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Evo Morales has overseen strong economic growth since taking office in 2006

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Evo Morales is claiming a third term in office win in Bolivia’s presidential elections. "This win is a triumph for anti-imperialists and anti-colonialists," Evo Morales...

The 43 students were last seen being pushed into police vans after a protest in Guerrero state on September 26

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Mexican authorities say that some bodies found in shallow graves near the town of Iguala are not those of students missing after clashes with...

Venezuela must pay Exxon Mobil $1.6 billion in compensation for expropriated assets

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An international arbitration tribunal has decided that Venezuela must pay Exxon Mobil $1.6 billion in compensation for expropriated assets. Exxon had claimed up to $16.6...

Forty three missing students who vanished last month after clashing with police in the town of Iguala

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Multiple protests are being held in cities across Mexico against the disappearance of students in the southern town of Iguala on September 26. The students...

Eleven people from Colombian tribe Wiwa have been killed by lightning during a religious ceremony in Sierra Nevada mountains

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Eleven people from Colombian tribe Wiwa have been killed by lightning during a religious ceremony in Sierra Nevada mountains. Leaders from the Wiwa ethnic group...

Former Haiti President Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier has died of a heart attack in the capital Port-au-Prince at the age of 63

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Former Haiti President Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier has died of a heart attack in the capital Port-au-Prince at the age of 63, official sources...

Argentina has been found in contempt of court for refusing to obey an order to repay the debt it owes to two US hedge funds

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New York Judge Thomas Griesa has ruled that the Republic of Argentina is in contempt of court for refusing to obey an order to...

Cy Tokmakjian was detained in Cuba in 2011 as part an anti-corruption operation

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Cy Tokmakjian, the president of a Canadian transport company, has been sentenced by a Cuban court to 15 years in jail for bribery. Cy Tokmakjian,...

Ernesto and Hugo perfumes were unveiled on September 25 by state laboratory Labiofam in Havana

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The Cuban government has said it will take disciplinary action against state-owned pharmaceutical company Labiofam that created perfumes named Ernesto Che Guevara and Hugo...

Brazilian researchers in Rio de Janeiro have released thousands of mosquitoes infected with Wolbachia bacteria that suppress dengue fever

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Brazil has released thousands of mosquitoes infected with Wolbachia bacteria that suppress dengue fever. Researchers hope the good mosquitoes will multiply, breed and become the...

The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory is expected to rise over 1,000ft from the ground

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A giant observation tower is under construction in the heart of the Amazon basin to monitor climate change. The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory is expected...

The Mexican authorities have declared a maximum alert for Baja California as Hurricane Odile will hit the region in the coming hours

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Hurricane Odile will hit the southern end of Mexico's Baja California peninsula in the coming hours, the US National Hurricane Center says. Officials described the...

A small meteorite hit Managua on September 6

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A small meteorite hit the Nicaraguan capital, Managua, on September 6, government officials say. Residents reported hearing a loud bang and feeling the impact, which...

The commemoration of late Hugo Chavez with a rewriting of the Christian Lord's Prayer is causing controversy in Venezuela

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The commemoration of late Hugo Chavez with a rewriting of the Christian Lord's Prayer is causing controversy in Venezuela. Venezuela's Roman Catholic Church is denouncing...

Hundreds of thousands of fish have been washed up on the shores of Lake Cajititlan in Jalisco over the past week

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Mexican authorities have issued an environmental alert after hundreds of thousands of fish have been washed up on the shores of Lake Cajititlan in...

Brazil's presidential candidates have taken part in the first TV debate of the campaign

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Brazil's presidential candidates have taken part in the first TV debate of the campaign. Incumbent President Dilma Rousseff faced her main rivals Marina Silva of...

Rioters in a Brazilian jail in the southern city of Cascavel have killed four fellow inmates and injured several others

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Rioters in a Brazilian jail in the southern city of Cascavel have killed four fellow inmates and injured several others, police say. At least 700...

Peru quake occurred about 13 hours after a 6-magnitude temblor shook Northern California

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A 7-magnitude earthquake has struck near Puquio, central Peru, on August 24, the US Geological Survey has said. There were no immediate reports of damage...

A mandatory fingerprinting system will placed in Venezuela’s supermarkets to combat food shortages and smuggling

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A mandatory fingerprinting system will placed in Venezuela’s supermarkets to combat food shortages and smuggling, President Nicolas Maduro has announced. Nicolas Maduro said the system...

Marina Silva has been formally named as the Brazilian Socialist Party’s new presidential candidate

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Marina Silva has been formally named as the Brazilian Socialist Party’s new presidential candidate. Environmental campaigner Marina Silva, 56, replaces the late Eduardo Campos, who...

Three relatives of Pope Francis have been killed in a car crash in Argentina

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Three relatives of Pope Francis have been killed when their car slammed into the back of a truck on a highway in central Argentina,...

Pope Francis has lifted a ban the Catholic Church put on the beatification of murdered Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero over his suspected Marxist ideas

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Pope Francis has lifted a ban the Catholic Church put on the beatification of murdered Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero over his suspected Marxist ideas. An...

Lieutenant-General Ricardo Izurieta took over from General Augusto Pinochet as commander-in-chief of the Army in March 1998

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Ricardo Izurieta, Chile’s ex-army commander, has passed away at his home aged 71. Gen. Ricardo Izurieta succeeded Augusto Pinochet as army commander in 1998, during...

Marina Silva is expected to replace late Eduardo Campos to run for Brazil’s president in October

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Marina Silva, Brazil’s ex-environment minister, would replace former presidential candidate Eduardo Campos, who was killed in a plane crash on August 13. Marina Silva is...

The Brazilian Air Force says the black box recovered from the wreckage of the plane crash that killed Eduardo Campos did not record his flight

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According to the Brazilian Air Force (FAB), the black box recovered from the wreckage of the plane crash that killed Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo...