoacan

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Mexico has begun to swear in members of self-defense groups for its newly created rural police force, as part of a drive to disarm...

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